Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meet Boston's New FBI Chief

"New local FBI chief vows collaborative approach" by Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff  February 08, 2016

The new head of the FBI in Boston vowed to take a collaborative approach to law enforcement, partnering with local authorities and other federal agencies to combat drug activity, gun crimes, and terrorism — what he considers his agency’s top priority.

“There’s virtually nothing we can do in the FBI that’s not done in a task-force concept,” Harold H. Shaw said in an interview with the Globe. “The critical element is partnerships.”

Here is one for you:


"DHS also wants communities to report suspicious people to the police.

The frontline of the fight against self-radicalized terror threats is not just tactical, Johnson said, noting that it also involves building law-enforcement relationships in communities, especially among Muslims.

“Well-informed families and communities are the best defense against terrorist ideologies,” Johnson said.

To that end, DHS has created an Office of Community Partnerships which encourages communities nationwide to spy for them!

“In this new Office, we will consolidate and reassign key personnel who are dedicated to countering violent extremism, but who are presently working in various different components of this Department. Longer term, we intend to call upon DHS personnel in field offices across the country to take part in our efforts at building community partnerships, under the coordination of this Office. The Office will coordinate its efforts with other departments and agencies in the federal government, and with similar efforts at the state and local government level.” 

DHS wants to spread their brand of fear (job security) to youth forums, town hall meetings, etc., by using DHS run “Community Engagement Roundtables.”

DHS’s ‘Community Engagement Roundtables’ are law enforcement’s propaganda machine."

With each passing day, law enforcement is becoming more and more like the Gestapo and the NKVD....

-- Massprivatei (w/ht)


Shaw, who arrived in the Boston division in October, cited his experience as a counter-terrorism agent in New York, where a joint terrorism task force was formed 30 years ago.

“The tricks of the trade I learned were from the task-force partners who were doing it a lot longer than I was,” he said.

He replaces Vincent Lisi, who retired at the end of August to take a job in the private sector.

Ah, the revolving door of $ecurity (what unnamed firm?).

As special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, Shaw oversees the bureau’s Northeast region, which includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

Shaw, 49, grew up in Weymouth and Hingham. The father of four is a graduate of Norwich University and served in the Army for more than nine years.

He joined the FBI in 1999, assigned to the New York Division. As a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, he investigated the bombing of the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, in 2000, and he was a case agent in the investigation of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Oh, so he has his hands deep into the cover-ups and their secrets

Certain things are off limits to US intelligence.

He has also worked in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center – one of the FBI’s first liaisons to that agency in the post 9/11 era – and later served as special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division in New York, where he managed the division’s international investigations. In that position, he led efforts to disrupt the plot to bomb the New York Federal Reserve and also worked to help identify and locate subjects tied to the attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Look at this! He's also CIA!

Most recently, Shaw has served as the special agent in charge of the Counterintelligence Division in New York, where he was responsible for counterintelligence, counterproliferation, and counterespionage programs.

That means setting up all those pathetic patsies!

Shaw said that the FBI has developed a national strategy to be not only an investigatory agency but also an intelligence agency, and he will take that approach in the Northeast region as well.

He said terrorism remains a priority, pointing out that the Boston Marathon bombings show it remains a real and evolving threat.

“The places that have been attacked have taken it seriously. It has happened before, it can happen again,” he said. 

And if it does then you and the rest will have failed and thus the measures you are proposing will have been discredited. 

No more crisis drill false flags, 'kay?

Shaw said he hopes to build relationships with State Police Colonel Richard McKeon and Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans “We’re all in this together,’’ he said. “The harsh reality is, in today’s day and age, if something were to happen, we’ll win as a team or lose as a team.’’

Shaw said as well that he will take that task-force approach to other law enforcement concerns, such as economic espionage and cybersecurity – two other national concerns.

Locally, Shaw has heard from municipal police chiefs that drugs and gangs are both concerns, and “so it’s my concern” he said. He cited the regional opioid crisis and said law enforcement officials will target gangs and organized crime groups, rather than low-level dealers.

Maybe it would help if the CIA quit smuggling the stuff, huh?

Also, he said, law enforcement will investigate health care fraud that leads to a proliferation of prescription painkillers in city streets.

“Where is this stuff coming from? How can we make the biggest impact,” he said.

Shaw acknowledged one FBI investigation that remains critical to Boston alone: solving the notorious heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

“We will continue to solicit every lead and attack every lead that we get,” he said. “We understand its significance to the Greater Boston community.”

Like I give a damn.