Last Thursday, FBI agents arrested Max Joseph Plog-Horowitz, a 21-year-old Oakland resident, for allegedly continuing to impersonate a law enforcement officer. Authorities discovered that he had a riot-control gun, a loaded handgun, a Taser, and a badge, all of which helped him keep up his ruse. ... More >>
Earlier this month, Norman Montalvo, of Concord, pleaded guilty to bid-rigging at foreclosure auctions. He was the 26th person the FBI has caught since the agency began investigating real estate foreclosure auctions sometime during the housing crisis. Bid-rigging occurs when real estate investors c ... More >>
Yes, America is the world's most incarcerating nation. But take solace in this: Fewer people are arrested in America every year, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reporting data. They just keep getting arrested for the same few things. Exactly 9,536,787 people made up the 12.4 million ... More >>
Hotel staff. Salespeople at home electronics stores. Baristas. All of you are now on the front lines of the United States' war on terror, claims the FBI, which just released a series of 25 handouts on spotting potential terrorists, part of its "Communities Against Terror" initiative. Infowars' P ... More >>
Doesn't like meatAuthorities say they have some big development in the unresolved case of Daniel Andreas San Diego, the vegan animal liberationist who is wanted for the 2003 bombings of a biotechnology firm and a nutrition and cosmetics company in the Bay Area. FBI officials told reporters that S ... More >>
Well, it's official. According to the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment for 2011, Juggalos -- those loud-mouthed, clown-faced, Insane Clown Posse-loving idiots -- are a real live gang. They're listed as a "Non-Traditional" gang on the Contents page, but they're a gang nonetheless. And if you ... More >>
Until you starting fucking with our commutesAlways a mark of another Monday: General crankiness, an extra cup of coffee, and oh, a BART protest.The group responsible for the ongoing demonstrations, which have shutdown stations and frustrated commuters, is planning another service disruption tonig ... More >>
He's good -- on and off the field Like the Kung Fu Panda he is nicknamed after, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And not just because he recently made the All-Star roster, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He's also a giving guy. Last week, the Giants star financed 40,0 ... More >>
Richard Masato Aoki would have wanted those records releasedNearly 10 years ago, local journalist Seth Rosenfeld garnered fame for his scathing series "The Campus files: Reagan, Hoover, and the UC Red Scare," which uncovered the FBI's conspiracy to harass UC Berkeley students and faculty during t ... More >>
DA George GasconDistrict Attorney George Gascón said today that he is turning over his office's investigation into alleged police misconduct to FBI agents and the U.S. Attorney's office.Following a press conference, Gascón issued a statement that U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag "has agreed to take o ... More >>
Not our man...San Francisco Police and the FBI are claiming that 43-year-old Jacob Peter Schildgren, arrested yesterday shortly after allegedly knocking over a Bank of America armed only with a "gray plastic bag," is the "Scarf Bandit" responsible for three BofA heists. A teller says Schild ... More >>
Hey! The college kid's getting some pizza!Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old college student from Santa Clara, was surprised to discover a GPS tracking device on his car a week ago during an oil change. We can bet he was even more surprised when, after a friend posted photos of the device on Reddit.com, ... More >>
Breakin' the law, breakin' the law...The FBI recently contacted the San Francisco offices of Wikipedia -- but it wasn't a call about national secrets or terrorism or interstate crime rings or anything like that. It turns out the Feds don't want Wikipedia to use the official FBI seal -- the one no ... More >>
via flickr by Bernissimo Sunshine actThe FBI finally released hundreds of pages of classified documents related to pop star icon Michael Jackson, who died in August, detailing various investigations, including threats of a terrorist attack against Jackson. And local rabble-rouser Michael ... More >>
Mysterious organizations in the Bay Area profess to be advocating for liberal causes. In truth, they appear to be part of a secretive group with a bizarre radical past.
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
When Johnny comes marching home -- he'll be POed that grandma sent that scammer posing as him some cashWe're not sure how many grandparent-age readers we have here in blogland, so we thought we'd relay word of this heartless scam to readers that may know some older folks.As if military families n ... More >>
The girl flew as an unaccompanied minor, and she's still experiencing turbulence.
Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum "thriller" Traitor.
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
The struggle between Bay Area law enforcement and the Black Panthers is still going on after 35 years
Dog Bites tags along for a Kafka-esque encounter with the FBI
Salma's shorts get top billing in an otherwise unwatchable caper
Underground but not forgotten
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
At least that's what Janet Campbell claimed about construction bids at UCSF, where she soon found herself out of a job
That'll be $20 million, please
For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.
Why did the U.S. Attorney's Office angle for fingerlings -- and apparently ignore trophy catches -- during its corruption investigation at the San Francisco Housing Authority?
Games People Play
Sargon Dadesho survived an Iraqi assassination plot. Now he's out for blood money.
The snitches mumbled, stumbled, equivocated, and perjured themselves The jury found Bernard Temple -- the man prosecutors believed to be a bloodthirsty assassin for drug dealers -- not guilty of murder.
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