Presidential and vice-presidential candidates automatically receive Secret Service protection within 120 days of the general election under the law. But after Tuesday’s incident in Los Angeles, some observers wonder whether the protection should start earlier.
Clancy had a three-decade career with the agency, rising to leader of President Obama’s protection detail. He retired in 2011 but was called back to lead the 6,300-person agency in 2014 following a series of embarrassing incidents.
Secret Service salaries are capped at $160,300, so many agents have been forced to work overtime without compensation during the presidential campaign. A law introduced this week would provide back pay. It appears to have backing from both Democrats and Republicans.
On July 15, law enforcement authorities from 20 countries arrested more than two dozen suspects allegedly associated with Darkode, an online forum for malicious hacking. For agencies tasked with cracking down on the Internet's underworld, it was a rare victory, cyber experts told The Crime Report. The Darkode bust, they said, shows that you don't have to scour the deep web — a part of the Internet that isn't indexed by Google — to find illegal products. The Internet is […]
Two weeks after criminal justice advocate Glenn Martin was nearly denied access to a White House event he was invited to, he's still waiting for an explanation. In a widely distributed “open letter” to President Barack Obama last week, Martin revealed that he was required to have a special escort in order to enter the White House complex for a discussion with senior officials on breaking down barriers facing ex-prisoners. Martin, who is one of the country's leading advocates for […]