FBI http://www.kplu.org en New FBI Head In Seattle Encounters Pot Smokers Near Office http://www.kplu.org/post/new-fbi-head-seattle-encounters-pot-smokers-near-office <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159871895&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>While marijuana is legal in Washington, it remains illegal under federal law.</p><p>So a recent encounter in front of the Federal Bureau of Investigation offices in Seattle proved a little awkward for the new special agent in charge of the Seattle division. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 17843 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Judge In Portland Orders Changes To No-Fly List http://www.kplu.org/post/federal-judge-portland-orders-changes-no-fly-list <p>A federal judge in Portland on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI to come up with new rules for the government's no-fly list. The court found travelers labeled as potential terrorists had been deprived of their constitutional rights to due process.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:22:16 +0000 Tom Banse 17372 at http://www.kplu.org Federal Judge In Portland Orders Changes To No-Fly List FBI files show disdain for former Wash. Governor Albert Rosellini http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-files-show-disdain-former-wash-governor-albert-rosellini <p>Over his decades in public life, former Gov. Albert Rosellini helped bring Washington into the modern era, burnishing his reputation as one of the state's most effective leaders.</p><p>But FBI officials who scrutinized Rosellini's activities in the 1960s saw something else. They questioned his political associations and probed a series of allegations that Rosellini was corrupt. The Seattle special agent in charge once wrote to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover that Rosellini was "a thorough scoundrel."</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:50:14 +0000 The Associated Press 9060 at http://www.kplu.org FBI files show disdain for former Wash. Governor Albert Rosellini FBI report: Seattle, Tacoma saw spike in murder, robbery in 2012 http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-report-seattle-tacoma-saw-spike-murder-robbery-2012 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Violent crime has gone up in our region, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.</span></p><p>According to the <a href="http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/preliminary-annual-uniform-crime-report-january-december-2012" target="_blank">FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2012</a>, Seattle and Tacoma saw more murders, robberies and aggravated assaults in 2012 than in 2011. Some other Washington cities, including Bellevue, also saw more crime. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:49:47 +0000 Paula Wissel 8981 at http://www.kplu.org FBI report: Seattle, Tacoma saw spike in murder, robbery in 2012 FBI: Raid of Minn. home disrupted 'terror attack' http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-raid-minn-home-disrupted-terror-attack <p><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">The FBI believes authorities disrupted "a localized terror attack" in its planning stages when they arrested a man after converging on a western Minnesota mobile home that contained Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms, the agency said Monday.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remained in federal custody Monday and it was not clear if he had an attorney.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:04:27 +0000 The Associated Press 8673 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-muslims-say-they-were-targeted-hate-crime <p>A civil rights group is calling for the FBI to investigate what they say was a hate crime against nine Seattle-area Muslims.</p><p>On Sept. 1, Philip Brown and eight other young Muslim friends set out for a jet skiing trip to Lake Chelan, driving a Toyota Prius and a rented BMW 3 series sedan. After an afternoon in the freezing cold water, they say they returned to the parking area to find the BMW covered in racist slogans.</p><p>“Doon coons,” and another anti-Muslim slur that includes the “N-word” were scrawled in permanent marker, along with scratches and vulgar images.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:58:28 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6251 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-area Muslims say they were targeted by hate crime What The FBI Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App http://www.kplu.org/post/what-fbi-wants-social-media-monitoring-app The FBI has <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/01/fbi-releases-plans-to-monitor.html" target="_blank">raised eyebrows</a> in the tech world with <a href="https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=c65777356334dab8685984fa74bfd636&_cview=1" target="_blank">a public document</a> that asks for advice on how to harvest information from social networking sites.<p>According to the document, the bureau is looking for a mapping app — or a "geospatial alert and analysis mapping application" — that, among other things, helps it search "publicly available" sourc Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:59:33 +0000 3979 at http://www.kplu.org What The FBI Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App Washington Muslim group asks for investigation of FBI bias http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-muslim-group-asks-investigation-fbi-bias <p>SEATTLE &mdash; A Washington Muslim group is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate anti-Islam bias in FBI trainings of law enforcement officers and regular citizens.</p><p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 2788 at http://www.kplu.org FBI: Violent crime continues to decline in Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-violent-crime-continues-decline-northwest <p>The FBI says violent crime dropped 6 percent nationwide in 2010. Northwest states are following that same trend, but see less improvement when it comes to property crime rates.</p><p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:13:00 +0000 Tom Banse 2671 at http://www.kplu.org FBI: Violent crime continues to decline in Northwest Grand jury issues indictment in Spokane bomb case http://www.kplu.org/post/grand-jury-issues-indictment-spokane-bomb-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959070.mp3</p><p>The man charged with planting a bomb along the route of Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day parade will appear in federal court today.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:14:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1055 at http://www.kplu.org FBI document reveals Spokane backpack bomb was radio-controlled http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-document-reveals-spokane-backpack-bomb-was-radio-controlled <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958144.mp3</p><p>The backpack bomb found along the route of Spokane&rsquo;s Martin Luther King Day Parade was supposed to be triggered remotely using a car alarm receiver. That&rsquo;s according to a newly uncovered FBI document.</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:25:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1018 at http://www.kplu.org FBI document reveals Spokane backpack bomb was radio-controlled FBI arrests man with Neo-Nazi ties in Spokane bomb case http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-arrests-man-neo-nazi-ties-spokane-bomb-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956882.mp3</p><p>The FBI has arrested a man with Neo-Nazi ties in connection with the attempted bombing on Martin Luther King Day in Spokane. Agents arrested the man in rural Stevens County.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:57:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 966 at http://www.kplu.org FBI arrests man with Neo-Nazi ties in Spokane bomb case Spokane backpack bomb 'unusually sophisticated' http://www.kplu.org/post/spokane-backpack-bomb-unusually-sophisticated <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946441.mp3</p><p>The FBI says a backpack bomb found along the Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane could have hurt many people. A bomb disposal unit safely defused the device Monday. Now the federal government has enlisted a joint terrorism task force to track down the would-be bomber.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:25:30 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 557 at http://www.kplu.org Spokane backpack bomb 'unusually sophisticated' Arrest made in threats against Rep. McDermott http://www.kplu.org/post/arrest-made-threats-against-rep-mcdermott <p>The FBI says a Palm Springs, Calif., man accused of making threatening, obscene phone calls to the office of U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott&nbsp; last month told authorities he never intended to hurt anyone.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:24:34 +0000 The Associated Press 524 at http://www.kplu.org Child Prostitutes Rescued in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/child-prostitutes-rescued-seattle <p>Does Seattle have more child prostitutes than other cities? During a three-day crackdown, the FBI picked up more young prostitutes in this area than anyplace else. But, there could be another reason for the high number.<br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> <br style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); " /> The latest FBI sweep, called Operation Cross Country V, resulted in the arrest of 99 pimps. Agents also rescued 69 teenage prostitutes. Twenty-three of them were from our area, in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.</p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 13:27:31 +0000 Paula Wissel 111 at http://www.kplu.org Child Prostitutes Rescued in Seattle