Tag: FBI

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National

FBI releases documents on former NYC Mayor Koch

In this March 23, 2010 file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks during a publicity event in New York. The FBI has for the first time released materials from its files on the former New York Mayor, who died earlier this year at age 88. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File) by Jennifer PeltzAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Documents released for the first time Tuesday from the FBI file on former New York City Mayor Edward Koch detail one of the more obscure chapters of his storied political career: an unsolved plot to paint the then-congressman as a racist by circulating a forged letter, warning the city would become a “ghost town” if voters elected a Black mayor.

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National

Group files petition in support of Assata Shakur, asks Obama to investigate

ASSATA SHAKUR (AP Photo/New Jersey State Police, File) (YourBlackWorld.net)–Why, after so many years, would the FBI decide to place a 65-year old activist on it’s most wanted terrorists list? People are asking this question about Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who has been able to evade authorities for the last 40 years. Her conviction for allegedly killing a police officer and wounding another has long been called into question and she has garnered a tremendous amount of public support, particularly within the Black community.

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Metro

Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl cancels bid for re-election

STEPPING DOWN–Mayor Luke Ravenstahl speaks at a news conference at his office in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic/FILE) During a Press Conference at the Pittsburgh City-County Building on March 1, City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced that he would not be seeking re-election for his office. This comes after he announced his campaign for re-election less than two weeks ago.