Mohamed Osman Mohamud Found Guilty

Apparently, the FBI can still take a troubled young man, track him for up to two years, seduce him into terrorism, and win a terrorism conviction.

The jury handed up its verdict after less than seven hours of deliberations in a trial that began Jan. 10 in a downtown courtroom just a few blocks from the scene of the crime.

Mohamud, a 21-year-old Somali American, was convicted of the only charge confronting him: trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. He faces a potential sentence of life in prison. The sentencing hearing was set for May 14.

Chief defense attorney Stephen R. Sady said he will appeal and will seek a “substantially reduced sentence” for Mohamud.

“We’re disappointed with the verdict … we obviously thought he was entrapped,” Sady said. “We will pursue what remedies are available for him.’’

And so the United States continues to pursue the course of training and paying their manufactured terrorists, rather than intervening to save a kid’s future.

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emptywheel @elbowspeak Probably ALSO an endemic Scotch-Irish problem. @ExumAM
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emptywheel @DanaHoule I did do my 5 stages of denial, btw. http://t.co/J3HAiONyhr But ref to Stone as CoS got cut.
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emptywheel Anyway, come to GR & drink our beer. This block is by no means prettiest block in or just outside of downtown. http://t.co/5yUC9CdlsT
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emptywheel Here, I'll ignore signature of Grand Rapids--the Calder--to avoid showing you ugly plaza! http://t.co/5yUC9CdlsT http://t.co/H94KoA3caA
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emptywheel To make GR downtown look really well preserved, redefine it to exclude govt monstrosities! http://t.co/5yUC9CdlsT And where is Heritage?
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emptywheel @ExumAM You saw the new study showing (unsurprisingly) rugby has a concussion problem?
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bmaz A scene from a US political press confab on how to keep slurping Trump while totally applying "Clinton Rules" to HRC http://t.co/RlGORfluPW
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JimWhiteGNV @MasaccioEW Phase 1 complete! I am a lopper legend. #ChainsawTime http://t.co/AFYUP2Au4s
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emptywheel Make IAD into real agency way the fuck away from NSA, but THAT in charge of cybersecurity for real, and appoint a future contractor for NSA
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emptywheel If Admiral Mike Rogers can't do both CyberComm and DIRNSA maybe those roles (and IAD) should be broken up. http://t.co/TY6FuvVz5z
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