JARRELL, Texas – FBI agents raided city offices, serving sealed search warrants regarding unspecified allegations that center in the Police Department.
There is no permanent police chief currently serving the department, according to City Manager Mel Yantis. The former chief resigned in October.
Mr. Yantis said he spent his time answering the questions of a forensic accountant who works for the FBI.
When quizzed about what the allegations are all about, the former police chief, who was not named in news reports, told news outlets that he “knows nothing.”
“They provided us with a copy of the warrant, which was a sealed warrant. Still, today, we don’t know exactly what they’re looking for and how it will affect the City. I wasn’t really concerned. In the last year, we’ve updated our records and moved city hall,” Mr. Yantis said.
From 149 groups in 2008, the number of Patriot organizations skyrocketed to 512 in 2009, shot up again in 2010 to 824, and then, last year, jumped to 1,274. That works out to a staggering 755% growth in the three years ending Dec. 31, 2011.
The New York Times and Guardian newspapers have called for clemency for Edward Snowden, saying that the espionage worker-turned-privacy advocate should be praised rather than punished for his disclosures.
The papers – both of which have played a role in publishing Snowden’s intelligence trove – suggested late Wednesday that the former National Security Agency contractor’s revelations about the United States’ world-spanning espionage program were of such public importance that they outweighed any possible wrongdoing
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