Does the FBI hide evidence? Does a bear...?
I have to agree with the judges remarks that no department or government agency
can lie to the courts to deceive the courts with impunity and criminal intent.
Just as any american is bound by law to tell the truth it has to apply to our
law enforcement departments and agency's. What ever gave these groups the idea
they could lie to the judges? The adage no one is above the law includes the
president and anyone in this country regardless of job or national security.This shield of National Secured has become passe for any crime by any
government employee and its time this moniker be terminated and abolished.
National security must never be allowed as means or method to avoid truth and
If law enforcement agencies hide evidence that could keep innocent people out of
jail, someone should be fired and/or imprisoned.
Federal evidence rules are so detailed that no one can possibly understand them
all. On top of that, they vary from one federal appeals court district to
another. In the 9th Circuit, based in California, they are extremely onerous
and weighted toward defendants.Law enforcement agencies routinely
reveal only that which is sufficient to convict, which is not to say they
withhold exculpatory evidence, which is required by any court. Sometimes there
is so much evidence that a person coulde be convicted ten times for some of
Standard practice! Every book I have ever read on J. E. Hoover comments on the
personal files kept and evidence access. I have also read biographies on most
of the Directors since Mr. Hoover It has been a practice to keep two file
systems. One is the Official File that contains information that the Bureau
releases to investigating agencies, the second is an "un-official"
with all information archived. When someone asks for a specific item the can by
honestly told "I have given you everything in the official file".
There is no reason to believe that the bureau in 2011 is any different.
the FBI hide evidence ? nope. never they are always out in the open about
everything. they would never do such a thing. after all they are part of the
justice system and we all know how corupt the system is. nah them hiding
anything ? heck no..
Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize winning reporter wrote a book called BREAK INS DEATH
THREATS AND THE FBI which details the FBI DO NOT FILE FILES file.He
discovered this category when he filed a FOIA request with the FBI in 1990while writing his book. He currently lives in Jamaica Plain Massachusetts
"Wyer said that case isn't relevant in Trentadue because it doesn't involve
national security."But if the suspect was a paid FBI informant
who was allowed to assist in the murder of hundreds of people at the Murrah
Building, then the FBI WOULD see it as a National Security secret. They think if
the Bureau were significantly reduced or reorganized, the nation would fall. I believe teachers and librarians are more essential to national
security than the FBI. Because if we don't teach kids math and science, we will
be overrun by nations that DO value education.
May I offer an example?In the late 1940s or early '50s a couple
named Rosenberg was arrested, tried, convicted and executed for selling nuclear
secrets to the USSR. Several decades later, some of their grandchildren
announced their intention to clear their grandparents' names.They
had a meeting with the FBI, in Washington I believe. The FBI showed them the
mountains of overwhelming evidence that the Rosenbergs were guilty. Most of
that evidence was not provided for their prosecution because it was not needed
to secure a conviction. Much of it had to do with national security issues and
was therefore not used as evidence in the case.In 29 years of law
enforcement, I never had to have a secret file on a suspect.First of all,
no US Attorney takes cases that have any chance of an acquittal. Secondly, if
you try to play games with system and get caught, you render yourself useless
for any future case.Very few people in any level of law enforcement
have to resort to trickery to gain a conviction. Even the most careful crooks
eventually make mistakes that can lead to their prosecution and conviction.
In the 1950's, my great uncle was the one of the most influential writers in
America, Maxwell Anderson. He won a Pulitzer for "What Price Glory,"
and wrote "Both Your Houses" and the screenplay for "The Bad
Seed."He was never convicted, indicted or even accused of any
crime, yet records released through the Freedom of Information Act showed the
FBI had harassed and spied on him for years. They had over 300 pages of lies,
innuendo, rumors and personal details that could only have been obtained from
people very close to him. None of it had any law enforcement application, and
the files were very explicit about why they were interested in him. Hoover saw Anderson as an influential person interested in social justice. He
wrote about abuse of power, racism and corruption. The most chilling part of his
FBI file named him as someone to hold indefinitely in "custodial
detention." Part of the McCarthy era's planned prison camps for Leftists.
HUAC blacklisted him, and the IRS threatened to take his house. He
named names to save his career, but doing so killed him. He died a few years
later, without publishing another play.
To view a 5 pages long suggested reading list of books dealing with crimes
committed by FBI agents google rigorous intuition fbi watch making cruelty
One of my favorite stories by the FBI is how many times the truck and bomb sizes
increased with no parts of the truck left. LOL Or the missing TV clips showing
ATF and Bomb Squad guys telling everyone there are still unexploded boms in the
building. Or the suiciding of officer Terrance Yeakey who was on the scence and
started his private investigation. Unfortunately, he was suicided just before
he was about to let the cat out of the bag. Just after the OKC bombing, Congress
passed some major legislation on "terrorism". Or the pic of the Ryder
truck hidden at a National Guard facility just before the bombing. Nah, the
feds aren't hiding anything
No surprise here. The FBI have a long history of corruption and criminality.