Sharpton Confirms Involvement With FBI, Disputes Extent

By: Tuesday April 8, 2014 7:02 am

The Reverend Al Sharpton has now confirmed some of the claims in a story from The Smoking Gun which states that he was an FBI informant working against the Italian Mafia in New York. But Sharpton is not embracing the entire story, claiming parts are exaggerated and not true.

 

Al Sharpton Was Previously FBI Informant

By: Monday April 7, 2014 12:01 pm

According to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun, Reverend Al Sharpton was previously an FBI informant. A long time activist Sharpton apparently used his reputation and connections to find information on the criminal underworld for law enforcement. The information Sharpton provided served as the basis for various court orders to install surveillance equipment and executing search warrants of mafia owned and controlled locations.

FDL Movie Night: Gangland Wire

By: Monday January 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Gangland Wirebrings to light the Kansas Mob and their links to Chicago gangsters and Las Vegas casinos. Retired Kansas City detective Gary Jenkins, our guest tonight, was assigned to this investigation from 1978-1980.

When the Mafia Has Better Customer Service Than You Do, You’ve Got a Problem

By: Saturday October 5, 2013 9:00 am

If the banks ran their operations more like the Mafia, the world might be a nicer place. As it is, though, the banks seem to have no problem with their foreclosure subcontractors breaking into the wrong home, or making a little extra on the side while they’re there.

But imagine how the Mafia would handle a situation like this . . .

Barrett Brown, Glenn Greenwald, and the Mafia State

By: Tuesday August 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Many were shocked by the nastiness of the British government – with America’s approval – holding Glenn Greenwald’s partner under an anti-Terrorism law for nine hours during which time they interrogated him and stole his property.

FDL Movie Night: JFK and Zapruder–The Day that Changed America

By: Monday November 22, 2010 5:00 pm

Tonight, on the 47th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination of we’re doing something a little different–discussing the Zapruder film and other footage from that day, along with the event itself and how Kennedy’s assassination changed America.

I was two years old then, so all I recall was my dad having me watch the funeral on the teevee. But as I grew up, it was impossible to ignore the impact of that day in Dallas on our collective psyche as a nation. Questioning authority, distrust of government, conspiracy theories, the war in Viet Nam, civil rights, hippies, Nixon (and all he did both good–like EPA and OSHA–and bad). How would thing be different if Kennedy had not been shot? Hard to say.

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