What kind of man seeks to join ISIS by committing murder and terrorism on New Year’s Eve in New York? If one looks at the criminal history of the New York man suspected of trying to blow up a restaurant in Rochester on Dec. 31, 2015, then the following criminal profile emerges:
According to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Emanuel L. Lutchman, 25, was convicted and sentenced for robbery in the second degree in Monroe County in late 2006. The New York Penal Code 160.10 details that Robbery in the Second Degree is a violent crime requiring a minimum of 3.5 years sentence if convicted, as the robbery involved a second person (such as a lookout, moneyman or another robber) and/or involved the use of a weapon. So Lutchman has already shown a violent propensity for criminal behavior that netted him a 5-year sentence to be served at New York’s Elmira Correctional Facility, also known as “The Hill” in Chemung County.
The Wall Street Journal reports on Dec. 31 that Lutchman was once again arrested when he was charged with “one count of attempting to provide material support to Islamic State, the terrorist group also known as ISIS or ISIL.” That arrest occurred on Wednesday.
Incidentally, Lutchman was released on Christmas Eve in 2013, making his desire to do catastrophic damage to New Year’s Eve party revelers by blowing them up in a Rochester bar-restaurant on the last day of 2015 a shocking way to celebrate his two years of freedom. And who would have thought that he would have sought out ISIS and tried to enlist voluntarily?
In the most recent criminal activity the accused New York man faces, it is alleged that he also planned to kidnap and kill two innocent people from the same location as the anticipated bombing site, so he could show his devotion to a terrorist organization. The black man professes to have converted to Islam, going so far as to also videotape a confession on his cell phone of his allegiance to ISIS, so authorities would find it if he died in the blast, so he could take responsibility for the anticipated Rochester attack dead or alive.
Authorities say undercover operatives learned of Lutchman’s leanings and were with him in several instances in which he took measures to procure items he would need, such as his visit to a Wal-Mart store in Rochester, where, quite shockingly, he was able to purchase a machete easier than any gun enthusiast can buy a shotgun for outdoor hunting.
Thus, the criminal profile that has emerged of Emanuel Lutchman is that of an angry black man with a criminal history who wanted to belong to the worst terrorist organization of the present day, and one who was willing to seek out such membership and conduct whatever recommended terroristic act they asked of him, which was bombing and murder in New York on the last day of the year. Fortunately for NYE revelers, law enforcement is doing double duty regarding security in the U.S. on the eve of the end-of-the-year big celebration, and now the New York suspect is facing a 20-year sentence if convicted, according to Fox6 Now, preventing any further unlawful activity anytime soon by him. And this recent event highlights why one Fox News analyst made a recent New Year’s resolution . Kimberly Guilfoyle, of The Five, told the Examiner that, “I would like to see the Democratic candidates take a tougher stance on keeping our country safe,” in light of the threats that exist.
Radell Smith holds an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Public Administration and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Behavioral Forensics. She has successful experience profiling unsolved homicides at the local police level and fields television show appearance requests related to current crime news events. You can reach her at TheRealRadellSmith@hotmail.com with serious inquiries for assistance.