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E-mails to WH Contained Assassination Threats, Racial Slurs

obama-official-photoBy Caitlin Osborne
ticklethewire.com

President Obama continues to be the target of racially motivated hate.

The lastest reminder comes, compliments of Huntsville, Ala. resident Charles Thurman II, 54, who was sentenced last week to four months in jail for reporting false threats to the president.

Turns out, according to his plea agreement, Thurman sent threatening e-mails about the president under the fictitious names  “Wayne Noke” and “Tim Walker” to the White House and FBI earlier this year.

One email said that a process server named  “Jerry Partridge vowed to kill n—- president Barack Obama sometime in 2009. Jerry has numerous guns and will kill the President.”

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Pres. Obama Gives a Pat on Back to NY Terrorism Squad That Busted Up Latest Terror Threat

President Obama visited the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force on Tuesday and said: “Together, your success in thwarting terrorist attacks, the strong intelligence you gathered and the hard-nosed investigations you pursued, has proved to be a model for law enforcement officials across the country.”  The President also commended FBI Director Robert Mueller, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the head of the FBI New York office Joseph Demarest for putting together a “team that is more integrated, more collaborative, and more effective than ever before." /FBI Photo

President Obama visited the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force on Tuesday, which busted up the latest terrorist threat involving suspect Najibullah Zazi, and said: “Together, your success in thwarting terrorist attacks, the strong intelligence you gathered and the hard-nosed investigations you pursued, has proved to be a model for law enforcement officials across the country.” The President also commended FBI Director Robert Mueller, NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly and the head of the FBI New York office Joseph Demarest for putting together a “team that is more integrated, more collaborative, and more effective than ever before." /FBI Photo

President Obama to Visit N.Y. To Pat FBI on Back in Latest Terrorism Case

obama-and-bidenBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — It certainly can’t hurt morale.

President Barack Obama is headed to the Big Apple Tuesday to give a big pat on the back to the FBI for its work on the latest terrorism case involving suspect Najibullah Zazi, who is accused of plotting to kill Americans here at home, Newsday is reporting.

The paper reports that the FBI is still probing three other people suspected of buying chemicals for homemade bombs.

Suspected Killer/Rapist Joe Luis Saenz Latest Addition to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List

saenz-and-murderBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — If notoriety is what you seek, Joe Luis Saenz, this is your lucky day.

With the capture of three of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives since July, there’s been some openings, and Joe Luis Saenz has just been added to the list.

“Starting today, and over the next three days, we will be adding a new name each day to the list,” an FBI press release said Monday.

Joe Luis Saenz is wanted for multiple murders, kidnapping, and rape.

Authorities allege that in 1998, Joe Luis Saenz shot and killed two rival gang members in Los Angeles for ” disrespecting one of the members of his gang. Authorities believe that was just the beginning of his killing spree.”

The FBI alleges that less than two weeks after the gang murders, “Saenz kidnapped, raped, and murdered his girlfriend—the mother of his child—at his grandmother’s home,” according to the press release.

“Saenz, now about 34 years old, is believed to be living in Mexico, working as an enforcer for a drug cartel and traveling with apparent ease across the border into the U.S. using fake identification—“legitimate I.D. fraudulently obtained,” the FBI said.

Since its creation in 1950, 491 fugitives have been named to the list and the lion’s share have been caught.  Two big names still on the loose are Osama bin Laden and Boston Mobster “Whitey” Bulger.

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Ex-Govt. Scientist Snared in Spy Sting in Which FBI Agent Posed as Israeli Mossad Agent

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON –  In a hotel room in Northwest Washington last month, scientist Stewart David Nozette told the other man in the room:

Nozette: I don’t get recruited by Mossad every day. I knew this day would come by the way.

Other man: How’s that.

Nozette: (laughs) I just had a feeling one of these days.

Other man: Really?

Nozette: I knew you guys would show up.

Unfortuantely,  it was bad news for Nozette.  The other man wasn’t really an Israeli Mossad agent.

In fact, on Monday, the suburban D.C. scientist  who had worked for a number of government agencies was arrested on charges of attempted espionage for allegedly trying to pass on highly classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli Mossad agent.

Nozette, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., who had worked in various capacities over the years for the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was charged in a criminal complaint with knowingly and willfully attempting to communicate, deliver, and transmit classified information relating to the national defense of the United States, authorities said.

Authorities said they were not alleging that the Israeli government or anyone else acting on its behalf  had committed any crime.

“The conduct alleged in this complaint is serious and should serve as a warning to anyone who would consider compromising our nation’s secrets for profit,” David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, said in a prepared statement.

He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in D.C. on Tuesday.

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No Joke: Have You Heard About the Official FBI Cologne?

Would J. Edgar Hoover Have Bought a bottle of "Integrity"?/fbi photo
Would J. Edgar Hoover Have Bought a bottle of “Integrity”?/fbi photo

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — And now for the FBI agent who has everything.

The FBI Recreation Association, a non-profit organization which sells official FBI merchandise at headquarters and FBI field offices, has announced on its website that it is selling an official FBI cologne called “Integrity”.

“For the first time ever,  a terrific, light spicy fragrance for the FBI’s man of distinction is now being offered at the RA Services Desk. Purchase a bottle for the man in your life. Only $36.99 a bottle,” the website says.

First off, who knew integrity smelled so good?

Don’t worry ladies. The Association says it will be out with a fragrance for women in 2010.

What would J. Edgar Hoover say?

Who knows?  But the FBI did not have an immediate comment.

By the way, the FBI website says all FBI employees belong to the  FBI Recreation Association free of  charge.

FBI Report Says 41 Law Enforcement Officers “Feloniously Killed” in 2008 inclduing Pitts. FBI Agent

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, 2008

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com
WASHINGTON — A Pittsburgh FBI agent was among 41 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2008 during arrests, tactical situations, surveillance, ambushes or domestic violence, according to an FBI report released Monday.

The number of deaths marked a significant decline from 2007 when 58 officers were killed in what the FBI terms “feloniously killed”. Of those killed in 2008, 37 were men and four were women.

Among those killed was Sam Hicks, an FBI agent in the Pittsburgh field office, who was serving an arrest warrant in Indiana Township, Pa.  on Nov. 19, 2008. The FBI says a woman in the house who was under the influence of drugs fired a single shot and struck Hicks in the chest just above his bullet proof vest.

Here’s some details as listed in an FBI press release:

*Line-of-duty deaths occurred in 19 states;
*The average age of officers feloniously killed was 39 years; the average length of service was 10 years;
*35 were killed with firearms; 29 of them, including Special Agent Hicks, were wearing body armor when they were fatally shot;
*The average age of the alleged offenders was 32;

*36 of the 42 alleged offenders had prior criminal arrests.

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Atlanta Latino Gang Ripping Off Mexican Cartels

atlanta-map1By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Mexican drug cartels, which have flourished in the U.S. and made fortunes, are now bumping up against a little problem in Atlanta: they’re being ripped off by local a local Latino gang that has been known to cut  off  the ears of children, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

FBI Agent John Houston of the Atlanta office told the paper that law enforcement is concerned about the situation, saying the cartels are responding by arming themselves heavily.

Authorities say the a Latino gang in question is “violent, brash and increasing in numbers”, the paper reported.

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