Monday, October 5, 2009

FBI comes back to Queens

From the NY Post:

FBI anti-terrorism agents raided the Queens home of a self-described anarchist charged with tweeting protesters with instructions on how to evade police at the G-20 summit.

A dozen gas masks, liquid mercury, backpacks containing hammers and anarchist literature were among the dozens of items seized Thursday at the Jackson Heights home where Elliot Madison, 41, lives with his wife Elena, 39.

Madison is free on bail after Pittsburgh cops arrested him on Sept. 24 and charged him with hindering prosecution, criminal use of a communication facility and possessing criminal instruments.

The details of Madison's recent arrest and Thursday's search emerged yesterday as defense lawyer Martin Stolar asked a federal judge to stop authorities from reviewing confidential information contained in his client's computers.

But Assistant US Attorney Andrew Goldsmith argued that some of the items raised alarm, including a pound of liquid mercury in the house, alongside "books about poisons" and a microscope.

The feds also found metal triangles that are used to puncture tires and two boxes of ammunition. Goldsmith said agents left a collection of machetes, samurai swords and daggers at the house, because they didn't fall within the scope of the search warrants.


Anonymous said...

What?? he had books and hammers in house?

triangular shape pieces of metal? OMG.

sounds so terribly dangerous!!!
what crap.

sounds like a witch hunt to me.

how dare he have books? next he will be accused of reading Queens Crap.

CJ said...

Not nearly as dangerous as those tea party protesters.

Anonymous said...

Next he will be bringing guns to town hall meetings where the president speaks.

Anonymous said...

No, the triangular pieces of metal were shaped to pierce tires. No one has any need for liquid mercury unless they are using it to fashion blasting caps (fulminate of mercury) or poison people. Even the vapors of this chemical will cause severe nerve damage.

Don't make any excuses for these people, kooks are kooks regardless of their politics.

Anonymous said...

and what about that pound of liquid mercury ?
wt* ?

original reporting was less detailed,simply yapping on about them tweeting routes, which any halfway decent defense would say was to help them disperse faster"-LOL-