Or Altoona police arrest and Feds Hold Prince Gallitzin?
In a very strange story that seems to have been changing as we watched and covered by the prestigious Boston Herald, Fox News, CNN, Moscow Times, ABC, New Zealand Herald, WPXI Pittsburgh, Huffington Post, et al et cetera.
The Centre Daily Times wrote that Vladislav Miftakhov “case was initially in state court” but then again strangely “local prosecutors” in a country known for strict law and order prosecutions “said Thursday those charges will be dropped now that federal authorities have filed charges.”
I ASK WHY? I ask why not because I want to be a hard ass law and order advocate about it but to understand a story that reveals more than the eye can see beneath the quickly written summaries presented by the corporate media who seem to have all but vanished now that the story has morphed into another story than the one they presented. As this story became international news as an international issue just prior to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi of the Russian Federation in the beginning of 2014, twenty-three years after end of the Cold War.
At a time another Russian national is brought to mind where “After more than two decades of researching, interviewing and writing by advocates for the cause to have Prince Gallitzin named a saint, the next step is now in the hands of a higher authority – the Vatican in Rome.” in what is good to remember as not all Americans have names like Shuster, Casey, Kerry, Smith, Jones, and Roberts. Prince Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (December 22, 1770 – May 6, 1840) was an emigre Russian aristocrat and RomanCatholic priest known as The Apostle of the Alleghenies. Since 2005, he has been under consideration for possiblecanonization by the Catholic Church. His current title is Servant of God.
In what is very revealing of the current state of local police enforcement in small town and rural America that was a story even reported by RAPSI (the Russian Legal Information Agency). In what occurred in AltoonaPennsylvania saying that “According to local news outlet The Altoona Mirror, Miftakhov had initially faced state charges – but those will be withdrawn in light of the federal charges. (US launches federal case against Russian student found with explosives, RAPSI 13:32 07/02/2014 MOSCOW, February 7 (RAPSI, Ingrid Burke)
Reiterating the local news story as it was reported RAPSI stated the Altoona Mirror “quoted Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio as having stated that federal law clearly provides tougher sentencing options upon conviction. The report added that Miftakhov, a Russian native, has obtained lawful permanent residency in the US”
But what the RAPSI article quoting Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio did not mention was that originally he and the Altoona Police Department had charged Vladislav Miftakhov the 19 year old Penn State Altoona Campus undergrad with “possessing a weapon of mass destruction, risking a catastrophe and drug-related offenses” in charges that were dropped After “He was arraigned Friday and bail was set at $500,000, Blair County corrections officer James McMahon said Sunday.”
Following the story of Vladislav Miftakhov closely I originally wrote “ALTOONA PA POLICE RAILROAD SUSPECT”, “where 200 Armed Civilians surrounding the country court house representing much of the right wing on Second Amendment Gun Rights is OKAY but one kid is a with [homemade] fireworks is a national security threat?”
Almost every one in Altoona, of Blair County of Central Pennsylvania heard about the arrest that day of Vladislav Miftakhov the 19 year old Penn State Altoona Campus undergrad in his home of the 100 block of North Ninth Avenue because allegedly they thought he was dealing drugs. I don’t perhaps he was a goofy adolescent. perhaps irresponsible.
But the facts speak for themselves that he was not dealing drugs, nor possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD) as far as can be said but seems to have had landlord troubles. As while marijuana was legalized for medical use in 18 states and for recreational use in two states his landlord turned the 19 year old Penn State Altoona student in for alleged marijuana involvement in exactly what angers most Americans when discussing the problems with police in America.
Strangely it is presumed that if articles and substances can be purchased and obtained legally that their use in not illegal as the law presumes the premeditated guilt of concocting any such matters as then any local authority wishes to assert as illegal weither or not those matters where known to be illegal. As the question is if those substances use was illegal as are many chemicals why were they commonly available by any lawful resident citizen or member of the public.
In the typical manner of a small town witch hunt the “Police say the Penn State Altoona engineering student was doing that but also something a lot more dangerous. Andrew Leff lives in the same apartment building as Miftakhov. He called him the weirdest guy he ever met, and said the Russian citizen would come into their home and eat their food without asking and say weird things.”
In what sounds like any normal teenager in what conveys the typical America xenophobia because “Now he realizes the Miftakhov could have killed him, because he was using unstable chemicals in their apartment.” what qualifies one goofy student to assert that another goofy student ” was using unstable chemicals”? and how would the second goofy student know what was going on in the first goofy student’s “apartment” if he was not involved as such? and all that being the case why did the local news starved Altoona Mirror repeat such a scurrilous fictional sounding libel so as to pass it off as news?
Where the pain and suffering created by the histrionics of America is overwhelming in what is reminiscent of the witch hunts of the 1950s depicted by Arthur Miller in the Crucible.
The Altoona police arrested Miftakhov on several felony and misdemeanor charges like Possessing a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Risking a Catastrophe as the State Police Bomb Squad dismantled the device were said to have gone through the motions, “Altoona police and the bomb sniffing dog with the Blair County Sheriff’s office searched the apartment Saturday. And they told the people living there it was safe to stay in their homes.”
While Miftakhov was “in the Blair County Prison on $500,000 bail as the Altoona Police are working with federal agencies to investigate.” though they don’t say or suggest what. To keep their audience tuned in they state “They’ll release more information on Monday.” and after Monday comes we find out that:
“RAPSI stated the Altoona Mirror “quoted Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio as having stated that federal law clearly provides tougher sentencing options upon conviction. The report added that Miftakhov, a Russian native, has obtained lawful permanent residency in the US”
Interesting. WHY? As “no one was hurt.” except in that “Chelsea Garcia Ortega” *** across the street. She recently got one of his packages by mistake. Now she wonders what was inside.”.
Altoona police and the bomb sniffing dog with the Blair County Sheriff’s office searched the apartment Saturday. And they told the people living there it was safe to stay in their homes.
Where one of Vladislav Miftakhov fellow students says “e doesn’t wish Miftakhov any ill will, but he never wants to see him again, because now he knows his former neighbor is dangerous” in what Vladislav Miftakhov was already convicted for possessing substances he legally obtained.
Where the right to counsel should have attached before the police acted as they were investigating allegations of criminal acts in violations of the defendant’s rights to protection from unreasonable search and seizure, due process, the rights to consult with counsel under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the constitution of the United States which should not have been violated because Vladislav Miftakhov’s landlord want to retaliate against a tenant that landlord did not like or appreciate.
Where I maintain Altoona Pa and Blair County is a crazy mixed up place like a million other crazy mixed up places in America:
“Where 200 Armed Civilians surrounding the country court house representing much of the right wing on Second Amendment Gun Rights is OKAY but one kid is a with fireworks is a national security threat?”
When what was cause by the unwarranted allegations of the possession of a minor amount of marijuana by a disgruntled landlord, federal prosecutors will try to get a plea bargain by coercion for an unlawful arrest by local police as the local official can once again say they did they jobs come election day though not on judgment day. In abuses of the laws of the land by those who are supposed to enforce those laws.
Article update it can be added that said landlord took the police into the defendant’s domicile where there is a reasonable expectation of a right to privacy to show the police five small pot plants which this writer presume that landlord could have place in said defendant’s residence. Where U.S. Attorney David Hickton told The Associated Press. “There’s a very good reason why they’re required to be registered under the facts we’ve charged him under.”“These chemicals can be used to create explosive devices but mixed together they can be set off even by static electricity,” but again these chemicals are commonly readily available to the public even unqualified U.S. Attorneys for the prosecution.