Source: The Washington Post

Former police officer argues FBI pushed him to support terrorism

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Nicholas Young is the first police officer in the country to be arrested on terrorism charges, and the rare terrorism defendant to challenge those charges rather than plead guilty. He hopes to also be the first person since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to win at trial by arguing he was entrapped by law enforcement. Defense attorney Linda Moreno argued that there was no crime except one invented by the FBI and pushed on Young during a two-year-long sting operation that followed four years of surveillance. In private exchanges, Moreno said in her opening statement, agents wrote they “hit the case with a defibrillator,” saying “let’s hope he goes one step further” and breaks the law. Read more here.

 

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