Feds With Foreign Ties Get More Scrutiny — And They’re Not Pleased

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Hundreds of FBI employees are receiving additional scrutiny under an internal surveillance program for being born overseas or having relatives living abroad, The New York Times reports.

The program — designed to weed out foreign spies from America’s top domestic intelligence outfit — has upset dozens of federal agents within the agency, particularly among those with foreign language skills, as they claim it is a form of discrimination.

“This program was good for the new hires after 9/11, but for it to be used against current employees, some with 10 or 15 years of experience and have proved themselves, is unacceptable,” Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, an Egyptian-born FBI agent who was placed in the program in 2012 after 18 years of service, told The New York Times.

Abdel-Hafiz’s lawyer told The Times that agents like his client are placed in the program without a stated reason, have no way of knowing how to get removed from it and are seemingly only included due to the “whims of a supervisor who for whatever reason doesn’t think so highly of the agent.”

This placement subjects the employee to frequent polygraph tests and reviews of travel and electronic communication. It can also limit their advancement within the FBI. According to the NYT, many of those subject to this intense process are those employees with the skills desperately needed for counterterrorism, and the aggrieved agents feel that having those same skills is the reason for their scrutiny.

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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