Category Archives: Leech City

Real World Civil Affairs Interrogation

In a previous article, we presented five HUMINT collection techniques useful in a civil affairs program. One important technique from this list is interrogation, as taught by our mentor, Umbrella Bunny. An interrogation is the most visible HUMINT activity, but relies on the preparation supplied by the other intelligence activities, HUMINT and otherwise. This example, […]

Intel Taught By a Pro

Saw the following notice this morning (h/t WRSA blog) about an intel class taught by a professional this month in Nashville. Our Leech City work has been adapting this sort of material for the narrow scope of our civil affairs effort, but the material in a class like this should be helpful over a much […]

Five HUMINT Collection Techniques

As we flesh-in our evolving doctrine for fighting local crime and corruption networks, we’ve been adapting military, intelligence and law enforcement methods to the soft end of the legal, civil and public affairs arena. Today’s backgrounder is on five Human Intelligence (HUMINT) collection techniques which work well in this application. These five HUMINT techniques of […]

Open Records Request Essentials

We’ve been building toward a doctrine for exposing and eliminating misconduct by local government officials, and one important tool in that doctrine is the open records request. Think of this tool as a recon element. Like a recon element, this tool can be used to alert you to unexpected behavior in general, or to focus […]

The Winnowing of Truth

In our local intelligence operation, we are constantly flooded with raw information. And, the more successful our efforts become, the more sources we are able to recruit, including an increasing number of walk-ins, or volunteer sources. This is one reason we haven’t published much in the past month; sifting through this gigantic and growing pile […]

A Combined Approach To Civil Affairs

As we’ve been describing our local civil affairs (1) operation here against the entrenched criminal organization and its enablers within various local governments, we’ve noticed some hand-wringing on various sites about whether these methods are an effective approach. Some of this feedback is from people who have tried similar approaches in their own areas, with […]

Georgia Open Records Act

Leech City has released a new article in its leechwatching tools series, this time about the Georgia Open Records Act, or GORA for short. In terms of behavorial modification, the previous article in this series described the Georgia Open Meetings Act, a means by which public officials, our servants, can come face-to-face with their masters. […]

Welcome to Leith, Georgia

Although we’re throttling back on posts to enjoy this Christmas with friends and family, we want to make a video recommendation. This video is required viewing for all those interested in putting their local tyrants on a leash. Welcome to Leith is a recent documentary about the efforts of a small town to ward off […]