Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office and the members of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), announce that Gufran Ahmed Kauser Mohammed, 31, a naturalized United States citizen and resident of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro, for conspiring to provide material support to three separately designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations, al-Qa’ida, al-Qa’ida in Iraq/al-Nusrah Front (“AQI/al-Nusrah Front”), and al-Shabaab.
On July 11, 2014, Mohammed pled guilty to Count 1 of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to provide money and recruits to al-Qa’ida, AQI/al-Nusrah Front in Syria, and al-Shabaab in Somalia. The charges allege that Mohammed sent a series of wire transfers to coconspirator Mohamed Hussein Said for the purpose of supporting al-Shabaab, and to an individual whom he believed was a terrorist fundraiser, recruiter, and supplier for the purpose of supporting al-Qa’ida and AQI/al-Nusrah Front. In addition, Mohammed agreed to support al-Qa’ida and AQI/al-Nusrah Front by recruiting individuals to fight in the conflict in Syria. Mohammed earmarked certain of his financial contributions for the purpose of buying weapons and funding attacks on United States citizens or the United Nations.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of the FBI and the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Trial Attorney Jolie F. Zimmerman from the Counterterrorism Section of the Justice Department’s National Security Division and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Brian K. Frazier and Ricardo A. Del Toro.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at usdoj.gov. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at flsd.uscourts.gov or on pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.
The movie is now guaranteed to be on everyone’ s list of “Must see” movies.
The country’s top five theater circuits have decided not to play Sony’s The Interview, a knowledgeable source tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment have all decided against showing the film.
“Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres,” Regal said in a statement to THR Wednesday.
Carmike Cinemas confirmed its decision to drop the film on Tuesday. Sony had no immediate comment.
Todays brain dead deadbolt extraordinaire Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin has a nice idea. women who want or need an abortion must get a mans approval. Because. Because he’s really smart and really knows a lot of stuff and stuff. He said he was inspired to change the laws around abortion consent because he was required to obtain his wife’s consent before having a vasectomy. Which seems to be a mystery since there are no laws governing that. But whatever. Paybacks. This is your tax dollars at work. I think he should be spit shining that lard head bust of Rush they have on display to give people an idea of who they really are. That pile of slag must make them proud. “My hero. He is. So smart. Spot on. love him.” They care if it was “legitimate rape” and not that fake rape or just fooling around rape or I must have been more drunk than I thought rape or it wasn’t rape it was a party.
Kudos, a thousand kudos.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the initial contract will be for 800 Axon cameras, which cost $399 each and are made by Taser. These initial cameras will be deployed in places with high police activity.
$1.5 million in private money has been raised so far to get this camera program rolling. Garcetti also says that his budget next year will include funding for 7,000 cameras in order to provide one for every single officer walking the streets of LA.
“Out on the street, things aren’t always clear cut. These cameras will help law enforcement and the public alike find the truth — and truth is essential to the trust between the LAPD and the community, which has been a key factor in lowering crime to record lows,” Garcetti says.
Pakistan’s civilian and military and leaders vowed to eliminate terrorists a day after 132 students were slaughtered, signaling a move to combat a Taliban movement it has periodically fought and talked to.
“No difference will be made between good and bad Taliban,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told reporters today after meeting leaders of the country’s main political parties in Peshawar, where the attack occurred that killed 148 people, most of them students. “We all pledged to fight terrorism until the last terrorist is eliminated from our soil.”
It looks like Pakistan is ready to stop sheltering terrorists. We’re lucky that terrorists are so stupid that they’re willing to make everyone hate them, leading to their own demise.
The article is very short, so I couldn’t borrow much. It’s… sickening.
Stinney’s trial lasted about 3 hours. According to reports, the defense presented no witnesses, no physical evidence, and did not file an appeal. It took a jury of 12 white men 10 minutes to decide Stinney’s fate.
There’s a good bit more info on his Wiki page.
The President announced normalization of relations with Cuba, predictably the wingnut cadre on Twitter spewed out the Firehose Of Derp Rage:
Police officers encouraged a law firm to monitor three Costa Mesa councilmen and suggested ways to catch the politicians in compromising positions, including tailing them to Las Vegas on a city-sponsored trip, according to emails contained in a criminal complaint.
The emails, which capture police mocking council members, were exchanged in the months leading up to the 2012 city election, when Costa Mesa’s protracted city-union battle was at a full boil.
Steve Mensinger was one of three Costa Mesa City Council members targeted in 2012 by private detectives working for the police association; in emails, police officers discussed trying to catch the three men in compromising positions. (Scott Smeltzer, Daily Pilot)
In one message, the police association’s then-treasurer, Mitch Johnson, suggested the law firm keep an eye on two of the councilmen at a trade convention in Las Vegas in hopes they’d be caught violating California’s open meeting law or behaving improperly.
“I could totally see him sniffing coke [off] a prostitute,” Johnson says of one of the targeted councilmen. “Just a thought.”
The grand jury decisions for the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases sent the media into a whirlwind. It was difficult to get a good sense of what was going on—with right-winged news outlets pushing one bias, left-winged pushing another, everyone aggregating everything and Facebook friends circulating falsities they read on Reddit. As our country erupted in discussion and protest, information was distributed through a buzzy media and Internet rumors. The “facts” weren’t as readily available.
To rid the public of this type of problem, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger made Infobitt, a free, open content news resource he’s calling “Wikipedia for the news.” No, it’s not Wikinews; this site grabs facts from news sources, summarizes them and organizes the information to make it a news go-to. Like our beloved online encyclopedia, Infobitt is a collaborative effort.
“This is citizen journalism re-envisioned,” Mr. Sanger writes in the Infobitt manifesto on his blog.
“A shadowy organization with ties to the Koch Brothers” spearheaded an anti-net neutrality form letter writing campaign that tipped the scales against net neutrality proponents, according to an analysis released today by the Sunlight Foundation.
The first round of comments collected by the Federal Communications Commission were overwhelmingly in support of net neutrality rules. But a second round of “reply comments” that ended September 10 went the other way, with 60 percent opposing net neutrality, according to the Sunlight Foundation. The group describes itself as a nonpartisan nonprofit that seeks to expand access to government records.
The foundation used natural language processing techniques to analyze 1.6 million reply comments.