Saturday, January 30, 2016
A new report shows that Chicago, New York and Los Angeles have the highest number of unemployed blacks and Hispanics in the entire United States
The report cited that 47% of young black men, ages 20-24 years old, and 20% of young Hispanic men are jobless and not in school in Chicago. In New York, 31% of black men and 27% of Hispanics are unemployed and out of school. In Los Angeles, 31% of black men and 14% of Hispanics are in the same condition. Among teenagers in Chicago, ages 16 to 19 years old, 88% of blacks and 85% of Hispanics are not working. It is interesting that all three of these cities have Democratic mayors.
Friday, January 29, 2016
A shred of good news for the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula: It had been named the world's most violent city four straight years by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, but it moves to No. 2 behind Caracas in 2015. Latin America on the whole has little to celebrate, with 41 cities on the top-50 list, based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil alone has 21 entrants, while the United States has four, with St. Louis ranking highest at 15th, followed by Baltimore (19), Detroit (28), and New Orleans (32). The four US cities have large black populations.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Denmark, Finland and Sweden are the least corrupt. European countries are generally less corrupt than non-European nations.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
A black man being quizzed over the brutal rape and murder of an American tourist in Grenada had only been released from prison in December 2015 after being jailed for child rape
Police sources on the Caribbean island said that David Benjamin was freed in December 2015 after serving 15 years. He is suspected of killing Jessica Colker who died from extensive skull fracture and asphyxia, as she walked along a deserted beach with her husband on the first day of her vacation, autopsy results revealed. Grenada's criminal courts have been dominated by sexual offenses, accounting for more than one-third of all the cases before the High Court for trial.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Danish authorities have warned hospitals over possible outbreak of infectious diseases as several cases of diphtheria, tuberculosis and malaria carried by the refugees have already been registered
“The infection can be very dangerous if one isn’t vaccinated against it. The dangerous type is very rare and we last saw it in Denmark in 1998,” Kurt Fuursted, spokesperson for the Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) said referring to the potential return of diphtheria. This disease was last diagnosed in Denmark about 20 years ago. “There is no doubt that infectious diseases are coming in with the refugees that we aren’t used to. There have been discussions on whether all refugees who come to Denmark should be screened," he added. At present Denmark doesn’t follow the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to vaccinate incoming migrants, unlike some other European countries. “Refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants should be vaccinated without unnecessary delay according to the immunization schedule of the country in which they intend to stay for more than a week,” reads a joint WHO-UNHCR-UNICEF guidance on general principles of vaccination of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Europe, published on November 23, 2015. It urges countries to provide migrants access to the “full vaccination schedule.” The immigration officials and the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, a supreme health care authority in Denmark, are expected to review screening policy, according to Health Minister Sophie Lunde. In recent months, Denmark has begun to tighten the screws in an effort to curb the refugee influx. The Danish Parliament is set to vote on a bill proposing to strip refugees of valuables, including cash and jewelry, to cover the costs that the country bears in connection with their stay. It would allow authorities to claim individual items valued at more than 10,000 kroner (US$1,450).
The present-day English owe about a third of their ancestry to the Anglo-Saxons, according to a new study
Scientists have sequenced genomes from 10 skeletons unearthed in eastern England and dating from the Iron Age through to the Anglo-Saxon period. Many of the Anglo-Saxon samples appeared closer to modern Dutch and Danish people than the Iron Age Britons did. According to historical accounts and archaeology, the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain from continental Europe in the 5th Century AD. They brought with them a new culture, social structure and language. Dr Stephan Schiffels of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany sequenced genomes of human remains from Hinxton, Saffron Walden, Linton and Oakington - all of which are near Cambridge. The burials fall into three different age categories: Iron Age, early Anglo-Saxon and Middle Anglo-Saxon. In order to disentangle the Anglo-Saxon signal from the indigenous British genetic background, the researchers looked at many rare mutations across the whole genome. "We found that these rare mutations were the key to studying historical samples. We could compare our ancient samples with modern samples in an improved way," Dr Schiffels said. "We could look at these in a very large sample of modern Europeans. For example, we studied low frequency mutations that must have occurred in the ancestors of the Dutch over the last few thousand years. We found that these mutations were shared with the Anglo-Saxon immigrants at a factor of two more than they are with the indigenous Celtic people. These rare mutations are found only with whole genome sequencing." From there, the scientists could track the contribution made by those Anglo-Saxon invaders to modern British populations. They found that on average 25%-40% of the ancestry of modern Britons is attributable to the Anglo-Saxons. But the fraction of Saxon ancestry is greater in eastern England, closest to where the invaders settled. Even traditionally Celtic populations, such as the Welsh and Scottish show some Anglo-Saxon-like ancestry - even though it is typically lower than that of eastern England.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Turnout was just under 50% in 2008, and fell to 48% in 2012. It dropped to 27% in the 2014 midterms, the lowest rate ever recorded for Latinos. The lack of engagement is not new; Latino voter turnout has lagged behind that of whites and blacks for decades. Asian-American voter turnout has also been below black and white turnout since at least 1992; it was even with Latino voter turnout in 2012.
More than one-third of Jewish-Israelis see their Arab fellow citizens as “enemies,” and only 20% said that they consider Arab-Israelis their “equals,” a new poll has found
The poll also found that 44% of Jewish-Israelis see Arab-Israelis as “people who needed to be respected but also treated with suspicion.”
A new genetic study suggests that the first migrant Jew entered the Indian subcontinent at Cochin in Kerala in the sixth century, about 1,500 years ago
India has three distinct Jewish populations namely, the Jews of Cochin, the Bene Israel of Mumbai and the Baghdadi Jews in Kolkata. Using genetic data and DNA analysis, scientists traced the ancestry of Indian Jews to the Middle East. However, in what has been called a breakthrough study, scientists have found that Indian Jews are a unique blend of South Asian and Middle Eastern genetic lineage. "The expansion of the Indian Jews from the Middle East was followed by extensive admixture and assimilation with local populations," Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj at the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad said. "The initial admixture with local Indian populations, followed by strict endogamy has made Indian Jews a unique population," explained co-researcher Dr Gyaneshwer Chaubey. The research team analyzed the DNA of Indian Jews using high-resolution genetic markers and compared them with native Indians and people from the rest of the world. Thangaraj said that Indian Jews "overwhelmingly" carry South Asian genetic lineage. "The analyses of autosomal data revealed a high level of heterogeneity among the Indian Jewish groups and their closeness with the local neighbors," he said. "However, sharing of specific maternally-inherited mtDNA and paternally inherited Y-chromosomal haplogroups between all the studied Indian Jews and lack of them among other local Indians can be seen as a remnant of a shared ancestry with the Middle Eastern populations," Thangaraj added.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Anti-Christian graffiti has been sprayed on a wall of a Jerusalem abbey built where the mother of Jesus died in an incident similar to previous acts blamed on Jewish extremists
The graffiti written in Hebrew on an outside wall of the Dormition Abbey included phrases such as “kill the pagans” and “death to the Christian unbelievers, enemies of Israel”, a spokesman for the Catholic Church in the Holy Land said. Police said that the graffiti had been discovered during a patrol and an investigation had been opened. The Benedictine abbey is located on Mount Zion across from east Jerusalem’s Old City and next to the site where Jesus’s Last Supper occurred. It was previously hit in 2014, when furniture and wooden crosses were burned. “This time it amounts to a real call to murder Christians,” said church spokesman Wadi Abu Nassar. Jewish extremists have targeted Palestinians, Christians and even Israeli military property in “price-tag” attacks — a term that indicates there is a price to be paid for moves against Jewish settlers. Recently, two Israelis, including a minor, were charged over the 2014 incident at the Dormition Abbey as well as an arson attack at the Church of the Multiplication on the Sea of Galilee. That church is located where Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes. The most prominent suspected Jewish extremist attack recently was the July 2015 firebombing of a Palestinian home in the West Bank that killed a toddler along with his mother and father. On January 3, 2016 an Israeli court charged two suspected Jewish extremists over the firebombing, including the minor accused in the 2014 arson at the Dormition Abbey. Vatican efforts to negotiate greater rights at the neighboring Upper Room, where the Last Supper occurred, have sparked opposition from nationalist and Orthodox Jews, who revere part of the building as the tomb of King David.
Muslim family values: Pakistani lawmakers had to withdraw a bill aimed at curbing the practice of child marriage after a prominent religious body declared the legislation un-Islamic
The bill, which proposed raising the marriage age for females from 16 to 18, also called for harsher penalties for those who would arrange marriages involving children. Despite the laws in place, child marriages, particularly involving young female brides, are common in parts of the country. It's estimated that some 20% of girls in the country are married before they turn 18. But the Council of Islamic Ideology, a constitutional body which gives advice to parliament on the compatibility of laws with Sharia, appeared to slap down the legislation after deeming it "un-Islamic" and "blasphemous." It had already handed down a similar ruling in 2014. The council has garnered opprobrium in the past. In 2013, "it suggested making DNA inadmissible evidence in rape cases, instead calling for the revival of an Islamic law that makes it mandatory for a survivor to provide four witnesses to back their claims." Girls Not Brides, an international coalition of civil society organizations working against child marriage, cited this religious body as an obstacle toward reform. A number of provinces in Pakistan have pushed for legislation cracking down on child marriages, but implementing the law is more difficult. Muslim clerics on the council object to minimum age requirements, arguing instead that an individual can marry once reaching puberty, which can be as early as the age of 9.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Three teenagers of North African origin have been arrested in connection to the assault of two transgender women in the German city of Dortmund
The two victims said that they were verbally abused and threatened with stones by the men near the city's main train station. The attackers said that they were going to stone the two women before a police officer intervened. The men spoke to them in Arabic and said that they needed to stone such people.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in attacks, a leading non-profit group has said
The Jewish Agency, which works closely with the Israeli government and acts as a link to Jews around the world, said that 9,880 Jews from Western Europe immigrated to Israel in 2015 – the highest annual number ever. The figure is more than 10% over the previous year and more than double the 2013 level. The vast majority, close to 8,000, came from France, where a rise in attacks has shattered the sense of security of the world’s third-largest Jewish population. Close to 800 Jews emigrated from Britain in 2015. Italy and Belgium were next on the list. Jews have been targeted in Belgium, Denmark and other European countries, but France has seen the worst of it. Jews have increasingly reported assaults and intimidation, mostly from Muslim extremists. Some attacks have been linked to anger at Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. France’s Jewish community of some 500,000 is the largest in Europe. Recently, a 15-year-old Turkish Kurd attacked and wounded a Jewish teacher on a street in Marseille, France’s second-largest city, then told police after his arrest that he acted in the name of the Islamic State group.
This is almost four times as high as the white unemployment rate for the city and the state of Wisconsin. This means that Milwaukee leads in murders and mayhem per capita, with a large number of these crimes occurring in mainly black neighborhoods, the same neighborhoods with the worst unemployment rates in the state. From 2011-2012, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) posted an average high school suspension rate of 33%, which is more than three times the national average of 10%. The district suspended 43% of black students, 18% of Latino students and 16% of white students. According to state data, from 2012-2013, MPS suspended 26% of black high school students. From 2007-2008, a shockingly large number of black students were suspended — 56%. In addition, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee report released in 2013 found that Wisconsin has the highest incarceration rates for black males in the United States. The report states “records show incarceration rates at epidemic levels for African American males in Milwaukee County. Over half of African American men in their 30s and half of men in their early 40s have been incarcerated in state correctional facilities.” The median annual income of black households in the state is just $26,053, which is equal to just 46.5% the median income of white Wisconsin households of $56,083. With a white jobless rate of 4.4%, the state’s job market is relatively strong for the white population. For black Wisconsin residents, however, the unemployment rate is more than five times higher times higher, at 20.8%.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
A black African illegal immigrant has confessed to killing American artist Ashley Olsen in her Italian apartment, who was punched and strangled with a USB cord in what police say was a jealous drug-fueled frenzy
Cheik Tidiane Diaw, 25, told officers that he strangled Olsen after the pair had sex when she told him that he had to leave because her boyfriend was coming back. The Senegalese illegal alien was caught because of DNA evidence from a used condom and cigarette found in the toilet - which he had tried to flush away unsuccessfully. Italian police said that they had to swoop on him quickly because they feared he was about to flee Florence. The chief prosecutor said that the murderer had initially given a false alibi to police when he was first questioned. He was freed but then re-arrested when his DNA was matched. Olsen, whose funeral will be held in the Italian city, suffered two fractures to the skull and was strangled with a USB cord.
The achievement gap between white students and black students has barely narrowed over the last 50 years, despite nearly a half century of supposed progress in race relations and an increased emphasis on closing such academic discrepancies between groups of students
In the 1960's, in both math and reading, the average black student in grade 12 placed in the 13th percentile of the score distribution, meaning that 87% of white students in grade 12 scored ahead of the average black 12th grader. Fifty years later, that gap has barely narrowed. The average 12th grade black student, according to data from the 2013 National Assessment for Educational Progress, placed only in the 19th percentile. In reading, the achievement gap has improved slightly more than in math, but after a half century, the average black student scores at just the 22nd percentile. If the achievement gaps continue close at such an incremental rate, it will be roughly two and a half centuries before the black-white math gap closes and over one and a half centuries until the reading gap closes.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The rape of the child happened on January 6, 2016 at the Forus Akuttinnkvartering center in Stavanger. It is thought to have happened in a communal area by multiple perpetrators. It is believed that the boy was taken to a rape crisis clinic with his mother. Several people have been questioned by the police, including a minor. There are currently 781 asylum seekers at the Forus center.
The 10 safest states in terms of violent crime are Vermont (99.3 incidents per 100,000 residents), Maine (127.8), Wyoming (195.5), New Hampshire (196.1), Virginia (196.2), Kentucky (211.6), Idaho (212.2), Utah (215.6), Rhode Island (219.2) and Minnesota (229.1). The 10 most dangerous states, based on reported violent crimes per 100,000 residents are Alaska (635.8 crimes per 100,000), Nevada (635.6), Tennessee (608), New Mexico (597), Florida (540.5), Louisiana (515), South Carolina (498), Delaware (489), Arkansas (480) and Maryland (446). The safest states tend to be less diverse than the most dangerous ones.
He says that Obama has failed black Americans on every leading economic issue. Of course, Obama has not been great for any other group except Muslims and illegal immigrants from Latin America.
Monday, January 11, 2016
France: A Muslim teenager armed with a machete slashed a Jewish teacher in a Marseille street, invoking the Islamic State group and saying that he had also planned to go after police
The 15-year-old Turkish Kurd was arrested soon after wordlessly attacking the teacher, who was injured in the attack in central Marseille, said Brice Robin, the Marseille prosecutor. The teen invoked Allah and the extremist group saying that "the Muslims of France dishonor Islam and the French army protects Jews". The anti-terrorism section of the Paris prosecutor's office has taken over the investigation. The Muslim teen attacked the teacher from behind, slashing him in the shoulder, and then went after him again as he tried to flee. The attack comes days after a Muslim armed with a butcher's knife was shot dead after he went after police in central Paris. That man's identity has not yet been confirmed but German authorities say that he had lived at a shelter for asylum-seekers in the western city of Recklinghausen. Both incidents coincide with high tension in France, which recently marked a year since the January 2015 Islamist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and a kosher supermarket that left 17 people dead. Recently, two churches were burned.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Ferguson Effect: Woman, 18, raped by five black men in Brooklyn playground after one pulled a gun on her father and told him to "get the f*** out of here" as questions are raised over NYPD's slow response
Police are hunting five black men who took turns raping a young woman after pointing a gun at her father and ordering him to leave a playground in Brooklyn. The 18-year-old victim had been inside Osborne Park in Brownsville, New York, with her father when five black men accosted the pair. The police department has come under fire and asked to investigate why police were so slow to respond to the incident. Angry neighbors blasted police for not patrolling the area, which they say has no working lampposts and is pitch black at night.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Neanderthals and allergies: A new genetic study has revealed that the genes inherited by modern humans from Neanderthals after our species interbred 50,000 years ago play a key role in our modern immune system
While these genetic variations have increased the ability of those who have them to ward off infection, they have also left large numbers of people more prone to allergies. Between 1% and 6% of the DNA carried by people from Europe, and much of Asia, has been inherited from Neanderthals or their ancient early human cousins the Denisovans. Indeed, people in East Asia carry up to 15% to 30% more of this prehistoric early human DNA than Europeans. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have now identified three distinct genetic variations from Neanderthals that play a role in allergies. These genes produce proteins known as Toll-like receptors, which are an important part of the innate immune system that provides the first line of defence against infections. However, faults in this immune response also lead to allergies as immune cells react to non-harmful substances such as pollen, food, dust or animal hair. The researchers said that three Neanderthals genes which produce proteins called TLR 6, TLR1 and TLR10 all seem to be associated with, and increase, allergic disease in large numbers of people.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Police in Germany are investigating an alarming series of sexual assaults on women trying to celebrate the New Year by large groups of single men of Arab or North African appearance
Authorities in the city of Cologne are to hold a crisis meeting after police described a group of some 1,000 men who took over the area around the main station on New Year’s Eve. Women were robbed, groped, and had their underwear torn from their bodies, while couples had fireworks thrown at them. Police have received 90 criminal complaints, around a quarter of them for sexual assault, including one case of rape. Police in Hamburg say that there was a series of similar incidents in the city’s Reeperbahn red-light area. Witnesses described groups of five to 15 men of who hunted women in the streets. Although those behind the incidents have not been identified, they have been widely linked with the large influx of asylum-seekers to Germany. One MP from Angela Merkel’s party called for the numbers of refugees in the country to be reduced in the light of the attacks. “It can’t go on like this,” Steffen Bilger wrote on Twitter. “Urgently needed: reduction of influx, secure borders, intensifying of deportations and meaningful justice. #Cologne.” There were allegations of a police cover-up on social media after it took five days for the scale of the incidents to emerge, with some claiming that the authorities wanted to hide the ethnicity of the perpetrators to avoid social tensions. An unidentified male witness said that he and his girlfriend had been surrounded in Cologne by drunk and aggressive men who threatened them and groped her. “They weren’t of European appearance,” he said. “The crimes were committed by a group of people who from appearance were largely from the North African or Arab world,” Wolfgang Albers, the Cologne police chief, said.
More evidence that racial differences are biological not social.
A black Marine has been arrested for murdering a 20-year-old sorority sister after harassing her and her friends on New Year's Eve
Eric Johnson, of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1, was arrested at his air base in Yuma, Arizona, five days after University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner was fatally shot in the head as she drove three friends home from a party. Shots were fired from a black SUV that pulled up beside her as she was driving through Denton, Texas, in the early hours of New Year's Day 2016. Sara's group had been at a nearby party on Crisoforo Drive which hosted a number of musicians, including local rap collective The Daytona Boyz. They left shortly before 2am. Johnson, whose street name is "Santana Sage", was also at the party. He left at around the same time with two of the Dayonta Boyz - known as Tay-K and F***PimpyZ - and two other African American males in a black SUV. Both vehicles were driving through Denton when Johnson's black SUV pulled up alongside Sara's sedan. Members of Johnson's group started shouting that they wanted to "f***" the two girls in the car. One of Sara's two male friends hit back that the comments were inappropriate. One of the black men in the SUV told him that he would "beat his ass" and another said, "I'll shoot your ass", and displayed a handgun. Sara's party did not make derogatory comments in response and drove off. But as they went through the intersection at West University Drive, shots were fired from the SUV and Sara was hit in the head. The 20-year-old immediately lost control of her sedan, veered to the right into a parked car then crashed into an electrical pole. She was taken to hospital and treated for her wounds but died later on New Year's Day 2016.
Monday, January 4, 2016
A surge of El Salvador gang violence in 2015 has pushed up homicides in the country by about 70% from 2014, making it a top contender to overtake Honduras as the world's most murderous nation
But Venezuela's homicide rate has also risen in 2015, putting it on track to perhaps equal El Salvador. Miguel Fortin, head of the National Forensics Institute in El Salvador, said that 2015 will end with about 6,650 Salvadorans murdered, compared to 3,912 in 2014. With a population of some 6.4 million people, that would equate to around 104 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, above the rate last registered in neighboring Honduras, which was the most deadly country in 2012. "This has been the most violent year in El Salvador in terms of murders," Fortin said. "It's a real pandemic." The death toll is the worst registered in El Salvador since the end of a bloody 1980-1992 civil war that is estimated to have claimed the lives of around 75,000 people. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan Violence Observatory estimates that 27,875 killings occurred in 2015, pushing the homicide rate in Venezuela up to 90 per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2014, the observatory counted 82 killings per 100,000 people, while in 1998 the rate was only 19 per 100,000. According to the most recent United Nations Global Study on Homicide, published in 2014, Honduras had 90.4 murders per 100,000 in 2012 when it topped the list. Venezuela had the second highest rate of 53.7 and El Salvador had 41.2. El Salvador's police blame the spike in murders on gang violence, which included dozens of attacks on police officers as well as brutal assaults on bus drivers in the summer. Violence has risen steadily in El Salvador since a 2012 truce between the country's two main gangs - the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) and Barrio 18 - began unraveling in 2014.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
As in the United States, being truthful about black criminality will get you into trouble in Britain.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
The mayor of a city south of Mexico's capital has been shot to death less than a day after taking office
Gunmen opened fire on Mayor Gisela Mota at her house in the city of Temixco, said the government of Morelos state, where Temixco is located. Two presumed assailants were killed and three others detained following a pursuit, said Morelos security commissioner Jesus Alberto Capella. He said that the suspects fired on federal police and soldiers from a vehicle. On his Twitter account, Morelos Gov. Graco Ramirez attributed Mota's killing to organized crime, without citing a particular drug cartel or gang. Cartels seeking to control communities and towns have often targeted local officials and mayors in Mexico. Mota's leftist Democratic Revolution Party released a statement describing her as "a strong and brave woman who on taking office as mayor, declared that her fight against crime would be frontal and direct." Temixco is a city of about 100,000 people neighboring Cuernavaca, a resort and industrial city which has been suffering kidnappings and extortion linked to organized crime groups. Though Cuernavaca is the capital of Morelos, Temixco is the seat of several state institutions including the Public Security Commission, which coordinates state and local police forces. Morelos also neighbors drug cartel-plagued Guerrero state. Mota, who had been a federal congresswoman, was sworn into office on New Year's Day 2016. She was killed the following day. Morelos Gov. Ramirez vowed that there "would be no impunity" in her killing and promised that state officials would not cede to what he described as a "challenge from criminals." Federal and state forces are deployed in Cuernavaca and municipalities near the Guerrero state border in what is called operation "Delta." Capella did not provide more details about the attack on Mota, but said that when the suspects were detained, authorities found a 9-millimeter gun, an Uzi, ski masks and an SUV with Mexico State license plates. Morelos Attorney General Javier Perez Duron said that the detained suspects have been tied to other crimes, but declined to provide more details.
Friday, January 1, 2016
A New York-based ultra-Orthodox rabbi who has posted thousands of popular outreach lectures online said in a lecture that only about 1 million halachic Jews, meaning people born of a Jewish mother, perished in the Holocaust
In a video, Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi cited high assimilation rates in Europe before World War II to make his claim that 80% of those identified as Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust were not Jewish according to halakha, or Jewish law.
Because Japan has very few Muslims. In Japan there are 127 million residents, but only ten thousand Muslims, less than one hundredth of a percent. The Japanese don't like Muslims and - unlike Europeans - are not embarrassed by this fact.
Black Muslim crime: Justice Department officials have announced that they have thwarted a Rochester man's plans to kill New Year's Eve revelers in the name of ISIS at an upstate New York bar and restaurant
Emanuel Lutchman, 25, was charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. "This New Year's Eve prosecution underscores the threat of ISIL even in upstate New York but demonstrates our determination to immediately stop any who would cause harm in its name," said William Hochul Jr., the U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York. Lutchman received direction from an ISIS member overseas and planned to attack revelers in order to join ISIS. According to a criminal complaint, Lutchman had been in contact with a man overseas who claimed to be in ISIS. Lutchman told him that he wanted to come to Syria but was informed he couldn't come now and that he should kill Americans to prove himself, according to the document. Lutchman met with a confidential source for the Justice Department. The source said that Lutchman wanted to sneak a bomb into the restaurant and kidnap some people to kill. He and the source went to a Walmart and bought two ski masks, two knives, a machete, zip ties, duct tape, ammonia and rubber gloves. "The operation is a go. We just gotta do it, man," Lutchman told the source.