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"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:35 min | 2 weeks ago

"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

"If we all stood together just one day we could take this country back. Often sporting Hawaiian shirts and military style weapons. The boogaloo movement is a strange mix of fire right and lift, working to instigate a revolution against what they see as a corrupt and dangerous government. Not all far right groups were looking to overthrow the government are gunning for a race war. Some simply believe in a kind of might makes right mentality where white men stay fully in control. White nationalist have targeted Portland because they see it as a progressive, Bastian. Right in there. White nationalist homeland. They're trying to provoke a response where they feel they air, then legally able to retaliate. The goal is to create violence. Mike German. The former FBI agent says that the government hasn't made much of an effort to combat white supremacist violence or even to understand the problem. Right now. Only only about 12.5% of law enforcement agencies report that hate crimes occur within their jurisdictions. Even today, the FBI can't tell you how many people white supremacists killed last year. I can't tell you how many bank robberies happen. They could tell you where they happened. How much money was lost whether a gun was used or not used because they collect that data. But they don't collect at on white supremacist pounds and even when there is data summoned government want to keep it from the publisher from a whistle blower at the Department of Homeland Security, who says he was demoted for refusing to change intelligence reports. Now in what he calls an abuse of power. The official claims he was ordered to suppress information that the president would not like now that includes details about Russian election interference and the threat posed by white supremacists here a month ago, Brian Murphy, a conservative Republican and the former chief of intelligence division at the Department of Homeland Security. Revealed that his superiors had instructed him to downplay national security threats of white supremacy. And Murphy's not alone. Hes actually the third high ranking official to make those charges at the agency. The Department of Homeland Security denies Murphy's allegations. So while hate crimes by white nationalists are rising, there has been an effort to cover it up at the highest levels of government. We have to finally acknowledge.

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"mike german" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

05:15 min | Last month

"mike german" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"Recently about white supremacy and far right militancy in law enforcement. Mike German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice and former FBI agent who served for 18 years. He authored this report using extensive research. So Mike tell me what were your findings and how big of a problem is Racism within the ranks of America's law enforcement races? Certainly persistent problem throughout our society. And obviously, law enforcement is part of our society and, in fact as the enforcement arm of the law Win. Some laws are still structurally set up to discriminate against certain races. The law enforcers are the people who actually impose it. I wanted to make sure that I focused the report, not on any opinion Indians but their federal government. The FBI actually issues warnings to its own agents, which I know, having been an FBI agent. To remind them of their working cases of domestic terrorism cases against whites, premises or far right militant groups that they often have connections to law enforcement officials. So this is something that the FBI has known about for a long time. Unfortunately, despite that knowledge, the Justice Department has not established a national strategy to identify these officers who pose Considerable crap to the communities that they police. In one of those quotes you sent in 2017. The FBI reported that white supremacist posed a persistent threat of lethal violence that has produced more fatalities than any other category of domestics Terrorist since 2000 You know that? That's only three years ago. I assume that's still accurate. And do you think it's getting better or worse? And that the current climate that's really tough questions hard to tell, because the FBI does not keep annual statistics about how many people white supremacists are militant groups kill every year, so if we don't have any data, we can't make any assumptions based on whether it's increased your decreasing. Obviously, we have an administration that has turned what had In dog with old racial politics in the United States into a bullhorn racial politics and that has certainly given substance. Teo wait, premises groups and far right militant groups at the same time that we've seen them become much more public because of that rhetoric. Unfortunately, we've seen long courses step back and allow these militants to commit violence in public in daylight and block away without any enforcement. Action taken so that also has given them a feeling that the government is authorizing their behavior You documented, you know, decades off white supremacists and other extremists. Infiltrating law enforcement is a stretching, you know, across the U. S or their hot spots or anything like that that you've been able to uncover its everywhere and part of the problem is, it's only once The scandal has occurred. And it bubbles up to the public, sir to the knowledge in public knowledge that that police address it. But often you obviously the The sheriff's deputies that were involved in the white supremacist gang knew knew that there was a problem in law enforcement. The deputies the work with them certainly knew about it, but it wasn't addressed until it rose to public attention. And so you know, this is bubbling under the surface with nobody taking action, and we really have to change that and make sure that Long courses, leaders and government leaders as well understand that this is a problem that needs to be addressed and to be taken on head on because we can't address the other kinds of systemic bias fish if we don't eradicate explicit buy, what do you think we conduce the federal government law enforcement as a whole to weed out these bad actors in America's law enforcement ranks? I think from the federal government side Congress needs to demand Justice Department develop a national strategy. That's how the federal government gets its resource is focus is when there's a national strategy that identifies this is a problem and we need to solve it. And we need metrics to know that what we're doing work at the state and local government level that police Department just have to come up with specific policies and enforce those policies. Police officers have employment rights like everybody else, and we have to make sure that the officers know where the bright lines are. Conduct is in principle so that when a problem arises, there's a clear path. Either. Having that person removed Long force Mint worth their conduct hasn't reached a level that requires termination. At least there's a mitigation plan play. If you want to learn, Maura, the article is hidden in plain sight. Racism, white supremacists and far right militancy in law enforcement. Joshua will lift in cocoa news from your always sunny San Diego Honda dealers. Traffic Center accident. West 85 of the middle lanes is slow from Marina Boulevard. Sapphire. Very tough as you leave San Clemente from Bass alone Road. Down to the 78. There's a car fire past san and over on the right shoulder. Cruz is still on the scene eastbound before.

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"mike german" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

05:00 min | Last month

"mike german" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"Disturbing report coming to light recently about white supremacy and far right militancy in law enforcement. Mike German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice and former FBI agent who served for 18 years. He authored this report using extensive research. So, Mike, tell me what were your findings and how big of a problem is Racism within the ranks of America's law enforcement races in the certainly persistent problem throughout our society, And obviously, law enforcement is part of our society and, in fact at the enforcement arm of the law Win some laws or still structurally set up discriminating against certain races. The law enforcers are the people who actually impose it. I wanted to make sure that I focused the report, not on any opinion opinions, but they're federal government. The FBI actually issues warning to its own agents, which I know, having been an FBI agent. To remind them that they're working cases of domestic terrorism cases against whites, premises or far right militant groups that they often have connections to law enforcement officials. So this is something that the FBI has known about for a long time. Unfortunately, despite that knowledge, the Justice Department has not established a national strategy to identify these officers who pose Considerable threat to the communities that they police. In one of those quotes you sent in 2017. The FBI reported that white supremacist posed a persistent threat of lethal violence that has produced more fatalities than any other category of domestics Terrorist since 2000 You know that? That's only three years ago. I assume that's still accurate. And do you think it's getting better or worse, and that the current climate that's really have questions hard to tell, because the FBI does not keep annual statistics about how many people white supremacists are militant groups kill every year, so if we don't have any data, we can't make any assumptions based on whether it's increased their decreasing obvious. We have an administration that has turned what had In dog whistle racial politics in the United States intimidating to a bullhorn racial politics and that has certainly given substance. Teo wait, premises groups and for I know it in groups at the same time that we've seen them become much more public because of that rhetoric. Unfortunately, we came long coursing, step back and allow these militants to commit violence in public in daylight and walk away without any enforcement act. Action taken so that also has given them a feeling that the government is authorizing their behavior You documented, you know, decades off white supremacists and other extremists infiltrating law enforcement. Is this stretching? You know, across the U. S or their hot spots or anything like that, that you've been able to uncover its everywhere and part of the problem is, it's only once some scandal has occurred and it and it bubbles up to the public, sir to the knowledge in public knowledge that That police address it. But often you obviously the sheriff's deputies that were involved in the white supremacist gang knew knew that there was a problem in law enforcement deputies that work with them certainly about it, but it wasn't addressed until it rose to public attention. And so you know, this is bubbling under the surface with nobody taking action, and we really have to change that and make sure that Long course leaders and government leaders as well understand that this is a problem that needs to be addressed and needs to be taken on head on because we can't address the other kinds of systemic bias. We don't eradicate explicit buy. What do you think we conduce the federal government law enforcement as a whole to weed out these bad actors in America's law enforcement ranks. I think from the federal government side Congress needs to demand that just department develop a national strategy. That's how the federal government gets its resource is focus is when there's a national strategy that identifies this is a problem and we need to solve it. And we need metrics to know that what we're doing works at the state and local government level that police Department just have to come up with specific policies and enforce those policies. Police officers have employment rights like everybody else, and we have to make sure that the officers know where the bright lines are conduct is in place so that when a problem arises, there's a clear path. Either. Having that person removed Long course Mint worth their conduct hasn't reached a level that requires termination. At least there's a mitigation plan in place. If you want to learn, Maura, the article is hidden in plain sight. Racism, white supremacists and far right militancy in law enforcement. Joshua will lift in cocoa news. Want to make sure your team learns absolutely.

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"mike german" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

03:28 min | 4 months ago

"mike german" Discussed on Reveal

"Democrats took control of the House and Bennie Thompson took control of the Homeland Security Committee and Eynulla. Advocate chairman. We held the here. And it was only in this hearing. That members of Congress in the public get a chance to see in here for the first time. What was going on? This hearing and other Democrat lead oversight hearings got the FBI to finally acknowledge the serious threat of white supremacy terrorism. They said that could racially motivated. Violent extremism was now as big. A THREAT IS ISIS. But these hearings didn't turn up a lot of details on exactly what the FBI was doing to deal with that threat on the ground like the number of. Cases or, arrests. So I asked the FBI agent in charge of counterterrorism for the Newark. Field Office Joe Dennehy and I think there's really been a surge in what we assess as as racially motivated violent extremism, both here in New Jersey and across the nation I think a lot of the profiles of the subjects we're. We have seen conduct successful tax her younger males. All of them really radicalized online. Now that the velocity of those threats and successful tax appears to be increasing. We obviously dedicate greater number of resources to that threat when when you talk about that dedicating a greater number of resources. Can you share anything in the way of numbers something to kind of concretely get a sense of what that looks like. Unfortunately I can't give any specifics on that on in terms of our. Personnel or assets, but I can tell you that there's a tremendous emphasis. Put on this We recognize that the threat is evolving and moving with it no question about it. And just to be clear. Why is it that you can't give more details on that? You know. I'm not comfortable talking about. The number of agents that we have working a specific threat. So no numbers and then there's the term itself racially motivated violent extremism. Why call it that Are we primarily talking about white supremacy terrorism? Me No question that. White, racially motivated. Extremism is a very serious problem. Well what else fits into that What he isn't saying is the whole point of the term. Racially motivated violent extremism is that they are not just talking about white supremacists who've been responsible for more plots and attacks in the last few years than any other kind of terrorist in our database. What happened was in two thousand seventeen. An F.. B. I. Document was leaked to Foreign Policy magazine about something. They called black identity extremists. The FBI defined them as anyone using violence quote in response to perceived racism and injustice in American society in particular police brutality. Former FBI agent Mike German, said basically, it's black. People who scare them. When Congressman Thompson heard about it, not from the FBI, but from reading about it in the press. He wondered if it was really about countering terrorism at all. You know I went through co Intel pro.

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"mike german" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

06:24 min | 1 year ago

"mike german" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

"For often can extend seventy newsradio your listing that Kay and acts in depth summer of archers sitting in for Mike Simpson along with Charles Schulz in the wake of several mass shootings with connections to possible white nationalist extremism there's a new push underway to make domestic terrorism a federal crime Brian Levin directs the center for the study of hate and extremism at cal state San Bernardino what would dread the advantage be or maybe there's a disadvantage I'm not quite sure Brian of making domestic terrorism a federal crime why not just leave it as a state great question I'm my issue I don't want to buy the cereal box into what he would do green label says I think I'm on the positive side on it would it would put this type of terrorism as a priority up for federal law important part you don't necessarily need a statue to do that but there are issues relating to coordination between agencies but then again you don't necessarily need a statute to do it would you also say a friend of mine Mike German who's with the Brennan center New York a former FBI agent against you are and I listen to him he's a smart guy he's he's Northwestern University law grad and and and and and he was a guy and you might remember this back in ninety three broke the fourth Reich skinheads case it was going to try and kill Rodney king and shoot up an African American church so I listen to him arm on worried about a couple things first no we went through the nineteen seventy six Frank church he was a senator from Idaho hearings about issues relating to privacy and Intel gathering it will expose abuses and Meryl in an internet age I think we really have to be careful that also looks we just recently had an incident where the June's clearly for me Ellie charges in excellent reporter did a story about how the LAPD words are investigating a largely peaceful group that being said your or entities out here to try to infiltrate peaceful groups anyway you get what I'm talking about it is a big rubber band ball to one's handle and I just came back from Washington DC and this has been a topic of discussion among a lot of us I think you know she's run she's running for office again he's running for reelection all at so I don't know if I want to have a time frame we were saying Hey what's up a bill we don't know what the heck it is and we don't have hearing sport for certainly open minded but I don't want black lives matter desiccated and things like that there's got to be some kind of mechanisms to protect civil liberties and frankly I'm I'm very skeptical because I want to buy a car choice you the sticker on the window right so it shows in lieu of this possible federal law against domestic terrorism what is there not some focus taking off of white nationalist domestic terrorist threats into focus instead on no overseas terrorism coming to the United States yeah look bottom line is all booked or comedians here but as you know was hit by a terror attack I had a trustworthy for Congress right before that and I said the most prominent threat at that time with the violent selfish you harness and if you look a little after the serial terse judged urges the December twenty fifteen twenty sixteen I'm about sixty five extremist homicides we at the center for the study of heat and extremism a Chelsea sambar did you know count your only three white supremacists slash four right then we went up to thirteen the next year seventeen are you in twenty eighteen and then this year alone this year alone we have more white supremacist homicide then all the streams homicides from all of last year so it's a problem I'm going to Washington again on these issues the government is now paying attention to it at least at the level of folks that I deal with what we gotta do something and we can do something I think is not in a rash way but there's a lot of things we can do with the laws that we have on the books now and with coordination so let's get that started let's hold some congressional hearings let's hold him stinky hearings on this and and looks sorted out but I'm always skeptical during election season when someone says you can get off on something I don't have a label I don't get to how we're going to do we know we already have laws relating to what we send and Brian with and what you know we had in the past few weeks this discussion with many law enforcement types that you know for example the FBI says it wants to be able to get off have more authority to look over social media things like that but even if you were to see a posting that you know expressed all kinds of hideous views short of somebody saying I intend to be at a specific place at a specific time and do a specific thing we're gonna do about it anyway what what what before Congress in ninety five I said the FBI could look it up public citizen they can still do that journal of criminal credit your but bottom line is I don't know if we would need to start you to do that I'm not necessarily opposed to things but I I always hated weren't being put in the position is not but not by you by the way missing in general I thought you know what I get we have all these discussions about it sure exactly what's in the lego box before I buy it because I'm very worried that in a very highly politically polarized the situation we may end up having rogue people a Jew baloney I do not be argued up in San Francisco who investigated me on on nothing because he thought I was gonna walk run against him on some warn Forsman job consortium Riley and I don't want people like that the one that all right thank you realize is Brian Levin directs the center for the study of hate and extremism at cal state San Bernardino KNX indepth continues some of the.

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"mike german" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"mike german" Discussed on 1A

"You know i am at a complete loss because because i've i've you know i'm just going so i've watched the changes and i knew they were always out there but i don't think they ever felt so powerful before four and i just don't know how we stop people from being angry but there's gotta be a way to stop you know keep them from being thank angry and getting together egging each other on. I don't know how to do that but i do think that. If we had a president it's too late with trump it it really is but if we had a president who you know stood up there and not only won't stand for this but actually made it clear direct message to his followers followers saying you guys are the problem eunice understand. This is not what i want but as i say i think it's too late for trump they already yeah. No i really appreciate you calling in. Thanks very much for spending some time with us and thanks also to mike german of the brennan center for justice charlie war zell of the new york times and jonathan met sold director of the center for medicine health and society at vanderbilt university. This program comes to you from w. a._m._u. Part of american university in washington distributed by n._p._r. Until we meet again i'm joshua johnson. Thank you for listening. This is one a. yeah.

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"mike german" Discussed on 1A

1A

03:32 min | 1 year ago

"mike german" Discussed on 1A

"This is one a. I'm joshua johnson visiting visiting wwl r._n. Public media in miami the reverend dr martin luther king junior once wrote nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere your ignorance and conscientious stupidity dangerous of course because it numbs us from doing anything about the troubles of the world applicable now in two thousand nineteen eighteen a time when more cities are feeling the deadly effects of sincere malice and conscientious animosity el paso and dayton learned that the hard away this weekend dozens of people are dead and wounded after shootings at a walmart along the us mexico border and a downtown nightclub district in dayton the time for sincere ignorance lawrence is over americans are demanding action against violent extremism in all its forms whether the killer claims to be a soldier of god or standard bearer of whiteness. Both both of those killers are wrong of course but why do people like that think this way these ideas spread online but how where and if we know where they spread. Why haven't we stopped them yet. Joining us from missoula montana is charlie wars l. a. writer at large for the new york times opinion section. He's also a former tech internet reporter at buzzfeed news charlie. Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having me joining us from n._p._r. In new york is jonathan metzel the director of the center for medicine health and society at vanderbilt university. He's also the author of dying of whiteness. How the politics of racial resentment is killing america's heartland land professor michio. Welcome back. Thank you so much and mike german is a fellow at the brennan center for justice and the author of the book disrupt discredit discredit read it and divide how the new f._b._i. Damages democracy. He's also a former f._b._i. Special agent and worked undercover infiltrating neo nazi groups. Mike glad to have you you with us. Thanks for having me as we begin. Let's start with the latest comments from president trump in response to the shootings in dayton and in el paso he laid out a list of things he thinks the nation needs to do to take adequate response to mass shootings. Here is a clip of the president's remarks this morning we must reform lar- mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence and make sure those people aw not only get treatment but when necessary involuntary confinement mental illness and hatred polls the trigger not not the gun fourth. We must make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms and that if they do those firearms can be taken through rapid due process that is why i have called for a red flag laws. I also known as extreme risk protection orders today. I'm also directing the department of justice to propose was legislation ensuring that those who commit hate crimes and mass murders face the death penalty and that this capital punishment delivered quickly decisively and without years of needless delay these are just a few of the areas areas of cooperation that we can pursue part of the president's remarks from just the past hour jonathon. Let me start with you wrote a study about mental illness in mass shootings..

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"mike german" Discussed on How I Built It

How I Built It

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"mike german" Discussed on How I Built It

"My guest is Mike McDermott founder founder and CEO of fresh books. Mike, how are you today? Thanks you. Thanks for having me. Hey, thanks for coming on the show. I was saying in the pre show that I I am a big fan of fresh books. I use guys all the way back in two thousand eight or two thousand nine. Or something like that. So I'm excited to hear your story. So why don't we start off with who you are? And what you do. Yeah. So so Mike German co founder and CEO of fresh books what we are as ridiculously easy to use invoicing accounting software. What we we've twenty million people have used the software since we started. What makes us different is? We we only build for folks who invoice their clients we saw a whole bunch of billing problems in there. Billion accounting, problems, frankly. So it's vailable desktop and cloud, and yeah, if you invoice need fresh books. Yeah. Absolutely. And I will say I'll I'll admit this to you on the air, but I used fresh books from like two thousand eight or something up until the beginning of this year. And I was like I need something that can handle products because I moving mostly the products business, and so I moved to a competitor. And boy was that a mistake. I'm moving back to you guys at the beginning of next year the next fiscal year. I'm just like what a. Like, you said it's ridiculously easy to use and moving to your competitor. I saw just how how much easier fresh coaches to us then what else is out there. So I've I've seen the Arab my ways and I moving back. I appreciate your software. I'm sorry for your trouble. I am grateful for your, you know, your support, and we actually done a lot in the last year that I think you'll quite enjoy when you come back. So we're we're waiting for you. Thank you. Awesome. Awesome. Yeah. I'm excited so uh. So this is fantastic. You hover easy. Invoicing software were talking a little bit in the pre show. And so kind of we're gonna talk about your accidental journey, right wise. This wise, it's called an accidental journey. Well, you know, the way we got started was I was running a small design agency helping small businesses go their websites and marketing and logo design all kinds of things and building my clients using word. And excel when I. Accidentally saved over invoice. And you know, I got super frustrated. I'd started building small web applications for my clients figured..

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"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The question. I still have is. I don't know. I mean, all of this make people safer that depends on what you think Mohammed would have done without the FBI leading them along. But it also depends on what you think those FBI agents could have done. That's something. Former agent Mike German pointed out to me, that's the flip side of this that these undercover operations are very high resource investigations. So this means you're not doing something else. And there's plenty of crime out there. The government shouldn't be in a position of inventing it and how often does that happen. Like, how often do we put resources into taking somebody who is susceptible, but not actually doing anything and put them away. Well, a lot more often if you're Muslim in our domestic terrorism database, nearly half of those cases involve stings compared to twelve percent of right wing cases. Also, prosecutors charged Muhammad with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction that's a terrorism charge, and they added to that a terrorism sentencing enhancement terrorism charges bring with them substantially higher penalties longer sentences. Yeah. Harsher terms. That's reporter David Hilbert again. And for good reason, you know, they causes greater harm than your ordinary. Underlying crimes Muhammed got thirty years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison. He'll have to ask a probation officer before he uses a computer. Those kinds of charges and sentences and prosecutions are very common among the Islamists. Whereas with laterite extremists. There's a lotta I think there's a lot of wrist slapping that goes on in fact, prison terms for right wing terrorists are less than half as long as sentences for terrorists who say they're acting in the name of Islam case in point something that happened the night after Muhammad's arrest and breaking news that we've been following this morning fire crews responded to an arson fire at a mosque in Corvallis around two fifteen this morning it happened. At the Salman alpha reason, what seemed to be retaliation for the Christmas tree bomb plot. Someone had broken a window and started a fire in the Corvallis mosque where Muhammed sometimes prayed. Okay. So what happened with the Christmas tree bomb? Plot was just that. It was a plot that never actually turned into a terrorist attack. But what happened here at this mosque? That's a terrorist attack. Right. Absolutely. It's ideological. Violence to intimidate a group by the FBI's definition that's terrorism. But it wasn't treated like terrorism. How was it treated that part of the story when we come back? This is reveal from the center for investigative reporting and PR. What's the worst state in the United States to be black? Wisconsin is home to the most incarcerated zip code. Wisconsin is the worst place to raise a black child from politics to health racial, gaps affect with consonants black population. I'm tan Pena Vega. And that's next time on the takeaway, weekday afternoons at three on ninety three point nine at them..

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"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Was a tall skinny kid who Elissa says was the life of the party at frat parties football games. We just had a blast together. And. Even go to each other's classes. Sometimes we're that close just for you to sit through a math class just to absolutely yet. I think it was mostly English because those are a little bit easier. But yeah. And all of this. The FBI was seeing two agents were videotaping him in the cafeteria. They were reading emails and his text messages. Wait. What will why were they doing all that? I mean, he just sounds like a typical college kid, essentially, it's because of what he did on the internet in high school. What happened was when he was fifteen Muhammed went through what his dad called an identity crisis. His parents were splitting up, and he started going to a more conservative mosque and got into what you might call the jihadi internet. That's where he met the guy who started this magazine called jihad recollections, I actually have a copy of it. And if you flip to I want to say, it's like page twenty two I think you'll find his his article. Do you want to read the title of it? Yeah. Yeah. Getting in shape without weights, and it has a picture of three guys looks like they're practicing karate or something. Building your legs is the most important part of your body to prepare for jihad. It almost seems like something you'd reading the onion. I mean, really it does like it's workout for terrorists. I've been thinking of it. As a Pilates for jihadis? Yeah. It is pilots for jihadis. I should say though, Muhammed wrote more serious articles to for instance, he wrote about why Europe is more deserving target for attacks than the United States. Now by the time, he got to college he'd stopped writing for jihad recollections, but the government said these articles were one of the main reasons he was targeted they're worried. It was more than just words that he was waiting to take action. And this is really the question at the heart of this case, how do you distinguish someone who's all talk from someone who's waiting to act so one clue some law enforcement turban Haji? There was understanding that it's very easy to get weapons in this country. That's Mike German. He's a former FBI agent who investigated and infiltrated domestic terrorist groups, and he says there are hundreds of thousands of people who are talking about doing horrible things. If you want to find them, you can just visit an internet message board. But if you want to stop a bomb plot, he says, you need to look for people who are trying to build bombs, right? It's very easy to obtain firearms. It's very easy to manufacture small explosives. These aren't activities that involve a lot of training or a lot of resources. So this person can't be very dangerous if they've never actually attempted to obtain weapons on their own or engage in a plot on their own. In Muhammad's case, not only to the FBI find no evidence of trying to buy weapons or engage in terrorist plot in emails and trial. Testimony agents said Muhammed seemed to.

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"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

"For. This video played a critical role at Muhammad's trial. I talked with juror Alicia Thompson, and she was on the fence until she watched it. Yeah. That's what made me finally decide to say he was guilty. And what was it about that clip? That helps you make that decision because he said he was been thinking about it since he was fifteen he's been thinking about it. He acted on it. And what do you think it is take kill Americans? After a thirteen day trial. They found him guilty of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction in less than seven hours. The question. I still have is. I don't know. Did all of this make people safer? That depends on what you think Mohammed would have done without the FBI leading along. But it also depends on what you think those F B I agents could have done. That's something. Former agent Mike German pointed out to me, that's the flip side of this that these undercover operations are very high resource investigations. So this means you're not doing something else. And there's plenty of crime out there. The government shouldn't be in a position of inventing it and how often does that happen. Like, how often do we put resources into taking somebody who is susceptible, but not actually doing anything and put them away. Well, a lot more often if you're Muslim in our domestic terrorism database, nearly half of those cases involve stings compared to twelve percent of right wing cases. Also, prosecutors charged Muhammad with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction that's a terrorism charge, and they added to that a terrorism sentencing enhancement terrorism charges bring with them substantially higher penalties longer sentences. Yeah. Harsher terms. That's reporter David again. And for reason because greater harm than your ordinary. Underlying crimes? Mohammed got thirty years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison. He'll have to ask probation officer before he uses a computer, those kinds of charges and sentences and prosecutions are very common among us. Whereas with laterite extremists. There's a lot of I think there's a lot of risk slapping that goes on in fact, prison terms for right wing terrorists are less than half as long as sentences for terrorists who say they're acting in the name of Islam case in point something that happened the night after Muhammad's arrest.

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"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:43 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Yep. I think it was mostly English because those are a little bit easier. But yeah, we would and all of this. The FBI was seeing two agents were videotaping him in the cafeteria. They were reading his emails and text messages. Why were they doing all that? I mean, he just sells like a typical college kid, essentially, it's because of what he did on the internet in high school. What happened was when he was fifteen Muhammed went through what his dad called an identity crisis. His parents were splitting up, and he started going to more conservative mosque and got into what you might call the jihadi internet. That's where he met the guy who started this magazine called jihad recollections actually have a copy of it. And if you flip to I want to say, it's like page twenty two I think you'll find his his article do you want to read the title of it? Yeah. Yeah. Getting in shape without weights, and it has a picture of three guys looks like they're practicing karate or something. Building your legs is the most important part of your body to prepare for jihad. It almost seems like something you'd reading the onion. I mean, really it does like it's workout for terrorists. I've been thinking of it as Pilates for jihadis. Yeah. Like, it is pilots for jihadis. I should say though, Muhammed wrote more serious articles to for instance, he wrote about why Europe is more deserving target for attacks in the United States. Now by the time, he got the college he stopped writing for jihad recollections, but the government said these articles were one of the main reasons he was targeted they're worried. It was more than just words that he was waiting to take action. And this is really the question at the heart of this case, how do you distinguish someone who's all talk from someone who's waiting to act? So one clue you some law enforcement terminology. There was understanding that it's very easy to get weapons in this country. That's Mike German. He's a former FBI agent who investigated and infiltrated domestic terrorist groups, and he says there are hundreds of thousands of people who were talking about doing horrible things if you want to find them you can just visit an internet message board. But if you want to stop a bomb plot, he says, you need to look for people who are trying to build bombs, right? It's very easy to obtain firearms. It's very easy to manufacture small explosives. These aren't activities that involve a lot of training or a lot of resources. So is person can't be very dangerous if they've never actually attempted to obtain weapons on their own or engage in a plot on their own. In Muhammad's case,.

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"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The question. I still have is. I don't know. I mean, did all of this make people safer that depends on what you think Mohammed would have done without the FBI leading them along. But it also depends on what you think those F B I agents could have done. That's something. Former agent Mike German pointed out to me, that's the flip side of this that these undercover operations are very high resource investigations. So this means you're not doing something else. And there's plenty of crime out there. The government shouldn't be in the position of inventing it and how often does that happen. Like, how often do we put resources into taking somebody who is susceptible, but not actually doing anything and put them away. Well, a lot more often if you're Muslim in our domestic terrorism database, nearly half of those cases involve stings compared to twelve percent of right wing cases. Also, prosecutors charged Muhammad with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction that's terrorism charge. And they added to that a terrorism sentencing enhancement terrorism charges bring with them substantially higher penalties longer sentences. Yeah. Harsher terms. That's reporter David again. And for good reason, you know, they causes greater harm than your ordinary. Underlying crimes? Mohammed got thirty years in prison. Followed by a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison. He'll have to ask a probation officer before he uses a computer, those kinds. Charges and sentences and prosecutions are very common among is Lois. Whereas with laterite extremists. There's a lot of I think there's a lot of wrist slapping that goes on in fact, prison terms for right wing terrorists are less than half as long as sentences for terrorists who say they're acting in the name of Islam case in point something that happened the night after Muhammad's arrest and breaking news that we've been following this morning fire crews responded to an arson fire at a mosque in Corvallis around two fifteen this morning it happened. At the Salman alpha reason, what seemed to be retaliation for the Christmas tree bomb plot. Someone had broken a window and started a fire in the Corvallis mosque where Muhammed sometimes prayed bouquet. So what happened with the Christmas tree bomb? Plot was just that. It was a plot that never actually turned into a terrorist attack. But what happened here at this mosque? That's a terrorist attack. Right. Absolutely. It's ideological violence. To intimidate a group by the FBI's definition that's terrorism. But it wasn't treated like terrorism. How was it treated that part of the story when we come back? This.

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"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Because those are a little bit easier. But yeah, we would and all of this. The FBI was seeing two agents were videotaping him in the cafeteria. They were reading emails and his text messages late. What will why were they doing all that? I mean, he just sounds like a typical college kid, essentially, it's because of what he did on the internet in high school. What happened was when he was fifteen Mohammed went through with his dad called an identity crisis. His parents were splitting up, and he started going to a more conservative mosque and got into what you might call the jihadi internet. That's where he met the guy who started this magazine called jihad recollections, I actually have a copy of it. And if you flip to I want to say, it's like page twenty two I think you'll find his his article. Do you want to read the title of it? Yeah. Yeah. Getting in shape without weights, and it has a picture of three guys. It looks like they're practicing karate or something. Building your legs is the most important part of your body to prepare for jihad. It almost seems like something you'd read in the union. I mean, really it does like it's workout for terrorists. I've been thinking of it. As a Pilates for jihadis? Yeah. It is pilots for jihadis. I should say though, Muhammed wrote more serious articles to for instance, he wrote about why Europe is more deserving target for attacks than the United States. Now by the time, he got to college he stopped writing for jihad recollections, but the government said these articles were one of the main reasons he was targeted they're worried. It was more than just words that he was waiting to take action. And this is really the question at the heart of this case, how do you distinguish someone who's all talk from someone who's waiting to act? So one clue you some law enforcement terminology. There was understanding that it's very easy to get weapons in this country. That's Mike German. He's a former FBI agent who investigated and infiltrated domestic terrorist groups, and he says there are hundreds of thousands of people who are talking about doing horrible things if you want to find them you can just visit an internet message board. But if you want to stop a bomb plot, he says, you need to look for people who are trying to build bombs, right? It's very easy to obtain firearms. It's very easy to manufacture small explosives. These aren't activities that involve a lot of training or a lot of resources. So this person can't be very dangerous if they've never actually attempted to obtain weapons on their own or engage in a plot on their own. In.

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"mike german" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on Reveal

"The question. I still have is. I don't know. I mean, all of this make people safer that depends on what you think Muhammad would have done without the FBI leading him along. But it also depends on what you think those F B I agents could have done. That's something. Former agent Mike German pointed out to me, that's the flip side of this that these undercover operations are very high resource investigations. So this means you're not doing something else. And there's plenty of crime out there. The government shouldn't be in a position of inventing it and how often does that happen. Like, how often do we put resources into taking somebody who susceptible but not actually doing anything and put them away? Well, a lot more often if you're Muslim in our domestic terrorism database, nearly half of those cases involve stings compared to twelve percent of right wing cases. Also, prosecutors charged Muhammad with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction that's terrorism charge. And they added to that a terrorism sentencing enhancement terrorism charges bring with them substantially higher penalties longer sentences than. Yeah. Harsher terms. That's reporter David again. And for good reason, you know, they cause greater harm than your ordinary underlying crimes. Muhammad got thirty years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison. He'll have to ask probation officer before you uses a computer, those kinds of charges and sentences, and and prosecutions are very common among those Lous. Whereas with the lottery extremists, there's a lot of I think there's a lot of risk slapping that goes on in fact, prison terms for right wing terrorists are less than half as long as sentences for terrorists who say they're acting in the name of Islam case in point something that happened the night. After Muhammad's arrest and breaking news. We've been following this morning fire crews responded to an arson fire at a mosque in Corvallis around two fifteen this morning. It happened at the Salman alpha region. What seemed to be retaliation for the Christmas tree bomb plot? Someone had broken a window and started a fire in the Corvallis mosque where Muhammed sometimes prayed. Okay. So what happened with the Christmas tree bomb? Plot was just that. It was a plot that never actually turned into a terrorist attack. But what happened here at this musk? That's a terrorist attack. Right. Absolutely. It's ideological violence to intimidate a group by the FBI's definition that's terrorism. But it wasn't treated like terrorism. How was it treated that part of the story when we come back? This is reveal from.

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"mike german" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

1070 The Fan

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on 1070 The Fan

"It looks like they are going to go forward again manageable forced down to look at a score touchdowns kickers obviously there in well within field goal range but it looks like joe rituals decided today to be very aggressive in his offense danforth and durie of course it would look into the do will take over the wildcats now one for three nearer the first step on four that was intended for making wilson vicki wilson spent his guy they're gonna roll out this is levels passing three receivers in his eyes look at the corner out wide open inconsistencies and accuracy of clayton thorson right there's got to be able to hit that i know coach which gerald knows he can make that pass but again just off the outside of wilson hi going to hit a break here on espn news momentarily is with the uh uh lead on kansas at the half hired for their most appointed jean half they also 35 points in a second san jose stay hello mike in mike german now out for the season with a torn achilles what does it mean for the second during the defense that's been slipping a little churla catch up the seattle before excellent shot them make the playoffs they're obviously six and three right there half game bowlegged with already beaten once in law saying they have not a game against them at seattle the very good home so in some ways and not to make a lazy prepare so that it reminds you of what happened with all thomas last season he misses the final four neither of the year as their feet and legs auditor reserve in seattle still made through the playoffs and lebed won team vilniaus going to be a year too late to annoy the seahawks has not but uh uh contender going polling rather than a year to suit put this could catch up to seattle in the postseason because he is a dominant player mike in mike on espn radio and espn to one zhao curious because you sort of just says sandwiched in there i take about gwyneth paltrow was very weird you don't like her at all oh reut it did not like when raja uh whether you got to pretend gary all employer a lot of all what it on the paul gives gwyneth paltrow to pretentious out fake you one more from the uh uh uh download month past right now we'll night doom or on the it is the an app legal it easy deliver our joni as beyond radio us you've got what did you make of.

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"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"mike german" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To say he was guilty and we'll was it about that clip that helps to make that decision because he said he was thinking about it than see was fifteen he's been thinking about it he acted on it and what do you think the it is a to kill americans after a thirteen day trial they found him guilty of attempted use weapon of mass destruction in less than seven hours mm the question i still have is i dunno i mean did all this make people safer that depends on what you think muhammad would have done without the fbi leading him along but it also depends on what you think those f the iaea gentz could have done that something former agent mike german pointed out to me that the flipside of this that these undercover operations are very high resource investigations so this means you're not doing something else and there's plenty of crime out there the government shouldn't be in a position of inventing it and how often does that happened like how often do we put resources into taking somebody who susceptible but not actually doing anything and put them away well a lot more often if you're moslem in our domestic terrorism database nearly half of those cases involved stinks compared to twelve percent of wing cases also prosecutors charged muhammad with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction that the terrorism charge and they added to that a terrorism sentencing enhancement terrorism charges bring with them substantially higher penalties longer sentences them mm yeah harsher terms that's reporter david nyerere it again and for good reason you know they cause greater harm than your ordinary underlying crimes mohammad got thirty years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release when he gets out of prison he'll have to ask a probation officer before he uses a computer because of charges in sentences as an and prosecutions are very common among islamists whereas with lara room stream uh there's a lotta i think there's a lot of in a wrist slapping that goes on in fact prison terms for wing terrorists are less than half as long as sentences for terrorists to say they're acting in the name of islam case in point something that happened the night after muhammad's arrest and only the following this morning fire her as his fine until an arson fire.

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