MA: Quabbin Reservoir Trespassers

Remember those seven chemical engineering graduate students, all from Islamic countries with populaces notably hostile to the West, caught (at midnight) trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir, the country’s largest reservoir water supply? Here is the latest:

WARE — State police are appealing a decision by a clerk magistrate not to issue criminal complaints against the group of seven people allegedly found trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir after hours last month.

The seven people, recent college graduates originally from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore, were found just after midnight on May 14. All said they studied chemical engineering and were at the Quabbin because it was in line with their education and career interests, state police said.

The group of five men and two women were not arrested, but were detained, interviewed and released.

At some point in the past, I might’ve been inclined to believe that, upon their release, these seven would be closely watched by FBI/DHS.

But, given how the Borat Brothers experienced little U.S. government resistance in the lead-up to their successful bombings (even after the Russians phoned-in to us the brothers’ terrorist connections), I no longer have such faith.

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