LISTEN TO AN FBI “HONEYPOT” ON THE JOB

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LISTEN TO AN FBI “HONEYPOT” ON THE JOB

Post by Ria on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:50 am

LISTEN TO AN FBI “HONEYPOT” ON THE JOB
Trevor Aaronson
Apr. 21 2016, 2:40 p.m.
AFTER ONE WOMAN broke his heart, Khalil Abu Rayyan, a 21-year-old Michigan man, contemplated suicide. Then, when he confided his dark thoughts to another woman, she suggested he steer his violence toward other people.

Both women, it turned out, were FBI honeypots, and one of the recorded conversations with Rayyan entered into ongoing court proceedings provides a rare glimpse into how federal informants work.

The U.S. government now alleges that Rayyan, who has been indicted on federal gun charges, is an Islamic State sympathizer who talked of attacking a church in Detroit. Federal prosecutors have not filed terrorism-related charges, yet they are handling Rayyan’s indictment with the secrecy of a national security investigation.

For the full story:
https://theintercept.com/2016/04/21/listen-to-an-fbi-honeypot-on-the-job/


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MANUFACTURING TERROR
An FBI Informant Seduced Eric McDavid Into a Bomb Plot. Then the Government Lied About It.
Photo: McDavid: Indy Bay; Anna: Earth First Journal
Trevor Aaronson, Katie Galloway

IT WAS A SWELTERING DAY in the summer of 2004, and Eric McDavid, then 26 years old, was in Des Moines, Iowa, for an annual gathering of self-described anarchists.

McDavid had come from his parents’ home outside Sacramento, train-hopping the 1,700-mile journey and scavenging for food where he could, including in dumpsters. An idealistic young man with a shaved head and a thick red beard, McDavid had been drawn to activism following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when his parents gave him a copy of Michael Moore’s book Dude, Where’s My Country? McDavid began to attend protests in the San Francisco area, eventually gravitating toward anti-government views.

https://theintercept.com/2015/11/19/an-fbi-informant-seduced-eric-mcdavid-into-a-bomb-plot-then-the-government-lied-about-it/
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