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DEA agents allegedly lied to govt. about running strip club

South Hackensack - Two Drug Enforcement Agency employees allegedly lied to the government about not having outside work, even though they owned a sleazy New Jersey strip club that employed illegal immigrant dancers from Russia and Brazil.

Florida jailhouse guards arrested in murder plot linked to KKK

Jacksonville - Three prison guards arrested in Florida Thursday are members of the Ku Klux Klan and it's alleged that they used Klan meetings to plan the murder of a black inmate upon his release.

FBI seeks wider warrant powers - Google says, 'No!'

The news is, on the last day of public hearings, Google charged that expanded FBI cyber-search warrant power gives the Bureau free reign to violate search and seizure protections and privacy rights through the "practice of covert entry warrants."

Google: FBI plan to expand hacking power a 'monumental' threat

Google is warning that a US government plan to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation's hacking powers is a "monumental" constitutional threat.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

FBI: North Korea behind Sony hack

Washington - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the computer hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that led the company to cancel the release of the film "The Interview."

FBI seeking new invasive global hacking powers

Washington - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has proposed a rule change that would grant the agency broad new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers in the United States and around the world.

FBI's flawed facial recognition program fully operational

Civil right and privacy advocates are concerned over the FBI's recent announcement that a flawed facial recognition software program is now fully operational.

FBI confirms elite team rescued abducted teen in Idaho

Boise - Hannah Anderson, the 16 year-old California teen who was abducted and the subject of a massive manhunt was rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team who gunned down her abductor at a remote campsite in Idaho.

FBI counter-terror team celebrates 30 years of service

Quantico - The FBI is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hostage Rescue Team. Always ready to respond to a crisis situation, this specialized entity is America's premier SWAT team and a world renowned counter-terrorism force.

Two FBI agents killed during counter-terrorist training exercise

Virginia Beach - Two FBI special agents who were members of the prestigious Hostage Rescue Team were killed during a maritime-based counter-terrorism training exercise gone awry aboard a military freighter off the coast of Virginia Beach.

Op-Ed: A fact-based look at campus rape and the Landen Gambill case Special

The case of Landen Gambill has sparked outrage by sexual assault victims and advocates alike. It has also led to some questioning the validity of Gambill's claims.

White supremacist 'hit list' prompts FBI concerns in Detroit

Detroit - The FBI has issued alerts to Jewish and civil rights leaders in the Metro Detroit area after the arrest of an alleged white supremacist in an Ohio suburb uncovered what is believe to be a “hit list” as well as an arsenal of high-powered weapons.

Policing war zones: The new jurisdiction of U.S. federal agents

Washington - In recent years law enforcement agents of the U.S. government have traveled to nations in conflict in support of the military and nation rebuilding and stabilization efforts. This new mission has proven extremely dangerous and even deadly.

FBI, NYPD thwart Federal Reserve Bank terror bombing plot

New York - Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to detonate a bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank in the lower Manhattan’s financial district of New York City.

Bristol Palin receives death threat, suspicious package

Los Angeles - Officials with the Los Angeles Police Dept. and the FBI are currently investigating a suspicious package and possible death threat made against Bristol Palin.

White noise: Inside the 'hate music' industry

Washington - A fatal shooting this past August at a Sikh temple by a skinhead in a 'hatecore' rock band shocked the nation. 'Hate music' is little known to those outside of that dark world. What is 'hate music' and is there a link between it and actual violence?

White supremacist couple indicted on murder charges

Portland - A federal grand jury in Portland indicted a militant white supremacist couple on murder charges this past Thursday after the pair allegedly unleashed a wave of terror across the Pacific Northwest region that left four dead last fall.

FBI smashes gun ring operated by rogue NYPD cops

New York - The FBI busted eight NYPD cops this past Tuesday on charges of running a million dollar weapons trafficking operation that involved the transport of high-powered assault rifles and other contraband across state lines from New Jersey into New York City.

NYPD cop busted by FBI agents on civil rights charges

Staten Island - An NYPD officer was arrested by FBI agents last week on Staten Island on civil rights violations after arresting a black man this past April on trumped up charges. The officer later used a racial epithet in describing the innocent man to a friend.

FBI agents arrest NYPD cop on charges of civil rights violations

Brooklyn - A New York City police officer was arrested this past Wednesday morning by FBI agents on charges of civil rights violations after he allegedly pepper-sprayed two patrons without cause at a bar in Brooklyn.

LulzSec, Anonymous spokesman 'Topiary' arrested, UK Police Say

London - The Metropolitan Police have announced the arrest of a 19-year-old man, known online as Topiary, who has been identified by Scotland Yard as the spokesman for the hacktivist group's Lulzsec and Anonymous.

Sixteen arrested in Anonymous hacking investigation

Washington - The FBI announced today that they had conducted a series of raids in 10 states this morning resulting in the arrest of 16 individuals associated with the hacking group Anonymous. The investigation was related to the cyber-attack on PayPal's website.
 

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)'s Mine Resistant Ambush vehicle or MRAP. The MRAP is an armored vehicle that can be used by the FBI's SWAT, Enhanced SWAT, and Hostage Rescue Teams to engage terrorists that are heavily-armed with high-caliber armor piercing ammunition and explosives. The MRAP is also currently in use with U.S. forces in Afghanistan where the number of troop deaths from roadside bombs have plummeted since the 2008 introduction of the thickly armored vehicle.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) during a training exercise in the mid-1990's. In a 80's study on the world's best military and tactical law enforcement counter-terrorism teams HRT was ranked eighth out of over 100 other teams.
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FBI HRT operators rappelling from an FBI Blackhawk helicopter as seen through during a late night training exercise. HRT team trains relentless during both the day and at night, regardless of weather.
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A Picture of FBI SWAT officers.
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Members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) fast-rope (or repel) onto a roof before storming a building to confront terrorists and free a hostage during a training exercise.
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An FBI HRT operator and his K-9 partner conduct tactical training at the FBI's Hogan's Alley simulation center in Quantico, Virginia. The training is part of a week-long program which taught U.S. Army Officers about crisis response and the roles of HRT and the FBI's Crisis Negotiations Unit. Both HRT and the Crisis Negotiations Unit are under the command of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG).
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The FBI Hostage Rescue Team, created in 1983, trains at Quantico. The team has been involved in many high-profile cases and deployed on more than 200 missions in the U.S. and abroad.
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FBI HRT operators have a suspect cornered during a training exercise. The Hostage Rescue Team is a civilian law enforcement counter-terrorism team under the command of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - a civilian law enforcement agency.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) conducting hostage rescue and counter-terrorism training.
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FBI HRT operators storm a large sea vessel during a maritime-based counter-terrorism exercise.
FBI HRT operators storm a large sea vessel during a maritime-based counter-terrorism exercise.
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An Federal Bureau of Investigation Enhanced Special Weapons And Tactics team moves in to surround a C-130 during an exercise Keesler Air Force Base. The FBI's Enhanced SWAT teams are not as highly trained or equipped to take on the missions that are often assigned to the Hostage Rescue Team but they have more advanced training and equipement than the regular FBI SWAT teams.
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The J. Edgar Hoover Building, headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Washington, D.C.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation's Hostage Rescue Team (FBI HRT) conducting hostage rescue and tactical counter-terrorism training.
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FBI HRT operator as seen through night vision goggles after the "arrest" of a emotionally disturbed man during a training exercise in Virginia. The exercise involved an emotionally disturbed and disgruntled man who was overheard by a co-worker discussing five explosive devices he had secretly placed around the nation’s capital. The subject in this training exercise was “arrested” without incident and the bombs located and safely defused.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training. Because of HRT's training and experience abroad with fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is the only civilian law enforcement tactical team in the U.S. capable of actually fighting an insurgency and one of the few in the entire world. HRT has a very high level of capability which allows it to perform low to moderate level tactical operations in non-permissible environments (i.e., war zones) overseas.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Los Angeles Field Office Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team conducting hostage rescue training on the rooftop of a skyscraper in Downtown Los Angeles. The LA Field Office SWAT team is an "Enhanced" team.
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FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training.
FBI Hostage Rescue Team during urban warfare training.
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A special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) New York Field Office Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team standing on the rooftop of a skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan
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