Friday, January 1, 2016
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.