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Laura Bucheit Takes Helm at FBI’s Las Vegas Division

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Laura A. Bucheit, who served as a special assistant to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, has been named special agent in charge of the agency’s Las Vegas Division, the Las-Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Bucheit’s career with the FBI began in 1996 at the Baltimore Division, where she investigated terrorism and other serious crimes. She then became the Baltimore Division’s first female SWAT team member.

Bucheit is no stranger to Las Vegas. In January 2005, she began to oversee FBI international and domestic terrorism probes.

CAPTURED! After an Intense Hunt, Second Brother is Taken Into Custody

By Annie Gowen, Sari Horwitz and and David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post

WATERTOWN, Mass. — Police arrested the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing here Friday night after a day-long manhunt led them to the wounded man hiding in a back yard.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was found after a resident in Watertown saw blood on a boat parked behind his home. The man looked under a plastic cover and saw a man inside the boat, covered in blood.

Officers responded, and they exchanged gunfire with the suspect and threw “flash-bang” grenades into the boat in an attempt to flush him out. The suspect was later seized by a SWAT team after he did not respond to negotiators. Police said Tsarnaev was in serious condition at a hospital.

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Friendly-Fire Shooting of FBI Agent Barry Bush Should Not Have Happened, New Report Shows

Slain Agent Barry Lee Bush/fbi photo

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

It was an error that cost FBI agent Barry Bush his life on April 5, 2007.

A new detailed report of the friendly-fire shooting shows numerous mistakes under very confusing circumstances, the Leigh Valley Express-Times reports.

Bush, a veteran FBI agent, was supposed to perform surveillance on suspected bank robbers until a SWAT team took over.

But a command post ordered Bush to close in on one of the suspect’s cars, not knowing that SWAT was preparing to do the same thing.

Turns out, SWAT and Bush had separate written orders that were not communicated.

Mistaking Bush for one of the suspected robbers, a SWAT agent shot and killed the 52-year-old, the Express Times reported.

Column: Ex-FBI Agent Says Scathing IG Report Doesn’t Faze Bureau in Raids on Anti-War Activitists

Rowley in center

Rowley in center

By Coleen  Rowley
Ex-FBI Agent
For Huffington Post

The war on dissent, rather than terrorism, continued full steam with FBI SWAT teams breaking down doors at 7 am Friday (Sept 24) morning and raiding the homes of several anti-war leaders and activists in Minneapolis, Chicago and possibly a couple other Midwest cities.

Members of the FBI’s “Joint Terrorism Task Force” spent a few hours at each Minneapolis residence, seizing personal photographs and papers, computers and cell phones as well as serving Federal Grand Jury subpoenas on the various activists.

Obviously the scathing review of post 9-11 FBI “terrorism investigations” targeting various peace and social justice groups completed by the Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) and just issued four days ago gave no pause to the FBI to reflect before continuing to do more of the same.

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