News brief: U.S. officer charged with terrorism

D.C. Transit Officer Nicholas Young has been accused of helping ISIS

Madison Gomez, Reporter

For the first time, a law enforcement officer has been charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group. Does this mark a shift in how terrorists are fighting the U.S.?

D.C. Transit Officer, Nicholas Young, the man who has supposedly gone against his own country, has been suspicious throughout the years. Young has allegedly met with Amine El Khalifi, a terrorist who looked to carry out his plan to suicide bomb the White House in 2012. However, he was arrested before he could carry out his intentions.

“This case reflects the challenges that law enforcement is facing from the dangerous spread of violent radicalization that threatens our communities at home and abroad,” an FBI spokesman said to the Washington Post.

As of Aug. 3, Young has had two hearings and the verdict is not released yet. If convicted, Young may face up to 20 years in prison.