The haul from Operation Ironside is impressive. But it has also shown how Australia has become a destination of choice for transnational organised crime groups.
The AN0M app was programmed by law enforcement to allow ‘back-door’ access. This led to the retrieval of information that culminated in hundreds of search warrants.
FBI announcements in Yiddish encourage Hasidic or “ultra-Orthodox” Jews to report incidents of anti-Semitism.
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During the Cold War, the FBI boasted a ‘Judeo-Christian’ heritage in the US but also demonstrated anti-Jewish prejudice.
The FBI’s latest cybersecurity moves bring the government into new territory – inside privately owned computers.
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The courts have given the government the authority to hack into private computers unannounced. The action addresses a clear threat, but it also sets an unsettling precedent.
The 2013 reward of US$5 million has since been doubled.
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It may be the greatest robbery you’ve never heard of. In 1990 thieves stole US$200 million worth of art from a Boston gallery. A new Netflix series seeks to find the culprits.
Members of the Black Panther Party outside the High Point property raided by police.
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In the early hours of Feb. 10, 1971, heavily armed officers moved in on a house occupied by Black Panther activists – marking a policing trajectory toward a more militarized response to Black activism.
The FBI says armed protests are planned at all 50 state capitols ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
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Far-right activists and white supremacists may choose to create what they call their “1776 moment” closer to home.
Protesters who claimed to be members of the far-right Proud Boys gather with other Trump supporters outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
Pete Musico, left, is one of the founding members of the Wolverine Watchmen, as is Joseph Morrison, right. Both were charged in the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
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A scholar of militia movements describes the ‘peculiar’ – and erroneous – principles that right-wing militias subscribe to, including believing themselves to be defenders of the Bill of Rights.
A search warrant and a list of seized property from an FBI raid related to the alleged kidnapping plot.
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Much remains unknown so far about an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but five themes will remain relevant no matter how events unfold.
J. Edgar Hoover testifies before the House on Un-American Activities Committee.
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As the US faces historic challenges to its democracy, Trump is mirroring tactics used by the former FBI director to smear his critics and consolidate power.
Actors Dennis Franz and Jimmy Smits on the set of ‘NYPD Blue.’
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For decades, there’s been a concerted effort by law enforcement to ensure their perspectives – and not those of people being policed – dominate prime-time television.
it’s never good to find your data locked up.
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Police experience in crisis and hostage negotiation could come in handy when dealing with cybercriminals who have, effectively, kidnapped data.
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The second feature from the creator of Brass Eye and Four Lions is a savage spoof on the FBI’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Civil rights activist Dorothy Cotton teaches a student in one of her Citizenship Education Program classes.
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Dorothy Cotton never publicly spoke about her intimate relationship with King. But no woman – not even King’s wife – was closer to the civil rights icon during the last years of his life.
According to FBI memos, King witnessed and encouraged a rape in a hotel room.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Publication was justified of information from the FBI that Martin Luther King Jr. witnessed and celebrated a woman’s rape, writes a historian, who warns the FBI had long wanted to destroy King.
Clockwise from top left, Georgetown University, Stanford University, Yale University, and University of California, Los Angeles.
Even if wealthy parents don’t resort to the kind of illegal tactics in the recent college cheating scandal revealed by the FBI, the college admission process still favors the rich, scholars argue.
A small memorial for Srinivas Kuchibhotla outside Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe, Kansas.
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Law enforcement officials aren’t trained in recognizing hate crimes, leaving national numbers on these attacks unreliable.
Gavin McInnes speaks on stage with members of the Proud Boys.
Law enforcement’s historical tendency to treat crimes committed by white power groups as isolated incidents has allowed them to flourish.