On May 5, Faisal Shahzad, the 30-year-old son of a retired senior Pakistani vice air marshal, waived his right to a speedy arraignment, which might be a sign of his continuing cooperation with investigators. American officials also said on that day that they now feel it is possible the Pakistani Taliban aided and abetted Shahzad’s car bombing attempt in Times Square, a scenario they were wary of believing just days earlier, when they believed any such claim might have been just be an opportunistic grab for attention.
The ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday there might be a connection between Saturday night's failed car bomb attempt in Times Square and a New York-based Muslim organization that threatened retribution against the producers of South Park over an irreverent depiction of the Prophet Muhammad on the animated cartoon show that appears weekly on the cable channel Comedy Central.
A video surveillance camera recorded a dark green Nissan Pathfinder driving west on 45th Street, at 6:28 p.m. Saturday night in New York City’s famous Times Square. Moments later the vehicle was parked awkwardly into the curb at Broadway. When a T-shirt vendor, Lance Horten, noticed it smoking, the Vietnam vet notified a nearby mounted police officer, Wayne Rhatigan.
The controversy surrounding efforts by the State of Arizona to enforce federal laws against illegal immigration is usually presented as a conflict between those Americans who like Latinos in America and those Americans who are afraid of Latinos in America. A CNN news stories reveals, however, that a significant number of Latino-Americans who are in the nation legally or who are citizens of the United States strongly support cracking down on illegal immigration.
Saying that divulging the material could jeopardize their prosecution of Army Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate Committee on April 27 that witness statements and other investigative documents would not be forthcoming. The Obama Administration said it intended to provide more information but not the exact items the congressional subpoena was requesting.