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November 22, 2011
I didn’t raise my son in that way. I feel bad about this situation.
Carmen Sosa, mother of NYC “lone wolf” bombing suspect Jose Pimentel • Apologizing for her son’s behavior while speaking with reporters outside her Manhattan home this morning. Regarding the NYPD’s actions in this incident, Sosa praised them. “I think they handled it well,” she said. If it helps Ms. Sosa, the FBI didn’t exactly treat this case very seriously, a sign it may not be a strong case. source (viafollow)
10:31 // 2 years ago
November 21, 2011
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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20:52 // 2 years ago
November 20, 2011
20:44 // 2 years ago

Quick clarification on Jose Pimentel’s citizenship

powlsy said: “was” a US citizen..?

» SFB said: Don’t read anything into the word “was” (regarding Jose Pimentel’s status as a U.S. citizen) other than us emphasizing that he isn’t strictly a citizen of the Dominican Republican despite being born there. We were just keeping up with a live stream. — Ernie @ SFB

20:38 // 2 years ago

And in case you missed it, here’s the embed of the press conference about the arrest of Jose Pimentel. (Thanks ABC News/KGO)

20:30 // 2 years ago
Michael Bloomberg’s sweater at the presser was a little … festive … tonight. Dude looks like he was totally screwed out of an early Thanksgiving dinner. (via Robert Hernandez on Twitter and Google+)

Michael Bloomberg’s sweater at the presser was a little … festive … tonight. Dude looks like he was totally screwed out of an early Thanksgiving dinner. (via Robert Hernandez on Twitter and Google+)

20:23 // 2 years ago
A photo of NYC terror suspect Jose Pimentel, the alleged bombing suspect who the NYC had been tracking since 2009 only to arrest over the weekend, reportedly in the act of bomb-making. ”We had always planned to take him into custody before he could detonate a fully-operational bomb,” said police commissioner Ray Kelly. (photo via Reuters’ Basil Katz)

A photo of NYC terror suspect Jose Pimentel, the alleged bombing suspect who the NYC had been tracking since 2009 only to arrest over the weekend, reportedly in the act of bomb-making. ”We had always planned to take him into custody before he could detonate a fully-operational bomb,” said police commissioner Ray Kelly. (photo via Reuters’ Basil Katz)

20:10 // 2 years ago
"How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." Yes, the al-Qaeda produced Inspire Magazine had an article with this title, and it was reportedly an inspiration for NYC terror suspect Jose Pimentel.

"How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." Yes, the al-Qaeda produced Inspire Magazine had an article with this title, and it was reportedly an inspiration for NYC terror suspect Jose Pimentel.

19:52 // 2 years ago
Here’s a photo of a simulation that the NYPD did to show what 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, a Dominican Republican-born so-called “lone wolf” and al-Qaeda sympathizer, reportedly planned to do to military and police officials. It’s the 14th such terror threat since September 11, 2001. He was is a U.S. citizen.

Here’s a photo of a simulation that the NYPD did to show what 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, a Dominican Republican-born so-called “lone wolf” and al-Qaeda sympathizer, reportedly planned to do to military and police officials. It’s the 14th such terror threat since September 11, 2001. He was is a U.S. citizen.

19:48 // 2 years ago