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The last section of Malcolm X’s 10,000 plus page FBI file concerns the Bureau’s electronic surveillance of the activist shortly before his death. For months, agents listened to X’s phone calls, photographed his comings and goings, and even considered bugging his Queens residence - only to hastily discontinue the operation for fear it would taint a potential conviction.
The “friendly” rivalry between America’s East and West Coasts extends from hip-hop feuds to pizza bagels, and recently unearthed memos regarding California champagne from the CIA’s declassified archive shows that even the Agency isn’t immune.
A memo from the CIA’s declassified archive shows the Agency’s strong interest - and subsequent disillusionment - in investing in a device that purportedly warded off sharks with electric shocks.
Shortly after a video started making the rounds of a Sheriff Peyton Grinnel from Florida’s Lake County swearing vengeance upon drug dealers while flanked by mask-clad deputies, Tony Webster filed a request for the unedited footage. That was released this week, and between a couple mic checks and the final cut, there’s a pretty amazing b-roll.
Last year, Seattle-based activist Phil Mocek requested text messages sent by mayor Ed Murray to his staff. Unsurprisingly, the mayor’s press team responded fairly quickly - albeit in a fairly surprisingly way.
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|Roger Ailes (FBI)||Awaiting Acknowledgement||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|NARA-Nixon Library Communications||Fix Required||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
|Welburn Mayock (NARA)||Awaiting Response||National Archives and Records Administration||United States of America|
|Welburn Mayock (FBI)||No Responsive Documents||Federal Bureau of Investigation||United States of America|
|Lists of civil lawsuits brought against Philadelphia PD||Awaiting Response||Philadelphia Law Department||Philadelphia, PA|