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  Federal Bureau of Investigation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the most controversial provisions of the act is the so-called "sneak and peek" provision, granting the FBI powers to search a house while the residents are away, and not requiring them to notify the residents for several weeks afterwards.
The FBI also shares concurrent jurisdiction with the DEA in the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
The FBI originated from a force of Special Agents created on July 26, 1908, by Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FBI   (1051 words)

  
 U.S. Dept. of State FOIA Electronic Reading Room - Chile Declassification Project - FBI
FBI Chile I - Tranche I of the Chile collection was officially released to the public on June 30, 1999 and pertains to events in Chile between 1973 - 1978.
FBI Chile II - Tranche II of the Chile Collection was officially released October 8, 1999 and pertains principally to the period 1968-1972.
FBI Chile III - Tranche III of the Chile collection was officially released to the public on November 13, 2000.
foia.state.gov /SearchColls/FBI.asp   (283 words)

  
 America Betrayed - Bush Administration, FBI Complicity In 911
Like their superiors in Washington, FBI field agents knew that the nation was in danger of a terrorist attack, and that this threat involved the hijacking of commercial airliners.
Upon further investigation, Minneapolis FBI agents became convinced that Moussaoui posed a direct threat to the security of the United States and that he was part of a widespread terrorist plot that involved the hijacking and destruction of commercial U.S. jet liners.
FBI agents in Minnesota, however, were so convinced that an attack would soon take place, that they rewrote the warrant applications only to again have information removed and deleted; an action which insured the warrant would again be rejected and that terrorists could successfully carry out the 9/11 attack.
www.rense.com /general25/fb.htm   (2849 words)

  
 Federal Bureau of Investigation (Harpers.org)
F.B.I. agents knew that their informants were guilty of the crime but remained silent to protect their sources.
A former FBI translator claimed that she could prove that the Bush Administration did in fact receive warnings in the spring and summer of 2001 that terrorists were planning to use aircraft to attack American cities.
Administration lawyers asked a judge to prevent a former FBI translator from testifying in a lawsuit brought by families of September 11 victims; the translator told the 9/11 commission that the government had considerable evidence months before the attacks that Al Qaeda was planning to use aircraft as weapons in the United States.
www.harpers.org /FBI.html   (1645 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Nation / US probes possible moonlighting by FBI agents in China
The Justice Department is investigating whether FBI agents involved in espionage and terrorism cases may have moonlighted by forming private companies and using informants and subjects of inquiries to benefit their personal business.
FBI agents generally are prohibited from moonlighting in second jobs without special permission, and they are subjected to regular background checks for irregularities.
The FBI's counterespionage program was rocked earlier this year by criminal charges filed against one key agent in California, who is accused of becoming romantically involved with a woman he was supposed to be watching and allowing her to gain access to sensitive classified information.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2003/10/02/us_probes_possible_moonlighting_by_fbi_agents_in_china   (786 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Agent Alleges FBI Ignored Hamas Activities
An FBI agent in Chicago has accused his superiors of ignoring the pre-Sept. 11 criminal activities of alleged U.S. associates of the Islamic Resistance Movement, the terrorist organization also known as Hamas.
FBI officials strenuously denied Wright's assertions and some of the officials, speaking anonymously, said he is disgruntled about being marginalized after intense struggles with supervisors over his investigations.
But he does contend in his lawsuit that the FBI routinely gathers evidence about terrorist operatives -- "such as the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks" -- to be used to solve the crimes only after they occur, but not to prevent them.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A3860-2002May10?language=printer   (784 words)

  
 Terrorism: Q & A | FBI and Law Enforcement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FBI director Robert S. Mueller III has said that part of the September 11 plot might have been uncovered if federal agencies had communicated better and properly evaluated the clues at hand.
The FBI also failed to connect the Moussaoui case to a July 2001 memo from a Phoenix FBI agent, Kenneth Williams, warning the FBI that Arab men who might be linked to Osama bin Laden were training at a flight school in Arizona.
Cooperation between the FBI, Pakistani authorities, and the CIA led to the March 2002 capture of al-Qaeda operations chief Abu Zubaydah in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad.
www.terrorismanswers.org /security/law_print.html   (1818 words)

  
 FBI Special Agent
As the primary investigative arm of the federal government, the FBI is responsible for enforcing over 260 federal statutes and for conducting sensitive national security investigations.
FBI activities include investigations into organized crime, white-collar crime, public corruption, financial crime, fraud against the government, bribery, copyright matters, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, air piracy, terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, interstate criminal activity, fugitive and drug-trafficking matters, and other violations of federal statutes.
The FBI also works with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in investigating matters of joint interest and in training law enforcement officers at the FBI Academy.
www.utexas.edu /student/cec/careers/fbi_agent.html   (317 words)

  
 FBI
FBI dirty tricks, the Senate Intelligence Committee later discovered, provoked "shootings, beatings and a high degree of unrest" in the Black Panther movement.
Nor was the FBI itself exempt from racist intrigue: Milteer, on tape, reported detailed plans for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr., whom Hoover's FBI, by the end of 1963, had also targeted for (in their words) "neutralizing...
You have to draw a distinction between the FBI and the Agency in the 1960s - and the substantial lack of candor between them and the Warren Commission - and the subsequent behavior of the agencies as they dealt with the congressional committee (in 1977).
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAfbi.htm   (3976 words)

  
 Wired News: FBI Goes After Bonsaikitten.com
Count the FBI among the many visitors to bonsaikitten.com who are anything but amused at the descriptions of how to use muscle relaxant, feeding tubes and Klein bottles to shape a perfect Bonsai Cat.
Silverglate predicts that when the FBI realizes bonsaikitten.com is not serious, the bureau will quietly abandon its investigation.
Ellen Kearns, an FBI agent in the bureau's Lakeville, Massachusetts office who is involved in the investigation, could not be reached for comment.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,41733,00.html   (1115 words)

  
 fbida homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A wrapper script for viewing ps/pdf files on the framebuffer console using fbi.
fbi and ida originally started as two completely separate projects.
Some day in 2002 I was bored writing the image decoding stuff twice, so I decided to make them use the same code for that.
linux.bytesex.org /fbida   (171 words)

  
 FBI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
If you look into the history of the FBI and Martin Luther King-which now has become notorious in that totally notorious history of the FBI- the FBI attempted to neutralize, perhaps kill him, perhaps get him to commit suicide, certainly to destroy him as a leader of fl people in the United States.
At that point, the FBI also inquired who the author of that report was, and asked that an investigation begin on the author.
The FBI stood by with their suits and ties-I'm sorry I'm dressed this way today, but I was just trying to throw them off the track-and took notes while people were being beaten in front of them.
mediafilter.org /MFF/FBI.html   (2924 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - FBI: Murder rate fell during first half of '04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WASHINGTON — The number of murders across the nation dropped by nearly 6% during the first half of 2004 compared with the same period last year, the FBI said Monday, a decline that could signal the largest drop in slayings since 1999.
Among the four major types of violent crimes —; murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — only the number of reported rapes was up this year, the FBI reported.
The FBI's report suggests that significant declines in murders in a few cities — including Chicago, Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Phoenix — helped to drive down the national figures.
www.usatoday.com /news/bythenumbers/2004-12-13-violent-crime_x.htm   (431 words)

  
 Mantle's FBI file   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NEW YORK (AP) An FBI file on Mickey Mantle shows he was threatened by gamblers and was flmailed for having an affair with a woman, television station WCBS reported.
A 1963 entry has a source telling the FBI that Mantle received a number of telephone calls from a known gambler, the station said.
The FBI declined to disclose why it opened a file on the late Hall of Famer, WCBS said.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50s/mantle.html   (204 words)

  
 CBS News | FBI Whistleblower Claims Confirmed | August 3, 2004 14:32:06
(CBS) A newly disclosed letter confirmed charges by a former FBI interpreter that she was fired at least in part because she blew the whistle on incompetent workers at the bureau.
When the FBI fired interpreter Sibel Edmonds more than two years ago after only a few months on the job, it had no idea the can of worms it was opening up.
In a letter released on Capitol Hill, FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged that the a recently concluded internal Justice Department investigation found "a contributing factor" in Edmonds firing was the fact that she had accused the bureau of ineptitude, reports CBS News Correspondent Jim Stewart.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2004/07/29/eveningnews/main632983.shtml   (414 words)

  
 Current FBI Counter-Terrorism Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The FBI's characterization of White American Resistance (WAR) is typical: After opening a domestic terrorism investigation of WAR, the FBI stated "No known acts of violence have as yet been attributed to WAR; however, leaders of the group have been encouraging members to arm themselves."
The FBI investigated under the terrorism guidelines the Yahweh Church, a militant fl group in Miami, and other religious groups.
For example, the FBI opened a civil rights investigation into the Rodney King case as soon as officials saw the broadcast of the videotape.
www.cdt.org /policy/terrorism/cnss.FBI.auth.html   (690 words)

  
 Troubling Questions in Troubling Times
The FBI had suspected that Salameh was involved in the bombing when they examined the rental documents that he had returned to the Ryder clerk when he first reported the vehicle stolen the previous week.
As for the portions which clearly indicated that the FBI was involved in a classic entrapment setup and had collaborated with Salem in the implementation of the bombing, they were conveniently not publicized.
FBI Chief Robert Mueller conceded on September 20 and September 27 that at this time, the FBI has no conclusive evidence to prove the true identities of the hijackers.
serendipity.li /wot/adam.htm   (6613 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - FBI to focus 520 more agents on terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WASHINGTON — The FBI will undergo a wholesale reorganization to better cope with threats against the United States in an age of terrorist attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller announced Wednesday.
The FBI's plan comes as bureau officials, along with those at the CIA, prepare for congressional hearings next week that will examine whether the U.S. government did enough to prevent the Sept. 11 attacks.
The FBI came under criticism last week when a bureau lawyer in Minneapolis accused headquarters of not responding swiftly enough or ignoring information about potential terrorism suspects, including Zaccarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the USA in the Sept. 11 plot.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2002/05/29/fbi-terror.htm   (623 words)

  
 FBI urges police to watch for people carrying almanacs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning that the popular reference books covering everything from abbreviations to weather trends could be used for terrorist planning.
The FBI noted that use of almanacs or maps may be innocent, "the product of legitimate recreational or commercial activities." But it warned that when combined with suspicious behavior -- such as apparent surveillance -- a person with an almanac "may point to possible terrorist planning."
The FBI said information typically found in almanacs that could be useful for terrorists includes profiles of cities and states and information about waterways, bridges, dams, reservoirs, tunnels, buildings and landmarks.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/12/29/national1426EST0580.DTL&type=printable   (446 words)

  
 NPR - Morning Edition - Robert Hanssen book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hanssen was arrested last February after the FBI discovered "dead drops" where he exchanged classified information with his Russian handlers a short distance from the home he shared with his wife and six children in a Washington suburb.
Vise says Hanssen "got to the FBI and he felt that the FBI didn't recognize his brilliance, and so he went to prove to the bureau, to the world, that he was a player.
That he was an important guy, that the mole inside the FBI couldn't be caught and wouldn't be caught...
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/2001/dec/hanssen/011217.hanssen.html   (820 words)

  
 CBS News | FBI Tries To Limit Info Searches | January 21, 2005 10:00:02
In court, the FBI is defending a recent automated search that missed some documents that had been released years ago in a separate FOIA case.
Representing the FBI, the Justice Department asked a federal judge this month to dismiss this lawsuit and said its request should not be undermined "by an unsuccessful search for a document as long as the search was adequate." FBI officials declined to further address the ongoing litigation.
A Jan. 4, 1996, teletype from FBI Director Louis Freeh's office to the Oklahoma City and Omaha, Neb., offices that discussed the 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombers (the FBI's OKBOMB case) and a Midwest gang of bank robbers (the FBI's BOMBROB case).
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/01/21/national/main668365.shtml   (985 words)

  
 Federal Bureau of Investigation Home Page
The purpose of the FBI Citizens' Academy is to afford business and community leaders in Minnesota an inside look at the FBI.
During the Academy, students will be introduced to the structure and operation of an FBI field office and investigative techniques utilized in both criminal and foreign counterintelligence/terrorism investigations.
The FBI Citizens' Academy is comprised of six sessions which are held over a five week period.
minneapolis.fbi.gov   (139 words)

  
 FBI software cracks encryption wall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The FBI is developing software capable of inserting a computer virus onto a suspect’s machine and obtaining encryption keys, a source familiar with the project told MSNBC.com.
The FBI released a series of unclassified documents relating to Carnivore last year in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
During the Clinton administration, the FBI found itself on the losing side of a lengthy public debate about the federal government’s ability to circumvent encryption tools.
www.msnbc.com /news/660096.asp   (1106 words)

  
 Convera - FBI Selects Convera's RetrievalWare® for Multi-Million Dollar Enterprise License   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The search and discovery platform will be made available throughout the FBI network at agency headquarters and field offices.
FBI analysts have reported that RetrievalWare is playing a critical role in helping them manage IDW investigative data.
The FBI's decision to select Convera for the contract was greatly influenced by RetrievalWare's ability to notify analysts when a new document matching their search query is added to a database.
www.convera.com /Press/pr_083104.asp   (662 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: fbi
One of the more controversial passages in the new book by former FBI director Louis Freeh details the former President's "confrontation" with Saudi...
In an obscure policy decision published last Friday, the FCC decided that the FBI would have veto power over what software Americans can run on their...
The lawyer for a former Bush administration official arrested this week says authorities are using the charges to pressure her client to aid their...
www.technorati.com /tag/fbi   (669 words)

  
 Martin Luther King, Jr. FBI File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FBI File allow the reader to follow the development of King’s own career and civil rights activities in a way never before possible.
Because the fruits of wiretaps that the FBI placed on King’s own home, office, and hotel rooms are under a court order that will keep their contents sealed until at least the year 2027, no verbatim transcripts of these wiretaps can be made public.
However, because The King-Levison File originates from wiretaps that the FBI placed on Stanley Levison’s home and office phones, verbatim transcripts of conversations between King and Levison, as well as of conference calls involving other civil rights leaders, are now available to scholars for the first time.
www.lexisnexis.com /academic/2upa/Aaas/mlkFBI.asp   (544 words)

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