This story has been ignored a lot because of the way Trump and his detractors have stolen the spotlight continuously, but it’s the first terrorist attack under our new President.
The execution happened last week when a radical Muslim walked up to a transit cop and shot him in the neck.
Joshua Cummings was caught soon after by police who recovered a gun. Later, it was discovered that DHS has been warned about the radicalized Muslim by his own Mosque!
This is Joshua Cummings, the man suspected of killing an RTD transit officer. pic.twitter.com/5dszdsvm3p
— Lance Hernandez (@lancehernandez7) February 2, 2017
Here’s the letter they sent to DHS warning them about him in December:
Email here that Colo. Mosque sent to feds about Joshua Cummings , a month before he is alleged to have gunned down RTD guard pic.twitter.com/qESAaZa1fe
— Brian Maass (@Briancbs4) February 2, 2017
Here’s more about Cummings:
Cummings, an Army sergeant who was living in a motel in Englewood with a woman and a child, came to the attention of law enforcement in Colorado when a Denver mosque wrote to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security saying he had attended a meeting for recent converts and appeared to be rapidly radicalizing.
Cummings moved to Colorado from the small town of Pampa, Texas, just northeast of Amarillo, where people say he had raised some alarm.
Maggie Johnson, a reporter for the Pampa News, said Cummings started writing martial arts stories for the newspaper in 2015, but his ties to the newspaper were severed when he became obsessive about bullying and conspiracy theories at the local high school.
“He wrote guest pieces. He was a little off,” Johnson said. “He got really obsessively concerned about the topic of bullying.”
A Denver firefighter, who owns another martial arts studio in Pampa, told The Denver Post that he had hired a security guard for his dojo after Cummings became more radicalized.
On his Twitter feed, Cummings early postings mostly showcased his martial arts studio. However, his focus appeared to shift in 2016. His Twitter postings, which stopped in July, include conspiracy theories about an implant that would take away a person’s desire for God and a call for an Arizona police officer accused of beating a woman to be put to death for treason.
It really sounds like he was suffering some mental problems, and Islamic radicalization probably didn’t help. But regardless of that, why haven’t we heard more about this case? You would think the press would love to pin this on Trump, but nope. Very odd.
Here’s the police press conference about the murder: