Thursday, June 4, 2015
They sure Breed 'em in Boston
And yet another fine upstanding citizen from Boston:
A terrorism suspect alleged to have been plotting a beheading was not shot in the back when he was killed by police in Boston, as his family claimed, community leaders said Wednesday after police took the unusual step of showing them video of the encounter.
Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26, was killed Tuesday morning after he was stopped for questioning. The FBI said Wednesday that Rahim was the subject of a terrorism investigation into an alleged plot to kill law enforcement officers sometime this week.
Boston police said Rahim threatened them with a military-style knife as officers ordered him to stand down Tuesday morning in the parking lot of a CVS pharmacy in Boston's Roslindale neighborhood. As they retreated, Rahim continued to move forward and was shot three times in the front of his body, police said.
But Rahim's brother, Ibrahim Rahim, claimed on social media that his brother was struck three times in the back and that he stayed on the phone with their father because he wanted a witness.
David Wright 24 from Everett, hmmm Everett? (Now why does that sound familiar), also known as Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, was in federal court Wednesday after following his arrest just hours after Rahim's shooting.
The FBI said in a criminal affidavit that Wright knew about Rahim's plans to kill law enforcement officers either Tuesday or Wednesday, as well as other plans to behead an unnamed victim in another state, and that he conspired with Rahim to destroy evidence of the plans.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said at a hearing Wednesday that Rahim was spreading propaganda for ISIS. A senior official told NBC News that the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force was reviewing whether Rahim had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages.
I wonder if Deval Patrick will refer to them as "Those young fellows" like he did the Tsarnaev Brothers.