Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

Spike Lee Comes to Film ‘Chiraq,’ Unsettling Some Chicagoans

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

City officials and some residents object to the film’s name, a reference to Chicago’s gun violence, but others say a movie title is not the problem.

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Chilling recorded conversations of American Muslim

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Elton Simpson told an FBI informant that he planned to go to Somalia and wanted to ‘fight… to the death’, according to court documents from his arrest in 2010.

The former terror suspect shot dead by police on Sunday after he and another gunman stormed an anti-Islam art contest in Texas had said he intended to ‘fight to the death’ for Allah.

Elton Simpson, 30, and his roommate Nadir Soofi, 24, were killed outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland after a security guard was shot during a controversial competition for the best caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

Court documents have now revealed that Simpson, who was born in Illinois before moving to Phoenix, Arizona and converting to Islam, was well known to the FBI.

In 2010, he was convicted of lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Somalia, where they suspected he planned to join a terror group.

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VIDEO SHOWS WOMAN’S ABDUCTION IN GERMANTOWN; ABDUCTOR SOUGHT

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

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(WPVI) — Philadelphia police have released video of a woman’s abduction in Germantown – and now say it appears to be a random kidnapping.

The missing woman is identified as 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither.

The video shows the incident at 9:40 p.m. on Sunday on the 100 block of West Coulter Street.

You can see someone park a 2000-2002 dark gray metallic 4-door Ford Taurus with Pennsylvania plates by the street.

A man in a hooded sweatshirt gets out of the car and goes out of view, but then comes back dragging Freeland-Gaither.

She is seen struggling against her abductor while being dragged down the street.

Police say she kicked out both rear windows just before the car sped away.

While audio was not released by the surveillance video, investigators say it was clear that Freeland-Gaither did not know her abductor.

Because of the seemingly random nature of the case, police have called in the FBI for help.

Bank Robbery Suspect Posts Submachine Gun Selfie Before Heist

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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A suspected bank robber who goes by “King Romeo” on Facebook helped seal his own fate after sharing several photos of himself posing with a submachine gun.

Jules Bahler, 21, is accused of robbing three Michigan banks over the course of a week. He allegedly hit a Genisys Credit Union for $4,300 on FEb. 26 and a Bank of America for $4,000 on March. 4. He is also accused of robbing a Chemical Bank of $7,000 on March 5.

A detective working the case came across Bahler’s Facebook page and noticed photos of the man holding a weapon similar to the one used in two of the robberies, according to FBI agent Sean Gallaghan. The photos also showed him wearing clothing similar to that worn by the suspect caught on the security cameras.

Officers staked out Bahler’s home in Pontiac and pulled him over on Friday after he left his house. While searching his vehicle investigators discovered a black submachine gun in a duffle bag.

FBI Can Access Laptop Cameras Without People Knowing

Monday, December 9th, 2013

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According to The Washington Post, the FBI’s hunt for a terrorist suspect known as “Mo” has lead them to creating software which allows them to hack into people’s computers and even use the devices’ webcams to spy on them. The suspected terrorist, Mo, has sent multiple pictures of himself wearing an Iranian military uniform, and has also sent numerous threats against locations including American universities and airports as his intended targets.

The repeated threats made to the FBI via emails and Internet chat methods prompted the FBI’s “network investigative techniques” unit to create software that can access an individual’s computer and gain access to personal emails and other files. It even goes so far as to take control of their webcam and snap pictures or record computer users without their knowledge. The use of this invasive strategy has been cast aside by courts who argue that it is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment; however, no one can know if the FBI has used it against them.

The suspected terrorist Mo, has yet to be found.

FBI Say Israel Keyes Is Believed To Have Committed Multiple Kidnappings And Murders From 2001 and March 2012

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Seeking the Public’s Assistance
New Information Released in Serial Killer Case

8/13/13

After Israel Keyes was arrested for the murder of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig in Alaska in 2012, authorities realized that the man they had in custody was a prolific serial killer. Keyes freely admitted as much.

During conversations with investigators, the 34-year-old sometime construction worker revealed the names of two additional victims—along with tantalizing clues about other murders he had committed around the country over a period of years. But last December, Keyes killed himself in his Anchorage jail cell, leaving a trail of unanswered questions and unidentified victims.

Those victims have not been forgotten, however. Today we are releasing new information in the hopes that the public can help us identify others who died by Keyes’ hands. The information includes extensive videotaped conversations with Keyes in jail and an interactive map that contains a detailed timeline of his known movements beginning in 1997.

Israel Keyes is believed to have committed multiple kidnappings and murders across the country between 2001 and March 2012. The FBI is seeking assistance in developing more information about his travels to identify additional victims.

Anyone with information concerning Keyes is encouraged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

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Michael Jackson ‘spent $35 million to silence at least two dozen boys he abused’ according to secret explosive FBI files

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

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Michael Jackson paid $35 million in hush money to at least two dozen young boys he sexually abused over 15 years, it has been alleged

Sunday People has published explosive ‘secret FBI files’ suggesting the King of Pop groomed and molested children from at least 1989, despite his insistence he was just spending time with them.
The damning files claim the deceased popstar was a ‘pedophile’ who watched porn while assaulting a boy, molested a famous child star, fondled a child’s genitals in his private cinema and groped another child whose mother wasn’t ‘bothered’ by it.

Arrests: Cops Pop New Jersey Home Invader Who Brutally Beat A Mother In Front Of 3-Year-Old Daughter

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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This is why we keep our doors locked and alarms armed even in the middle of the day while we are home. It is a shame, but it is necessary.

Police have arrested a suspect in the attack on a young mother — captured by a nanny cam — who was beaten in front of her 3-year-old daughter at their home in an upscale New Jersey community.

Shawn Custis, 42, was arrested in upper Manhattan by New York and New Jersey FBI agents Friday afternoon, shortly after he was publicly identified as a suspect, a law enforcement official said.

Custis, who has a long criminal history of burglaries, was located in the lobby of a building on 10th Avenue in Inwood, where his girlfriend lives, the official said.

He said nothing to reporters as FBI agents led him to the Essex County courthouse to be arraigned.

Authorities say the woman and her daughter were watching cartoons on their couch in Millburn, N.J. last Friday morning, a baby boy asleep upstairs, when the suspect — alleged to be Custis — kicked in the dead-bolted door of their Cypress Street home.

The suspect beat the mother as the little girl watched, punching and kicking the woman at least 16 times before pushing her down the basement stairs, police said.

The assault was captured on a nanny cam. Footage from that camera shows the woman being tossed around and beaten as her daughter (seen as a blur in the video) looks on. The mother stays nearly silent during the end of the attack.

Breaking News ONE MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DEAD, ONE ON RUN

Friday, April 19th, 2013

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With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice brother robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC News.
The second suspect — the one in the white hat in photos released by the FBI — was on the loose. Gov. Deval Patrick ordered the entire city of Boston and some suburbs to stay inside during what he called a “massive manhunt,” and police began a house-to-house search. Boston shut down its buses and subway system.
The suspects are brothers of Chechen origin with the last name Tsarnaev, law enforcement officials told NBC News. The suspect at large, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is 19, was born in Kyrgyzstan and has a Massachusetts driver’s license, they said. The dead suspect was identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, born in Russia.

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FBI denies that one of its agent’s computers was hacked in Apple case

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is disputing a computer hacker group’s claim that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent’s laptop.

The FBI says it never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.

The group released a link to a database of more than 1 million Apple device identification numbers.

Federal officials are warning that computer users should be careful when clicking on such links because they may sometimes contain malware that can infect computers.

AntiSec is a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous, a collection of Internet-savvy activists who have struck out against governments, officials or corporations over a variety of political grievances.

Apple did not respond to repeated requests for comment.

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