Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton put 1988 West Coast hip-hop on the map, bringing hood nihilism to white suburbia and making Middle America collectively piss itself. The album sold 3 million copies with zero airplay, boosted by the FBI's stern condemnation of "Fuck tha Police."..."
"... Austin Police say they have arrested the man who "directs" the Austin operations of the infamous prison gang the Mexican Mafia. On March 4, the APD Gang Suppression Unit – working with the FBI, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and its Office of Inspector General – arrested alleged Mexican Mafia Austin honcho Benny Martinez and alleged underling Richard Salazar, in connection with an ongoing cocaine-trafficking investigation..."
"...8pm, Parish It might not be widely publicized, but Merge Records' 2008 showcase is being sponsored by the FBI's Federal Witness Relocation Program. Maybe the easiest target is opener Portastatic, which is just the nom de rock of label poobah Mac McCaughan of Superchunk..."
"...No website administrator wants the police (or FBI, or Homeland Security) to come tapping on their door because of what someone has said on their site. Panelist Mohammed Suleiman Khan of blog aggregator Hadithuna.com had some pretty sensible advice to when to say 'enough is enough' without compromising free speech. He had some pretty simple advice: keep clear until it's really a problem..."
"..."He's having problems because every now and then someone comes on and starts posting Jihadi videos. He'll remove them, and then the FBI comes knocking on his door," says Amanullah...."
"...According to Harbury, the federal government is in "grotesque violation" of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which covers civilians and refers to "saboteurs." But undoubtedly there's some way for the ole' feddy gov to get out of that one as well. Harbury also took the time to dissect the ticking bomb theory. She said there were four basic possibilities when the CIA or FBI has a suspect in a situation like this: 1..."
"...While Vivian Sullivan might not have the cash or the party connections of the other three candidates, she has something on her résumé none of them does: She's actually won an election. The former FBI agent took Place 1 on the Round Rock Independent School District board of trustees in 2005, when she led the charge against a $349 million bond issue..."
"...In addition to being immoral, indefinite ICE detention, resulting in in-jail litigation, will lead to costly overcrowding, she warned. Immigration attorney Thomas Esparza blasted the policy as "shoot first; ask questions later." He reported Department of Public Safety and FBI records "do not match," thwarting credible and speedy immigration checks..."
"...In that position, she focused on housing, development, and revitalization. In 2006, she was promoted to deputy city manager, where she oversees planning and development, public works, economic development, and more; a 2006 FBI probe of the city's urban renewal agency, plus its subsequent defunding and folding into the city bureaucracy, likely created plenty of headaches for Burley. Marc Ott..."
"...According to the agency, the number of such investigations rose from 110 in 1997 to 251 in 2007 – although there's no way of telling if that means an increase in real incidents or just rising public attention. Currently, the district is only required to run a statewide search, but under the new program, employees will have their fingerprints entered into an FBI database to detect crimes committed in other states..."
"...According to the agency, the number of sexual misconduct investigations skyrocketed from 110 in 1997 to 251 in 2007. Currently, the district is only required to run a statewide search, but under the new program, employees will have their fingerprints entered into an FBI database to detect crimes committed in other states..."
"...9) APD Neutralizes Clinic Bomb Twenty-seven-year-old Paul Ross Evans, perhaps delusional, was sentenced to 40 years in the federal pen for planting a nail-packed pipe bomb outside the Austin Women's Health Center in April. Thanks to the quick response and technical abilities of the APD's bomb squad – plus agents with the ATF and FBI – the bomb, inside a soft-sided cooler, was defused without incident..."
"...For the fourth year in a row, marijuana arrests in the U.S. set an all-time record in 2006, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports..."
"...Yet those are some of the most affecting moments. I learned that at age 14, Solomon's picketing of a segregated Maryland housing complex apparently got him an FBI file; and that a little later, he distributed gubernatorial election fliers on behalf of the less-racist Republican "moderate": Spiro Agnew..."
"...Consumer Alert: Jury Duty Scam Just Another Identification Theft Trick The FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the country have reported the resurgence of an old trick known as the jury duty scam. In this scam, potential victims receive calls from people posing as court officers. The caller informs the victim that he or she failed to appear for jury duty and that a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest..."
"...Pierre. According to annual crime stats compiled by the FBI, pot arrests reached a record high in 2006, with nearly 830,000 people popped on pot charges, 89% for possession only..."
"...The students who were responsible for hanging the nooses in the tree were given three days of in-school suspension, despite their actions, which FBI investigators said "had all the markings of a hate crime." And on the weekend prior to the beating, Robert Bailey, one of the six, was beaten severely after he and other black students attempted to enter a party. The man responsible was charged with battery but immediately released on probation...."
"...Bones, seasons one and two (20th Century Fox): Forensic anthropologist (Emily Deschanel) and FBI agent (David Boreanaz) banter over gleefully gross murders. Chemistry: unrefutable...."
"...Delightfully demented Dexter dispatched dearly dapper Andy Williams. As etched in entrails by Jeff Lindsay with 2004’s Darkly Dreaming Dexter and 2005’s Dearly Devoted Dexter – and brought to humorous, albeit grisly black light last year by Showtime – the Miami PD blood-splatter “lab geek” turned vigilante descends from a serial-killing landmark in contemporary cinematic dismemberment. Thomas Harris’ terrifying Red Dragon became Michael Mann’s terrific Manhunter in 1986, still the best Hannibal Lecter film of the lot, but better yet, ground zero for forensic sleuthery going mano-a-mano with sociopathic sushi chefs. At least one college-age cable poacher who found himself delightfully bloodied by the teaming thought to himself, “You could milk that forensic stuff forever.” A millennium later, Manhunter’s FBI profiler, actor William L..."
"...Gonzales needs to be brought to trial (after Bush leaves office) for lying to Congress. If he is not brought to trial, then no person in America should be brought to court for lying to Congress, the FBI, or federal authorities..."
"...Dear Editor, At reading the article "Porn Busters!" [News, Aug. 17] I felt compelled to write and share in text the ticklish swelling sensation I experienced at learning that those blessed agents at the good bureau [FBI] and the attorney general's office had succeeded in laying the collar on another lowlife un-American kid-diddlin' scum..."
"...Of course, that doesn't mean a career in federal law enforcement isn't for you. Just last week, the FBI announced it is relaxing its policy on past drug use, meaning former pot-smokers are not automatically banned from joining the agency..."
"...Wahlberg leads the cops. At the end of the first episode, Wahlberg's character is replaced by an FBI agent, leaving him time to diagram sentences..."
"...Jeffs, once an FBI Most Wanted poster boy, was arrested last August outside Las Vegas, bringing to a close his life on the lam, dodging arrest in Utah and Arizona, as well as a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Since then, Jeffs' home has been the aptly named Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington Co., Utah, where he faces a felony charge of aiding in the eventual rape of a 14-year-old girl forced to marry her 19-year-old cousin in a ceremony over which Jeffs presided..."
"...According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the federal government spends nearly $20 billion, and local/state governments spend roughly the same, totaling $40 billion yearly. Meanwhile, according to the FBI, almost 50% of all drug arrests are for marijuana (800,000 marijuana arrests in 2005)..."
"...The crime numbers are collected by DPS from law enforcement agencies across the state for 2006, slightly more than 1,000 agencies filed crime stats with the agency, representing 99.9% of the state population, DPS reports. (The stats collected by DPS are also collected and tracked by the FBI, which puts out an annual nationwide Uniform Crime Report.) While the overall property crime rate dropped, the number of robberies statewide actually increased, up 4.2% last year..."
"...After seeing the first half, it can come as no surprise that those in power would want the man dead, but after going on to witness political theatre, evidence of corruption, and outright lying from the Chicago Police and the FBI, the complex appraisal shifts disturbingly. A federal grand jury concluded that only one out of 100 shots fired in the ambush could have come from a Black Panther weapon..."
"...ARAB, MUSLIM, AND SOUTH ASIAN INDIVIDUALS' RIGHTS: ACCOMPANYING FBI INTERVIEWEES A continuing ACLU legal-education workshop. E-mail to RSVP..."
"...While the spit-flecked profanities and sporadic yells of “Break his arm” get big points for their scary quotient, the night’s best catcall award goes to whatever no-doubt-impressive chemical cocktail that inspired someone to yell, with a rabid intensity, “Come on, punch his ass!” Fight results follow, if you’re keeping track of this stuff at home, maybe for some sort of mixed-martial-arts fantasy league. (I bet the phrase “mixed-martial-arts fantasy league” – not to mention the references of “underground boxing” and ass-punching – will put this blog into an FBI database somewhere.)(Listed in fight card order – winner in bold, local fighters marked with an asterisk.) Daniel Pineda vs..."
"... Paul Ross Evans, 27, has been charged with violations of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 2332(a) Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction; 844(i) Manufacture of Explosive Material; and 248(a)(3) Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is comprised of representatives from the FBI, ATF, U.S..."
"...APD patrol officers responded to a suspicious package call at the Austin Women’s Health Center parking lot located at 1902 South I-35. The 9-1-1 call was placed by a clinic employee who also notified ATF and FBI per the clinic protocol..."
"...Part of Twin Peaks' beauty is its utter unpredictability: The owls are not what they seem, and neither are the characters. The story gets ever more snarled, and new characters arrive: hermetic orchid tenders, child magicians, David Duchovny as an even foxier FBI agent, and Mr..."
"...Things go from bad to worse. He gets shot in the head, but instead of dying, he ends up time-traveling and embodying different people: everyone from an FBI agent who is infiltrating a radical American Indian movement to an American Indian boy during the Battle of the Little Bighorn to a scout tracking American Indians for the U.S..."
"...According to the CI, the police were willing to pay him to cover for them. (Nice, eh? Hey, I know, lets add more narco cops to the ranks – that’ll fix things!) An FBI investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, and on April 2 the NAACP announced it would be undertaking its own inquiry into the incident..."
"...As part of a public opening for the Harry Ransom Center's files about FBI Assistant Director Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, which UT bought along with other Watergate papers in 2003 for $5 million, the three were part of a Statesman-sponsored panel discussion at UT's McCullough Theatre. The discussion Watergate and the Media: Did the System Work? was supposed to be about the impact of Watergate on journalism, but it soon became increasingly uncomfortable for Oppel as the respected journalists questioned his role at the Statesman and his approach to news-gathering...."
"..."Now you know there's a big difference between a publisher and an editor," he replied. Oppel was then challenged by both Bernstein and Woodward when he said he thought confidential sources damaged journalism. The giants of the printed word, who helped legitimize the practice through their use of leaks from FBI assistant director Mark "Deep Throat" Felt, said they were essential for good journalism..."
"...OK, dozens of extreme sexual predators who mostly populate our TV cop melodramas and who carefully consult the relevant penal codes before committing their heinous crimes. The FBI reports the national violent crime rate has declined 26% since 1996, but you'd never know that from the grim hysteria pouring from our televisions and our politicians.CHIPping Away..."
"...The significance? Well, if you've been drowning in Festival screenings and such over the last few days, Gonzales is assailed on all sides. He lied to Congress over the FBI's use of the PATRIOT Act, and the purge of U.S..."
"... Scooter Libby, VP Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, was found guilty Monday of four of five felony counts of obstructing justice and perjury for lying to the FBI and a grand jury. A juror told reporters that jurors found themselves asking, "What are we doing with this guy here? Where's [Karl] Rove? Where are these other guys?" Libby's lawyers said they will appeal...."
"...Spook, he decided, gotta be a Spook. Oscar had lately been reading a great number of detective novels, where the gumshoe got fouled up with the FBI or CIA or some other scary subversive group...."
"...Jason McLure, a reporter at Legal Times asked the show about the number. Dateline told him that it had gotten it from a retired FBI agent who consulted with the show..."
"...asked the show about the number. Dateline told him that it had gotten it from a retired FBI agent who consulted with the show..."
"...1) Record Madness: According to FBI statistics released in September, arrests for marijuana possession reached a record high in 2005, with nearly 800,000 pot-related busts nationwide. The majority 88% were for simple possession only; the remaining arrestees, just more than 90,000, were charged with sale and/or manufacturing, a category that includes folks busted for growing medi-pot in compliance with state law..."
"...Millennium: Seasons 1-3 (20th Century Fox Home Video, $119.94): The X-Files' dark twin never captured the public like Mulder and Scully; nonetheless, Lance Henriksen's demon-haunted FBI profiler, Frank Black, remains the most nuanced of all of Chris Carter's agency characters. Creepy good fun...."
"...Inmates convicted of drug offenses in federal court accounted for 49% of the total growth in the prison population since 1995 including more than 250,000 drug offenders locked up in state prisons. (Indeed, in October, FBI statistics revealed that nearly 800,000 people were arrested last year just for pot-related charges.) And, as the prison population continues to grow, it should come as no surprise that at the end of 2005, state prisons were operating at up to 14% above capacity, while federal prisons were at 34% above capacity..."
"...The FBI has begun an inquiry into the police shooting death of 88-year-old Kathryn Johnston, who was killed in her Atlanta-area home during a questionable drug raid last week. Reportedly, Atlanta narco squad cops busted into Johnston’s small home armed with a so-called no-knock warrant, allowing them to forgo announcing their presence before busting down the door..."
"...Jeffs was arrested this year after being on the lam for well more than a year, dodging the Utah charges, lesser state charges in Arizona also related to arranging polygamist unions, and finally, a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Jeffs was added to the FBI's Most Wanted list in May and eventually had a $100K booty attached to his head..."
"...22 that her forced marriage in 2001 to her first cousin was the "darkest time in my entire life." Doe's often tearful testimony Tuesday came on the first day of a preliminary hearing in state court that will determine whether the state has sufficient evidence to try 50-year-old Jeffs on charges of rape-as-accomplice for his role in arranging the marriage between Doe, then 14, and her 19-year-old cousin. Jeffs was arrested this year after being on the lam for well over a year, dodging the Utah accomplice to rape charges, lesser state charges in Arizona also related to arranging polygamist unions, and finally, a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Jeffs was added to the FBI's Most Wanted list in May and, eventually, had a $100K booty attached to his head..."
"...High GOP trickification is afoot in several combative districts nationwide. A sampling of GOP vote suppression and all-around fuckery follows: In Maryland, homeless people were bussed in from Philadelphia, took a meeting with incumbent Republican governor Bob Ehrlich's wife (!), and then proceeded to pass out campaign literature identifying Ehrlich as a Dem. In the tight Virginia race between George Allen and Jim Webb, the FBI is looking into claims of phone calls directing voters to make-believe precincts. There's also reports of Latino voter harassment in Arizona and Colorado. And if isn't enough, melted-plastic automaton Laura Ingraham is urging her listeners to phone-jam a voter protection hotline..."
"... The Travis Co. Sheriff's Office is getting help from the FBI in its search for a man who robbed the Washington Mutual bank at 6301 W..."