|(WallStreetJournal) — A Muslim convert is due to answer rare state-level terror charges after being accused of building a pipe bomb in New York City to try to attack police, soldiers and other government targets.
Jose Pimentel is set to be arraigned Tuesday in a Manhattan court. A grand jury indicted him last month on charges including weapons possession and conspiracy as terror crimes. The terror charges reflect a New York state law passed shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The indictment says the 27-year-old Dominican immigrant conducted computer research on bomb-making, made shopping trips to secure supplies and finally started assembling a pipe bomb before his Nov. 19 arrest.
Defense lawyers Lori Cohen and Susan Walsh say police overreached and used a self-serving informant to go after a down-on-his-luck loner.
Read original story about this idiot !! He could have been a PLD for what I know....
Dominican humor defuses aftermath of Jose Pimentel's alleged terrorist plot in New York. But for law enforcement authorities and many others, the case of José Pimentel, the Washington Heights resident arrested on charges of making explosive devices to attack U.S. military personnel and government buildings, has been a reminder to keep up vigilance against attacks from religious and political extremists.......