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Why the FBI reportedly passed on perusing Jose Pimentel
They felt the NYPD’s evidence, and Pimentel’s actual threat, was shaky. If given the opportunity, could Jose Pimentel have actually pulled off a terror threat? The NYPD seemed convinced of this, but the FBI wasn’t quite so sure. On top of this, they felt the evidence was a little rough around the edges — particularly the use of a confidential informant, who recorded hours of conversations with Pimentel, but may not be the most reliable witness to whatever happened. As one law enforcement official, speaking off the record, put it: “If the FBI declines a case, it’s not a strong case.” Think it’ll hold up? source
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They felt the NYPD’s evidence, and Pimentel’s actual threat, was shaky. If given the opportunity, could Jose Pimentel have actually pulled off a terror threat? The NYPD seemed convinced of this, but the FBI wasn’t quite so sure. On top of this, they felt the evidence was a little rough around the edges — particularly the use of a confidential informant, who recorded hours of conversations with Pimentel, but may not be the most reliable witness to whatever happened. As one law enforcement official, speaking off the record, put it: “If the FBI declines a case, it’s not a strong case.” Think it’ll hold up? source

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November 21, 2011 // 20:52 // 2 years ago
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  3. thatpoliticalkid reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This goes back to the argument that they used this Jose Pimentel guy to divert media attention from protests around the...
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    I think the obvious solution here is for new laws loosening the requirements for the FBI to go after citizens when it...
  5. joshsternberg said: So…in other words, this was just a PR stunt from NYC law enforcement? HAHAHA. The paranoia has gotten to me. ;)
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