Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: Alerta de Google: fbi: NYT: FBI sent undercover investigator to meet Trump adviser

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May 02, 2019
Alerta de Google: fbi: NYT: FBI sent undercover investigator to meet Trump adviser
Alerta de Google: fbi: Woman pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents
2 days, 2 hateful acts: FBI probes Southern California synagogue shooting, Bay Area car attack – Fresno Bee
Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Why Californians Love to Hate – Capital and Main
Dems accuse Trump administration of trying to ‘obfuscate the white supremacist threat’ – The Advocate

Alerta de Google: fbi: NYT: FBI sent undercover investigator to meet Trump adviser

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites)
The New York Times reports that two months before the 2016 presidential election Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos sat down with an … Alerta de Google: fbi
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Alerta de Google: fbi: Woman pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites)
A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements to special agents of the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said 48-year-old Rhonda Henderson lied to investigators during a June 19, 2014, interview, in which she claimed the title to a 1999 Honda two-door sedan had been mailed to her address.
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2 days, 2 hateful acts: FBI probes Southern California synagogue shooting, Bay Area car attack – Fresno Bee

Fresno Bee
2 days, 2 hateful acts: FBI probes Southern California synagogue shooting, Bay Area car attack Rabbi describes Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, returns to scene A rabbi who survived a shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue near San Diego on April 27, 2019, returns to the scene of the attack, where he met congregants and spoke to the media.
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Crime and Criminology from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): “political crimes” – Google News: Why Californians Love to Hate – Capital and Main

FBI from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites)
Brian Levin is a criminologist, civil rights attorney and the director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, a nonpartisan research and policy center, where he specializes in analysis of hate crimes, terrorism and legal issues.
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Dems accuse Trump administration of trying to ‘obfuscate the white supremacist threat’ – The Advocate

The Advocate
Dems accuse Trump administration of trying to ‘obfuscate the white supremacist threat’ Felicia Sonmez, The Washington Post Published 7:04 pm EDT, Thursday, May 2, 2019 WASHINGTON – A group of Democratic senators, including three 2020 presidential candidates, on Thursday called for the FBI to rescind a recent change to the way it classifies domestic terrorist altercations, arguing that the move plays down the threat of white supremacy facing the country.
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The FBI News Review

Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites)

Saved Stories – None: “Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference” – Google News: Trump campaign seizes on report that undercover FBI investigator met with aide – live – The Guardian

Trump campaign seizes on report that undercover FBI investigator met with aide – live  The Guardian

Report reveals that the FBI sent an investigator posing as a research assistant to meet with a Trump aide in 2016.

“Russian Intelligence, organized crime and political interference” – Google News

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Brooklyn Eagle: LISTEN: Gowanus rezoning highlights city’s love for development

The polluted 1.8-mile Gowanus Canal has been subjected to decades of sewage contamination and industrial pollution, and while it’s nowhere near clean, the city is pushing forward with a plan that could sprout 30-story towers and bring waves of new residents to the banks of the waterway. 

“Without a doubt every story in New York City is a real estate story and the people calling the shots here first and foremost are the developers who are going to want to throw the money into building this stuff,” Joseph Alexiou, an author, tour guide and neighborhood activist, said on Brooklyn Eagle‘s podcast, Brooklyn This Week. “The [city officials] insert what they want into the conversation and it appears there and what people keep saying are issues, don’t appear.”

The Department of City Planning wants to rezone the industrial neighborhood to create some 8,200 apartments, bringing in an estimated 18,000 new residents and creating more than 3,000 jobs. But the proposal fails to prepare for the inevitable overburden that new residents would bring to the neighborhood, further polluting the toxic canal.

The primary historic industrial contamination in the waterway is coal tar from three manufactured gas plants and it continues to suffer from combined sewer overflow, or CSO. But the Superfund site cleanup is still in its early stages.

“The thing that this doesn’t address the most is how there is toxic waste under all of this land that they want to build on and they’re willing to disturb it to the nth degree to build tall buildings on it,” Alexiou said. “And in no way does this rezone address any of the actual concerns of that or require mitigation beyond the minimum.”

Andrea Parker, executive director of the Gowanus Canal Conservancy said any development must be done in concert with investment in infrastructure.

“It’s not the development that’s the issue, it’s the lack of infrastructure that’s the issue,” Parker said. “We want to see no additional combined-[sewer]-overflow caused by this rezoning. There are many ways to achieve that goal but that’s the goal.”

In addition to overburdening the neighborhood’s infrastructure and school system, preservationists and activists are worried about the character of the neighborhood being adversely affected

“There is nothing in the current plan that improves the neighborhood, absolutely nothing,” said Linda Mariano, founder of Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus. “The city planning is not a plan for this neighborhood, it is a fantasy and we can’t live in a fantasy. If we wanted a fantasy we’d go live in Disneyworld or Hollywood.”

  • Interview with Scott Enman at 1:30
  • Interview with Joseph Alexiou at 6:09
  • Interview with Linda Mariano at 11:20
  • Interview with Andrea Parker at 13:44

Brooklyn this Week‘s host Lawrence Madsen is a native New Yorker. He attended Columbia University, and volunteers with the disaster relief group Team Rubicon.

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