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Sat Jan 2, 2016, 08:07 AM

Bar owner: Suspect in Rochester attack plot is a panhandler

Why are we funding this sort of investigation looking for terrorists? All of the "domestic terrorists" we've found are of this caliber.

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Bar owner: Suspect in Rochester attack plot is a panhandler


ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An ex-convict arrested in a plot to carry out an attack at a bar on New Year's Eve is a panhandler who'd been a story of mental problems.

Federal authorities have said Emanuel Lutchman, 25, sought to prove he was worthy of joining the Islamic State group by leading an attack in Rochester with a machete and knives provided by an FBI informant.

After authorities announced his arrest Thursday, his father and mother described a man who'd had psychiatric troubles since childhood, had recently stabbed himself in a suicide attempt and, they said, wouldn't have conducted the attack on his own.

"The boy is impressionable," his father, Omar Lutchman, told NBC News. "First he was a Blood, then he was a Crip, then he became a Muslim. He's easily manipulated."

The father and the suspect's grandmother, Beverley Carridice-Henry, told the network Lutchman is married and has a 2-year-old son but had been having marital and money problems. He was frustrated over being unable to find work and care for his family, they said.

"He got very emotional and sick about that," Carridice-Henry told the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester.

Authorities said in court papers that Lutchman said he received direction from an overseas Islamic State group member and planned to carry out the attack Thursday.

"I will take a life, I don't have a problem with that," the court papers quoted Lutchman as saying.

Lutchman's lawyer, Steven Slawinski, declined to comment on the allegations. Lutchman has been charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists.

While authorities didn't identify the target, a co-owner said it was Merchants Grill, a neighborhood sports pub. The U.S. attorney's office for western New York did not return a phone call Friday seeking confirmation of that.

Lutchman lived nearby and had repeatedly come into the bar asking for money, co-owner John Page told local media. He told WHEC-TV that Lutchman had been asked to leave several times.

He "caused more trouble than positive," Page told the Democrat and Chronicle.

Lutchman was described in court papers as having a long criminal history, including a 2006 robbery conviction that led to a five-year prison sentence.

Lutchman's former stepmother, Charma Lutchman, told the Democrat and Chronicle that Lutchman spent part of his childhood living with his grandparents in New York City. She said that while young, he was struck by a car, an accident that transformed him from a happy-go-lucky boy to a more withdrawn child.

The newspaper reports Lutchman spent four months in a Rochester jail in 2015 on misdemeanor charges of petit larceny and menacing his girlfriend.

Lutchman was scheduled to appear in state court Jan. 11 on the domestic violence charges. It's likely that date will be postponed.

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This story has been corrected to show the call letters for a Rochester TV station are WHEC-TV, not WEHC-TV.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 08:49 AM

1. Another highly suspect case, like Christie's Fort Dix Five or...

 

various other big busts.


https://www.rt.com/usa/fbi-terror-report-plot-365-899/

FBI organizes almost all terror plots in the US
The report reveals that the FBI regularly infiltrates communities where they suspect terrorist-minded individuals to be engaging with others. Regardless of their intentions, agents are sent in to converse within the community, find suspects that could potentially carry out “lone wolf” attacks and then, more or less, encourage them to do so. By providing weaponry, funds and a plan, FBI-directed agents will encourage otherwise-unwilling participants to plot out terrorist attacks, only to bust them before any events fully materialize.

Additionally, one former high-level FBI officials speaking to Mother Jones says that, for every informant officially employed by the bureau, up to three unofficial agents are working undercover.

The FBI has used those informants to set-up and thus shut-down several of the more high profile would-be attacks in recent years. The report reveals that the Washington DC Metro bombing plot, the New York City subway plot, the attempt to blow up Chicago’s Sears Tower and dozens more were all orchestrated by FBI agents. In fact, reads the report, only three of the more well-known terror plots of the last decade weren’t orchestrated by FBI-involved agents.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 08:52 AM

2. The FBI is beginning to look like they're making work for themselves.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 09:34 AM

3. I've Always Found Entrapment To Be An Odious Practice...

...and the practitioners, from local cops to sovereign "intelligence" agencies, to be the personification of evil.

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Response to Tace (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 09:36 AM

4. And yet that and plea-bargaining are the two most used tricks in the cop bag.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 09:55 AM

5. Someone wants you to be afraid

Check the connection of the politicians to the military contractors and never forget they operate the industries that are now militarizing the local police.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 09:59 AM

6. Exactly: why are prison populations growing in a 30 year crime decline????...

Why would the cop industry want crime to go down????? Why would private prison managers want a decreased prison population?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 10:36 AM

7. They will invent new crimes

to enrich themselves - it's business.

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 12:07 PM

9. I had my post questioning this alerted on yesterday.

 

Luckily, it was voted by a 1 vote margin to leave it.

DU is becoming a troll nightmare.


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Response to Mika (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 07:16 PM

11. +1,000

Happy New Year Mika

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Response to Mika (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:04 AM

12. I'm on a jury a day and most of them are lame alerts....

you wouldn't just happen to be for Bernie Sanders, would you?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 11:02 AM

8. How wisely our billions of $$ for anti-tareist are being used!!

Just in case it wasn't totally obvious to everyone.

It's not at all about keeping us safe, it's about protecting the money stream so the MIC gets richer by the day and the slush funds flow unimpeded. Oh, yeah, also useful to try to keep the FEAR ratcheted up in this country. They can stop this menetally challenged loser, but can't stop the couple that they had under surveillance n San Bernardino?

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Response to lark (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:06 AM

13. Good question: why didn't they get the jump on the San Bernardino couple?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 05:43 PM

14. Because they are Muslim, so the PTB in the FBI wanted this to happen?

Have to have something happening to keep up the fear factor and the billions to the FBI, Homeland security, and police from the MIC complex = more $$$$$ for the 1%. Bush embeds are all over the government, especially in FBI from what I've heard

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Jan 2, 2016, 01:00 PM

10. it's what cops do

 

this is nothing new.

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