February 19, 2007, - 1:29 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As I noted on Thursday, the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Salt Lake City Police Department spokeswoman Robin Snyder said that police entered the residence of Trolley Square Islamic Terrorist Sulejman Talovic but
did not take any computers or video games.
After I wrote about and questioned this dumb move, the Salt Lake PD suddenly changed its story, at least as reported by AP on Saturday, in which Salt Lake Police Chief Chris Burbank claimed:
He left nothing behind — no notes, no journals, no computer — that might explain his motives.
So, let’s see. On Thursday, there was a computer, but they didn’t seize it. Then, on Saturday, there was no computer. If a suspect changed his story in that way, we’d say he was lying. But if a Police Department does . . . it’s probably lying, too.
If there was no computer, the Salt Lake PD would have said so in the first place, but instead indicated there was one or more, but that they did not take it.
Regardless, there are lots of reports claiming Talovic spent most of his time in the basement, and since there are no reports of Playboys or other such items in the basement, he was probably on a computer or video games. He had a cellphone, too (which they seized), on which he could have surfed the net.
So, why the constantly shifting stories by the Salt Lake PD? The only thing we know for sure is that this Police Department–quick to dismiss Islam or terrorism as the cause of this jihadist style terrorist attack by a Muslim; and unable to find a motive right under its nose–can’t get its story straight.
And that’s very suspicious.
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