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Secret Service Issues Guidance For Schools to Prevent Shootings

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

In these crazy times, this makes a lot of sense.

The U.S. Secret Service is urging U.S. schools to establish teams that can assess threats and prevent shootings such as the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, USA Today reports.

The Secret Service released a report Thursday offering schools guidance on spotting suspicious behavior and figuring out when and how to intervene, the paper writes. The report was prepared by the National Threat Assessment Center in an effort launched after the Feb. 14 Parkland shooting.

The report recommends the creation of “threat teams” comprised of teachers, coaches, guidance counselors, mental health authorities and law enforcement to manage central reporting systems within the schools.

FBI Agent Who Headed Reagan Assassination Attempt Dies

John Nicholas Meisten III (FBI photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Retired FBI agent John Nicholas Meisten III, who headed the probe into the attempted assassination of President Reagan, has died. He was 76.

Meisten  died June 30 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after an eight-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

“My father rarely spoke of his career to anyone but former FBI agents or his closest friends,” daughter Kimberly Meisten told the paper. “He had a calling to serve his country and a passion for justice. The contributions he made during his career with the FBI, along with the relationships he made with so many exceptional men and women in his FBI family, were some of the most fulfilling and cherished times of his life.”

To read his obituary click here.

FBI Agent Peter Strzok to Appear Before Congressional Committee Today

Peter Strzok

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Controversial agent Peter Strzok, who previously appeared before a closed-door Congressional committee hearing, will appear on Thursday in an open hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, NPR reports.

Strzok played a key role in the probes into Hillary Clinton’s private emails and the Russian-election connection. But he got into trouble when it became known that he wrote anti-Trump remarks to Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer he was having an extramarital affair with.

Stay tuned.

 

The DEA Releases Voluminous List of Street Names for Pot

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The DEA has released a list of street slang names for drugs including pot. And as expected, some media outlets are having fun with it.

Headlines of stories include this one on the blog, Reason: “The DEA’s List of Cannabis Slang Is Predictably Hilarious.”

Here’s the list:

420; A-Bomb (marijuana mixed with heroin); Acapulco Gold; Acapulco Red; Ace; African Black; African Bush; Airplane; Alfalfa; Alfombra; Alice B Toklas; All-Star; Almohada; Angola; Animal Cookies (hydroponic); Arizona; Ashes; Aunt Mary; AZ; Baby; Bale; Bambalachacha; Barbara Jean; Bareta; Bash; Bazooka (marijuana mixed with cocaine paste); BC Budd; Bernie; Bhang; Big Pillows; Biggy; Bionic (marijuana mixed with PCP); Black Bart; Black Gold; Black Maria; Blondie; Blue Cheese; Blue Crush; Blue Dream; Blue Jeans; Blue Sage; Blueberry; Bobo Bush; Boo; Boom; Branches; Broccoli; Bud; Budda; Burritos Verdes; Bush; Cabbage; Café; Cajita; Cali; Camara; Canadian Black; Catnip; Cheeba; Chernobyl; Cheese; Chicago Black; Chicago Green; Chippie; Chistosa; Christmas Tree; Chronic; Churro; Cigars; Citrol; Cola;

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PBS: How The FBI Tracks Down Child Pornography Predators

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The Internet has opened up endless possibilities for pedophiles.

PBS takes a look at the problem and how the FBI is addressing it.

FBI Announces Moves For Three Headquarter’s Officials to the Field

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

James Hendricks (Linkedin photo)

FBI Director Christopher Wray recently announced moves for three officials.

James N. Hendricks has been named special agent in charge of the Albany Field Office. He most recently served as chief of the Countermeasures Operations Section in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate at FBI headquarters.

James C. Langenberg has been named special agent in charge of the Albuquerque Field Office. He most recently served as the chief of the External Audits and Compliance Section in the Inspection Division at FBI headquarters.

Andrew C. Campi has been named special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division for the New York Field Office. He most recently served as a deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI headquarters.

Judge Rules Back-Flipping FBI Agent Can Carry His Gun Again

FBI agent Chase Bishop reaches for his gun on the dance floor.

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Well, it’s highly unlikely FBI agent Chase Bishop will appear any time soon on Dancing With the Stars.

But the good news is that Judge Frances Simonet of the Second District County Court in Denver agreed Tuesday to amend a protection order to allow Bishop to carry his service weapon again, the New York Times reports.

You might recall Bishop was dancing at a Denver club last month and did a back flip. When he realized he dropped his gun, he went to pick it up. It accidentally misfired and hit a customer in the leg.

He’s  facing a felony second-degree assault charge and has been offered a plea agreement. The details of that offer have not been publicly disclosed.

 

Robert Allan Jones Now Heads the FBI’s Pittsburgh Office

Robert Allan Jones (FBI photo)

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

FBI agent Robert Allan Jones, who was in the Usama Bin Laden Unit, has now been assigned to head up the Pittsburgh Field Office. He most recently served as the assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.

Jones joined the  FBI in 1996 and was first assigned to the Detroit Field Office, Kalamazoo Resident Agency, where he investigated drug, violent crime, while-collar crime and terrorism cases, a press release says.

In 2002, Jones was promoted to supervisory special agent in the Usama Bin Laden Unit of the Counterterrorism Division. He was promoted to chief of the unit in 2003.

In 2004,  Jones served as supervisory senior resident agent in the Buffalo Field Office, Rochester Resident Agency. In 2007, he served a one-year tour in Iraq as the senior FBI liaison to the Joint Special Operations Command. In 2008, Jones was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Cleveland Field Office, where he supervised all intelligence and counterintelligence programs, the release said.

In 2009, Jones was named as legal attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2011, he returned to FBI headquarters as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division. In 2012, he was named special agent in charge of the Indianapolis Field Office. In 2014, he returned to headquarters as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division.