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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
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