For those among you who are "down" and perhaps for those who are not, you know that much brouhaha was made by the FBI's inclusion of Juggalos -- ie fans of Insane Clown Posse -- in their 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. This, of course, put them in the same category as well-organized Mexican-he ... More >>
Christopher Dorner's online manifesto goes into great detail about the perceived injustices that prompted him to go on a killing rampage.Experts consulted by the L.A. Daily News said the writing is indicative of an intelligent and opinionated man "whose mind has unraveled, likely due to mental illne ... More >>
Video of an killer whale attack on a SeaWorld trainer surfaced this week thanks to an author who filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the imagery, which was used in a federal court case against the park.
The footage depicts trainer Ken Peters, whom U-T San Diego says is still workin ... More >>
FBIIf you don't feel violated yet, just wait for the FUTURE.In a terrifying new twist to the federally mandated "Secure Communities" program -- which lets Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents run an alien check on anybody who passes through any sort of jail or prison -- the FBI ap ... More >>
Republican Congressman Jerry LewisSix months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice wrapped up an investigation into Congressman Jerry Lewis, a 17-term Republican from Redlands, for improperly handling earmarks and government contracts.
The DOJ decided not to prosecute and everyone involved moved ... More >>
Vanity FairElizabeth Taylor.The FBI released its files on late actress Elizabeth Taylor today following a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests from the media.
Blogger Michael Petrelis appears to be the first to pick up the release and notes that much of what's in the files pertains ... More >>
This guy. But the dead version.You might get to see those grisly photos of Osama Bin Laden's dead mug after all.
Associated Press has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to see photographs and video taken by U.S. personnel during the May Day raid on Bin Laden's Pakistani compound.
Th ... More >>
L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar pats a back other than his own.Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar might be the first incumbent ousted by an outsider (Rudy Martinez, profiled here) since the 1980s if he isn't careful. The MayorSam watchdog blog is following La Opinion in exposing that H ... More >>
The ACLU requested FBI records today related to the bureau's use of mapping and data collection technologies to create ethnic maps, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Based on the agency's domestic intelligence guidelines, the FBI is authorized to collect data and map areas where ther ... More >>
Flickr/Mr. MysteryDoes this meal have an unsavory history?
While airlines debate whether or not to serve peanuts to potentially allergic passengers, they apparently haven't been paying attention to what's being served up from their caterers. USA Today reports that many meals served by major a ... More >>
The Electronic Frontier Foundation revealed this week that the FBI and other federal agencies work undercover on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites to shadow suspects and gather evidence in crime investigations.
According to the Associated Press, Freedom of Information Act r ... More >>
Gay blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, who's based in San Francisco, received an interesting letter in the mail yesterday. According to the FBI, he can buy Michael Jackson's FBI file, which is a whopping 591 pages, for $49.10.
"There is a duplication fee of ten cents per page," writes FBI secti ... More >>
The Santa Monica-based Natural Resources Defense Council has sued the Federal Maritime Trucks Entering L.A. HarborCommission to learn why the government agency tried to block implementation of parts of the Clean Trucks Program that the L.A. and Long Beach ports are trying to enforce. The NRDC had fi ... More >>