Tag: fbi

Trevante Rhodes and Andra Day Cast in Lee Daniels’ Billie Holiday Project Set to Explore Lesser-Known Love Affair

(L-R): Trevante Rhodes attends the New York Special Screening Of The Netflix Film “BIRD BOX” on December 17, 2018 in New York City; Andra Day attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Ilya S. Savenok (Getty Images for Netflix), Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for The Recording Academy) God […]

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The Charleston Shooter Should Never Have Been Able to Get a Gun. Now, Victims’ Families Can Sue the Government Over It.

Despite a prior drug offense, the Charleston church shooter was able to buy a gun a few months before the massacre because of a flaw in the background-check system. And now the families of his victims will be able to sue the federal government over it. A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the nine […]

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Report: UAW Probe Ramps Up As Feds Raid Union Boss’s Home

The long-running federal probe into dirty dealings between domestic automakers and the United Auto Workers cranked up a few notches on Wednesday, with federal agents reportedly raiding the home of UAW President Gary Jones and ex-UAW boss Dennis Williams. Sources told The Detroit News that raids were carried out in three states as investigators attempt […]

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Florida White Supremacist Arrested for Plot to Shoot Up Walmart; FBI Still Fixated on ‘Black Identity Extremists’

Photo: Orange County Jail Florida cops arrested a 26-year-old man Friday after he threatened to shoot up a Walmart—an instant callback to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas last week that claimed 22 lives. As ABC News reports, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials say Richard Clayton posted on his Facebook account on August […]

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FBI Says QAnon, Internet Conspiracy Theorists Are National Security Threats

The FBI has named some of America’s wildest and most troubling conspiracy theories as serious national security threats, citing various violent events in recent years as evidence. The internal intelligence bulletin, first reported by Yahoo News, was written by the agency’s Phoenix bureau and is dated May 2019. It names known conspiracy theories which have […]

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Mueller Says FBI’s Trump Investigation Continues

It would be understandable if you missed it because it came close to the end of seven hours of repetitive, somewhat inscrutable testimony, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller did make news Wednesday. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, got Mueller to admit that the FBI currently has an […]

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The FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation Continues

It would be understandable if you missed it because it came close to the end of seven hours of repetitive, somewhat inscrutable testimony, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller did make news Wednesday. Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, got Mueller to admit that the FBI currently has an […]

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FBI Director: Majority of Domestic Terrorism Cases Tied to White Supremacy

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) FBI Director Christopher Wray noted that his agency has made around 100 “domestic terrorism-related arrests since October.” Any guesses on how many of those were connected to white supremacist ideology? “I will say that a majority of the domestic terrorism cases that we’ve investigated are motivated by some version of […]

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The Nazi-Free Alternative to Twitter Is Now Home to the Biggest Far Right Social Network

Mastodon was launched as a decentralized, social justice friendly Twitter alternative that was free of Nazis and harassment. But two years later, the biggest Mastodon instance is now Gab, a far-right social media network known widely as a gathering space for white supremacists. Despite getting attention as a healthier Twitter alternative, most Mastodon “federations” have […]

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Whodunit? As Feds Scan DMV Records Using Facial Recognition Software and More Cities Use the Technology, Racial Bias Could Be a Problem

Photo: iStock When you go to your local DMV office and stand in front of the camera to take as decent a photo as possible, you probably aren’t thinking about the possibility that said photo will come up in a facial-recognition search used by government agencies. If this is a concern you never had before, […]

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What’s Up With Jeffrey Epstein and Why Should You Care?

Screenshot: CNBC On Monday, U.S. attorneys for the Southern District of New York unsealed a 14-page indictment that accused wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein of soliciting girls, some as young as 14, for sex acts in his sprawling Palm Beach Mansion and his 21,000 square-foot residence that is one of the largest in Manhattan. In a […]

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Norway, If You’re Listening….

In 2016, for Donald Trump, it was “Russia, if you’re listening.…” In 2020, it’s “Anyone, if you’re listening….” Speaking to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, the president was clear: Having gotten away with collusion during the 2016 election, he would happily do it again. “I think you might want to listen. I don’t—there’s nothing wrong […]

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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About

Screenshot: Fox Business (YouTube) Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions […]

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FBI facial recognition accuracy and policy still fall short, GAO tells Congress

The FBI’s facial recognition software has been in operation since December 2011, but today members of Congress and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) asserted that it still lacks sufficient privacy and accuracy assessments. The system began with a pilot program and became fully operational in September 2015, according to the GAO. Those calls for concern […]

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CEO Who Sold Encrypted Phones to the Sinaloa Cartel Sentenced to Nine Years

Photo via shutterstock. The CEO of a company that provided encrypted phones to criminal organizations including the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced to nine years imprisonment in a San Diego courtroom Tuesday. Vincent Ramos, a 41-year-old Canadian man from Richmond, British Columbia, was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and forfeited $80 million as well as international […]

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