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The Black Guardian

Location: Paragon City, RI
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Subj: Re: How does the FBI work?
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 at 04:45:58 pm EST (Viewed 685 times)
Reply Subj: How does the FBI work?
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 05:54:42 pm EST (Viewed 654 times)

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    The FBI has declined to get involved saying they dont have jurisdiction, the FBI doesnt have jurisdiction and they are a FEDERAL agency??????Correct me if im wrong but didnt the FBI send investigators to Aruba to look for Natilie Holloway? OK all of this is fine and good, if the media doesnt feel that her disappearance is worthy of coverage thats fine. But remember this, I found out about this case by reading a black newspaper, so the next time should anyone feel the need to ask the question "Why do you all need black newspapers, are BET, or Ebony Magazine", or "why do you always talk about racial stuff" you'll have your answer, peace.

It's been that long since Michael Jackson? Sad.

How does the FBI work? Obviously it's easy to see their coverage of international cases, since no other agency would cover that. Even in national cases.

But for local cases, where there is no evidence of any crime being committed nor evidence of anything happening across multiple states, when do they intercede? Does a local agency have to request them? Can individuals make the request?

It certainly looks better when an official law enforcement organization makes the request, but private citizens can, as well. A request must be made to the US Attorney. The US Attorney then looks at the situation and determines the course of action. If something seems worthy of investigation, the US Attorney brings in the FBI.

In this specific case, the person could be living on the streets or even in the sewers. This sort of thing is not easy to investigate. You're dealing with witnesses (like other street urchins) who do not care, dislike law enforcement, dislike everybody else in the world, etc. You can literally and seriously investigate for years and years and not turn up a single clue.

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