Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tag: FBI

Former LA County Sheriff convicted on federal felony charges

While planning to appeal, former Sheriff Lee Baca faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

Federal judge: FBI can keep secret rules on warrantless espionage of...

“Whether it’s the Obama administration or the Trump administration, the government should not be able to keep its rules for spying on journalists without a court order secret.”

FBI agent arrested for shooting at police sergeant

The Grand Rapids Police Department announced that the department’s Major Case Team is investigating the incident while the FBI special agent remains in custody.

Former FBI Agent Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal sentenced the former FBI agent to three years in federal prison.

Unraveling Comey’s Political Fix

“It is unlikely that Comey’s highly flawed legal explanation for the FBI’s institutionally inappropriate spiking of the prosecution of Hillary Clinton will escape the political verdict rendered by Trump and others that it was ‘rigged.’”

What’s Really at Stake in the Apple Encryption Debate

The government has never been allowed to create a “backdoor” to encrypted devices. Now, it’s trying to force Apple to build one.

Apple Champions Privacy; Government Seeks to Trash It

Apple is, for now, fighting the US government's effort to force it to decrypt a San Bernadino terrorist's iPhone, arguing correctly that doing so would jeopardize encryption of all iPhones. But the company has a history of cooperating with the FBI in handing over phone and computer data of users, so why is it fighting this time?

Former House Speaker Pleads Guilty to Concealing Blackmail Payments

Former House Speaker, Dennis Hastert plead guilty on Wednesday to concealing $1.7 million in blackmail payments. In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop the second count—making false statements to the FBI.

Corrupt Congressman Sentenced to Eight Months in Prison

Former FBI agent and New York Congressman, Michael Grimm who resigned from Congress earlier this year to avoid an investigation by the House Committee on Ethics, plead guilty to tax fraud. He now faces a prison sentence.

The End of Encryption? NSA and FBI Seek New Backdoors Against...

The U.S. and Britain governments are pushing for “exceptional access” to encrypted communications to track criminals and terrorists. Many cryptographers, computer scientists, and security specialists are against this allowance.

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Sander’s monumental mistake: failing to explain exactly what a democratic socialist government is

It’s time that Sanders speaks out, explains what democratic socialism is and reminds Americans that it is a central part of this country, and that’s why he espouses that political ideology.

New study shows Medicare for All will save Americans billions and prevent thousands of...

This study helps quiet several attacks made on Medicare for All from the private healthcare industry.

Factchecking NPR’s attempted takedown of Bernie Sanders

Their ignorance is willful, and finds its roots in a profoundly ideological position, an ideology adopted by journalists who favor and are rewarded by corporate arguments promoted by corporate Democrats.

‘There needs to be accountability,’ says Ocasio-Cortez as documents show DNC involvement with Iowa...

"If this reporting is correct, then there needs to be accountability at the DNC."
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Video reveals mother of 5 starving to death in jail cell

"...since this incident, our employees have received comprehensive training in crisis intervention.”