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Informants

Murder, Mayhem and Mexican Mafia Stalk the Bakken Oil Fields

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime
Georgianne Nienaber

Shortly before Spokane businessman Doug Carlisle was found murdered in the kitchen of his three story home he told his son, "If I disappear or wake up with bullets in my back, promise me you will let everyone know that James Henrikson did it."

6 Whistleblowers Before Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

This week the media can't get enough of 28-year-old whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hero/traitor released details of the National Security Agency (N...

Jason Cherkis

FBI Fails To Provide Key Occupy Wall Street Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connor Stevens was sentenced to eight years in prison in mid-November for taking part in a plot to blow up an Ohio bridge. The 20-year-o...

Morning Links: More Guns, Less Crime in Virginia; Libertarianism and the Middle East; Intrade Pulls Out of the U.S.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- Study: Gun sales in Virginia up 73 percent since 2006. Gun violence is down 24 percent over the same period. -- Intrade cuts off U.S. customers af...

The Dangerous Lives Of Undercover Informants

The New Yorker | Posted 11.01.2012 | Crime

On the evening of May 7, 2008, a twenty-three-year-old woman named Rachel Hoffman got into her silver Volvo sedan, put on calming jam-band music, and ...

Surveillance, America's Pastime

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

The tainting of character, the undermining of basic trust, the disruption of democratic politics -- these are the great achievements of state surveillance.

Stage-Managing the War on Terror: Ensnaring Terrorists Demands Creativity

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan Salisbury

Informers have by now become our first line of defense in our battles with the evildoers, the go-to guys in the never-ending domestic war on terror. This duplicitous landscape of "success" has been illuminated yet again.

As Threats Increase, Sometimes It Is The Informants That Go Wild

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

While the conduct of a couple of loose-cannon informants can be a headache for the FBI and the butt of jokes, behind the scenes authorities are increasingly concerned about evolving threats from across the ideological spectrum.