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Federal Bureau of Investigation

By | December 2007
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The Oklahoma City Bombing, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, these were all very tragic events that left many dead, but what do they have in common? I'm guessing you wouldn't think it was the FBI that was common point. Well actually it is the FBI that extensively investigates these matters and makes sure that they do not happen again. The FBI has, in the long run, made the nation safer today because of all the time they put in investigating and capturing dangerous criminals and fugitives. The FBI in fact has some very interesting things that you probably do not know or have ever heard about them, including how and when the actual agency got started, what they actually do as far as what crimes they deal with every day, the different divisions and units of the organization, and I'll bet you will be surprised at just how many divisions and programs there are; the FBI has many significant cases that you have most likely never heard and some of the criminals to go along with them, and even the actual headquarters building of the FBI, and also J. Edgar Hoover himself, the famous Director of the FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the lead law enforcement agency in the Nation; they deal with major federal crimes such as terrorist and foreign threats, counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, and crimes like technology crimes, national criminal organizations, white-collar crime, and other violent crimes. As you can see there are many different things that accompany the FBI and hopefully you will learn a little bit about them. The beginnings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation go back to 1908 when Attorney General Charles Bonaparte created a force of special agents, formerly detectives and secret service men, later called the FBI ("FBI History"). Stanley Finch, a chief examiner in the Department of Justice, was the FBI's first leader, although it didn't officially have a name...
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