by G: Nov. 21, 2011
Here's the latest news on terrorism in NY. It's sharing the headlines with the recent demonstrations in Egypt, where, according to the NY Times at least 23 people had been killed and more than 1,500 people had been wounded.
It concerns a Muslim sympathizer that the NYPD has had under surveillance for 2 1/2 years. They followed him and an informant to the dollar store and a Home Depot, where Pimentel bought a clock, christmas tree lights and some pipe elbows. Pimentel has a website, uses Blogger and Youtube and allegedly was building a bomb using material from matches as the explosive. According to NYPD, he was assembling it at the informants house, where he was drilling holes in pipe. He was arrested at that point and given a public defender. The bomb was never assembled, but a mock-up of the bomb was shown, while the testimony of the informant told of his intentions. Looks like they really have the goods on this guy and it will, undoubtedly be an open and closed case. Homeland Security, once more, defeats terrorism and justice is done.