Skip to comments.Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous
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
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 suspects 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 Bledsoes wife that the U.S. government had sent someone to talk to him.
Melvin Bledsoe thinks a state court will treat the case as a drive-by shooting and not terrorism. So much wont be shown in this trial, what happened in Yemen or what happened in Nashville.
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Well, Eric Holder would let him off. It’s hardly a surprise that the family wants Holder to handle the trial.
The “you should have known he was a killer” defense. And then done.....what?
Shot him first, I guess.
Wonder if this mosque has been shut down?
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.
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?
But even if you grant them this lunacy, what difference does it make?
He did the crime.
Of course not. I am sure the Imam has a cushy job in DC by now.
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.
Of course they knew. But political correctness prohibits the agents from linking a Muslim with terrorism.
Sounds like a good start...
Very likely that, before that transpired, the DOJ and its jackboots would be severely depleted...