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Ahmad Khan Rahami Charged in Manhattan and New Jersey Federal Courts with Executing Bombings in New York City and New Jersey!

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, FBI Director James B. Comey, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey, Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney of the FBI’s New York Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Timothy Gallagher of the FBI’s Newark Field Office and Commissioner James O’Neill of the New York Police Department (NYPD) announced that Ahmad Khan Rahami, aka Ahmad Rahimi, has been charged in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, for conducting and attempting to conduct bombings in New York City and various locations in New Jersey on Sept. 17, 2016, and Sept. 18, 2016.

Rahami, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged in a complaint filed in the Southern District of New York with one count of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of destroying and attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(d), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and use of a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged detonation of an explosive device and efforts to detonate explosives in New York City.

Rahami is also charged in a complaint filed in the District of New Jersey with two counts of using and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332a, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment on each count; one count of bombing and attempting to bomb a place of public use and public transportation system, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2332f, which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment; one count of attempting to destroy property by means of fire or explosive, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(i), which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and two counts of using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, namely, the use and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), each count of which carries a mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison and, if convicted of both counts, a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment, all in connection with Rahami’s alleged efforts to detonate explosives in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Rahami will first be transported by the U.S. Marshals Service, pursuant to a writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum, to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to face the charges filed in the Southern District of New York. More than 30 people were injured as a result of the detonation of a bomb in the Chelsea area of New York City.

Assistant Attorney General Carlin and U.S. Attorneys Bharara and Fishman praised the outstanding efforts of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, which principally consists of agents from the FBI and detectives from the NYPD, and the FBI’s New Jersey Joint Terrorism Task Force.

The prosecution in the Southern District of New York is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicholas J. Lewin, Emil J. Bove III, Andrew J. DeFilippis and Shawn G. Crowley, with assistance from Trial Attorney Brian Morgan of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

The prosecution in the District of New Jersey is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dennis C. Carletta, Francisco J. Navarro, Margaret Ann Mahoney and James M. Donnelly, with assistance from Trial Attorney Brian Morgan of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

The charges contained in the complaints are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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What happened to Sandra Bland?

That’s the question that’s floating around Waller County this week.

This is after Bland was arrested Friday and placed in the Waller County jail.

Monday she was found hanging in her jail cell according to friends.
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Sources in the community say they spoke with Bland Saturday and she had a $5,000 bond for assaulting a police officer. We’re told she was originally pulled over for failing to signal by a State Trooper.

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Some in the racially charged community say they now suspect foul play. One friend tells the Factor the 28 year old just got a new job and had everything to live for.

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis confirms the Texas Rangers have been brought in to conduct the investigation.

A representative at the Sheriff’s office says they will soon release a press release on the issue.

In the meantime, some friends in the community say they plan to protest to the sheriff’s office until they get answers and justice.

I had a chance to speak with Bland’s sister who said the family is still in Chicago and they won’t likely get to Texas until Friday.

As expected the sister says the family I still trying to digest all of the facts before they make their next move!

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The Factor is now hearing Krispy Kreme won’t likely open in Houston til the early summer.

A former Krispy Kreme exec says because of construction issues the doors at the donut shop on Highway 6 won’t likely open until June.

This is the third date change for the business that hasn’t had a presence in Houston since 2006.

EVERYBODY HATES (ATE) CHRIS INCLUDING THE WRITERS ON THE WALKING DEAD!

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By EntertainThis: Spoiler alert! The following contains major spoilers for Sunday night’s episode of The Walking Dead.

As happens pretty frequently on The Walking Dead, one of the main characters fell victim to the zombie apocalypse Sunday night. Noah, played by Tyler James Williams, was killed by walkers in one of the show’s most brutal and graphic death scenes to date. And while both the violence and the loss of Noah were upsetting (we hardly knew the kid!), many fans were taking issue with the fact that show has killed off yet another black character.

Noah is the third black male character to die this season alone, and one of the many black characters to die during the show’s five seasons. And fans were not happy about that fact!

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From Entertainment Tonight:

It’s a quiet Sunday outside of the hospital in Roswell, Ga., where Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is by her side as she lies in a medically induced coma.

A source close to the family tells ET that her father Bobby Brown, husband Nick Gordon and others have been advised to prepare for the worst and that the longer the 21-year-old remains in the coma, the more likely it will be that she will not regain consciousness. They are praying for her recovery but have also started to discuss how they would handle funeral arrangements.

“Privacy is requested in this matter. Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time,” Bobby said in a statement.

NEWS: Source Says Bobbi Kristina Brown Incident Is ‘No Coincidence’

The daughter of the late Whitney Houston was found in a bathtub unconscious after an apparent drug overdose on Saturday morning at 10:25 a.m. Another source told ET that she was in “bad shape” when she was first found unconscious. She was taken to North Fulton Hospital and placed on a ventilator.

NEWS: Bobbi Kristina Brown Placed On Ventilator, Drug Overdose Suspected

Local police have a search warrant and have swept the house for drugs as they continue their ongoing investigation into what happened in Brown’s home.

It has been almost three years since Houston died of accidental drowning on Feb. 11, 2012. The effects of heart disease and cocaine use also contributed to her death. Brown’s incident comes two weeks after Lifetime aired the Angela Bassett-directed biopic, Whitney.

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Chalk it up as another delay in Adrian Peterson getting his day in court.

It appears the recusal hearing involving the Judge that the Montgomery County District Attorney wants off the high profile case has been delayed again.

Prosecutors now say the reset date is October 22 at 1:30 pm in the 9th District Court.

Montgomery County D.A. Brett Ligon says he wants Judge Kelly Case removed from Peterson’s child abuse case because of personal bias.

That’s after Judge Case admitted to calling Ligon and Peterson’s attorney Rusty Hardin media whores.
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Hardin has made it clear being called a media whore is not an issue with him and he’s fine with Judge Case staying on the bench.

Hardin, a veteran headline making attorney, says he’s been called worse.

First Assistant District Attorney Phil Grant says he was informed on the new date late this morning.

In the meantime,  Peterson is set for pre-trial November 4th with a trial date of December 1st.

If Peterson, who has been suspended from the Minnesota Vikings, is found guilty he faces two years in prison on the felony charge.