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2 years after the FBI said it thwarted a mass killing in Milwaukee, the case hasn’t gone to trial. Here’s why

A Milwaukee man will have to wait another six months for his chance to convince a federal jury that FBI informants entrapped him into buying a machine gun and that his talk of a mass shooting downtown was only braggadocio.

Samy Hamzeh’s arrest more than two years ago generated sensational headlines: The FBI said it had thwarted his plot to kill at least 30 people at a Masonic center to “defend Islam.”

But as the case has unspooled,  Hamzeh’s lawyers concluded he was merely a “Palestinian Walter Mitty,” aggressively led on by the informants with their own agendas. Now his trial, originally set to begin Monday, , has been put off until June, as

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Florida police say mass shooting by Filipino at mosque thwarted

Filipino immigrant Bernandino Bolatete was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on a weapons charge. Police say he planned to commit a mass shooting at a local mosque. FACEBOOK

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Law enforcement authorities said they prevented a mass shooting at a Jacksonville mosque and arrested a 69-year-old Filipino immigrant who allegedly hated Muslims.

Police charged Bernandino Gawala Bolatete with having a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record but obtained from an undercover officer. The silencer was sold December 1 in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 11901 Atlantic Blvd.

Bolatete, a green card holder, was arrested at his home and faces up to 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted on the weapons charge.

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The investigation started in October when the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Bolatete “expressed

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Florida police say mass shooting by Filipino at mosque thwarted …

Filipino immigrant Bernandino Bolatete was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on a weapons charge. Police say he planned to commit a mass shooting at a local mosque. FACEBOOK

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Law enforcement authorities said they prevented a mass shooting at a Jacksonville mosque and arrested a 69-year-old Filipino immigrant who allegedly hated Muslims.

Police charged Bernandino Gawala Bolatete with having a silencer not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record but obtained from an undercover officer. The silencer was sold December 1 in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 11901 Atlantic Blvd.

Bolatete, a green card holder, was arrested at his home and faces up to 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted on the weapons charge.

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The investigation started in October when the Sheriff’s Office received a tip that Bolatete “expressed

Read more at: http://usa.inquirer.net/8580/florida-police-say-mass-shooting-filipino-mosque-thwarted