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Palmer Report: How Roger Stone’s murder threat impacts his plea deal against Donald Trump

By his own admission, Roger Stone has spent the past four decades going Full Thug in the political world, yet he’s always managed to survive it. There’s a reason why: he knows when and how to cut and run, and who to sell out. Now that a grand jury is on the verge of indicting him for serious crimes that may include espionage charges, it’s inevitable that Stone will do what he always does: he’ll cut a plea deal against Donald Trump in order to survive. However, there’s a new twist: Stone recently threatened to murder a witness.

In a sign of how badly things are slipping away from Roger Stone, it turns out that six weeks ago he privately threatened to kill his (former) friend Randy Credico if he testified against him in the Trump-Russia scandal. This comes on top of an earlier report from last month that Stone threatened to kidnap Credico’s dog. Stone made these threats via email, so there’s proof he said these things.

We’ll have to leave it to the grand jury to decide whether Stone’s “Prepare to die” threat counts as a criminal threat against Credico’s life. At the least, this means he’s looking at witness intimidation charges. Of course this will pale in comparison to whatever charges Stone is indicted on for conspiring with Russia to alter the outcome of the election: espionage, conspiracy against the United States, take your pick. But something like witness intimidation, or the perjury that Stone also appears to have committed, is far quicker and easier to prove. It’s the kind of cut-and-dry charge that prompts someone like Stone to realize he’s screwed and cut a deal. Even if he thinks he can beat espionage charges at trial, he’s not beating the simpler charges.

So if Roger Stone is capable of thinking logically and rationally, this new revelation will serve to greatly increase the odds that he cuts a plea deal. The question of course is whether Stone has been making death threats against witnesses as a coldly logical tactic, or because he’s cracked under the pressure. If he’s lost the ability to think rationally, he may not cut a plea deal after all. But Robert Mueller has so many other cooperating witnesses against Trump, it may not matter.

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Renunciation of the Attorney General, Luis Román Negrón

The Acting Secretary of the Interior, Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín, reported Friday that Governor Ricardo Rosselló accepted the resignation of the Attorney General of Puerto Rico, Luis Roman Negrón, for personal reasons.

The Secretary of State also thanked the prosecutor’s work since he took office.

“The governor is grateful for the work and work done by Román Negrón and we wish him the greatest success in his future projects,” Rivera Marín concluded.

On February 16, the Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vázquez Garced, said that Román Negrón cooperated with the Department of Justice’s investigation into the electoral period, were issued through an electoral political chat in which a judge and the same attorney, before being appointed to that position.

“The Attorney General, as soon as he became aware that he was in this chat, notified him and cooperated with the investigation,” the secretary said in a few brief written statements that she felt at that time to El Nuevo Día.

Román Negrón was sworn in in March 2017 .

He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras in 1999 and in 2002 he obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico.

He served as associate director of the Legal Journal of the University of Puerto Rico and obtained his MA in Law from Columbia Law School in New York.

He worked as legal officer of the former associate judge of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Baltasar Corrada del Río.

Subsequently, he worked as legal officer for the federal judge, Jay A. García-Gregory, in the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Between 2009 and 2012, Roman dedicated himself to public service, first as assistant secretary of advice of the Department of Justice (2009-2011), and then as Attorney General of Puerto Rico (2011-2012), after being appointed to the position by the then governor Luis G. Fortuño.

Between 2013 and 2016 he was in the Litigation Department of the law firm of McConnell Valdés and served as an adjunct professor at the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico.

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Luis Román Negrón renunció hoy a su posición como Procurador General por razones personales, anunció el secretario interino de la Gobernación, Luis Rivera Marín.

“El gobernador [Ricardo Rosselló] agradece el trabajo y la labor realizada por el Lcdo. Román Negrón y le deseamos el mayor de los éxitos en sus proyectos futuros”, detalló Rivera Marín en un breve comunicado de prensa.

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Trump Versus Law Enforcement: A Confrontation With No Precedent

Mr. Trump has wanted to take on his own government more overtly for months despite his lawyers’ warnings. Since bringing on Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, as the face of his legal team, the president has turned more aggressive, willing to push boundaries of law enforcement practices.

He remains deeply mistrustful of the Justice Department, according to people who have spoken with him, nursing his animosity for Mr. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himselffrom the Russia investigation. Even reminders that Mr. Wray has purged several F.B.I. holdovers have not soothed Mr. Trump, associates said.

“I think the president should exercise restraint,” said Christopher Ruddy, his friend and the chief executive of Newsmax Media. “He should use the Reagan model. You shouldn’t get involved in these investigations, leave it to the lawyers, leave it to the people outside the White House. Avoid the Nixon model where you get involved in the investigations and you fire prosecutors and the other stuff that could be perceived as obstruction.”

Sam Nunberg, a former campaign adviser, said the president should not fire Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein or Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation, because “they’re perfect foils.” They and James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by Mr. Trump last year, have become symbols of the “deep state” that Mr. Trump says he is fighting.

“They have given us every single talking point that we have needed,” Mr. Nunberg said. “All I need to do is quote them. Their mind-set is they know better. It’s this gilded Washington, ‘we know best and you’re just not smart enough to understand.’ ”

The president’s demand for an investigation into the informant and the release of confidential information stunned Justice Department officials and put Mr. Rosenstein in an awkward position. Rather than resist, Mr. Rosenstein agreed to an inquiry. The next day, Mr. Trump summoned him and Mr. Wray to the White House, which then announced that the department and F.B.I. would disclose information to House Republicans who have been demanding it.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month.

Only a last-minute request from the governor of the island, bemoaning the “fragile state” of the power grid, managed to keep most of the generators brought by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Puerto Rican soil for another six months.

The remaining generators might help keep the lights on for hospitals or police stations if the island gets hit again during the coming hurricane season, which begins June 1.

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last September, leaving 1.5 million homes and businesses in the dark. Both the island’s power utility and the Trump Administration’s Federal Emergency Management Agency were criticized for a slow response.

Most power has been restored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but the electricity grid remains unreliable, and suffered an island-wide blackout last month.

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“The whole world is very nervous about hurricane time,” said Rosalina Abreu Gonzalez, who lives near Mariana, on the eastern side of the island, where power has still not been restored. “There is a real concern – the government hasn’t provided an energy system that is more secure.”

The Army Corps, a unit of the U.S. armed forces, has said its task is largely complete now that most people have power. About 22,000 customers are still without electricity, most in remote areas, according to the new head of the island’s power utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

“Our mission wasn’t to build a modern resilient system,” Charles Alexander, Director of Contingency Operations and Homeland Security Headquarters at the Army Corps, said at a Senate hearing last week.

On April 29, Governor Ricardo Rossello asked U.S. officials to leave behind 850 generators at critical facilities, along with three larger generators used to keep the grid stable. FEMA agreed to leave the mega-generators and generators for 700 critical facilities. Mega-generators supply 75 megawatts of power, enough to power 75,000 homes.

New PREPA Chief Executive Walter Higgins, who has only been on the job for two months, said he is focusing on emergency procedures in the event of another disaster in coming months.

He said there is a plan for building a more resilient grid in the future. Higgins took over from Ricardo Ramos, who resigned as CEO in November after coming under fire for signing unvetted, little-known contractors to restore power, rather than immediately ask for assistance from other utilities.

“Unfortunately, pain causes learning, and what we’ve learned is how to get mutual assistance called for and on the island immediately,” Higgins told Reuters.

Still, PREPA’s grid lacks buried power lines or reinforced poles, common in other hurricane prone areas. The power utility ran up an $8 billion debt over many years, largely due to poor bill collection, causing the system to fall into disrepair.

“It is very hard to see these messages where the government is saying we’re ready for next season. We’re not,” said Sheylda Diaz, a biology professor who lives near Utuado, in the island’s center, where some lines and poles have yet to be fixed.

The Army Corps will not provide further line restoration after Friday, FEMA said.

“People here have no idea that they are leaving,” said Abreu Gonzalez, who runs a center where people without power can go for meals.

Higgins said he sympathizes with those who want the Corps to remain. “I can understand why somebody would want them to stay longer, as long as there’s a single customer out.”

Maria hit shortly after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed the U.S. mainland in 2017, but in both cases, power was largely restored within a week.

“I cannot imagine a scenario where 20,000-plus Texans or 20,000 Floridians were without power and FEMA would make that decision,” said Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico. “I think that’s reprehensible.”

Reporting By Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Diane Craft

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The Acting Secretary of the Interior, Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín, reported Friday that Governor Ricardo Rosselló accepted the resignation of the Attorney General of Puerto Rico, Luis Roman Negrón, for personal reasons.

The Secretary of State also thanked the prosecutor’s work since he took office.

“The governor is grateful for the work and work done by Román Negrón and we wish him the greatest success in his future projects,” Rivera Marín concluded.

On February 16, the Secretary of Justice, Wanda Vázquez Garced, said that Román Negrón cooperated with the Department of Justice’s investigation into the electoral period, were issued through an electoral political chat in which a judge and the same attorney, before being appointed to that position.

“The Attorney General, as soon as he became aware that he was in this chat, notified him and cooperated with the investigation,” the secretary said in a few brief written statements that she felt at that time to El Nuevo Día.

Román Negrón was sworn in in March 2017 .

He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras in 1999 and in 2002 he obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico.

He served as associate director of the Legal Journal of the University of Puerto Rico and obtained his MA in Law from Columbia Law School in New York.

He worked as legal officer of the former associate judge of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Baltasar Corrada del Río.

Subsequently, he worked as legal officer for the federal judge, Jay A. García-Gregory, in the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Between 2009 and 2012, Roman dedicated himself to public service, first as assistant secretary of advice of the Department of Justice (2009-2011), and then as Attorney General of Puerto Rico (2011-2012), after being appointed to the position by the then governor Luis G. Fortuño.

Between 2013 and 2016 he was in the Litigation Department of the law firm of McConnell Valdés and served as an adjunct professor at the Law School of the University of Puerto Rico.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. federal agency tasked with restoring electricity to Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean last year, is leaving the island though thousands still have no power heading into the next hurricane season starting next month.

Only a last-minute request from the governor of the island, bemoaning the “fragile state” of the power grid, managed to keep most of the generators brought by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Puerto Rican soil for another six months.

The remaining generators might help keep the lights on for hospitals or police stations if the island gets hit again during the coming hurricane season, which begins June 1.

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last September, leaving 1.5 million homes and businesses in the dark. Both the island’s power utility and the Trump Administration’s Federal Emergency Management Agency were criticized for a slow response.

Most power has been restored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers but the electricity grid remains unreliable, and suffered an island-wide blackout last month.

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“The whole world is very nervous about hurricane time,” said Rosalina Abreu Gonzalez, who lives near Mariana, on the eastern side of the island, where power has still not been restored. “There is a real concern – the government hasn’t provided an energy system that is more secure.”

The Army Corps, a unit of the U.S. armed forces, has said its task is largely complete now that most people have power. About 22,000 customers are still without electricity, most in remote areas, according to the new head of the island’s power utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

“Our mission wasn’t to build a modern resilient system,” Charles Alexander, Director of Contingency Operations and Homeland Security Headquarters at the Army Corps, said at a Senate hearing last week.

On April 29, Governor Ricardo Rossello asked U.S. officials to leave behind 850 generators at critical facilities, along with three larger generators used to keep the grid stable. FEMA agreed to leave the mega-generators and generators for 700 critical facilities. Mega-generators supply 75 megawatts of power, enough to power 75,000 homes.

New PREPA Chief Executive Walter Higgins, who has only been on the job for two months, said he is focusing on emergency procedures in the event of another disaster in coming months.

He said there is a plan for building a more resilient grid in the future. Higgins took over from Ricardo Ramos, who resigned as CEO in November after coming under fire for signing unvetted, little-known contractors to restore power, rather than immediately ask for assistance from other utilities.

“Unfortunately, pain causes learning, and what we’ve learned is how to get mutual assistance called for and on the island immediately,” Higgins told Reuters.

Still, PREPA’s grid lacks buried power lines or reinforced poles, common in other hurricane prone areas. The power utility ran up an $8 billion debt over many years, largely due to poor bill collection, causing the system to fall into disrepair.

“It is very hard to see these messages where the government is saying we’re ready for next season. We’re not,” said Sheylda Diaz, a biology professor who lives near Utuado, in the island’s center, where some lines and poles have yet to be fixed.

The Army Corps will not provide further line restoration after Friday, FEMA said.

“People here have no idea that they are leaving,” said Abreu Gonzalez, who runs a center where people without power can go for meals.

Higgins said he sympathizes with those who want the Corps to remain. “I can understand why somebody would want them to stay longer, as long as there’s a single customer out.”

Maria hit shortly after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed the U.S. mainland in 2017, but in both cases, power was largely restored within a week.

“I cannot imagine a scenario where 20,000-plus Texans or 20,000 Floridians were without power and FEMA would make that decision,” said Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico. “I think that’s reprehensible.”

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Mr. Trump has wanted to take on his own government more overtly for months despite his lawyers’ warnings. Since bringing on Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York mayor, as the face of his legal team, the president has turned more aggressive, willing to push boundaries of law enforcement practices.

He remains deeply mistrustful of the Justice Department, according to people who have spoken with him, nursing his animosity for Mr. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himselffrom the Russia investigation. Even reminders that Mr. Wray has purged several F.B.I. holdovers have not soothed Mr. Trump, associates said.

“I think the president should exercise restraint,” said Christopher Ruddy, his friend and the chief executive of Newsmax Media. “He should use the Reagan model. You shouldn’t get involved in these investigations, leave it to the lawyers, leave it to the people outside the White House. Avoid the Nixon model where you get involved in the investigations and you fire prosecutors and the other stuff that could be perceived as obstruction.”

Sam Nunberg, a former campaign adviser, said the president should not fire Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein or Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation, because “they’re perfect foils.” They and James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director fired by Mr. Trump last year, have become symbols of the “deep state” that Mr. Trump says he is fighting.

“They have given us every single talking point that we have needed,” Mr. Nunberg said. “All I need to do is quote them. Their mind-set is they know better. It’s this gilded Washington, ‘we know best and you’re just not smart enough to understand.’ ”

The president’s demand for an investigation into the informant and the release of confidential information stunned Justice Department officials and put Mr. Rosenstein in an awkward position. Rather than resist, Mr. Rosenstein agreed to an inquiry. The next day, Mr. Trump summoned him and Mr. Wray to the White House, which then announced that the department and F.B.I. would disclose information to House Republicans who have been demanding it.

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Luis Román Negrón renunció hoy a su posición como Procurador General por razones personales, anunció el secretario interino de la Gobernación, Luis Rivera Marín.

“El gobernador [Ricardo Rosselló] agradece el trabajo y la labor realizada por el Lcdo. Román Negrón y le deseamos el mayor de los éxitos en sus proyectos futuros”, detalló Rivera Marín en un breve comunicado de prensa.

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Roger Stone is going to be indicted and arrested soon. Robert Mueller’s grand jury has reached the point where it’s hauling in the witnesses who are the closest to Stone, which means that he’s a target, and that the proceedings against him are nearly complete. Stone himself recently admitted on Meet The Press that he expects to be indicted, while declaring his innocence. We’ve recently learned that Stone is going down for something that looks a lot like espionage. Now we’re learning that Stone has also been making murder threats.

Stone just got sold out by his former friend Randy Credico. The Wall Street Journal got ahold of emails that reveal Stone asked Credico to help him get ahold of Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian puppet WikiLeaks. This means Stone was plotting with a foreign enemy to try to alter the outcome of the election. Credico responded to the WSJ story by asserting that he’s fully willing to cooperate with Robert Mueller. Now it turns out Credico has been preparing to give Stone up all along, and Stone threatened to kill him over it.

Back in early April, after Credico messaged Stone informing him that he was going to give everything up, according to Mother Jones, Stone replied in an obscene and threatening manner: “I am so ready. Let’s get it on. Prepare to die cock sucker.” We don’t know if this legally counts as a death threat, but Credico says he took it as one. More importantly, the law may view this as an attempt at witness intimidation, as Stone was trying to stop Credico from giving up evidence against him. Will the grand jury indict him on that charge as well?

Remarkably, this happened six weeks ago, before it became clear to all involved that Roger Stone was going to be indicted and arrested. So this isn’t merely some last minute meltdown on Stone’s part now that he’s realized he’s circling the bowl. This has been going on for awhile now. Stone claims that eight of his associates have been subpoenaed to testify against him. Do we even want to know how many of the eight he’s threatened to murder?

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida, Alabama and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. CBS Miami meteorologist Craig Setzer called Alberto a “big, lopsided storm” — and the effects of the storm will be felt long before it makes landfall.

Cuba was being pounded by rain along its western coast, raising the threat of flash floods and mudslides. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the island’s rain totals could reach 10 to 15 inches – and even 25 inches in isolated areas. The National Hurricane Center warned there could be life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Heavy downpours were expected to begin lashing parts of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama on Sunday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of Florida and Alabama, saying tropical storm conditions are possible there by early Monday.

The governors of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm Saturday.

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Rainfall accumulations of 3 to 7 inches with maximum amounts of 10 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and southern Florida.  About 5 to 10 inches of rain are possible along affected areas in eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida Panhandle. Isolated areas could see as much as 15 inches.

Under overcast skies and occasional drizzle, several Gulfport, Mississippi, residents lined up to fill 10- and 20-pound (5- and 9-kilogram) bags with sand they will use to block any encroaching floodwater expected as a result of Alberto.

Tommy Whitlock said sandbagging has become a usual event in his life since he lives next to a creek.

“I’m doing this because every time we have a hard rain, it floods at my house,” Whitlock said. “We get water from other neighborhoods, and water can get up to a foot deep in some places.”

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Eddy Warner, a retired consultant for a construction company, filled bags while waiting for his nephew to come help transport them home to protect his garage.

“I’m 65 years old and too old to be doing this,” he said, laughing.

Alberto – the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season that officially starts June 1 – is expected to strengthen until it reaches the northern Gulf Coast, likely on Monday night.

The NWS said waves as high as 18 feet could pound the popular Gulf beaches in Baldwin County, Alabama, and northwestern Florida on Monday. A high surf warning was in effect through 7 p.m. Tuesday local time.

At 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Alberto was about 95 miles (155 kilometers) north of the western tip of Cuba and moving north at 13 mph (20 kph). The storm had top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was expected to strengthen as it moves over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

A subtropical storm like Alberto has a less defined and cooler center than a tropical storm, and its strongest winds are found farther from its center. Subtropical storms can develop into tropical storms, which in turn can strengthen into hurricanes.

A tropical storm warning remained in effect for Cuba’s western Pinar del Rio province, where heavy rains could trigger flash floods and mudslides, the National Hurricane Center said.

Mexico canceled its watch for the resort-dotted coast of the Yucatan peninsula, where the storm brought heavy rain. There were no immediate reports of emergencies. In Cancun, local newspapers showed scenes of some streets flooded to mid-hubcap level.

The downpours could dampen Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer tourist season along Gulf beaches. Along with heavy rains and high winds come rough seas and a threat of rip currents from Florida to Louisiana that can sweep swimmers out to sea.

Tracey Gasper and her 6-year-old son, Chase, traveled to Biloxi Beach from Donaldsonville, Louisiana, for a day of fun in the sun with a group of friends from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The weather had scared off the usual crowds expected for the holiday weekend.

“It was a 50-50 chance of whether to come down and we decided to chance it,” Gasper said.

What is a tropical storm watch?

A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible for the area and time frame described. At the most recent information available from NOAA, the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and areas of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche should monitor Alberto for the next 24 hours.

What is a subtropical storm?

The National Hurricane Center defines subtropical storm as a “subtropical cyclone” in which the maximum sustained wind speed – using the U.S. one-minute average – is 39 mph or higher. Subtropical storms have cooler centers than tropical storms, but they can eventually develop into tropical storms and then into hurricanes.

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WASHINGTON – A Chabad house in Long Island has once again made headlines as a hinge point for contacts under scrutiny by Robert Mueller III, the US special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Individuals who attended the Chabad of Port Washington allegedly facilitated contact between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump by connecting loyalists of Poroshenko with Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer currently under criminal investigation by Mueller and New York State, BBC News reported on Wednesday.

Poroshenko sought an audience with Trump and directed confidantes to orchestrate it, according to the report, using the Chabad house as a channel to reach Cohen and, through him, the president.

“The BBC’s claim that our organization played a role in any of this is false and unsubstantiated. Neither I nor any of our staff know, or have been in contact with, any current or former members of the Ukrainian parliament, nor Michael Cohen,” Rabbi Shalom Paltiel of Chabad of Port Washington told

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Cohen at the time proved himself a successful emissary for Russian interests, delivering the proposal to Michael Flynn, then Trump’s national security adviser and now a cooperating witness in Mueller’s investigation.

Sater is a convicted criminal associate of the Russian mob in New York and co-led Bayrock-Sapir, a real estate firm closely associated with Trump, to which Trump turned in his exploration of potential construction contracts in Moscow.

The firm was founded by Tamir Sapir, whose son joined Trump’s 2013 meetings in Moscow under investigation by Mueller, and who maintained a close relationship with Lev Leviev, Chabad’s top donor and a Putin confidante.

Trump and Leviev met to discuss Moscow real estate opportunities in 2008, according to Russian media reports and photographs.

In 2015, Sater emailed Cohen and an unidentified Russian contact about his desire to aid Putin’s effort to elevate Trump to the presidency in 2016. “Our boy can become president of the USA and we can engineer it,” Sater wrote to Cohen, according to an email obtained by the

Times

. “I will get all of Putins team to buy in on this, I will manage this process.”

“I will get Putin on this program and we will get Donald elected,” he wrote in another email to the Russian contact.  “If he says it we own this election.”

Cohen is Jewish himself and a frequent attendee of a Chabad in midtown Manhattan.

Wednesday’s BBC report claimed that Cohen was paid $400,000 to connect Poroshenko’s aides with the White House, where the Ukrainian leader succeeded in meeting with Trump in June. Cohen did not register as a foreign agent representing Ukrainian or Russian interests, as is mandated by US law.

Shortly after the June meeting with Trump, Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency dropped its investigation into Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who is currently another top target in the Mueller probe.

Port Washington came under scrutiny last April, when

Politico Magazine

 ran an article examining its role in connecting Trump and Putin’s oligarchs. The article noted that Putin has employed two of his closest contacts, Leviev and Roman Abramovich, to serve as envoys to the global Jewish community, using the Chabad network as their base.

Paltiel dismissed that article as antisemitic  and on Wednesday, the rabbi expressed dismay that the BBC failed to approach him– or anyone at the Chabad house– for comment before running the claim.

“Nobody at the BBC bothered to verify the claim with us, or even request comment, as is basic journalistic practice,” he said. “Despite the fast-paced news culture we live in and the understandable desire to get a story out first, someone from the BBC could have easily picked up the phone or sent us an email.”

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Tesla solar and Powerwall keep the lights on during Puerto Rico power outage

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Ever since the island of Puerto Rico’s power grid was destroyed by hurricanes last year, power outages have plagued the island.

Tesla has been focusing on deploying solar and energy storage on the island in order to help get power back to more people quicker.

One homeowner with a Tesla Powerwall and solar array shows how it can keep the lights on and run off-grid during outages.

After Puerto Rico was ravaged by hurricanes last year, most of the island’s population lost power for an extended period of time as the grid was badly damaged.

While power slowly came back online over the last few months, they still have been having issues and last month, the entire power grid went down again for virtually everyone on the Puerto Rican Electric Power grid.

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company installed batteries at 662 locations in Puerto Rico.

We reported that they focused on critical services. For example, Tesla deployed a series of Powerpack systems on the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra for a sanitary sewer treatment plant, the Arcadia water pumping station, the Ciudad Dorada elderly community, the Susan Centeno hospital, and the Boys and Girls Club of Vieques.

The automaker’s energy division also deployed a solar+battery system at a hospital in Puerto Rico.

But we now learn that Tesla has also been installing solar arrays and battery packs at residential homes.

Israel Melendez, Jr. shared on Twitter images of his new Powerwall keeping the lights on during the last power outage:

Melendez is connected to the grid, but with a 12-kW solar array and 3 Tesla Powerwalls, the house can run completely off-grid.

Yesterday, he shared the power generation of his system which generated more than twice the energy needed to power the house:

The rest was fed back into the grid to be consumed by his neighbors in Manatí, Puerto Rico.

The tweet caught the attention of Musk who says that Tesla is working to activate “hundreds” of other energy storage system on the island to help stabilize the grid.

In recent months, Tesla has announced several new projects to deploy more Powerwalls, which appears to be backordered as many longtime reservation holders still report not being able to purchase the home battery pack.


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  • The FBI was pursuing a secret investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s campaign 100 days before Election Day, according to a New York Times report.
  • The investigation was nicknamed “Crossfire Hurricane.”
  • Information gathered reportedly contributed compelling evidence in favor of the controversial surveillance of Carter Page. 

The New York Times reported FBI agents started a secret investigation into Russian election interference and  President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign called “Crossfire Hurricane” just 100 days before Election Day.

The investigation added to the political firestorm started earlier that year by the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, which has been credited with pushing Trump toward electoral victory.

Agents reportedly avoided interviewing Trump associates and subpoenaing documents to keep the investigation secret. Only about five Justice Department officials were aware of the case, according to officials cited in the story, in contrast to the dozen who would normally be briefed on such a national security matter.

“Crossfire Hurricane,” a reference to a Rolling Stones lyrics, continued in secret as Trump publicly railed against the investigation, calling it a “witch hunt.”

The Trump campaign aides interviewed because of potential Russian ties included former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and former foreign policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, current and former officials told the Times.

Page ended up at the center of controversy when Republicans said the FBI had overstepped its authority in surveillance of Page, who had reportedly been known to the FBI since 2013 for previous contact with Russian spies.

The previously secret assignment began with an August 2016 FBI interview of the Australian ambassador about his meeting with Papadopoulos to evaluate evidence a campaign adviser knew about Russian meddling.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the finest law enforcement agencies on earth—perhaps the finest. While no sprawling bureaucracy of tens of thousands of special agents, analysts and support personnel, scattered around 56 field offices nationwide, is without its malcontents and missteps, the FBI’s overall reputation is one of honesty, dedication and professionalism, deservedly so.

Given its role as America’s top law enforcement agency, the Bureau has been a lightning rod for criticism since its founding 110 years ago, and the astonishingly long tenure of J. Edgar Hoover as its director from 1924 to 1972 remains a touchy topic, not always fairly. Historically, most of the criticism of the FBI has come from civil libertarians and the Left, whereas more recently attacks on the Bureau have shifted to stemming from the Right, specifically fans of the Trump administration, who in an unhinged fashion have compared the FBI to Nazis and the KGB.

The Bureau’s top critic today is President Donald Trump himself, who ever since his inauguration has waged an ugly public campaign against the FBI, regularly accusing it of irregularities and worse in its investigation of his secret Kremlin connections. Today, Trump took to Twitter, as he so often does, and raged at the FBI again, accusing it of having a “representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president. It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true—all time biggest political scandal!”

If true, indeed. This is a grave accusation, and it’s false on its face. In the first place, the FBI is forbidden from engaging in any overtly political investigations. Moreover, there’s as yet no public evidence of any FBI-controlled person inside the Trump campaign in 2016 (to say nothing of the fact that moles are “planted” while fake breasts are “implanted”). Lastly, the president seems not to understand that if anyone connected to him went to the FBI to report his or her concerns about ties to Russia, that’s a very different story than the Bureau planting someone inside the Trump campaign. This matter needs resolution. Indeed, the president could settle the matter immediately by picking up the phone and asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions if these rumors are true—that’s his right as the current resident of the White House. That Trump prefers to tweet angrily about what’s alleged on Fox News speaks volumes.

Nevertheless, Trump’s public anger at the FBI is something that’s unhealthy in any law-based democracy, and it may have long-lasting effects, all of them negative. That said, the remarkable thing is that it took this long for a White House to declare open war on the Bureau. Richard Nixon came close as the walls of Watergate closed in on him—and he certainly would have if he had known that the main leaker to the media about the whole affair was the FBI’s associate director, Mark Felt, who hated the president for not appointing him director—but even Nixon’s attacks on the Bureau appear tame next to Trump’s scorched-earth campaign.

As both the leading federal law enforcement agency and our top domestic intelligence agency, the FBI occupies a uniquely powerful position in our country. This situation is frankly anomalous, an accident of American history, and may not be healthy or conducive to good governance in the 21st century. There’s a reason that most Western democracies split law enforcement duties and spying on their own citizens between different agencies. Both those missions include a great deal of bureaucratic power, and placing them under one roof seems like an invitation to abuse if the institution is not monitored very carefully.

Although few Americans realize it, the FBI is replicated in few of our close security partners. Looking at the so-called Five Eyes espionage alliance, the Anglosphere intelligence network that’s been the world’s most powerful spy system since World War II, illustrates the difference. In Britain, the domestic intelligence mission is handled by the Security Service (popularly called MI5)—that means counterintelligence and counterterrorism, watching for foreign spies and terrorists—while the job of arresting bad guys falls to Metropolitan Police Special Branch, cops who are cleared to know state secrets, but who are not themselves spies.

Canada replicates this system, with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service as MI5 and the storied Mounties acting as Police Special Branch. It’s the same in Australia and New Zealand, with only the agencies’ names changed. Israel models its spy services on Britain and possesses its Security Agency (SHABAK in Hebrew) for domestic intelligence, which cooperates with the national police if cases lead to arrests. Germany, too, follows this model with the mouthful Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) to monitor spies, terrorists, and extremists inside the country, while the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) makes arrests when needed.

In many ways, this is a better arrangement, and not just because it provides an added layer of protection to civil liberties. Americans seldom ponder it, but it may not be a wise idea to blend the spy-cop mission as the FBI does and always has. Moreover, allowing your domestic intelligence agency to focus solely on spying, instead of working as police simultaneously, may lead to more efficient counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations. Contrary to TV and movies, most domestic spy operations stop short of arrest, for good reason.

This became an issue in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when it was apparent that the FBI had dropped some balls in counterterrorism. This had something to do with the fact that in the 1990s, its fast-track agents went into catching bank robbers and other criminals, not domestic intelligence, which after the Cold War became a career backwater. Arrests, especially high-profile ones, led to Bureau awards and promotions, while hush-hush successes in domestic intelligence—which may not lead to any arrests—didn’t necessarily.

After 9/11, the FBI’s national security work got a big boost in money, people and prestige, and for more than a decade, catching terrorists is where the Bureau’s fast-movers gravitated. However, counterintelligence suffered, as was demonstrated by the FBI’s lackluster performance in its inquiry into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia. Contrary to Trumpian complaints about an overly aggressive Bureau trampling on civil liberties, the FBI’s slow-moving 2016 counterintelligence investigation of Team Trump, memorably termed CROSSFIRE HURRICANE, in fact was stymied by insufficient resources, bureaucratic dysfunction and excessive caution.

In the early-aughts, when Congress investigated our Intelligence Community to ensure the painful lessons of 9/11 were learned, taking the domestic intelligence mission away from the FBI was briefly pondered, but the idea never got much traction inside the Beltway. The creation of a stand-alone domestic spy agency was resisted mightily by the FBI for turf reasons. Suggestions, particularly by some in American counterintelligence, to remake our spy system more like our Five Eyes partners’, thus faded by the end of George W. Bush’s first term. This is regrettable, since had the FBI been taken out of the espionage business, and left to focus on federal law enforcement, we would not have the awkward mess that is causing so much chaos in Washington, D.C. right now, and Trump would not have the FBI as his Twitter whipping boy.

In the aftermath of KremlinGate, there will surely be post-mortems and perhaps full-fledged Congressional investigations of what went wrong—and how not to repeat the events of 2016, when Russian spies and lies subverted our democracy. Without any insult to the men and women of the FBI, the overwhelming majority of whom are hard-working patriots, recasting American domestic intelligence along the lines of our closest security partners needs to be on the table for serious consideration.

John Schindler is a security expert and former National Security Agency analyst.

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Once again, Americans are facing a tragedy involving guns. This time, at least 10 people were killed during an attack at a Texas high school Friday.

More than five years have passed since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six adults were killed. In that time, dozens of gun safety proposals have been introduced in Congress attempting to fix glaring issues with gun safety and regulation. More than 1,600 mass shootings have taken place in America since then.

Here is a guide to what Congress has — or, more accurately, has not — accomplished during this time.

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El exespecialista en inteligencia de la Fiscalía Federal, Francisco Reyes siguió los canales administrativos para tramitar un permiso para realizar un viaje personal a Rusia, el cual le levantó preocupación al gobierno federal.

Así lo reconoció Jim Kirder, de la Oficina del Inspector General (OIG), testigo del Departamento de Justicia estadounidense a preguntas de la abogada de Reyes Caparros Bamily López, en la continuación del juicio que se sigue por alegadas represalias y hostigamiento laboral contra la fiscal federal Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez.

La fiscal no estuvo presente durante el proceso judicial que preside el juez visitante de New Hampshire, Joseph Laplante.

Reyes Caparros le envió un correo electrónico a su supervisora Lisa Western, oficial administrativa de la fiscalía federal en el que le comunicó sobre su intención de efectuar el viaje a ese país de Europa Oriental.

La invitación al viaje le fue extendida por un amigo de la infancia, identificado como Kaleb Rodríguez Cruz. La actividad era uno cultural, era denominada “Forum 2013 Rusia”.

El Negociado de Investigaciones Especiales (FBI) y la OIG, efectuaron sendas investigaciones a Reyes Caparros por el referido viaje. Ambas pesquisas tuvieron resultados negativas sobre la comisión de delitos. Las mismas se iniciaron en octubre de 2013. La investigación del OIG culminó el 3 de septiembre de 2014 y la del FBI el 22 de diciembre de 2015.

El demandante nunca efectuó el viaje.

A preguntas de López sobre por qué se exacerbó la preocupación del viaje a Rusia, Kirder respondió porque era la primera vez que la OIG recibía este tipo de referido y porque el demandante era un empleado federal y les preocupaba que este pudiera recibir influencia del gobierno ruso.

Señaló que la pesquisa de la OIG se inició como una criminal. Posteriormente, se determinó que no había evidencia suficiente para que sostuviera una violación criminal como para la radiación de cargos.

Empero, el testigo manifestó que se continuó una pesquisa administrativa.

Durante el directo a cargo del abogado del gobierno federal, Jason Weida, Kirder indicó que a su oficina le preocupó el hecho de que Reyes Caparros, utilizó el correo electrónico oficial para enviarle una foto de su pasaporte a Rodríguez Cruz.

Posteriormente, López le notificó al testigo que Rodríguez Cruz es el esposo de la cónsul de Rusia en Puerto Rico, Anastasia Kitsul.

El informe del OIG contiene dos hallazgos: que Reyes Caparros violó la prohibición de utilizar su correo electrónico para un asunto personal y que tuvo un “pobre juicio” al aceptar un viaje a Rusia, siendo un especialista en inteligencia, cuyo puesto le da acceso a información secreta.

Ante cuestionamientos de López, Kirder insistía en que el demandante debió haber llenado un formulario sobre el viaje a países extranjeros. Empero, reconoció que esa política solo aplica a los viajes oficiales.

Durante el directo del abogado de Weida, se presentó en sala un correo electrónico que le envió a Jay Macklin, del “General Counsel Office”, a Kirder en el que se le informó que el FBI corroboró que el ruso que le hizo la invitación a Reyes Caparros y a su amigo era en efecto un espía ruso.

Kirder manifestó a preguntas del letrado que la entidad rusa era un blanco del gobierno estadounidense.

Luego, a preguntas de López sobre si Reyes Caparros debía ser una persona sospechosa por recibir una invitación de un amigo de la infancia para viajar a un país extranjero, Kirder le contestó en un principio que no estaba capacitado para responder a su pregunta porque no estuvo a cargo de la pesquisa.

Entonces, la abogada insistió en la pregunta y el testigo le contestó “eso era irrelevante a nuestra investigación”.

“¿Sabe que el demandante no fue al viaje?”, preguntó López. El testigo le respondió en la afirmativa.

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With the testimonies of prosecutors Jacqueline Novas and José Capó, yesterday the trial against federal prosecutor Rosa Emilia Rodríguez Vélez continued for alleged reprisals and labor harassment against former intelligence specialist Francisco Reyes Caparrós.

When plaintiff Francisco Reyes Caparros filed the legal appeal against Rosa Emilia Rodriguez.

The trial is held before the visiting judge of the New Hampshire district, Joseph Laplante. Rodriguez Velez was not present because in civil cases there is no requirement to be.

The lawsuit, filed in 2015, alleges among other points that in the summer of 2013 the plaintiff received an invitation to attend a conference in Russia, for which he was implicated with a Russian spy.

Novas and Capó reported that on October 2, 2013 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) appeared at the offices of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office to notify Rodríguez Vélez that Reyes Caparrós was the target of a probe.

According to Capó, the agents indicated that they were worried about the referred trip, which was for young entrepreneurs and that it was going to be paid for by the entity that had invited him. The organization was not mentioned.

Capó señaló que los agentes le explicaron que su preocupación era porque Reyes Caparrós tenía acceso a información. “Tenían preocupación de que fuera reclutado por entes para sacarle información”, afirmó Capó.

Dijo que los agentes acudieron a la oficina del demandante, pero que este no se encontraba.

Mientras, Novas testificó que la oficina de Reyes Caparrós fue sellada posteriormente. Sus equipos fueron ocupados por el FBI.

Declaró que fue su oficina la que contactó a la Oficina del Inspector General y al “Special Counsel Office” para notificar lo sucedido.

La abogada del demandante, Bamily López, mostró en sala una misiva del 3 de octubre de 2013 del entonces director del FBI en la Isla, Carlos Cases, en la que le comunicó a la Fiscalía que a Reyes Caparrós se le había suspendido el acceso a información de inteligencia mientras durara la investigación. La pesquisa tuvo una duración de más de dos años.

Le asignaron nuevas tareas

Novas manifestó a preguntas de López que debido a la carta de Cases y a la pesquisa se determinó asignarle otras tareas al demandante. A este se le asignó trabajar como paralegal y a cargo de las estadísticas de la Iniciativa de Armas de Fuego.

“¿El director del FBI tenía la autoridad para determinar si un empleado podía o no tener acceso de seguridad?”, cuestionó López. Novas respondió que “la Fiscalía recibió una comunicación del FBI de que Francisco no podía tener acceso (a información) de seguridad temporalmente”.

“¿Necesitaban una carta de retractación de Cases?”, cuestionó López. Novas contestó que sería especular.

López presentó una carta del FBI con fecha del 22 de diciembre de 2015 en la que se evidenció que la pesquisa contra Reyes Caparrós se había cerrado debido a que se encontró que este no había cometido ningún acto criminal, ni representaba una amenaza.

Durante el receso de la tarde, y sin la presencia del jurado y de Novas, el juez le preguntó a López si su alegación era que el FBI también había participado de las supuestas represalias. La letrada respondió que la pesquisa del FBI se intensificó porque la Fiscalía la había impulsado.

Reyes Caparrós alega en la demanda que fue humillado por sus supervisores. El demandante señaló que el 30 de septiembre de 2013, Rodríguez Vélez convocó una reunión con todo el personal de la oficina para informarle que a consecuencia del tranque en el Congreso por el presupuesto del nuevo año fiscal solo un pequeño grupo de empleados “necesarios” iba a continuar trabajando durante el cierre del gobierno federal.

“Humor ligero”

Reyes Caparrós sostiene que durante la reunión Rodríguez Vélez dijo a los empleados que él “no le caía bien a nadie”.

Novas confirmó el incidente a preguntas de López. La testigo catalogó el comentario de Rodríguez Vélez como uno de “humor ligero” debido a que el ambiente estaba tenso ante el tranque del Congreso y las consecuencias que esto tendría en el empleo del personal de la Fiscalía.

Dijo que al escuchar el comentario pensó que el mismo no había sonado bien.

Inicialmente, Reyes Caparrós había sido incluido en la lista de los empleados que iban a permanecer trabajando, ya que era un especialista de inteligencia.

Posteriormente, fue incluido en el listado de empleados que iban a estar fuera de la oficina hasta que se resolviera la situación en el Congreso.

En un momento dado, Reyes Caparrós tuvo a su cargo las estadísticas de la Iniciativa de Armas de Fuego, la cual dirigía Capó.

En su demanda, Reyes Caparrós alegó que las estadísticas de la Fiscalía estaban incorrectas y que los casos habían sido duplicados.

Capó declaró que inicialmente le pareció una buena idea que el demandante hiciera esta labor porque era un analista de información.

Manifestó que Reyes Caparrós no llenó sus expectativas, que ponía excusas para realizar su labor a cabalidad y que incumplió las fechas límites para entregar sus informes. Capó mencionó que según el demandante, los fiscales no le entregaban las estadísticas

El abogado de Rodríguez Vélez, Jason Weida, presentó en sala correos electrónicos en los que varios fiscales le comunicaron a Capó que sí le habían entregado la información al demandante.

Meanwhile, the ex-specialist’s lawyer showed several emails addressed to Capó in the room, which reflected that Reyes Caparrós sent him tables with statistics.

Against Rodriguez Velez there are two other lawsuits filed by prosecutors Carmen Márquez and Nelson Pérez, separately.

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SAN JUAN – The President of the Panel of the Independent Special Prosecutor (PFEI), Nydia Cotto Vives informed on Thursday that it was determined that the former Secretary of the Interior, William Villafañe will not be investigated by this agency, in the case of the WhatsApp conversation in the former president of the State Elections Commission (EEC), Rafael Ramos Sáenz, consulted about an electoral controversy in the last elections.

This, after evaluating the preliminary investigation report submitted recently by the Secretary of the Department of Justice (DJ), Wanda Vázquez.

“As for Mr. William Villafañe Ramos, from the Department of Justice’s own investigation report, there is no evidence or recommendation that requires further investigation,” Cotto Vives said in written statements.

However, the official explained that it was determined that a thorough investigation was conducted in the case of Ramos Sáenz. “From the report of the Department of Justice it appears that Ramos Sáenz may have incurred in violations of several articles of the Penal Code, the Electoral Code of the 21st Century, as well as the Government Ethics Law,” he said.

I have indicated that Mr. Ramón M. Mendoza Rosario was appointed as FEI and the Iris Meléndez Vega license as deputy prosecutor. These will have 90 days to carry out the investigation.

On the other hand, the president of the PFEI also reported that they accepted the recommendation of the DJ to analyze the evidence in conjunction with the collected evidence, to determine if the undersecretary of the government, Itza García; The administration of the Administration for the Support of Minors (ASUME), Waleska Maldonado and Yoniel and Yesenia Díaz Román, could have infringed the law in relation to this case.

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For Juan, Ramadan is a balancing act. On the one hand is his religious faith and practice. On the other is his land, his culture, his home: Puerto Rico.

Although he weaves these two elements of his identity together in many ways, during Ramadan, the borderline between them becomes palpable. For the Puerto Rican Muslims like Juan, the holy month of fasting brings to the surface the tensions they feel in their daily life as minorities – and as Muslims among their Puerto Rican family and Puerto Ricans in the Muslim community.

That is even more true this year in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the storm that made landfall in the southeastern city of Yabucoa on Sept. 20, 2017, and devastated parts of Puerto Rico. Even today, many parts of the island are without essential services, such as consistent electricity and water or access to schools.

I met Juan in 2015, when I first traveled to Puerto Rico in an effort to better understand the Puerto Rican Muslim story as part of my broader research on Islam in Latin America and the Caribbean. What I have found, in talking to Muslims in Puerto Rico and in many U.S. cities, is a deep history and a rich narrative that expands the understanding of what it means to be Muslim on the one hand, and, on the other, Puerto Rican. This Ramadan, Muslims in Puerto Rico are using the strength of both these identities to deal with the havoc of Hurricane Maria.

The history of Muslims in Puerto Rico

Muslims first came to the island as part of the transatlantic colonial exchange between Spain and Portugal and the “New World.” There is evidence that the first Muslims arrived with the explorers in the 16th century. Many “Moriscos,” or Iberian Muslims, came to the Caribbean bypassing several Spanish laws that prohibited them from coming to the Americas and served as merchants and explorers. Some were taken as slaves.

Enslaved Muslims from West Africa also came to the island beginning in the 16th century. While exact numbers are not known, scholars believe they were significant. These Muslim slave communities did not thrive, or even survive, but Islam established itself across the Western Hemisphere. It became the region’s “second monotheistic religion” thanks to Muslim slaves, former slaves and maroons – Africans who escaped slavery and founded independent settlements. These Muslims left their mark and contributed to the culture and history of the continents.

Due to conversion to Catholicism or the adoption of Afro-American religious traditions such as Candomblé or Santería the influence and presence of Islam in the Americas faded over time. There is no evidence of direct links between present-day Muslim communities and the enslaved Muslims who came before.

Today’s Muslim communities largely comprise recent immigrants from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and Syria, with some descendants of the late 19th- and 20th-century immigrants. Ethnically speaking, nearly two-thirds of Puerto Rico’s Muslim population is made up of Palestinian immigrants, living in places like Caguas and San Juan, who came fleeing political turmoil or to pursue business interests.

Recent conversions

In recent years some Puerto Ricans have been reverting to the religion of their ancestors: Islam. In each of Puerto Rico’s nine mosques, researchers have found an increasing number of recent local converts.There is no accurate measure, but anecdotal evidence suggests rising numbers.

How do they wrestle with their identity as both Muslim and Puerto Rican?

Straddled between a predominately Arab Muslim population on the one hand and their avowedly Puerto Rican families, neighbors and co-workers who imagine Islam as a religion foreign to Puerto Rico, converts to Islam struggle to marry the two identities they now claim. They are in search of a “Boricua Islamidad” – a unique Puerto Rican Muslim identity that resists complete assimilation to Arab cultural norms even as it re-imagines and expands what it means to be Puerto Rican and a Muslim.

When I first met Juan at an Eid al-Fitr celebration, the festival of breaking the Ramadan fast, at the San Juan Convention Center in 2015, the 40-something man said, “I came to Islam by asking questions: about the ills of society, the difficulties of life.”

For Juan, Catholicism, the religion adopted by his ancestors when they converted, was too confusing. The doctrine of “tawhid” in Islam – the oneness of God – was, as he saw it, simpler than what he believed to be the complex theology of the Trinity. Furthermore, he felt that Islam called for a higher morality and sense of self-discipline. And so, he “reverted” – that is, returned to the faith of his birth and the heritage of his Iberian forebears in al-Andalus, in what is modern-day Spain.

But Juan, like many other converts, is also searching for a sense of authenticity in his new community. While Juan finds that his Muslim brothers and sisters appreciate him, he still feels marginalized because of his cultural background. He finds ways to express his “Boricuan” (a term for resident Puerto Ricans, derived from the island’s indigenous name Borinquen) pride and his Muslim identity by sporting a “taqiyah,” a short, rounded skull cap, decorated with the Puerto Rican flag.

Another Puerto Rican convert from Aguadilla, Abu Livia, lives in this tension as well. He told me during an interview, “Too often we hear people say you have to wear certain clothes, speak a certain language, look like an Arab, talk like an Arab, behave like an Arab.”

Not just Juan and Abu Livia, as I found in my research, but many other Puerto Rican Muslims are looking toward Andalusia, or Moorish Spain, to search for their roots and define who they are in a Puerto Rican society that claims a mixed background of indigenous, African and European influences.

‘Puerto Rico se levanta’

Puerto Rican Muslims not only look across the Atlantic. They also look within themselves and are finding ways of expressing their Muslim faith through the symbols and struggles of Puerto Rican culture, whether it be their flag, their family traditions, or in how they respond to the trials of Hurricane Maria.

Following up with Juan after a year of struggle in the wake of the storm, he said, “Puerto Ricans are proud, committed, strong, and ‘pa’lante’ (moving forward). And that includes Muslims.” After the destruction of Hurricane Maria, the month of Ramadan, held special meaning for him. It held hope for “renewal.”

“‘Puerto Rico se levanta,’” he said, meaning Puerto Rico will rise, and “this Ramadan it will do so in the prayer, fasting, and charity of Muslims to help one another and their fellow Puerto Ricans prepare for a better future today and forever.”

For Juan, this is just another way his Puerto Rican identity helps him be a better Muslim. As he said, “We will fast this month, but we already know what it means to be in want.”

This incorporates elements of an earlier article published on June 23, 2017.

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It will take “many months” for Puerto Rico’s $1.5 billion disaster recovery (DR) grant awarded in February and $18.5 billion in grants announced April 10 to repair hurricane-damaged homes, businesses and the power grid to enter the local economy.

The $1.5 billion grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in February is expected to filter into the local economy during the last quarter of 2018. Last week, the local Housing Department turned over to HUD a management plan spelling out how the agency would control the funds to prevent abuse, duplication and fraud, said Dennis González, deputy secretary of the Puerto Rico Housing Department. On May 9, the local agency must turn in an action plan providing the specifics on how it will use these funds. The plan must receive public input before HUD certifies it in June. After that, the process begins to disburse the money into the local economy.

Regarding the $18.5 billion in grants, which were assigned through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HUD spokesman Brian Sullivan told Caribbean Business that two Federal Register notices are to be issued to provide guidelines on how the money should be spent. One notice is to spell out how $10.1 billion from these funds must be used to address remaining unmet needs created from 2017’s major disasters, including hurricanes Irma and Maria. The second notice will address the use of the remaining $8.29 billion to support mitigation activities among CDBG-DR grantees. Both documents spell out deadlines for local planning officials to submit DR plans of action and other documentation to disburse the funds.

“The notices sort of spell out the number of activities that will be covered. So, part of the money is used to recover from previous storms and the other part is to help make places stronger for future events,” he said.

Money for unmet needs, however, generally support DR activities such as home rebuilding, business assistance, economic revitalization and infrastructure repair.

Funds for mitigation activities may include home buyouts, raising homes, moving communities and rebuilding a resilient electric grid, he said.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico Sept. 20 and caused more than $100 billion in damages. It destroyed about 70,000 homes and damaged another 300,000.

“These funds are crucial present our vision for the new, more resilient Puerto Rico that we want to construct for our future generations,” said Gov. Ricard Rosselló in a statement following HUD’s April 10 announcement. The $18.5 billion was included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which was signed into law Feb. 9. Of that money, $2 billion will be set aside for making the island’s electric grid more resilient.

On the other hand, the $1.5 billion grant was part of a bill signed into law Sept. 8 by President Trump that provided a total of $7.4 billion in CDBG-DR funds.

González acknowledged that by the time the money goes into the economy, Puerto Rico will be in the middle of the 2018 hurricane season, which runs June 1 to Nov. 30, but assured the island is ready for a major storm. He said the funds are the last resort after other money, such as from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and private insurance, is used up.

HUD’s Sullivan said that after a major storm like Maria, “people need the money last week, and I get it, but we have to have a planning process” because the funds are for a long-term recovery process. “This money is the last bit of federal money. It is not the second nor the third. It is the last money for unmet needs. It is for the months and years to come,” Sullivan said.

How will Puerto Rico spend the $1.5 billion, according to its plan? According to HUD, about $1.2 billion of the fund must be spent on recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the areas most impacted and distressed, including Adjuntas, Aguada, Aguadilla, Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Añasco, Arecibo, Arroyo, Barceloneta, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Caguas, Camuy, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cataño, Cayey, Ciales, Cidra, Coamo, Comerío, Corozal, Dorado, Fajardo, Guayama, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Hatillo, Humacao, Isabela, Juana Díaz, Juncos, Lares, Las Piedras, Loíza, Manatí, Maunabo, Mayagüez, Moca, Morovis, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Ponce, Río Grande, Salinas, San Juan, San Lorenzo, San Sebastián, Santa Isabel, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Utuado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Villalba, Yabucoa, and Yauco.

González said the action plan for the $1.5 billion was prepared using input from mayors and nonprofit groups, as well as from numerous public hearings. He said once the action plan is made public in May, the agency is required to receive more public input before HUD approves the final plan in June.

By August, the first bids to hire companies for contracts will be sent out.

Concerns among builders

Stephen Spears, president of the Associated General Contractors Puerto Rico Chapter, says the funds were encouraging news, and the fact the local Housing Department was working with HUD to collect information and disburse funds will ensure local contractors will have a fair chance to obtain grants to perform work.

–Read the rest of this article in Caribbean Business’ epaper here.

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Tensions rise as Puerto Rico residents lack basic services, electricity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The agencies have been given five days to present a plan on how and when they will address the needs of rural towns, an order that came as police in a small mountain town blocked power crews from leaving Tuesday. Joining the protest was the mayor and dozens of people who noted that nearly 40 percent of Las Piedras’ inhabitants were still without electricity service as crews prepared to leave for another town on company orders.

“This is unfair,” 62-year-old town resident Rafael Jimenez said by phone. “I don’t have a problem with other towns getting power because it’s a national necessity, but we need it, too.”

When an island-wide blackout hit earlier this month, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud, who has reported extensively on the island’s devastation, reported that the power authority would prioritize restoring electricity to hospitals, the airport and gas stations. Residences would receive the lowest priority.

The standoff caught the attention of top Puerto Rico government officials and ended several hours later after the power company promised it would keep crews in Las Piedras until service is fully restored. Justo Gonzalez, the company’ executive sub director, said in a statement that he is committed to restoring power to everyone but that blocking crews would only delay those efforts.

More than 33,000 power customers across Puerto Rico remain in the dark, including Jimenez, who said he has spent hundreds of dollars to run a small generator to help keep his relatives alive.

Jimenez is caring for his 97-year-old grandmother, who is bedridden and relies on an oxygen tank, as well as for his elderly parents. His mother relies on refrigerated insulin.

The family has been without power since Hurricane Irma, which brushed past Puerto Rico’s northeastern coast as a Category 5 storm Sept. 6. Maria then hit the island Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, killing dozens of people and causing more than an estimated $100 billion in damage.

“People are not doing well,” Las Piedras Mayor Miguel Lopez told The Associated Press, noting that there are many elderly people in his town. “They are suffering.”

The mayors of rural towns across Puerto Rico recently complained that they remain largely forgotten, prompting the island’s Senate president on Monday to order agencies such as the power company as well as Puerto Rico’s department of transportation and housing authority to submit a restoration plan and a timetable to meet the mayors’ needs.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is overseeing federal power restoration efforts on the island, has said they expect to restore power to everyone by late May. Many remain wary of that timetable, including federal legislators who have requested that the agency’s mission be extended as they note that the Atlantic hurricane seasons starts June 1.

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 News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 29, 2018: When it comes to weed, Latin American cities serve up some of the cheapest globally. According to a recent study by Seedo, you can get a gram of ganja in five Latin America nations for less than US$5. Here’s where you can find the cheapest weed globally.

1: Ecuador

In Quito, Ecuador, where weed is partially legal, you can buy a gram for a mere US $1.34, the lowest anywhere in the world based on the 120 countries surveyed, which excluded the Caribbean region, including Jamaica.

2: Colombia

In Bogota, Colombia, a gram of marijuana will set you back just US $2.20, that’s the second cheapest out of the 120 countries surveyed. Weed here is partially legal as well.

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3: Paraguay

In Asuncion, Paraguay, a gram of partially legal weed will cost US $2.22, the third cheapest out of the 120 nations surveyed.

4: Panama

In Panama City, where ganja is still illegal, you can still get a gram for less than four dollars at US $3.85 per gram, the fourth cheapest in the survey.

5: Uruguay

In Montevideo, Uruguay, where marijuana is legal, you will have to shell out a bit more than the other Latin American cities featured here but at US $ 4.15, it is still far cheaper than weed in South Korea or Japan at under $5 and the fifth cheapest globally – at least in the Seedo list of cities and nations surveyed.

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Travis Reinking was booked into Davidson County jail on four counts of criminal homicide related to a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch.

Travis Reinking was booked into Davidson County jail on four counts of criminal homicide related to a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch.(Photo: MNPD)

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking’s one-bedroom apartment contained more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, two laptops and a GoPro camera, according to court documents.

Police have also determined how much ammunition was used when they said Reinking, 29, opened fire in the Sunday morning shooting.

The investigation into the shooting, which killed four people and injured several others, is progressing along multiple tracks, with some officers pulling data from Reinking’s electronic devices and others combing through evidence from the crime scene.

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Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel carry a black backpack from the woods after the nearby arrest Monday, April 23, 2018, of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Godmother of DeEbony Groves, who refused to give her name, cries as she listens to Chief of Police Steve Anderson talk to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Lydia French said she called 911 on MondayÊafter she saw a man who looked like Reinking emerge from the woods offÊMurfreesboro Pike looking “shocked” and “disoriented.” That person turned out to be Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured near Old Hickory Boulevard and Hobson Pike on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Metro Nashville Police Department Photo

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel escort Travis Reinking, the Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect, from Nashville General Hospital Monday, April 23, 3018.  Alan Poizner / For The Tennessean

A window is boarded up at the Antioch Waffle House which remains closed Monday, April 23, 2018 after four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Metro Nashville Police chief Steve Anderson speaks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in a construction site area near his apartment complex Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel leave the woods near where Antioch Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking was arrested Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Police search for Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in the area of Smith Springs Pky and Mt. View Rd. Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Law enforcement personnel escort accused Antioch Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking into booking Monday, April 23, 3018, at Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Spectators come out to watch as Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in an area near his apartment complex. Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in a construction site area near his apartment complex Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Metro Nashville Police Lt. Carlos Lara talks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Ginevieve Alvarez, 11, talks on the phone to her friends after seeing Antioch Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking run down the street in her neighborhood just before his arrest Monday, April 23, 3018 in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel carry out a black backpack and brown paper bag from the woods after the nearby arrest Monday, April 23, 2018, of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel go into the woods after the arrest nearby of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday, April 23, 3018 in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Neighbors watch police activity in Old Hickory Commons neighborhood near where Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was arrested on Monday, April 23, 3018, in Nashville, Tenn. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather on a construction road behind Discovery at Mountain View apartments where Waffle House shooting suspect was believed to have lived. He was captured nearby by police Monday afternoon, April 23, 3018.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Residents stand at the corner of Paddington and Smith Springs Parkway Law as helicopters and police dogs search the area Monday, April 23, 2018, for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting in which four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Police search for Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in the area of Smith Springs Pky and Mt. View Rd. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Police direct traffic in Old Hickory Commons neighborhood near where a witness said she saw Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking run down her street before his arrest on Monday, April 23, 3018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Plywood has been installed over bullet holes Monday, April 23, 3018, at the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking is taken into custody on Monday, April 23, 2018 after a 34-hour manhunt. Reinking is accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House on Sunday.  MNPD

Travis Reinking, picture taken in July 2017 after his arrest at the White House in Washington D.C. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Chief of Police Steve Anderson listens as Lt. Carlo Lara talks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a shooting at Waffle House that killed 4 people, is believed to be a suspect in a vehicle theft at BMW of Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Brentwood Police

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Police have been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in an area near his apartment complex. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron updates media Monday, April 23, 2018, on the search for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel pause outside a house after searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a shooting at Waffle House that killed 4 people, is believed to be a suspect in a vehicle theft at BMW of Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Brentwood Police

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel move to a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel move to a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel gather at a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Part of an ATF special response team of 20 officers and two dogs from Dallas mobilizes Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

An ATF special response team of 20 officers and two dogs from Dallas gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

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Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking captured

In documents filed with a search warrant in criminal court, police said they seized a black GoPro camera, which can be used to record video. On Wednesday, police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that video footage “is among the material being collected from the electronic devices.”

Aaron would not describe the content of the video footage. He said the analysis of the video and other digital information was “part of the police department’s efforts to learn as much as we can about Reinking.”

At the same time, the analysis of crime scene evidence continues. Police Chief Steve Anderson told community members that “it appears that 30 rounds were expended” during the shooting, Aaron said.

Police found more ammunition in the pockets of the green bomber jacket they said Reinking wore during the shooting.

Detective Derry Baltimore outlined what police seized from Reinking’s apartment in paperwork filed in court Tuesday.

  • Remington .30-06 rifle with a magazine
  • 824 long rifle cartridges
  • 87 rifle cartridges
  • 43 .22 cartridges
  • 30 .223 cartridges
  • 29 .45 automatic cartridges
  • Two gun scopes
  • GoPro camera
  • Four cell phones, including a white iPhone
  • Two laptops
  • Two PC towers
  • Two hard drives
  • Two jump drives
  • Three routers
  • Modem

Reinking was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a 34-hour manhunt that included hundreds of law enforcement officers.

He was charged with criminal homicide in the deaths of four people. On Tuesday afternoon, police added four charges of attempted criminal homicide.

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking Told Tech in Audio to ‘Jump off a Bridge or Something’

The man who allegedly killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, early Sunday morning told the owner of a laptop repair shop to “jump off a bridge” after he asked employees to delete everything on his hard drive a couple weeks before the shooting.

Travis Reinking, 29, took his laptop to Dang It Repair in March. Robert Hartline, the owner of the repair shop, said there was nothing weird about the transaction.

Reinking then made a phone call on April 11, two weeks before the shooting, and asked an employee if the shop could erase the hard drive after saying he had an issue with it.

“Sorry, are you wanting to make a backup disk? Or—” a technician asked, according to a recording of the phone call obtained by WSMV and published Tuesday.

Travis Reinking, 29, is placed in the back of a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 23. Reinking made a phone call to an electronics repair shop two weeks before the shooting and asked an employee if they could erase his hard drive. Getty Images

Reinking cut him off and implied that the technician knew what he was talking about.

“No, uh, yeah, that’s what I’m saying. If I made a backup disk and kept that for later and had somebody analyze it, they are not going to find anything on it that you guys put there, are they?” Reinking asked the technician. “Why are you guys doing this, man? I don’t get it. Why…what are you getting out of this?”

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When the technician said they didn’t understand the question and suggested Reinking bring in his laptop for them to take a look, he called the technician a liar. Before hanging up, Reinking said the tech should “jump off a bridge or something.”

“Yeah, well, go kill yourself then. Jump off a bridge or something,” Reinking said.

Hartline said Reinking sounded “paranoid” during the phone call. Hartline made the decision to send the audio to the police.

“It was my feeling the faster we put this info out there for everyone, the faster families can deal with their pain of loss,” Hartline told WSMV.

The shooting on Sunday launched a manhunt for the 29-year-old suspect. Reinking was found in the woods 35 hours later and taken into custody. He has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide in connection with the shooting.

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La secretaria de Justicia, Wanda Vázquez Garced, informó hoy que la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos del Departamento de Justicia comenzó una investigación civil relacionada a las prácticas de negocios de la red social Facebook, sobre la recolección de data y el uso de la misma por terceros no autorizados.

“El requerimiento de información y producción de documentos busca obtener la data necesaria para llevar a cabo un análisis de las prácticas de seguridad y privacidad de los usuarios con relación a la práctica de Facebook en cuanto a compartir los datos a terceros”, reza un comunicado de prensa de la agencia.

La secretaria Auxiliar de la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos, Denise Maldonado Rosa, dijo que Puerto Rico se une a otros estados que investigan las prácticas de privacidad de la red social.

“Los puertorriqueños están al tanto de las revelaciones recientes de que los datos de 87 billones de los usuarios de la plataforma social Facebook que terceros tuvieron acceso a su información sin el conocimiento ni consentimiento de sus usuarios. Facebook anunció que está en el proceso de notificar a sus usuarios quienes pudiesen haber sido impactados por el uso no autorizado de datos compartidos”, añade el comunicado.

Maldonado Rosa añadió que “la privacidad y seguridad de datos personales son vitalmente importantes en la era digital. Los usuarios merecen conocer los datos que recolecta Facebook y cómo la misma es utilizada y compartida”.

El 11 de abril el fundador de Facebook, Marck Mark Zuckerberg, aseguró en una vista en el Congreso de Estados Unidos que los datos personales de millones de usuarios, incluidos los suyos,  fueron vendidos sin su consentimiento a la empresa de consultoría política Cambridge Analytica. 

El escándalo de los datos de Facebook estalló en marzo, cuando varios medios revelaron que la empresa había usado datos de Facebook para elaborar perfiles psicológicos de votantes que supuestamente vendieron, entre otros, a la campaña del ahora presidente Donald Trump durante las elecciones de 2016.

Según Zuckerberg, Facebook comenzó a notificar a los usuarios que habían visto comprometidos sus datos con Cambridge Analytica.

Durante la audiencia en el Congreso, el líder de la famosa red social también aceptó que que Facebook recopila información de personas que no utilizan sus servicios “por motivos de seguridad”.

No obstante, Clarence Mitchell, portavoz de Cambridge Analytica, aseguró que la empresa a la que representa ha sido víctima de malentendidos y de información errónea. 

Mitchell también insistió en que la compañíano violó ninguna ley, pero reconoció que había encomendado una investigación independiente que se está desarrollando.

“La empresa ha sido retratada en algunos lugares como el villano de una cinta de Bond”, aseveró.

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Puerto Rico still doesn’t know how many people died from Hurricane Maria. The official death toll of people drowned in floods, killed by landslides, caught in collapsed houses, or who perished from environmental or health problems in the immediate aftermath of the storm seven months ago sits at 64. By just about all accounts, that is an undercount by at least an order of magnitude. New York Timesreview of daily mortality rates found just over 1,000 more people died during and after the storm than expected. Additional analyses suggests similar figures. Governor Ricardo Rosselló is expected to release a full review of the island’s death toll next month.

One difficulty in making these grisly calculations is that Puerto Ricans are still dying from Hurricane Maria. The storm erased the island’s power grid and crushed critical health-care infrastructure, and then the tepid disaster recovery response allowed infectious disease and mental-health issues to fester for months. There are still plenty of significant health-care challenges on the island that stem from Maria. And even as recovery stretches on, the bodies are counted, and the public-health system scrambles to avoid capsizing, the next hurricane season looms just a couple months away.

Puerto Rico was in the grip of a public-health crisis well before Maria barreled ashore in September. Zika had become endemic in the humid, tropical climate over a year before, and like many of the illnesses emerging on the island, it took advantage of a health-care system that lay in shambles. The major—and ongoing—financial and energy crunch that forced Congress to pass a bailout bill in early 2016 also hamstrung many health-care facilities. During his visit to Puerto Rico in May of that year, then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew toured a major hospital with leaking ceilings, faltering electricity, supply delays in life-saving medications, and a backlog of dialysis patients. It was emblematic of a health-care system hobbled by crumbling infrastructure and evaporating municipal funds.

But even when the lights are on and hospitals run smoothly, demographic, geographic, and political features all contribute to a slate of inherent health challenges. Puerto Rico has experienced mass out-migration to the mainland over the past few decades, leaving behind on the island a population that is disproportionately elderly and sick. Puerto Rico has a health profile more akin to developing countries and poor communities of color than to the United States as a whole. Infant mortality has always been higher on the island than on the mainland. The infectious-disease burden is also higher than on the mainland, with forests and damp places on the island serving as reservoirs for old tropical-fever diseases that have all but been forgotten on the north side of the Caribbean.

In all, what Hurricane Maria encountered was a system perched only a small disaster away from complete chaos. But the hurricane was a very large disaster. The lackluster and slow federal response, the lack of coordination between different levels of government, the Puerto Rican Power Authority’s complete failure, and the ongoing Congress-imposed austerity plan all contributed to a months-long power outage and a drawn-out, patchwork recovery—one punctuated by a total blackout last week. Even in the best of circumstances, Maria would have created a public-health catastrophe, but what ensued was worse than it needed to be.

Doctors initially performed surgery in darkness. Primary care and dialysis services across the island ground to a halt. People drank water from Superfund sites, and pollution and trash sprawled across the island. With many people in rural areas being exposed to contaminated water, Puerto Rico faced a fatal outbreak of the fever disease leptospirosis. Experts sounded the alarm about the mental-health problems that could emerge as residents dealt with both the trauma of the storm and recovery, and with the deaths of loved ones and friends.

New evidence details the ongoing public-health fallout from the storm over half a year later. An April commentary from Pennsylvania State University researcher Alexis R. Santos-Lozada in Health Affairsindicates just who’s been at risk in the post-Maria landscape:

“In particular, we have found that the excess deaths were concentrated among older age groups. For example,among people in Puerto Rico ages seventy and older, the death rate for the period September–October was 27 percent higher in 2017, compared to previous years. Excess deaths were also concentrated in nursing homes (where the numbers of deaths were 45 percent higher in 2017 than in 2016) and emergency departments (where there was a 41 percent increase)”

A comprehensive analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation  finds evidence of significant progress since last winter, but also some lingering problems settling in. A series of interviews with residents and other stakeholders found a heavy reliance on temporary shelters and tarps among many Puerto Ricans, continuing financial instability, and disruption of daily health-care. The sole constant for many people is that there are no constants; no real ability to set health-care routines and engage in healthy behaviors.

The most recent blackout again disrupted lives, while exposing thousands to hazardous pollutants. “I was in Ponce and the sewage water was flooding the area,” recalled Ruth Santiago, an environmental lawyer at the Inter American University Law School in San Juan. “Schools are out. Courts are closed. The big mall is closed … The water pumps stop working because there’s no electricity, so raw sewage [was] backing up.”

The rolling blackouts and damaged infrastructure are just one component of the health-care situation. The Kaiser Family Foundation report highlights the accelerating outmigration since the storm and the resultant aging and sickening of the island’s population.“The Puerto Rican government projects a 10.9% cumulative decline in population over the six years following the hurricanes,” it said. An NPR story finds that among the remaining elderly residents, access to long-term support and nursing is declining.

KFF also reports that the physical health needs of those remaining on the island have increased since the storm. While major outbreaks have been contained or averted, “some individuals experienced worsened chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, due to gaps in care and medications following the storms.” With reduced access to quality food, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices, stress-linked conditions like ulcers, orthopedic problems, and weight gain are increasing in prevalance. Other reports find that dialysis patients—especially in rural places where local hospitals have been destroyed or incapacitated—are facing worsening outcomes.

Perhaps the most alarming finding is the increased burden of mental-health problems following Hurricane Maria. KFF found “sharp increases in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among the communities they serve.” Again, these problems heavily affected the most vulnerable. “Some interviewees pointed to ongoing emotional struggles among children, noting that some become very fearful and cry every time it rains,” the report notes.

Mental-health professionals are noticing a marked increase in suicides. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “from November 2017 through January 2018, a crisis hotline run by Puerto Rico’s Department of Health received 3,050 calls from people who said they had attempted suicide, a 246% increase compared to the same time last year. In the same three-month period, the hotline received 9,645 calls from people who said that they had thought about attempting suicide — an 83% jump from the same time last year.” These findings are supported by a March story from Quartz, which found suicides up by a third compared to the same time period in 2016.

This slowly unfolding public-health crisis lacks the drama of the major outbreaks predicted in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but presents tremendous challenges. Still, it remains possible that an improved financial plan and outlook, along with increased access to sustainable energy, assistance from the federal government, and massive public-health campaigns from the Puerto Rican government, could combine to right the ship.

The progress that has been made, though, is extraordinarily fragile. Puerto Rico simply cannot abide another hit from a hurricane while it recovers. Historical luck is on its side—for being smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic’s hurricane alley, it’s faced remarkably few direct hits from major storms over the past few decades—but the fate of public health on the island depends mostly on the hope that those historical winds keep on blowing. It’s unclear if Puerto Rico will even know how many people died from the last hurricane season before the next one begins in June.

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Puerto Rico still doesn’t know how many people died from Hurricane Maria. The official death toll of people drowned in floods, killed by landslides, caught in collapsed houses, or who perished from environmental or health problems in the immediate aftermath of the storm seven months ago sits at 64. By just about all accounts, that is an undercount by at least an order of magnitude. New York Times review of daily mortality rates found just over 1,000 more people died during and after the storm than expected. Additional analyses suggests similar figures. Governor Ricardo Rosselló is expected to release a full review of the island’s death toll next month.

One difficulty in making these grisly calculations is that Puerto Ricans are still dying from Hurricane Maria. The storm erased the island’s power grid and crushed critical health-care infrastructure, and then the tepid disaster recovery response allowed infectious disease and mental-health issues to fester for months. There are still plenty of significant health-care challenges on the island that stem from Maria. And even as recovery stretches on, the bodies are counted, and the public-health system scrambles to avoid capsizing, the next hurricane season looms just a couple months away.

Puerto Rico was in the grip of a public-health crisis well before Maria barreled ashore in September. Zika had become endemic in the humid, tropical climate over a year before, and like many of the illnesses emerging on the island, it took advantage of a health-care system that lay in shambles. The major—and ongoing—financial and energy crunch that forced Congress to pass a bailout bill in early 2016 also hamstrung many health-care facilities. During his visit to Puerto Rico in May of that year, then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew toured a major hospital with leaking ceilings, faltering electricity, supply delays in life-saving medications, and a backlog of dialysis patients. It was emblematic of a health-care system hobbled by crumbling infrastructure and evaporating municipal funds.

But even when the lights are on and hospitals run smoothly, demographic, geographic, and political features all contribute to a slate of inherent health challenges. Puerto Rico has experienced mass out-migration to the mainland over the past few decades, leaving behind on the island a population that is disproportionately elderly and sick. Puerto Rico has a health profile more akin to developing countries and poor communities of color than to the United States as a whole. Infant mortality has always been higher on the island than on the mainland. The infectious-disease burden is also higher than on the mainland, with forests and damp places on the island serving as reservoirs for old tropical-fever diseases that have all but been forgotten on the north side of the Caribbean.

In all, what Hurricane Maria encountered was a system perched only a small disaster away from complete chaos. But the hurricane was a very large disaster. The lackluster and slow federal response, the lack of coordination between different levels of government, the Puerto Rican Power Authority’s complete failure, and the ongoing Congress-imposed austerity plan all contributed to a months-long power outage and a drawn-out, patchwork recovery—one punctuated by a total blackout last week. Even in the best of circumstances, Maria would have created a public-health catastrophe, but what ensued was worse than it needed to be.

Doctors initially performed surgery in darkness. Primary care and dialysis services across the island ground to a halt. People drank water from Superfund sites, and pollution and trash sprawled across the island. With many people in rural areas being exposed to contaminated water, Puerto Rico faced a fatal outbreak of the fever disease leptospirosis. Experts sounded the alarm about the mental-health problems that could emerge as residents dealt with both the trauma of the storm and recovery, and with the deaths of loved ones and friends.

New evidence details the ongoing public-health fallout from the storm over half a year later. An April commentary from Pennsylvania State University researcher Alexis R. Santos-Lozada in Health Affairsindicates just who’s been at risk in the post-Maria landscape:

“In particular, we have found that the excess deaths were concentrated among older age groups. For example,among people in Puerto Rico ages seventy and older, the death rate for the period September–October was 27 percent higher in 2017, compared to previous years. Excess deaths were also concentrated in nursing homes (where the numbers of deaths were 45 percent higher in 2017 than in 2016) and emergency departments (where there was a 41 percent increase)”

A comprehensive analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation  finds evidence of significant progress since last winter, but also some lingering problems settling in. A series of interviews with residents and other stakeholders found a heavy reliance on temporary shelters and tarps among many Puerto Ricans, continuing financial instability, and disruption of daily health-care. The sole constant for many people is that there are no constants; no real ability to set health-care routines and engage in healthy behaviors.

The most recent blackout again disrupted lives, while exposing thousands to hazardous pollutants. “I was in Ponce and the sewage water was flooding the area,” recalled Ruth Santiago, an environmental lawyer at the Inter American University Law School in San Juan. “Schools are out. Courts are closed. The big mall is closed … The water pumps stop working because there’s no electricity, so raw sewage [was] backing up.”

The rolling blackouts and damaged infrastructure are just one component of the health-care situation. The Kaiser Family Foundation report highlights the accelerating outmigration since the storm and the resultant aging and sickening of the island’s population.“The Puerto Rican government projects a 10.9% cumulative decline in population over the six years following the hurricanes,” it said. An NPR story finds that among the remaining elderly residents, access to long-term support and nursing is declining.

KFF also reports that the physical health needs of those remaining on the island have increased since the storm. While major outbreaks have been contained or averted, “some individuals experienced worsened chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, due to gaps in care and medications following the storms.” With reduced access to quality food, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices, stress-linked conditions like ulcers, orthopedic problems, and weight gain are increasing in prevalance. Other reports find that dialysis patients—especially in rural places where local hospitals have been destroyed or incapacitated—are facing worsening outcomes.

Perhaps the most alarming finding is the increased burden of mental-health problems following Hurricane Maria. KFF found “sharp increases in depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among the communities they serve.” Again, these problems heavily affected the most vulnerable. “Some interviewees pointed to ongoing emotional struggles among children, noting that some become very fearful and cry every time it rains,” the report notes.

Mental-health professionals are noticing a marked increase in suicides. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, “from November 2017 through January 2018, a crisis hotline run by Puerto Rico’s Department of Health received 3,050 calls from people who said they had attempted suicide, a 246% increase compared to the same time last year. In the same three-month period, the hotline received 9,645 calls from people who said that they had thought about attempting suicide — an 83% jump from the same time last year.” These findings are supported by a March story from Quartz, which found suicides up by a third compared to the same time period in 2016.

This slowly unfolding public-health crisis lacks the drama of the major outbreaks predicted in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but presents tremendous challenges. Still, it remains possible that an improved financial plan and outlook, along with increased access to sustainable energy, assistance from the federal government, and massive public-health campaigns from the Puerto Rican government, could combine to right the ship.

The progress that has been made, though, is extraordinarily fragile. Puerto Rico simply cannot abide another hit from a hurricane while it recovers. Historical luck is on its side—for being smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic’s hurricane alley, it’s faced remarkably few direct hits from major storms over the past few decades—but the fate of public health on the island depends mostly on the hope that those historical winds keep on blowing. It’s unclear if Puerto Rico will even know how many people died from the last hurricane season before the next one begins in June.

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La secretaria de Justicia, Wanda Vázquez Garced, informó hoy que la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos del Departamento de Justicia comenzó una investigación civil relacionada a las prácticas de negocios de la red social Facebook, sobre la recolección de data y el uso de la misma por terceros no autorizados.

“El requerimiento de información y producción de documentos busca obtener la data necesaria para llevar a cabo un análisis de las prácticas de seguridad y privacidad de los usuarios con relación a la práctica de Facebook en cuanto a compartir los datos a terceros”, reza un comunicado de prensa de la agencia.

La secretaria Auxiliar de la Oficina de Asuntos Monopolísticos, Denise Maldonado Rosa, dijo que Puerto Rico se une a otros estados que investigan las prácticas de privacidad de la red social.

“Los puertorriqueños están al tanto de las revelaciones recientes de que los datos de 87 billones de los usuarios de la plataforma social Facebook que terceros tuvieron acceso a su información sin el conocimiento ni consentimiento de sus usuarios. Facebook anunció que está en el proceso de notificar a sus usuarios quienes pudiesen haber sido impactados por el uso no autorizado de datos compartidos”, añade el comunicado.

Maldonado Rosa añadió que “la privacidad y seguridad de datos personales son vitalmente importantes en la era digital. Los usuarios merecen conocer los datos que recolecta Facebook y cómo la misma es utilizada y compartida”.

El 11 de abril el fundador de Facebook, Marck Mark Zuckerberg, aseguró en una vista en el Congreso de Estados Unidos que los datos personales de millones de usuarios, incluidos los suyos,  fueron vendidos sin su consentimiento a la empresa de consultoría política Cambridge Analytica. 

El escándalo de los datos de Facebook estalló en marzo, cuando varios medios revelaron que la empresa había usado datos de Facebook para elaborar perfiles psicológicos de votantes que supuestamente vendieron, entre otros, a la campaña del ahora presidente Donald Trump durante las elecciones de 2016.

Según Zuckerberg, Facebook comenzó a notificar a los usuarios que habían visto comprometidos sus datos con Cambridge Analytica.

Durante la audiencia en el Congreso, el líder de la famosa red social también aceptó que que Facebook recopila información de personas que no utilizan sus servicios “por motivos de seguridad”.

No obstante, Clarence Mitchell, portavoz de Cambridge Analytica, aseguró que la empresa a la que representa ha sido víctima de malentendidos y de información errónea. 

Mitchell también insistió en que la compañíano violó ninguna ley, pero reconoció que había encomendado una investigación independiente que se está desarrollando.

“La empresa ha sido retratada en algunos lugares como el villano de una cinta de Bond”, aseveró.

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking Told Tech in Audio to ‘Jump off a Bridge or Something’

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The man who allegedly killed four people at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, early Sunday morning told the owner of a laptop repair shop to “jump off a bridge” after he asked employees to delete everything on his hard drive a couple weeks before the shooting.

Travis Reinking, 29, took his laptop to Dang It Repair in March. Robert Hartline, the owner of the repair shop, said there was nothing weird about the transaction.

Reinking then made a phone call on April 11, two weeks before the shooting, and asked an employee if the shop could erase the hard drive after saying he had an issue with it.

“Sorry, are you wanting to make a backup disk? Or—” a technician asked, according to a recording of the phone call obtained by WSMV and published Tuesday.

Travis Reinking, 29, is placed in the back of a police car after being arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 23. Reinking made a phone call to an electronics repair shop two weeks before the shooting and asked an employee if they could erase his hard drive. Getty Images

Reinking cut him off and implied that the technician knew what he was talking about.

“No, uh, yeah, that’s what I’m saying. If I made a backup disk and kept that for later and had somebody analyze it, they are not going to find anything on it that you guys put there, are they?” Reinking asked the technician. “Why are you guys doing this, man? I don’t get it. Why…what are you getting out of this?”

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When the technician said they didn’t understand the question and suggested Reinking bring in his laptop for them to take a look, he called the technician a liar. Before hanging up, Reinking said the tech should “jump off a bridge or something.”

“Yeah, well, go kill yourself then. Jump off a bridge or something,” Reinking said.

Hartline said Reinking sounded “paranoid” during the phone call. Hartline made the decision to send the audio to the police.

“It was my feeling the faster we put this info out there for everyone, the faster families can deal with their pain of loss,” Hartline told WSMV.

The shooting on Sunday launched a manhunt for the 29-year-old suspect. Reinking was found in the woods 35 hours later and taken into custody. He has been charged with four counts of criminal homicide in connection with the shooting.

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Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking’s one-bedroom apartment contained more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, two laptops and a GoPro camera, according to court documents.

Police have also determined how much ammunition was used when they said Reinking, 29, opened fire in the Sunday morning shooting.

The investigation into the shooting, which killed four people and injured several others, is progressing along multiple tracks, with some officers pulling data from Reinking’s electronic devices and others combing through evidence from the crime scene.

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Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel carry a black backpack from the woods after the nearby arrest Monday, April 23, 2018, of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Godmother of DeEbony Groves, who refused to give her name, cries as she listens to Chief of Police Steve Anderson talk to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Lydia French said she called 911 on MondayÊafter she saw a man who looked like Reinking emerge from the woods offÊMurfreesboro Pike looking “shocked” and “disoriented.” That person turned out to be Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured near Old Hickory Boulevard and Hobson Pike on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Metro Nashville Police Department Photo

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel escort Travis Reinking, the Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect, from Nashville General Hospital Monday, April 23, 3018.  Alan Poizner / For The Tennessean

A window is boarded up at the Antioch Waffle House which remains closed Monday, April 23, 2018 after four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Metro Nashville Police chief Steve Anderson speaks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in a construction site area near his apartment complex Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel leave the woods near where Antioch Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking was arrested Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Police search for Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in the area of Smith Springs Pky and Mt. View Rd. Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a deadly shooting at an Antioch Waffle House, is escorted into Hill Detention Center for booking in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Law enforcement personnel escort accused Antioch Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking into booking Monday, April 23, 3018, at Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn.  Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Spectators come out to watch as Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in an area near his apartment complex. Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in a construction site area near his apartment complex Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Metro Nashville Police Lt. Carlos Lara talks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured Monday, April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Ginevieve Alvarez, 11, talks on the phone to her friends after seeing Antioch Waffle House suspect Travis Reinking run down the street in her neighborhood just before his arrest Monday, April 23, 3018 in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel carry out a black backpack and brown paper bag from the woods after the nearby arrest Monday, April 23, 2018, of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel go into the woods after the arrest nearby of Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking Monday, April 23, 3018 in Nashville, Tenn.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Neighbors watch police activity in Old Hickory Commons neighborhood near where Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was arrested on Monday, April 23, 3018, in Nashville, Tenn. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather on a construction road behind Discovery at Mountain View apartments where Waffle House shooting suspect was believed to have lived. He was captured nearby by police Monday afternoon, April 23, 3018.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Residents stand at the corner of Paddington and Smith Springs Parkway Law as helicopters and police dogs search the area Monday, April 23, 2018, for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting in which four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect was captured Monday afternoon.   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Police search for Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in the area of Smith Springs Pky and Mt. View Rd. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Police direct traffic in Old Hickory Commons neighborhood near where a witness said she saw Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking run down her street before his arrest on Monday, April 23, 3018, in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Plywood has been installed over bullet holes Monday, April 23, 3018, at the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking is taken into custody on Monday, April 23, 2018 after a 34-hour manhunt. Reinking is accused of fatally shooting four people at a Waffle House on Sunday.  MNPD

Travis Reinking, picture taken in July 2017 after his arrest at the White House in Washington D.C. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Chief of Police Steve Anderson listens as Lt. Carlo Lara talks to the media at a press conference after Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was captured. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a shooting at Waffle House that killed 4 people, is believed to be a suspect in a vehicle theft at BMW of Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Brentwood Police

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel search Monday, April 23, 2018, in the area of Smith Springs Recreation Area for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Larry McCormack / The Tennessean

Law enforcement return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Police have been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was found in an area near his apartment complex. Monday April 23, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn   Larry McCormack / The Tennessea

Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron updates media Monday, April 23, 2018, on the search for the suspect in the Antioch Waffle House shooting where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel pause outside a house after searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.   Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel return from searching a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement has been searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Travis Reinking, the suspect in a shooting at Waffle House that killed 4 people, is believed to be a suspect in a vehicle theft at BMW of Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  Brentwood Police

ATF personnel search a wooded area Monday, April 23, 2018 near the Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting, for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel move to a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel move to a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

ATF personnel gather at a new staging area Monday, April 23, 2018, in the parking lot at Church of Christ Burnette Chapel, scene of the 2017 Antioch church shooting. Law enforcement is searching for a second day for the gunman who shot and killed four people early Sunday morning in a nearby Waffle House in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Part of an ATF special response team of 20 officers and two dogs from Dallas mobilizes Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large. Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

An ATF special response team of 20 officers and two dogs from Dallas gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

Law enforcement personnel gather Monday, April 23, 2018, at the police command post across from the Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed by a gunman early Sunday morning in Nashville, Tenn. The suspect is still at large.  Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

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Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking captured

In documents filed with a search warrant in criminal court, police said they seized a black GoPro camera, which can be used to record video. On Wednesday, police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that video footage “is among the material being collected from the electronic devices.”

Aaron would not describe the content of the video footage. He said the analysis of the video and other digital information was “part of the police department’s efforts to learn as much as we can about Reinking.”

At the same time, the analysis of crime scene evidence continues. Police Chief Steve Anderson told community members that “it appears that 30 rounds were expended” during the shooting, Aaron said.

Police found more ammunition in the pockets of the green bomber jacket they said Reinking wore during the shooting.

Detective Derry Baltimore outlined what police seized from Reinking’s apartment in paperwork filed in court Tuesday.

  • Remington .30-06 rifle with a magazine
  • 824 long rifle cartridges
  • 87 rifle cartridges
  • 43 .22 cartridges
  • 30 .223 cartridges
  • 29 .45 automatic cartridges
  • Two gun scopes
  • GoPro camera
  • Four cell phones, including a white iPhone
  • Two laptops
  • Two PC towers
  • Two hard drives
  • Two jump drives
  • Three routers
  • Modem

Reinking was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a 34-hour manhunt that included hundreds of law enforcement officers.

He was charged with criminal homicide in the deaths of four people. On Tuesday afternoon, police added four charges of attempted criminal homicide.

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