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Translation issues: Lawyers for man accused of plotting mass shooting in Milwaukee ask that trial be delayed

Samy Mohammed Hamzeh

MILWAUKEE — Lawyers for the man accused of plotting a mass shooting in downtown Milwaukee have asked that his trial be delayed.

Samy Hamzeh’s trial was set to begin on Jan. 24th but his lawyers want that pushed back due to translation issues.

Hamzeh was indicted on three counts of knowingly receiving and possessing a firearm not registered to him — two machine guns and a silencer, charges to which he’s pleaded not guilty.

He’s accused of planning to kill at least 30 people. According to the criminal complaint, Hamzeh engaged in extensive conversations with two confidential sources, and those conversations, which were in Arabic, were monitored, recorded and translated by the FBI beginning in October 2015. During those recorded conversations, Hamzeh explained that he wanted to commit a domestic act of violence and, in January 2016, he settled on a Masonic temple in Milwaukee as

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He was plotting a mass shooting. A fellow student overheard his plan, authorities say.

The high school student had planned extensively for the attack– creating diagrams, loading up on tactical gear and researching how to buy guns and explosives, authorities said.

But prosecutors say the plot John Staley III was putting together was foiled by a student who heard Staley discussing it on a school bus in Columbus, Ohio, NBC 4 reported. That student told a school resource officer, who contacted school officials and police in September 2016, according to the news station.

Authorities said Staley was suspended from Hilliard Davidson High School and arrested a month later, 10TV News reported.

Staley, who was 16 at the time, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, according to court documents. On Tuesday, the 17-year-old pleaded no contest to the charge. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, it just means the defendant won’t dispute what’s alleged in

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He was plotting a mass shooting. A fellow student overheard his plan, authorities say.

The high school student had planned extensively for the attack– creating diagrams, loading up on tactical gear and researching how to buy guns and explosives, authorities said.

But prosecutors say the plot John Staley III was putting together was foiled by a student who heard Staley discussing it on a school bus in Columbus, Ohio, NBC 4 reported. That student told a school resource officer, who contacted school officials and police in September 2016, according to the news station.

Authorities said Staley was suspended from Hilliard Davidson High School and arrested a month later, 10TV News reported.

Staley, who was 16 at the time, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, according to court documents. On Tuesday, the 17-year-old pleaded no contest to the charge. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, it just means the defendant won’t dispute what’s alleged in

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Judge calls man accused of plotting mass shooting in Jacksonville ‘serious, serious danger’

The man
accused of plotting a mass shooting
at a Jacksonville Islamic center will stay in federal custody.

At 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Judge Joel Toomey decided not to release Bernandino Bolatete, denying his attorney’s request that he be let out on bond.

Toomey called Bolatete a “serious, serious danger” to our community.

Police: Jacksonville man arrested for plotting mass shooting at …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at an Islamic Center on St. Johns Bluff Road, according to several law enforcement agencies.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI of Jacksonville, started investigating in October Bernandino Gawala “Nandie” Bolatete after a source tipped JSO. The source told police that Bolatete expressed strong anti-Islamic sentiment, including how he wanted to conduct a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, 2333 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

JSO said an undercover detective met with Bolatete and confirmed the information

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FBI: Jacksonville man arrested for plotting mass shooting at Islamic Center

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 69-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly planning a mass shooting at an Islamic Center on St. Johns Bluff Road, according to several law enforcement agencies.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, along with the FBI of Jacksonville, started investigating in October Bernandino Gawala Bolatete after a source tipped JSO. The source told police that Bolatete expressed strong anti-Islamic sentiment, including how he wanted to conduct a mass shooting at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, 2333 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

JSO said an undercover detective met with Bolatete and confirmed the information they received.

During the investigation, Bolatete made plans to conduct the mass shooting, including obtaining the weaponry to complete the attack, according to JSO Sheriff Mike Williams.

The undercover

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Man Was Plotting New Year’s Eve Mass Shooting, Police Say

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australian police have arrested a man accused of planning a mass shooting for New Year’s Eve in a crowded Melbourne square, officials said Tuesday.

Ali Ali, a 20-year-old Australian-born citizen with Somali parents, was trying to obtain an automatic rifle to attack the downtown Federation Square in Australia’s second-largest city, Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said.

Thousands of revelers pack the square each year on New Year’s Eve.

Ali downloaded instructions from an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula website on how to launch a terrorist attack and how to use guns, Patton said.

Patton described Ali as “a person who’s expressed an intention to try and kill as many people as he could through shooting them.”

He said authorities have eliminated the threat of the attack, saying “the risk that was posed by this person has been removed.”

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said police arrested four extremist last December over a

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Man Was Plotting New Year’s Eve Mass Shooting, Police Say | Time

(CANBERRA, Australia) — Australian police have arrested a man accused of planning a mass shooting for New Year’s Eve in a crowded Melbourne square, officials said Tuesday.

Ali Ali, a 20-year-old Australian-born citizen with Somali parents, was trying to obtain an automatic rifle to attack the downtown Federation Square in Australia’s second-largest city, Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said.

Thousands of revelers pack the square each year on New Year’s Eve.

Ali downloaded instructions from an al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula website on how to launch a terrorist attack and how to use guns, Patton said.

Patton described Ali as “a person who’s expressed an intention to try and kill as many people as he could through shooting them.”

He said authorities have eliminated the threat of the attack, saying “the risk that was posed by this person has been removed.”

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said police arrested four extremist last December over a

Read more at: http://time.com/5039504/man-arrested-new-years-eve-shooting-melbourne/