This is Joshua Prater, an 18 year old senior in high school. He was arrested because the family “cleaning lady” discovered what she believed to be an explosive device in his room. She not only removed his personal belongings she also took photos of other items in his room that she believed to be “suspicious.” This anonymous cleaning lady then took the “bomb” to the local Fire Department. Here is the official story below:
“When firefighters saw the device, they contacted Tempe Police’s bomb squad. Bomb investigators came out and confirmed the device was a legitimate IED.
“They had it X-rayed, they saw it was a valid IED. It was something that wasn’t big, but could cause serious injuries and the death of someone,” said Tempe Police Sgt. Mike Pooley.
They disabled the device and detectives responded to search the home, located in the 1600 block of E. Candlestick Road. There, they found materials used for making improvised explosives, according to police.
They arrested Joshua Prater, an 18-year-old student at Marcos de Niza High School.
He was booked on charges of misconduct involving weapons and possessing a prohibited weapon.
According to a police report, Prater admitted to building the IED, but said he made it about eight years ago and didn’t know it was filled with explosive powder.
The IED was made out of an empty CO2 cartridge, hobby fuse and was filled with a low explosive powder, match heads and fireworks. It meets the definition of an improvised explosive device, as defined under “misconduct involving weapons.”
It isn’t clear what Prater intended on doing with the device.
The cleaning lady put herself in danger when she transported the device to the fire station, but police say she may have saved lives by coming forward.
“She did the right thing. This a very dangerous device that could have killed somebody.”
Prater’s parents apparently told police he learned how to make the bomb from his friends. Prater’s next court date is May 15.
The investigation is ongoing.” Source: MyFoxPhoenix
Why does every MSM just sit on stories that scream for further investigation? I just have common sense questions really that you would think a “real journalist” would have also, and don’t they get paid to get the whole story? I guess because we are all accustomed to regurgitated news reporting we have forgotten how to think critically. If I may, I have some questions:
Who is this cleaning lady? Why don’t we have her name? Joshua was been thrust into the news with his mug shot all over the national press yet he has not been convicted (yet) of any wrong doing, but the
highly trained covert operative- I mean “cleaning lady” who removed Joshua’s property from his home remains anonymous.
Did the cleaning lady have a grudge against the family? If she had concerns about Joshua’s room items did she ever approach Joshua’s parents first to ask why he had “devices” in his room?
As far as we know Joshua has not been a problem child. There are indications that he was a straight ‘A’ student. Already news organizations were attempting to distribute a psychological write up on the guy trying to find out if he was a “loner” or had made any mention of wanting to blow up his school-which none of that is true. Joshua Prater admitted to making the device, (did he know enough not to give information to police without an attorney present?) 8 years prior, which would have made him a mere 10 year old kid fiddling with explosive devices. His interest in things that go “boom” for a ten year old are not out of the ordinary.
I think this story has less to do with the fact that he had a device in his home that had “potential” to do harm, and more to do with his Fourth Amendment rights being infringed upon.
Who is this cleaning lady to determine what she deems a “weapon?” So, if someone has a real weapon, like a gun in their home and the cleaning lady says, Oh, that’s a gun that “could” kill someone I’m going to take it to the police. Then are you arrested for having a gun in your home? Is the government going to make people register their fireworks and CO2 cans in their home? How about registering kitchen knives, and attack dogs? When does it end? In prison criminals find ways to make weapons out of the most bizarre things. I have an old rocket I bought at a hobby store, I haven’t used it yet. If I set it off in the wrong place it “could” do harm, should I be arrested? I don’t have a pressure cooker, just a few waffle makers and a slow cooker, but hey if I threw them at people it could harm people, should I be arrested? Is the meter-man working for DHS too? How about the cable guy who comes into the house to bring my DVR? Does he have the right to search my personal belongings and then give whatever he deems as evidence to the authorities?
Maybe what this is really about is FISA?
What’s FISA, you ask? That’s just sad, you should know that the United States Government has whitewashed our Fourth Amendment by passing and amending the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) to be used against American citizens. Oh yes, you would do well to research this bill that was recently revised in 2013. You may remember a certain crazy person in congress trying to filibusterer a “drone” issue? Yeah, it goes beyond giving JTF and DHS the right to survey you via drone. The FISA is invasive, they know everything-everything. Between FISA ,CISPA, and it’s grandaddy the Patriot Act; and let’s not forget the emerging Agenda21, there are no civil liberties in the US. Freedom of speech is targeted, the right to bear arms, the right to a lawful search and seizure, all gone. GoogleGlass is going to obliterate any shred of privacy we had left just going to the market or the gas station. Perhaps the cold hard truth is we haven’t been “free” for a long time. So, now that you know you’re a fish in a bowl, how does that make you feel?
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“And also in 2012, the FBI submitted 15,229 National Security Letter requests for information concerning 6,223 different U.S. persons (“excluding requests for subscriber information only”), down somewhat from the 16,511 requests (concerning 7,201 different persons) the year before.
As an instrument of public oversight, the annual reports on FISA are only minimally informative. They register gross levels of activity, but they provide no measures of quality, performance or significance. Neither counterintelligence successes nor failures can be discerned from the reports. Nor can one conclude from the data presented that the FISA process is functioning as intended, or that it needs to be curbed or refined.
Congressional leaders blocked efforts to impose new or stronger public reporting requirements when the FISA Amendments Act was reauthorized late last year. However, Sen. Jeff Merkley and several Senate colleagues asked the FIS Court to summarize its opinions in such a way as to facilitate their eventual declassification and disclosure. This request has produced no known results to date.” Source FSA- FISA Surveillance Applications Rose Slightly in 2012
Click on image to enlarge. What you sees here looks like trash. One fellow tweeter suggested perhaps there was enough to construct an M80 not a “bomb,” add the Tempe Bomb squad asserted. Keep in mind that the cleaning lady removed this teen’s property, without a warrant, she then took the “IED” to the Tempe fire department who took the material to the Tempe “Bomb Squad,” who in turn arrested this kid at his High School. This story is Ridiculous! I wouldn’t be surprised if this young man’s parents decided to sue Tempe Police for violating his 4th Ammendment rights. I have mind enough to show up to this kids hearing on Friday.