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COLUMN SEVENTY-EIGHT, NOVEMBER 1, 2002
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THERE'S A LOTTA FBI BULLSHIT STINKIN' UP THE PLACE!
FW: Why The FBI Never Needed a Warrant - The Exigent Circumstances Rule
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 16:32:59 -0700
From: "Peter Coyote" firstname.lastname@example.org
Organization: Wild Dog Productions
Levine is a friend of mine. One of the most highly decorated DEA agents in the
history of the Agency. When he talks about this stuff, I listen. I also urge you
to read his books about the phony "drug war" called "The Great
White Hoax" and his novel (to get around confidentiality oaths) “Deep
Why The FBI Never Needed a Warrant - The Exigent Circumstances Rule
am firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to
meet any national crises. The great
point is to bring them the real facts." - Abe Lincoln
Circumstances" Why The FBI Never Needed A Warrant (c) all rights reserved.
By Michael Levine
Host of the Expert Witness Radio Show
WBAI 99.5 FM (New York) - WCHL (Wilkes Barre, PA) - KPFK 90.7 ( Los
Angeles, Courtesy of the courageous Roy Tuckman) <A HREF="http://">
you're like most people and your main source of "information" are
mainstream media experts and reporters, and/or the self-anointed variety, you
probably read and believe articles like the one pasted right below this one,
that, prior to 9/11, the FBI knew an attack on the World Trade Center, or
some other hideous terrorist act was imminent but were stopped and/or prevented
and/or obstructed in some way from taking action that might have prevented the
WTC tragedy, for one or both of the
Someone or some group of "suits" in FBI headquarters wouldn't
grant approval for some enforcement action and/or a search warrant; or, as FBI
agent/whistleblower Colleen Riley described:
FBI headquarters was acting like "moles for bin Laden,"
b. Someone in President
Clinton's office in charge of coordinating anti-terrorist activities either
wouldn't authorize action and/or wouldn't even return phone calls.
you are any member of law enforcement who has experience working any kind of
real street enforcement, you know that this is phony, bullshoot drivel.
I know from hearing from many of you that you are as sick and frightened
by its acceptance as "fact" by our people and our Congress, as I am.
Warrantless Search Under Exigent Circumstances.
fact is, as those of us "on the job" know well, there is a great big
exception to when any law enforcement officer needs to get a search warrant;
it's called "exigent circumstances." What this means is that if you as a cop have reason to
believe that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed, and believe
that if you don't conduct an immediate search, either the evidence will vanish
and/or lives will be at risk, the law permits you to search instantly and
without the approval of any damned body alive.
let's say you made a mistake, your judgment was off that day, and some judge
says, Well, I don't believe the circumstances were really exigent--—What
worst possible outcome is that the judge omits whatever it is you found, from
consideration during the trial. Bottom
line: Lives saved, evidence thrown
instance, during my 25 year career as a Federal agent enforcing weapons, bomb
(Destructive Device) and drug laws, I would estimate that, under the exigent
circumstances rules, I have
conducted well over a thousand warantless searches of cars, homes, computers,
boats, bodies and body cavities, baby carriages, furniture, motorcycles, bikes,
cargo ships, toupees (both on and off heads)
and even a bowling ball.
exigent circumstances I have detained and interrogated a minimum of a thousand
individuals without once asking anyone for permission from anybody or even
Mirandizing them. Some of my
cases were extremely high profile and had drug/terrorism implications, yet, on
no occasion, involving exigent circumstances, did I request permission from
headquarters, the Department of Justice, Congress, the White House, or even
on no occasion was the evidence I recovered thrown out of court. And my
experience was far from unusual in any of the agencies in which I served, which
included a one-year stint as an Assistant Group Supervisor in the FBI/DEA Drug
the questions all cops now being bombarded with an endless flow of FBI and
Department of Justice bullshoot, duly swallowed and regurgitated without an
intelligent question by mainstream media, want to ask are as follows:
1. If it is true that you
FBI agents had enough probable cause/evidence/indications, in July, 2001, to
believe that Zacariah
2. The French police
notified Immigrations that Moussaoui was linked to bin Laden and a plot to
hijack and fly a plane into the Eiffel Tower, so didn't one of you guys even try
to talk to the man, as he sat in an immigrations jail for an entire month before
3. Didn't you guys think
that the threat of more than 3,000 lives was enough to qualify under the Exigent
comprehend just how much evidence the FBI had in their hands and ignored, I urge
the reader to check the archives of the Expert Witness Show http://www.expertwitnessradio.org
and you will find recorded discussions of court-qualified experts in police work
discussing this evidence with great specificity.
not talking about unnamed sources of mainstream media or FBI spokesmen, I'm
talking about ex FBI, DEA and CIA with frontline investigative experiences, who
had the courage to speak out.
I'm letting the cat out of the bag, Famous but Incompetents, but there's a whole
bunch of us folks who did real law enforcement work that are getting both pissed
and worried about the safety of our nation in your hands.
The fact is that if this drivel is believed by congress and you win, our
nation stays as vulnerable as we were on September 10th, 2001.
guys really want that?
OF MANY RECENT EXAMPLES OF THE FBI/MAINSTREAM MEDIA BULLSHOOT REFERRED TO ABOVE:
Agent: Moussaoui Might Crash Plane Into WTC
Friday, 27 September, 2002
(Reuters) - An FBI agent said in August 2001 that accused Sept. 11 conspirator
Zacarias Moussaoui might take control of an airplane and crash it into the World
Trade Center if he was released from custody, according to a court document made
public on Friday. The document relates communications between FBI headquarters
and its office in Minneapolis involving Moussaoui, who was being held in
Minnesota in August 2001 on immigration violations after arousing suspicion at a
flight school. The agent said Moussaoui “might take control of an airplane and
crash it into the World Trade Center,” prosecutors said in the document
detailing what has been given to the congressional intelligence committees
investigating the attacks. Moussaoui, who was still in custody on Sept. 11 last
year, later became the only person charged in the United States with conspiring
in the attacks. The prosecutors also described an FBI report concerning
interviews with Moussaoui in mid-August 2001, in which FBI agents accused him of
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