FBI TRAINING EXERCISE MOCK RAID IN A PUBLIC HOTEL AT NIGHT SNAFU SNAGS INNOCENT MAN
So the FBI is an extremely large organization and has been for decades. And it’s also a sprawling bureaucracy, which means things get lost in the shuffle. And there’s human error, of course. It’s not clear which of those things led to the latest public snafu for the organization. But human error seems to be a major problem here. The FBI decided to conduct a mock raid, which is fine. But they decided to do this mock raid in a Boston area hotel in the middle of the night. That could be fine. Except that it was a publicly active hotel with guests. Disturb the peace, much, FBI? Because on top of that snafu stupidity, they raided the wrong room and detained an innocent bystander (sleeper) in their hotel room.
SNAFU OR CLUSTERF%CK? FBI HANDCUFFED AIRLINE PILOT, QUESTIONED HIM IN SHOWER FOR AN HOUR
So let’s recap to make sure we haven’t missed anything. The FBI conducts a mock raid for a training exercise, in a publicly active hotel near Boston in the middle of the night. That’s noisy and disturbing. Then they raid the wrong room, terrorize an innocent man, and handcuff him in the shower where they interrogated him for an hour. The poor man was an airline pilot, probably sleeping between his flights. Eventually, the agents realized their snafu clusterf%ck, and took the cuffs off the man. But then when local news tried to interview the poor pilot, he said he wasn’t allowed to talk about it?
EVEN VETERAN RETIRED FBI AGENTS SAY THIS MOCK RAID SNAFU MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL
And, well, the sprawling FBI desk jockeys didn’t bother to explain much of anything about their screwup in their issued statement. But even some retired FBI agents say none of this makes sense. Vic Hartman worked for the FBI for 25 years, and he says this whole training exercise snafu doesn’t make any sense at all. He said, “Night arrests are unusual so why would you train for a night arrest at 10 pm. It’s unusual, there could be a justification for it, it’s just not apparent to me on the surface. On the face of it, it doesn’t seem within protocol of most trainings.”
You don’t say.