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FBI Recovers Agent’s Stolen Handgun, But Badge And Credentials Still Missing

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has recovered a handgun stolen from an agent’s vehicle in San Francisco over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Times reports that authorities tracked down the gun using surveillance cameras in the area of the theft.

But the agent’s badge and credentials are still missing.

One person was arrested in connection with the stolen handgun, which was reported stolen sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

The recovered gun was identified as a .-40-caliber Glock 27.

Former Army Sniper Sentenced to 20 Years for Conspiring to Kill DEA Agent

dea-badgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former U.S. Army sniper instructor accused of conspiring in a plot to kill a DEA agent was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

The Associated Press reports that Joseph Hunter, also known as Rambo, was accused of receiving $100,000 to recruit snipers to kill a DEA agent. The people h
e hired – a former U.S. Army soldier and an ex-German soldier – were sentenced earlier to 20 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain said Hunter made the “dishonorable choice” to conspire to kill an agent and a cooperating witness in Liberia in 2013.

“His was a choice that betrayed society and the honor and trust that this country invested in his military career,” Swain said.

Government Watchdog: TSA Fails to Provide Proper Oversight of Airport Perimeters

airport-photoBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Transportation Safety Administration has failed to properly oversee airport perimeter security, making the entire U.S. commercial aviation system vulnerable, a government watchdog said.

CNN reports that the  Government Accountability Office issued a scathing report that includes the TSA’ failure to update recommendations to account for new potential threats.

“TSA has not updated this assessment to reflect changes in the airport security risk environment, such as TSA’s subsequent determination of risk from the insider threat — the potential of rogue aviation workers exploiting their credentials, access and knowledge of security procedures throughout the airport for personal gain or to inflict damage,” the report said.

According to TSA data from 2009 to 2015, there was an average of 2,500 breaches every year over the airport access points and perimeter.

Other Stories of Interest

Secret Service Agents Protect Bernie Sanders from People Who Rushed Stage

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Secret Service agents surrounded Bernie Sanders during a rally in Oakland, Calif.  on Monday after at least four people rushed the stage.

It was unclear why the stage was rushed, but Sanders was not injured.

The individuals were apprehended and taken into custody.

Their identities were not revealed as of Tuesday morning.

“It was handled professionally by the Secret Service,” Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said.

In March, Secret Service agents sprang into action when someone tried to rush the stage at a Donald Trump rally.

Ex-CIA Director: Trump’s Fiery Rhetoric About Muslims Is Endangering U.S. Security

donald trump rallyBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Donald Trump’s rhetoric about Muslims is endangering American security, former CIA Director Michael Hayden said.

“The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world, so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative … he’s feeding their recruitment video,” Hayden said, the Washington Examiner reports.

Hayden was speaking at a festival in the U.K.

Hayden also said Facebook may have a greater influence on security than government agencies.
“Your habits are all geared to protecting privacy against the government because that was always the traditional threat,” Hayden said. “That is no longer the pattern, it is the private sector … we are going through a cultural adjustment.”

FBI Agent’s Gun, Badge, Credentials Stolen from Car in San Francisco

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent reported that someone stole his gun, badge and credentials from his car in San Francisco on Sunday, marking the latest theft of a weapon from law enforcement.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the agent said his car was broken into around 12:30 p.m.

Stolen were a .40-caliber Glock 27, a badge and credentials.

In January, there handguns were stolen from an FBI vehicle parked in the Bay Area. A month later, a handgun was stolen after an ICE agent left the weapon on his car.

Feds Capture Convicted Felon on FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List

Philip Patrick Policarpio

Philip Patrick Policarpio

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Federal law enforcement officials have captured a convicted felon on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives List.

Philip Patrick Policarpio is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby in Los Angeles last month, NBC 4 reports. 

the FBI said Policarpio beat his 32-year-old girlfriend with his fists before shooting her in the forehead on April 12.

“Although my daughter’s gone, my biggest fear was, ‘God, I hope he doesn’t do this to someone else,'” Olguin’s mother, Jerilyn Olguin, said after hearing of Policarpio’s arrest.

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