Law Enforcement Theatre
June 4, 2012 5:56 AM Subscribe
posted by jeffburdges (134 comments total)
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The FBI has orchestrated "14 out of the 22 most frightening plans for attacks [on U.S. soil] since 9/11"
according to the NY Times' counting. As noted previously
though, Mother Jones' investigative report found that "all [but three] of the high-profile domestic terror plots of the last decade were actually FBI stings"
and one third of terrorist defendants
were actually led by an FBI agent provocateur, often outside contractors
A Rolling Stone blogger has now called out the FBI for "singling out ideological enemies [of the State]"
, including the FBI's recent
Ohio bridge plot, while ignoring much more dangerous right wing groups, including white supremacists.
In Cleveland, the FBI had apparently repeatedly failed to inspire other Occupy protestors before finally selecting several mentally ill people
for the bridge plot.
"The way the FBI conducts their operations, It is all about entrapment … I know the game, I know the dynamics of it. It's such a joke, a real joke. There is no real hunt. It's fixed." - Ex-FBI informant Craig Monteilh
As a bonus, there have been several interesting pieces by This American Life around the FBI's anti-activists efforts and methods bordering on entrapment as well :
Arms Trader 2009
- How the FBI made an arms dealer out of Hemant Lakhani
- Brandon Darby
's efforts spying on activists for the FBI.
- Richard Convertino
's prosecution of the Detroit Sleeper Cell