The former U.S. attorney in Arizona leaked an internal report about an ATF agent who had criticized the failed gun operation.
by Richard A. Serrano / Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The former top federal prosecutor in Arizona retaliated against the lead whistle-blower in the Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal by leaking an internal report that suggested the whistle-blower once favored allowing illegal gun sales as a way to track weapons to drug cartels in Mexico, the Justice Department’s inspector general’s office said Monday.
Dennis K. Burke, who resigned from the U.S. attorney’s office following the Fast [...]
The crew from PGFD Truck 831 eneded up with something that wasn’t on their grocery list when they made a stop for food Wednesday at a store in Calverton, Maryland. They found a naked man on the tip of the aerial ladder. Working with PGPD, firefighters maneuvered the ladder and eventually the man came down for a meeting with the police officers. It ended with a tasing.
According to PGFD, the person shouted threats and performed lewd acts to himself while climbing on the ladder bed. The man was taken to an area hospital after he [...]
By David Axe / Wired
ZARI, Afghanistan — Because of the poppies, the raw material for most of the world’s heroin, the list of things 1st Lt. Christopher Gackstatter and his 2nd Platoon can’t do in Sartok is far longer than the list of things they can.
Marching into the mud-walled village in this sun-baked district of southern Afghanistan on an April 24 intelligence-gathering mission, the boyish 25-year-old lieutenant and his roughly dozen riflemen and machine gunners are mindful of the many poppy-related prohibitions, developed over 12 painful years of war, that have been passed down to [...]
Police discover unclothed, crack smoking suspect inside Washington Park home
Washington Park, IL (KSDK)- Police say they responded to a bizarre home invasion in Washington Park, Illinois.
They say they found a naked, crack smoking suspect inside the home of a great grandmother.
“I thought this man was going to kill me,” said 61-year-old Shirley Snipes of Washington Park.
She says she was taking her dogs out on Wednesday afternoon around 4:30. She left the door unlocked for about fifteen minutes. When she came back inside she discovered someone was in her bathroom.
Police say the man [...]
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Lindsay Lohan packs for rehab
Lindsay Lohan is packing her bags, but she’s definitely not heading to paradise. The troubled starlet enters a 90-day rehab stint on May 2, 2013. After her sixth arrest, Lohan avoided jail time by agreeing to spend three months in rehab. Lohan pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to the police in March 2013. After rehab, Lohan will perform 30 days of community labor and undergo 18 months of psychological therapy. This all stems from an incident in the summer of 2012 when Lohan crashed her car. [...]
(AP) ATLANTA Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross — who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump” — has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Cpl. Kay Lester of the Fulton County police said, “It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose.”
An official cause of death [...]
By Judith Fein / Fox News
It’s difficult to visit Medellín today – with its world-class international restaurants, clubs, hotels, high-end clothing stores, and innovative urban renewal – and imagine what it was like 20 years ago when Pablo Escobar, one of the richest men in the world, ran the Medellín drug cartel with a cocaine-coated iron fist.
It was a corrupt, dangerous city where officials were bribed, old and new scores were settled with violence, people in high-crime areas were terrified to venture out at night, and tourism was unthinkable.
Pablo Escobar was gunned down [...]
Colombia’s Ministry of Defense on Friday announced that 17 members of rebel group FARC were captured while attempting to steal a helicopter in the southwestern department of Cauca.
Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon revealed the information through his twitter account, praising the operation carried out by police in the Santander de Quilichao municipality in southwest Cauca department.
President Juan Manuel Santos also made a statement about the arrests declaring, “This morning I received some very important news,” namely the capture of the “special forces unit” of the FARC’s 6th Front who, the head of state claimed, “Have [...]
Bogota – Colombian police seized three tons of cocaine belonging to a gang of paramilitary drug traffickers known as “Los Urabeños” at a farm in the northern province of Antioquia on the Caribbean coast, authorities said.
The drug was confiscated at the Punta de Piedra Farm in a rural area of Antioquia’s Turbo municipality and very close to the beach, the director of Colombia’s National Police, Gen. Jose Roberto Leon Riaño, said.
The subterranean cache “contained 3,000 packs of the drug, which when weighed added up to 3,000 kilos (3.3 tons) and bore the “Oster” logo, characteristic [...]
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Ted Kaczynski—the infamous “Unabomber”—used them. So did Russian spies like Rudolf Abel. Not to mention John Wilkes Booth and Mary, Queen of Scots.
We’re talking about secret codes and ciphers . . . used in the commission of crime, espionage, and terrorism.
Find out how law enforcement broke these and other codes with “cryptanalysis” in Code Breaking in Law Enforcement: A 400-Year History in the new issue of Forensic Science Communications. The article was written by one of our own cryptanalysts, Dorn Vernessa Samuel, who works in the Cryptanalysis and Racketeering Records [...]