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PBC News & Comment: Even As Frame-jobs and Entrapment Are Exposed, FBI Keeps Abusing Its Police-State Powers

From Fort Dix to Rochester to Shrimp Boy trial in San Francisco, FBI’s Gestapo tactics are revealed, and Americans yawn….--FBI spent $1 million to ensnare former Chinese gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, and lead agent permitted to testify under fake name; here's the view of conservative local columnist Debra J. Saunders

--“domestic terrorist” bust in Rochester New Year’s Eve involved 2 or 3 paid informants who framed mentally ill man

--while Chris Christie brags about winning convictions in case of Fort Dix 5, 3 brothers who were convicted are appealing, exposing government manufactured “crimes”; PBC interviewed their attorney, Steve Downs in 2014

--considering the clear pattern, the re-sentencing of the Hammonds in Oregon is problematic; their prosecutor has issued a statement with background

--RT reports new invasion of Libya by 6,000 “European and US soldiers” to repel IS-franchise attack on coastal refineries

--in fresh spin, Pentagon claims IS has lost 40% of its territory in Iraq, 20% in Syria, but Saudi-Iran squabble puts Iraq in a pickle

--PBS Frontline 2-hour documentary on Netanyahu is interesting, but fails to provide important context or expose the roles of US enablers

--Kim Jong Un wants some attention, claims to have detonated hydrogen bomb

--attention-seeker Donald Trump may be banned from Britain over his anti-Muslim comments

--Turkey’s Fethullah Gulen, exiled in Pennsylvania, begins trial in absentia in Turkey for plotting to overthrow his former buddy, Erdogan

--in Cologne, as many as 1,000 men described as “Arab or North African” are accused of assaulting women on New Year’s Eve

--UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic are again accused of sexual assault

--in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie pander to voters with personal stories about drug addiction, but won’t end the War on Some Drugs

--in Ontario, college professor is suspended from class where students signed waiver to permit cussing