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Archive for August 10th, 2022

One of FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives Was Convicted of Murdering His Teenage Daughters

Amina and Sarah Said, via Justice for Sarah and Amina Facebook page.

By Steve Neavling

Yaser Abdel Said, who had been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List from 2014 until he was captured last year, was convicted of capitol murder Tuesday. 

The 65-year-old man shot his two teenager daughters, Amina and Sarah, on New Year’s Day 2008. 

A Dallas County jury found Said guilty after four hours of deliberations, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The judge sentenced Said to prison to life without parole. 

“My client has told me from the start that he didn’t do it,” Brad Lollar, one of Said’s attorneys, said after the verdict.

Said’s former wife, Patricia Owens, said her husband’s actions are unforgivable. 

“You can keep those evil eyes glaring at me,” Owens said. “I don’t have to worry about you anymore. My kids were my world.”

Said disappeared after a capital murder warrant was issued for his arrest in January 2008. 

He was captured in Justin, Texas, in August 2020. He had been driving a taxi for a living. 

Established in March 1950, the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list has helped track down hundreds of suspects. Said was the 504th person added to the list.

Republicans Respond with Fury to FBI’s Raid of Trump’s Home: ‘We Must Destroy’ the Bureau

By Steve Neavling

Law-and-order Republicans lashed out at the FBI for raiding former President Trump’s house in Florida, with some suggesting the bureau should be defunded.

Without citing evidence, Republicans insisted the raid was political retaliation. 

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., called the raid a “brazen weaponization of the FBI by Biden’s DOJ against his political opponent.”  

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, demanded testimony from FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland before the House judiciary Committee on Friday. 

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., went further. 

“The GOP majority must defund all forms of tyranny throughout Biden’s government,” Boebert wrote on Twitter, before adding, “Weaponizing the FBI to raid President Trump’s home makes Watergate look like nothing.”

Not to be outdone, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., tweeted, “We must destroy the FBI. We must save America.”

U.S. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to retaliate against Garland and the Justice Department. 

“When Republicans take back the House, we will conduct immediate oversight of this department, follow the facts, and leave no stone unturned,” he tweeted. “Attorney General Garland, preserve your documents and clear your calendar.” 

 The impetus for Monday’s raid appears to be boxes of White House documents that Trump took after he left office.

The FBI and Justice Department have not commented on the raid. 

In other words, Republicans are making the comments without knowing whether the FBI and Justice Department had adequate justification to conduct the raid. 

This doesn’t sound like the party of law and order.