Demand Life Sentences for Trio Plotting to Bomb Somali Community

Target: Derek Schmidt, Attorney General of Kansas

Goal: Demand life sentences for militia scheming to bomb Somali refugee community.

After weeks of deliberation, federal prosecutors recently convicted three men of conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against a Somali refugee community in Garden City, Kansas. An undercover FBI informant prompted the arrests of Curtis Allen, Gavin Wright and Patrick Stein in 2016 after secretly recording them discussing the scheme and other prospective missions. These ranged from assassinating President Obama and members of Congress to burning down churches for aiding refugees. Known as ¨the Crusaders,¨ the militant group intended to launch the attack on November 9 — the day Donald Trump was elected president. Stoic as ever, they pleaded not guilty.

Elected officials must take these threats seriously based on the recent influx of violence against religious and racial minorities, specifically Muslims. Advocacy groups contend that hate crimes against Muslim Americans have reached the same disturbing levels as post-9/11. Seeing that these aspiring extremists pleaded not guilty to masterminding a plan to annihilate a whole community, life imprisonment is plausible when they’re sentenced in June. Ensure they receive the maximum punishment by urging the U.S. Justice Department to set new precedents against radicalized racism and domestic terrorism.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Schmidt,

In June, court officials from your state shall decide the fate of three militants convicted of planning to bomb Mary Street apartments in Garden City, Kansas. For many, their intentions were as clear as water — to kill every man, woman and child in this predominately Somali refugee community. Even supporters were targets, whether they be members of Congress or churchgoing Kansans. With hate crimes against Muslims increasing at alarming rates, this case represents today’s scathing racism that must be rectified. The judicial system has potential to send a message to conservative Americans falling for Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric that this behavior won’t go unpunished.

A defense lawyer for the trio tried to convince the jury that these men were practicing their right to free speech while being unknowingly recorded. Don’t be fooled — these men are dangerous, and what they preach represents much more than just ¨idle¨ talk. Previously, they mulled over killing landlords renting to Muslims and even burning down churches serving immigrants. There’s no denying that domestic terrorism is real and increasing. Set new standards in American society by telling racists that violence won’t be tolerated. Push for the highest possible sentence. You have the potential to influence your constituents in pioneering new social protections for Muslim Americans.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    real investigation must be done.

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