Thursday, May 24, 2007
Would-Be Ft. Dix Terrorist Applied to the PPD
"...One of the men accused this month of plotting to attack soldiers on Fort Dix recently applied to be a police officer in Philadelphia, a move some authorities think may have been an effort to infiltrate law enforcement agencies.
Philadelphia Police Sgt. D.F. Pace said Wednesday that Serdar Tatar applied for a job there last month. "Based on what we know now, I don't think his intentions were good," Pace said.
A second suspect in the case told the informant that Tatar wanted to join the U.S. Army so he could kill soldiers from the "inside," according to a court filing.
"He had only one mind," a third suspect, Dritan Duka, told the informant, according to the court documents. "How to kill American soldiers." (source)
To their credit the Philadelphia police Department rejected Tatar's application because he wasn't a U.S. citizen and hadn't lived in Philly long enough. It's a good thing too --a friend of mine has been on the list waiting to hear for months now.