A new USB flash drive was found in the women's bathroom at a NIN concert. On the drive were two things: Me, I'm Not, and an odd MP3 file called 2432.mp3. This file, when run through a spectrograph, revealed a new phone number: 1-216-333-1810. When this number is dialed, a recorded phone tap provided by the US Wiretap from the star room incident could be heard more info here. This led the listener to http://www.uswiretap.com.
Initially on visiting the us wiretap url you are greeted by /case_number_required/ a simple splash page informing you that United states wiretap for a safer America is a Partnership corporation of the Bureau Of Morality.
Incident Report Supplemental
Background Text: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Discovery: The recorded phone tap also gave a case number (the page source on /case_number_required/ also reveals the case number). When the case number is added to the end of the US Wiretap URL, one is brought to this page
Date Obtained: Feb 9th, 00 Recorded Phone Conversation available for review at 216-333-1810 Incident Report Supplemental (added from Homeland Defense files per the reciprocal filesharing protocols mandated in the Document Sharing and Profiling Act) Bureau Agent: T.C. Sikes Interviewing: Police Sgt. Jeff Slanski Profile on SLANSKI: Born: March 12, 1986, Height: 6'0", Worship: New Evangelical Comments: Converted from Catholic. Conversion probably pragmatically motivated, with eye to career advancement. ---- AGENT SIKES Good morning, Officer Slanski. My name is Claire Sikes. I'm with the Feds, and they have yanked me out of my cozy bed to wrap up this mess. SLANSKI Mess? I guess thats one word for it. AGENT SIKES OK, lets just step through the formalities. SLAN Thats not an FBI badge. AGENT SIKES No, its not. Officer Slanski, do you understand that this is an official inquiry into events surrounding the terrorist incident on the seventh of February? SLANSKI I do. AGENT SIKES And do you understand that what you say today is held under the force of oath, and any deviaions from the truth will constitute perjury and be punishable as such? SLANSKI Do I need a lawyer here, or a union rep? AGENT SIKES Do you understand? SLANSKI I do. AGENT SIKES So. February seventh. SLANSKI I was walking my beat-- AGENT SIKES Walking? Isn't there a civilian patrol for that? SLANSKI I like to do it myself every few days. People will tell you stuff if they know you. AGENT SIKES Very commendable I'm sure. SLANSKI I got a 10-48 to the Star Chamber so I got there as fast as I could. AGENT SIKES Star Chamber? SLAN Thats what they call the building. They used to print the Star out of there, back when there were newspapers. AGENT SIKES But the building is empty now. SLANSKI Yes. AGENT SIKES And locals call it the Star Chamber. SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES Officer Slanski? You seem to be taking a long time to answer the question. SLANSKI I'm trying to guess how much you know already. AGENT SIKES I know. Why don't you assume I know everything, and go from there? It will save time. SLANSKI No, its just called the Star Building.. But underground, where the printing press used to be, there's a big open space. That's the Star Chamber. AGENT SIKES Which is a...nightclub? SLANSKI Its just a place. Sometimes people get together there. Sometimes they play some music. Its not very organized, as far as I know. AGENT SIKES As far as you know? I would think it would be your job to find out exactly how organized it was. SLANS I guess I'm not a very good cop. AGENT SIKES Actually, you know, I was looking at the stats for your district. Over the last eight years, when you have been shift boss, districts under your supervision have consistently reported violent crime rates 15 to 20 percent below comparable districts matched by demo-profiles. SLANSKI There's good people in the district. AGENT SIKES Curiously, your districts also consistently under-report violations of the Freedom Act. SLANSKI It's pretty sleepy out here. AGENT SIKES Criminal speech, negligent morale, that sort of thing. SLANSKI People just want to watch TV. AGENT SIKES The difference is, citizens tend to report violent crime, whereas usually law enforcement officers are driving Freedom Act investigations. But you don't have much of an arrest record on that score. SLANSKI There's a lot of law-abiding folks in my district. Just bad luck, I guess. AGENT SIKES (no response) SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES Did you know any of the dead? SLANSKI What? AGENT SIKES The dead. There were 112 people locked in an underground nightclub you permitted to operate in your district. They were murdered over the course of 2 days, hunted down and torn to bloody pieces. Im asking if you knew any of them. SLANSKI Yeah. AGENT SIKES Do you find yourself wondering if they would have been alive if you had shut that place down? I mean, if I was you, that'd be all I could think about. SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES You answered the 10-48 and went immediately to the Star Chamber. SLANSKI When I got there a couple of feds were already stringing quarantine tape. AGENT SIKES Could you hear anything? SLANSKI Screams. Screaming and yelling. People beating on the doors, but the feds had already padlocked all the doors. AGENT SIKES By Feds you mean people like me. SLANSKI Yes. AGENT SIKES What was your role? SLANSKI Crowd control. Some phone calls got out. We had people showing up trying to get into the Star building. AGENT SIKES And your job was to keep them back. SLANSKI People had kids in there. Brothers and sisters. AGENT SIKES And according to these notes, you did your job very well. SLANSKI It wasn't my wife or kid dying in there. AGENT SIKES But you were sick about the fucking feds and you wanted to kill someone. SLANSKI The psychologist? You have a bug in the fucking office of the police psychologist? AGENT SIKES Don't be paranoid, Officer Slanski. The psychologist turned over her records voluntarily. SLANSKI Of course she did. AGENT SIKES Apparently she isn't as willing to look the other way as you are when it comes to subversive thoughts. About some things, maybe--but in the face of a terrorist incident which had just taken the lives of 112 Americans... SLANSK I I'm not a fucking politician. I just said it made me sick to hear those people in there. There wasn't anything we could have done? I can't believe there wasn't anything. AGENT SIKES Try. SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES Hard. SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES Two days later you were called back to the scene. Describe what happened then. SLANSKI You know what happened. AGENT SIKES Yes, but I'm very thorough, so I'd like to hear you tell it. Tell me what happened yesterday. SLANSKI Crowd control again. A bunch of guys in bunny suits went into the building with some very serious equipment. AGENT SIKES What kind of equipment? SLANSKI I don't know. Flamethrowers and shit. AGENT SIKES And then? SLANSKI Then nothing. That's it. AGENT SIKES (no response) SLANSKI There was an agent. AGENT SIKES Yes. SLANS Like you. Same badges. AGENT SIKES Yes. SLANSKI And that's it. She ran the clean-up. Went inside, saw what she came to see I assume, pulled out the decon unit and left. AGENT SIKES Not quite like me. SLANSKI Listen, I really don't need to know anything here. I'm not a great cop but I like the job, I like the guys, I like my family. AGENT SIKES Yes. I have pictures of your little girl. Would you like to see them? SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES I like this one the best. She looks adorable. SLANSKI (No response) AGENT SIKES The other agent wasn't quite like me. SLANSKI Fuck. I wasn't trying anything. I was just being polite, I just opened the car door for Christ's sake. AGENT SIKES (no response) SLANSKI She smelled strange. Coppery. She brushed by me as she got in the car and it was like I had a penny in my mouth just for a second. AGENT SIKES Anything else? SLANSKI (no response) AGENT SIKES Jeff, I can't help you if you aren't 100 percent-- SLANSKI She was crying. AGENT SIKES But that wasn't the strange part. SLANSKI And her tears were orange. AGENT SIKES That's right, they were. SLANSKI I didn't mean to see that! AGENT SIKES I know. And, I'm sorry. ||||| END OF FILE |||||
The incident described by Officer Slanski can be read about in greater detail on the AVOTT/0 pages.