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Last week, Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed live-streamed a video titled "Tariq Nasheed: Abolish The FBI?"

Days later, the FBI showed up at Tariq's door asking "random questions."

Apparently that wasn't the FBI's first visit to Tariq's home in recent days.

The midterm elections are coming up in November - and Tariq is talking too much about the wrong subjects.

In this new post-COVID America, activists like Tariq can be silenced or disappeared.

Joe Biden signed a new bill into law giving federal agencies the money and manpower to silence people like Tariq who talk too much.

The thought police showed up at Tariq's door to make sure he understands that his way of thinking is not approved by the government. Especially this close to midterms.

They are in control, and they plan to stay in control by any means necessary.

If they can raid a former US president's private residence, Tariq doesn't stand a chance.

As the late, great Whitney Houston once said: "Watch what you say!"
 

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A Lollapalooza security guard was arrested for making a false mass shooting threat so she could leave work early.

Janya Williams, 18, was scheduled to work during the four-day Lollapalooza music festival at Grant Park in Chicago last weekend.

According to the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Williams sent her supervisor a TextNow message on Friday afternoon that said, "Mass shooting at 4pm location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets."

The supervisor contacted the Chicago police, who notified the FBI.

Williams then told the supervisor that her sister saw a similar message on Facebook. The supervisor asked Williams to send a screenshot of the Facebook threat.

Williams allegedly created a fake Facebook account under the name "Ben Scott" then posted a message that read, "Massive shooting at Lollapalooza Grant Park 6:00 p.m." She took a screenshot of the fake post and sent it to her supervisor, who forwarded it to the FBI, prosecutors said.

The FBI traced the original TextNow message back to Williams' IP address and iCloud, prosecutors said.

Under interrogation, Williams admitted making the false threats "because she wanted to leave work early," prosecutors said.

Williams was arrested and charged with making a false terrorism threat, a felony. She is being held in the Cook County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Zampino is accused of selling fake bags online.

According to MTO News, a group of angry customers contacted the FBI to report Zampino for allegedly selling bootleg designer bags at designer prices.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills "friend" reportedly sells the high end bags on her online boutique called Sheree Elizabeth Boutique.

"I take great pleasure in buying & selecting each item offered at Sheree Elizabeth Boutique," she writes on her website. "My mission is to provide each customer access to a variety of coveted styles, designs, and trends in order to create a unique shopping experience that you won't find anywhere else!"

But Zampino's clients complained that she sold them cheap Chinese knock off handbags which look similar to the authentic bags but with noticeable differences.

It's illegal and a federal offense to knowingly sell bootleg designer handbags. The offense is punishable by prison time and a stiff fine.

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Zampino, 54, is actor Will Smith's first wife. They were married from 1992 to 1995 and they share a son named Trey Smith, 29.

She also has a daughter by her second husband, Terrell Fletcher. Zampino and Fletcher separated in 2014 after 7 years of marriage.

Zampino responded to the allegations in a video on her Instagram page.
 

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The FBI is investigation a tip about 25 forged Jean Michel Basquiat paintings on display at an Orlando art museum.

The FBI's Art Crime Team is investigating the authenticity of the paintings on display at the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida.

According to the Daily Beast, the art owners and museum's director insist the paintings are authentic.

The three owners cited statements from "art experts" commissioned by the owners, all of whom have criminal records, according to The Times.

The three owners claim the Basquiat canvases painted on cardboard were sold to them by a late screenwriter, who placed the paintings in storage. When the storage unit was seized in 2012, the contents were purchased by the owners who reportedly celebrated their good fortune over lunch.

They said the original owner gave them a typed poem commemorating the initial purchase of the artworks from Basquiat.

If authentic, the artwork would be worth $100 million.

However, The New York Times questioned whether the paintings were real or fake. A former FedEx designer told The Times that the typeface on one canvas was not designed until 1994, six years after Basquiat's death.

Additionally, friends of the original owner say he never typed or displayed any interest in contemporary art.

The sale of knowingly forged artwork is a federal crime punishable by a prison term and a stiff fine.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations is looking into whether one company falsified millions of COVID tests around the country.

The FBI on Saturday raided the corporate headquarters of a nationwide chain of COVID testing sites known as the Center for COVID Control.

The company, which is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, received $124 million from the federal government in insurance reimbursements.

"The FBI was conducting court-authorized law enforcement activity in Rolling Meadows yesterday," FBI spokesperson Siobhan Johnson told USA TODAY. Johnson works out of the FBI field office in Chicago.

She didn't say what they were searching for, but rumors are rampant on social media that millions of COVID test results were falsified at sites around the country.

Annie Thompson, a spokesperson for the Illinois Attorney General's Office, said the attorney general "is absolutely committed to protecting residents from those who attempt to profit off of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic."

Testing sites in the Bay Area and Miami were shut down After multiple news outlets reported questionable test results.

Hundreds of people complained about conflicting test results at the same testing site on the same day in the Bay Area.

At its peak, the company collected more than 80,000 tests per day, according to Yahoo! News.

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Meanwhile, Akbar Syed and his wife, Aleya Siyaj, the couple who own the company, flaunted their newfound wealth on social media.

Yahoo News profiled Akbar and Aleya in an article titled "How a wedding photographer and a donut shop owner got millions in a COVID testing operation now under investigation."

On their now deleted social media pages, Syed, 35, and Aleya, 29, shared photos of two Lamborghinis, a Ferrari Enzo and their lavish $1.36 million mansion in Saint Charles, Il.

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The couple's mansion is seen in this screen capture from a YouTube video.

"Countach added to my collection," Syed wrote in the caption of photo showing a Lamborgini being offloaded from a truck.

"Oil money?" a user asked.

No, "COVID money," Syed responded.

The company claimed it uses Doctors Clinical Lab to run its tests. But Doctors Clinical Lab is registered at the same address as Center for COVID Control.

The feds are investigating whether the COVID testing lab even exists.
 
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A remark about civil rights activist Rosa Parks sparked a violent altercation on a Delta Airlines flight on December 3.

According to federal court records, Patricia Cornwall injured passengers and flight attendants during an altercation on flight 2790 from Tampa to Atlanta.
 
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Cornwall, 51, was making her way from the restroom back to her seat near the front of the plane when her path was blocked by a flight attendant's cart in the narrow aisle.

The flight attendant asked Cornwall to take an empty seat in the back until she was done serving passengers. Cornwall, who is white, replied, "What am I, Rosa Parks?"

An 80-year-old passenger sitting nearby took offense to Cornwall's remark and told her that she "isn't black... this isn't Alabama and this isn't a bus."

A viral video, shared on Twitter by ATL Uncensored, shows what happened next.

Cornwall became irate and snapped at the older gentleman who had pulled his face mask down to eat.

"Put your f****** mask on," she said.

"Sit down Karen. You're a God d***ed Karen, sit down," said the man, using a pejorative term for angry white women.

"Don't you dare talk to me like that... stand your a** up," said Cornwall, who then proceeded to slap and spit on the unidentified passenger.

Cornwall was restrained by other passengers until the plane landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport. The FBI took her into custody since she was in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 113(a)(4), assault on board a plane.

According to Heavy.com, Cornwall was released on $20,000 unsecured bond during a court hearing on Monday, Dec. 27.

She is banned from traveling on major airlines, except for her flight back home to California. She can also fly back to Georgia for future court appearances, as long as she takes her anxiety medications.

According to Heavy.com, Cornwall is a luxury realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty in California. She is a former Playboy model and former Raiders cheerleader. She also appeared in a 1990s episode of "Baywatch" under the name Patty Breton.

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White House advisor Anthony Fauci says a fourth booster shot will be necessary in the new year to combat the mild Omicron variant.

"It's conceivable that, sooner or later, that everybody will have been infected and/or vaccinated or boosted," Fauci told Axios.

"When you get to that point, unless you have a very bizarre variant come in that evades all protection — which would be unusual — then I think you could get to that point where you have this at a steady level."

Fauci also warned that airline CEOs should not consider ending the face mask policy. Major airlines are reconsidering their face mask policies amid ongoing mask-related violence aboard planes.

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Patricia Cornwall was arrested Thursday by the FBI after she slapped and spat on an 80-year-old passenger who pulled his mask down to eat.

Cornwall, who also pulled her mask down, was seen on cell phone video yelling at the man to "put on your f---king mask". Passengers restrained Cornwall in the back of the plane until the Delta flight from Tampa landed in Atlanta.

Cornwall, who is still in FBI custody, had an initial hearing on Monday at the Federal Courthouse in Atlanta.
 

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An irate woman was detained by Atlanta police and questioned by the FBI after she slapped an elderly passenger who pulled down his mask to drink water.

According to Atlanta police, an "unruly passenger" slapped another passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Tampa to Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport on Dec. 23.

Cell phone video uploaded by ATL Uncensored shows an enraged woman screaming at an elderly male passenger to put his mask on.

The man apparently pulled his mask down below his chin to eat or drink.

The female passenger, who also had her mask pulled down, appears to slap or punch the man after he called her "Karen" - a pejorative term for rude or obnoxious women.

Other passengers assisted the flight attendants when the woman refused to return to her seat.
 
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After the flight landed at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport, the woman was detained by Atlanta police. The FBI took over the investigation since the incident happened during a flight.

Major airlines have reported an increase of in-flight incidents following two years of non-stop fear mongering by the mainstream news media.

There have been thousands of mask-related incidents involving irate passengers punching flight attendants or other passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received 4,156 reports of mask-related incidents on board planes this year.

The Transportation Security Administration has a zero tolerance policy for passengers causing disturbances during flights.

The TSA recently announced stiff fines for passengers who act out during flights. Unruly passengers could also lose their pre-check privileges or be banned from airlines.

Some airline CEOs are reconsidering their face mask policies as the rise in violent incidents continue.
 

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Rapper Fetty Wap was denied bail during a virtual arraignment at a federal lockup in Central Islip, New York on Friday.

Wap was arrested Thursday, ahead of his performance at the Rolling Loud Music Festival New York. The "Trap Queen" rapper was taken into custody by FBI agents at the Citi Field stadium in Queens.

The New Jersey native was charged in a conspiracy to sell heroin, crack cocaine and fentanyl in California and the New York area.

He allegedly used private jets in his role as a trafficking "redistributor."

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The artist, born William Junior Maxwell II, was one of six men indicted by prosecutors in Brooklyn, the US justice department said in a statement on Friday.

Prosecutors claim Wap, along with five others, trafficked more than 100 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine from the west coast and sold the deadly drugs in New Jersey and Long Island, according to the New York Post.

One of his alleged associates, Anthony Cyntje, is a New Jersey corrections officer.

The 30-year-old father-of-7 was born with glaucoma in both eyes. Doctors were unable to save his left eye.

Wap faces life in prison if convicted.

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Fetty Wap is in FBI custody following his arrest on federal drugs charges on Thursday afternoon.

The "Trap Queen" rapper was arrested by FBI agents on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Citi Field stadium in Queens, New York, a senior law enforcement source told the New York Post's Page Six.

The stadium is where the Rolling Loud New York Festival was taking place.

The FBI typically doesn't waste time on street level drug deals or recreational marijuana use. Federal drug busts usually involve massive quantities of drugs or drug trafficking.

Wap, real name Willie Junior Maxwell II, is expected to appear in federal court later on Friday, although no further details of his arrest were immediately available about the arrest.

The 30-year-old New Jersey native was arrested two years ago in Las Vegas for allegedly punching a car valet.

He was signed to 300 Entertainment in 2014. He is ranked No. 17 on Sandrarose.com's list of prolific breeders in hip-hop with 7 kids by 6 women.

His four-year-old daughter Lauren Maxwell died over the summer.

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The mother of slain Chicago rapper FBG Duck says the FBI has five suspects in custody for his murder.

The aspiring rapper was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while he shopped with friends in the famed Gold Coast area of downtown Chicago on August 4, 2020.

The 26-year-old rapper, who was born Carlton Weekly, was one of Chicago's rising drill rappers. He was a member of the rap collective Fly Boy Gang, abbreviated as FBG.

His mother LaSheena Weekly took to social media on Wednesday to announce the FBI had five suspects in custody.

She said in a video:

"They killed my motherf**king son. I'm gonna be the first to tell you, they got them motherf**kers. They killed my son."

Cell phone video captured Duck's final moments as he struggled to breathe after being shot multiple times.

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The rapper and his friends had just exited a store when a black Taurus and a silver Chrysler 300 pulled up. Four shooters got out of the two vehicles and opened fire on the group.

At least 50 shots were fired at the victims in broad daylight, police say. One other man was injured but survived.

Some say Duck's murder was in retaliation for dissing deceased Chicago gang members on his last song, titled "Dead B*tches," which dropped in 2020.

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Autopsy results by a private forensic pathologist sparked rampant rumors of organ harvesting.

Jelani Day, a graduate student from Illinois, was reported missing on August 24. On Sept. 4, his body was pulled from the Illinois River in Peru, not far from where his car was discovered parked in a wooded area.

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Local authorities and the FBI reached the same conclusion - Jelani took his own life by drowning.

According to Revolt.com, autopsy findings revealed the corpse was missing multiple organs including his brain, spleen, liver, and eyeballs.

His top and bottom teeth were allegedly removed, his jaw had been "sawed out", and his genitalia was "unidentifiable."

The report also stated that his remaining internal organs were "completely liquefied."

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As "organ harvesting" rumors spread on social media, Jelani's mother, Carmen Bolden Day clarified that two autopsies had been performed on Jelani. One autopsy was performed by the Peru medical examiner, followed by a second independent autopsy by a private pathologist.

The family sought an independent autopsy to confirm their suspicions that Jelani was murdered.

Bolden Day further clarified that her son's organs were removed during the first autopsy and that none of his organs were missing.

"No organs were missing," she said in a statement.

"I do not want to stray off from the facts. There were contradicting facts from the first preliminary autopsy compared to the second independent autopsy, but this is not a case of organ harvesting.

"However, my son did not put himself in a river. My son was murdered and my goal and purpose are to find out what happened and hold those responsible accountable."

 
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Thousands of fake Covid-19 vaccine cards are flooding the streets of America as more local and state governments announce vaccine mandates.

A Chicago-based pharmacist was arrested on Tuesday for selling more than 100 counterfeit vaccine cards on eBay.com.

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And federal agents seized more than 3,000 counterfeit vaccine cards that arrived at a Memphis port in a shipment from China.

Michael Neipert, Area Port Director of Memphis, said:

"If you do not wish to receive a vaccine, that is your decision. But don't order a counterfeit, waste my officer's time, break the law, and misrepresent yourself.

"When you order a fake vaxx card, you are using my officers time as they also seize fentanyl and methamphetamines."

The FBI has warned people that "buying, selling, or using a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card is a crime."

In an effort to crack down on counterfeit cards, local health officials in NY City are providing restaurants, retailers and gym owners with instructions on how to spot fake vaxx cards.

The action comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a ban on unvaccinated people in restaurants, stores and gyms.

People with at least one mRNA vaccine dose in their arms are not considered unvaccinated.

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Disturbing new details have emerged in the brutal stabbing death of a 40-year-old Atlanta woman.

Katherine "Katie" Janness was brutally stabbed and dismembered inside Piedmont Park while walking her dog Bowie Tuesday evening.

Police say Janness died from multiple stab wounds and parts of her body were missing from the "gruesome" crime scene.

According to a Channel 2 Action News reporter, a homophobic slur was scrawled on Janness' body.

Atlanta police have denied the reporter's claim that the information came from a confidential police source.

Still, the FBI is investigating the case as a possible federal hate crime against a member of the LGBT+ community.

Janness' family is "distraught" over the disturbing new details.

A GoFundMe page raised over $61,000 in donations for Janness' funeral.

Police are not ruling out a serial killer on the loose in Atlanta.

Janness was the second woman killed in Atlanta area parks in 24 hours.

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Tori Lang, 18, was shot to death inside Yellow River Park in Gwinnett County on Tuesday, July 27. Her body was found under a tree around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. There are no suspects in her murder.

A GofundMe set up by Lang's family has raised nearly $10,000 for funeral expenses.

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According to 11Alive News, 43-year-old Patrick Boland, an openly ghey man, was found stabbed to death in Piedmont Park around 1:30 a.m. on May 28, 2009. There were no arrests in his case.

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The FBI has joined the investigation into the fatal stabbing and dismemberment of a 40-year-old woman inside Atlanta's Piedmont Park early Wednesday.

Katherine Janness was walking her dog in the park Tuesday evening when she was brutally attacked.

Janness' lesbian partner pinged her phone and located her spouse's body inside the park.

Janness' body parts were found scattered about 100 yards inside the Charles Allen Drive entrance to the park near 10th Street in Midtown just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. Her dog Bowie was also stabbed to death.

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Bowie defended his owner during the vicious attack. FBI agents plan to use DNA from the dog's saliva to identify the killer.

Atlanta police have stepped up foot patrols inside the park since the "gruesome" murder.

Police are trying to determine if Janness' murder was random or targeted because the killer spent time with her body after she died.

Investigators aren't ruling out a serial killer. Janness is the second woman killed at an Atlanta area park in the past week.

Police are asking residents who live on 10th Street near the park to check their security videos.

Janness worked as a bartender for Campagnolo restaurant in Midtown Atlanta.

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Atlanta Crime Stoppers for information on the case.