Archive for the ‘FBI’ Category

Cities Where ATF, FBI Have Crime Teams

June 2, 2007

Cities Where ATF, FBI Have Crime Teams
Jun 1, 6:05 PM (ET)

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced that Violent Crime Impact Teams were being dispatched to Mesa, Ariz.; Orlando, Fla.; San Bernardino, Calif., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Other cities where impact teams have been deployed since June 2004:

_Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; Baltimore; Baton Rouge, La.; Birmingham, Ala.; Camden, N.J.; Columbus, Ohio; Fresno, Calif.; Greensboro, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; Houston; Laredo, Texas; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Richmond, Va.; Tampa, Fla.; Tucson, Ariz.; Tulsa, Okla.; Washington.

Cities and regions where the FBI has deployed Violent Gang and Violent Crime/Gang Safe Streets Task Forces nationwide, as of December 2006, the latest data available. Note: some cities and regions have more than one task force deployed there, focusing separately on violent crime, gangs or major thefts.

Alabama: Mobile, Birmingham.

Alaska: Anchorage.

Arizona: Phoenix.

Arkansas: Metrock.

California: South Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Stockton, Sacramento, Central Valley, San Diego, North County region, North Bay region, Oakland, San Francisco, North Central Coast.

Connecticut: Bridgeport, New Haven, Northern Connecticut region.

Colorado: Rocky Mountain region, southern Colorado region.

Delaware: statewide.

District of Columbia.

Florida: Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, South Florida region, Palm Beach County, Tampa Bay.

Georgia: Hall County, northwest Georgia region, Conasauga, southwest Georgia region.

Idaho: Treasure Valley, North Idaho

Illinois: Will County, Chicago, West Peoria, Quad Cities, Metro East region.

Indiana: Indianapolis, Gary.

Kentucky: Northern Kentucky region

Louisiana: Calcasieu Parish, northeast Louisiana, Capital Area.

Maryland: Baltimore, Prince George’s County.

Massachusetts: Western Massachusetts region, North Shore region, southeast Massachusetts region, Boston.

Michigan: St. Joseph, Saginaw, Detroit, Genessee County.

Mississippi: Jackson, southeast Mississippi.

Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis.

Montana: Big Sky, Central Montana region.

Nebraska: Greater Omaha.

Nevada: Las Vegas.

New Jersey: statewide, South Jersey region, Jersey Shore region.

New Mexico: southern New Mexico region.

New York: Capital District area, Buffalo, Westchester County, New York City, Long Island.

North Carolina: Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte.

Ohio: Miami Valley region, Cleveland/Cuyahoga region, Mahoning Valley, Stark County.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City, Tulsa.

Oregon: Portland.

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley region, Delaware Valley region, Philadelphia, Steamtown,
Pittsburgh, Erie, southwest Pennsylvania region.

Puerto Rico: Guaynabo, Aguadilla regional, Ponce, Fajardo.

Rhode Island: statewide.

South Carolina: Columbia, Charleston, PeeDee.

Tennessee: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis

Texas: Dallas, west Texas region, east Texas region, Tarrant County, El Paso, Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Rio Grande.

U.S. Virgin Islands: regional.

Utah: statewide, northern Utah region.

Virginia: Petersburg, Richmond, Tidewater region, Peninsula region

Washington: Pierce County, Puget Sound.

West Virginia: Charleston, Huntington, Potomac Highlands Task.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee area, Gang-Rock County.

Source: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI.

DC Police accused?

April 8, 2007

In response to the suit, D.C. police at first said that no police intelligence officials were involved in the arrests. Last year, city officials revealed under additional questioning that five members of the police intelligence unit were present.

man accuses FBI of having him lie

March 27, 2007

Living under the gag order has been stressful and surreal. Under the threat of criminal prosecution, I must hide all aspects of my involvement in the case — including the mere fact that I received an NSL — from my colleagues, my family and my friends. When I meet with my attorneys I cannot tell my girlfriend where I am going or where I have been. I hide any papers related to the case in a place where she will not look. When clients and friends ask me whether I am the one challenging the constitutionality of the NSL statute, I have no choice but to look them in the eye and lie.

I resent being conscripted as a secret informer for the government and being made to mislead those who are close to me, especially because I have doubts about the legitimacy of the underlying investigation.

USS Intrepid

November 12, 2006

World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid

It is also equipped to serve as an emergency operations center for city and federal authorities, and the FBI used it as a base of operations after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

FBI priorities

October 27, 2006

“I guess this means we’ve won the war on terror,” said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing.

Public corruption, officially, is fourth on the FBI’s priority list, after protecting the United States from terrorist attack, foreign espionage and cyber-based attacks. Just below those priorities are civil rights, organized crime, white-collar crime and “significant violent crime.” The guidance from headquarters does not mention where pornography fits in.

“The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s top priority remains fighting the war on terrorism,” said Justice Department press secretary Brian Roehrkasse. “However, it is not our sole priority. In fact, Congress has directed the department to focus on other priorities, such as obscenity.”


October 21, 2006

“The idea that agents are running around libraries is absurd.”