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originally posted by: gorey
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
The article I read said that they found explosives in his apartment after a raid and that's why they issued the manhunt.
But why did they raid his apartment in the first place?
originally posted by: panaque
Its fairly common to keep hardware, ie nails, screws, washers, nuts and bolts, in used glass jars. Great for the garage along with old coffee tins. I wonder if they found his carpentry bag for around the house small jobs. Or maybe for a hobby. Model rocketry? And batteries get green powdery residue from getting damp and corroding. Seems like a pretty small stockpile, and no real explosives. I don't think a model rocket engine would even explode, just shoot sparks and fly around. That, could be dangerous! I have seen some pretty fishy evidence before...
originally posted by: concerned190
I agree why would it just be lying there on the floor in the middle of the room. And the search warrant was issued may 30th and the FBI talked to him on the 31st and then just let him walk away?!? If he was such a threat don't you think they woulda nabbed him right then. I am still trying to link @hiddencash to him because of the tweet.
originally posted by: WanDash
a reply to: concerned190
Thanks for your continued work on this.
I think I'm going to disagree about what they found.
If, indeed, what is stated and described in the Affidavit, is correct...I have to wonder 'why' this rust-colored bag was out in the open.
Meaning - if his interest in these 'dark' matters was relegated to a year ago...("Hey - that was in the past and I'm over it!")...why was the bag in the kind of place that suggests 'recent' interest &/or access?
Likewise - If I had gone through the trouble to procure the items reported to be in that bag/case...and had configured them in the manner described......a year ago......and had 'changed my ways' to the tune of "I'm better now - Thanks Girlfriend for fixing me!"...why would I not have found a way of getting rid of this potentially life-ending device (rather than - keeping it in stroking/petting distance)?
On the other hand - if it was out in the open, like that...and, as the Affidavit claims - prior to being confronted by the FBI, Chamberlain had been seen exiting the apartment with a "known" female (I am assuming that this was the noted/mentioned girlfriend)...was she not aware of the bag &/or its contents?
One would think that it was sitting in the kind of place that would draw attention from someone who'd, apparently, spent the night... (?)
I would think - she will surely be one of the first to be questioned by the FBI in this case...
Anyway... Maybe we'll get more information as time goes on.
originally posted by: Taggart
...Is it possible the female is his Handler? Is it possible he isn't even what he says he is?
Inside the coffee shop, CHAMBERLAIN admitted that he was aware ofthe Tor network,and that he sometimes played poker on 'black market' websites. He admitted that the laptop he used to
17 access these sites was inside the Subject Premises.
Tor (previously an acronym for The Onion Router) is free software for enabling online anonymity and censorship resistance. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than five thousand relays to conceal a user's location or usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.
"We all knew that he was a very emotional guy and when he didn't get his own way he would say 'Screw you, I'm going to go do my own thing,'" Bramblett said. "I've never seen him be violent, ever, but I would definitely say that maybe emotionally and mentally he was a little unstable."
originally posted by: Aedaeum None of this makes any sense at all.
What else doesn't make sense, is this guy seems to be the most harmless individual you could imagine...
…currently assigned to the FBI’s San Francisco Division, Oakland Resident Agency (“Oakland RA”). The Oakland RA is tasked with the investigation of federal criminal offenses, including the investigation of weapons of mass destruction (“WMD”), which comprise, in part, biological agents, toxins, explosive devices, and related materials. This application arises from a joint investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the United States Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations…
6. On May 31, 2014, your affiant was part of a team of law enforcement personnel that served the search warrant on the Subject Premises. Shortly before the service of the search warrant, Chamberlain was observed exiting the Subject Premises with an identified female known to reside at a separate location. Chamberlain was observed to drive away from the area of the Subject Premises with the identified female. Approximately 30 minutes later, Chamberlain was observed approaching the Subject Premises on foot. Your affiant identified himself to Chamberlain and invited Chamberlain to talk in a nearby coffee shop.
7. Inside the coffee shop, Chamberlain admitted that he was aware of the Tor network, and that he sometimes playing poker on ‘black market’ websites. He admitted that the laptop he used to access these sites was inside the Subject Premises. After a short interview, Chamberlain was allowed to leave the coffee shop at his request. Chamberlain was thereafter observed to enter his personal vehicle and drive away from the vicinity of the Subject Premises. Attempts to follow Chamberlain were curtailed by surveillance teams out of concern for public safety, when Chamberlain was observed driving in an apparent intentionally reckless manner at a high rate of speed, failing to stop at posted lights and signs…