A Reddit Users Meme Ends Up Sparking Possible FBI Investigation
A seemingly harmless meme “Confession Bear”, which was previously used to confess trivial feelings and admit unpopular viewpoints, turns into a full legal investigation as user “Naratto” confessed murder. The FBI has been tipped off and an investigation is “likely”.
“In other cases, an employee was charged with DUI for the second time, one used a lost or stolen credit card to buy gas, and another was caught in a child pornography sting operation, according to the internal reports. …
"As long I’ve been doing this … there are days when I think ‘OK, I’ve seen it all,’ but I really haven’t," FBI assistant director Candice Will said. "I still get files and I think, ‘Wow, I never would have thought of that.’"”
“The FBI has agreed to meet with the families of 9/11 victims to investigate allegations of phone hacking in the United States.
According to a lawyer for one such family, relatives of 9/11 victims are scheduled to meet with FBI director Robert Mueller and the U.S. attorney general Eric Holder to discuss the allegations, CNN reported on Wednesday. No specific date has been set for the meeting, the lawyer said.
Several lawmakers have pressed Holder to launch an investigation into News Corp.’s operations, after allegations about the paper’s hacking of 9/11 victims’ families surfaced in the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. The FBI investigation was launched late last week.”
“The FBI has released hundreds of pages of records from their investigation into the 1997 slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G.,” reports Robert Faturechi.
Photo: Biggie in 1995. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press
The unforgiving lens of history
Through Ernest C. Withers’ lens, many of us were introduced, visually, to African-Americans’ struggle for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s — even my generation, who saw Withers’ photos of Memphis sanitation workers holding signs saying "I AM A MAN" in a history book, causing us to puff our chests out a little further that day.
In many ways, Withers — who died in 2007 at age 85 — was a hero to me. This morning, I am heartbroken. I find it hard to consider someone a hero when he informed on the Civil Rights leaders who considered him in their confidence, and did it for money. Ernest C. Withers was a paid informant to the F.B.I. - Jamil Smith
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