This post was originally published on July 18, 2011; this is an updated version.

Today’s post addresses an insightful and very personal comment that was posted here.  The author of that comment noted, correctly, that INTERPOL is sometimes used to further the corrupt goals of certain law enforcement officials in various member countries.  Obviously

In dealing with INTERPOL-related matters, attorneys and Red Notice subjects often naturally seek assistance from their countries’ National Central Bureau (NCB) in an effort to resolve their cases.  To understand why those efforts may not yield the desired results, consider the purpose of the U.S. NCB.

On its “Who We Serve” page, the U.S. NCB