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FBI, Interpol to Work Closely Together to Crack Down on Terrorism, Cybercrime

interpolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

In an effort to crack down on global terrorism and cybercrime, the FBI and Interpol plan to work closer together.

The announcement was made last week after FBI Director James Comey met with Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock in France, Occupational Health and Safety reports.

“International partnerships remain critical as we work to keep our nations safe from crime,” Comey said. “Recent events underscore the pervasive nature of international terrorism and the increased need to share information. Interpol plays a crucial role by ensuring law enforcement agencies have access to real-time intelligence, which assists in identifying and countering common threats in order to protect those we serve.”

Stock applauded the international cooperation.

“As we face an ever-increasing range and scope of crime and terror threats, international cooperation between law enforcement agencies has never been so important,” Stock said. “Interpol plays a unique role in assisting police in each of our 190 member countries to identify and share intelligence leads, bridge information gaps, and disrupt the organized networks behind a range of crimes which are often interlinked. However, this is not possible without the support and input from agencies such as the FBI, and I look forward to our working even more closely in the future to the benefit of the global law enforcement community and citizens worldwide.”

U.S., Russia Try to Repair Decades of Distrust to Protect Each Other from Common Threats

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Mutual distrust between the U.S. and Russia is threatening to jeopardize cooperation between the FBI and Russia’s Federal Security Service, the Washington Post reports.

Cooperation over security threats is guarded and restrained, making it difficult for the two countries to share information about mutual safety concerns.

The Boston Marathon bombing has prompted officials from both countries to try and mend the relationship, according to the Post.

“This tragedy should motivate us to work closer together,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a news conference late last month. “If we combine our efforts, we will not suffer blows like that.”

President Obama made similar statements earlier.

Auto Mechanic Dismissed Claims That He Helped Cop Accused in Cannibalism Case

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A New Jersey auto mechanic was not being serious when he allegedly conspired with a New York City police officer to rape and murder a woman in a cannibalism case, his attorney said in hopes of getting his client’s bail reduced, the Associated Press reports.

In fact, attorney Alice Fontier said her client, 22-year-old Michael Vanhise, wanted the FBI involved in the bizarre case.

“He was happy,” attorney Alice Fontier said of her 22-year-old client, Michael Vanhise. “He was ready and willing to cooperate and help the FBI.”

The attorney said Vanhise went to police on at least four occasions about the NYC cop but was told to go away, the AP wrote.

The officer, Gilberto Valle, is accused in a scheme to kidnap, kill and eat women.

Trenton Mayor Says He’s Providing Answers to FBI

Mayor Tony Mack

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack said he is cooperating with the FBI after agents searched his house and city hall offices, the Courier-Post reports.

But Mack, making his first public appearance since the FBI raided his house and city offices about two weeks ago, declined to answer questions about the focus of the investigation and whether he may be charged with any crimes.

Mack wore a suit, tie and wide grin during his appearance at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a library, the Courier-Post reported.

Asked where he went after the raids, Mack said he was on vacation.