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   FBI raids Detroit Public Library, seizes computer and both books

21 Nov 2012 08:09 AM   |   8840 clicks   |   NBC News
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ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  
So supposedly this is about embezzlement by this Tim Cromer guy. But seriously, how much money could one hope to embezzle from the freakin' Detroit public library? Hitch your wagon to a star there, buddy.

21 Nov 2012 04:50 AM
ginandbacon    [TotalFark]  
LOL Subby!

21 Nov 2012 07:46 AM
ginandbacon    [TotalFark]  
LOL me. That was supposed to be Subby.

21 Nov 2012 07:48 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Well, what if we stopped all this bickering and had a sexy librarian thread?

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21 Nov 2012 08:14 AM
Subdue their bellies     
Another day, another Detroit thread. I sure hope someone makes a Robocop reference!

21 Nov 2012 08:15 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  
... and one of 'em wasn't even colored in yet!

21 Nov 2012 08:16 AM
mat catastrophe     
Wow, way to write a news story that fails to put information in the right order and thereby leading the reader to all sorts of wild conclusions first.

This is how it should have been put together:


A different sort of research took place at the Detroit Public Library on Tuesday, as FBI officials armed with search warrants entered the library's main offices and scoured through records, according to local news reports.

The Detroit News reported that authorities spent much of their time in the offices of the library's chief administrative officer, Tim Cromer, who according to the newspaper has been the center of several spending controversies.

The FBI also reportedly raided Cromer's house Tuesday, a source told The Detroit News.

Nine FBI agents were at the library's main offices in Detroit on Tuesday morning, The Detroit News reported. They arrived at 8 a.m. and left around 11 a.m., with three cardboard boxes and "what appeared to be computer equipment," according to the newspaper.

"I don't know how many (search) warrants," library spokesperson A.J. Funchess told The Detroit News. "They aren't really sharing a lot of information right now."

While Funchess acknowledged the library raid, he declined to provide any further comment to NBC News.

21 Nov 2012 08:23 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
You should always push the book all the way in.
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21 Nov 2012 08:25 AM
Kouvre     
Silly Subby. The computer was already stolen.

21 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
Tat'dGreaser     

mat catastrophe: Wow, way to write a news story that fails to put information in the right order and thereby leading the reader to all sorts of wild conclusions first.


Yea it was horribly put together. They acted like it was a complete shock that the FBI raided the library, then admitted they knew exactly why they did no more than a paragraph later.

21 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
Zion21     
Both books? That's more than 1!
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21 Nov 2012 08:49 AM
treesloth     

Zion21: Both books? That's more than 1![rewardslink.info image 1x1]


And one of them hadn't even been colored yet!

21 Nov 2012 09:13 AM
theshoehorn     

ox45tallboy: ... and one of 'em wasn't even colored in yet!


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21 Nov 2012 09:15 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

theshoehorn: ox45tallboy: ... and one of 'em wasn't even colored in yet!

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I should have known that was coming.

21 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
treesloth     

ox45tallboy: ... and one of 'em wasn't even colored in yet!


D'oh! Missed this one!

21 Nov 2012 09:19 AM
SweetSaws     

AverageAmericanGuy: You should always push the book all the way in.
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If my local librarian did that I'd puke

21 Nov 2012 09:22 AM
smitty04     
Tuesday's raid follows money problems that forced the system to close two branches and lay off 80 of 364 staffers - and persistent questions about spending. In a series last year, The Detroit News exposed allegations of misspending, mismanagement and nepotism.

Among other purchases that were questioned, the library bought 20 lounge chairs for $1,100 apiece at a time it was cutting staff.
In May, The News reported about Cromer's ties to a contractor who received $3 million in no-bid technology contracts.



Embezzling is becoming/has become rampant in Detroit

21 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
Zombie Eater     

Subdue their bellies: Another day, another Detroit thread. I sure hope someone makes a Robocop reference!


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21 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Detwah     
How many libraries in this great country are raided by the FBI?
I ask you, how many?
Deeetwoit rocks.

21 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
StephNET    [TotalFark]  
The real news story here is that there's a book in Detroit.

21 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
The Irresponsible Captain     
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Hot Librarian Thread on a pseudo-Friday it is.

21 Nov 2012 10:04 AM
ZeroCorpse     
This is a conspiracy. The truth is that the FBI doesn't want Black people to read.

21 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
upndn     
Is that racist?

21 Nov 2012 10:10 AM
ox45tallboy    [TotalFark]  

ZeroCorpse: This is a conspiracy. The truth is that the FBI doesn't want Black people to read.


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"You know what the most dangerous thing in America is, right?"


Link, NSFW language

21 Nov 2012 10:13 AM
smitty04     
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21 Nov 2012 11:46 AM
SlagginOff     
Laughing at Detroit never gets old.

21 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
Smiledriver     
Bazing subby. Outfarkingstanding.

21 Nov 2012 01:38 PM
NephilimNexus     
Glad to see the Feds taking an interest in cleaning up all the corrupt officials. Sure as heck can't expect the dickheads in Lansing to give a crap.

21 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Clemkadidlefark     
Detroitastan jihadist node.

21 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
penthesilea    [TotalFark]  
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My addition to the hot librarian pics.

21 Nov 2012 04:47 PM
jiggitysmith     
After living in Pennsylvania and being spoiled with Carnegie's libraries everywhere, the jokes here are actually pretty accurate. I've never seen such awful selection or more useless research materials anywhere. I think the library at my high school was more useful than any library I've been to in Michigan.

21 Nov 2012 07:43 PM
heili skrimsli    [TotalFark]  

penthesilea: [i470.photobucket.com image 600x842]

My addition to the hot librarian pics.



I don't usually go for the hairy chested ones, but in this case I might make an exception.

22 Nov 2012 06:50 AM
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