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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:33 PM
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FBI Refuses to release documents in Anthrax case
FBI Refuses to release documents in Anthrax case

They're certain that Bruce Ivins is the right guy, and the only suspect involved in the 2001 anthrax attacks (at least more surer than they were the last time they had the right guy)but the FBI just can't bring themselves to release the documents pertaining to that investigation. Fancy that.


WASHINGTON The FBI is declining to release at least 15,000 pages of documents related to the now-deceased prime suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks despite lingering suspicions that the bureau has accused the wrong man.

In August, the FBI and Justice Department identified Bruce Ivins, a former microbiologist at the U.S. Armys biological weapons research center at Ft. Detrick, Md., as the only person involved in the attacks that killed five people.
But David Hardy, the section chief of the FBIs records management division, notified McClatchy Newspapers that his office couldnt immediately release the records because there were investigative leads still open and the FBI needed to withhold the documents to protect confidential sources, privacy, law enforcement techniques and a suspects right to a fair trial.

If it turns out that the FBI was wrong a second time during this investigation, this time driving the suspect to suicide, they'll no doubt be another - no doubt larger - lawsuit to settle. But, will the agency finally change their guilty-until-proven-innocent style tactics?

more at:
http://miaculpa.blogspot.com/2008/09/fbi-refuses-to-rel...
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LiberalHeart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 08:47 PM
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1. Protecting a suspect's right to a fair trial -- but Ivins acted alone? Weird.
I hope President Obama releases the info the same day he takes office.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:05 PM
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2. there must be plenty of exculpatory evidence that made a trial unlikely
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-30-08 09:08 PM
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3. kcik
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