Law enforcement alert warns of lone wolf threats
July 25, 2011 shows Anders Behring Breivik (L) leaving the courthouse in a police car in Oslo after the hearing to decide his further detention AFP/Getty Images
August 17th, 2011
03:05 PM ET

Law enforcement alert warns of lone wolf threats

By Carol Cratty
CNN Senior Producer

U.S. officials warn the threat posed by a lone gunman or a group with small arms is a serious concern to law enforcement.

A joint intelligence bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI cites the July attack in Norway as one very deadly example. Anders Behring Breivik allegedly shot and killed 69 people on the Norwegian island of Utoya. Authorities say earlier that day a vehicle bomb made by Breivik exploded in Oslo and killed eight people.

The U.S. law enforcement bulletin issued Tuesday warns Breivik's preparations went undetected. The memo, which was obtained by CNN, says Breivik "is believed to have acted alone and used legal methods to procure the vast majority of materials and weapons needed for his operation, successfully avoiding law enforcement suspicion."

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday, President Barack Obama expressed concern about lone wolf actors "being able to carry out wide scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway." He called the lone wolf worry "the most likely scenario that we have to guard against right now."

A law enforcement official told CNN the alert sent to state and local law enforcement was a "cautionary kind of thing" and was not the result of intelligence concerning a possible upcoming attack. The official noted the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, but quickly added law enforcement is always worried about catching lone actors before they strike.

The document lays out the singular challenge for law enforcement presented by lone wolves: "Attacks by lone offenders - which by definition lack co-conspirators, and therefore provide fewer opportunities for detection - may be more difficult for law enforcement and homeland security authorities to disrupt."

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole says the lone wolf scenario remains a concern, and intelligence is the "best tool" to prevent it. "There are a number of trip wires in place around the country that the FBI and others have, state and local police. Those are the best opportunities to detect and deter a possible terrorist. That being said there are those individuals–lone wolves that I referred to–that do things on their own," Pistole told CNN.

Speaking before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at a "See Something, Say Something" public awareness event on Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, “We’re seeing smaller plots using a variety of techniques… we're also seeing the rise of activities by individuals who are actually in the country. And they’re acting by themselves. And that kind of attack is the most difficult to prevent.”

However, the United States has had success detecting lone wolf plots. The bulletin points to the July 27 arrest of an AWOL soldier named Naser Abdo who allegedly wanted to attack soldiers at gathering spots near Fort Hood in Texas. The document says law enforcement found bomb making materials in Abdo's hotel room but law enforcement was alerted in time to avert an attack thanks to a warning from a gun store employee who found Abdo's behavior suspicious.

But another plot involving Fort Hood was not detected which resulted in tragic consequences. In November 2009, Army Major Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire in a center where soldiers were preparing to deploy overseas. Armed with two pistols Hasan allegedly killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others.

The bulletin also warns terrorist groups overseas "have long favored small unit assault tactics, in which small teams of operatives storm a target using small arms to defeat security. " U.S. officials say they have found "no information indicating transnation terrorists have attempted to execute a small-unit assault operation in the Homeland."

But the document lists two homegrown plots that were disrupted. One involved six people found guilty of plotting to attack a military base at Fort Dix, New Jersey. A second one listed by DHS and FBI officials concerns two men who allegedly wanted to strike at a Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle.

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  4. rajeev

    How Half of Terror Cases Investigated By the FBI ... Were Also Hatched by the FBI

    What single organization is responsible for more terror plots in the USA than any other? If you happened to guess the FBI, you'd be right.

    Here is an important question: What single organization is responsible for more terror plots in the USA than any other?

    Possible answers: Al Qaida. That would no doubt be the popular answer but it would be wrong. The KKK. Way past their prime, so that is not it. The Jewish Defense League. Good guess, but still not it. So what is the correct answer?

    It is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, AKA the FBI. Don’t believe me? Well, just read Trevor Aaronson’s expose entitled “The Informants” published in the September/October 2011 issue of Mother Jones.

    Aaronson looked at over 500 terrorism-related cases taken up by the FBI and found that over half of them involved the Bureau’s stable of 15,000 informants. Many of these are ex-felons and con men who are often paid well if their efforts result in an arrest and conviction.

    So what, you might say. Using informants to obtain information about criminal activity is an old and legitimate tactic. Yes, however, that approach to information gathering is not exactly how the FBI uses all of its informants.

    Indeed, the Bureau has a program, misnamed “prevention” which encourages its agents to get creative in the use of informants. How creative? Well, if they can’t find any terrorist activity going on, they have their informants instigate some. Where are they doing this? Mainly in our country’s Muslim communities.

    According to the Mother Jones story, the FBI has concluded that Al-Qaeda as an organization is no longer a major threat to the US. The threat now comes from the “lone wolf,” the person who is angry at or frustrated by their life situation and open to the influence of terrorist rhetoric.

    Allegedly, the American Muslim community is full of these “lone wolves” just sitting out there fuming, aching to vent their anger on a myriad array of significant and insignificant targets.

    As the FBI’s logic goes, sooner or later a lot of these people will find the courage to act. So, the role of the informant is to find these folks and nab them before they blow up a Christmas tree in Portland, Oregon. Here is a typical scenario:

    First, FBI informant A is assigned, in Aaronson’s words, to “troll the mosques” of some American Muslim community. They might work this area for months looking for those angry, frustrated types.

    Gadeir Abbas, Staff Attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), says they may hit upon some fellows living “on the fringes of society.” These people are often poor and unsettled, with only a rudimentary knowledge if Islam, and usually quite gullible.

    Second, having spotted a candidate B, informant A befriends him and encourages B to vent his anger and dissatisfaction. At one point informant A might suggest to B that Allah put him on this earth for better things and what would he like to do about all that anger and frustration?

    Third, now we are at the seminal moment. What if B has no idea what he would like to do?

    At this point informant A (carefully turning off his hidden recording device) transforms himself into an agent provocateur (remember he has a financial incentive to entrap this guy) and comes up with a suggestion. Why don’t we go blow up an army recruitment center?

    In other words, A is a confidence artist, a con-man (one of these informants boasted that he could con the kernels off a cob of corn) and is using his “talent” to maneuver his victim, who as yet has done nothing illegal, into an incriminating situation.

    Fourth, if B takes the bait, then A leads him on, concocting a plot, perhaps informing B that he A is an agent (not of the FBI of course) of some Pakistani terrorist organization come to the US to wage Jihad. He can supply B with weapons, explosives, vehicles and money.

    In other words, all the things that B could never have reasonably procured on his own (such as the necessary money or appropriate vehicles). All the things that B has no knowledge how to construct (like a bomb).

    Fifth, eventually B is led to enact the crime, usually using a fake bomb. Then, of course, he gets arrested. Typically, he is sent to jail for decades. A gets paid up to $100,000 by the FBI. Voila, another terrorist plot foiled.

    Criminal Cops

    There has always been a fine line between the behavior of the criminal and that of the policeman. The police know this to be true and that is why major state and local police departments have internal affairs sections which look out for “criminal cops.”

    I do not know if the FBI has such an internal operation, but they certainly should. There are laws against what the FBI is doing. Their informants, at the Bureau’s direction, are not just rooting out criminals, they are inciting the crimes and organizing their commission.

    This interpretation of the situation has been raised with Attorney General Eric Holder. His reply is that those who make these accusations “do not have their facts straight or do not have a full understanding of the law.”

    This is not a very satisfactory response. The FBI will not give us all the facts and in many cases has carefully made sure some of the facts go unrecorded. And, as for the crime of incitement, if you look this topic up using Wikipedia, here is part of what you get:

    “The plan to commit crime may exist only in the mind of one person until others are incited to join in, at which point the social danger becomes more real. The offence overlaps the offences of counseling or procuring as an accessory.”

    This is exactly what the FBI informants are doing: counseling, procuring and inciting.

    One can go on and read in the Wikipedia piece that incitement exists as a crime because if you wait for the actual crime to be committed, “it is too late to avert the harm. Thus the offence of incitement has been preserved to allow the police to intervene at an earlier time and so avert the threatened harm.”

    This is probably the part of the law Holder feels is not understood. Yet in the FBI’s “prevention” campaign there is often no evidence of prior intent on the part of those eventually arrested.

    That is, without the intervention of the informant, without his incitement, there is no evidence that any of these entrapped “criminals” would have done anything wrong. That being the case, it appears that in these incidents, the FBI is inciting others to criminal acts. This is illegal and an egregious abuse of power.

    If one thinks this through, it becomes clear that the FBI policymakers have confused thought and action. This is a very Judeo-Christian thing to do. Is the sin in the thought or the action?

    According to the Old Testament thought will do. You do not have to seduce your neighbor’s wife to break one of the Ten Commandments. All you have to do is “covet” her.

    To pursue the metaphor a bit further, who is it in the Bible stories who goes around and encourages sin, first in the mind and then in action? Adam and Eve might have occasionally thought about eating that apple, but who incited them to do so?

    Now we have the FBI reenacting this ancient storyline. They know that there are all these people with the sin of terrorism in their hearts. And, they have taken it upon themselves to play the role of the tempter and move these people from thought to action.

    It seems to me that there must be a daring cartoonist out there who would like to lampoon Robert Mueller, current Director of the FBI, by drawing him with little horns and a pointed tail.

    Peter Ahearn, a retired FBI agent who has directed some of these entrapment operations, would get upset at such a cartoon. He is one of the strongest defenders of “prevention.”

    According to Mr. Ahearn it is important to understand who the FBI is dealing with. These are not “real people.” How so? Ahearn explains that “real people don’t say ‘Yeah, let’s go bomb that place.’ Real people call the cops.”

    Alas, calling the cops has been tried. When one of the FBI’s more aggressive informants was “trolling” the mosques in the Los Angeles area representatives of the Muslim community called the FBI to report him as a potential terrorist. Nothing happened.

    The FBI did not act as a “real cop” should and arrest this fellow. The community’s lawyers could not find anyone to arrest him and had to go to court to get a restraining order to get him out of the community. Tell me Peter Ahearn, how many “real cops” do you have in the FBI anti-terrorism unit?

    Finally, there is a good chance that “prevention” is making us all less safe. This is because the program will likely make any “real” lone wolf act truly as a loner.

    If there is anyone out there with actual terrorist designs they are by now forewarned not to share their intentions with anyone for fear of potential informants. They will act alone. In such a way is the road to hell paved with (alleged) good intentions

    http://www.alternet.org/news/152225/how_half_of_terror_cases_investigated_by_the_fbi_..._were_also_hatched_by_the_fbi/

    August 31, 2011 at 7:13 am | Reply
  5. dog4dog

    fertilizer control is good but i tell you what, google "picture of saiga 12 or saiga 20' – those two are as deadly if not more than many full auto guns, the fbi and atf have been trying to make them illegal and they should be

    August 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Reply
  6. Anonymous

    This problem will only increase in the future and it is based on the following combination: Financially struggling individual + weapons training + coercive, single minded, hateful, dogmatic organizations + growing existential crises + increasingly volatile economic realities + increasingly tightened security policies + rapidly declining resources in an INTERCONNECTED GLOBAL SOCIETY (Due to social media platforms + cheaper telecoms) = an oppressed, despondent, obstinate, desperate and empty individual that is angry with the world that perceives the world and the organizations that control it as the root of their suffering and attacks it to end his/her suffering. As long as suffering’s true root remains unknown this will be an indefinite recurring cycle as coercion creates more coercion. Suffering perpetuates selfishness and selfishness is the root of all suffering. Therefor the only thing that we can change in order to change the world and the recurring cycle of suffering is our OWN SELFISHNESS as history proves that we cannot change another person’s selfishness coercively. This is the only logical proactive action that we as a responsible society can make. Therefor the people that realize this have to lead the way for others to follow and because we are so globally interconnected – the inevitable subsequent domino effect will do the rest!

    August 19, 2011 at 8:08 am | Reply
  7. joe mama

    Nidal hasan and Naser Abdo????????? WTF!!!!!!! The gov is stupid for letting these dune coons in the military in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!! Deport all arabs, and everything will be OK!!!!!!!!!!!! Jews too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2011 at 1:33 am | Reply
  8. Little Red

    There's somebody who hates you and wants to kill you, they could be anywh- look out, there's a zombie is right behind you!

    Not all that long ago people used to regularly get torn apart by actual lone wolves. Life is full of surprises. Be careful and enjoy the ride. Nobody gets out alive anyway, except that one chick who always turns out to be tougher than she looks. I used to snuggle up with my girl and some popcorn to these stories. Good times.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:07 am | Reply
    • lobo

      Sorry, have to call bullsh*t on this one. There's never been a documented case of a non-rabid wolf attacking a human being. It's garbage like this that's led to the near extinction of the wolf.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Reply
  9. yep

    why does it show like the only white terrorist since mcVeigh?
    LOOK FOR MUSLIMS PEOPLE. MIDDLE EASTERN MEN. MUSLIMS.

    August 18, 2011 at 3:01 am | Reply
    • lonerider

      because the last terrorist attack in the west was by a WHITE, CHRISTIAN TERRORIST.

      August 18, 2011 at 4:44 am | Reply
    • Jeff

      Public vigilance, and a stand against indifference and empathy can collectively help this problem.

      When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will carry guns.

      August 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  10. Libertythief

    "Those who would sacrifice liberty for the sake of security deserve neither"

    -Ben Franklin

    August 18, 2011 at 2:52 am | Reply
  11. Robert

    Obama is a muslim "lone wolf" economic terrorist

    August 18, 2011 at 2:47 am | Reply
    • forinfan

      idiot

      August 18, 2011 at 4:16 am | Reply
    • mike

      you're an idiot. another dumb american.

      August 18, 2011 at 4:22 am | Reply
  12. phil

    We aren't buying it anymore!

    August 18, 2011 at 2:27 am | Reply
  13. Lonewolfwarning

    I won’t be surprised if this lone wolf turns out to be a X-Service member who has seen action in Iraq or Afghanistan. What’s more is I won’t be surprised if it’s a “Caucasian male”. Most likely a extreme right wing supporter who hates the President and his vision for America.

    I am not saying this because I am racist or prejudice but I have very good reasons to base my predictions.I hope such a person will never Succeed in carrying out their targeted attack.

    August 18, 2011 at 2:18 am | Reply
  14. Andrew

    Norway isn't fearmongering, but the Homeland Absurdity is. If you want to stop this, bust up the Klan resurgence and arrest militias. Hutaree is a good example. Take down the hate groups.

    August 18, 2011 at 2:00 am | Reply
    • juan

      yea a used to know a bunch of those in texas tey used co callme a wetback

      August 18, 2011 at 6:29 am | Reply
    • John

      You suggest that the government simply break the law and violate the constitution just to make you feel safe? Forget that, and forget you too.

      August 18, 2011 at 6:35 am | Reply
  15. diagda

    Fear mongering was the theme after 9/11 the reality on the ground simply put there are those that do not like what we stand for some valid reasons some idiotic none justifies acts of terror more to harm a member state(u.n. term for a country affiliated with the u.n.) economically.
    We as americans should live our lives to the fullest seeking our highest goals.
    whomever chooses fear mayhem and true chaos will FAIL it will only UNITE this country frankly lone wolfs or terror collectives will face THEIR own undoing and for WHAT? Glory is in eye of the beholder much like beauty instead of destroying we ALL need to CREATE with the help from above.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:19 am | Reply
  16. diagda

    I stand corrected not fort hood another base where some military personnel did do harm

    August 18, 2011 at 1:07 am | Reply
  17. Bazoing

    Homeland security is the Bush and Clinton attempt to establish a police state. It is about controlling Americans not about mad men.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:03 am | Reply
    • David

      Homeland security started under W so what did Clinton have to do with it?

      August 18, 2011 at 3:28 am | Reply
  18. diagda

    Interesting how I point this aspect out to certain people was that Mr. Tom Ridge started and even CREATED the term "lone wolf" rogue elements or individuals allied with Al Qaeda and or umbrella sister groups,it came about when if you recall that L.A.X. lone shooter event took place. This definition of such hostiles simply never BECAME A SYSTEM WIDE MATRIX understanding therefore no policies focusing and implementation of "preventive" measures even the u.s. military failed to take the lead WHY? They feel it's not their "job" to police and monitor their own was the answer they gave me I blew up and said Fort Hood could have been prevented had YOU installed the "lone wolf" on the look out policies for such troubled people. But indeed it's homeland security job to highlight this they seem to be doing this now GOOD.

    August 18, 2011 at 1:02 am | Reply
  19. Tyler

    Our government and the media have perfected fear mongering. This is just another example. Evil will never be irradiated from this earth, no matter the amount of liberty you give up in the pursuit of security, no matter what empty suit you vote into office. All your going to be left with is limited personal choice and the same amount of fear.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:52 am | Reply
    • CB1111

      well said

      August 25, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  20. Jackass

    This has got to be one of the most idiotic stories I've ever seen.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:45 am | Reply
  21. Trigster

    In other news, water is wet. There's nothing new here folks, don't be afraid like they want you to.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:43 am | Reply
  22. Marine5484

    I don't know why people would be scared when an article is posted like this. The "lone wolf" type of attack has and always will be the hardest to stop due to the lack of information that can be gathered from the police and intel services and the fact that all the planing and logistics for an attack to happen are extremely centralized.

    August 18, 2011 at 12:02 am | Reply
  23. Heywood Jablome

    I have always noticed something about media–they start a scare and give bad people bad ideas. They give away tactics and "leaks" for the sake of a story. Just like in Munich 72, the coppers couldn't do a rescue entry at the hostage apartment because the news media camped out on the East German building's roof across the way was televising everything that was going on–so the terrorists were able to see every single things the coppers were doing. Fortunately, the cops found out that the terrorists had a TV and aborted before they did an entry. The media should be much more discreet and realize that sometimes in their quest for a Pulitzer, they put people at risk. Then again, the government could take advantage of that and seriously misuse and abuse that type of request. I guess the question is–how much does the public need to know and when do they need to know it. These are just some loose thoughts–so please don't think they are definitive in my POV. I am sure there are many variables to this that need to be considered.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Reply
    • Napoleon

      You make a VERY good point. I thought the same as a child and asked my parents how could the reporters tell/show everything and expect people to be SURPRISED when folks get away. Their response was the news only shows what they WANT crooks to know because they are working with law enforcement to set a trap. That was 20+ years ago...now, they COMPLETELY understand what i mean and question the same.

      August 18, 2011 at 12:16 am | Reply
  24. Fig1024

    I'm happy that they caught the guy. But I really hope they won't use this as an excuse to take away more rights and freedoms from American citizens.

    August 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • Bob Loblaw

      Define "they"

      August 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      Look–Rights that nuts can use to kill innocent people are not rights that our Founders intended to protect. End of story.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Reply
      • Bob Loblaw

        Agreed. Yet the definition of the 2nd Amendment is constantly being challenged by the right wing wacos living in constant fear that their government will start killing their own citizens and that they need an arsenal to defend themselves. The number of guns you have is inversly propotional to your IQ. IDIOTS

        August 17, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
      • Jack Escher

        Didn't see any Kellys in the Supreme Court roster so... you are entitled to your opinion but the law of the land says you are wrong. And THAT is the "end of the story".

        August 18, 2011 at 12:03 am |
      • Wide Open

        Innocent people die from authorities for justice or tyranny. History has proven that tyranny is much more prevalent in cultures where the balance of power is lope sided.

        Our founders knew this when they were constructing our constitution. Life happens, the road to hell be paved by good intentions. Protect our rights.

        Ultimately there will always be people capable of heinous crimes regardless of the weapons available to them, until we figure out how to genetically alter everyone to be moral abiding pacifists.

        August 18, 2011 at 12:05 am |
      • stan

        @Kelly Sorry to have to drag reality into your world, BUT, if not for firearms and armed insurrection there would be no USA as you'd still be under British rule. The Right to Bear Arms is quite clearly intended to protect the people should the government become oppressive once again.

        August 18, 2011 at 6:16 am |
  25. Lone Wolf Blitzer

    Welcome to Pre-crime gentleman.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Reply
    • Kris in AL

      Don't need to worry too much down here in Alabama. Most of us have conceal carry permits and almost all of us own handguns, shotguns and rifles........meaning, we are better prepared to STOP such an attack than was in the case in Norway.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Reply
      • Bob Loblaw

        Perfect.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm |
      • Bob Loblaw

        I meant to say, perfetc.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
      • Kelly

        Oh, yeah, Alabama's gun-toting ways make it WAY safe. Its consistently at the top of the heap in terms of violent murder rates. Are you kidding? Here are the most recent stats, if you want to look at facts for a change. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder-rates-nationally-and-state#MRord

        August 17, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • Citytrekker

        Oklahoma is a conceal carry state, but it didn't stop a terrorist attack. The Norway gunman went onto a remote island with young kids on it so they would not have a fighting chance. The only time you are going to use your gun to defend yourself is when society breaks down and the majority of people are so desparate they will do anything to eat, who knows, you will probably be the one trying to get the food.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:48 pm |
      • Guy Foxwell

        Outstanding. I wish we could do that in California!

        August 18, 2011 at 2:28 am |
  26. Steve

    Don't demonize wolves. They are just animals.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Reply
  27. Brandon

    Sounds like they are preparing everyone for an attack and maybe how prompt Obama would handle said situation ... Then CNN can talk about how great of a president he is and how great he hanldes pressure ... and why we should talk about expaning 2 terms for a president now that we have such a great one. Force health care on us ... as well as many other things to come.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      Crazy much?

      August 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Fig1024

      "Force health care on us ... " sorry I can't help but laugh at that. Only in America would someone insist on having no proper healthcare. I bet there are at least 50 million American citizens who wish someone would "force" some healthcare onto them

      August 17, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Reply
      • Jack Escher

        Hmmm... don't read much, do you? Force healthcare means you pay a fine if you don't buy health insurance and THAT is the law. No one will "force you" by giving it to you, you are REQUIRED to purchase health insurance, whether you can afford it or not, feel you need it or not, or you get FINED by the government. Now pay attention to the news before your next post.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:33 pm |
      • Jack Escher

        Oh, and a "for example"... every penny I make beyond the bare minimum of living goes to care for older parents and a disabled friend. I am 46, non-smoking, single, no dependents (directly a result of taking care of others) and in good health. Coverage for me is $300-500 a month. So who do I tell "tough luck" to? Mom? Dad? My friend?

        I already work 12 hours a day and know I risk what little I have in case I would get sick. It's a choice I made to honor the comittments I have made. What hubris the government flaunts telling me I have to buy a product (insurance) that I cannot afford, or they will fine me to collect money I already don't have... And no, this is not a partisan rant; I think the two choices are hideous.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
    • Bob Loblaw

      It doesn't matter who you vote for next dude, America is fkd regardless.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Reply
      • Trigster

        and the sooner people realize that, the sooner we can move on to working together toward actually solving problems.

        August 18, 2011 at 12:47 am |
    • marc

      I sure hope when we get our next rich white president that you whites miss so much that he really stick it to you middle and lower class whites.Reagan gives you broke back and you smile then comes along the Bush brothers they slap you in the face and piss down your backs and you scream they love us. Fools

      August 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  28. Gort

    So here goes another blog just nothing but hate, gotta go you guys hate it out amongst yourself.

    August 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Reply
  29. Olphart

    Wow, this is truly amazing. Obama tells Blitzer he fears Lone Gunman attacks.
    The very next day, the Department of Homeland Security warns of Lone Gunmen attacks.
    That Obama feller must be a genius. Or maybe he's psycho – uh, I mean, psychic.
    What a remarkable coincidence!

    August 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • overlookobvious

      Did you think maybe he was mentioning it because of it being in the pipeline since the Norway incident had just occurred?

      August 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Reply
    • Kelly

      Oh, so you're suggesting such attacks aren't likely? DId you, BTW, see the article this afternoon about the kid in Tampa that wanted to set off pipe bombs (on the lonesome) and kill more people than had died at Columbine? When do you people think, timing-wise, relative to your postings?

      August 17, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  30. J.C. Towler

    As the douchemuffin in Norway has admitted to the killings in the media, I think you can safely lose the "allegedly" bullsh*t in your article.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Reply
    • Richard

      The Second Amendment. Stopping Lone Wolf attacks since 1776.

      August 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Reply
      • marik7

        Like in Jokelahoma? Oh, wait. that was maybe two lone wolves, aka a duowolf.

        August 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
      • glen

        Damn straight!!

        August 17, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
      • Kelly

        Hmm. How did that Second Amendment work for yah in the attack on the military base in Texas (suspect that there were at least a couple of armed folks there)? Dumb.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
      • Jack Escher

        Kelly, yeah, those soldiers aren't allowed to carry on base. Look it up... they only get to have loaded weapons on training and deployment. So... who is dumb now.

        August 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm |
  31. *Ghostrider

    Well hear a lot of stuff going on .but is any of it really fire or just a lot of B.S. You should know our government can do what ever .you really want to turn thangs around put congress on sss .when they retire. And cut there wage in half .you'll hear them cry like babies
    Think about it you give a child candy and if you take it Way they cry .right .But if you keep giving them they want more .so cut wage let them cry they'll learn to live on less.
    And put a trembling limit on how long they can be in office out by 65. Drawing sss.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  32. Cultural

    Be afraid, Be very afraid. And then give us some more taxpayer money so we can tell you to be afraid!!

    So is you see a Lone Wolf what to do? Kill it? Is that terrorism?
    Laughable...

    August 17, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  33. Iwontcomeinurmouf

    does a lone wolf wear $3k Armani Suits and work on Wall St? Do they sit at the head of the Largess Corporations in the World? They have already stalked and killed their prey in family budgets across this country and are allowed to walk among us as carnivores.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Reply
    • Trigster

      August 18, 2011 at 12:49 am | Reply
  34. Right

    Another article to scare the masses. If the government doesn't remind you of nazzi Germany then you need to go back and read the history of how hitler came to power. Can anyone remember the h laws?

    August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • the logical centrist

      The USA is in no way comparable to Nazi Germany. I suggest verifying the things you hear on radio talk shows.

      August 17, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Reply
      • Tyler

        Germany wasn't comparable to Nazi Germany once upon a time. Tyranny doesn't happen over night, it's a gradual transition.

        August 18, 2011 at 12:45 am |
    • Marine5484

      If this scares you or the "masses" as you say then you are one weak minded individual.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  35. kyle

    @manniman
    people lie all the time for money from news services and outside sources, and news sources lie all the time about these topics to gain more readers and followers, its business

    August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Manniman

      Why don't you start by wikipedia "strategy of tension" and then research the sources that they provide. It is ironic that you accept (correctly) that news sources lie for money but you're incapable of imagining a government that manipulates public opinion with false flags for control... Anyway research it and then have an informed opinion, i don't say things unless their backed up by facts and a little research will convince you, unless you have a pathology that makes you incapable of changing your opinion...

      August 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Reply
      • Word

        I hate it when people try to make an opinionated argument by using words like fact and research but then defeat their own argument by citing dubious sources and then still reciting opinion instead of fact. You are dumb.

        August 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
      • Word

        Wikipedia? Seriously?

        August 17, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  36. ted

    All of you responders are obviously much smarter than the people in these jobs. HA HA Why don't you do something instead of bitching? Idiots. You have time to bitch and that is all. Probably doing it while you are at work.

    August 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Reply
    • bad2worse

      you must be in lawr inforcement

      August 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Reply
      • lawr enforcement

        lawr enforcement. That's new... you must be on the short bus. I guess any opinions not your own is worthless. right.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm |
      • observer

        lawr inforcement? is that like half a lawyer inside a force field? if you're going make an insult, please...at least try to look half way intelligent...

        August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  37. johnny Q

    when are our alien ancestors gona come back and help sort out this mess??? we need help here if i were an alien id tell all the muslims i hav 30 virgins in my saucer and load them all in and fly that motherf*cker straight to the sun

    August 17, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • JW

      Careful, you are one of the virgins

      August 17, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  38. Hear Ye

    Are these clowns just beginning to realize this now?????
    How many lone suicide bombers did it take to produce this epithany?

    August 17, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • bad2worse

      Good point!
      Kinda tells us we are on our own if we have to depend on these nincompoops for intel!

      August 17, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  39. harmonynoyes

    That's a very naive overly simplistic notion !

    August 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • harmonynoyes

      my above comment was meant as a reply to scafs25

      August 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  40. Bob

    More "too late/after the fact" actions from Homeland Security. Sigh.

    - "Somebody tried to hide a bomb in his shoe" (X-ray all shoes now)
    - "Somebody tried to put a bomb in a printer cartridge" (Ban printer cartridges from airplane cargo now)
    - "A lone wolf killed a bunch of people" (Warn everyone about lone wolves now).

    How about preventative ideas, Homeland Security? How about recognizing threats BEFORE they occur?

    August 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • insane

      BOB,

      Ok let's look at what that would take. Itwould take them take away all of our liberties to stop something from hppening! I don't care how much we prepaire if some onewants to do something they are gona do it. U criticise homeland security become a part of the solution and sign up for duty. If not leave the dirty work for the guys that get shit done. So much happens that isn't in the papers or news that would make u want to lock urself up in a closet. So give up ur armchair QB gig. Before u sleep tonight thank god people are out there getting their hands dirty so u can run ur mouth!

      August 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Reply
      • Kelly

        Agreed, Insane! Intelligence exists on this site!

        August 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm |
  41. Truth Hurts

    A staged domestic terror attack is the ONLY way Omamba can win in 2012. All the writing is on the walls. The Vice President has called the Tea Party terrorists. The Tea Party (White Al-Qaeda) will be demonized by this event and Omamba will try to be seen as our savior once again! It's sick...

    August 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Reply
    • kyle

      what are you talking about? why would the US kill there own people? i dont know what is going throught your mind, Obama is not that desperate to be re-elected, things happen at the worst times, life should have taught u that

      August 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Reply
      • Truth Hurts

        @Kyle: "why would the US kill there own people?"
        Why? Why has the US government killed it's own in the past?
        It's STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE for these filthy creatures.
        Google "Staged Terror Attacts" or "False Flag Operations"
        Try reading once in a while.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
      • kyle

        you beleive everything you read on the internet? wow that just explains it all right there, anyone has access to the interenet, good research right there.

        August 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
      • US Citizen

        What are YOU talking about?
        US government is already freely killing innocent citizens and excusing it with their fear mongering.
        Local cops all around the country kill at will.
        Recent story: BART.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
      • *Ghostrider

        Why not it put fear in people .that's how you control people. By scraing them.our own gov.can make up all kinds of stores

        August 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm |
      • Manniman

        It's called strategies of tension. Governments have been doing it since the dawn of time and the CIA has admitted it that it is common practice. Look it up and stop living in lala land.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
      • kyle

        @*ghostrider "Why not"
        why not? because that is not the way you lead others. they were elected to make a difference not strike fear into the hearts of the nation, if you knew anything about leadership you would know right and wrong, and if you knew anything about life, you would know how stupid you sound right now

        @US Citizen
        US "Police officers" maybe happen to kill people. but that is not cause of government interference or orders, men know the difference between right and wrong, some men do it because they are corrupt, some because they want to, there is such thing as and unlawful order, and those that dont know what that is should not work in law enforcement

        August 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
      • Right

        When you learn how to print correct grammar I will reply to your stupidity. There = their.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
      • KeithTexas

        That is why you were supposed to listen in history class. Governments do it all the time. Our government put the underwear bomber on the plane after the ticket agent refused to sell him a ticket. Why would they do that? Maybe so Chertoff and his buddies could sell thousands of unsafe X-ray machines to the TSA.

        Not everyone in Government is there to serve the public. There are always those who wish to take advantage of people.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • JW

      Actually, having a pair of nitwits opposing him will be why he wins, just like in 2008

      August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Reply
      • Dream on

        I doubt Obama will get a second term... I'm more afraid of those who are already on the campaign trail though....

        August 18, 2011 at 4:04 am |
  42. kyle

    you all need to just think through what your saying, the Law Enforcement cannot stop every little crime, all they are asking is for people to keep there eyes open and speak out when they see something. all of you talking about the president "playing a joker card" or "US Law enforcement closing the barn door after the horses are out" are living in an alternate universe. police do everything they can to protect our lives. there are people out there, and 9-11-11 is a date which we should worry about, we dont know what others think, and some might have violent thoughts.

    August 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Reply
    • KeithTexas

      Law enforcement does nothing to stop crime or to protect us. They can only react after the crime.

      I suppose they can be a deterrent to speeders but that isn't crime that is just a way to get revenue

      August 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  43. Wolfie

    Hooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwlllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  44. scafs25

    Eradicate Religon and these nuts will stop killing people

    August 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply
    • Dana

      How would you "eradicate religion" in any way that wouldn't be met with more violence? Whatever you're planning, genius, you failed to think it through.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Reply
      • scafs25

        calm down it was a statement not a full out plan i devised , more people have been killed in the name of religon than cancer ... it may take another 100 years to erase religon but people are getting it more and more each day as they realize its all a fairy tale written by desert dwellers who didnt even know where the sun went at night

        August 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
      • Dream on

        People are killed by people... don't go blaming religion... even those with no "religion" have committed atrocious acts.

        August 18, 2011 at 4:06 am |
    • Nah

      scafs: "Eradicate Religon and these nuts will stop killing people"

      Yeah, because people are violent insofar as they're religious, not insofar as they're human.

      You're smart.

      Oh wait, no you're not. You're just a troll. A very poor one.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Reply
      • scafs25

        read the artice you posted on meat head

        August 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  45. END THE FED! END THE TSA!

    "The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The terrorists are everywhere! Every American is a potential terrorist! Run for your lives!!!

    HALP!!!"

    ~Janet Napolitano, 2011

    August 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  46. Terry Brookman

    OH I'm so scard........Please save me Obama.... What a joke, better chance of winning the lottery than being hurt by a terrorists. Is this the only card he has to play? I guess he will pull the real joker out of the deck soon.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • TexMik

      Tell that to the 3000+ people who died in the towering inferno.
      And tell it to every American who lost someone in that selfish tragedy or knew someone who lost a loved one.
      Tell it to the 10% of radicalized religious fanatics driven by a former Egyptian eye doctor who can only see hatred for large groups of people. Talk to the people who no longer feel safe, because one selfish person who considers himself a martyr for God will put out dirty bombs in the hope of hurting and killing many. Keep talking about odds and when you wake up you will see that odds have both sides. Someone had to survive them. Someone didn't in order to make the odds. We use them to fit our personal needs. You have odds of dying or living every day. What are the odds that a peaceful, loving existence among all people everwhere will happen in my lifetime? About the same as you getting struck down by a terrorist who believes he'll get his rewards in heaven for harming others? I've often thought, what if bin Laden had taken his $300million and used it to build up Afghanistan into a pristine hub of commerce and tourism. He squandered his inheritance and fostered a world of destruction and pain supported by heresy. What are the odds that the doctor AL Z will read this and change his mind to create a more peaceful world? There are odds all over the place. You can't be on the safe side of all the odds. It just goes against the odds.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
      • KeithTexas

        If you demand safty be provided by others you imprison yourself.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:49 pm |
  47. SAJ

    This is 16 years too late for Oklahoma City, from 16 to 33 years late for the Unabomber. Formal recognition of the problem is good however.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      US Law enforcement was always good at closing the barn door after the horses ran away. Or is this by design?
      But the same thing happens in computers and other machinery. We design for best case, hoping that nothing brutal will ever happen.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Reply
  48. What if?

    The problem is that the methods of discovery that might actually turn out usable information trample all over the constitution and the rights defined within. At some point, we just have to accept that living this life carries risk. More people die each year in our country from smoking than from lone wolf or group terrorist attacks by w wide margin. The same is true for car accidents. Yet when 50 people die in a lone wolf attack, it is a national tragedy. When 5000 or more die each year on the road it is just sad to us. Our priorities have been driven out of whack by sensationalism and irresponsible media behavior ( yes, that is you too CNN).

    If we are serious about protecting our people, use a risk based approach. However worried law enforcement may be about this issue, the risk is so low it won't even register on the list of things to be concerned with.

    Risk = severity x occurrence x detection

    I have no fear of terrorists, no fear of terror plots and I never get scared when government or news agencies cast their collective spell of fear. I am simply not scared of living. Hope you can say the same.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • Steve

      I only fear the "protection" we get from the police. I fear 1984.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Reply
    • miche1

      The difference is when you hear about 50 people dying at once it's more shocking. We don't hear of the traffic fatalities in lump sums so it makes it seem less tragic. I don't disagree with you – I'm just pointing out why one is viewed differently than the other.

      August 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  49. MrUSA

    I am not willing to give up anything to make it easier for law enforcement. Nobody else better be either.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • Midranger

      Who's asking you to?

      August 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      agreed, why should be bend over and give up our rights to these terroriest (and im talking about the ones in blue)

      August 17, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  50. JHD

    The lone irrational actor will always be the hardest threat to detect. Think ‘Net Enabled Ted Kaczynski’. Increasingly we’ve become more interconnected. That interconnectedness makes us vulnerable. The networking together of societies, cultures, economies, energy networks, financial systems, etc. makes for a tempting target for these knuckleheads. It is only a matter of time before individual deviants around the globe unleashed terror on unprepared and totally innocent societies.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  51. bailoutsos

    Also be careful about girls selling cookies.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • jimmy da barge

      Awesome.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • Midranger

      Oh Geez!!.... THAT was funny!!!! You made my afternoon!

      August 17, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  52. Maryland Counties Becoming More Dangerous Due To Bad Economy.

    Maryland Community News

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    Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Silver Spring man charged with attempted arson of Frederick home by Courtney Pomeroy
    Staff Writer
    A Silver Spring man has been charged with attempted arson after police say he tried to burn down a house in the 200 block of Hope Circle in Frederick last week.
    According to Frederick County District Court documents, Nicholas Andrew Shultz, 23, is charged with attempted first-degree arson, attempted second-degree arson, attempted malicious burning, and reckless endangerment.
    They carry potential penalties of 30 years in jail and a $50,000 fine, 20 years in jail and a $30,000 fine, 18 months in jail and a $500 fine and five years in jail, and a $5,000 fine, respectively.
    The incident started at about 3 p.m. Aug. 11 when Shultz approached a group of men standing around on Hope Circle, and told them he was a member of the Crips gang. He "began throwing Crips gang signs.” The men and Shultz “exchanged words” before Shultz left. He returned 15 minutes later and got into a “scuffle” with the men before leaving again on foot, court documents state.
    About 12 hours later, between 1 and 3 a.m. Aug. 12, a witness told police she saw Shultz pour a liquid that smelled like gasoline onto the lawn of a neighboring home. She believed he was about to ignite it when he was interrupted by a man who said, “You better not spark that,” court documents state.
    At about the same time, another witness awoke to the sound of dogs barking. He went outside and saw Shultz throw a white paper bag onto the roof of his home. Police later determined that the bag contained a plastic bottle full of a liquid that is consistent with gasoline, court documents state.
    Shultz left the area, and the witness followed him with a camera and took a picture of his car and license plate. Police were able to identify Shultz using those photos, according to Lt. Clark Pennington, Frederick Police Department spokesman.
    Pennington said Shultz was taken into custody on Saturday, and held in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center until Tuesday, when he posted his $50,000 bond.
    Attempts to contact Shultz were unsuccessful, and court documents do not list a lawyer for him.
    cpomeroy@gazette.net

    © 2011 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net

    August 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  53. Hasselhoff

    whatever.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Reply
  54. Crime Leads To Suicide Too As Authorities Often Say!

    Maryland Community News

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    Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Man jumps to his death near New Market by Angie Cochrun
    Staff Writer
    A 33-year-old Columbia man jumped to his death today off a bridge on Bartholows Road near New Market, according to police.
    Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, spokeswoman for the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, said the man jumped off the bridge over Interstate 70 near Old National Pike into a wooded area at 9:30 a.m. today.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police found evidence indicating the man planned to commit suicide, but Bailey would not elaborate on the type of evidence.
    The man’s body will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore where an autopsy will be completed.
    Bailey said family notifications have been completed, and the investigation is ongoing.
    acochrun@gazette.net

    © 2011 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net

    August 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Reply
  55. Big_D

    Just wait until all the Veterans come back with PTSD.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • Maryland Counties In Danger Due To Crime Will Cause Taxes To Increase.

      Maryland Community News

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      Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
      Aspen Hill shooting suspect: ‘I lost my head’ by Danielle E. Gaines
      Staff Writer
      An Aspen Hill man who shot at his neighbors’ homes, according to police, will be held without bail until an in-depth psychiatric evaluation can be completed.
      "Oh my god," Phillip Feinstein said when Montgomery County District Court Judge James Sarsfield told him at a bail review hearing Wednesday that he faced 21 charges.
      Feinstein, 40, is charged with eight counts of first-degree assault, eight counts of reckless endangerment and three firearms violations, including firearm possession by a convicted felon.
      Police say Feinstein fired multiple shots from a handgun Tuesday about 9 a.m. at a condominium and a single family house near his own residence at the 14400 block of Parkvale Road.
      Feinstein also faces burglary charges because he entered the house during the shooting and fired shots near people inside.
      Feinstein's mental health was evaluated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after his arrest and he was recommended for a more in-depth evaluation.
      Sarsfield agreed with the recommendation after Feinstein spoke.
      “Sir, I lost my head. I absolutely lost my sanity for a temporary period of time,” Feinstein said, seeming to gulp for air.
      Feinstein had no attorney at the hearing and has none listed in online court records.
      Sarsfield will receive the results of the second mental health evaluation at a hearing Aug. 24.
      dgaines@gazette.net

      © 2011 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net

      August 17, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Reply
      • Hear Ye

        Charge him with being a poor marksman too.

        August 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
      • KeithTexas

        Isn't it amazing how out of control the law has become. A person does one crime and they charge him with fifteen, our system is broken

        August 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
  56. Gaithersburg, Maryland man does the unthinkable, police say!

    Maryland Community News

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    Published: Monday, August 15, 2011
    Gaithersburg man will remain in custody in Aruba by Jen Bondeson
    Staff Writer
    An Aruban judge ruled Monday that the Gaithersburg man arrested in connection with the disappearance of a Frederick woman would be detained in Aruba for at least 16 more days.
    Gary Giordano, 50, will remain in custody while authorities on the Caribbean island and in the U.S. search for evidence that his account of what happened to Robyn Gardner is false, said Taco H.W. Stein of the Aruban prosecutor’s office.
    Giordano told police he and Gardner, 35, were snorkeling Aug. 2 behind Nanki Country Club in southern Aruba and, when he returned to the shore, he noticed she was not with him.
    He has been detained since Aug. 5, when authorities began to question his story.
    Giordano’s court-appointed attorney, Michael O. Lopez, wrote in a statement Sunday that Giordano should be released.
    "[My] client has given all possible cooperation to date regarding the investigation," he wrote. “The Department of Justice at this time does not have any basis to request prolongation of his detention."
    Gardner’s family agrees with the court’s decision, according to a statement from Andrea Colson, Gardner’s mother, released Monday by the Natalee Holloway Resource Center.
    “We are confident in the decision made by the Aruban authorities to keep Gary Giordano in custody, and we continue to be pleased with the way they have handled our daughter’s case,” Colson wrote.
    The judge decided to detain Giordano after a two-hour court appearance Monday.
    According to Aruban court regulations, he could be jailed for as many as 86 days before a trial takes place, Stein said. A judge will decide Aug. 31 whether to detain Giordano an additional 60 days, a decision that would require more substantial evidence.
    Assumed dead
    Aruban officials doubt Robyn Gardner is alive, Stein said Monday.
    Authorities began to search for Gardner at 6:23 p.m. Aug. 2, after the Aruban emergency response center received a 911 call of a possible drowning of a woman.
    Police searched from the coast of Aruba to the coast of Venezuela, about 15 miles away.
    After four days of searching on land and in the ocean, Aruban authorities scaled back their efforts and began a recovery operation.
    With all the media attention, if Gardner still was alive, she would have notified authorities by now, Stein said.
    “It is an assumption to say she is dead, but not a certainty of ours,” he said.
    If police find new evidence, such as her snorkeling gear, they will intensify the search, he said.
    Colson remains hopeful.
    “We are still hoping to find out what has happened to our daughter, as we have not given up hope that she may still be alive,” she wrote.
    Aruban authorities asked the FBI for help last week after Giordano refused to cooperate, said Stein, who referred to Giordano as G.V.G.
    Giordano is refusing to give a DNA sample to Aruban investigators or answer their questions, he said, and the prosecutor’s office has submitted a court order to get a DNA sample.
    The FBI searched Giordano’s home on Pueblo Road in Gaithersburg on Friday night, according to Special Agent Rich Wolf, a spokesman for the FBI. The FBI had obtained a search warrant to assist Aruban authorities.
    When searching homes, the FBI looks for documents and electronic evidence, such as computers and cell phones, Wolf said.
    Wolf could not give details about what was taken from Giordano’s home.
    jbondeson@gazette.net

    © 2011 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net

    August 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Reply
    • Hear Ye

      Must be quite boring in Maryland. Where exactly is it?

      August 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  57. stacib

    Our invasions into Iraq and Afghanistan have further fueled the hatred towards us and scattered the "now united for a common cause" terrorists all over the globe. The choices our politicians have made on our behalf are at best, surreal.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Reply
    • Arguments And Fights On The Roadways As Arrests Go Up In Recent Weeks.

      Maryland Community News

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      Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011
      Drivers are dangerous, disrespectful of bikers
      Designated cycling lanes in Poolesville? Really? It’s obvious by your statement you’ve never ridden a bike into or out of Poolesville. Other than on White’s Ferry Road for a short distance, or most of Montgomery County, there are very few designated bike lanes. Mr. Klein, why don’t you come for a ride with me? Then you’ll understand what it’s like to be beeped at by a 4000 pound weapon, grossly exceeding the speed limit, as you’re trying to hug the white line and keep a good pace, and make it home to hug your wife and kids. Much of the “designated” bike lanes throughout Montgomery County we ride are filled with debris and trash that our tax dollars are supposed to keep clean. Before you judge why we’re riding in the road or just to the left of the white line, walk a little in our shoes.
      Pay road tax? For what? Why don’t we meet over a beer or coffee and you can explain why I should pay a road tax. I own two vehicles and pay tax on them in Montgomery County and can’t get a budget balanced. Your premise is without forethought and lacks credibility as there is no way a legitimate worthwhile tax could be generated from your “all cyclists” from D.C. reasoning. Instead of thinking of new ways to generate revenue, why don’t you get after those people responsible for making the bike lanes and roads safer for all (DOT, sheriff, governor).
      By the way, I’m an Army veteran who rides in Poolesville every weekend. Along with my cycling friends, we drop a significant amount of money at the Chevron gas station, Bob’s Bikes, and the local gym kitty corner from the Chevron. My group is riding as we ramp up to ride from Pittsburgh back to Gaithersburg in October to raise money for wounded Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen, and Marines. I’ve been hit by a car in Poolesville with no investigation done by the police (even given suspect description, partial plate, make and model of car). Tell your diesel truck friends in Poolesville to pass us without blasting diesel smoke in our faces. Maryland law allows for riders to ride two abreast providing they’re not impeding traffic. Likewise, drivers are to pass bicyclists with 3 feet of separation. So you’ve never flipped someone off who passed you too close or blew through a stop sign or beeped at you?
      And blasting through stop signs? You’re worried about cyclists on bikes not stopping? Do they impede your driving ability that much or are you watching us from your porch? On Sunday, while sitting at the Poolesville Chevron, cooling off and resting, I counted 30 vehicles who didn’t stop fully for the stop sign at that intersection going in every direction. One was a huge Ford with a horse trailer. He just rolled through. So a cyclist on a bike is more dangerous than a 5000-pound truck with a 2000-pound trailer? Hello pot, my name’s kettle. Nice to meet you.
      Kevin Bookman, Chantilly, Va.

      © 2011 Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./Gazette.Net

      August 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  58. Criminals Attacking The Elderly On The Rise, Police Warn Public!

    Arrest in Murder of 92-Year-Old Thelma Elaine Steele
    15-year-old William Fitts charged with murder
    Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 5:50 PM EDT
    Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 3:17 PM EDT

    Roz Plater
    FOX 5 News
    VIDEO STORY BY ROZ PLATER/myfoxdc

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. – Prince George's County Police have arrested a 15-year-old in the murder of 92-year-old Thelma Elaine Steele.

    William Roger Fitts has been charged with first-degree murder. A news conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday.

    Officers went to a home at the 2900 block of East Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. Monday night responding to a call to check on the welfare of an elderly resident. After forcing their way into the home, they found 92-year-old Thelma Elaine Steele suffering from trauma to the body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    For the better part of Tuesday, Prince George's County police have called in resource after resource in an effort to solve this crime. At one point, there were three crime scene vans parked in front of the house as a K-9 team searched the yard and a field behind it.

    "Nice lady, nice beautiful lady. Easy going, spry, no enemies, never hear her complaining,” said Robert Jackson, who lives two doors down from Thelma Steele.

    Jackson describes their neighborhood as a place where people care about one another.

    "It’s a good, beautiful neighborhood. Mostly senior citizens, mind our own business and look out for one another,” said Jackson.

    As homicide detectives came and went, neighbors gathered on porches trying to recall when they had last seen Steele. News of her murder has left them frightened.

    "It just boggles your mind to even think that something like this happening in your neighborhood to somebody 92 years old. That's sad, I just can't see it,” said neighbor Sabrina Barnes.

    "It makes me very nervous because I'm here alone sometimes too. I do have my son and daughter live with me, but they go to work and go on vacation, so sometimes I'm here. So it doesn’t make me feel comfortable knowing that and I feel worse about her than myself,” said neighbor Gladys Hall.

    By the end of the day, police officers could be seen going door to door, imparting safety advice and trying to calm nerves.

    Neighbors say Steele lived in the home by herself and she has a daughter who lives in the area as well as a granddaughter.

    Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Reply
  59. Brazen Crime As To Attack Journalists Or Newscasters, Police Say!

    DC Police Probe Slaying of 91-Year-Old Journalist Viola Drath
    Updated: Monday, 15 Aug 2011, 9:06 PM EDT
    Published : Sunday, 14 Aug 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Paul Wagner | Fox5sPaulWagner
    paul.wagner@foxtv.com
    VIDEO STORY BY PAUL WAGNER/myfoxdc

    WASHINGTON – D.C. police say the death of a 91-year-old woman, a German-born journalist, found unconscious at her Georgetown home has been ruled a homicide.

    Officers called to a home in the 3200 block of Q Street northwest on Friday found a woman unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics found that the woman, identified as 91-year-old Viola Drath, had no signs of life and she was pronounced dead.

    Police announced Sunday that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner had ruled Drath's death a homicide.

    German-born Drath was a correspondent for German newspaper Handelsblatt, wrote columns for The Washington Times, authored several books and was a member of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

    Police say there are no suspects in the slaying.

    Copyright AP Modified, Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    August 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  60. ForPvtLong

    Hmmmm, You mean like the terrorist attack which took place in Little Rock, AR on June 1, 2009? The attack by a lone wolf terrorist which took the life of Private William Andrew Long and wounded Private Quinton Ezegwilla? The attach which CNN gave about 30 seconds of reporting and has not mentioned it since?

    You mean like that?

    Look it up in the Little Rock, Arkansas papers. It was the first terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, before the Fort Hood attack.

    Since the terrorist was an American who converted to Islam and that might embarrass our muslim raised president.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
    • Viva Los Lobo

      Yep, like that

      August 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Reply
      • Teens Attacking Elderly As Crime Is Up Due To Bad Economy!

        2 Teens Charged in Fatal Stabbing of 74-Year-Old Man in Riverdale
        Updated: Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 8:03 PM EDT
        Published : Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

        RIVERDALE, Md. – Prince George's County police say they have charged two teenagers in the fatal stabbing of a 74-year-old man in Riverdale.

        Police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Kenneth Gails and a 16-year-old male, both of Riverdale, have been charged with murder in the July 14 stabbing. Authorities say the teens were apparently trying to rob the victim, Glenn Adkisson, also of Riverdale.

        Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police spokesman, says Adkisson told officers he had been stabbed while walking his dog. Adkisson was taken a hospital in critical condition and eventually lapsed into a coma. Tippett says he died Tuesday.

        Police say Gails has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held on a $750,000 bond. The 16-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bond.

        August 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
    • Jeff S

      If you are going to consider the murder of two people to be a "terrorist attack" in the vein of 9/11, then the first terrorist attack after 9/11 would be the attack on 9/15/01 (4 days after 9/11) by Mark Anthony Stroman in which he killed Vasudev Patel and Waqar Hasan, and wounded Rais Bhuiyan.

      Stop twisting words and details to fit your agenda. So you do not like the POTUS because of his religious beliefs. That's fine. But don't try to make out the murder of anyone and the lack it making big news to be anything more than one of the thousands of murders that happen everyday.

      August 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Reply
      • Logic

        Stop being logical on an internet forum, you are totally ruining his nonexistent point!

        August 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
    • Jimbo

      It's comments like yours that should remind all of us that the "Lone Wolf" attack in Norway was not from any Muslim but from an ultra right wind nut job like yourself.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  61. When Crime Hits Home, Police Say!

    Yaser Abdel Said Report a Tip

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    Father Charged With Killing Daughters

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    Sarah and Amina Said, were very close friends and did well in school.

    On Jan. 1, 2008, someone brutally murdered teenaged sisters Sarah and Amina Said. Police say the killer shot the girls to death in the back of a taxi cab and then fled.

    The murder shocked their hometown of Lewisville, Texas. But when police revealed the identity of the suspected killer, it shocked the nation.

    Police have charged the girls' father - Yaser Said - with capital murder as well as unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

    "I just don't understand," said Connie Maggio, the girls' aunt. "Those girls were horrified - they must have been - to have their dad pointing a gun at them."

    But the girls' family, like Maggio, says in order to understand the way the girls died, it's important to take a closer look at the way they lived.

    On the outside, they were beautiful young women who lived with determination and grace. But on the inside, they hid a secret.

    "He treats me like a whore," Sarah Said wrote in an instant message conversation wither her friend, Zohair Zaidi.

    Family Secrets, Family Disaster

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    Before they were killed, Sarah and Amina Said told friends they had a difficult relationship with their father, Yaser.

    At school, the girls were respected by their teachers and peers. They had good grades and made it clear they hoped to go to college and then medical school. They were known for their signature smiles.

    But at home, the girls confessed to friends that they shed tears more often than not because of their difficult relationship with their father.

    In 1998, the girls filed a police report, alleging that their father sexually abused them, but they later recanted the story.

    However, they did confess to a few friends that the abuse continued.

    "He treats me like a whore," Sarah Said wrote in an instant message conversation wither her friend, Zohair Zaidi.

    Zohair said the girls told him they were rarely allowed to participate in after school activities and that their father controlled their every move.

    Yaser made it clear they were especially forbidden from developing relationships with boys. In fact, Zohair said Sarah had programmed his phone number in her phone as "Amanda" so her dad wouldn't be suspicious of their friendship.

    Cops Charge Father With Murders

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    Yaser Said, wanted for killing his daughters, is pictured here on his wedding day.

    However, it's what Yaser Said learned Dec. 26, 2007, that allegedly sent him over the edge. Patricia Said told AMW that on that day, her husband learned that Amina had a boyfriend. Yaser Said was so upset that he allegedly threatened his daughters with a handgun.

    Later that night, after Yaser went to work, the girls convinced their mother to run away with them. But days later, the girls and their mother returned home after Yaser Said promised to change.

    Upon their return, Yaser invited his daughters to go to dinner. As the girls got into his taxi cab, they made it known they feared for their lives. Zohair says he received a final and haunting text message.

    Sarah sent him a text message saying that they were back home and that she was worried. Zohair said he had a terrible feeling something was going to happen, so he sent her a passage from the Koran, which translates as, "We are from God and to him we shall return."

    It was the last time he spoke to Sarah. Shortly after, the Irving Police Department received a 911 call from Sarah Said saying that her father had shot her and that she was dying.

    When police found the girls, they were dead. Yaser Said fled and remains on the lam. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He smokes Marlboro Light 100’s cigarettes and likes to go to diners, including Denny's and IHOP.

    Wanted For:
    Murder (2cts.) , Irving , TX ; Jan 01, 2008
    Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution , Irving , TX ; Jan 01, 2008
    (Information valid as of August 10, 2011)

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    August 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  62. The Streets Of New York Being Dangerous.

    Ronnell Jones Report a Tip

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    N.Y. Cops: Innocent Children Shot In Yonkers Robbery

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    Ronnell Jones might be dressing as a woman in order to conceal his identity in New York, Georgia or Florida.

    Cops say on July 6, 2010, Ronnell Jones and two accomplices — 21-year-old Brian Roach of Yonkers and 23-year-old Daniel Sanchez of Brooklyn — staged an apartment robbery at 77 Locust Hill Ave., Yonkers, N.Y. The apartment, known to house alleged gang members, was believed to contain large amounts of cash. But what started as a robbery ended as a bloodbath.

    Ronnell Jones and his two accomplices allegedly stormed into the Yonkers apartment, armed with handguns, and began shooting without any hesitation. The onslaught left two dead and four others seriously injured. Police say one of the victims included 21-year-old Kasheem Little, the alleged leader of the “Strip Boyz gang.” Carlton McLeon, 23, also died during the shooting. Police say Jones has rumored gang affiliations in New York, however the attack wasn’t a planned hit — simply a robbery with catastrophic results.

    Four others were also seriously injured during the barrage of gunfire, including a 5-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Police say the 17-year-old girl, who plead helplessly for her life while covering her face with a pillow, was shot in the chest and leg.

    Ronnell Jones has since been charged with a lengthy list of felonies, including: murder, assault, burglary, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon. Jones's two alleged accomplices, Roach and Sanchez, have since been arrested and charged with the same felonies. Despite the quick arrests of Roach and Sanchez, Jones remains a free man.

    U.S. Marshals Join the Manhunt

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    This image of Ronnell Jones, the man in the middle with the backwards hat, was taken in Yonkers, N.Y., at School Street and Brooks Avenue.

    Search efforts have increased as Jones continues to elude police. Due to a large network of family, friends and associates, police say Jones has managed to avoid arrest thus far.

    Interestingly enough, police have reason to believe that Jones is taking obscure measures in order to hide his identity: They think he's cross-dressing as a woman in order to conceal his identity. Police have fielded tips that state Jones wears a long black wig and a short brown wig to help avert detection.

    Jones' network ranges as far north as Yonkers, N.Y., and as far south as Central Florida. He has known connections to Atlanta and possibly Florida.

    Taking into account Jones' movements up and down the East Coast, the U.S. Marshals have joined the hunt. Jones is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs 180 pounds. He is described as very vain and constantly obsessed with his appearance, particularly his hair style. He also wears large diamond earrings in both ears. Sometimes he uses the alias Ronnelli Jones.

    If you know anything regarding the whereabouts of Ronnell Jones, call 1-800-CRIME-TV. You can remain anonymous.

    Wanted For:
    First Degree Murder , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 22, 2010
    Second Degree Murder , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    Second Degree Attempted Murder , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    First Degree Assault , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    First Degree Robbery , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    First Degree Burlgary , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    Criminal Possession of a Weapon , Yonkers , NY ; Oct 20, 2010
    (Information valid as of July 16, 2011)

    August 17, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Reply
  63. Viva Los Lobo

    Hey big Sis Janet,
    I see something and I'm going to say something. The Federal Government is too big. It is a creation of the States. We did not give you that kind of authority over us. I am reporting that you have overstepped your bounds. Go ahead and create some more lone wolves by eroding our personal liberties.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Reply
    • Looting And Rioting In Every City Across The U.S., Police And FBI Say!

      Montgomery County Police Chief Discusses Germantown 7-Eleven Flash Mob Robbery Case on FOX 5 News
      Police: Over half the people in robbery identified
      Updated: Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011, 11:33 PM EDT
      Published : Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011, 11:09 PM EDT

      WASHINGTON – There are new details on the flash mob robbery in Germantown last Saturday morning.

      Surveillance video inside the store showed a group of young people entering the 7-Eleven on Wisteria Drive, grabbing items inside the store and rushing out without paying, all within a minute.

      Police say the surveillance video show 28 people were involved and they have identified over half of the individuals.

      Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger joined us on FOX 5 News to discuss the flash mob theft and the tactics police have used in the investigation to help identify the people in the robbery.

      August 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  64. Ain't Safe In Your Home Noway!

    Tenn. Family's Dreams Interrupted By Nightmare Before Christmas

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    Robert Lee King is wanted by the U.S. Marshals for allegedly killing Dorothy Smith and critically wounding her daughter, Diana.

    The holidays are a time of joy and fellowship for many, but for Diana Smith, they are a grim reminder of the terrifying night that would change her life forever.

    It was Dec. 1, 2005, when Diana drifted off to sleep, only to awake in the midst of a living nightmare.

    Police say she awoke around 4:15 a.m. in her Memphis, Tenn., home to overhear her mother, Dorothy, in a heated argument with her estranged boyfriend, Robert Lee King.

    Concerned by her mother's screams for help, cops say she wandered down the hallway to make sure everything was OK.

    According to cops, she reached the bedroom doorway to see King standing over her mother repeatedly stabbing her in the neck while she lay in bed.

    Shocked at the gruesome scene she had stumbled upon, police say Diana frantically ran down the hallway to lock herself in her bedroom to call the cops.

    Police say she was in the middle of a phone call when she heard King’s footsteps thundering down the hallway.

    They say King then broke down the door to Diana’s bedroom making her his next victim before fleeing the grisly scene of the crime.

    Diana would survive; her mother, tragically, would not.

    According to authorities, King has a history of controlling behavior and a penchant for adult video and x-rated stores.

    Police: King Considered Armed And Dangerous

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    Have you seen accused murderer Robert Lee King? Be very careful, but don't be afraid to call our Hotline at 1-800-CRIME-TV.

    Now, police need the public’s help in finding this alleged cold-blooded killer who they say attacked Dorothy Smith to the point of near decapitation and left her adoring daughter forever scarred.

    Cops say Robert Lee King is a black man who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds. King has black hair and brown eyes, and usually wears his hair in the “Jheri curl” style. Police think he may have a tattoo of an upside down crown on his left arm with the name "Victoria" printed underneath it. On his right arm, they believe he has a tattoo of a upside-down horseshoe with the name "Robert" printed under it.

    According to authorities, King has a history of controlling behavior, and has a penchant for adult video and x-rated stores. He particularly likes porn featuring white women and often edits together his own movies. Cops say he loves basketball and his favorite team in the L.A. Lakers. King may be working in a grocery store as a clerk. He is also very good with cars and might be able to get a job as a mechanic.

    Police say King has a tight-knit family, and that he could be hanging out in Illinois, near Chicago. They say he has contacts in Greenville, Miss., and in the state of Florida.

    King May Be Linked To Another Crime

    During their investigation, U.S. Marshals discovered that King is also a person of interest in a double murder in Sharkey County, Miss. Karitha Carroll, just 31 years old and her daughter, 3-year-old Jamaya, were killed in September 2009. According the the Sharkey County Sheriff Lindsey Adams, King has been spotted throughout the rural county. U.S Marshals think the the sightings are credible because King's car was spotted.

    Police believe that King might still be driving a red two-door Subaru coupe from the late 1980s with black and gold stripes on the side. Sources say that King loved the car and spent hours washing and waxing it. The car also has a black bra on the front.

    King is considered so dangerous that the U.S. Marshals Service has placed him on their “15 Most Wanted” list and are offering $25,000 for any information leading directly to King’s arrest.

    If you know the whereabouts of this accused killer, call our Hotline right away at 1-800-CRIME-TV. Remember: You can remain anonymous.

    Wanted For:
    Murder , Memphis , TN ; Dec 01, 2005
    Attempted Murder , Memphis , TN ; Dec 01, 2005
    (Information valid as of July 30, 2011)

    August 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • KeithTexas

      What are you trying to prove?

      August 17, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  65. Permit holder

    Meh. Bring it. I'd love to see how a lone wolf fares in a conceal-carry permit-friendly state. Here in Colorado we can probably field 2x-3x return fire. How are the laws in your state?

    August 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • George

      Yeah, it's a shame that Loughner didn't try it in a carry state like Arizona.

      August 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Reply
      • T

        Touché

        August 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm |
    • When Things Get Rather Personal, Police Say!

      Alexis Flores
      Suspected Iriana DeJesus Killer
      Report a Tip

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      Little Girl's Murder Rocks Philadelphia

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      Alexis Flores - the suspected rapist and murderer of 5-year-old Iriana DeJesus.

      On the hot summer evening of July 29, 2000, 5-year-old Iriana DeJesus was out and about in her North Philadelphia neighborhood, riding her bike and having fun with her sister, Ayana.

      While her daughters played, Mota DeJesus went to pick up some food she'd ordered across the street. According to police, Mota was only gone a few minutes - but when she returned, Iriana was nowhere to be found. A search for the adorable little girl went on for days as the community rallied together, hopeful she'd be found quickly.

      But on Aug 3., when the badly decomposed body of a child was found in an empty apartment building near where Iriana went missing, the tight-knit neighborhood's worst fears were confirmed: The body was Iriana's.

      Heartache and outrage quickly set in. The innocent child had been raped, strangled, wrapped in a trash bag and left under some heavy rolls of carpeting in an apartment building nearby.

      Neighborhood protesters turned their anger toward a good Samaritan named Jorge Contreras, who cops say thought he was helping out a stranger in need - a homeless man who called himself "Carlos."

      Cops say Jorge offered Carlos shelter, clothing, and work as a handyman in his apartment building - and Carlos gladly accepted the offer. According to Jorge, Carlos worked only three days - Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. That Saturday, Jorge told Carlos he was going out of town, and gave Carlos the keys to the apartment building so he could come and go as he pleased. That's the day Iriana disappeared, and when cops went to talk to Carlos, they discovered he was long gone.

      Cops say a little girl from the neighborhood reported seeing Iriana walking with a Hispanic man toward the apartment building the evening she disappeared. According to the witness, they were holding hands, indicating the man she was with had somehow gained her trust - just as Carlos had gained Jorge's trust earlier that week.

      Police also found a T-shirt bearing a distinct political logo near Iriana's body - and it had her blood on it. When police questioned Jorge about the shirt, he told them he recognized it as one of the articles of clothing he'd lent to Carlos.

      All clues pointed to Carlos as the killer. Unfortunately, the last time Jorge had seen Carlos was the day Iriana went missing.

      Cops say a little girl from the neighborhood reported seeing Iriana walking with a Hispanic man toward the apartment building the evening she disappeared.

      AMW, DNA Warm Up Search For Suspect

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      Cops say this is what Flores may have looked like in 2000 when the gruesome crime against Iriana took place. Police say he was a drifter at the time without access to regular food and shelter, which could explain why his face looks thinner.

      Days later, AMW sent composite artist Jeanne Boylan to Philadelphia to help police create a sketch of "Carlos." They focused on facial features: a mole or bump on the side of his face and a scar on his neck and forehead. Tips poured in from as far away as Peru.

      Philadelphia police entered DNA found near Iriana's body into CODIS, a national database, hoping there'd be a match from another crime or a suspect. But as the years passed, tips started to wane, and the case went ice cold.

      DNA Match Gives Police A Name And A Suspect

      That changed seven years later when the FBI got an unexpected and incredible break in the case. In a flash, they went from having no real evidence in the case to having a named suspect with forensic proof.

      In March 2007, a DNA sample from a convicted criminal in Phoenix came back as a match to the DNA found at Iriana's crime scene. The man's name wasn't Carlos - it was Alexis Flores - but there was no denying that his DNA fit the bill.

      According to the FBI, Flores was arrested in 2002 in Arizona for shoplifting, then arrested again in 2004. At the time, Phoenix cops were called to an apartment complex to investigate a noise complaint.

      When they arrived, Flores answered the door and gave them fake identification. Police realized it was fake, and arrested him on a forgery charge - a felony.

      And in Arizona, every felon is automatically swabbed for their DNA.

      Flores' sample was entered into CODIS in 2006, but the process of entering DNA is a long one and by the time the match was made in March 2007, Flores was long gone.

      Where Is Flores?

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      Investigators say Flores is originally from Honduras and may still have ties there. They believe Flores and Carlos are definitely the same man. Flores is believed to be armed and very dangerous.

      Now that they know who their suspect is, police say they're determined to locate Flores and bring him to justice for the horrific murder of little Iriana.

      If you've seen Alexis Flores or know where he is, you've got to call our Hotline at 1-800-CRIME-TV. Remember: You can remain anonymous.

      Wanted For:
      Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution , Philadelphia , PA ; Aug 03, 2000
      Murder , Philadelphia , PA ; Aug 03, 2000
      Kidnapping , Philadelphia , PA ; Aug 03, 2000
      (Information valid as of July 6, 2011)

      August 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • seth

      Don't come to idaho planning an attack

      August 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  66. evilphoton

    marmalade and people that are by themselves... something new to fear!

    August 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Reply
    • Deteriorating Moral Standards Leads To Violent Crime And Thefts!

      19-Year-Old Woman, Teonna Brown, Pleads Guilty in Videotaped Beating of Transgender Woman
      Updated: Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 4:43 PM EDT
      Published : Thursday, 04 Aug 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

      TOWSON, Md. – A woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald's near Baltimore was captured on video has pleaded guilty to the attack.

      Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger says 19-year-old Teonna Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of first-degree assault and one count of a hate crime.

      Video of Brown's beating of 22-year-old Chrissy Polis went viral online, bringing national attention to the struggles of transgender people. Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged to seek greater protections for transgender people.

      Read Baltimore County Police Report of Incident

      Brown's sentencing is scheduled for next month. Prosecutors expect to seek a prison term of five years.

      Shellenberger says a girl charged as a juvenile in the same attack admitted her role in juvenile court on July 1 and was committed to a detention facility.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  67. Motorcycle Gangs Attack People In Law Enforcement.

    Javier Palomo
    Cops: Unfortunate Circumstances Lead To Fatal Mistake

    Cops say that when Joseph Marquez took his own life on July 1, 2003, it was just the beginning of the agony for the Torrez family, who had witnessed the suicide in their own home.

    When Joseph’s cousin, Marcus Marquez, learned of the suicide, he simply didn’t believe it. In fact, police say Marquez not only refused to believe that his cousin voluntarily committed suicide, but also held his relatives responsible: Marquez suspected his family of murder.

    And even more disturbingly, he set his mind to getting revenge.

    Authorities tell AMW that Marcus Marquez, who cops say is a known affiliate of the Albuquerque East Side San Jose gang, recruited several fellow gang members to aid in the plan.

    Police say the disturbing payback plan came to fruition in the early morning hours of July 3, just two days after Joseph’s suicide.

    Marie, who took a bullet in the arm, retreated to the bathroom where she used towels to help stop the bleeding.

    A Late-Night Visit Turns Deadly

    Cops say Marquez assembled a crew of his fellow gang members, including Javier Palomo. The gang headed towards the Torrez house around 1:00 a.m.

    According to police, the crew arrived at the house around 1:09 a.m., and began pounding on the front door, demanding to be let inside the residence.

    Jenny Torrez and her son, James Griego, heard the knocking and knew something wasn’t right.

    Instinctively, the two tried to barricade the door with all their strength. Marie Torrez, Jenny’s daughter, woke up moments later and rushed to the front door to help her family hold the door closed.

    Cops allege that Marcus Marquez grew angrier and more irrational by the second, as did his partner in crime, Javier Palomo. But police say it wasn’t Marquez who drew first blood: Palomo did. When the gang couldn’t get inside, police say Palomo fired two shots through the front door.

    One shot struck James, killing him; the other round hit Marie in the arm. Immediately after shots rang out, the accused gang members took off.

    Although authorities responded quickly to the scene, James was already dead when they arrived. Marie, who took a bullet in the arm, retreated to the bathroom where she used towels to help stop the bleeding.

    Members of the Albuquerque Fire Department rushed Marie to the hospital, where doctors tended to her injury. Despite their best efforts, the attack left Marie permanently disabled.

    Cops: Palomo May Be Affiliated With Mexican Cartels

    Now, law enforcement officials say they have reason to believe that Palomo most likely fled to Juarez, Mexico.

    Furthermore, Palomo’s criminal lifestyle and his previous involvement in an organized criminal enterprise leads police to believe he is most likely affiliated with the Mexican drug cartels.

    Wanted For:
    Attempt to Commit First Degree Felony (Murder) , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
    Shooting at a Dwelling , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
    Aggravated Assualt , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
    Open Count of Murder , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
    (Information valid as of July 22,

    August 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  68. Bill

    typical propaganda by our Stasi-like DHS. just like 9/11, Oklahoma City bombings, and everything else, if and when it does happen, you better believe they are the ones behind it.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • Street Mexican Gangs Attacking American Families.

      Javier Palomo Report a Tip

      Comment

      Cops: Unfortunate Circumstances Lead To Fatal Mistake

      Cops say that when Joseph Marquez took his own life on July 1, 2003, it was just the beginning of the agony for the Torrez family, who had witnessed the suicide in their own home.

      When Joseph’s cousin, Marcus Marquez, learned of the suicide, he simply didn’t believe it. In fact, police say Marquez not only refused to believe that his cousin voluntarily committed suicide, but also held his relatives responsible: Marquez suspected his family of murder.

      And even more disturbingly, he set his mind to getting revenge.

      Authorities tell AMW that Marcus Marquez, who cops say is a known affiliate of the Albuquerque East Side San Jose gang, recruited several fellow gang members to aid in the plan.

      Police say the disturbing payback plan came to fruition in the early morning hours of July 3, just two days after Joseph’s suicide.

      Marie, who took a bullet in the arm, retreated to the bathroom where she used towels to help stop the bleeding.

      A Late-Night Visit Turns Deadly

      Cops say Marquez assembled a crew of his fellow gang members, including Javier Palomo. The gang headed towards the Torrez house around 1:00 a.m.

      According to police, the crew arrived at the house around 1:09 a.m., and began pounding on the front door, demanding to be let inside the residence.

      Jenny Torrez and her son, James Griego, heard the knocking and knew something wasn’t right.

      Instinctively, the two tried to barricade the door with all their strength. Marie Torrez, Jenny’s daughter, woke up moments later and rushed to the front door to help her family hold the door closed.

      Cops allege that Marcus Marquez grew angrier and more irrational by the second, as did his partner in crime, Javier Palomo. But police say it wasn’t Marquez who drew first blood: Palomo did. When the gang couldn’t get inside, police say Palomo fired two shots through the front door.

      One shot struck James, killing him; the other round hit Marie in the arm. Immediately after shots rang out, the accused gang members took off.

      Although authorities responded quickly to the scene, James was already dead when they arrived. Marie, who took a bullet in the arm, retreated to the bathroom where she used towels to help stop the bleeding.

      Members of the Albuquerque Fire Department rushed Marie to the hospital, where doctors tended to her injury. Despite their best efforts, the attack left Marie permanently disabled.

      Cops: Palomo May Be Affiliated With Mexican Cartels

      Now, law enforcement officials say they have reason to believe that Palomo most likely fled to Juarez, Mexico.

      Furthermore, Palomo’s criminal lifestyle and his previous involvement in an organized criminal enterprise leads police to believe he is most likely affiliated with the Mexican drug cartels.

      Wanted For:
      Attempt to Commit First Degree Felony (Murder) , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
      Shooting at a Dwelling , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
      Aggravated Assualt , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
      Open Count of Murder , Albuquerque , NM ; Jul 03, 2003
      (Information valid as of July 22,

      August 17, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Reply
      • KeithTexas

        Are you the propaganda machine?

        August 17, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  69. Motorcycle Gangs Attack People In Law Enforcement.

    Cops: "Outlaws" Leader Is Outlaw Fugitive

    Randy Yager is now one of the U.S. Marshals' 15 Most Wanted fugitives.

    When authorities in Wisconsin moved in on the Outlaws motorcycle gang back in 1997, they were targeting an organization accused of a long and ugly list of crimes.

    Among the allegations against the bikers: murder, arson, possession and use of explosives, counterfeiting, robbery, burglary, vehicle theft and narcotics charges.

    The police got everyone they were looking for, with one exception: the alleged leader of the gang, Randy Yager. Yager, who has been charged with criminal conspiracy, has been on the run ever since.

    He faces a possible life sentence when he finally goes down.

    She hasn't been charged with any crimes, but obviously cops are anxious to speak with her.

    Fugitive's Girlfriend Is Missing; Is She With Him?

    Randy Yager's girlfriend, Margie Jelovcic, has also vanished.

    Yager managed to avoid the law enforcement sweep of the Outlaws organization in June 1997 because of good timing.

    When the police made their move in Wisconsin, cops say Yager was visiting his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

    His girlfriend, Margie Jelovcic, disappeared around the same time Yager vanished. Cops think they have been traveling together.

    Margie's family has filed a missing persons report. She hasn't been charged with any crimes, but obviously cops are anxious to speak with her.

    U.S. Marshals Kick It Up A Notch

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    Randy Yager's Outlaw motorcycle gang is accused of a long list of violent crimes.

    Citing Yager's violent history and his ability to stay a step ahead of law enforcement, the U.S. Marshals named him to their 15 Most Wanted Fugitives List in December 2004.

    Marshals hope the added notoriety will bring more attention to Yager's case, making it tougher for him to stay hidden.

    If you know any information on the whereabouts of Randy Yager, call our hotline at 1-800-CRIME-TV.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  70. Matt

    Stop trying to spread fear. The media does this better than any terrorist. Why, if we never even heard of the OK city bombing, who would know? Dude would have been caught anyway! Why should I be scared if I'm thousands of miles away? Newsflash, EVERYONE has the POTENTIAL to be dangerous! Oh wow, wet the bed! Please, enough fear mongering news media! Why dont you go make yourself useful and report on, I don't know, actual news.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Reply
    • Terrorists Planning To Attack All News Media And Celebrities, Police Say!

      Internet Jihadist Calls for American Muslims to ‘Cut off Tongue’ of Talk Show Host David Letterman
      Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 11:58 AM EDT
      Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 11:49 AM EDT

      By myfoxdc

      WASHINGTON – An internet jihadist has called on Muslims in America to kill comedian David Letterman, according to an online report by Stars and Stripes.

      The threat was allegedly made by Umar al-Basrawi, a frequent contributor to an online Islamic jihadist forum.

      In the post, al-Basrawi directs American Muslims to “cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever.”

      The threat came after Letterman apparently offended al-Basrawi by making jokes following the deaths of al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmiri.

      READ MORE: stripes.com

      August 17, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Reply
      • Bill

        Wonder if they'll add Conan to that list.

        August 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
    • aacon

      The Media,President and all the U.S.A. Defense Officials are NOT " spreading fear ". Their IS a way to kill people over and over and NEVER be caught if the culprit only knew what I know.I will not give out the way & I`m sure U.S. Homeland Security knows the way , and hoping even praying NO terrorist ANYWHERE on this Earth ever finds in mind the way.Hopefully being so possessed with evil will cloud any terrorists mind to never have the capacity to carry out what could be done.You would be very very very surprised what can be done by ONE person without ANY nuclear weapon or anything related to radiation by a ' Lone Wolf ' to kill almost anytime and live until a natural death.

      August 17, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  71. steve505

    So what's the solution? Dump a few more $$trillion$$ tax dollars into the Pentagon, and then further erode the rights of American citizens?

    Good luck here, U.S. government. The more wars you wage, the more money you squander while letting your middle class disappear, and the more economic corruption you foster, the more "lone wolves" you're going to have on your hands because people are angry and tired of it. Blame yourself, U.S. government.

    August 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • PappaZ

      First, you need to get your math strait... Your exaggeration shows just how little you really do know and /or understand...

      August 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • Lone Wolf Blitzer

      Ding ding ding! So his trillions are exaggerated. But he is right.

      August 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Reply
      • Kelly

        Not sure what's going on with "ding, ding, ding"–Odd–But his numbers are wildly exaggerated and he's wrong. Next?

        August 17, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  72. rr

    Next: every white individual will be on a terror watch list. Let's ratchet up the fear and give up more of our rights so the government can make us "safe."

    August 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • PappaZ

      See above...

      August 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Reply
    • aacon

      If you only knew what I do 'rr' you would take all those words back. I would never tell until it started to happen what I know could happen by 1 person to make you change your mind instantly.Do not ask.I live in and would die for the U.S.A.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  73. Capt Nemo

    Nuts!

    August 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • Capitol Felony Murder At A Bank: Murder During A Robbery.

      Jason Derek Brown Report a Tip

      Comment

      A Morning That Was Anything But Routine

      It was a quiet Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2004, after a busy Thanksgiving weekend at the AMC Theater Multiplex in Ahwatukee, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. At 10 a.m., employees from the Dunbar Armored Car Service arrived to make their regular Monday morning pick-up. Because it had been a busy weekend, the cash bag was heavy - weighed down by $56,000 from the box office.

      Making the pick-up that Monday morning was 24-year-old armored car guard Robert Keith Palomares, who went by Keith. While his partner followed procedure by waiting in the armored truck, Palomares went about his scheduled pick up of cash and receipts from the theater. But this day, Palomares’ route was anything but routine.

      As Keith left the theater complex, a hooded man dressed entirely in black came running with his gun drawn. Then, without speaking a word, police say the gunman started firing at Palomares’ head. In all, six shots were fired, and five hit the driver. Police say the gunman then grabbed the bag of money and took off toward an alley. The hooded fugitive hopped on a bike and fled.

      Police quickly found the getaway bicycle while patrolling the area. A forensics technician came to the scene and lifted fingerprints from the bicycle, and they came back positive for Jason Derek Brown.

      Jason Brown: Not Your Typical Suspect

      At least one of the eyewitnesses made a desperate call to 911, begging for an ambulance and instructions on how to help Palomares. It was too late, and Palomares died just outside the movie theater.

      Police quickly found the getaway bicycle while patrolling the area. A forensics technician lifted fingerprints from the bike. The prints came back positive for Jason Derek Brown – a man with hardly the profile of a typical suspect.

      The 35-year-old toy salesman from Utah had ties to some of California's wealthiest coastal communities. He was known for his money and lavish lifestyle, with a long list of possessions that included numerous cars, boats, motorcycles, jet skis and ATVs. But his superficial wealth masked a mysterious man.

      Where In The World Is Jason Derek Brown?

      Police say Brown was in serious debt to several creditors and had defaulted on at least one large loan. In November 2004, while living in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City, police learned Brown purchased a Glock semi-automatic .45-caliber pistol. According to officials, Brown had also taken a firearms class. Instructor Clark Aposhian, who privately trained Brown, described him as "an obnoxious student" who was inexperienced with firearms.

      According to records, Brown completed the class in early November but had not yet received his actual permit. Police discovered the type of ammunition used in Palomares’ murder matched the exact type of bullets Brown purchased on the day he bought his Glock.

      Police now know Brown had been staying at a hotel located a mile from the murder scene - he checked in on Thanksgiving Day and checked out that following Monday, the evening of the murder.

      Via police interviews, a number of people who work at the mall adjacent to the theater said in the days leading up to the robbery-murder, they observed Brown sitting in a distinctive BMW M3. According to witnesses, he would sit in front of the theater for lengthy periods of time, surveying the area. But now the trail has gone cold.

      Following The Trail

      Cops know that on the night of the murder, Brown left Phoenix and went to Henderson, Nev., where he checked into a motel. The next morning, Nov. 30, 2004, Brown made a cash deposit of $2,000 into his personal bank account shortly after the beginning of business day. Brown left Henderson and drove to Las Vegas. There, he took a black Cadillac Escalade out of car storage and parked his BMW in its place. He left Vegas in the Escalade. Later that day Brown arrived in Orange County, Calif., where he began a series of short stays (a day or two) with various friends and family members. According to police, he remained in the Orange County area until approximately Dec. 6, 2004.

      On Dec. 1, 2004, at 4:35 p.m., Brown deposited $2,300 cash into his personal account at a Wells Fargo Bank in Dana Point, Calif.

      On Dec. 6, 2004, a federal arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court of Arizona, charging Brown with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. This marked the last day that anything was known about Brown’s whereabouts. It is believed he left Orange County at this time.

      On Jan. 16, 2005, police recovered Brown's black Cadillac Escalade, which had been abandoned nearly a month earlier. Parking lot records showed it had been placed in a long-term parking lot at the Portland, Ore., airport.

      Brown shipped a large package to his brother in southern California on Dec. 13, 2004. UPS had an incorrect telephone number for Brown's brother, so it could not be delivered.

      The package was then shipped back to Portland until UPS could research to whom it would be delivered. A few weeks passed before it was re-shipped from Portland to Orange County. By this time, Brown's family was cooperating with police and, when they got notified by UPS that the package was on its way, Brown's family informed the FBI. Inside they found a set of golf clubs that belonged to Brown's brother, Brown's laptop, one of Brown's cell phones and nearly all of Brown's warm-weather clothing.

      Police are not ruling out that Brown may have fled to someplace warm, such as Mexico, where he vacationed several times. Detectives now believe he could be in western Canada, another of Brown's favorite vacation spots, the areas of Salt Lake City; Redding, Calif.; or Portland, Ore. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are cooperating with Phoenix police and the FBI to look for him.

      Wanted For:
      Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution , Phoenix , AZ ; Dec 06, 2004
      Armed Robbery , Phoenix , AZ ; Nov 29, 2004
      First Degree Murder , Phoenix , AZ ; Nov 29, 2004
      (Information valid as of July 27, 2011)

      August 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Montgomery County, Maryland In Need Of Crime Inventory, Police And FBI Say!

      Maryland Crime Lab Earns High-Level Accreditation
      Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 5:21 PM EDT
      Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 5:21 PM EDT

      PIKESVILLE, Md. – An international crime lab organization is awarding the Maryland State Police's forensic division its highest level of accreditation.

      The state police lab is the first full-service, nonfederal crime lab in Maryland to receive this level of certification from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.

      Officials will mark the achievement Wednesday at a ceremony at the lab in Pikesville.

      The Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory accepts casework from any law enforcement agency in the state. It houses the state's DNA database and is an access point to the national Combined DNA Index System. Last year, the lab received evidence from almost 19,000 criminal cases, with about 68 percent of the requests for analysis coming from local law enforcement agencies.

      August 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  74. GrumpyOldLady

    GRAYS!

    August 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • A Gaithersburg, Maryland Man Planning To Commit Public Crime, FBI Mentions.

      Suspect in Maryland Woman's Disappearance in Aruba Took Out $1.5M Insurance Policy
      Updated: Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 9:40 AM EDT
      Published : Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

      The man suspected of being involved in a Maryland woman's disappearance in Aruba took out an insurance policy before heading out on the trip.

      Police sources tell ABC News that Gary Giordano, 50, purchased a $1.5 million accidental death policy plan, in which he is listed as a beneficiary. Giordano opted for the pricier one-year plan instead of a cheaper, five-year policy, the source said.

      The FBI is also involved in the investigation of the insurance policy.

      Aruban authorities announced plans Tuesday for an extensive search involving police, firefighters and possibly the military as investigators try to determine what happened to 35-year-old Robyn Gardner.

      Gardner was reported missing Aug. 2 by Giordano, who said she was apparently pulled away by ocean currents while they were snorkeling. The pair had come to Aruba on July 31 for a short vacation.

      The search was expected to start later this week and would be centered around the southern part of the Dutch Caribbean island near where Gardner was reported missing by her travel companion, Solicitor General Taco Stein said.

      "We are trying to put a substantial team together" to conduct the search, Stein told The Associated Press.

      Police and firefighters searched an abandoned phosphate mine in the area but did not find any trace of Gardner.

      The new search will involve many more people and will cover a larger area in the hunt for the woman's body or any evidence linked to her, Stein said.

      Giordano, a business owner from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been detained on suspicion of involvement in her death. His attorney has said he had nothing to do with her disappearance and has called for his release from jail.

      The Associated Press contributed to this report.

      August 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  75. Mrmailman

    WHITES!

    August 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Reply

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