In March 2014, Jonah Peretti, founder of HuffPo and BuzzFeed, spoke at the University of Florida and was paid $40,000 plus “first class expenses.” Thanks to public records law, we have a copy of the presentation, which compares growth of Judaism and Mormonism to demonstrate that “quality religions don’t just go viral on their own”
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, DHS reshuffled several of the law enforcement bodies put under its purview into one elite unit: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Not only do HSI agents have “the authority to investigate any federal crime,” but “HSI is the only law enforcement investigative agency that has border search authority, full access to [Bank Secrecy Act] reports, and exclusive access to trade data.”
The DEA’s training guides on parallel construction emphasize the risks and rewards of using sensitive intelligence information in domestic law enforcement, as well as the methods available to agents eager to obscure the source of their investigative leads.
The Boston jail that faced intense scrutiny after the accused "Craigslist Killer" committed suicide while in custody mixed in clip art and celebrity gossip in a slideshow used for suicide prevention training.