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Stolen Stradivarius violin found in suitcase in Milwaukee attic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 2-6-14 | Ashley Luthern

Posted on 02/06/2014 11:40:57 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery last month has been found and will be returned to its owner later Thursday, authorities said.

Three suspects — two men, ages 42 and 36, and a woman, 32 — were arrested Monday morning at their respective Milwaukee residences and remain in police custody.

Milwaukee police Chief Edward Flynn said at a news conference Thursday afternoon that the violin was found in a suitcase in an attic of a city residence, with the help of tips from citizens and information received from Taser International about the stun gun used in the robbery.

Police determined that one suspect, Universal Allah, had bought the stun gun, while another, Salah Jones, became the main suspect based on an independent tip. Jones has been linked to a prior art theft.

Milwaukee police have referred the case to the Milwaukee County district attorney's office, and charges are expected to be filed Friday.

The violin appeared to be in good condition, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra president Mark Niehaus said at the news conference.

"We have pretty strong confidence that the violin is fine," Niehaus said.

Mayor Tom Barrett called it a "wonderful day" for all involved.

"It was a model of cooperation with the FBI working closely with the police department," Barrett said at the news conference.

Violinist Frank Almond, who was robbed of the Strad on Jan. 27, thanked investigators in a statement released Thursday by the Milwaukee Symphony.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: almond; blackonwhitecrime; lipinski; mpd; obamassons; sonsofobama; stradivarius; universalallah; violin
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Milwaukee police posted to Twitter this photo of the recovered Stradivarius violin before a news conference Thursday.

1 posted on 02/06/2014 11:40:57 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t care what anyone says...it’s a piece of manipulated wood....and nothing more


2 posted on 02/06/2014 11:43:38 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: afraidfortherepublic

cut off their right hands?


3 posted on 02/06/2014 11:44:42 AM PST by babble-on
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To: Sacajaweau

Yes, and Secretariat was a pile of dog food


4 posted on 02/06/2014 11:45:18 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Sacajaweau

Universal Allah ??


5 posted on 02/06/2014 11:45:24 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Universal Allah....???


6 posted on 02/06/2014 11:45:43 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Universal Allah & Salah Jones,.... what are they?, as if we didn’t know.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:12 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Did anyone ever consider that they stole it to help pay for their new Obamacare premiums?

Just wondering. lol


8 posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:36 AM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Police determined that one suspect, Universal Allah, had bought the stun gun

Universal Allah?????

9 posted on 02/06/2014 11:46:47 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: muir_redwoods

Naw...I’m just being sarcastic.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 11:47:17 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...
Heard on Vicki McKenna's show this AM that one of the perps, Universal Allah, was involved a few years ago with ____? Solar Allah in the tire slashing of the "Get Out the Vote" vans that the Republicans rented for the 2008 election. These names ending in "Allah" are noms de guerre. You may be interested that _____? Solar Allah is US Rep. Gwen Moore's son. He served time for the tire slashing. There is no indication that he was involved in the violin theft.

All in all, good work by the MPD

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list. and the FBI.

11 posted on 02/06/2014 11:47:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

~~~Universal Allah~~~

I hate it when it’s the more region-specific allah.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 11:48:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: UB355

Those darn Amish again!


13 posted on 02/06/2014 11:48:10 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: UB355
Universal Allah ??

Well, 3rd and Marquette Allah doesn't have quite the same ring.

14 posted on 02/06/2014 11:49:08 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sacajaweau

Yeah, and a Ford class aircraft carrier is just a piece of manipulated steel.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 11:49:09 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Sacajaweau

Stradivarius is just a chunk of wood. And gold is just a chunk of metal.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 11:50:05 AM PST by lurk
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To: EnquiringMind

So, what was the woman’s name? We have the names of the two men, why not the woman?


17 posted on 02/06/2014 11:50:19 AM PST by Eva
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Police determined that one suspect, Universal Allah, had bought the stun gun, while another, Salah Jones, became the main suspect based on an independent tip.

Dang, it's like a 21st century version of Chester Gould's Dick Tracy. Except instead of a Les Paul original and Bony the Punk Rocker, we have a Stradivarius and Universal Allah.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 11:51:21 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: babble-on; a fool in paradise

I’m not a lawyer (my cousin is), but as far as I know in cases such as this, death penalty applies.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:01 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m not a musician, but I have heard one of these incredible instruments sing...it brought chills up my spine and tears to my eyes.

Universal Allah and the rest of his crew need some old fashion justice...remove their thieving hands without anesthesia.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:16 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: afraidfortherepublic

An attic is not an ideal place to store ANY instrument....much less a rare one. Temp extremes not good.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 11:52:36 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: EnquiringMind

I got the woman’s name - Latoya Atlas. Gotta love it.

They give their kids names like that and then they try to blame the lack of success on White privilege.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 11:53:43 AM PST by Eva
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To: UB355; JoeDetweiler; SandRat
What is even more interesting is that apparently Universal Allah (and I think the whole name is Universal Knowledge Allah) is a buddy of ? Solar Allah who is US Rep. Gwen Moore's son and who was arrested in 2008 for the tire slashing of several vans that the GOP had rented to get out the vote. Universal Allah was involved in that crime too, but there is no indication that Solar Allah was involved in the violin theft.

The Allah names are noms de guerre -- some sort of gang thing.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 11:54:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Eva

Latoya something. It was in another article last night.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 11:55:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sacajaweau; a fool in paradise

I wonder if the wood used to make this fiddle had been legally imported. Time to raid the Stradivarius workshop?


25 posted on 02/06/2014 11:55:50 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: bigfootbob
Universal Allah and the rest of his crew need some old fashion justice...remove their thieving hands without anesthesia.

Actually, I think it more appropriate that they receive a punishment consistent with the Sharia law they want to force upon the rest of us so badly: Cut off the right hand and don't allow them toilet paper, soap, or eating utensils.

26 posted on 02/06/2014 11:56:57 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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To: Sacajaweau

It’s a piece of manipulated wood that was growing during the little ice age which produced dense tree rings.

Non replicable today.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 11:58:23 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A tough choice would be this fiddle and a 56’ Sunburst Stratocaster.
28 posted on 02/06/2014 11:59:25 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: afraidfortherepublic

US Rep Gwen Moore

29 posted on 02/06/2014 12:00:31 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
found in suitcase in Milwaukee attic

Fiddle Under the Roof?

30 posted on 02/06/2014 12:01:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Universal Allah & Salah Jones

Perp Pic:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4tSWTnKQ3bM/UvPatUKrXhI/AAAAAAAAKXg/gVz1SO-TGLk/s320/stradsuspects.jpg

source URL http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2014/02/stolen-stradivarius-recovered.html


31 posted on 02/06/2014 12:03:02 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: afraidfortherepublic

~~~Mayor Tom Barrett called it a “wonderful day” for all involved.~~~

I’ll be willing to wager that Universal Allah and his friends didn’t think it was such a wonderful day.

Is this Universal Allah?

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/415664904972955648/JPe5-p2M.jpeg


32 posted on 02/06/2014 12:03:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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https://twitter.com/UniversalAllah


33 posted on 02/06/2014 12:04:07 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SandRat

From another source:

Universal Allah, Salah Jones and Latoya Atlas................


34 posted on 02/06/2014 12:04:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, I always knew she had squirrels in her attic, I never knew she had a Stradivarius there, too!


35 posted on 02/06/2014 12:05:47 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: lurk

and a diamond is just a chunk of carbon....................


36 posted on 02/06/2014 12:06:40 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

US Rep. Gwen Moore son Supreme Solar Allah

Well, ain’t that special.

Celebrate criminal diversity.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sideshow Bob

To be fair, there is no indication that she, or her son, had anything to do with this theft. BUT, they know Universal Allah, and her son has been involved with old Uni in other crimes.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:40 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Revolting cat!

The one on the roof can’t be expected to walk down to the ground floor every time a song breaks out.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 12:09:04 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ahhh, those Amish!


40 posted on 02/06/2014 12:09:17 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Texas Fossil

41 posted on 02/06/2014 12:10:48 PM PST by PGR88
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hit the road, Gwen! And don’t you come back no more, no more!


42 posted on 02/06/2014 12:10:55 PM PST by Sideshow Bob
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To: Sacajaweau
I don’t care what anyone says...it’s a piece of manipulated wood....and nothing more

You've just said far more about yourself than the violin.

43 posted on 02/06/2014 12:13:37 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This is good news. I’ve been worried the idiots who stole it may not have realized the value and possibly ruined/destroyed it.


44 posted on 02/06/2014 12:13:57 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
the plot thicken, of course; the DNC "flacks"
are just honest/taxpaying citizens.
more likely a life of crime, they're Democrats.

45 posted on 02/06/2014 12:14:36 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Sideshow Bob

Some roads have load limits.

Just sayin’


46 posted on 02/06/2014 12:14:55 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PGR88

So, if Obama had a Stradivarius his sons would have stolen it.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 12:16:11 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Surprised he was not accompanied by General Purpose Jesus and Go To Ghandi!


48 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:16 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Talisker

forgot s/


49 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:16 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think that might have been in ‘04. A friend of mine up there at the time owned the car rental agency which had provided the vans and I believe by ‘08 he had closed the business.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:59 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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