Skip to comments.Man Arrested In 1971 Stony Brook Shooting
Posted on 10/05/2005 12:32:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
(1010 WINS) (STONY BROOK, Long Island ) A man has been arrested in North Carolina and charged with shooting a campus police officer at Stony Brook University back in 1971. One of the men involved in the shooting turned himself in the day after the shooting.
But the U-S Marshalls office says it arrested Frank Nelson, who is now 67, on September 29th at a construction site in North Carolina.
The campus police officer was shot in the arm and remained on the University police force for several years.
A police report from 1971 says the campus officer stopped two men from trespassing at the school. When he asked them to put their hands on his car, one of them pulled a handgun and fired.
One of them, Ricardo Appling of Brooklyn, who was 20, ran into the woods, but surrendered the next day.
Police knew who the gunman was -- but lost track of him.
Nelson - who took the name Abdullah Ali - after joining the Muslim religion is due to be returned to Suffolk County. He faces five to 15 years in prison for assault, criminal possession of a weapon and escape.
They have a website...
looks like the message went to the bitbucket.... 1971 shooter caught in "Holy Islamville, SC" - convert to Islam
But it was so long ago. Nobody cares. It was the '60's (OK I saw the date, but 1972 was politically the 60's). He was just a stupid kid. Hey, the guy he shot lived, so its all right.
Just a few of the excuses which will doubtlessly be used to defend this hippy/radical type criminal who may finally have to face justice.
Depends on what his record looks like. He's 67 now, so he's probably a lot less likely to get involved in shootings.
I am surprised he was arrested after thirty four years. There is no statute of limitation on murder in any state but without a death involved can the prosecution make the charge stick?
There's even a Muslim angle to this 34-year-old crime case.
I think wahabbi financed prison, and non prison, ministries are a major problem, as evidenced by the many converts involved in criminal activity. That doesn't seem to be a factor here though.
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The statutes of limitations protect people from being charged with crimes long after the time when they might be able to effectively mount a defense.
The clock stops, I believe, if charges are brought within the statutory time. The lack of participation by the defendant doesn't earn him a free pass. From a practical standpoint, it might be posible to outlive a victim and/or witnesses.
I figure these "conversions" are actually coming-out parties - the criminals making public acknowledgement of the foul spirit (moon god, spirit of darkness) that has possessed them all along.
Maybe it's actually a misery theme park; "Walid's World".
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