Brandon Darby has delivered serious allegations today at Townhall.com. Darby has revealed that he has been working undercover for the past eight months with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on human trafficking cases. To his dismay, Darby watched as the cases and evidence presented to the FBI were not investigated. Many of these cases involved the sex trafficking of minors.
Crimes involving minors are meant to trigger an immediate and swift response by the FBI. Instead, these cases were not pursued by the Bureau–and Darby began a quest to find out why such serious crimes were being overlooked by the trusted law enforcement agency.
The conclusions of his own investigation have led Darby, along with another trusted FBI informant, to come forward with disturbing and serious allegations against the FBI and Department of Justice leadership.
Darby alleges that the politically appointed leaders and their executive managers within the FBI neglected their duty to human trafficking victims, particularly sex trafficked minors. Darby concludes further that someone within the FBI changed internal reports to remove one or more victims’ designation as a minor, so that the FBI and DOJ would not be obligated to act immediately.
In addition, Darby contends that abuses of power amounting to retribution on the part of FBI leadership against federal agents have resulted in the mistreatment of one or more federal agents, and have affected the integrity of investigations and the well-being of the public at large.
Read more here.
Yet another Muslim illustrates the high cost of misunderstanding Islam’s peaceful teachings — and still no Muslim organization in the U.S., despite their protestations that anyone who thinks Islam is commanding him to do violence to unbelievers is misunderstanding the religion, has any program designed to teach young Muslims that the jihadist understanding of Islam is false.
“Alleged would-be suicide bomber pleads guilty,” from The Associated Press, July 30 (thanks to David):
A Chicago man accused plotting a suicide bombing overseas and claiming he was inspired by a radical Muslim cleric has pleaded guilty.
The plea Monday from 28-year-old Shaker Masri ends one of the last terrorism trials pending in the Chicago federal court. A plea deal was announced July 12, when Masri’s attorney said the agreement was favorable to his client, though he declined to elaborate. Masri’s sentencing is Oct. 16.
Masri was arrested in 2010 after the FBI exposed his alleged plot to attend a Somalia training camp to become a suicide bomber for terrorist groups al-Qaida and al-Shabab….
A federal court in Washington, D.C., ruled last week that a number of President Obama’s political appointees within the U.S. Department of Justice did in fact interfere with the prosecution of two New Black Panther party members who were videotaped holding a night stick and intimidating voters outside a Philadelphia voting station back in 2008.
Thus far, both Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department have denied the involvement of political leadership in the case, something that is now being called into question.
The conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch previously sued the DOJ in federal court regarding Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pertaining to information surrounding the New Black Panthers case. As a result of the lawsuit, the group was able to obtain a number of withheld documents and are now suing the DOJ for attorney’s fees, the Washington Examiner reports. More importantly, as a result of their motion, a federal judge ruled against the DOJ.
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One of the more loudly trumpeted developments from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s international trip has been his open embrace of the idea that the city of Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, a statement that marks him as one of the more pro-Israeli candidates in recent history.
So of course, no one should be surprised that the White House has immediately gone on record saying he’s wrong, and that they do not believe Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, but that Jerusalem’s status should be resolved via “negotiations.” This is a far more honest approach than the equivocation that has been standard from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. CNSNews reports:
In what marks a decisive difference in the presidential campaign, one day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the White House asserted that Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration.
“Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday.
“I would remind you that that is the position that has been held by previous administrations both Democratic and Republican. So, if Mr. Romney disagrees with that position, he is also disagreeing with positions taken by previous presidents like Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan,”
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The radio shows of broadcasting giants such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage and many others could be drastically changed if Barack Obama wins a second term in office, says a brand-new book forecasting the president’s agenda through 2016.
According to “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next Four Years Exposed” by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, Obama’s advisers are so adamant about silencing voices who oppose their position on man-made global warming, they are “outrageously” recommending Obama “reinstate the anti-free speech Fairness Doctrine in order to shut up some of global warming theory’s most effective challengers.”
The Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to give equal time to opposing viewpoints on controversial issues, effectively making political talk radio unsustainable for any local station.
Critics charge the doctrine is as an attempt to regulate news and talk radio, thus violating First Amendment rights.
It was brought to an end in the 1980s under the direction of President Ronald Reagan’s Federal Communications Commission.
But in 2011, the Presidential Climate Action Project report resurrected the idea.
Reads the PCAP report: “National discourse today is tainted – and in some cases poisoned – by unbalanced ideological use of the public airwaves … To improve and better inform public discourse, it is time for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine.”
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Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The language was approved unanimously by a 15-member platform draft committee, and now heads for approval by the full platform committee in August.
The party’s Platform Drafting Committee agreed, unanimously, to approve the language at a meeting this weekend in Minneapolis.
A source in the meeting said the decision was “not controversial.”
The language will not become official until the party’s full Platform Committee meets Aug. 10 in Detroit.
The effort to include gay marriage in the platform gained increased momentum after President Barack Obama announced in May that his views on the issue had changed to support legalization.
“I don’t think that we had any issues that were controversial,” one member of the committee said Monday. “I think we were pretty much in sync and in agreement with where we ended up.”
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday referred questions about the platform to the Democratic National Committee. A DNC spokesperson declined to comment on what the official described as ongoing process.
The decision was first reported Monday by the Washington Blade, to whom Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) confirmed the news.
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is joining the chorus of leftists opposed to Chick-fil-A, a Christian-owned, fast-food restaurant chain. Like other political leaders, Gray has now publicly proclaimed that he will not support the company’s expansion into the city after Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, publicly opposed same-sex marriage earlier this month.
As The Associated Press notes, Gray’s comments — which were made on Twitter — mirror previous statements made by the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. On Saturday, the Democrat took to the social media platform to lambaste the company, claiming that Chick-fil-A advocates “bigotry” and that he “would not support #hatechicken.”
See some of his controversial tweets, below:
While he opposes the company’s stance, he said in his tweets that he cannot bar or ban them from the area. Currently, the company has no plans to create new locations in Washington, D.C., and it has only two locations — one food truck and another store on the campus of The Catholic University.
In contrast to Gray and his leftist compatriots, Republicans, like Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum, have been vocal about their support for the fast-food chain. Among the most intriguing backers has been evangelical leader Bill Graham. On Thursday, he issued the following statement:
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