Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

NoCoGazette – smarter readers better news from a Simpler Time

by Craig Masters While regular readers of the Northern Colorado Gazette don’t always agree with the opinion pieces, they always trust that the news is reported with minimum bias. We don’t have to report stories we might not like or want to give exposure. If an article is under our opinion column, it is more often [...]

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Just Salute and Follow Orders’: When Secrecy and Surveillance Trump the Rule of Law

By John W. Whitehead “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. Presidents have turned to them when they can’t win the support of the Congress or the people, creating that unsupervised power so [...]

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IRS hiring of convicted FBI snooper raises privacy concerns

By Jack Minor –   Conservative groups who have faced invasive questions from the IRS such as the content of their prayers and have had their tax records accessed and shared with outside groups have expressed alarm at the tax agencies decision to hire a former police officer who was convicted of illegally accessing FBI [...]

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Lerner freely talking to DOJ, but not Congress tea party attorney says

By Jack Minor –   Giving further ammunition to critics who believe the Obama administration is attempting to cover up wrongdoing in the IRS scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups were told a shocking claim by an attorney representing tea party groups targeted by the agency that former head of the IRS tax-exempt division [...]

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FBI: Law enforcement no longer top priority

In what could be an ominous sign, the FBI has announced on their website that they are no longer focusing on law enforcement as their primary mission, but are instead joining the war on terror.   The change was noted by Foreign Policy, which shows a snapshot from the FBI’s fact sheet both before and [...]

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Elysium: The Technological Side of the American Police State

by John Whitehead –   “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso From George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to the Wachowskis’ The Matrix, Stephen Spielberg’s Minority Report and most recently Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, writers and filmmakers have used science fiction to both forecast the [...]

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Wellington bank robbed hours after Fort Collins bank

Coloradoan — A Wellington bank was robbed late Thursday morning, roughly 18 hours after a Fort Collins bank robbery that might be connected with several others in Denver. “The Brothers Bandits,” two Russian men suspected of robbing four Denver-area banks earlier this month, might be the people who robbed the Fort Collins Wells Fargo on [...]

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Should hammer control be next?

  by Peter Grady –       While many liberals and media outlets are calling for restrictions on gun owners including national registration and a ban on assault weapons and handguns saying these weapons are used excessively in murders, information from the FBI shows these groups are going after the wrong weapon of choice [...]

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Obama says FBI is incompetent?

by Craig Masters In order to believe President Obama’s version of the Petraeus resignation, and certainly 30 or 40 million voters do, the demise of General Petraeus lies elsewhere. Consider the credentials of the now former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Princeton Ph.D., author of today’s Army Field Manual, Commander of U.S. troops in [...]

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Republicans say Petraeus will still testify despite resignation

by Peter Grady –   Republican lawmakers have said that CIA Director, former General David Petraeus will still be required to testify before Congress about the department’s role in the Benghazi incident, calling his testimony “essential.”   Last Friday, General David Petraeus suddenly announced he was stepping down from his post as head of the [...]

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Benghazi becoming rerun of “Fast and Furious”

by Peter Grady –   Congressman Darrell Issa’s investigation of the events surrounding the Benghazi attack which killed a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans appears to be playing out like a rerun of the Fast and Furious investigation.   Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, has been conducting a series of events into [...]

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School board declined on policy preventing pro-Sharia groups speaking to students

by Jack Minor – The head of a Florida-based pro-family organization said a school board in Tampa has officially declined to adapt a policy that would prohibit officials with a Pro-Sharia group from addressing students in the public schools. Members of the Hillsborough County School Board were bombarded with e-mails from parents concerned that representatives [...]

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Federal Judge moves March 8, to July 9

by Craig Masters Millions of procrastinators have put off de-bugging the DNS Changer virus from their computers. March 5, federal Judge Denise Cole extended the cut-off date for the FBI servers another 120 days ending July 9, 2012; at least for now. The extension, says internet security analyst Brian Kebs, will allow some 3 million [...]

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Grampa’s Guide to March 8

By Craig Masters In 1900 phone companies were hiring young, unmarried women as operators. Since so many readers misunderstood or just couldn’t believe the FBI was able to “turn off” the internet, this is as simple as I can explain it. Those of you who wrote to the paper to tell me I was a [...]

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Greeley Gazette reader 20 minutes ahead of CBS News release of Operation Ghost Click

By Craig Masters Monday afternoon February 20, the Greeley Gazette posted an informative article about the possibility that many computer users might lose their access to to the internet when, not if, the FBI shuts down servers it put into place last November to replace rogue computers operating malware called “DNS Changer.” Almost immediately readers [...]

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IRS among victims of internet servers infected by DNSChanger Trojan

By Craig Masters Imagine the biggest web sites in the country going black. It could happen next month. Here’s the worst part: The malware also prevents security updates and disables installed security software. The FBI has set March 8 as the deadline for private and government internet servers to have the maleware called the DNSChanger [...]

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CAIR praises Muslim community for turning in FL terrorist, then criticizes FBI for “entrapment”

by Matt Lacy – While praising local Muslims for their help in capturing a Florida Muslim who wanted to blow up area nightclubs, CAIR then criticized law enforcement authorities saying they may have used “entrapment” to catch the bomber. Sami Osmakac, a naturalized American citizen from Kosovo, identified himself as a Muslim and said he wanted to [...]

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Judge upholds CAIR official’s conviction in terrorism funding case

by Jack Minor – A Federal court has upheld the conviction of multiple officials with the Council on American Islamic Relations and others for providing funding to a terrorist group. The Holy Land Foundation trial was the largest terrorism funding trial in American history. CAIR, the Islamic Society of North America and other Muslim organizations [...]

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Evans teen missing since Halloween back home safely with family

  by Jack Minor –       An Evans teenager who was missing since Halloween has been safely returned to her family, the Gazette has learned.   Sheala Edwards was last seen on Halloween night when she was trick or treating with her friends. Several witnesses said they saw her get into a black [...]

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SOLYNDRA SYNOPSIS

  The collapse of Solyndra goes far beyond the $535 million in government grants. It hits at the very heart of why our government has to be changed. Solyndra is a Republican and Democratic problem. Solyndra summarizes everything that must be corrected immediately in our government–the collusion, the deceit, the political kickbacks and party agendas [...]

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Congressman says unlikely Holder did not know about Operation Fast and Furious

by Jack Minor Lawmakers from both houses, investigating Operation Fast and Furious, fired off a terse and angry letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, accusing him of issuing “false denials” and “distorting the truth.” On Independence Day, acting ATF head, Kenneth Melson, testified before Congress with his own attorney present. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of [...]

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Doctors vs Guns: Which is more dangerous?

By Mike Bauman Taken from a recent email: Doctors (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000. (B) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000. (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. Statistics courtesy of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Now think about this: Guns (A) The number of gun [...]

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Take the FBI Up on It!

By Mike Bauman Last year, in a mostly party-line vote, the Colorado Assembly voted to continue to have the Colorado Bureau of Investigations provide background checks for persons purchasing firearms in the state.  This service costs Colorado an estimated $1.7 million per year.  It is the opinion of the Greeley Gazette that this expenditure is [...]

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Evans is second highest for violent crime in 2009

By Mike Bauman The Uniform Crime Report is an annual report compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  It compiles information provided by law enforcement agencies regarding crimes known to that agency.  Last week, the Greeley Gazette did an article on the statistics for Greeley (http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=6933).  This week we will examine Evans’ numbers for 2009. Evans Crime [...]

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How black is the veil between citizens of the USA and their federal government?

By Jim Frazier Can the government keep a secret? The Pentagon’s black budget is $56 billion for 2010. Those billions of dollars create a thick veil, a black veil of secrecy. For what length of time are military black-budget secrets kept? Oaths of secrecy are taken by those in the military that last from twenty [...]

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Arraignment Set for Police Lt. Charged with Perjury

By Jack Minor A Ft. Collins police lieutenant who was charged with perjury is scheduled for arraignment July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Larimer County District Courthouse. A Larimer County Grand Jury filed an indictment on June 30 charging Lt. James Broderick with eight counts of perjury in the first degree. Each charge carries [...]

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NEW OFFICE OPENS IN GREELEY FOR IMMIGRATIONS AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

The community should not expect a drastic increase in immigration projects. – Kumar Kibble By Jim Frazier Five stocky men in dark suits and sunglasses stood outside the building to direct media and other guests to the ICE open house on Wednesday May 26th. With their sunglasses on in early morning, the men looked like [...]

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“Portfolio Bandit” Bank Robber APREHENDED

On Thursday, May 13, 2010 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force arrested ERIC R. DODD, date of birth 07/25/1971 for bank robbery. DODD was arrested without incident at an apartment in the 7500 block of North Broadway in Adams County. DOBB is believed to be the “PORTFOLIO BANDIT” responsible [...]

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FBI needs help finding “Portfolio Bandit”

FBI seeks public’s help finding bank robber  A bank robbery occurred at US Bank, 3454 W. 72nd Ave. in Westminster, Colorado on Saturday, May 8, 2010, 9:53 a.m.  The suspect is described as light skinned male, 25 to 35 years old, 5’7″ to 5’9″, thin build, dark, curly hair.  The suspect presented a note to [...]

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Up to $10,000 reward offered for Kayleah’s return

During a press conference Monday afternoon, it was announced that there is now a reward for Kayleah’s return. Kayleah was last seen at the Greeley Mall the day she disappeared. It is believed she was seen at or near the Mall, around the same time she was supposed to be at a friend’s birthday party. [...]

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Senior Citizen Intimidated by FBI Agents

by Connie Brean, For The Greeley Gazette While searching for a missing 12 year old Greeley Girl, FBI agents swarmed a local Senior Citizens’ Community in Evans Saturday. Reportedly, at least one Senior was intimidated by agents. “I asked if they were looking for a body – in my drawers.” Said the elderly lady (whose [...]

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