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Man Who Threatened to Kill President Was Killed in Shootout Outside of Phoenix Bank

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A man who was sentenced to jail in 2011 for threatening to kill President Obama died in a shootout with police outside of a bank in Phoenix, Ariz., ABC News reports.

Mario Edward Garnett was wanted in connection with a spree of bank robberies and the slaying of a police officer in Mississippi when he was killed Saturday.

In August 2010, Garnett allegedly posted a threatening message on the White House website: “if you order a strike on Iran, I’m going to come up there and blow your brains out on national TV. You scheming hypocrite … Netanyahu is a dead man. Damn Israel.”

Instead of spending six months in prison, which was his sentence, Garnett was released after just one month.

The FBI told ABC News that Garnett was armed when he robbed the Phoenix bank.

Meet the FBI Investigator Who Coined the Term ‘Serial Killer’

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

You’ve probably never heard of Robert Ressier.

The FBI investigator is credited with coining the term “serial killer,” according to an NPR feature on unknown stories.

Ressier, who wrote a book on criminology, spent much of his career researching serial killers.

“There are people that are pretty good at this, and I would consider myself one of them, certainly,” Ressler said in an NPR interview in 1997.

Ressler died earlier this year.

“He went on face-to-face interviews with the most notorious and successful serial killers at that particular time,” Roy Hazelwood, who worked with Ressler at the FBI for more than 20 years, told NPR.

 

American Citizen Accused of Pot Possession Dies in Border Patrol Custody

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An American citizen arrested on allegations of possessing marijuana died in the custody of the Border Patrol, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Authorities said the man “became incoherent and unresponsive”while in a holding cell on Christmas Day at the agency’s Campo Station in San Diego County.

The Homeland Security’s Office of Investigator General and the county’s medical examiner are investigating.

The Border Patrol “is cooperating fully with these investigators to ensure a neutral third party reviews all evidence and information,” the agency said.

The man allegedly had about 3 pounds of pot with him.

Border Patrol Agent Sues Sheriff’s Office After Police Dog Severed His Artery

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Border Patrol agent who says he was abused by police when they responded to a report that he was threatening to kill himself is suing the Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and five deputies, the Palm Beach Post reports.

Luis Rodriguez, 56, said law enforcement unlawfully arrested him and used excessive force after they fired at him and he was bit by a sheriff K-9.

A veteran of the agency for more than three decades, Rodriguez said the dog bite severed his artery, forcing him to take two years off of work.

DEA Agent Recalls Hunting Down Suspect in Case of Tortured DEA Special Agent

Enrique Camarena

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

George Delaunay will never forget the suspect’s face.

Holding a picture of the suspect, Delaunay followed the man through aisles at a grocery store in San Antonio in 1989, the Valley Morning Star writes.

Delaunay realized he had his man – Rubén Zuno Arce, a suspect in the Feb. 7, 1985, kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Guadalajara, Mexico.

“When he left the store and got close to a van he had arrived in, we approached him and detained him,” Delaunay said.

Arce was convicted in the kidnapping and died last year in federal prison in Florida.

“Coming to the U.S. was probably the biggest mistake of his life,” Delaunay told the Valley Morning Star.

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Ex-MSU Football Star Returns to Detroit to Head ATF Division

By Allan Lengel
Deadline Detroit

Steve Bogdalek/ATF photo

DETROIT — Back in day, in the 1980s, Steven Bogdalek, a big, burly guy, was an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Detroit. If some mistook him for a football player, well, that was understandable.

He was offensive tackle, All-Big 10 for Michigan State University, from 1982-85 and he was subsequently drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. But his NFL career ended prematurely because of an injury. So he moved on to a career with ATF.

While he faced some tough guys on the football field, he also bumped up against some brutal types on the streets. He worked on squads that investigated some of Detroit’s most notorious drug gangs.

“Steve Bogdalek brought his team-player mentality to ATF in Detroit from his athletic prowess on the gridiron at Michigan State,” recalls Bernard La Forest, who headed up the Detroit ATF office at the time. “He was an integral part of our task force efforts in the enforcement squad that investigated the most violent of Detroit’s drug organizations: The Chambers Brothers, Ed Hanserd’s crew, Clifford Jones’ operation, Erie Adams’ organization, and remnants of YBI (Young Boys Incorporated) and Best Friends.

“Steve and the other ATF special agents were successful in just about every investigative operation they opened,” La Forest said.

La Forest recalls how effective Bogdalek was in getting access to buildings and homes during raids, using a battering ram.

“With Steve handling the ram, entry into buildings and dope houses was always quick and efficient,” La Forest said, describing him as humble.

In 1998, Bogdalek went to Toledo to head up the ATF office. And in pursuing years, he moved around the country, eventually ending up in Los Angeles as the top agent of the ATF office. In January, he’ll return to Detroit, the place he started his career, to head up the Detroit office.

“I’m happy to becoming back to Detroit,” he told Deadline Detroit. “Life comes full circle sometimes. I’m ending up back here where I started.”

Bogdalek, who was raised in Naperville, Ill., knows he faces some serious challenges in Detroit, with its violent crime and limited police resources. He says Flint, which is also in his territory, has its challenges as well.

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Georgia Detective Accuses FBI of Hampering Murder Investigation of Hip-Hop Artist

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A detective in Georgia accused an FBI agent of lying and impeding a murder investigation, according to video obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

“You just had an FBI agent on duty lie to me and delay this investigation,” Detective J.T. Williams said in the video, speaking to Mani Chulpayev, an FBI informant charged with assisting in the murder of Atlanta hip-hop artist Lil Phat.

Williams’ beef was with Chulpayev’s FBI handler, Special Agent Dante Jackson, for preventing police from questioning Chulpayev earlier in the investigation.

“What he does is, he tells a material witness in my case not to talk to us,” Williams said.

“That wasn’t true. I always wanted to talk,” Chulpayev told the detective.