Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Freeing a Terrorist Comes With a Price

Freeing a terrorist who murdered three police officers diminishes the value we as a society place on the lives of those who protect us.  The New York State Parole Board made an egregious error when it decided to release domestic terrorist Herman Bell from prison next month.  Bell a member of the Black Liberation army was responsible for the deaths of NYPD Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph A. Piagentini. 
Sgt. John V. Young

                                                       




He also pled guilty in the death of San Francisco Police Department Sergeant John V. Young.





If you listen to Bell you'd think he was a model citizen.  His own words were; "I am not a criminal...I never posed a danger to...society."
Oh really ?  Since when is a terrorist killing police officers no longer a danger to society?
In their current decision, the NY parole commissioners reasoned that Bell "was productive in prison." They pointed to the fact that he had earned two college degrees and had been influential in numerous community outreach organizations as far away as Maine. What they either overlooked or completely ignored was that, in addition to those activities, Bell had also established ties with other domestic and international terrorist organizations. People who support groups such as the Anarchist Black Cross movement, the Antifa movement, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Palestinian Solidarity Movement have visited and communicated with Bell during his time in prison. Others affiliated with those same groups were cellmates of his.

Bell was also active in the anti-Semitic BDS movement and had posted statements supporting the current violent attacks against Israel.
The NYPD Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, which represents the more than 35,000 police officers, has petitioned the court to overturn the parole board's decision. The Board did not consider the sentencing minutes or the concerns of the slain officers' families in deciding to free Bell, the PBA argues. The families of Joseph Piagentini and Waverly Jones lost a husband, a father, and a brother. The hurt from that loss has not diminished over the years.
We can only hope that the judge will consider the totality of Bell's terrorist acts and reverse the parole board's foolish decision, sending a clear message that there is no atoning for the lives of those killed by terrorists.

Otherwise, another outrageous decision to release a murdering terrorist may be made in less than three months, when Bell's co-defendant and fellow terrorist Anthony Bottom, now known as Jalil Abdul Muntaqim, appears before the same parole board.

A free society values the lives of its members, especially those who serve to protect it from terrorism. Allowing terrorists who kill to go free comes with a cost. It diminishes the value of the lives lost.

And that is a price we are not willing to accept.  IPT News....

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Theater of the Absurd: Now Featuring

Jihadists taking acting lessons, basket weaving for bombers, macramé for terrorists and other ridiculous prison programs reveal the lack of a viable de-radicalization program for convicted terrorists. This theater of the absurd will soon have a new actor if convicted Islamic terrorist Ahmad Rahimi has his way. Rahimi has asked to be allowed to take a variety of prison programs while serving a life sentence for setting off several bombs in the New York-New Jersey area in 2016. He has been taking a drama class while in Manhattan's Metropolitan Correctional Center, his lawyer Xavier Donaldson told U.S. District Judge Richard Berman. He would like to continue to pursue this and enroll in several other educational programs in business and enterprise risk management. Unfortunately, that's not all he's been doing in MCC. Rahimi has been radicalizing other inmates to his jihadist cause in the prison mosque. He also has shared instructions on how to build an improvised explosive device with his fellow inmates. Realizing that, as the prosecutor in his case wrote, Rahimi "continues to attempt to wage jihad from his prison cell..." What prison rehabilitation program would best address his situation?               The stark reality is, there is none.
A recently released study from George Washington University's Program on Extremism stated just that. The study went on to warn that the continued failure to have an adequate de-radicalization program would only increase the threat of radicalization in prison.     Read more...

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Undeterred Terrorist

A page from Rahimi's bloody notebook, taken after a shootout with police
Chelsea Bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahimi, facing life in prison, jokes about it. He continues to be committed to jihad.  If prison isn''t a deterrent to a terrorist, what should prosecutors seek in addition to the life sentence they recommend for Rahimi? Particularly when we consider the fact that there is currently no effective de-radicalization prison program for Islamic terrorists in either the United States or the European Union, the outlook for Rahimi's rehabilitation while incarcerated does not look promising.
Read more in IPT News...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The BDS Movement Has Some Very Violent Friends

From convicted cop killers to domestic terrorists, the list of those calling for the annihilation of Israel grows.  Inmates such as Herman Bell, Anthony Bottom, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Clark Edward Squire – who were members of the Black Liberation Army – as well as the Weather Underground’s David Gilbert, Bill Ayers, and Bernadette Dohrn have posted statements calling for the end of “US/Zionist Imperialism in Palestine.” Add to that list the name of Assata Shakur in Cuba. Shakur, better known as Joanne Chesimard, was convicted in the murder of New Jersey State Police Officer Werner Foerster. Shakur has the distinction of being the first woman named to the FBI’s Most Wanted List. One wonders what a so- called peace movement and a cop killer have in common.  Read more...

Monday, January 1, 2018

Bureau of Prisons Gives Bomb Instructions to Inmate

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. That saying may best describe the Federal Bureau of Prisons administrators who operate the New York City's Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan.  How foolish were they? Well, they gave the inmates there the blueprints to make a bomb. And if that wasn't stupid enough, they also gave them radical Islamic literature by noted terrorists Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. These were no ordinary inmates who had all this material while in custody. One was an ISIS sympathizer, one was an al-Shabaab member, and another was convicted of attacking U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan.                                                                                             How did this fiasco occur ?                                     Read the complete story in IPT News...