Judge: ATF Agents Encourage People to Commit Crimes They Otherwise Wouldn’t Commit & Protect Stash Houses

By: Friday November 21, 2014 2:41 pm

In a case involving a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) “reverse sting” on an imaginary cocaine stash house, federal prosecutors have requested that an appeals court reinstate charges against two men who had drug conspiracy and robbery conspiracy charges dropped after a district judge ruled the government engaged in outrageous misconduct. However, [...]

Muslim Teen Charged with Soliciting Murder of FBI Agent Who Posed as Terrorist to Push Him to Blow Up Bar

By: Friday September 6, 2013 6:56 pm

A nineteen year-old Muslim teen from a Chicago suburb, who already faced terrorism charges after an undercover FBI agent convinced him to try and blow up a downtown bar, has been charged with trying to have an FBI agent murdered. This case has largely flown under the radar, however, in recent weeks, it has been [...]

New Evidence Suggests Muslim Convicted of Terrorism Charges Was Falsely Identified as Al Qaeda Agent

By: Monday July 15, 2013 11:27 am

Yassin Aref was convicted of terrorism charges that included conspiring to aid a terrorist group, providing support for a weapon of mass destruction, money-laundering and material support for a foreign terrorist organization after being arrested in an FBI sting operation in Albany, New York in 2006. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in [...]

Did an Undercover FBI Agent Entice Tunisian Student Linked to Canada Terror Plot to Commit Visa Fraud?

By: Friday May 10, 2013 11:02 am

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, the New York field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department (NYPD) commissioner, have stopped another individual from committing an act of terrorism. So it seems. An FBI press release announced that charges against [...]

Muslim Teen Arrested in Illinois for Wanting to Join Al Qaeda in Syria: Latest FBI Entrapment Victim?

By: Monday April 22, 2013 11:20 am

An 18-year-old Muslim from Aurora, Illinois, was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on April 19, for allegedly planning to travel to join an al Qaeda group fighting in Syria. The FBI claims he was about to board a plane to Istanbul, Turkey, and from there would join Jabhat al-Nusrah, which has pledged allegiance [...]

Illinois State Terrorism Law’s Constitutionality Challenged by Lawyers for NATO 3

By: Friday January 25, 2013 5:05 pm

Three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who came to Chicago to protest at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit last May and were arrested and later indicted on terrorism charges, are challenging the constitutionality of an untested Illinois anti-terrorism statute under which they were charged. Lawyers submitted a motion in court today asserting the [...]

After Newtown Shooting, NYPD Considers Entrapment Schemes to Catch ‘Potential Deranged Gunmen’

By: Friday December 21, 2012 11:38 am

A New York Times report indicates that “top intelligence officials in the New York Police Department” met Thursday to discuss how to use the Internet to “identify potential ‘deranged’ gunmen before they strike.” NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stated, “The techniques would include cyber-searches of language that mass-casualty shooters have used in e-mails and Internet [...]

Further Evidence of Entrapment in New York State Terrorism Case?

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 1:20 pm

Jose Pimentel faces state terrorism charges for allegedly building a pipe bomb that he planned to explode. Informants carried out a sting operation that eventually led to his arrest on November 18, 2011. Now, according to the New York Times, documents turned over to his lawyers show the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) played a [...]

Muslim Teen in Chicago Accused of Plotting to Blow Up Bar: Another Victim of FBI Entrapment?

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Eighteen year-old Muslim American Adel Daoud was arrested in Chicago on September 14 after a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) undercover sting operation, where he allegedly tried to set off a car bomb outside of a bar. The story reported by local Chicago news and other media outlets credited the FBI with thwarting a plot by an individual intent on killing Americans.

Interview: GreenIsTheNewRed.com’s Will Potter on FBI Raids, Grand Juries & Political Repression

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:34 am

A series of paramilitary-style raids were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against activists in Portland, Oregon, on July 25. Grand jury subpoenas were issued to individuals targeted in these raids. There were also individuals issued subpoenas in Olympia and Seattle in Washington. The subpoenas informed individuals they were to appear before a federal [...]

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