Source: FFA – Florida Department of Law Enforcement affirms agency leads counter terrorism efforts in Florida. FFA asks if Florida will give Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, a pass as it appears the feds are doing.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida Family Association sent an email letter to Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Richard L. Swearingen on June 29, 2016. The letter requested information regarding their statutorily mandated leadership role in counter terrorism efforts in Florida. The FDLE did not respond so Florida Family Association sent a second letter on July 12, 2016.
FDLE Commissioner Richard L. Swearingen responded in a letter dated August 10, 2016 that was mailed on August 17, 2016. His letter affirms the agency’s leadership role and explains their partnership with local law enforcement agencies. While it is encouraging to know that the FDLE takes this leadership role the letter does not mention whether they yield to the FBI in true leadership.
Florida Family Association wrote a follow up letter on August 29, 2016 to Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Richard L. Swearingen. This letter asked the FDLE if Florida will give Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, a pass as it appears the Obama administration is doing.
Florida Family Association follow up letter on August 29, 2016:
Dear Commissioner Swearingen,
Thank you for your letter dated August 10, 2016 which explains the efforts to combat terrorism in Florida. It is encouraging to know that the FDLE is taking the lead to investigate terrorism given the FBI’s harmful restrictions on investigating mosques and Muslims.
Many people have expressed concern that Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, left the area and is no longer being investigated. Based upon comments made by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, it appears that the FBI does not know of her whereabouts. Additionally, a DOJ online post reported that a grand jury was established immediately after the Orlando attack to look into Noor Salman’s involvement. However, that post is no longer there.
Noor Salman admitted involvement and knowledge of the attack in Orlando. However, it appears that the federal government is giving her a pass.
Is the FDLE going to fill the void in Noor Salman’s investigation or will she go free sending a dangerous message to future would be terrorists and accomplices?
David Caton, President
Florida Family Association, Inc.
Florida Family Association plans to follow up again with the FDLE regarding Noor Salman. A new campaign may be launched to urge action on this issue. Hopefully, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will not play the games that the United States Department of Justice appears to be playing regarding a vigorous, unbridled investigation of the Orlando terrorist attack and Noor Salman’s involvement with Omar Mateen.
Florida Family Association invites you to comment on the FDLE commissioner’s letter or any part of this issue. Please send comments, suggestions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read it all for the Florida DLE’s lame response that avoided the question.