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Teen arrested for alleged carjacking of FBI agent – Q2 News


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A 17-year-old was arrested for the carjacking of an FBI agent in Washington, D.C.

The incident happened on Nov. 29, blocks away from Capitol Hill.

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the teenager and another individual approached the FBI agent as they were getting out of the vehicle. 

Police said the suspects, who were armed, got into the FBI agent’s vehicle and took off. The agent wasn’t injured. 

Police said the car was abandoned and recovered in a different part of the city later that day. 

The second suspect has not been caught. There is a $20,000 reward for anyone who can provide information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the suspect. 

The teen was charged as an adult with a felony count of armed carjacking. 

SEE MORE: 16-year-old arrested in Las Vegas for making terroristic threats

Authorities in Washington report that motor vehicle thefts have gone up by 93% this year compared to the same time last year. Police recommend that drivers always keep their doors locked and windows rolled up when driving in D.C.

Police have also urged drivers to try to drive in the center lane to make it harder for carjackers to approach their car.

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The majority of Americans distrust the #FBI due to the agency’s “appearance of partiality and bias” and the “demonstrably different manner” under which some investigations are conducted, according to a former employee. https://t.co/ky2wnAbRlp— NTD News (@NTDNews) December 6, 2023
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#FBI-FBI: THE INSTITUTIONAL CULTURE OF VIOLENCE: https://t.co/DfxtejlIcq Rampant Sexual Misconduct At FBI – Google SearchThe Justice Department reviewed 8,686 summaries in Javelin and found that from 2004 to December 23, 2020, “665 FBI employees, including 45 [Senior Executive… pic.twitter.com/u15cqKfEPA— Michael Novakhov (@mikenov) December 6, 2023…
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10.06.2022 Internal Memos: Rampant Sexual Misconduct At #FBI Brings Lighter Penalties For Senior Employees; Many Left Before Disciplinary Action At least 665 employees left FBI, avoiding penalties following sexual misconduct investigations from 2004-2020 https://t.co/awXalufmRf— Women and National Security – Debra V. Wilson (@WomenandNatSec) December…
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‘Sextortion’ is a rapidly escalating threat, FBI director says  Crow River Media
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Search inside imageThe congressional free-for-all over 702 is well underway – The Washington PostVisitThe congressional free-for-all over 702 is well underwayWelcome to The Cybersecurity 202! Back in the saddle. Thanks to Ellen and David for keeping the beat going while I was gone.Was this forwarded to you? Sign up here.Below: A key cyber nominee remains…
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Victor Manuel Rocha, the ex-ambassador and alleged Cuban spy, probably regrets how he spoke to an undercover FBI …  Slate
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Four Russians become first charged under US war crimes actposted at 16:32:24 UTC via thehill.comSkip to contentThe U.S. is bringing its first-ever charges of war crimes against four Russian military personnel for atrocities committed against an American citizen in Ukraine during Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country. Attorney General Merrick Garland…
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FBI director warns of all-time high number of threats, cites Israel-Hamas conflict  13newsnow.com WVEC
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Christopher Wray SHRINKS as @BasedMikeLee goes off on him for #FBI abuses! You have the audacity sir!And….You have a lot of gall sir……Concerning illegal searches of Americans on American soil….Ignoring the requirement for a warrant citing it would hinder them.… pic.twitter.com/d2FkqVOsDg— Joyreaper (@joyreaper) December 6, 2023
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‘Disgraceful’: Sen. Mike Lee blasts FBI monitoring of U.S. citizens without a warrant  Washington Examiner
FBI director warns of unprecedented terror threats since Oct. 7: ‘Lights blinking everywhere’  FOX 2 Detroit
Mike Lee grills Christopher Wray over FBI’s warrantless surveillance  Washington Times
FBI Chief Christopher Wray warns of terror threats to America, calls for renewal of spy program  WION
 
‘Working 24X7’: FBI chief Christopher Wray on how to disrupt potential attacks inspired by Hamas  Firstpost
 
FBI chief makes fresh pitch for spy program renewal and says it’d be ‘devastating’ if it lapsed  KTAR.com
 
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before Senate on oversight of bureau  MSN
 
FBI Director Christopher Wray has unsettling warning about terror threat in U.S., makes pitch for spy program renewal  KTRK-TV
 
FBI director spars with GOP senators about memo targeting Catholics  UCA News
 
Lindsey Graham ‘never been more worried’ about terrorist attack  NewsNation Now
 
Christopher Wray Testimony: Ted Cruz Blasts FBI Director Over Hunter Biden Probe, Says ‘You’re Hiding Behind…’  Times Now
 
FBI director has warning about terror threat in U.S., makes pitch for spy program renewal  WLS-TV
 
US: FBI Chief Urges Congress for Renewal of Foreign Surveillance Law About to Lapse  News18
 
FBI working ‘around the clock’ against potential terror attacks inspired by Hamas  9News
 
FBI Chief Christopher Wray Urges Congress To Renew Spy Program  Times Now
 
FBI chief makes fresh pitch for spy program renewal and says it’d be ‘devastating’ if it lapsed  ABC News
 
FBI director says anti-Catholic memo authors were ‘admonished,’ not removed  Washington Examiner
 
FBI chief makes fresh pitch for spy program renewal and says it’d be ‘devastating’ if it lapsed  MyNorthwest
 
FBI director defends agency’s credibility, independence amid accusations of wrongdoing  newschannel20.com
 
Christopher Wray Calmly Explains to Senator Why the FBI Did Not Comment on Hunter Biden’s Laptop Before the 2020 Election  Mediaite
 
FBI Chief Christopher Wray Urges Congress To Renew Spy Program  Times Now
 
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley blows up at FBI Director Christopher Wray over anti-Catholic memo  MSN
 
‘Blinking red lights everywhere’: FBI Director Wray warns of terror threats  Ocean City Today
 
WATCH LIVE: Christopher Wray testifies at Senate Judiciary hearing  MSN
 
FBI head cites a ‘potential conflict of interest’ in the selection process for a new headquarters  WSAZ
 
‘Just a Minute!’ FBI Director Wray Pushes Back As Hawley Tears Into Him With Allegations of Targeting Catholics  Mediaite
 
‘Blinking red lights everywhere’: FBI Director Wray warns of terror threats  Cleburne Times-Review
 
FBI director slams selection process for a new HQ in Maryland while lawmakers squabble  Nebraska Examiner
 
FBI’s Wray Fields Questions on Hunter Biden, China, Border  Daily Signal
 
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Attorney General Merrick Garland said the charges against the “Russia-affiliated military personnel” were the first to be brought under the U.S. war crimes statute.https://t.co/RifW0xlUiB— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) December 6, 2023
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Kyiv said it orchestrated the assassination of a pro-Kremlin Ukrainian politician on Wednesday, after the body of an ex-lawmaker who had defected to Russia was found outside Moscow.https://t.co/ScCyhNAYIe— The Moscow Times (@MoscowTimes) December 6, 2023
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Here’s some video which may make you vomit Putin treated like royalty in UAE https://t.co/Rkic96YnOP— KT “Special CIA Operation” (@KremlinTrolls) December 6, 2023
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Senator Ron Wyden warned that foreign governments could be using push notifications to spy on smartphone users. https://t.co/MvENuBTn7A pic.twitter.com/Wvx5JRzTZ1— The Hill (@thehill) December 6, 2023
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Former President Trump says he directed his second eldest son, Eric, not to testify again in the New York fraud trial threatening the family’s business empire. https://t.co/48yRkhPTAj pic.twitter.com/brWth3QxIG— The Hill (@thehill) December 6, 2023
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US diplomat’s arrest on suspicions of being an agent of Cuba rattles US intelligence community  MDJOnline.com

The United States has charged four Russian soldiers with torture and other war crimes in connection with the alleged abduction and interrogation of an American during the early stages of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in April 2022.
 
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Skip to content The U.S. is bringing its first-ever charges of war crimes against four Russian military personnel for atrocities committed against an American citizen in Ukraine during Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country.  Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the charges Wednesday, unsealing an indictment in the Eastern District…
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MOSCOW, Dec 6 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin was escorted to the Middle East by four Russian fighter jets on Wednesday for a rare trip abroad, during which he will discuss oil, Gaza and Ukraine with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Putin’s meeting with the prince known as MbS comes after oil prices fell despite a pledge by OPEC+,…
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Russian lawmakers are plotting the annexation of the Sea of Azov, a shallow body of water which is shared territory between Ukraine and Russia per a two-decade-old treaty.Lawmakers are set to approve a bill on the recognition of the Sea of Azov as an internal Russian body of water by the end of 2023, Mikhail Sheremet, a member of Russia’s State Duma…
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In 1984, a Russian émigré named David Bogatin went shopping for apartments in New York City. The 38-year-old had arrived in America seven years before, with just $3 in his pocket. But for a former pilot in the Soviet Army—his specialty had been shooting down Americans over North Vietnam—he had clearly done quite well for himself. Bogatin wasn’t hunting…
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is becoming an autocrat who is reshaping Ukraine into an authoritarian state no different than Russia, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has shockingly claimed. Klitschko, a former heavyweight boxing champion-turned-politician, took the unprecedented step of publicly attacking…
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Volodymyr Zelensky unexpectedly cancelled his address to the US Senate where he would have appealed for fresh aid for the war in Ukraine, majority leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday.Kyiv’s calls for multi-billion dollar military funding have been rejected by the Congress, leaving Ukraine out in the cold.The war-time president has been pleading with…
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Washington In response to the decision of Ukrainian authorities to deport Azerbaijani activist and blogger Elvin Isayev from the country, a week before the state visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Azerbaijan, Freedom House issued the following statement: “Isayev’s sudden deportation from Ukraine on unsubstantiated grounds reflects…
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Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday forecast revenue growth of 5% to 6% for the next year, as it banks on strong demand for cancer treatments Darzalex and Carvykti and resilient sales of blockbuster drug Stelara.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed dissatisfaction with the deteriorating relations between Russia and Western countries during a Kremlin ceremony where he accepted the credentials of new ambassadors. The strained ties, exacerbated by Russia’s offensive against Ukraine, were evident as Putin swore in diplomats from countries such as Britain…
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My generation was one of the first to come across gay people in TV series and books without having to look for them. We didn’t have to go to specialized bookstores or video stores. During my childhood I saw that television included homosexual characters as an emblem of modernity in the Spain of get-rich-quick culture and gay marriage. In less than 20 years, that representation has spread as wide as the market’s imagination. On streaming platforms there are gay Christmas romantic comedies, gay Nordic dramas, and movies based on gay novels in which gay English princes marry the bisexual son of the president of the United States. As you might expect, all of these stories that I watch and read avidly are deeply unsatisfying in their desire to shoehorn the gay into contemporary (Western, capitalist) life.

Is that what we wanted? The late LGBTQ+ activists Paco Vidarte and Shangay Lily would answer no. There are efforts to find an identity that escapes this assimilation, such as the recent book Maricas malas (Bad Gays) by Christo Casas. It looks for subjects who have escaped this representation and maintained their dissidence. The key is whether that dissidence is something that can be debated in moral terms or whether it sometimes becomes aesthetic posturing. That is to say, can you want to be a “good bad gay?” A city-dwelling gay white man with a university education, like myself, can hardly be a dissident. And dissidence sometimes becomes an image that the market takes advantage of. Casas’s criticism of the figure of the “good gay” seems logical and inevitable to me. They are the ones who fit into the representation and who fill the diversity gap with their replicas of heterosexual privileges. But there are already cultural products that recreate types of “LGBTQ+” profitably, and in which diversity inevitably becomes an advertising claim, no matter how elaborate the script is or how well the characters are drawn: see Pose or Euphoria.

Instead, I find the strategies in a series of works that put forward stylistic rather than thematic forms more agile to escape from what is assimilated. The work of Chilean writer Pedro Lemebel, for example, presents dissidence as an almost dialectical form of speech. The cult novel The wretched life of Juanita Narboni, by Ángel Vázquez, does something similar, from the Tangier of the first Franco regime, and using the voice of a bitter spinster. The possibilities are many, but they all have some aspects in common. In 2005, Contra Natura (Against Nature), by Álvaro Pombo, a cruel and acidic novel about homosexuality(ies), was published in Spain. His characters are characterized by fundamental inequality: age, beauty, education, and class separate them. Although the cycles of desire bring them together, it soon becomes clear that these inequalities shape their own gay experience. And this issue explodes any notion of community. Multiple digressions and complex syntax mimic that frustration in a convoluted dance of wills and lustful inevitabilities. The conclusion is effective: for Pombo, homosexuality is multiple, inevitable, and insufficient. It is marked by all of the above but never goes away.

Accordingly, the author announced on television his rejection of gay marriage legislation, in the midst of debate at the time. Although at that time it meant aligning himself with reactionary positions, the writer was motivated by a vision similar to what Christo Casas defends today. For Pombo, homosexuals could not enter the family circle since their status that goes “against nature” was not only a legal issue, but a fundamental axis of their own definition. Marriage would become a fiction, a state deception that sought to “cover up” the homosexual. Although Casas criticizes this same strategy — although he indicates that gay marriage should be a right as long as heterosexual marriage is a right — the alternative identity he proposes seems to settle on dissidence as a sufficient category. And I suspect, as I said, that even that dissidence will end up being integrated (tamed and sanitized) at some point, if it is not already being integrated.

Sixty years before Pombo, Jean Genet invented another style to avoid the moral definition of identity, of which perhaps the best example is the recently republished, uncensored, The Thief’s Journal. This hyperbolic autobiography defends an anti-bourgeois form that shuns easy reading. Even in the times when homosexuality was illegal, he was aware that form had to intervene in the relationship between race, sexuality, and class. Genet wrote against the grain of the novel as a genre, to blur and destroy any similarity with it. Its wild explicitness is actually a matter of style, not theme.

James Baldwin insisted on this in Giovanni’s Room, a work in which homosexuality is a relevant issue because it poses a risk to the social position of its protagonist. The examples multiply: Tea and Sympathy, Vincente Minnelli’s film in which not a single homosexual appears, is perhaps the most radical example that gayness does not need to be seen to constitute a form. And at the end December, director Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn will be released, a movie in which she seeks to treat seduction as a class issue. The form may be a way of working with “gay stuff” based on its contradictions, since it seems to have no salvation as an identity taking on the market.

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