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Are Suffolk Police Playing Politics by Leaving FBI Gang Task Force?new

Amid the largest MS-13 takedown in the country, a key component is yanked out of the FBI's Gang Task Force. Is money to blame? Or is it bruised egos?
Long Island Press  |  Shelly Feuer Domash, Timothy Bolger and Christopher Twarowski  |  10-15-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Judi Bari, the FBI, and the Press Democrat: An Unsolved Casenew

Mike Geniella, former reporter for the Press Democrat, moved to Ukiah in 1985, where he began covering the timber beat. Before his retirement in 2008, he wrote about everything from sawmills to tree-spiking.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Leilani Clark  |  04-02-2012  |  Crime & Justice

A Tangled Webnew

New Judi Bari documentary reignites raging controversy.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Leilani Clark  |  03-22-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Hollow Justicenew

The FBI might have got its man, but anyone seeking real accountability from Whitey Bulger's government enablers will come away empty-handed yet again.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Boeri  |  10-06-2011  |  Crime & Justice

The FBI in Sin Citynew

Newly declassified FBI documents paint a (sometimes comic) picture of the agency's activities in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas CityLife  |  Jason Whited  |  06-10-2011  |  History

Spies in Bluenew

A secret memo indicates that San Francisco cops may be working as FBI spies — with no local oversight.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Sarah Phelan  |  04-28-2011  |  Civil Liberties

Did FBI Foil Its FBI Bomb Plot?

Did the FBI foil a teenager’s terrorist bomb plot at the Portland Christmas tree lighting last Friday, or did the federal agents who contacted, trained, funded, equipped and directed the teen to press the button on the bomb they built and placed for him simply foil their own sophisticated “bomb” plot and then hype it in the media?
Eugene Weekly  |  Alan Pittman  |  12-14-2010  |  War

Under Suspicionnew

Local civil rights champion Rev. Claude Black lived under FBI surveillance for decades.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  10-06-2010  |  Race & Class

Knock, Knock. Who's there? The FBInew

A Durham man is targeted by the feds as part of widespread raids in the U.S.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-01-2010  |  Civil Liberties

A South Florida Muslim Leader Refused to Be a Snitch, So the Feds Tried to Destroy Himnew

The FBI's intense efforts to pressure Imam Foad Farahi into becoming an informant reveal the government's desperation to infiltrate local Muslim communities. His battle with the government is not only daring but also unusual.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Trevor Aaronson  |  10-13-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Was Roland Carnaby a Con Man or a Super Spook?new

Either way, he wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.
Houston Press  |  Chris Vogel  |  09-22-2009  |  Crime & Justice

A Nashville Hijacking 38 Years Ago Set the Standard on How Not to Handle Hostage Negotiationsnew

The hijacking of 58 November forced police agencies across the country to train for nearly every scenario. It gave rise to organizations like the National Tactical Officers Association. The deaths of Brent Downs and Susan Giffe also caused the death of ad hoc approaches to crisis management. From October 1971 on, there would be an accounting.
Nashville Scene  |  Brantley Hargrove  |  08-28-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Recent Raids Shed Light on New Mexican Looting Syndicatenew

Using undercover sources, agents from the FBI and the US Bureau of Land Management spent more than two years infiltrating a tight-knit community of looters in New Mexico who dig up graves and pillage archaeological sites on public lands, then sell the items they find to dealers and collectors.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Laura Paskus  |  08-20-2009  |  History

Thriller Writer (And Former CIA Recruit) Joseph Finder Shares Trade Secretsnew

Truth can be stranger than fiction. When Boston thriller writer Joseph Finder discovered how easy it would be for someone to sneak into this country with a fake passport, he didn't put that into his 1995 book Zero Hour. But the one-time CIA recruit hasn't held back on other trade secrets.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clea Simon  |  08-19-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

April Smith's Mystery/Thrillers Delve in Darknessnew

The former Cagney and Lace producer and author reveals the mystery behind her accidental heroine, Ana Grey, and the difference between writing TV scripts and books.
Boston Phoenix  |  Clea Simon  |  06-30-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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