Monday, May 25, 2009

More on the Riverdale Bomb Plot

Only a jury will be able to decide, at the end of the day, if the Riverdale Four, David Williams, James Cromitie, Laguerre Payen and Onta Williams, are would be terror bombers or dupes of the FBI.

Relatives are already speaking out in defense of their kin, the New York Daily News reports. “He dismissed as "crazy" federal accusations that Williams was a Jew-hater who wanted to wage jihad,” says the story about David Williams’ sick brother, Lord McWilliams. His mother added to the claim of innocence. Mother and son are laying the foundation for entrapment, a legal doctrine where a person is induced or persuaded by law enforcement officers or their agents to commit a crime that he had no previous intent to commit.

Entrapment was used as a defense in the case of the Fort Dix Five who were found guilty in December 2008 of plotting to kill American soldiers at the New Jersey base.

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