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Woman Used Superglue to Repair Son’s Genitals After Trying to Pull them Off

Steve Neavling

The FBI arrested a civilian at a military base for nearly tearing off her son’s penis and testicles and then using superglue to try fix the injuries, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Jennifer Marie Vargas, 34, was charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The father, who is enlisted in the Army, came home and found the boy’s bloody underwear on his son, who was crying in an upstairs bedroom.

There was a 4-centimeter-long laceration in the boy’s scrotum and bruising on his penis, the Express News reported.

“Due to the child’s extreme physical pain, the medical staff had to administer medication,” the affidavit said. “The child was taken into surgery to repair the damage to his scrotum.”


Is FBI Racially Profiling? ACLU Loses Court Battle to Find Out

Steve Neavling

The FBI does not have to publicly release records on its use of ethnic and racial data, the Star-Ledger reports.

The ACLU sued for the records, worried that FBI guidelines foe 2008 were encouraging racial profiling.

The guidelines were revised to allow agents to engage in “limited” racial and ethnic profiling, the Star-Ledger reported.

The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the ACLU’s claims, saying that the FBI had “amply justified” the withholding of the records.

“We are deeply disappointed by this decision, which denies the public’s right to know which New Jersey communities the FBI is spying on through its secretive racial mapping intelligence program,” said Nusrat Choudhury, an ACLU National Security Project attorney who helped litigate the case.

Surviving Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect May Argue Brother Was Influence

Steve Neavling

Should Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be given the death penalty?

Legal experts said his lawyers may try to avoid the death penalty by arguing their client was under the influence of his brother, who recently was implicated in a past triple murder, Time reports.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys are trying to access records that suggest his now-dead brother committed a 2011 triple murder – a revelation made public Monday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attorneys said they have evidence that their client’s involvement has “mitigating information.”

The 20-year-old faces 30 federal charges in the twin bombings on April 15 that claimed the lives of three people, Time wrote.

Another Former Detroit Public Official Is Accused of Stealing Millions from Taxpayers

Steve Neavling

In the latest raid against public corruption in Detroit, the FBI descended on the home and business of a former Detroit Public Schools official, WXYZ reports.

The FBI said Carolyn Darden was the district’s director of grants when she helped herself to millions of tax dollars.

A federal affidavit accuses her and her husband of mishandling $6 million in grant money from “No Child Left Behind.”

Charges have not yet been filed.

FBI Director Comey Names Bureau’s New National Security Chief

Andrew McCabe/fbi photo

Steve Neavling

The FBI officially named Andrew McCabe to its top national security post.

The long-time terrorism investigator was promoted to assistant director of the National Security Branch, which oversees terrorism-related intelligence, the FBI announced.

McCabe, who began his career in 1996 with the bureau’s organized crime squad in New York, was the first director of the High-Value Interrogation Group, which was established by President Obama’s administration to crack down on terrorism.