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San Francisco Bay Area LSD lab used by William Leonard Pickard, 1988. The narc in the protective bodysuit (upper central part of image) was not careful enough and got so intoxicated on LSD dust that he had to be rushed to a hospital, saying that everything had turned into a "cartoon".
("Pickard faced 20 years in prison if convicted in 1988, but according to a court affidavit, charges were dropped because he was an informant."
---quote from an article about William Leonard Pickard, "Past director of UCLA drug policy program convicted of running LSD lab" by Brad Greenberg. The article was published in the Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles, on 4.3. 2003, and was about Pickard's later arrest and conviction on LSD charges including those related to another LSD lab that was allegedly being assembled in a converted missile silo in Kansas. In the trial that occurred after Pickard's final arrest in October 2000, the authorities alleged that at one point he had been producing approximately 2.2 pounds of pure LSD [enough to make between 10 to 20 million doses] every 5 weeks.)
("Pickard himself told the Kansas court he had been a DEA informant since 1973 and had periodic contact with senior DEA officials on 'international cases' since 1992. If released on bail, Pickard promised, 'I would immediately proceed to report to the federal building [and] cooperate even aggressively with the DEA in any matters that they wish.'"
---Seth Rosenfeld, the San Francisco Chronicle, 12.19. 2000. On SFgate.com.)
(Waldron Voorhees, also known as "Captain Clearlight", bragged that he was the "LSD King" because he "made 250 million" doses of LSD. After his 1992 LSD arrest, Voorhees betrayed his co-defendants by officially admitting he was guilty and agreed to help the DEA. "Voorhees and his attorney agreed for Voorhees to be wired for sound and walk through the Upper Haight to attract street dealers."
---quotes from an article by Jack Boulware, San Francisco Weekly, 8.21. 1996.)
("...intelligence is more important than elimination."
---Nazi counterespionage officer H. J. Giskes, in his 1949 book LONDON CALLING NORTH POLE, explaining why the Nazis sometimes secretly helped British flyers escape from Nazi-occupied countries. These British flyers were completely unaware that that their journeys to freedom were orchestrated by the Nazis. Giskes was quoted by former U.S. Director of Central Intelligence [de facto head of the CIA] Allen Dulles in a book Dulles edited, GREAT TRUE SPY STORIES, 1968.)
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A very, very few of the MANY authorities who have been unmasked:
Norman Wielsch, the head of the Central Contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team (in Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area) and a 12-year veteran of the state Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, was arrested in February 2011 and charged with selling methamphetamine and marijuana.
Richard Wayne Parker, BNE, 649 lb. cocaine theft, Riverside, CA., (assisted by 2 CHP officers). 1997
Joshua Wendell Blackburn, CHP, 140 lb. cocaine theft, Santa Ana, CA. 2007
Cary Kent, BPD, evidence theft (286 envelopes opened) and possession of heroin and methamphetamine, Berkeley. 2006
Deborah Madden, San Francisco Police Department crime lab technician, convicted of stealing cocaine. Hundreds of cases were dismissed because of Madden's actions. She told police investigators she used the cocaine to try to control an alcoholism problem. 2013
("...chemist Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty in 2013 to tampering with evidence during her nine years working at a state crime lab." [in Massachusetts]
---Scott Malone, Reuters, 4.18. 2017
"Investigators said she admitted to intentionally contaminating some samples to turn them from negative samples into positive samples."
---Eric Levenson, CNN, "Nearly 20,000 drug convictions dismissed over chemist's misconduct", 4.18. 2017
Sonja Farak, another chemist at a Massachusetts crime lab, was arrested for tampering with evidence and stealing cocaine.)
(FBI agent Matthew Lowry became addicted to heroin. He was arrested on the street in Washington, D.C.
"The counternarcotics agent, according to court documents, was found to be 'incoherent'."
"His car, which had run out of gas, had traces of heroin seized in the drug arrests in which he had participated--along with some emptied evidence bags."
"His theft of drug evidence...forced authorities to free about 30 drug dealers because the evidence used in their arrests had been tampered with."
"Lowry pleaded guilty in late March to 64 counts, including obstruction of justice, falsification of records and possession of heroin."
---Chantal Valery, Yahoo News, 7.9. 2015.)
Guillermo "Memo" Robles, former BPD narcotics officer, drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter, Berkeley. 2007. The person Robles killed was a 82-year-old retired librarian named Betty Jean Kietzman.
(When Robles was a police officer, I wrote several letters to Berkeley city officials, including one to the mayor, one to the city attorney, one to the police chief, and one to the Alameda County district attorney. All of the letters mentioned that Robles clearly had a problem with his alcohol use. Years before Robles killed Betty Jean Kietzman, I was walking in the parking lot of a shopping center in El Cerrito and Robles, who was VERY drunk, almost ran me over with his car. [It was not the first time it had happened.] I was able to jump out of the path of his speeding vehicle, but if I hadn't, he may well have killed me. I called the Berkeley police chief and very politely requested that he force Robles into treatment for his rather well-known problem with alcohol. It was the second time I had called the Berkeley police and very politely requested that they take action to stop Robles from driving drunk. The chief declined to take action, as did the police chief of El Cerrito. I called the Alameda County District Attorney, who refused to investigate Robles. I called the Contra Costa County District Attorney, who refused to investigate Robles. I called the then U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, Robert Mueller, and very politely told him that I thought Robles was going to kill someone with his drunk driving and very politely requested that he take action to force Robles into treatment. Mueller refused, stating that I was "anti-police" and a "troublemaker"... I have NEVER liked alcohol, I don't use alcohol, and I have never been inside the bar where Robles very, very often got drunk. I am faintly acquainted with the alcohol server who served Robles alcohol at the bar just before Robles killed Betty Jean Kietzman, because I used to talk to this alcohol server when the alcohol server sometimes drank coffee at a nearby all-night donut shop after the alcohol server left work at the bar. The alcohol server seemed to feel remorse about having served Robles alcohol just before Robles killed Betty Jean Keitzman,)
Enrique Zambrano, a Berkeley waterfront commissioner, brutally beat and severely injured a university professor and his wife and then murdered and dismembered a fellow commissioner who would have testified against him. 1988
("In the summer of 2008, the Oakland Police Department's Internal Affairs Division discovered that more than half of all drug-related search warrants involving confidential informants had been falsified."
"In the end, the scandal cost the city millions of dollars."
"Of the 40 search warrants filed by Oakland police officer Karla Rush between March of 2007 and August 2008, 39 were fraudulent."
Rush lost her job with the Oakland Police Department and is now a University of California police officer in Berkeley.
---Joaquin Palomino, East Bay Express, 8.28. 2013.)
("A suicide note left by Oakland police Officer Brendan O'Brien in September 2015 implicated cops in having sex with a victim of sex trafficking who went by the name Celeste Guap. Eventually, OPD disciplined 12 officers, firing four of them. Prosecutors filed criminal charges against three officers and a retired sergeant."
---Scott Morris, The Monthly, August 2017.)
Gary Dale Baker, who was a member of the Sacramento California police force for more than 20 years, was sentenced to 62 years in prison for repeatedly raping a stroke-disabled woman in her 70s. 2015
Louis Lombardi, a San Ramon, CA. police officer, arrested in 2011 for selling drugs to confidential informants, and for stealing cash, drugs, and guns.
The Sheriff of San Francisco, Ross Mirkarimi, was arrested in 2012 for domestic violence battery, child endangerment, and dissuading a witness.
Before he became President, George W. Bush was arrested for driving while drunk on alcohol. He was convicted of the charge and paid a fine. Bush has publicly admitted drinking "too much", but stated that he stopped after his 40th birthday celebration. (His wife, Laura Bush, once failed to stop at a Stop sign and hit another car, killing a teenage boy.)
("Perhaps that cocaine caused me to exclaim
As I fell to the floor give me more give me more"
---Ray Benson, Chris O'Connell, and Peter Sheridan in the song they wrote "Am I High?", performed by the band Asleep at the Wheel. [Asleep at the Wheel performed at the 2001 George Bush Inaugural Ball. They were scheduled to play at the White House on September 11, 2001.])
Before he became Vice President, Dick Cheney was arrested twice for driving while drunk on alcohol. In a 2011 book that Cheney co-authored, he wrote that he did not like waking up in jail.
Michael William Meyrick, DEA, (supervising officer of the San Jose, CA. DEA office) 2 counts of prowling ("peeping tom") and one count of resisting arrest, San Jose. 1996
Clifford T. Shibata., DEA (a supervisor with 25 years of service) mail fraud, theft of $178,000 from the San Francisco DEA office undercover drug purchase fund, and false statements, San Francisco. 1997
Michael Sullivan, Coast Guard Pacific area chief of response who supervised the operation of 20 Coast Guard cutters and was the Coast Guard's liaison to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, possession of cocaine and obstruction of justice, California. 2008
Kyle Foggo, CIA (former Executive Director of the CIA and the No. 3 position at the agency) fraud (27 additional charges including money laundering and conspiracy were dismissed in exchange for his guilty plea). 2008
("Early last month, the former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in prison and fined $17 million for bribery, extortion and abuse of power. That same day, the former South African president Jacob Zuma, forced to resign in February by his own party, appeared in court to face charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal. The next day came an even bigger blow: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president and current front-runner in polls for October's presidential election, began serving a 12-year jail term on corruption charges..."
---Brook Larmer, The New York Times Magazine, 5.6. 2018.)
David H. Petraeus was director of the CIA, a former four-star general in the U.S. Army, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan (2010-2011), and the former commander of the Multi-National Forces in Iraq (2007-2008). Petraeus, who is married and has two children, resigned from his CIA job after the FBI discovered that he had lied to his wife and was having sex with another woman.
("David H. Petraeus...has reached a plea deal with the Justice Department and admitted providing his highly classified journals to a mistress when he was the director of the C.I.A."
Federal prosecutors noted that Petraeus lied when he told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he did not share classified information with his mistress.
"Mr. Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material...
He is eligible for up to one year in prison, but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of probation for two years and a $40,000 fine."
---Michael S. Schmidt and Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, 3.3. 2015.)
Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner (the top law enforcement post in New York) 8 felonies, including tax fraud and lying to the White House when he was a candidate for Director of Homeland Security, New York. 2007
Marion Barry, the mayor of Washington, D.C., was videotaped smoking crack cocaine in 1990. He was arrested by the FBI on drug charges, was convicted of possessing cocaine, and went to prison. In 1994, Barry was again elected mayor of the capital of the United States.
Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, was forced to admit he used an illegal drug after a video was made that showed him smoking crack cocaine in 2013.
Narcotics Detective Jason Fredriksson, arrested in San Leandro, CA. in 2011 for giving more than a pound of marijuana to a confidential informant. (The informant was a woman who was engaged in an extramarital affair with Fredriksson.)
John Fredriksson, a former Alameda County District Attorney's office Inspector who worked in the prosecutor's office for more than 20 years, arrested in Walnut Creek, CA. in 2011 and charged with 8 counts of sexually molesting a child under the age of 14. (John Fredriksson is the father of Jason Fredriksson.)
John Cunningham, former Richmond, CA. police officer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing and beating his son, Richmond, CA. 2003
Michael Gressett, former Contra Costa County, CA. Deputy District Attorney (who was a sex crimes prosecutor), arrested for rape, Martinez, CA. 2008
Mark Peterson, the District Attorney of Contra Costa County, was charged with 13 felonies in 2017.
Former Santa Cruz County District Attorney Peter Chang was charged with felony witness tampering in 1999.
Rene De La Cova, DEA, convicted of stealing $700,000, Miami, Florida. 1994 (De La Cova was the DEA supervisor who arrested Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega in 1990)
("Two former federal agents have been charged with wire fraud, money laundering and related offenses for stealing digital currency during their investigation of Silk Road, an underground black market that allowed users to conduct illegal transactions over the internet."
[Silk Road was the world's largest online illegal drug marketplace.]
"Carl M. Force, 46, of Baltimore, was a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA], and Shaun W. Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, was a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service..."
"Force served as an undercover agent and was tasked with establishing communications with a target of the investigation, Ross Ulbricht..."
"Force...sold information about the government's investigation to the target of the investigation..."
"Force...engaged in a broad range of illegal activities calculated to bring him personal financial gain."
"Bridges...diverted to his personal account over $800,000 in digital currency that he gained control of during the Silk Road investigation."
---from a U.S. Department of Justice press release, 3.30. 2015.)
(“In February 2017, then-Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel accused ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] of using gang raids as a cover to enlist Santa Cruz police officers in immigration enforcement and said his agency would no longer collaborate with ICE. ‘We can’t cooperate with a law enforcement agency we cannot trust,’ Vogel said at the time."
---Darwin BondGraham and Ali Winston, the East Bay Express, 10.11. 2017.)
Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, highly decorated New York City Police detectives who became mafia hit-men, arrested in 2005 for committing 8 murders.
Aldrich Ames, a highly-trusted longtime CIA officer, arrested and convicted in 1994 after many years of spying for the Soviets.
Robert Philip Hansson, a highly-trusted longtime FBI agent, arrested and convicted in 2001 of spying for the Soviets over a period of 22 years.
Daniel James White, ex-police officer, ex-San Francisco Supervisor, and Vietnam war veteran, who murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk in 1978. White served 5 years in prison for the murders and committed suicide after he was released from prison.
Gerrit Van Raam was a Field Supervisor of the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, Northern California. Van Raam later murdered 2 people and committed suicide. (A photo of Van Raam was on the cover of ROLLING STONE magazine, February 17, 1972. [It accompanied Joe Eszterhas' NARK, A TALE OF TERROR.])
Former "National Sheriff of the Year" Patrick Sullivan was arrested in Colorado for possessing methamphetamine and offering to sell methamphetamine if his customers had sex with him. 2011
("Van Buren, Missouri--Tommy Adams, county sheriff for a little more than two years, was arrested earlier this month after giving meth to an informant at his cabin on a remote and hilly gravel road, according to a court document. He also allegedly snorted the drug himself with a straw."
"Missouri has reported more than 13,000 meth lab incidents in the past seven years."
"Lloyd Parsons, 37, a member of the Van Buren Fire Department, never figured Adams for one of the bad guys. He described Adams, the married father of an infant son, as professional and knowledgeable.
'I've worked several accidents with the guy and he knew his stuff, even the medical part,' Parsons said."
---Jim Salter, Associated Press, 4.19. 2011.)
Webster Hubbell, Associate Attorney General of the United States, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. 1995
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the wealthy actor who served as governor of California, has four children by his wife. She left him when she discovered that he had cheated on her and fathered a child with a household employee. 2012
Republican Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was the third most powerful public official in the U.S. in 2007. Hastert, a former high school wrestling coach, and said to be a homosexual pedophile, was arrested in 2015 and charged with lying to the FBI about the $1.7 million in hush money payments he made to one of his victims.
Robert Bernard Anderson, United States Secretary of the Treasury, pleaded guilty to tax evasion. 1987
Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense, indicted in the Iran/Contra scandal. 1986
Henry Cisneros, United States Secretary of Housing, pleaded guilty to a charge of lying to the FBI. 1999
John Fife Symington, governor of Arizona, convicted of fraud, 1997
James Guy Tucker, governor of Arkansas, convicted of fraud conspiracy, 1996
Edwin Edwards, governor of Louisiana, convicted of extortion, 2000
John G. Rowland, governor of Connecticut, convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and tax fraud. 2004
Don Siegelman, governor of Alabama, convicted of bribery, mail fraud and obstruction of justice. 2006
Harold Guy Hunt, governor of Alabama and a Baptist minister, was convicted of a felony for violating a state ethics law and removed from office. 1993
Alabama governor Robert Bentley, a doctor and a staunch family-values conservative republican who was a former Baptist deacon, pleaded guilty to 2 campaign violations and resigned amid a sex scandal. 2017
Rod Blagojevich, governor of Illinois, arrested for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and influence-peddling. 2008
Eliot Spitzer, governor of New York, resigned after he admitted paying to have sex with a prostitute ("I have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and violates my, or any, sense of right and wrong," Spitzer said at a news conference.) 2008
Jim Traficant, U.S. Congressman from Ohio, convicted on 10 counts of financial corruption and sentenced to 8 years in prison. 2002
Walter R. Tucker III, U.S. Congressman from California, convicted on charges of extortion and income tax fraud and sentenced to 27 months in prison, 1996
Dan Rostenkowski, U.S. Congressman from Illinois, convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to 18 months in prison, 1995
Joe Kolter, U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, convicted of conspiracy to commit embezzlement and sentenced to 6 months in prison, 1995
Tom DeLay, former U.S. House Majority Leader, was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering and sentenced to three years in prison. 2011
Bill Clinton: After lying about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky, President Bill Clinton was held in civil contempt of court by Judge Susan D. Webber Wright. His license to practice law was suspended in Arkansas for five years and later by the United States Supreme Court. He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony.
(Lewinsky testified that Clinton inserted a tobacco cigar into her vagina...) 1998
("Recently, the portrait artist Nelson Shanks [past subjects: Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II] divulged that his portrait of Bill Clinton, currently hanging in the National Portrait Gallery, contains a hidden image: a shadow across the Oval Office mantel was painted in the shape of Monica Lewinsky's blue dress."
---Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 4.6. 2015. Lewinsky's famous dress was stained with Bill Clinton's semen. Shanks said Clinton was "...probably the most famous liar of all time...")
(Democrat Anthony Weiner, a former U.S. congressman from New York [who resigned in 2011 after it was shown that he sent obscene photos of himself to a woman] pleaded guilty in 2017 to a charge of sending an obscene image to a minor, and was sentenced to 21 months in prison. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin [a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton, who served as vice chair of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign] filed for divorce after Weiner pleaded guilty.)
Colonel David Russell Williams, a 23 year military veteran and the commander of Canada's largest Air Force base, was convicted of murdering 2 women and and raping 2 others. Williams also broke into at least 48 houses, frequently stealing the underwear of young girls, which he then photographed himself wearing. Williams is a decorated military pilot who flew VIP airplanes carrying the Queen of England and the Prime Minister of Canada. 2010
Joseph DeAngelo, a former cop who served in the U.S. Navy, was arrested in 2018 and charged with being the "Golden State Killer" who raped at least 45 people and killed at least 12 people. He also burglarized at least 120 homes.
U.S. brigadier general Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was charged with a number of crimes, including adultery, forcible sodomy, possession of pornography and alcohol while deployed, and filing fraudulent claims. 2012
("Army Maj. General David Haight, Army Ranger, decorated combat veteran and family man, held a key post in Europe this spring...He also led a double life: an 11 years affair and a 'swinger lifestyle' of swapping sexual partners that put him at risk of blackmail and espionage..."
"Haight was investigated by the Army inspector general, who issued a report in April, and fired him in May from his job running operations and plans at U.S. European Command..."
---Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 8.25. 2016.)
("The former chairman of Montgomery County's Republican Party was charged Tuesday drugging a female employee of his Lansdale, Pennsylvania law firm and raping her while she was unconscious.
Robert J. Kerns, 66, surrendered to county detectives Tuesday morning and was expected to be released after posting a portion of the $1 million bail. He faces 19 counts, including rape, sexual assault, tampering with evidence, and lying to authorities.
The charges followed weeks of investigation and represented a spectacular downfall for a power broker who led the county GOP for five years.
Less than a month ago, Kerns shared the spotlight at a party with Gov. Corbett. On Tuesday, he was escorted in handcuffs from court after a county grand jury portrayed him as a 'manipulative and predatory' rapist." 2013)
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, the officer in charge of sexual assault prevention programs for the U.S. Air Force was arrested and charged with sexual battery. The police said Krusinski was in a parking lot when he approached and attacked a woman that he had never before met. 2013
("Like a lot of people of his generation, he experimented in his younger days. Those days have long passed and the experiment has long been over."
---Tom Dresslar, spokesman for California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, in response to a question asking if Lockyer had ever used illegal drugs. Lockyer is a former Attorney General of California.
[From a newspaper article by Julia Prodis Sulek and Josh Richman, West County Times (Contra Costa County, California) 4.13. 2012. The article was about an email message that the press received from the account of Bill Lockyer's wife, Nadia, that stated that "Bill bought and gave me drugs..." Nadia Lockyer was an Alameda County Supervisor at the time the message was sent, and had just been in rehab for substance abuse.
Nadia, who is the the mother of a young child, has admitted that she was cheating on her husband with a boyfriend who is a methamphetamine addict.])
(Liar Judge James Ware was the Chief Federal Judge in the Northern District of California, which includes San Francisco, from December 2010 to August 2012.
"On June 27, 1997, President Bill Clinton nominated Ware to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to replace J. Clifford Wallace, who had taken senior status. Ware had a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in October 1997.
However, Ware's nomination unraveled amid an embarrassing scandal that ultimately resulted in a judicial reprimand, and Clinton withdrew his nomination of Ware on November 27, 1997. In 1998, Judge Ware was reprimanded by the Judicial Council of the Northern District Court of California for fabricating the story of being the brother of Virgil Ware, a 13 year old black boy shot by teenage racists in Alabama in 1963 on the same day as the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. According to a story Judge Ware had told MANY audiences, he was riding his bike with his brother Virgil on the handlebars when Virgil was shot and killed by white racists. The incident was a real one, however it happened to a different James Ware, as was discovered when Judge Ware's claim was published in the Alabama papers after he was nominated to the Ninth Circuit by President Bill Clinton. The father of the long-ago slain boy contacted the Alabama courts to report that the California judge was impersonating his own son James Ware who was an employee in a Birmingham power plant. The Alabama courts contacted the California courts, who convened the ethics hearing. Judge Ware was reprimanded but allowed to retain his lifetime appointment as district judge.")
(“By his account, he had been awarded a Purple Heart in Vietnam. He’d participated in covert operations for the Central Intelligence Agency. He boasted of an impressive educational background as well--an undergraduate degree in physics and a master’s degree in psychology. None of it was true.”
---Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, National Geographic, June 2017, describing Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Patrick Couwenberg, who was removed from the bench in 2001.)
(“I don’t know anybody who didn’t lie on his resume.”
---Willie Brown, mayor of San Francisco, quoted by Larry Hatfield, San Francisco Examiner, 1.19. 1996. [Brown’s campaign manager, Jack Davis, had accused police chief Fred Lau of lying about having a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University.])
(Jim Jones founded the Peoples Temple Christian Church Full Gospel. Headquartered in San Francisco, Jones' group was very strongly supported by California assemblyman Willie Brown, who later became mayor of San Francisco. Others who supported Jones included George Moscone, Walter Mondale, and Rosalynn Carter. Jones and some of his followers moved to Guyana. In late 1978 Jones, before killing himself, made 909 of his followers commit suicide.)
("A longtime federal judge was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia and charged with using cocaine and marijuana with a stripper while he met to pay her for sex. An FBI agent said U.S. District Senior Judge Jack T. Camp, 67, possessed and used cocaine, marijuana and Roxycodone with the exotic dancer, aided and abetted her possession of the drugs knowing she is a drug felon, and possessed guns while using controlled substances.
Camp was appointed to the Federal bench by President Reagan in 1988."
---News report, 10.5. 2010.)
("...if a judge rendered a decision about granting parole just before a meal, the inmate's odds for a favorable outcome dipped to near zero; just after the judge ate, the chances rose to around sixty-five percent."
---Sarah Stillman, in her article "Good Behavior". The New Yorker, 1.23. 2017.)
(Alameda County, California Judge Daniel Paul Seeman was arrested in June 2012 and charged with elder abuse and perjury. Seeman is a former Drug Court judge.
"...police and prosecutors, through court records, told a story of a man who cunningly and systematically waged a 12-year campaign to take all of Anne Nutting's money."
---Paul T. Rosynsky, the Oakland Tribune, 6.15. 2012.)
(A news item in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 1975, noted the theft, from the police evidence office, of the $70 million worth of drugs that had been seized in the famous "French Connection" case...)
("...we humans live in an utterly frightening, insane world where our leaders, even if they are sane, must pretend to be insane in order to be electable, presumably to reflect the sentiments of the voters."
---from a letter someone sent to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, 7.13. 2004.)
("...the whole world is upside-down."
Greg Suhr, Deputy Police Chief, San Francisco, quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle after he was indicted for Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice in 2003.)
("I believed in order and conformity and the need for everyone to abide by social norms."
---former New York City police commissioner and former Los Angeles police chief William Bratton, describing why he was so offended in the late 1960's by artists, poets, marijuana smokers, and LSD users. The quote is from his 1998 book TURNAROUND: How America's Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic.)
(Information about how banks launder money for the drug cartels:
("Anti-narcotics agents working for the US government have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds to see how the system works and use the information against Mexican drug cartels..."
"As it launders drug money, the Drug Enforcement Administration often allows cartels to continue their operations over months or even years before making seizures or arrests..."
---Yahoo news, 12.4. 2011, about a report that was published in The New York Times 12.3. 2011.)
("...if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel."
---Milton Friedman, in a 1991 interview on "America's Drug Forum," a national public affairs talk show that appears on public television stations. From 1977 on, Friedman was a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford , and was considered the leader of the Chicago School of monetary economics. Professor Friedman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1976, and was also the recipient of the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the U.S. government in 1988.)
("Looters stole from pharmacies and methadone clinics during the 2015 Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore, Maryland."
"...police officers confronted the looters and seized the stolen drugs."
"Instead of removing the drugs from the streets...the officers themselves engaged in a pervasive pattern of re-selling...the drugs to Baltimore residents."
"The testimony revealed that during the course of the officers enterprise, they made a profit of more than one million dollars from these sales."
"Our officers are the very drug dealers they are entrusted to take off the streets. And in their dealing those drugs to Baltimore residents, the infusion led, according to the Baltimore Police Department, to a spike in crime after the riots."
---Kathryn Freybalter, a law professor who was a federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland from 1998 to 2012. "Federal Trial Unravels Years of Police Corruption in Baltimore". WNYC, 2.6. 2018.)
(Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano served only 5 years in prison for his involvement in 19 murders [because he became a government witness]. He testified in 1992 against his former mafia boss John J. Gotti. After leaving the witness protection program, Gravano started dealing the drug ecstasy, and was arrested for running what the authorities called the largest ecstasy ring to ever operate in Arizona. He pleaded guilty to the charges in 2001.)
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration), a Federal agency, conducts "buy/bust" operations, where its agents buy illicit drugs from a dealer and then immediately arrest the dealer. Sometimes the agents do a "sell/bust" operation where they sell drugs to a person and then immediately arrest the person. Occasionally the agents will conduct a "buy/let go" operation and at a later date arrest the dealer. What is not commonly known to the public, however, is that the DEA (and other law enforcement groups) also do "sell/let go" operations where, to establish the "credibility" of their undercover agents to a group of drug dealers, they sell a dealer drugs and do not attempt to arrest the dealer until some future date, frequently after the dealer has re-sold to the community the drugs the police provided him...
("As the U.S. Supreme Court said in Russell, supra:
'The illicit manufacture of drugs is not a sporadic, isolated criminal incident, but a continuing, though illegal, business enterprise. In order to obtain convictions for illegally manufacturing drugs, the gathering of evidence of past unlawful conduct frequently proves to be an all but impossible task. Thus in drug-related offenses law enforcement personnel have turned to one of the only practicable means of detection: the infiltration of drug rings and a limited participation in their unlawful present practices. Such infiltration is a recognized and permissible means of investigation; if that be so, then the supply of some item of value that the drug ring requires must, as a general rule, also be permissible. For an agent will not be taken into the confidence of the illegal entrepreneurs unless he has something of value to offer them. Law enforcement tactics such as this can hardly be said to violate "fundamental fairness" or be " shocking to the universal sense of justice" . . . .'"
[From Docket Number 79-1362
United States of America, Plaintiff-
Apellee, v. Peter Wylie, Defendent-
Apellant. United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Sheldon Perluss, Defendent-Appellant.
United States of America, Plaintiff-
Appellee, v. David Bachrach,
Defendent-Appellant., 625 F.2d
1371 (9th Cir. 1980)])
("Kenneth E. Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, 'told congressional investigators that some Mexican drug cartel figures targeted by his agency in a gun-trafficking investigation were paid informants for the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration.'"
"The ATF 'allowed guns to be purchased in the United States in hopes they would be traced to cartel leaders. Under the gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious, the ATF lost track of the guns, and many were found at the scenes of crimes in Mexico, as well as two that were recovered near Nogales, Arizona, where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed.'"
"Representative Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley told Attorney General Eric Holder that Melson told them he became 'sick to his stomach when he...learned the full story.'"
"Issa and Grassley said 'The evidence we have gathered raises the disturbing possibility that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons but that taxpayer dollars from other agencies may have financed those engaged in such activities.'"
---Richard A. Serrano, the San Francisco Chronicle, 7.7. 2011.
In a September 20, 2012 interview on Univision, Barack Obama falsely stated that operation Fast and Furious began during the presidency of George W. Bush, when in fact operation Fast and Furious began months after Obama became president.)
("Just because something is in the public domain doesn't mean it's been officially released or declassified by the U.S. government."
---Jennifer Youngblood, a spokeswoman for the CIA, explaining why the CIA was demanding information that is already well-known to the public not be published in a recent book written by former FBI counterterrorism expert Ali Soufan. Youngblood was quoted in an 8.26. 2011 article in The New York Times, "C.I.A. Demands Cuts in Book About 9/11 and Terror Fight". The article, written by Scott Shane, mentions that the book details how the CIA withheld information from the FBI about two future 9/11 hijackers.)
("People think they're free in this country. Don't kid yourself. This is a police state. The government can pretty much do whatever it wants."
---Dr. Steven Hatfill, quoted by David Freed, The Atlantic, May 2010. Hatfill was harassed by the FBI because they very, very strongly suspected that he mailed anthrax to people. It turned out that the FBI was mistaken.)
("...a portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend."
---The Editorial Board of The New York Times, describing "The Senate Report on the C.I.A.'s Torture and Lies." 12.9. 2014.
"...'at no time' did the C.I.A.'s torture program produce intelligence that averted a terrorism threat, the report said.")
("On March 8, 1971, burglars broke into an F.B.I. office in Media, Pennsylvania, and stole hundreds of the agency's files."
"The instigator of the break-in...was...a college physics professor."
Among the others participating was a professor of religion and his wife, a grad student studying child development...
"...they were part of the Quaker-and Catholic-influenced peace movement...which sustained the activities of the Berrigan brothers, among others. The burglars believed that the anti-war movement was being infiltrated by F.B.I. informants..."
The break-in led to the discovery and public disclosure of COINTELPRO:
"Since 1956...a highly secret program...spied on civil-rights leaders, suspected Communists, public critics of the F.B.I., student activists, and many others."
"The program sought to intimidate, smear, and blackmail them, to break up marriages, get people fired, demoralize them."
One of the first documents the burglars read instructed agents to "enhance the paranoia"...
---Margaret Talbot, in her review of the book THE BURGLARY by Betty Medsger. The New Yorker, 1.20. 2014.)