July 29, 2009
Feds Trick, Terrify Mother of Five

I have a fat and constantly growing file of FBI stupidity, inefficiency, incompetence, bribery, theft, entrapment, perjury, burglary, and murder. But this — this — still surprised. To think of such a thing requires a mind of vileness beyond the imagination of decent people. To carry it out is unspeakable.

…But Boyd, a 41-year-old mother of five and U.S.-born convert to Islam, reserved her sharpest comments for what she called a cruel trap that law enforcement authorities set up to get her out of her house Monday while agents scoured it for documents after the arrest of her husband, two sons and four other men.

Boyd, whose family lives in the Johnston County community of Willow Spring, described a harrowing experience Monday afternoon when she answered the door to find a man she thought was a family friend wearing a shirt that appeared to be bloodied. He told her that Daniel and their three sons, Dylan, Noah and Zakariya, were in a serious car crash. He asked her to get into a Highway Patrol cruiser that would take her to Duke Hospital, where they were being treated.

Boyd summoned her daughter and pregnant daughter-in-law. They wrapped their heads in scarves, grabbed their Qurans and flew out the door. For Boyd, it was a particularly painful experience. Her 16-year-old son, Luqman, died in a car crash near their home in 2007.

When they arrived at Duke Hospital, the cruiser took them to a construction site at the rear of the facility. A man dressed as a doctor came out and asked whether she was the wife. When she said yes, he extended his hand. She told him she does not shake men’s hands. He then grabbed her wrist and handcuffed her.

“I’m not a doctor. I’m an agent and your family is not in the hospital,” he told her. “You’re being detained, and you need to cooperate with us.”

Boyd estimates she was then surrounded by 30 agents who frisked her and asked whether she had weapons or weapons of mass destruction…

U.S. District Attorney George E. B. Holding declined to respond to Boyd’s version. “I am sticking to the four corners of the indictment. We try our cases in court and won’t go back and forth before then,” he said Tuesday.

Holding, you will be unsurprised to learn, is a piece of legal litter left over from the George W. Bush administration. He is a fat rich kid who owes his job to that unspeakable embarrassment from North Carolina, the late Senator Jesse Helms.

One of Obama’s most puzzling failures has been leaving so many George Holdings in their U.S. Attorney jobs, bad aftertastes from the most disgraceful period in the history of the Justice Department. When you move into a new house, it’s a good idea to clear out the old owner's garbage.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 29, 2009 11:19 AM
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Georgee boy did indeed leave "the place" littered with garbage and corpses. Some of the litter left in places like SCOTUS, the Justice Department and Defense Department maybe difficult if not impossible, to clean in our lifetimes. One has to wonder why B.O. would leave people like Gates in their command posts when they stand for everything he claimed to be against. What are we missing here?


Posted by: knowdoubt on July 29, 2009 2:43 PM

I've heard that if done right, they taste just like pork.

Posted by: Ten Bears on July 29, 2009 10:39 PM

That's funny, if not a little tragic. Though I expect this behavior for the FBI, it's just like in the movies!!

Posted by: Tenrou Ugetsu on July 30, 2009 5:47 PM

Sens. Hagan and Burr begged the president to keep Holding in place so
a Rep. could finish looking into the ongoing investigation of
former Sen. John Edwards and former Gov. Mike Easley. The last two
being Democrats, we couldn't have a Democratic appointee finish out
those investigations. The stupid, it hurts.

Posted by: thea Robarge on August 3, 2009 11:17 AM
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