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BALTIMORE – A Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center, authorities said.
The man was caught in a sting operation as he tried to detonate a phony bomb at an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville, just outside Baltimore, officials said.
"There was no actual danger to the public as the explosives were inert and the suspect had been carefully monitored by law enforcement for months," the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said in a statement.
Originally posted by MMPI2
reply to post by HomerinNC
nah, everybody knows that muslims are, to a person, peace loving, enlightened, foward-thinking angelic creatures whose "jihads" are simply them striving for a better, more spiritual and free world.
By thought crime do you mean expressing your opinion to others, or literally are you saying that HAARP could pick up on our brainwaves or something? Damn, that is wild that the Fed would direct their actions but then again it makes sense, more food for media. So if the Fed was indeed leading you to build a bomb or carry out an attack it could be entrapment if they teach you the techniques?
Originally posted by ShadowMaster
Once the suspect acts on his plan that is when they can arrest you. If you are having a thought crime they may be able to arrest you on cospircy if you wrote it down and actually made plans. Just the Hutaree about that one.
On this particular case and the Somalia teen from last week. Once you keep moving forward with the plan, you are the one making the decisions, the Feds are there being directed in the actions. So for instance, someone was going to attack a group...they had all the ingrediants for a muntion, then they build it, then they hide it, then they detonated it (even if it failed to go off)...they still would be guilty of terrorism.
If they are being led along by the Feds or taught the techniques for building a muntion (like in the Hutaree case) then no, its not terrorism, its entrapment.
Its free will. You can always stop and say no.