DC Metro Transit Cop Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Assist ISIS


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A veteran police officer with one of the nation’s most prominent transit systems has been arrested for allegedly trying to help ISIS, ABC News has learned exclusively.

Authorities believe that while working for the Metro Transit Police Department around Washington, D.C. – a community he swore to protect – the officer was also trying to assist ISIS operatives find more ways to communicate in secret, sources told ABC News.

The officer allegedly purchased technology-related items to send to the ISIS operatives so they could evade authorities when contacting each other, according to the sources.

Instead of allegedly engaging with true ISIS associates, however, the officer was actually in touch with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington, which has been conducting a lengthy undercover investigation into the officer.

There was “no pending threat to the D.C. transportation system,” one source emphasized.

abcnews.go.com/US/dc-metro-cop-arrested-allegedly-assist-isis/story?id=41089376


#2

Baffling that an American man, who appears to be neither Muslim nor even Arab, would do such a thing. Though given his attempt to join Libyan rebels previously it seems his real goal is simply to fight someone? War groupie? :confused:


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He seems to have been fascinated by violent extremism.

[quote=Washington Post]At various points, according to the indictment, Young told agents — both undercover and not — that he tortured animals as a child, had dressed up as Jihadi John and as a Nazi, and collected Nazi memorabilia. He showed an agent a tattoo of a German eagle on his neck, according to the indictment.
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washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/metro-police-officer-arrested-on-terrorism-charges/2016/08/03/6b7541de-5981-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html


#4

Oh boy. Now we doing just have actual Muslim extremists to look out for. We’ve got to be on the look out for extremist extremists? :eek:


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