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Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous
Fox News ^ | 6/10/11 | Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner

Posted on 06/11/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT by Libloather

Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous
By Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner
FoxNews.com
Published June 10, 2011

The family of Carlos Bledsoe, who is accused of shooting and killing an Army private and injuring another outside a military recruitment center in Arkansas in June 2009, says the FBI has a lot to answer for in the case -- suggesting the federal government was aware that Bledsoe was a jihadist in training even before the shooting.

“We're asking for (Attorney General) Eric Holder ... to give my son a fair trial, and the only way he can get a fair trial is in federal court,” Melvin Bledsoe, the suspect’s father, said in a recent interview. “I think it's not in federal court because the FBI and the federal government knows that the FBI dropped the ball – point blank.”

Melvin Bledsoe alleges that his son was radicalized at a mosque in Nashville, Tenn., before he travelled to Yemen in September 2007. His family says the young man, who once praised Martin Luther King Jr. as his hero, attended at least two training camps for extremists in Yemen.

Carlos Bledsoe, who also goes by the convert name Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, was picked up in Yemen in October 2008 because he had overstayed his visa, and he was carrying a fake Somali passport. His father says he was held in a Yemeni jail, and within days, the family was told by Bledsoe’s wife that the “U.S. government” had sent someone to talk to him.

**SNIP**

Melvin Bledsoe thinks a state court will treat the case as a drive-by shooting and not terrorism. “So much won’t be shown in this trial, what happened in Yemen or what happened in Nashville.”

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Whatever gets him hanged the quickest.
1 posted on 06/11/2011 7:22:15 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Well, Eric Holder would let him off. It’s hardly a surprise that the family wants Holder to handle the trial.


2 posted on 06/11/2011 7:25:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Libloather

The “you should have known he was a killer” defense. And then done.....what?

Shot him first, I guess.


3 posted on 06/11/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Libloather
alleges that his son was radicalized at a mosque in Nashville, Tenn.

Wonder if this mosque has been shut down?

Doubt it.

4 posted on 06/11/2011 7:28:43 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: Libloather

Maybe I am just ignorant, but I don’t quite see what the difference is between a Federal and a State Court here.

This guy is guity of Murdering an Army Private in cold blood. He needs to be executed and soon.

Does the family believe that if he is a terrorist he will get a pat on the back and be placed in Gitmo for a nice vacation?

The Feds may have known he was dangerous, what were they supposed to do?
There are thousands of Dangerous Muslims in this country ,but we cannot arrest them until they kill someone.That’s just the way it is in America, and they know it.

No way could the Feds baby sit this racist black Muslim POS every hour of every day, just because they knew he was dangerous.


5 posted on 06/11/2011 7:31:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

Did the family know he was dangerous?

What did they do about it?

What was the gubmint supposed to do before the creep did something? Arrest him because they believed he was dangerous?

Sure thing...

Not

But even if you grant them this lunacy, what difference does it make?

He did the crime.


6 posted on 06/11/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: PROCON

Of course not. I am sure the Imam has a cushy job in DC by now.


7 posted on 06/11/2011 7:32:33 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: Libloather

If they government locked up everyone that they thought were potentially dangerous, well, we all here would be locked up by the current justice department.


8 posted on 06/11/2011 7:37:01 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Libloather

Of course they knew. But political correctness prohibits the agents from linking a Muslim with terrorism.


9 posted on 06/11/2011 7:42:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: PaleoBob

Sounds like a good start...


10 posted on 06/11/2011 9:51:57 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: BBell

Very likely that, before that transpired, the DOJ and its jackboots would be severely depleted...


11 posted on 06/11/2011 9:55:13 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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