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Fresh update on "usa." discussed on Who? Weekly
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U.S. Gymnasts Say FBI Failed to Protect Them From Sexual Abuse
"Four american gymnast. Simone biles michaela maroney aly rice. Men and maggie nichols sat in front of the senate yesterday. Engaged emotional testimony about the abuse. They suffered at the hands of former usa gymnastics doctor. Larry nassar and their feelings of betrayal by investigators particularly the fbi the fbi. Let them down big time. This is simone biles. I don't want another young gymnast. Olympic athlete or any individual to experience the horror that i and hundreds of others have endured before during and continuing to this day in the week of the larry nassar abuse. She said the scars of this horrific abuse continue and the impact will never be over michaela. Maroni told a story about sitting on her bedroom floor back in twenty fifteen and talking to the fbi over the phone and telling them all of the details of everything that had happened to her and then told the f. b. i. About tokyo the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane. Ride to then work on me. Later that night that evening i was naked completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agents silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked is that all advocates for the young women. Say as many as one hundred twenty athletes may have been abused by nasser. they says l. erased men nassir found more than one hundred new victims to molest serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. All we needed was one adult to do the right thing. I don't know if you guys saw this part of her testimony but she told a story about sitting with an fbi agent and him trying to convince her that everything that had happened. Wasn't that bad.
Fresh update on "usa." discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"She lost in the olympics again. I watched this netflix documentary about herbs like a several part documentary really showing. Just what it it. It's like entourage meets but instead of the main guy who's an actor it's a woman and she's a. She loves fashion and she now has all these people kind of hanging on her and needing her like think about her fashion people like when she's got to step away from everything and they're like whoa wait. We have all these designs. That's what i think. Look any time. I've mentioned her name publicly on my podcast. Tennis anyone podcast with my cost a plug. Just get annihilated. I mean the internet is not there to support my opinion of nine meal sokha but my opinion is that there's too much going on. You know it's fashion. It's endorsement. It's japan it's usa and it's just like yo. I'm having a hard time keeping track of your tennis. I imagine how you're feeling the agent the manager. Somebody has gotta say she's unhappy. We're making shit loads of money. That's true but there's something going on here. How can we help. Support her right so you know. She isn't quitting tennis. She's so great to watch. We can't lose her in the spoke. We can't i love her and athlete like it makes me relate to her more like we're the type of guys that have to do fifty different things. We're doing podcasts. Were doing stand up. We're trying to do we're acting. We're writing stuff. Where we i understand being pulled in different directions. And then your dad and you've got to be a husband and your with your friend. It's like we get holding all these directions and we're not making soccer money so no but but she. You're making money which is good. It's good money. it's not good. Although i fifty five million dollars last year i want to take this opportunity to say that i have stepping away from being celebre. Took mental health breaks. So part of me is like i love that..
White House Announces New Security Pact With Australia and UK
"Let's just talk briefly about this new partnership between the us australia and the uk. Casey it was announced yesterday. Just explain what it's intending to achieve. Guess there's it's an e packed in in theory and is a security pact. We have a situation where australia will be making new submarines with health in the us. Osa the caper in the us technology in us intelligence. And it has created a diplomatic steph or a number of reasons one. Because obviously you have the five is and this appears to be a breakway from the fives. Some of the countries have in it meeting on coming up with the rain plan. And i think that is seeing even though it's not specifically as a response to china and this is a group trying to tackle they think will be chinese aggression in this area. I think that you use saying the allies or the allies of the uk. Australia and the us. I'm unhappy because you have a situation. Where france had been quite a public their annoyance over this land because a french company had previously had a contract to let australia on submarines and that has now gone in favor of lectern with the us. And that i think are new zealand. A member of the five. Is you have a proper. Because just into autumn relating to rules they had previously in place is saying that these submarines won't say. Hey kennel enter. Newseum waters and i think that is just suggesting a tilt. In towns case foreign policy in the areas it's focusing on usa allies most values
Star Gymnasts Open about Their Experience with Nasar
"Simone biles broke down yesterday while testifying about larry nassar in front of a group of senators. On capitol hill saying the us gymnastics and other agencies failed her and other abuse victims. Byles along with fellow former usa gymnastics michaela maroney maggie nicols and alley. Reisman told their stories in front of the senate judiciary committee yesterday. Only some of this audio It's it's very powerful. Yeah over the course of my gymnastics career. I have one twenty five world championship medals in seven olympic medals for team. Usa that record means so much to me. and i am proud of my representation of this nation gymnastics. I am also a survivor of sexual abuse. And i believe without a doubt that the circumstances that led to my abuse and allowed it to continue our directly the result of the fact that the organizations created by congress to oversee and protect me as an athlete. Usa gymnastics in the united states olympic and paralympic committee committee failed to do their jobs. She goes on to talk about sort of elude as to why she had The breakdown during the tokyo olympics and the michaela maroney said the fbi is at fault for much of this as most of you are probably aware i was molested by the us gymnastics national team in olympic team. Dr larry nassar in an actuality turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What i'm trying to bring attention today. It's something incredibly disturbing an illegal after telling my entire story of abuse to the fbi in the summer of two thousand fifteen not only did the fbi not report my abuse but when they eventually documented my report seventeen months later they made entirely false claims. About what i said. Yeah it's bad and it goes on from there The dr larry. Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing hundreds of women and girls at effectively receive life in prison after getting sense to one hundred and seventy five years behind bars. The hearing was held to discuss the epa failures with respect to their investigation into the team. Usa doctor
Simone Biles: 'I Blame the System That Enabled Larry Nassar's Abuse'
"Before we begin our next segment. We note that we will be discussing sexual abuse the testimony. On capitol hill yesterday was both angry and anguished for usa gymnastics athletes said law enforcement including the fbi ignored them and lied about them when they said they were abused by former team. Doctor and convicted sex offender. Larry nassar simone. Biles was one of the women who testified to be clear. I blame larry nassar and i also blame an entire system that enabled perpetrated his joining us. Now is marissa witkowski hausky. She's an investigative journalist for usa today. Who began covering the abuse scandal years ago at the indianapolis star. It's been six years since usa gymnastics heard the first allegations. And it's been five years since you and other journalists at the indianapolis star began reporting on this listening to yesterday's testimonies. What stood out to you. What lawmakers heard yesterday was the continued frustration of survivors. Who felt that their allegations against larry nassar had not been taken seriously enough. They had been calling for change in calling for accountability for the failures of usa gymnastics of the us olympic and paralympic committee and of the fbi former olympic gymnast michaela maroney in her testimony directly. Blame the fbi for not acting fast enough to stop by larry nassar. Here's her testimony. What is the point of reporting abuse if our own. Fbi agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer.
Star Gymnasts Give Chilling Testimony on FBI Mishandling of Larry Nassar Case
"Our listeners. There will be descriptions of sexual assault here so if you need to skip ahead. Now's the time but with that. Let's go to christine brennan sports columnists with usa today. Abc news contributor. And she's actually been covering the story since it broke which is years now right christina. What stuck out to you about this testimony yesterday brad. The power is in the platform. A lot of what was said by. Simone biles and allie race men michaela maroney and mcnichols. A lot of it has been in reports or has been printed in newspaper stories and online it. Some of it was new but a lot of it wasn't. I've had to be taken in an ambulance. Because i pass out and i'm so sick from just the trauma and it might not even be after a hearing like this it just hits me out of the blue to have us be reminded of the horrors of larry nassar to see these incredible women especially simone biles. Everyone just watched her six weeks ago in tokyo and all that she went through there i worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could maintain a connection between the failures and the competition at tokyo twenty twenty that has proven to be exceptionally difficult burden for me to carry. It is a reminder That that this denver goes away. Never goes away for them and though it in that means it shouldn't ever go away for us and they're survivors of larry. Nassar have a right to know why they're wellbeing was placed in jeopardy by these individuals. Who chose not to do their jobs to date. No one from the fbi. The us opec or usa. G has faced federal charges. other than larry
18 Months Into the Pandemic and the USA Is Still Looking Grim
"Are the numbers on kovic. Eighteen months in about one hundred and fifty thousand. New cases are still being reported every single day in the us and more than six hundred sixty six thousand people in this country have died from cova. That's one in every five hundred of us joining us now to give us the latest is. Npr health correspondent rob stein. Robert situation sounds and seems pretty grim. Walk us through police if you could where things stand with the pandemic in the us. Yeah you know. The numbers are still staggering. About one hundred fifty thousand people are still catching the virus every day for the ninety six thousand or so sick. They're in the hospital and more than eighteen. Hundred people are still dying every day from covert nineteen. That's still not nearly as bad as things got during the darkest days of last winter. But it's still pretty awful and no one thought the pandemic would still be taking this kind of toll you know especially so many months after we all thought that vaccines would be like the calvary. Righty to our rescue. I talked about this with dr. She's the deed of the brown school of public health infection. Numbers across the country are really stunningly. Bad i mean hundred and fifty hundred sixty thousand americans getting infected every single day. It's really stunning. That this is where we are as a country and you know just tragic since the incredibly effective vaccines made so much of this totally preventable even in the face of the delta varian. So where is this headed. I mean are things just going to go from bad to worse it again. Yes that's what everyone is wondering right. You know every parent in america's holding their breath hoping their kids are going to stay in school every workers wondering what's going to happen with their jobs and you know there is a glimmer of hope actually looks like the surge may have hit a peak and could be finally starting to subside at least for
Biles Tells Congress 'Enough Is Enough' After Gymnast Abuse
"Simone Biles and other gymnasts are calling out the F. B. I. and others over sexual abuse by former USA gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar enough is enough through tears at a Senate hearing Biles and other gold medallists described a system that failed that from Olympic officials to law enforcement the FBI turned a blind eye to us fellow Olympian McKayla Maroney says the FBI minimize stand disregarded her reported Nassar's abuse well before his crimes became public they allowed a child molester to go free for more than a year FBI director Chris Wray says it's unacceptable these individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people and says the F. B. I.'s working to make sure it doesn't happen again Sager made Ghani Washington
Mandatory Employee Vaccines: The Government Does Not Own Private Companies
"Eighty-one department of labor is developing emergency rule to require that all employers of one hundred more employees. I said this. Hear it for yourself eighty-one tonight. I'm announcing that the department of labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with one hundred or more employees that together employees over at eighty million workers to ensure workforce's are fully vaccinated. So that is joe biden intervening and saying hey all this new competitive labor market which again we as free market people. We love competition. So we see all these mandates and we're like okay. Well an employers that don't mandate the vaccine you're gonna get the pick of the litter you're going to get great workers that don't want to take the vaccine not anymore all of a sudden these big companies. They don't have to make adjustments maybe in wages or accommodations exceptions or exemptions you see the more mandates that come down all of a sudden this kind of other economy that was being created gets eliminated almost immediately and so now companies like ours at turning point. Usa and you know the best were. We have amazing. People that work for us honestly phenomenal and we have no lack of people. That wanna work for us. I can tell you. We're not going to comply with garbage. And we will sue in federal court if we have to. I got a message from somebody. Hey charlie run. A testing company really sweet guy from florida. I said yeah. We're not going to comply said okay. God bless you. It's like if you need the testing. I at yeah. We're not going to do this. Thanks and this idea of who owns your company. Is your company on loan from the federal government. Is it yours or is it. The states
Italian Grand Prix: Max Verstappen on Pole After Valtteri Bottas Wins Sprint
"Vouch. we bought one one seconds qualifying at the twenty two nd. Two italian gregory beating max staffan with lewis hamilton fifth after making a poor start from among side us down robotic finished third mclaren ahead of his teammate landowners who kept hamilton at bay for the duration of the race which was disrupted by a fast lap crash for twenty months of winter. Pa ouseley ghazi. Briefy fit the mccaren of down. Your ricardo damaged his front wing as a result which went underneath his front wheels causing him to shoot off into the gravel. The crash about the safety car and ask as these call was recovered a clash between iki snow to number but cubits so usa came about the race restarted on that four of eighteen with batas romping to one point six second lead over verstappen with hamilton chasing. The two mclarens both tie as fast as the mediums of the cheerleaders. On the second mercedes recorded came home fourteen point five seconds behind the winner with norris keeping hamilton behind him who at times was even sliding around dramatically shall lead time. His ferrari teammate call assigned in sixth and seventh the former recovering from feeding on while at the end of f. b. two scientists ferrari had been rebuilt off his heavy f. b. to crash came highway started ahead of antonucci of nazi. The affirmation drive ahead of the charging such a paris to finish with the red bull. Dr having to make a couple of attempts to pause after martin's launch drove for that position.
We Must Not Let the Future Generations Forget 9/11
"So as we look at twenty years later at nine eleven we have to do. And this is a call to action for every single adult out there in every single parent which you need to tell this generation didn't grow up with nine eleven. What happened on nine eleven. We have people that work for us at turning point. Usa that have no memory of nine eleven. None you now have a generation of leaders that are going to be growing up with no idea of what it's like where your entire world. All of geopolitics changes almost overnight. Air travel changed for good. How the military change almost everything chain. I know so. Many members of my generation have their own story of where they were and how it happened. And it's really it's really important question. And it's one that you think about it. Osama bin laden and his evil partners they wanna make america less free. They wanted to make america weaker
We Are Witnessing an Attack on the U.S. Constitution
"Hope that chance of usa that resonated throughout the land after the terror attacks twenty years ago is what we feel in our hearts and what we're willing to say now that our constitution is under attack just like democracy was under attack just like the western world was under attack just like america was under attack. We're witnessing an attack on the united states constitution. We're seeing things happen. That are unfolding in real time. That are so jarring so shocking and one wonders what it's going to take for americans to say enough.
Igor Ioffe on His First Taste of Gambling
"Eager good morning. Welcome to chasing polka greatness. How you doing good morning to you. Thank you very much so typically on this show the way we start out is by asking you about your story and your entry in poker so we'll start out by. How old are you so that we can set the timeline. And then let's tell the listener how you got involved in the world poker okay. I'm all forty one years old. And i got bold in the world of vulgar Around when i was eighteen nineteen was going to our these charity Weekends that would have charity events. That ah by jack jack with my friends that horrible rules. Let's go back a little bit because like so what about your entering a playing cards right. Like what led you to playing blackjack Just you know digesting it up for for fun. i'll playing. I was born in soviet union and Chess was big there. My dad's used. Because when i was like around four or five and then I play chess play cards dominoes. Dice bunch of russian games with my grandfather and so i always liked the strategy games and by always like know cards. Yeah and that's how they do Guards so how'd you get. How'd you did you. You and your family moved to the usa from the ussr. Yes we immigrated. Eighty mind when i was done here is old to to to america cool how how i got my station gambling. We were paul. I was spoiled and my dad worked for this company. And obviously were rolling america year and It was the caribbean who was for christmas that they took the whole family. And i want to my mom. And my dad and i was born. Nothing was ever myself the only kid and they had casinos data casino on the gruesome outside the casino they had sought machines. And i asked my mom or maybe like our borders and a present. And i don't know after maybe like three or four quarters jack. Four five hundred bucks so that that was my first day stuff gambling. I was After
Are USMNT, Canada on Track to Qualify for the World Cup?
"Cup qualifying you get three points. You get three point. Canada ghezzi points. Usa gets three points. Everyone's a winner for this world cup qualifying grounds and the one thing we learned guys. The one thing we know is no one knows anything. And that is where we stand. And i feel great about the world we live in ricardo pepi. I don't know nine. Goals three assists in his game. Ritchie lie ritchie. Laura nine goals four assists in his game. Someone talked me down
Balaji Srinivasan: Bitcoin at $1,000,000 Is a Global Government
"I'm thrilled to present this rerun of my conversation with biology. Shrimp awesome all right biology. Welcome to the breakdown. It's really exciting. To have you here could be here. So i'm really excited for this conversation. I think you know what i am at route interested in with this show and exploring on. The show is how the world is changing and in particular. How power shifting. And i think that in today's world that is a conversation that is inherently in part about technology perhaps primarily about technology but we find ourselves in this strange moments and i guess my first question to kick this off is how did america fall out of love with technology. There's a great site called like. I think it's w. t.f. Happened in one thousand nine hundred seventy one on. I'm not sure the exact your l. But if you google that you should come across it which fingers that exact moment right around right. After the moon landing it feels like you know that was the mission accomplished moment for the general public's excitement about technology and what's interesting about it is so after that it's unlike like technology didn't happen but the personal computer sort of personalized the ability for individuals to pursue technology to his no longer a public sector thing and really interesting way of thinking about it is re personalized the pursue technology. Because you could you could kind of say that the grand era of american tech roughly is rather state tech roughly from nineteen thirty three to nineteen. Sixty-nine like hoover dam to including the manhattan project. The middle to the moon landing right. That was the period where you know. Centralized technologies central technologist favored centralization mass media mass production. Those led to the creation these gigantic centralized states the usa. The asare the pr see
Is It Time to Ditch Two-Factor Text Messages?
"Of the most important security measures you can take turning on two factor authentication to log into various online accounts whether it's for your bank your email or your twitter account but it might be time to ditch the option to receive those codes. You get by text that's right. I'm usa today. Tech columnist rob pecoraro writes about this on dot usa today dot com exploring alternatives to rely on text messages when enabling two factor authentication. It's especially important if your t. mobile customer as a recent data breach made its customers more susceptible to what's called a sim swap attack where a hacker tries to take over a phone line to intercept two factor authentication messages and it doesn't require the hacker to physically have your phone in their possession one alternative to receiving text with a code that allows you to continue the log in process is to switch to an or app google authenticate or is one big example. I've used an app called offi h. y. for years. Now it's fantastic. I use it for several of my accounts. It's really easy to set up in. All you do is when it gets to that screen that asks for the code to put in Instead of again getting text she'll go to the offi app and pull up the account. And it'll give you a six digit code. You type it right in. There are also some apps like google bypass text message altogether instead showing a message on your screen asking if you tried signing in and then he can tap either yes or no to confirm that you can also purchase an encrypted usb security key to linked to your account and then confirmed by plugging into the new device. They usually start around twenty five dollars but can't be fooled by fishing pages and protect multiple
Where Does Derek Brunson Go From Here?
"Let's talk about dark brunson because he looked great. He dominates he submits darren till in the third round. He's now won five in a row. He's tear it up. And in the contextual sense. He has absolutely done enough to earn a title. Shot in fact. I will strongly argue. He is more deserving title. Shot than marvin vittori was when he got the title shot. Robert whitaker is next. Brunson could easily wait for a title shot. He could be a backup. He could be replacement fighter for that fight or he could go ahead and just take another fight. So where does derek brunson go from. Another dominant win. I'll be shocked if he's not at least slotted in as a reserve for the Sonya you would occur rematch when whenever that happens and it's not. It hasn't been book yet. We're all thinking early. Twenty twenty two. I'm sure brunson will be ready by then. I'm sure he's staying in shape. He's aware of the possibility. I know we said on another show recently. That fighters shouldn't take reserve opportunities. But i mean. I think they should if they're only if they're guaranteed show money and win money. It brunson gets that guarantee. I know that's not gonna happen. That's not how the ucf works. I think they might get their show money usually because they show up and they weigh in. So that's the minimum. You should also get your win money. I want that to be a policy in the usa going forward. And that's the case. Brunson one hundred percent. Be ready for that spot. He's he's definitely earned that for me. If he can wait. I wanna see him weight. This ideal situation that sonya and whitaker shah you're february the late and then And then we you know maybe brunson can get in there. I guess it would be may probably may or april which seems like a long time but if you can wait that long. That's how i would do it. I he deserves tell shot he should notify anyone else. Yeah i mean. I think he's absolutely unequivocally in the driver's seat for the next in line. Spot behind whittaker it's oughta sonya whitaker brunson then cannon air in my eyes and if i'm derek brunson like you said there's nothing more you need to do your next fight should be for the belt and you hope that robert whitaker doesn't beat israel ottesen it because then there's going to be a trilogy fight yada yada. Yada canadair needs brunson to solidify title. Shot brunson does not need cannon air to solidify his in my eyes for the sake of check the tapes and all that the ufc will probably make the fight between brunson and cannon air possibly put it on the same card is out of sonya whitaker. So that's why pick.
Apple Delays Release of Child Safety Features
"On friday. Apple said it will delay the release of child safety features for its devices which include scanning phones in the us for images of child abuse. The features apple introduced last month had faced criticism from privacy advocates claiming it undercut encryption and it leaves users more vulnerable Apple said in a statement to usa today quote based on feedback from customers advocacy groups researchers and others. We have decided to take additional time over the coming months to collect. Input make improvements. Before releasing these critically important child safety features and quote so some of the features that were included as part of this include a an update to the messages at where it warns kids and parents when they send or receive sexually explicit photos they also were using technology to scan photos in i cloud and they would provide additional resources for staying safe online through search and through its digital assistant. Siri several organizations have spoken out against this including the electronic frontier foundation. Fight for the future and the aclu they all have said it could provide door access to devices like iphones and it could possibly open the door for abuse against activists whistle blowers or oppressed groups. Such as people of color in the lgbtq community.
Los Angeles Lakers Could Fill out Roster With DeAndre Jordan
"Just give us a little on. What you think's going to happen with andre jordan was traded to the pistons. Everybody's yeah he's going to be out and that means he's going to be the next guy that the lakers will go get what do you say i think he is I think they're the most likely team to get him But there's just. I never say never with bio guys even because this is kind of been the rumor for three or four weeks at this point That this happened in brooklyn and it was just a matter of were they going to do the bio for him was he going to have to be traded. I if it say brooklyn a whole lot of money the fact that they they just save millions of dollars on their luxury tax bill by doing it this way. Also nicer de'andre like deandra got that because he was part of the kevin durant kyrie irving initial big three in in brooklyn and he was just. He's friends with all those guys. They played on team usa together and he was essential for them in signing with the nets. A little while back and it was a him signing that he gets paid twenty million a year that is not his market value. They overpaid for him. In the beginning as part of a like a sign let sign kevin durant and kyrie irving and it was you know finally worked out that way but at some point you make so much money and your they have a lot of guys at that position but they you know straight into detroit. They they They're going to do a buy out. He's going to give back a little bit of money. Detroit gets four second round out of it so they get something And also some other some other complicated salary cap things but we all thought lamarcus aldridge was going to miami. Last year on the market he ended up going to brooklyn so until he clears. Waivers and intel other teams have a chance to approach the andre. I wouldn't i wouldn't say it's likely or expected or anything like that. I would use much more. Vague words. you know. He fits with the lakers. He would fit in that role. I think would have a pretty well defined role and if you're on the buyout market and you're gonna sign for minimum like that's what you're looking for is someplace you can play.
"usa." Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"From podcast one. Coming up in this episode of target USA, the nuclear situation between the US and Russia is worse than you think risk of accident mistake miscalculation. Has Risen over the last few years. Steve Andrea consultant for the nuclear threat. Initiative puts it all into stark perspective in a crisis that could lead to an accident or mistake or miscalculation that could conceivably trigger nuclear use coming on this edition of Target USA. He National Security podcasts. From WTO..
"usa." Discussed on Target USA Podcast by WTOP
"And and acquire information that informs how they're gonNA vote vote that's a really strong Platform for us in the US or the the main challenges for you. And what's your vision for dealing with everything. Well I think the main challenge challenge for us is both. There's one short term one long term short term. I think we want to work on as I said actioning the information we have but we I also want Americans to have confidence in their democratic institutions. And we recognized. The intelligence community is a very important incredible voice In in building that confidence across the United States long term. I think I want to continue to not only support this topic but also you better understand how this fits into as I mentioned the three hundred sixty five a day cyber campaigns and influence operations and so really election security charity is a moment in time very broader programs. I think so from a programmatic standpoint going to plan and continue our work is not just prepare for or a milestone in two thousand twenty but really incorporate ourselves into the natural muscle movement of the intelligence community at the end of the day any given day. How do you measure success for you and your group I think certainly as we get closer to twenty twenty A very practical measure of success. This is have we action D- Every piece of relevant information In the appropriate way so action could mean everything did we produce a product on it. Did we produce. Let's say a President's daily brief on it did we Ensure that the FBI's is counterintelligence unit received it so they could work within the FBI's authorities to action that information. Did I downgrade the information to share it with the state and local election action official. Because they need to know so I think for me a very practical measure of success centers on this issue of did I action everything that I had resident in our holdings and I think although that's a very practical measure it's one that I think is is both tangible And I think insures that the intelligence community isn't Limited to simply analysis but also expanding the impact of its work into those other constituencies. I just mentioned. Is there anything you'd like to add that I haven't asked you about that. You think important one. I really want to stress my appreciation for four media and colleagues like yourself in not only covering this topic but also highlighting the role of the media and civil society in terms of informing. Arming the American public on accurate information about elections accurate information about voting. I think what's important to relate to your listeners. Listeners is that this is not an intelligence community only Fight and not solely focused on the capabilities that I have resident in the intelligence community but really is based upon a partnership not only with the intelligence community and the rest of the federal government but the federal government and they're state local election action officials the states as well as civil society and think tanks and academia and those organizations that I think are best connected to the public. Look and so really it needs to be a consortium and Federation of capabilities and authorities That will prove to be the the best promise for the intelligence community as well as the United States to defend against these threats Ms Peterson. It's been a true pleasure to tell and we thank you so much into so much. It's a pleasure to serve the American public that was Shelby Pearson. The election threats executive from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. We'll be back to election security because seeing as how it's January and the election takes place in November. There's lots more to talk about so we'll definitely be back to it coming up on our next episode. I got a call on Friday the seventeenth of January from the British British US security services. They're anti terrorist group. That looks after my interests. That's Bill Browder the businessman and author. He cast himself as Vladimir Putin's number one enemy and the call he got from British authorities was important telling me that they had received a call from their Swiss counterparts and the Swiss had informed them that they knew I was coming to Dabo's they knew I was going to be speaking Dabo's they were aware that the subject of my of my speech was going to be critical attack on Russian corruption and they believed based based on their intelligence that there was some heightened Risk physical security. When I was going to be there we call it? The plumbers plot the mysterious steriods story of two Russians who were detained in Davos Switzerland in August saying that they essentially were vacationing but when authorities questioned them about about being there and being plumbers they produced diplomatic documents and that led to a whole story about a plot to possibly bug the World Economic Forum and in browsers case a possible attempt on his life. The full story and all the details coming up in our next episode. That's it it for this episode of Target USA. And the meantime if you have questions or comments about our program send me an email at J. Green at W. View T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com J. Green Gene at W. T. O. P.. Dot Com. Subscribe to our podcasts. Please and follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast that's at Tango Uniform Sierra Alpha podcast at T- USA podcast and you can follow our newsletter. It's called inside the skiff. Each each week. 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"Our biggest challenge is to Continue you the understanding and the transmission of what we're trying to do with regard to fighting in cyberspace and in the information domain across our entire depth of our army. We we work with senior leaders and we work with cadets but as everybody's constantly changing the leadership and you have new people coming into the jobs it's a continual fight to bring up the the base knowledge attention in other words according to Colonel Andrew Hall Director of the Army Cyber instituted West Point the pace of change is a gigantic problem for the US and every other country around the world wrestling with everything related to a military approach to using cyber so in our next episode. We'll hear what the problems are and hear what the solutions are as well as the timeframe for getting it done. That's it for this edition of target. USA USA if you have any questions or comments send me an email at J. Green at W. T. O.. P. Dot Com. That's the letter j the Color Green One word at Whiskey Tango Oscar Papa Dot Com also. Follow us on twitter at T- USA podcast. That's at Tango Ango uniform Sierra Alpha podcast. Also if you want more intelligence and national security information sign up for our newsletter. It's called old inside the skiff at W. T. O. P. dot com slash alerts. I'm Jay Jay Green and this his target. USA The national security podcast punk cast. One is really excited to welcome hot boxin with Mike Tyson to the podcast. One family really listen is Mike Tyson. The baddest man on the planet according to some pours his soul into conversations with fascinating minds and celebrities and athletes along with his cosmic millennial sidekick and former. NFL OUR EBBEN Britain kid dynamite dives deep into the issues impacting us. That's all today. This podcast could change the way you see the world. Don't miss hot boxing with Mike Tyson every week on apple podcast and podcast cast one now stay tuned for the latest headlines from the Associated Press uh-huh..
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"From podcast one coming up in this episode of target USA. Have you ever heard of the dossier center. It's an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. The two run by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was Russia's richest man and till Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in jail and took over his Yukos oil company but since last November his outlet it the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes days about a group of the most highly placed Russians closest to Vladimir Putin on this episode of target. USA We're talking with one of the members of that super secret. Group cannot say a lot just due to security reasons. We are small It's it's collection of young people. The extremely get education Abstract thinking we have a number of people that doctor degrees from different universities. Now like data scientist. That's most of May happen. Passion and indication for the work they had to convey assume they're such activity and the risk are great. We'll talk about it on this edition of Target USA the National Security podcast from WTO in Washington. DC THIS IS TARGET USA. Russia could render huge arm to this country North Korea's secret missile capable of reaching the whole of the United States dangerous terrorist. DC is repeatedly. Heatedly mentioned is someplace they would like to see an attack cyber criminals successfully America as a target on its back and on on this program. We investigate the threats the people behind them the agencies fighting them and the impact on you this is target. USA USA the national security podcast. I'm Jay Jay Green. Have you heard about the dossier center and Belen in cat. They are two of the preeminent online investigative journalism groups in the world. The work organizations like them do is extremely important important because they have the toughest jobs in journalism and are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world. There are legal threats. Threats physical threats cyber threats particularly against women investigative journalist were being harassed online. The reason we're looking at this issue is because the threats against journalism and journalist even here in the US are increasing to the point. Where many of us are taking extra security acuity precautions to protect ourselves during the daily execution of our jobs and dossier center is on the front lines of that situation? Bats an investigative group operating somewhere in Europe. Run by Mikhail COUDERC Kaczynski. He was Russia's richest man until at one point Russian President Vladimir Putin threw him in prison took over his Yukos oil company and profited significantly because of it since last November Burke his outlet the dossier center which specializes in investigating and exposing what it calls. Russian corruption has dropped a growing number of exposes exposes about a group of the most highly placed Russians close to Vladimir Putin. They've seen their secrets trickling out onto the Internet Internet on this program. We're going to talk with a member of the dossier team about their work. And how they do it but first we're going to talk with David Kaplan Aplin. He's the Executive Director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. And he's going to tell us why what they do is important. And how they we get trained to do it. Well Gee I Jan acts as the global hub for the world's investigative journalists we. We have about one hundred hundred eighty member organizations in seventy seven countries and You know we. We like to talk about investigative journalists as being the the Special Forces of journalism These are the best trained reporters. They're the ones who go after the toughest targets and they often use the most sophisticated tools. The satellite imagery data analysis Long term in depth reporting with with you no more than one hundred sources for for for a single story. These people have the toughest jobs in journalism and they're paying for Warren where we are under attack in more than one hundred countries around the world Their their legal threats There's physical threats cyber threats particularly women investigative journalists are being harassed online in Pretty horrible ways there have been many female email journalists that have been attacked. The most famous case at this point is Marie arrested who was featured on sixty minutes not too long ago. She runs the online online site rattler in the Philippines and she gave the keynote at the Global Investigative Journalist Network Conference tasker personal their visceral. I was going to show you some of them. My sense stop warrant. There are some that are so creative live very sexual but essentially what happens is least will spread faster than facts in Russia said during her speech. It's not just females that are under attack it's really hit me. Last December one time one of the cartons of truth troops at that point in time. I realize that among the journalists were killed in the capital gazette the Reuters journalists who are better point. We're still in prison Jamal. The Shoji most poodle merger but we should all of us right among the four those four I was the only one who was both a mild and because of the brave journalists who've risked their lives and in in some cases lost them to tell important stories the backlash against him has grown. And that's why it's important to have organizations like belling cat like the dossier center telling those stories to a greater audience but it's also just as if not more important to have organizations nations like the global investigative journalist network to show them how to do it and how to protect themselves. GIGN works to build the infrastructure restructure to help in depth watchdog journalism around the world. And and you can see the impact in the remarkable work. That's is being done. You know we we have world class investigative reporting being done today in places like Brazil and India and and and South Africa What what began really with with American muckrakers more than a century ago? has spread worldwide worldwide. And and because of the Internet because of mobile phones because of the Tech Revolution We have more journalists in more places aces doing better stories with better tools than ever before and that's despite all the challenges we face. There is a such thing. As a citizen citizen journalist our citizen investigator and there are those who worked for accredited media so need to figure out how you differentiate eight or do you. There aren't a lot of fulltime investigative journalists around the world and our our the numbers can be measured in hundreds or low thousands Bud You know lots of good journalism involves a watchdog it's dog and investigative techniques. So what what we teach you know I I. It's applicable to to beat reporters to documentary-makers to book authors Freelancers and to citizen journalists. People who WanNa know you know who's polluting their her neighborhood or or or how much money they're politicians are are taking from monied interests So we actually have a whole program for citizen investigators instigators. We call them. And it's it's it's quite popular. David give us a sense of some of those tools that these journalists around the world are a using and also say secondarily the tools that that investigative journalists US really have changed change. You know it was. It was investigative reporters in the seventies and eighties who began chink running around with IBM mainframe computers. And and using you know what they then called computer assisted reporting to to figure out Trenton in data. this this is now mushroomed into what we call data journalism and I. It's become quite sophisticated We have journalists. Doing essentially social science work doing analyses and and And visualizations of massive amounts of data. And you can see see this. In in recent reports on on how how guns are used in American society and and our our crime rates in In how communications are used and and who spying on on home Other tools include satellite imagery The use of sensors searchers Forensic analysis of video. There's a whole list of tech tools that You know we we do trainings on on That you know it's really Journalism Two oh two this is the advance stuff. And it's it's it's becoming Pretty routine in the field. Now you know you talked talked about be journalists being under fire right now through various means so do you teach journalists how to deal with Those kinds of of risk and attacks like that We sure do safety. Insecurity have really risen to the top among among areas that that Our our community is concerned with I think we had a A headstart With the Tech and information revolutions and and and You know figuring out how to collaborate across borders figuring out how to Do Data Analysis and and and And communicate effectively with our colleagues around the world. You know the bad guys went international longtime ago and the good guys are finally.
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"Welcome to let the USA Stephanie be at threes, and Melissa who made all thank you here. So I heard this story about your audition for Brooklyn nine nine, and you don't know this. But you know, I actually dreamt of being an actor one day myself. And so, you know, the whole thing about dishing like I know a little bit about that. And I hear that. There was a story about like each of you kind of going into the audition room and what happened. So what happened originally we actually destroyed for the same role? Amy, Santiago was written as a Latina character. So we both went in at different times. I never met Melissa before we book the show. But at different times, we went into Allison Jones office who's the catching richer original casting for our show. So yeah, we both read for the same role originally the role that you were reading for. They said, okay. Basically, this is like a good girl letty. Who's a little bit of a Brown, noser terribly insecure? And you know, is just a big pleaser that was the role that you were both reading for. No, it was originally. It was just she's a detective she's kind of the foil to Jake to Andy's Hamburg's character. And actually, she was originally just like very capable very confident like kind of all the parts of Amy that you see still now on the show and she's doing like the cop stuff it was mostly that. And she became a bit more developed all the nerdy and social anxiety stuff kinda came in. There was such a nice way of saying that that was I was I was quite terrible about that. I just said that she was a bit of a of a good girl and wanting to be brownnoser in like she's dealing with anxiety. So thank you. Really fall in love with your character all the parts of them. Well, and I, you know, I don't know if this is actually true because I've never asked Dan gore about it. But I myself was so nervous and like high energy when we were her the pilot and everyday changes on the script would come out and Amy would get a little more nervous and some of the brown-nosing withhold came out. And I was like oh my God. Are they picking up that I'm so every day and like making the character more me because they would have picked that up for Rosa two years. I was terrified the whole time. They are. But you hit it very well. The both of you go, and I guess actor says oh my God. Wait, it's not just one let the we can have to completely. Characters in one television show. Why I think I think that was you know, what ended up happening was that Alison sort of said, I don't think you're right for this role. But I'd like you to read this other role this written in the strip and Meghan Meghan was the way that Rosa's describing the pilot which is like smart, tough and scary as hell and then. Yeah. And then each of us had our respective screen tests, and they ended up changing the name of the character. And they changed ethnicity to and you're you're so lucky because you get to work with one of my I mean, of course, any Sandberg, of course, Saturday Night Live. You know, I'm yes. But but Andrea our oh my God. Everyone knew commanding officer captain Ray, hold. He's just such a great American actor with such heft. And he just kills it in that show by by not showing any emotion. Incredible..
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"And more now they're ready for anything in even in our office, and we're letting USA. And I know you're going to be like the question was which one is it blow blaze? Yeah, it's interesting because my grandfather from my mother's side is, but you Luna and he was born in New Orleans Killeen the either the loon yet northern Spain. But then my grandfather from my father's side is name is not Faneuil Ruben blades, but they came from England and but his blades anyway. But I don't mind if it's blast. I mean, I don't let anybody even here when I got to the supermarket and I said, I want, you know, they look at me like what? Oh, tied tied tied. So I'll tell you quick story. A friend of mine when I was with my friend was detained, got blessing, and he told the and I'm almost no English and I, it was always asking me and I said, detoquewil without, you know, what did you do today? You know, oh, I went to the movies, I'll see. Oh yeah, he he, it was a good movie. All see, nice, great movie a coma. What's the title? He says house Neo house, was the movie about about a shark. Joe's. From NPR and for doodo media, it's less inner USA Medina, wholesome, and today a portrait of Ruben blades..
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"When we interviewed Oscar back when he was still in prison, we asked him what he would do with himself. If he got out spent five way with my daughter, my daughter, my family, my friends, just just a joyous through a little bit of life. And when you say enjoy a little bit of life, like what's that image? Do you have? I mean those when I said, obey size. A whole goal for view, the obvious of coffee, being able to dial, be able to share ideas, people, you know, those are the things they're really look forward to your people. Your see what, what, what they're buying. history has a curious way of being invisible while you're living in it. We don't know if Oscar will go down as an underdog hero who fought for just cause or a violent fanatic, or if he'll simply be forgotten. Whatever history decides he's had decades in prison to reckon with his life and his choices. And he doesn't seem to have any regrets either. I chose, I fish and he was. With finding feeding purpose in life, you know, in not living life, just took cyst and destroy for the is from the life. And I know that that will keep me strong and at has. That purpose in his life was Puerto Rico, or at least an idealized vision of it. He founded obsession worth living and dying for an independence that the island wasn't even sure it wanted. And now Oscar will return there, but not to the independent Puerto Rico. He always dreamed of that one. A lifetime of fighting later remains.
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"At j. p. Morgan was killed in the Francis tavern bombing. I'm hearing. Afraid free fighter. He's an all these things. He's not violent, but the what did he do if not be terrorist? There's no answer to it because he was a terrorist. If they could point to something, there is nothing. That's what he did. Joe's life has been uniquely touched by terrorism in a stroke of terrible luck. He also lost his cousin years later in nine eleven. But when it comes to Oscar, Joe says, he doesn't want to hold a grudge Catholic. I think he probably is too, I believe in forgiveness, I believe in redemption, but people only worthy of forgiveness. If they look for forgiveness, join his family, went to Oscars parole hearing in twenty eleven, and he said they were prepared to recommend to the parole board that they release Oscar. I mean, we sat in that little room in the prison in Tara. Waiting for him to say in a what, a young man wrong. It's terrible Eddie to all these people, but we didn't get that. Could it all end that day for him and for us, but it didn't because he wouldn't. He wouldn't on up to to what he did. How can we forgive that. To this day, nobody has ever been convicted for the Frances tavern. And as we mentioned before, Oscar has denied having anything to do with it, Rick, Hon the former FBI agent who pursued the f. says that regardless at seventy four years old husker no longer presents a danger to the United States today, but he doesn't think he deserves freedom, either mister Lopez and let me read. You have quote here I as an individual would never sit out to inflict pain and suffering on any person not identified as my enemy unquote, but who in the world defines who his enemies. The answer is he does and some fictional world news head where he is some romantic freedom fighter when in fact, he's just a modern terrorist. Oscar has a heavy conscience about the five people who died in bombings claimed by the FALN. He hasn't shown it seriously by head on that tour every night. Feel comfortable with myself and and I know that I ve ever I walk out of prison walk with my head high. He's insisted over the years that he doesn't have blood on his hands. We asked him what he thinks about the term that Joe Connor used about him, calling him a terrorist, and this is what he said. That I learned thirty into struggle was the power to define. Well, if I'm defining the terrorists, I looking at who is defined you. There isn't for me. I, I don't have my heart. I don't have to buy anything that deals with their. We asked some of the other former FALN members what they think about the people who died in their bombings. And for the most part, the answers we got were kind of vase of, although he insists he wasn't involved in any of the fatal bombings Carlos Alberto theaters had this to say, of course, I don't consider it a victory. If people are heard were killed. I don't consider something to celebrate, but we don't always control. Everything that occurs Carlos spent most of his adult life in prison for decisions. He made his young man, but like all the other former members we interviewed, he says he wouldn't take any of it back. My only regrets or one of my regrets is that we weren't successful. But Puerto Rico will be independent country. That is my dream, and it will be my dream until I die. If it isn't in the pendant country by then, but it will be somebody else's dream..
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"All the defendants ended up with long sentences. Oscar got fifty five years. Others were handed seventy or ninety. And the reason the government was able to convict Oscar at all was because of a guy named FREDDY Mendez Freddie was a new f- AL and recruit. He was arrested with the larger group and facing a near life sentence. He decided to testify against Oscar in hopes of getting his sentence. Reduced Freddie said that Oscar was a leader of the FALN that he directed various operations and taught him how to make bombs after his testimony. Freddie was put in the witness protection program for his safety where his believed to still be today living under a different name. After the trials, the FALN began to dissolve there were a few more bombings between nineteen Eighty-one eighty three, and there were a few more arrests. But essentially it was over seven years after the first bombs, the FALN's offensive against the United States. Government had been put down. In nineteen eighty eight after spending seven years in prison, Oscar was accused of trying to escape and is punishment. His sentence was extended to seventy years. He was also then transferred to a higher security facility where he was alone in his cell on lockdown for twenty three hours a day for twelve years. In the years of followed a movement emerged in the Puerto Rican community asking for a presidential pardon for the f. AL and members in prison. The movement argued that they were not terrorists, but in fact, political prisoners, here's their lawyer. Jan SaaS ler. They were sentenced not because of what they did, but because of who they were politically seditious conspiracy is really thought crime. It's agreeing to be part of challenging the United States government. But opponents say that the thought crime argument is misleading. They point out that the conspiracy conviction with connected to Twenty-eight actual bombings in the Chicago area, nevertheless, the push for their freedom, it worked. But first President Clinton issued his clemency order. Nineteen ninety nine President Bill Clinton offered to commute the sentences of fourteen of the prisoners, here's one of the prisoners on meet the press shortly after his release of what was going on, you call yourself a freedom fighter. Will you continue to use any means necessary to bring about and your mind the decolonization of Puerto Rico? I definitely will not be using any violence whatsoever. Commutations are offered to all, but two Oscar was also offered a commutation, but he refused one of the reasons he gave is that he wouldn't leave unless all of his comrades were freed. I never left anyone behind. I don't care what was get Phnom, whatever it was I did this. She never and tool by defendants were left out, and I, I not these last two were eventually released in two thousand nine and twenty ten Oscar remained in prison, but his supporters never gave up. In twenty sixteen activists started ramping up there camping in earnest to ask President Obama to release Oscar. They put together a heavyweight roster of supporters, Bernie Sanders, Archbishop, Desmond Tutu stars, like Ricky Martin and Ruben blades. Last year, we visited Chicago to get a sense of why people are so passionate about his case. While we were there. I stopped by an event supporting Oscar held at a community center. There. I met lots of Oscar fans like hallmark. It's basically every country has a freedom fighter Oscar. He says this Puerto Rico's freedom fighter Justice, South Africa had Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela is a really good way of looking at it because he was part of armed struggle, and obviously is hard for people to identify the movement of the liberation of Puerto Rico in the same level as apartheid, for example. But the reality is that it is a form of colonialism and he was rebelling against that. But as you might expect, there are many who don't see Oscar Lopez Rivera as any kind of hero. I would love to s people who support is release, say, if not a terrorist, what does Oscar Lopez done to help the Puerto Rican people? Joe Connor was just nine years old. When his dad a Thirty-three-year-old banker.
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"Asthma. Hey, Scott, another crazy week. We've got North Korea. Yep, we've got Russia midterms, and of course President Trump and what happens whenever there is crazy news at our ups, we pop into the studio and break it down to make sense. So if you see a headline we've discussed it, it's the NPR politics podcast. Deadened thinking. Welcome back to let the USA I might yet in Horsa and I'm Marlin Bishop. When we left off, eleven FALN members had just been arrested soon after Oscar Lopez. Rivera was also arrested. There were two federal trials, one for us ker one for everyone else, but in both the f. b. i. had the same problem trying to relate specific bombings to specific individuals was virtually impossible that's former FBI agent, Rick Hahn. Somebody goes and builds a bomb and puts it down in less. They've been careless in left a fingerprint or these days DNA. And of course we didn't have DNA in those days, linking it to a specific individuals of very difficult thing. The FBI were only able to link one of the f. ale in prisoners, Marie. I thought to a specific bomb for all the others, including Oscar. There was no hard evidence proving they ever touched a bomb. So they tried them for something called seditious conspiracy, the it is to the temp to overthrow by force the power of the United States government. It's a rare charge reserved for violence committed in the name of politics or ideology. According to legal scholars for much of the twentieth century, it was mostly used against Puerto Rican nationalists. Seditious conspiracy carries much harsher penalties than regular conspiracy twenty years per count. Instead of five specifically, they were accused of conspiracy to commit twenty eight bombings in the Chicago area and in their defense, the accused FALN members did well nothing. They didn't challenge any of the charges and it was all part of a strategy. Their idea was to use the trial to send a message to the world. They said, look, Puerto Rico as a colony of the United States. And according to the United Nations, colonialism is a violation of human rights. Therefore, their interpretation went, they had the legal right to fight against it including by force and people who are fighting. Colonialism are not to be criminalized by the colonizers Jan saw slur is the lawyer. For Oscar and the other FALN defendants. When they went to trial, these young men and women, they said, look, we've studied international law. We know Puerto Rico colony, and we know that international law prohibits the United States from trying us as criminals, and therefore we can't participate because this trial is illegal. They demanded to be seen by an international tribunal, but they were denied. We were never in the courtroom. The jurors never saw us. Never, never. Never got human is one of the accused f- AL and members. We heard him before talking about his arrest. They found guilty when they sentenced me number judge McMillan, saying Mr. humanity, if I could, I would give the death penalty with out hesitation, but I'm gonna make sure you never never never come out of prison. The judge banged the gavel ninety consecutive years consecutive to your state term, boom, get him outta here. Get him outta here. And they threw me out of the out of the courtroom. I told him you can give me a hundred two hundred five hundred years, but you're never gonna stop the for Puerto Rican independence and the fact that a colony of the United States..
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"While Oscar and the others lived underground. A massive FBI manhunt to find them was underway. Oscar's brother Jose says that their families were having their houses raided by the FBI. What felt like a daily basis? One day I have two daughters were very, very young. They landed helicopter on top of my house, so we're trying to figure out where God was at and we became the natural target that we were hiding him Oscar and the others who were underground evaded arrest for years without getting caught. Meanwhile, during those same years, dozens of FALN bombs continue to go on in New York and Chicago, including several that caused injuries. In one the bombing of the Mobil Oil building in New York. A man was killed before police could evacuate the building fast forward to the spring of nineteen eighty Evanston, Illinois, six years after the first bombs, one of the things the f. l. and did in order to fund their activities was robbed banks armored. Cars and during one such operation, things went very wrong. According to the later court testimony, FALN members had parked van on a suburban side street. There were waiting for an armored truck. They plan to rob and we're standing outside smoking. A woman was spying on them through a window thought they look suspicious and called the police. When the police arrived, they found weapons and ended up arresting everyone in the van. The is talking today about the arrest of eleven suspected members of the Puerto Rican separatist group f- AL in so far. No one in the group is talking, but the f. b. i. says it has dented five of them through fingerprints. They arrest happened last item, the Chicago suburb almost by accident. The question is, what on earth were they doing in the do respectable suburb of Evanston, Illinois, treeline, genteel home of the women's Christian temperance union, no less and not exactly the kind of place that alleged terrorist one with a dangling false moustache could in mid afternoon job back and forth around van. Man without being noticed things strange about what they were, what what, what they were doing this for. It wasn't natural and nobody cooperates no names. No, nothing they gotta human is was one of the eleven people arrested that day. He was twenty three years old. At the time, the FALN had a plan for what to do if they were arrested, they would not cooperate whatsoever. Big quote and identify us at all in credit. Don't have the technology today. So then they called the FBI when the FBI arrived. The ID Carlos Alberto Dory's Marie, either Lopez and Lucy Rodriguez three of the four who went underground in nineteen seventy six. Oscar wasn't with them that day. But year later police pulled over a car in Chicago suburb the driver was using an Oregon driver's license with the name Jose, Ortiz. The police found a gun in the car and took the man into the police station. For further questioning, they ran his prints and to their surprise, discovered that they had just arrested us. Ker Lopez, Rivera, one of the most wanted men in the nation..
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"Almost two years after their first balls. The FBI still had no idea who the FA AL and were and then in the fall of nineteen seventy six, they got a big lead. Here's Brian burrow. The FBI's break in the case came when a drug addict broke into someone's apartment in Chicago and looking for money or drugs. He instead found a dynamite cord and some dynamite which he then stole and attention to sell. And when the Chicago police found it and then raided the apartment, they found a lot of FALN memorabilia and communiques clearly linking the dynamite to the rue. The FBI were able to link the apartment to two people Federal's. I've met the terrorists who we heard from before talking about armed propaganda and Oscar low busy Carlos ended up being put on the FBI's ten most wanted list that very day author and Carlos. As well as Carlos his wife that daughters and Oscar's girlfriend Lucy Rodriguez took another step and went underground. And what going underground means really is that you try to avoid being arrested by living under false identities. Here's Carlos. I'm on the ten. Most one of course, I'm not going to go look for an apartment. I'm going to say, I'm one hour, whatever it there is an aspect of it, and I've talked about it before where you always live in ally. You know, you're always everything that's rounds that you project is alive because you are trying to avoid capture is something that you are willing to put up with because you see it as a necessary sacrifice in order to continue the struggle. If you wanted to develop a false identity in those days, what you did was go to a cemetery and look for the names of infants who died around the time that you were born because those names wouldn't have any ID in use, then you'd go and apply for birth certificate. Using that dead infants name. And once you had that birth certificate, you could build up all kinds of other identification from their passports, driver's licenses and so on. But even with a false name, the FBI would be looking for Carlos. So he says he would do a kind of mental exercise where he tried to put himself in the FBI shoes, and I knew. They were going to be looking for a Puerto Rican and how were they see a Puerto Rican? And then how do I look different than that that was just, you know, may think an I could have been totally delusional in that, but I think it worked..
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"The fronts tavern balmy would be the deadliest attack in the FALN's history of the over seventy bombs. They would eventually claim responsibility for only one other would result in the death, but the vast majority would cause no injuries. Oscar Lopez. Rivera has denied having any role in fronts tavern or any knowledge about it beforehand. So we're you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. They said that I that I was I was I was the bump builder. You don't if they have, if they had evidence to charge with with anything, they would have done that to this day. It remains unsolved who exactly set or build that bomb. In fact that there's never been any hard evidence proving Oscar built or said Kenny specific bombs at all, but we'll get into legal case later anyway, after France's tavern catching the f. AL and became a top priority for the FBI. It was truly the first truly clandestine terror organization that we can fronted. And we had no clue as to how to approach this rake. Hahn was one of the FBI agents assigned to the case in New York. They were very sophisticated and we didn't realize it. And I think that's part of the problem that we had in identifying FAA members. Rick says they would use espionage techniques like so-called dry cleaning in which they would take circuitous routes when travelling to figure out if they were. Being tailed, or they might change appearances while travelling to a meeting, they would engage in the use of dead drops, which is to say, you place a note somewhere outside where it's acceptable, but you don't actually meet with the person that's going to pick up that note, false hair items, reversible clothing and professional makeup kits, that sort of thing as the FBI scrambled. The bombs continue to go off..
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"Three people were killed in New York City today and more than thirty injured when a bomb went off and they crowded financial district in the middle of the lunch hour. The next major bombing by the FALN happened a few months after the first one in January of nineteen seventy five. The bomb went off in Francaise tavern, a landmark restaurant in New York's financial district. In the end, four people were killed and about sixty injured. Here's Brian burrow. The journalists we heard from earlier the attack on FRANZ tavern made clear that this was no accident. This was a bomb sad in kind of a symbolic area Wall Street in a restaurant that was populated by white Wall Street men. It was an attack on capitalism, and it was intended to kill, and it did. The entire neighborhood shook at around. But I didn't get hurt. That's all. Fortunate. And how. And just like the last time a communique was found taped to a phone booth communicate number three, January twenty. Fourth nineteen, seventy five. We FALN take full responsibility for the bomb that exploded today at Francis tavern with reactionary corporate executives. Inside we warn the North American government that to terrorise and kill our people would mean retaliation by, yes, this was not an empty warning. The communicate also said that the bombing was in retaliation for a different bomb at went off in Puerto Rico, several weeks earlier and killed two independence activists, the communicate claim that the ordered that bomb, though this has never been proven..
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"How the FA Len came to be remains a mystery. There's a few theories that some of the FBI thought they were formed or maybe trained are supported by Cuban intelligence, but that's Spar from being proven. The FALN are believed to have had two main sells one in New York and one in Chicago, the FBI believes Oscar was one of their leaders, although he's never admitted to that, Oscar wouldn't talk to us about any of his activities with the FALN. In fact, nobody in the group has ever discussed operations at all. With one exception we'll talk about in a bit, but some former members we talked to were willing to talk generally about the choice to take up arms, righteous indignation guests to you, and sometimes drives you in a direction. Carlos Alberto. Torres is one of those members. He was a close friend of Oscars from Chicago and served thirty years in prison. Also for seditious conspiracy, I spoke with Carlos in Oscar's old neighborhood of humbled park where he still lives today. I'm struggle or the peaceful road is. Something that Gandhi grappled with an India, the founding fathers of the United States grapple with that idea and they decided to take up arms. When you think about, you know, the the bombing campaigns of skyscrapers and public buildings. What was kind of the idea strategically of what could be achieved? Let me just start by saying that opened up a newspaper today point at the article about Puerto Rico. Exactly. There's none and that's no different forty years ago. Probably even less what you describe is we described it as armed propaganda. It was a way of bringing the focus and attention to the issue of Puerto Rican, the United States. You re scared. I mean, scared. You'd be insane that scared. Of course, we are scared. I was my God. We knew the possibilities were while low, where are they going to win? Where are they going to be killed? Or we're going to end up in jail, and those are the options. Oscar's brother Jose Lopez wasn't a member of the FALN, but he tried to explain to us this idea of armed propaganda that Carlos mentioned and why the f. l. and members felt it was so necessary. You know, people on the US supreme court in nineteen twenty doing bellsa versus the people portrayal stated, Puerto Rico belongs to, but it's not a part of the United States. So when you have someone telling you you're a piece of property and then to the world ho, what a beautiful little island the here does. The joke is of democracy. How do you get your message across? And I think sometimes people go to desperate ways maybe unexcusable ways to call attention to their situation..
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"This is important because several of the people that we spoke to for this episode including Oscar told us that learning Puerto Rican history is what would eventually lead them to take up arms against the United States when they were school kids back in Puerto Rico, they said they didn't really learn Puerto Rican history. They'd only heard the narrative in which Puerto Rico was this happy, democratic Commonwealth. Shoreline. This is from a short documentary film by the US government in nineteen fifty five. And it gives you a sense of what the official story I'm Puerto Rico was like back then ordinary golden come a long way in a relatively short time, and it's people are proud of their limited to achieve. And Martin, I think festival economic pattern and way of life. They began to learn however, that there's another side to Puerto Rican history, they learned about the gag law of nineteen forty eight that made it illegal to fly a Puerto Rican flag or to talk about independence on the island. They also learned about the Ponce massacre when police killed nineteen civilians at a peaceful pro independence March, and the also learned about the independence activists to attack congress in nineteen fifty four. To a medicos house of representatives in Washington, following an attack by three Puerto Ricans including Rafael, Miranda who fired on the senators in the chamber feno gunman Andres Kandara and the woman member of the trio no leader LeBron's hustled away. Have to beat it Oscar for him. They weren't fanatics. They were Puerto Rican, patriots. He remembers this moment the moment when everything came into focus for him, it was when he heard a recording of one of the people who attack congress, your lethal on, she was expanded. She said, we did not come to to the congress with United States to kill. Anyone re came to give a nice to before there was very, very, very, very touchy to hear this woman and her voice had this. This rhythm is is almost like when you when in to an automatic weapons we are about to and. In all of us, Alaska, Puerto Rico, seniors, Saudi of ice, they. This woman willing to give her knife for Puerto Rico, then right? Should I be able to say, if not worse while five foot independence for Rico. Loss. Coming up what Oscar low busy that decides to do. So were you ever responsible for building or setting off a bomb. Stay with us? Not my yes..
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"When Oscar was eighteen. He got drafted to go to Vietnam there. He won the bronze star for bravery. And Oscar says he would go on these missions in the countryside and encounter Vietnamese people. I won't put her farm, so I really lifted lifestyle and how terrible wash or we're doing too on. So Oscar began to question. What am I doing here. What is this join. Find any on Vietnam. At the same time, Oscar was in Vietnam back in humble park in Chicago, something big it happened. Here's his brother Jose. Once again, nineteen sixty six under street. The community would experience the largest boldest. I think Puerto Rican rebellion, India, nited states. Most people don't talk about night sixty six. That would be a whole breakout of violence and seeing tire street's called the division street riots. The riots started after the very first Puerto Rican parade in Chicago people were drinking and having fun and all of a sudden there was some kind of altercation. The police came in with their guns drawn and a young man was shot in the leg people immediately. They're very angry. People begin to turn the police cars upside down. The police were beating the people. It turned into a nightmare and enlisted almost three days Oscar heard about the riots while he was in Vietnam and it deeply affected him. His brother remembers all skirt telling him this while I'm killing Vietnamese here. Police end, the national guard are pecking my people in Chicago, and that really was like the moment that he begins to really change Oscar return to Chicago about six months after the riots I was the first one to open the door when he came in, he gave me his metal and his uniform as I never want to see this again. The year was nineteen sixty seven. Very crucial here. For example, it is a year from Martha Lustig denounced the why. Have been thought down on the battlefield Vietnam, and he chose from year that's Mohammed Ali. You be dry. I will not go ten thousand miles from here to help Murdo. Those are very strong by word, wolf it at the city. Chicago. Revolt was in the air and Oscar wanted to be part of it. He got a job working as a community organizer. He was setting up protests and sit ins about the war and also around issues like housing and education, and he was good at it. He was just a kind of guy. He was just all over the place. You know he was leading these totals so exciting. Felix Rosa. Remember Oscar as being kind of neighborhood hero. He had the long hair, you know, with the most is the he had the green army jacket and he looks you straight in the ice. He pierces you, you know, he listens. That's the main thing he listens Felix was a member of the Latin dragons, a local Chicago Latino gang. And he found himself drawn to the protests that Oscar was organizing. Oscar would include the dragons by having them work security at their protests respect to those. We never got that from anybody, you know. And that was quite telling for me all about his character. You know, as Oscars activism deepened a new. Found sense of pride in being Puerto Rican began to stir in him. His brother Jose explains it this way import Laurie go. We live at colonial situation, but everybody around you was Puerto Rican, your doctors, your policemen, everybody was Puerto Rican. Here you came and you didn't see anyone that in any way, reminded of who you were that we came to be poor Ricans because we were ostracize. We've we found during ground lot humanity. What little we knew about Puerto Rico, our porta Rican nece maintain our humanity and some quick background for those that don't know. Puerto Rico has been a territory of the United States since eighteen ninety eight. Puerto Ricans are US citizens, but can't vote in federal elections and they have no voting representation in congress. And congress ultimately has complete control of Puerto Rico's affairs, and that control was something that also was thinking about a lot. He had come to decide. Side that the country had fought for in Vietnam wasn't really his country at all. Puerto Rico was his country, and the US was his colonizer. He became involved in founding and alternative school in Chicago focused on Puerto Rican history. They met in the basement of a church with no money and just about a dozen or so students. And.