Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Bent American Police & Federal Agents: How to Report Them

The first thing to say, is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of US Citizens who feel hemmed in and trapped between criminal gangs and corrupt or indolent police who will offer no legal relief or redress. They go searching for some way to report the fact that their local police, or someone if their local FBI field office, is in the pocket of the criminals who are persecuting them. They search the Internet.

Now, the official advice, which they desperately need to find, is remarkably dull, boring, unobtrusive and, having been last updated ten years ago, easily missed by most popular search engines. Try this link and see! The procedure outlined here is pretty involved, and requires sending a complaint and supporting documents by post. It is possible to discern from this page that there is a procedure, but also that it hasn't been given any love by those in power since the month before George W. Bush was elected president. That being said, it's the official way, and if you follow the official procedure and nothing happens, you do at least have grounds for complaint or legal action.

America is the land of Free Enterprise (so we're told, but not in the same way as Hong Kong or Dubai) and an entrepreneur has realized that desperate American citizens, their lives threatened by gangsters and corrupt policemen, even corrupt FBI and DEA agents, are looking for much more than a ten year old webpage telling them to write a letter. He has duly created something that looks just like the desperate people are hoping to find, see this link here!

Glossy, friendly, helpful, professional -and completely and utterly bogus. This is the welcoming portal of what amounts to an advance fee fraud at best, and blackmail and stalking at worst. For the would-be complainants, it is the equivalent of those businesses that offer to get your screenplay adopted by a major production company for £25,000 "development seed capital" or those "agencies" that will kickstart your pretty daughter's modeling career by compiling and distributing a "portfolio" for an advance fee somewhere between £250 and £800.

For any corrupt policeman or Federal Agent that the site's owner manages to identify from the complaint, this is the portal to help or hell, depending on how vulnerable they prove to be. If they are in a strong position and backed by frightening people, they will be tipped off about the complaint, and given all the complainant's personal details, gratis or for a very modest fee. If the corrupt officer or agent happens to be out on a limb, though, they will be blackmailed for everything they have, to the point where they might even wish they'd been brought to justice and put in jail.

This link is to a site set up to collate and air the woes of those would-be complainants, who have had their legitimate cases against corrupt law enforcement officials hijacked, their remaining wealth leached away, their phones bugged, their computers hacked -and everything they said about the corrupt officials -and all their private details- communicated directly to those they were trying to complain about. The site at http://policeabuse.com/ is utterly bogus, a mantrap, designed to bleed the victim white and to take perverse revenge against them by betraying them to their persecutors. It has been made possible by the fact that Federal officials and politicians have completely sidelined the issue of police and FBI corruption for a decade, till all the official avenues of redress are choked with dust and a whole new field of criminal endeavour has sprung up exploiting this.

For the record, policeabuse.com connects to the "Police Complaints Centre" website, which is not an official organization, and, though all its addresses and phone numbers give the impression of it being in Washington DC, the phones are answered (eventually), mail opened and cheques cashed, in Florida, by an unlicensed private investigator. The only honest way to describe a private investigator who cannot get licensed, even in Florida, is a conman.

So, what should people do about corrupt police in America?

Well, if you're a victim, steer clear of the policeabuse.com site, and anything else like it. The real thing is dismal and boring, the con sites are glossy, inviting, and just what you are desperately hoping to see. Look at the official DoJ webpage again, and try your best with the procedure there. You cannot complain about the procedure not working if you don't try, and if you do try and nothing is done immediately, at least your complaint will still be in the system when public pressure forces the politicians to shake the dust off it and make it work again. Also, see below, for another way to put American organised crime under pressure.

If you are not a victim, it's your public duty to bend the ear of your elected representatives on behalf of your fellow citizens who are victims of police corruption and misconduct. Until they either take effective action or their ears bleed, poor things. Make your Congressman and Senator look at the official page for reporting corruption and at the conpage for fleecing anyone who is trying to be a good citizen and report corruption. Make them ashamed that this is happening!

Meanwhile, there is another way.
Very little organised crime in America completely lacks an international dimension, and no matter how much corruption and indolence are choking America's response, any intelligence on large-scale criminal dealings and connections will be read with interest if communicated to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. Pretty much regardless of what country is involved, because most of the world's money-laundering crosses one British jurisdiction or another at some point in its journey. If you've got something to say about drugs, arms, money or trafficked persons being moved around, say it there.

It is also worth knowing the following:
Any item of criminal intelligence placed on the UK's police national computer, the computers of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, or even MI5, has to be accompanied by a risk statement, which helps determine who can be allowed to see that intelligence and who cannot. Therefore, when reporting anything, even if you're doing it anonymously, and you know about a risk involved, say what the risk is. (This rectifies a major failing of most American criminal intelligence, and indeed, military intelligence, handling.) If you report criminal X, and you know that policeman Y is in his pocket, say that there is a risk if policeman Y knows that criminal X has been reported. And so on. Just list the risks. You're making it easier for the officer who reads your information to put that information on the system in the proper way.

And the HMRC page does allow you to leave information via the internet, on a secure server, that is outside all American jurisdiction and untouchable by corrupt American officials, whether they are in the Baldwin County Sheriff's Department, or the White House. It's not appropriate for everything, but it'll be interested in a lot of stuff and it's a start.

The official, but very long unmaintained, DOJ page on reporting police corruption, on the link above, has recently had all its content removed, although the link isn't totally dead.
This is probably a good thing, because it looks as if it were hacked several years ago, to include links to the bogus confidence trickster's site. A serious criminal offence was committed by whoever did that, although the DOJ was negligent in that it doesn't appear to have checked its own page between the last month of the Clinton Administration and the publication of this post, a decade later. It is unknown how many people have been conned in the meantime, or precisely when the DoJ page was hacked to include official-looking links to an entirely bogus site. Probably, some time after it became obvious to the conmen that nobody in the DoJ was maintaining the page.

However, the number "three hundred" tends to crop up in other cases involving pathological liars who are keeping a number of victims on a string, and it may be that this is the maximum number they can keep track of and string along at any one time. Scams with larger numbers of victims are done on a "fire and forget" basis.


Anonymous said...

It's good to know the little people around the world have friends in Britain who welcome the information on behalf of those victims who are persecuted, troubled and afraid, even in their own homes. Thanks for that information! And thanks for being a good neighbor for us all. There is too much ongoing organized crime and corruption for it to continue unnoticed.

ML said...

I second everything in the above comment!

One additional note: Many victims who complain to the U.S. DOJ by mail find that what they send disappears. If you send your complaint by registered or certified mail, you never receive your card back, and the tracking numbers come up as "No report".

Medawar said...

Keep the pressure up, and feel free to post any comments about official failures, or criminal penetrations of the official system, here.

And maybe complain to the US Mail as well.

Anonymous said...

I recently emailed a complaint to the DOJ about Diop Kamau and the Police Complaint Center (PCC)because I received a phone call from a Ft. Lauderdale lawfirm looking for them. As a victim of Diop and the PCC, I inquired as to how they got my number. I was told that they called the number on the PCC website. It apparently tranfered to mine. It has been suggested that this may have been a failed attempt my the PCC to tap my phone. It really wouldn't surprise me after all of the landerous posting they have had against me. Postings that they offered to remove if I remove my consumer compaints. I consider this to be consumer extortion and strongly urge officals to take action.

Medawar said...

The American telecoms network appears to have a number of facilties for Federal Agents that can be accessed either by entering special codes via a telephone (may require extra tones that ordinary phones do not generate, but fixable by any teenager who knows his way around a Maplin catalogue), or by connecting to the computers controlling the network via the local phone exchange.

The facilities include call tracing, line-sweeping (for bugs)and various redirections which can, if set up properly, act a taps, in that the phone still rings at the original destination line, but the call is echoed to another number.

It is commonplace, but highly illegal, for former agents and PIs to use these facilities for their own private purposes, and it's actually illegal for serving agents to use them in most circumstances, too, without a proper warrant and authority. This is why the facilities are never actually referred to as interceptions, or taps, although this is precisely what they amount to.

This sort of trick is bread and butter to many a ropey "PI" (and conmen pretending to be PIs) but some of the code sequences are long, complicated, and can have interesting results if the crook setting them up gets things backwards...

It is possible to make a handheld gizmo that produces the extra tones that a normal phone cannot dial, and this can also allow an ordinary phone to connect via high-priority military reserved lines and so on. It would be in the US geovernment's own best interests to crack down on abuse, but they don't seem motivated. If they do nothing, it is only a matter of time before terrorists and hostile governments start using all the security backdoors that former agents have left open to give them an income in their retirement.

Panamaed said...

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Panamaed said...

What do you do when you file a qui.tam. notice with the U.S. Justice Department and they ignore it and then an IRS Agent is apparently murdered and no one cares?

Medawar said...

Qui tam as such hasn't been used in the UK since the nineteen fifties. However, there is now a more modern provision for people who give information on tax evasion and money laundering, to claim a percentage of the monies recovered.

Since the DoJ quietly closed the stable door revealed on this very post by effectively deleting the only way a citizen can report police and federal agent corruption to them, which is marginally better than delivering informants straight into the hands of a conman who might be working for the corruptee or corruptor in the first place, there doesn't seem to be any official mechanism, known to ordinary American citizens, whereby they can officially report corruption at all.

In a number of Middle Eastern countries, the main demand of people taking to the streets as this is being written, is to deal with corruption, and this was the key demand of the Chinese student demonstrators massacred in June 1989, too.

If it is the intent of the Obama administration to close all doors in the face of citizens complaining about corruption, then the inevitable outcome will be public protest and disorder.

If this is not their intent, then they need to pull their fingers out, construct a mechanism and publicize the ways the public can access it, pretty swiftly.

If failure to process the Qui Tam notice has cost you money, then you have a right to sue for the money, although this may not be a cost-effective course of action.

In England and Wales, a citizen has a right to bring a private criminal prosecution, which is not the case in the United States, so you can only personally take legal action over the money, rather than the murder.

There is a Federal law, however, which obliges the FBI to investigate any conspiracy to deny a person their civil rights, which includes your right to recover monies under a Qui Tam notice and also includes the IRS agent's right to life. This has been used in the past to overcome the FBI's lack of jurisdiction in murder cases.

A bit more research is needed here.

Medawar said...

Here we are:
Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241
Conspiracy Against Rights

This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same).

It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured.

Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.

This is about the ONLY part of the civil rights law that doesn't specify a racial qualification before protecting a citizen's rights: regardless of WHY two or more persons are conspiring to deny you your right to exercise a Qui Tam notice, they are committing a Federal crime by doing so and the FBI is obliged to investigate.

Perhaps a fresh try, quoting title 18, USC, section 241, might be harder to ignore.

Panamaed said...

Thank you very much for your advice and your actions here.

This case went all the way to the Supreme Court, but it was a wasted trip.

I am not sure that I am up to further litigation knowing what lies ahead in such matters.