Tag: FBI



Child prostitution: Raids rescue 105 young people

This photo provided by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Department shows Bryan Anderson. Anderson was arrested for pimping during the sweep. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring child prostitution a “persistent threat” in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities. The agency said it had been monitoring Backpage.com and other websites as a prominent online marketplace for sex for sale. Backpage.com said that it was “very, very pleased” by the raids and that if the website were shut down to the advertisements, the ads would be pushed to sites that wouldn’t cooperate with law enforcement. The young people in the roundup, almost all of them girls, ranged in age from 13 to 17.



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.



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.