Calling the FBI

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TeleTucson, Mar 16, 2019 at 2:13 AM.

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  1. TeleTucson

    TeleTucson Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    I once reached out to the FBI to report, and get advice on, a really insidious and flagrant violation of federal law related to a landlord extorting tenants (I was not a victim myself but was made aware of the circumstance). Because it was a federal statute, the FBI was the appropriate enforcing agency.

    I was really offended when - prior to 2011 - the FBI agent I reached said, “Hey, dude, we’re trying to catch Osama, not mess with this chicken&%$*”. He had no interest in passing me to an appropriate channel, and for the tenants in question it was a serious problem. It left me really disenheartened with the poor degree of protection that our taxpayer dollars provide for our everyday lives, and it is still stuck in my mind.

    Do you have any experiences of shocking and willful disregard for violations by the authorities that we pay to enforce our laws? Please don't make this become political.
     
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    I have never had that experience. I’m sorry that happened to you. I’ve called the local police department on several occasions and they’ve always been helpful. I once stopped a patrolman in my neighborhood and told him kids drag race nearby every weekend. I didn’t want my daughters being hit by reckless drivers on their way home from work. That was 12 years ago. They still Patrol our area on weekends and nights. Very little racing going on around here now. I know they’re not all perfect but they have my support because without them my neighborhood would be a whole lot worse.
     
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    Yes, I have had great experiences with local law enforcement & should have said that. This was something above local enforcement, and I was really disappointed.
     
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    I thought you meant law enforcement in general. I’ve only dealt with local police, State Troopers and Sheriffs. They’ve all been good to me. I’ve never had anything to do with FBI. Unless you count watching the tv show FBI.
     
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    its doctors I have a beef with. they don't know ther butt from a post hole. they lie about stuff in their reprts, especially when they miss the diagnosis. on and on, too many stories, don't get me cranked up

    as for BinLadin... too bad they didn't pay attention to Clarke's reports with titles like "BinLaden Determined to Attack inside United States". Clarke was a Reagan appointee that spent 5 administrations as advisor to the president on terrorists
     
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    Was this for something that the FBI normally handles (or handled in earlier years)? Or is this more of a housing violation?
     
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    I actually know a guy who is a public official (municipal level) and is facing multiple Federal charges due to an FBI investigation right now.

    When I was a kid I was friends with this girl (who passed away a couple years ago). Her father was a great guy and was mayor of Providence, RI and went to jail due to an FBI investigation.

    Try talking to the AG's office in your state or go directly to the local US Attorney's office if it's really Federal. The FBI must have thought it wasn't worth looking into.
     
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    They aren't there to do your be k and call. They have priorities and decide what is important. Besides, it didn't even involve you. Why would they care?
     
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    The state AG wouldn't have been appropriate for federal issues, and my presumption at the time was that the FBI was appropriate to pursue violations of federal statutes.

    It's strange IMO to suggest that enforcing federal law would be doing my "beck and call". And I didn't say it didn't involve me, I was just not the direct victim.

    Your middle point is the essence of my post here - when law enforcement decides what laws they want to enforce. Turning a blind eye to some things that may be inconvenient, but going whole hog on "priorities". If it's priorities driven by budget limitations, that's something I can understand - but it doesn't seem to always be the case.
     
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    “Don’t let this become political”

    A thread like this was BORN POLITICAL.

    Locked and please don’t do it again
     
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