As well they should– “How did an alleged ISIS supporter remain on Metro police so long? Or get hired?”
But the news that [Officer] Young has been charged with trying to help ISIS is also shocking because of the questions his employment raises, such as: Why was this guy allowed to remain on the force for so long?
Was he still allowed to be walking around with a badge and a firearm after traveling to Libya twice to take up arms with rebels in 2011, and if so, why? What about after police were called to his Northern Virginia home in December 2015 on a domestic violence complaint? Did these events at least trigger an internal affairs investigation that might put him behind a desk for a while — perhaps in a way that didn’t interfere with the FBI’s investigation — or not?
And it goes on from there.
For those of you not in the know, the Metro Transit Police are the ones who patrol the buses and trains of the DC-area transit system. If he was an ISIS supporter, how much info on the security and vulnerabilities of that system did he pass to his fellow ISIS-oids? (Those of you in the area, you think about THAT next time you get on the Metro. HA.)
There are many, many questions to be asked.
How many times, also, have we been told that the police and military are “the only ones” smart / well-trained / vetted / trusted / good enough to carry guns?
(Oh, and one last thing– don’t forget, all of you white male gun-owning Constitutionalist veterans, that YOU are the real threat.)