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Christopher Casamento, Pitt’s ex-emergency management director was indicted Wednesday afternoon. Casamento has been accused of stealing and selling 13,500 masks and other PPE from the University’s PPE supply for personal profit between Feb. 28 and March 22, 2020.

Former Pitt employee indicted, accused of stealing, selling N95 masks

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2021
Christopher Casamento, Pitt’s ex-emergency management director, was indicted Wednesday afternoon. Casamento has been accused of stealing and selling 13,500 masks and other PPE from the University’s PPE supply for personal profit between Feb. 28 and March 22, 2020.
Demonstrators hold a sign in Squirrel Hill on Oct. 30, 2018, after the Tree of Life shooting.

Editorial: Focus on hate crimes, not Smollett

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 27, 2019
Regardless of Smollet's alleged hoax, we have to pay more attention to dangers of hateful organizations and violent individuals.
Brad Orsini, director of Jewish Community Security at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and ex-FBI employee of 28 years, shows a bag of birdseed with a packet of KKK propaganda inside. The birdseed is used so they can throw them from vehicles onto the street without them blowing away.

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer January 29, 2019
“We’ve seen a really disturbing trend in Pittsburgh in the last 6 months with hate-related incidents,” Dave Breingan, the executive director of Lawrenceville United, said.
A broadcast journalist is filmed on the scene of a protest in opposition to President Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer November 27, 2018
From the FBI to WPXI-TV, police officers and journalists alike have to be prepared for unpredictable mass acts of violence. Because of the unpredictable characteristic of mass acts of violence, these organizations must have plans that are ready to be set in place.
Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump won’t ‘micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation, press secretary says

By Laura King | Los Angeles Times September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump is not seeking to "micromanage" the FBI's investigation of sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House press secretary said Sunday. Democrats...

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has a theory about Trump and Comey. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/ Flickr via Creative Commons)

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

By Saket Rajprohat / Senior Columnist June 20, 2017

Dear Ben Shapiro, You have been completely wrong since May 10, the day after Trump fired Comey. In the June 8 episode of The Ben Shapiro Podcast, one of the most popular conservative podcasts in...

Comey memo says Trump asked him to end investigation into Flynn

President Donald Trump, in a private meeting with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, asked him to end the criminal investigation into retired Gen. Michael Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey shortly...

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