On May 14, 2013 seven trespassers (Muslims?) were apprehended in the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown, Massachusetts. It was just after midnight. The seven were from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore with residences in Amherst, Cambridge, Northampton and Sunderland, Massachusetts and New York City. The Boston Globe said they were “college-aged,” and recent graduates of the University of Massachusetts and Smith College. Of the seven, five men and two women, only the men claimed to be “chemical engineers.” Some reports say the seven were arrested but it appears they were simply “detained” with court dates set. When it came time for the court dates, “the clerk issued a continuance without a finding and declined to issue criminal complaints,” yet as you see below, the case is considered a criminal case. As of June 14, 2013, Massachusetts State Police were appealing the Court Clerk’s decision.
Authorities say that the seven trespassers, consisting of five men and two women, are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, CBS Boston reports. Massachusetts State Police claim that each trespasser “cited their education and career interests” as their reason for being in the restricted area.
According to CBS Boston, the men told police that they were recent college graduates and chemical engineers.
State police spokesman David Procopio said in a statement that a trooper noticed two cars parked near a reservoir park entrance around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. Five men and two women were then spotted walking toward the vehicles from the direction of the Quabbin Reservoir. Source: IBTimes May 15, 2013.
However, this report on August 30, 2013 refers to a Freedom of Information ACT (FOIA) requesting the names, addresses, court dates and charges filed. The request was denied, claiming the information is “exempted.”
The response letter revealed ties to a larger criminal investigation.
“…according to information provided to this office, this incident remains the subject of an on-going criminal matter.”
After this report surfaced, JihadWatch suggested that we make a phone call to the Massachusetts State Police, asking them to release all information on this case immediately.
Call them and ask them, politely and respectfully, to do so: (508) 820-2311.
On June 3rd, just 19 days after the Quabbin incident, 3 locks were found cut on three hatches at the Hultman Aqueduct, in Framingham, Massachusetts. Hultman is one of two lines carrying water to the Boston area. I believe the two locations are approximately a one-hour drive apart.
Reports differ on exactly where the seven were apprehended. Authorities encountered their parked car and depending on which report you believe, the seven were walking to their car from the Reservoir or walking up the road to the Reservoir. Wherever they were caught is considered a no-access area because wherever they were, was deemed to be ‘trespassing.” The FBI is/was in on the investigation. Read the General Counsel’s letter claiming FOIA exemptions, along with good commentary at Da Tech Guy.
Who are these “professionals.” How long have they been here? Are they naturalized citizens, do they have green cards? Where do they work and for whom do they work? How do they support themselves? Do they have a criminal background existing anywhere in the world?
Why would the people of Boston, or any city, not be alarmed that their water supply was under surveillance by Arabs, and more alarmed that the courts and/or police are unwilling to share information that should certainly be public?
We are now four months out from the August reports and seven months out from the incident. What are the seven doing each and every day while we gnaw on the facts above? H/T Gateway Pundit