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FBI Joins Philadelphia Police to Investigate Possible New Threats Against Officers

philadelphia-police-badgeBy Steve Neavling

Just days after an ISIS supporter ambushed Philadelphia Police Officer Jesse Hartnett, a disturbing tip suggests a possible new threat against the city’s cops, CBS Philly reports. 

The FBI has joined police to investigate the possibility of new attacks.

Police are trying to determine whether Edward Archer was part of a wider threat against police after he shot the 33-year-old officer inside his patrol car.

“I just got off the phone with the agent in charge of the FBI and he gave me an update that’s pretty much status quo, but they are looking to put their hands on some folks just to talk to them,” Police Commissioner Richard Ross told Eyewitness News.

An anonymous informant warned that the “threat is not over” and that Archer was “part of a group of three others and is not the most radical of the four.”

Officers have been ordered to drive with a partner.

“We have to do it, in light of the information we received yesterday. We’d be remiss if we didn’t look at that. We still don’t know if there is anything more involved,” the commissioner said.

Did actor Sean Penn Break the Law by Meeting with Fugitive Drug Lord ‘El Chapo?’

Sean Penn, via Wikipedia.

Sean Penn, via Wikipedia.

By Steve Neavling

Federal authorities said actor Sean Penn’s secret meeting with notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman set the stage for capturing the fugitive.

But did Penn break the law by interviewing Guzman?

Penn met with Guzman while an international manhunt was underway for Guzman.

Penn said he used burner phones and other methods to dodge detection.

But it’s not illegally to meet with someone who is a fugitive from justice, BBC reports, citing law enforcement experts.

“Simply having contact with a known narco-trafficker is not the basis of prosecution,” said Daniel Richman, a professor of law at Columbia University and a former federal prosecutor.

What’s illegal is to help a fugitive avoid capture or to interfere with the manhunt.

“There don’t seem to be signs that Mr Penn is guilty of that, or that authorities in the US or Mexico will file criminal charges against him,” BBC wrote.

Secret Service Agent Severely Injured in Car Crash Gets Married

Garrett FitzGerald tied the knot. Photo via GoFundMe.

Garrett FitzGerald tied the knot. Photo via GoFundMe.

By Steve Neavling

A Secret Service agent who was severely injured in a car crash in New Hampshire last month didn’t let his injuries stop him from getting married.

The New York Post reports that Garrett FitzGerald, who can’t stand on his own, because of a spinal cord injury, tied the knot Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

FitzGerald, who was part of Hillary Clinton’s protective detail when the crash occurred, was one of four Secret Service agents involved in a car crash on Dec. 29 in Wakefield, New Hampshire.

A GoFundMe page also was created to help raise funds for FitzGerald.

Other Stories of Interest

FBI Expands Investigation of Hillary Clinton Over Her Public Charity

Hillary_Clinton_official_Secretary_of_State_portrait_cropBy Steve Neavling

The FBI is expanding its investigation of Hillary Clinton to determine whether her use of a private email account amounted to public corruption, Fox News reports.

The FBI has been focusing on the mishandling of classified information, but three intelligence sources said the investigation now includes whether there’s an “intersection” between the Clinton Foundation work and State Department business.

“The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed,” one source said.

Clinton said she was not aware of an expanded investigation.

The Clinton Foundation, a public charity that raised $144 million in 2013, may have benefited from her work when she was secretary of state, the sources said.

“Many previous public corruption cases have been made and successfully prosecuted with much less evidence than what is emerging in this investigation,” an intelligence source told Fox News.

How Infamous Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Tried to Escape As Marines Converged on Him

'El Chapo' Guzman

‘El Chapo’ Guzman

By Steve Neavling

When Mexican security forces converged on a hideout used by notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Friday, he fled through a secret doorway behind a mirror and descended into a tunnel leading to the city’s drains, Reuters reports. 

For hours, Guzman was underground as Marines searched the house where the infamous boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel was living.

As rain began to flow through the city’s drain, Guzman emerged from a manhole cover and stole a car before he was finally captured, ending a months-long manhunt, Reuters wrote.

Mexican officials began extradition proceedings, which means Guzman may be sent to a U.S. prison.