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Wed May 24, 2017, 05:00 PM

Former FBI Agent said something today that gave me hope


A recently retired FBI Agent (high level - not Comey level but high) said that when new agents start with the FBI, they take them to the Holocaust Museum because they want them to see what happens when an agency gets too much power. Said FBI just wants truth, whether or not the truth acquits a person or convicts them.

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Reply Former FBI Agent said something today that gave me hope (Original post)
Justice May 2017 OP
FreepFryer May 2017 #1
Skittles May 2017 #2
cyclonefence May 2017 #3
LuckyLib May 2017 #8
Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #4
FailureToCommunicate May 2017 #5
SunSeeker May 2017 #6
Ilsa May 2017 #10
murielm99 May 2017 #7
LuckyLib May 2017 #9
HuskyOffset May 2017 #11
Lee-Lee May 2017 #12
american_ideals May 2017 #13

Response to Justice (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:06 PM

1. I've heard this too. (n/t)

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Response to Justice (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:08 PM

2. I keep meaning to go to the Holocaust Museum here

but....just the very idea makes me feel upset, at what I know I will see

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:38 PM

8. Thanks for posting this link. Interesting article.

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Response to Justice (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:14 PM

4. Hopefully they don't sign the guestbook, "It's great to be here with all my friends! So amazing!" nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:20 PM

5. I take it that's what Trump added while visiting in Israel?

Every day gets worse for the world's view of Americans: 'How could they have voting this monster into power?'

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:30 PM

6. Yes, that was his note at Yad Vashem. You can't make this shit up.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #5)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:48 PM

10. Here's a link comparing Obama's signing vs Drumpf's

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/23/the-huge-contrast-between-obama-and-trumps-visits-to-israels-holocaust-memorial/?utm_term=.93d37b6b3faf

And in the reporting:
"On Twitter, many users noted that Trump's guestbook entry tallied up less than 140 characters, and wondered if the president's prolific tweeting had sneaked its way into his writing style more generally."

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:55 PM

7. Yeah. Damn.

What an inappropriate thing to say.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Wed May 24, 2017, 08:41 PM

9. Even a spiritual offering is self-serving.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:09 PM

11. "So amazing & will NEVER FORGET"

You could hardly be less respectful to the gravity and horrible history behind the phrase "never forget" than that message he wrote. I don't think he even knows why those words mean what they do.

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Response to Justice (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:16 PM

12. I always found the FBI agents I worked around to be true professionals

 

It was always interesting the wide variation in quality among Federal LE.

My opinions:

FBI- true professionals
Secret Service- true professionals
US Marshalls- usually straight up but can be a bit reckless
BATFE- total opposite of the FBI. Unprofessional, self serving, little regard for upholding the law and a deeper interest in just furthering careers.
DEA- somewhere between BATFE and US Marshalls

Some of the most interesting and professional folks I ever worked with were from lesser known agencies like the Office of Secure Transport or TVA armed agents.

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Response to Justice (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 09:44 AM

13. A reason why govt contracting is bad

We want full time govt employees who are loyal to the country.

Replacing them with contractors (who don't get the same orientation and have the same bond to the institution) weakens our nation.

Snowden was a contractor. Whatever you think about him, he now lives in Russia and is a tool of Russian propaganda.

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