News D.C. Metro Transit Officer Charged With Trying to Assist ISIS

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  1. dawg

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    A police officer with the Washington, D.C. Metro transit system has been charged with providing support to ISIS, the first time a law enforcement officer has been accused of aiding the terror group, authorities said Wednesday.

    Nicholas Young, 36, was arrested without incident at the transit agency's Washington headquarters and is due in court later today, law enforcement officials said.

    Young is accused of purchasing 22 gift cards for mobile messaging apps to aid ISIS overseas, court records say. The FBI used an undercover informant to catch him.

    He posed no credible threat to the Metro system, said Joshua Stueve, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Virginia's Eastern District. He was focused on aiding ISIS overseas, court documents say — not on an attack at home.

    According to court records, he had been under scrutiny since as far back as 2009, when Metro officials reported suspicious behavior to the FBI.

    Court records say he had Nazi sympathies and was a longtime supporter of Islamic extremism. He traveled to Libya in 2011, telling the FBI he fought with rebels seeking to oust dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

    According to a criminal affidavit, Young met on 20 separate occasions with an FBI source posing as an ISIS fighter. Young advised the source on how to evade law enforcement detection, the document says.

    Young faces a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

    Court records do not accused Young of working with others. By they say he was acquainted with two Washington area residents who have subsequently been convicted in terrorism cases.

    The documents say Young knew Zachary Chesser, convicted in 2010 of providing support al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.


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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    Aren't those two things mutually exclusive? These fucking terrorists don't even understand their own belief system.
     
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    Transit officer. :jj:
     
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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, as first reported by ABC News.

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

    Young 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, Young 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
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    ..merger needed, i didnt see your thread.