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New Mexico Judge Sends Suspects Linked To ‘Extremist Muslim’ Compound Free – Bad Idea!

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In a rather alarming decision, a New Mexico judge recently ruled five alleged Muslim extremists accused of training children to conduct school shootings do not have to remain in jail while they await trial for child abuse.

40-year-old Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, Lucas Morton, Jany Leveille, 35, Hujrah Wahhaj, 38, and Subhannah Wahhaj, 35, were arrested and all face child abuse charges after 11 children were found at a compound near the Colorado border, north of Taos, New Mexico. The children starving and living in filthy and squalid conditions. The compound was raided by federal authorities in early August after a months-long search investigating the disappearance of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj, Wahhaj’s son, who had been abducted from Georgia late in 2017.

The children discovered at an “extremist Muslim” compound in New Mexico earlier this month were both trained to use firearms and taught multiple tactical techniques in order to k-ll teachers, law enforcement and other institutions they believed to be corrupt. The makeshift compound was shielded by old tires, wooden pallets, and other garbage.

The remains of a 3-year-old boy were found buried at a tunnel near the compound wrapped in plastic and cloth. His identity has not yet been confirmed, but is believed to be Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj.  Wahhaj’s son was not among the children rescued. Wahhaj believed the boy suffered from a spiritual affliction that could be remedied through an Islamic ritual known as a “ruqya.”

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According to the Taos News – “FBI agent Travis Taylor testified that one of the children now in state custody told him that before the boy died, prayers were said over him to remove bad spirits. Abdul-Ghani’s mother had reported to police in Georgia that he took medicine for seizures and had other medical issues.

Prosecutor John Lovelace said the boy died in February during one of the rituals. Taylor said he was told that the dead child was supposed to be resurrected as Jesus and identify for the group the institutions that were to be attacked. During such attacks, Taylor said, “When they approached the individual, they would tell them their message. If they didn’t believe the message, they would be k-lled or detained until they believed the message.’”

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe described the condition of the children ranging in ages from just 1 year old to 15 years old in heartbreaking detail stating they “looked like third world country refugees not only with no food or fresh water but with no shoes, personal hygiene and basically dirty rags for clothing.” The children were significantly malnourished and the only food located by investigators in the compound during the raid were some potatoes and a single box of rice inside a filthy trailer.

Prosecutors asked that Wahhaj and the four additional defendants be held without bail. Judge Sarah Backus refused that request citing their lack of prior criminal history. Despite assertions by prosecutors that one of the defendants was training the children to attack various institutions including schools with guns, Backus stated prosecutors failed to prove the defendants were any danger to the community or a flight risk.

Instead, she set a bond of $20,000 for each defendant and required GPS monitoring. The bond is what is known as a “signature bond,” meaning no money is required up front and would be due only if the defendants violate conditions of release. The defendants were also ordered to have weekly contact with their attorneys and cooperate with the state Children, Youth and Families Department concerning the care of their children. All 11 children are currently in state custody and defendants are only allowed supervised contact with the children at this time. Judge Backus further ordered defendants are required to obtain suitable housing rather than return to the filthy compound.

Backus states regarding her decision – “The state alleges there was a big plan afoot but the state has not shown to my satisfaction by clear and convincing evidence what in fact that plan was. The state wants me to make a leap and it’s a large leap and that would be to hold people in jail without bond based on — again — troubling facts but I didn’t hear any choate plan that was being alleged by the state.”

Defense attorney Tom Clark of Santa Fe stated – “The judge didn’t hear a single fact about child abuse,” which is the primary charge against the defendants currently. Wahhaj faces additional charges of being a fugitive from justice out of Georgia stemming from the kidnapping case concerning his son. Wahhaj never returned from a trip to the park with his 3-year-old son in December 2017. Morton was also charged additionally with claims of harboring or aiding a fugitive.

Wahhaj is the son of a prominent Brooklyn imam, also named Siraj Wahhaj, who was named by prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The elder Wahhaj has close ties to Muslim rights groups like the Islamic Circle of North American, the Muslim American Society and the Center for American Islamic Relations and is the current head of the Masjid At-Taqwa mosque. He was also a character witness in the trial for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, known as the notorious “blind sheikh” convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the United States.

“This was not a camping trip and this was not a simple homesteading, the kind that many people do in New Mexico,” prosecutor Timothy Hasson said. “The evidence as a whole suggests that this family was on a mission. And it was a violent one, and it was a dangerous one.”

Yet as the Albuquerque Journal reports – “Defense attorneys stressed that the g-ns found at the compound are readily available at retail stores and that the group made no aggressive moves when law enforcement officers raided the site on Aug. 3.”

“If these were white people of a Christian faith who owned g-ns, that’s not a big deal because there’s a Second Amendment right to own firearms in this country. If these were white Christians, faith healing is of no consequence because we have freedom of religion in this country. But they look different and they worship differently from the rest of us,” Thomas Clark said Monday according to CNN.

“When black Muslims do it there seems to be something nefarious, something evil,” he later said outside the courthouse.

 

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HOLY HELL! Hundreds of Thousands Of Florida Voters May Not Even Be Citizens

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida officials are now saying that nearly 200,000 voters may not be U.S. citizens.

Earlier in the week, state election officials announced they had identified more than 2,600 people who are in Florida legally but ineligible to vote.

The Department of State is asking county election officials to verify the information. Election supervisors are contacting voters and if someone is not a citizen, their name will be dropped from the voter rolls.

But an initial list drawn up by the state — and not widely released — shows that a comparison of voter lists and driver’s license information turned up a list of nearly 182,000 people who may not be U.S. citizens.

State officials, however, note that some of those on list may now be citizens.

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We’re supposed to be the model for the world to follow and yet these liberals are doing everything in their power to corrupt the system. This happened in 2016, but is very much relevant right now. The Miami Herald reported on it further: 

A 74-year-old woman tasked with opening envelopes sent by Miami-Dade County voters with their completed mail ballots was arrested Friday after co-workers caught her illegally marking ballots, resulting in an unknown — but small — number of fraudulent votes being cast for mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado.

Investigators linked Gladys Coego, a temporary worker for the county elections department, to two fraudulent votes, but they suspect from witness testimony that she submitted several more.

Coego, of Westchester, turned herself in to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Friday morning. She was charged with two felony counts of marking another person’s ballot. Coego was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

In a separate election-fraud case, authorities also arrested a second woman Friday on charges of unlawfully filling out voter-registration forms on behalf of United for Care, the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.

The Miami-Dade state attorney’s office accused Tomika Curgil, 33, of filling out forms for five people without their consent. She also submitted at least 15 forms for people who apparently don’t exist — and several forms for people who are dead.

Police officers arrested Curgil at her Liberty City home Friday morning and charged her with five felony counts of submitting false voter-registration information. Her bond was set at $125,000.

“Our law enforcement effort against these election law violators was swift and resulted in an immediate arrest of the wrongdoers,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle, a Democrat, said in a statement. “The elections department was quick to detect and report these violations to our task force.

“Anyone who attempts to undermine the democratic process should recognize that there is an enforcement partnership between the elections department and our prosecution task force in place to thwart such efforts and arrest those involved. Now we need to move forward with the election.”

Gladys Coego, left, and Tomika Curgil, were arrested Friday.

The cases were investigated by her office’s public corruption task force, which comprises police officers from several jurisdictions, including Miami-Dade, Miami, Miami Beach, Doral and the Miami-Dade school district. The task force is headed by prosecutor Tim VanderGiesen.

The arrests come as Republican Donald Trump has claimed the presidential election is “rigged” to favor Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. There is no evidence of the widespread, systematic election fraud that would be required to swing a national election, though the Miami-Dade arrests show small, isolated cases of perpetrated or attempted fraud exist.

Coego’s job was to remove mail ballots from envelopes, count the number of pages and check for any tears or stains before someone else introduced them into an optical scanner to tabulate the votes. Miami-Dade started tallying mail ballots Monday, as allowed by Florida law.

According to Coego’s arrest affidavit, she sat by herself behind a back table in a room with about 80 other workers. Another temp worker, identified as “S. Tremmel,” saw her illicitly mark three ballots Tuesday, pulling a black pen out of her purse each time. She “would hide the pen in her purse whenever a supervisor or other employee came near,” Tremmel told investigators.

At first, Tremmel said he was unsure of what he had seen, but after the third time, he reported Coego to Javier Vazquez, an elections computer technician, who in turn contacted a supervisor, Tabulation Manager LaRhonda Wimberly. She covertly watched Coego and “after only a short time, she observed Coego take a black pen from her purse and begin to mark a ballot.” Wimberly confronted Coego, confiscated the ballot and escorted Coego out of the room.

The confiscated ballot had been filled with blue ink — except for a single mark in black for Regalado for mayor. Deputy Elections Director Rosy Pastrana examined all the ballots that had been in Coego’s possession since Monday and found an unspecified number “that appeared to have been altered” because only the Regalado bubble had been filled out in black.

Coego admitted what she had done, but what she actually said has been redacted from the affidavit. She denied any connection to Regalado, and Regalado denied any connection to her.

“I don’t know this person. It has nothing to do with me,” Regalado told the Miami Herald shortly after news of the arrests broke. Regalado said she had learned of the busts Friday morning. “We’ve looked into it. The police have looked into it. There are no ties.”

A man who answered Coego’s door Friday morning and identified himself as her son-in-law would not give his name. He described Coego as a grandmother. “I don’t have anything else to say,” he said, asking for privacy.

Coego does not appear to have contributed to or been paid by any Miami-Dade or Florida candidate, according to county and state campaign-finance records. She is registered without party affiliation.

Regalado, a Republican, is running for the nonpartisan mayor’s post against incumbent Carlos Gimenez, who is also a Republican. As strong mayor, Gimenez appointed Elections Supervisor Christina White and is ultimately in charge of her department.

Since Tuesday, White said she has added more supervisors and more security guards to monitor the ballot-opening. Workers who had previously been banned from putting personal items on the table with the ballots will no longer be able to keep any personal items within reach.

“I want our voters to remain confident because our procedures clearly work,” White said. “The safeguards that we have in place to patch these things have proven successful. They should remain confident that their vote is going to count as they intended.”

On Thursday, Regalado sued to boot Gimenez off the ballot, contending he should be disqualified because he initially wrote the wrong date on his candidate-qualifying check. She said Friday that the arrests were further evidence that Gimenez has done a poor job overseeing the elections department, which she contends is plagued by irregularities.

Gimenez scoffed at the suggestion, saying the elections department and public corruption unit made “a great catch.”

“I’m happy that they did catch it, and that these two individuals will be brought to justice,” he said. Because he is a candidate, Gimenez said he is leaving any additional controls to White and Deputy Mayor Alina Hudak.

He added that he is not worried about the election result.

“We think that she confessed to bubbling in Raquel Regalado on five ballots that were under-voted,” Gimenez said. “I don’t believe that’s going to have much of an effect on the race.”

A recent poll showed Gimenez beating Regalado, a sitting Miami-Dade school board member and the daughter of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, by 22 percentage points.

In the second fraud case, Curgil ostensibly registered voters for People United for Medical Marijuana, the political committee financing the “Yes” campaign for Amendment 2. On Oct. 12, according to Curgil’s arrest affidavit, the elections department flagged one of Curgil’s batches of forms as suspicious because all the registrations appeared to have been filled out and signed by the same person.

“In some cases we were seeing that these people were already in the system but had a status of ‘deceased,’” White said.

The fraudulent forms had been initialed “TC.”

Investigators placed Curgil, a Democrat, under surveillance on Oct. 18, the last day to register. After dropping off her kids at school, Curgil stayed home all day. Investigators didn’t see her sign anyone up, though they did see her twice turn over forms to two other women working for the campaign. One of them, Jennifer Jean, the campaign’s deputy regional manager, dropped off the forms at the elections department.

Curgil had initialed 22 of the forms. Seven contained the names of real people. The names on the remaining 15 appeared to have been invented.

Investigators reached five of the seven real people listed. None had any idea the forms had been submitted on their behalf. Four of them were already registered. One was a felon barred from voting.

On Wednesday, investigators confronted Curgil. She confirmed the applications had come from her, but said she didn’t remember working Oct. 18. The affidavit shows she “admitted” to something, but those details have been redacted.

“Curgil denied signing the voter registration applications in question in the signature box designated to be signed by the applicant,” the affidavit says.

A man who answered the door at Curgil’s maroon-and-beige stucco home in Liberty City said her family wouldn’t discuss her arrest.

Like Coego, Curgil’s name does not appear as a contributor or payee on county or state campaign-finance databases.

The medical-marijuana campaign paid canvassers by the hour, not by the form, campaign manager Ben Pollara said, but workers were expected to meet certain targets to be hired week after week.

“We’ve submitted a little more than 15,000 forms that we believe to be good voter registrations” across the state, Pollara said. “Then we submitted another few thousand voided that we believed not to be good but that we were legally obligated to submit.”

Florida law requires forms to be turned in once they’ve been filled out, even if campaigns suspect the information to be wrong. Some marijuana campaign canvassers were fired for submitting bad forms, according to Pollara, who added the campaign reached out to prosecutors Friday to offer any needed cooperation.

Every time people return VRs to their managers, there’s a process in place where the managers would check them for having similar handwriting or signatures, would check them against the existing voter file,” he said. “But some bad ones slip through the cracks.”

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