FBI Builds Silencers For The Mentally Ill

North Carolina Man Charged with Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIL and Weapon Offenses

If you read the press release, you will miss these goodies from the complaint:


28. The FBI built a functional silencer at Sullivan’s request. That silencer does not bear the required serial number,7 and is not registered to Sullivan or any person in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

29. The FBI sent a package constaining the silencer to Sullivan’s home at 5470 Rose Carswell Road, Morganton, North Carolina, according to Sullivan’s instructions. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on June 19, 2015, Sullivan’s mother picked up the mail, to include the package containing the silencer, from the mailbox and returned to the house. FBI surveillance confirmed Sullivan was in the house when his mother entered with the silencer.

30. On June 19, 2015, the FBI conducted a search of 5470 Carswell Road, Morganton, North Carolina, pursuant to the consent of Sullivan’s mother and a federal search warrant. Among other things, the FBI found the silencer delivered to Sullivan earlier that day, which was hidden under plastic in a crawlspace accessible from the basement of the home….

How did all this start?

10. On April 21, 2015, Sullivan’s father placed a “911” call to request police assistance at the family residence at 5470 Rose Carswell Road, Morganton, North Carolina. Sullivan’s father said: “I don’t know if it is ISIS or what, but he [Sullivan] is destroying Buddhas, and figurines and stuff.” He stated that Sullivan was destroying their “religious” items, had done so before, and this time Sullivan poured gasoline on some such items to burn them. Sullivan’s father added: “I mean, we are scared to leave the house.” Sullivan could be heard in the background stating: “why are you trying to say I am a terrorist?” and words to that effect, multiple times. Sullivan complained in the background that his father was only mentioning the religious items, and asked his father to tell the police he had destroyed other objects as well. Sullivan could be heard stating that “they” were going to put Sullivan “in jail my whole life,” or, alternatively: “they are not going to put me in jail. They are going to kill me.”

Of course, rather than a referral to mental health services, a FBI undercover agent made contact with Sullivan on June 6, 2015. You can read the recounting of the bizarre conversations with Sullivan in the complaint. It is an image file so I have to re-type anything that appears in the blog.

According to the news release Sullivan was charged with:

one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIL,

one count of transporting and receiving a silencer in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony, and

one count of receipt and possession of an unregistered silencer, unidentified by a serial number.

True enough, a person disturbed enough to:

Sullivan complained in the background that his father was only mentioning the religious items, and asked his father to tell the police he had destroyed other objects as well.

How’s that for an answer to the complaint you are destroying religious items? You want to point out to the police you are destroying other stuff too?

Sullivan was suffering from paranoid delusions but rather than getting him help, the FBI set him up for being charged with attempting to assist ISIS and two silencer violations that occurred only because the FBI built and mailed him a silencer.

Victimizing the mentally ill pads the FBI terrorist statistics and serves to further the fictional war on terrorism.

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