A state investigation into the mysterious fatal shooting of a friend of Boston Marathon bomber Tamerian Tsaranev during an FBI interview is expected to be released next month.
The Boston Herald reports that Florida state Attorney Jeffrey Ashton anticipates releasing the report by the end of March.
The Florida investigation is one of three into what happened to 27-year-old Ibragim Todashev when he was being interview by FBI agents and state police at his Orlando apartment.
Posted: February 27th, 2014 under News Story.
Tags: Boston Marathon bombing, FBI, Florida, Ibragim Todash, Tamerlan Tsarnaev
A Florida Republican discovered a quick way to get a visit from the Secret Service.
The Daily Caller reports that an African American candidate for state assembly tweeted Tuesday that he believes President Obama should be arrested and hanged.
But the candidate, Joshua Black, didn’t stop there.
He posted this on Facebook:
To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason, this is the man who droned Al-Awaki on “suspicion of terrorism”–not proof–and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son.
This is also the man who sought to have Bradley Manning and Eric Snowden executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone, nor does the US government pretend to believe that they cost any spies their lives.
This would be exactly what the President has done to others, and, as Jesus said, “the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.” I make no apologies for saying that the President is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.
So, don’t stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him. Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him.
Although Black later insisted he was “not threatening the president,” the Secret Service gave him a house visit, the Daily Caller wrote.
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Posted: January 23rd, 2014 under News Story.
Tags: Florida, joshua black, Obama, Republican, Secret Service, treason
Be careful when choosing your victim.
Three workers in southern Florida are accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of electrical wire from the FBI, the Miami Herald reports.
But federal prosecutors recently dismissed the theft complaint, putting the decision to charge in the hands of state prosecutors in Broward County.
“Our understanding is the matter is not closed, but will likely be pursued by the Broward state attorney’s office in January,” said Miami criminal defense attorney, Brian Bieber, who is representing one of the three men, Robert Gesek.
Posted: January 3rd, 2014 under News Story.
Tags: Broward County, FBI, Florida, theft
A Florida man was arrested for impersonating a Homeland Security officer after he pulled over a Tampa police officer in a traffic stop, ABC Action News reports.
Police said Jonathan Charles Stevens, 24, activated flashing red-and-blue emergency lights on his white Chevy Tahoe.
Stevens even called dispatch to report the pullover.
It didn’t take long for authorities to realize Stevens was not a federal officer, ABC Action News reported.
Posted: December 31st, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: Florida, Homeland Security, impersonating an officer, police officer, Tampa
The NAACP in Florida is asking the Justice Department to investigate an unusual number of arrests at a convenience store in Miami Gardens, CBS Miami reports.
Civil rights leaders are concerned about numerous arrests following police activity at the 207 Quickstop.
One employee, for example, was cited for trespassing more than 60 times despite working at the store, CBS Miami wrote.
“The citizens are outraged. So many complaints have been rolling in about how they’re being treated.We know there is a lot of crime in Miami Gardens. We are not supporting criminals. This is not that point at all. This is about ensuring that those who are law-abiding citizens are not abused. Even if they are criminals, there is a way to deal with criminals,” said Adora Obi Nweze, president of the NAACP Florida State Conference.
An officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said police are stopping people only to meet quotas.
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Posted: December 10th, 2013 under News Story.
Tags: arrests, convenience stores, DOJ, Florida, Justice Department, Miami Gardens, naacp, quotas
The father of the Chechen man who was fatally shot during an FBI interview in Orlando plans to speak out Tuesday at a press conference, The Orland Sentinel reports.
Abdulbaki Todashev recently traveled from Russia to the U.S. in search of answers about his son, Ibragim Todashev, a friend of one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
The FBI has refused to release any details about the fatal shooting during an interrogation at Todashev’s home in May.
During the press conference, Todashev plans to update the public on what he has learned and the status of a separate investigation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Sentinel reported.
Posted: August 8th, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: Abdulbaki Todashev, Chechnya, council on american islamic relations, Fatal shooting, FBI, Florida, Ibragim Todashev, interrogation, orlando
Tired of the FBI’s refusal to describe what happened when an agent shot and killed Ibragim Todashev in an Orlando condo, the ACLU is urging Florida authorities to investigate, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The ACLU also wants to know about the Orlando police officer who was at the condo when the May 22 shooting occurred.
Orlando police won’t even confirm any of their officers were in the condo, according to the Sentinel.
Todashev, who is Chechen, was said to be friend’s with the Boston Marathon bomber who was killed.
The ACLU said the FBI “has fostered widespread public distrust.”
Posted: July 23rd, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: ACLU, Boston Marathon, Boston Marathon bombings, Florida, Ibragim Todashev, orlando
The Sanford Police won’t return to George Zimmerman his gun and other evidence used at his murder trial after the FBI urged against giving back the weapon, The Orlando Sentinel reports.
It’s a sign that the Justice Department is moving forward with an investigation into whether Zimmerman violated the civil rights of Trayvon Martin, a black, unarmed 17-year-old who was shot dead, The Orlando Sentinel wrote.
The request comes less than a week after a six-member jury acquitted Zimmerman following 16 hours of deliberations.
“The evidence is just in a hold status, pending their DOJ investigation,” Sanford police spokesman Capt. Jim McAuliffe told the Sentinel.
Posted: July 19th, 2013 under FBI, News Story.
Tags: civil rights, DOJ, FBI, Florida, george zimmerman, Justice Department, sanford, trayvon martin