Thursday, September 24, 2009

He Wouldn't Be Muslim, Would He?


The transferred police officer here:

New York Police Official in Terror Unit Is Removed

The New York Police Department has removed a senior official from one of its two sometimes competing antiterrorism units, after it played a role in disrupting a sensitive federal terrorism investigation...

The transfers, which removed one official from the Intelligence Division and replaced him with another from the Counterterrorism Bureau, came in recent days amid intense activity in the the effort by Intelligence Division detectives to seek assistance from the imam, a disclosure that contributed to a significant disruption in the investigation.

...The decision to show photographs of the main suspect and several other men to the imam, Ahmad Wais Afzali, who had provided information to the Police Department in the past, forced the authorities to conduct raids and arrest the suspect sooner than they might have otherwise.

The development, according to several law enforcement officials, could make it harder for the authorities to identify and develop evidence against others involved in what prosecutors have said was a plot to detonate bombs in the United States.

Maybe not:

The official transferred out of the Intelligence Division, Deputy Inspector Paul Ciorra, was the intelligence collection coordinator. He has been moved to the Trial Division, which oversees administrative hearings for police officers accused of misconduct. His union leader, Roy T. Richter, noted that the shift would not have been made if he had been transferred for disciplinary reasons.

and we have a Jew in there, it seems:

One former government official with knowledge of the matter said there was no indication that the deputy inspector had done anything wrong and that the decision to approach the imam had been made at the highest levels of the Intelligence Division. The unit is led by David Cohen, a former top C.I.A. official. The former official said the deputy inspector was moved to absorb the blame.

And a blog broke it! -

The first suggestion that a transfer occurred after the terrorism inquiry’s
disruption was reported on Monday by Leonard Levitt at

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