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Homeland Security Agent Among Those Recovering After Shootout with Suspect

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Homeland Security agent is recovering after he and five local law enforcement officials were wounded during a shootout Friday in suburban Sacramento, the Associated Press reports.

The agent was hospitalized in serious condition this weekend after he was shot in the leg.  Four of the officers were wounded by shrapnel  and were treated and released.  Another officer suffered a jaw wound.

The suspect, Nathan Duran, 32, is accused of attempted murder after he triggered an hour-along standoff that forced the evacuation of nearby homes.

The agent, whose name wasn’t released, was chasing Duran on foot when the suspect shot him.

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FBI Probes Claims That Baltimore Police Falsify Reports to Build Cases

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI is investigating claims that a plainclothes unit of the Baltimore Police Department falsified reports to help their cases, the Baltimore Sun reports.

The complaints come from Kendall Richburg, who served on the Violent Crimes Impact Section and was charged with federal drug and gun offenses.

The Sun reported that Richburg told authorities he was among many on the unit to falsify reports.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Copperthite said Thursday that some cases of improper paperwork were found among his colleagues.

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Newark Star-Ledger: FBI Surveillance’s Lasting Impact Reminiscent of NYPD’s Snooping in Newark

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Newark Star-Ledger 

In its hunt for terrorists, the New York Police Department hid moles in Newark mosques and sent agents into Paterson bodegas. The spying stayed secret until boxes of documents were leaked to the Associated Press.

Here’s what was exposed: The NYPD’s surveillance of New Jersey Muslims never turned up a useful lead. But it bred mistrust in those neighborhoods — of police, the government and each other. The damager will outlast the cops’ cloak-and-dagger failure.

The American Civil Liberties Union has evidence of a nearly identical FBI program to
track and map racial, ethnic and religious groups across the country — under a 2003 law that protects the agency’s profiling. In 2011, ACLU lawyers sued for details about who, where and how the feds are watching these communities. This week, a federal appeals court ruled the FBI can keep its spy mission secret.

No one doubts the value of national security. But dangerous, discriminatory policies — particularly those directed at Muslim Americans since 9/11 — undermine trust between law enforcement and those communities. In the end, we’re all less safe.

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Suspects in Benghazi Attacks Not on State Department’s ‘Rewards for Justice’

 

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Former NSA Chief Finds Himself Spied On During a Train Ride with Reporters

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The former NSA chief who oversaw the controversial warrantless surveillance found out what it’s like to be spied on Thursday.

While on an Amtrack train, a passenger overheard Michael Hayden complaining about the current administration to reporters in an off-the-record conversation, USA Today reports.

The passenger also happened to be MoveOn activist Tom Matzzie, who tweeted about Hayden’s conversation. “Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing ‘on background as a former senior admin official’ Sounds defensive,” Matzzie (@tommatzzie) wrote initially.

Hayden is a four-star general who headed the CIA and NSA under President George W. Bush, USA Today wrote.

FBI, Police Take Novel Approach to Find Man Pointing Laser Beams at Descending Airplanes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

When someone began pointing a high-powered laser beam at airplanes descending into Portland International Airport, police and FBI agents were determined to capture the perpetrator.

The Oregonian reports that agents and police flew planes over the area after dark until they could determine where the big green light was coming from.

After pinpointing an apartment building in Portland’s northeast side, authorities secretly installed surveillance until they could determine who was using the laser, which can be blinding to pilots.

The suspect, Stephen Bukucs, was arrested.

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

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

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.”

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