Thread Rating:
  • 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
July 4 attack at parade in Cleveland Prevented
Can you imagine what our country would be like without ICE?  I'm not sure they were involved in this, but my bet would say they were. Yet, there are those out there marching to take ICE down.  These people are stupid beyond belief!   minusculeheadbanging

FBI: Man scouted for July 4 attack at parade in Cleveland

Quote:An American-born citizen who federal authorities say recently scouted locations in Cleveland to attack people watching Fourth of July fireworks and talked of carrying out additional bombings has been charged with trying to support terrorism.
Federal authorities said Monday that Demetrius Pitts, 48, had repeatedly expressed his support for al-Qaida for more than a year and talked about setting off bombs at a July 4 parade and later in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Pitts, of Maple Heights, was due in federal court Monday in Cleveland. There were no court documents listing an attorney for him.
He was arrested Sunday after meeting an undercover agent and charged with attempted support of a terrorist organization.
FBI Special Agent Stephen Anthony said it was not clear how close Pitts was to carrying out his threats, but he said authorities couldn't sit back and wait to find out.

Authorities first began watching Pitts in 2017, after he made Facebook posts threatening violence against the U.S., Anthony said.
He later began meeting with an undercover agent and discussed several different ways to carry out an attack, according to court documents. Pitts also talked about his hatred for the U.S. military, Anthony said.

An undercover agent in late June gave Pitts a bus pass and cellphone that he thought were from al-Qaida supporters so that he could go downtown and look for locations to carry out his attacks, according to a complaint filed by authorities.
Pitts shot videos of potential targets such as a federal building and U.S. Coast Guard station and then turned over the phone last week, believing the photos and videos would be given to al-Qaida members, the document said.

In recent weeks, Pitts also talked about wanting to travel to Philadelphia, and on Sunday told the undercover agent he wanted to conduct reconnaissance for a future attack using a truck packed with explosives, similar to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, authorities said in the complaint.

Anthony said Pitts had been radicalized in the U.S. and that he had no information that Pitts had traveled out of the country.

I'm so happy they caught this guy before something terrible happened.  Great work guys/gals.   minusculeclap
Yep, and merely a couple of days ago, an asshole Guardian scribbler wrote this:

Quote:Ice agents are out of control. And they are only getting worse.

'The agency is so harmful to civil rights, there’s a good argument it should be disbanded
altogether. Unfortunately they are only becoming more emboldened...'

Eat it Trevor.... all of it.
[Image: attachment.php?aid=953]

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)