Media Blackout: Soldier Slain by Domestic Terrorist Laid to Rest with Honors


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

The victim of a domestic terrorist was laid to rest today without the benefit of the major news coverage his story deserved.

Private William Long, a US Army recruiter, shot and killed by a Islamic convert on June 1 as he stood outside of an Army-Navy recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas. His killer, Abdulhakim Majahid Muhammad, a/k/a Carl Leon Bledsoe, converted to Islam as a teenager.

Long’s family have a long history of military service and dozens of family members and friends, as well as hundreds of Patriot Guard riders gathered at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery to bid the 24-year old soldier farewell.

The emotional service, which was open to the public, included a 21 gun salute.

There were many in attendance from the US military and the law enforcement community to pay their final respects to a fallen soldier — the first killed on American soil by a terrorist since September 11, 2001.

Unfortunately, except for a few news stories filed by Associated Press and local newspapers, the majority of the major news outlets ignored the service. Even the story carried in the Little Rock news media failed to mention how the soldier was murdered and by whom.

“The mainstream news media — if we can still call them that — are in lockstep with President Barack Obama’s Administration. There wasn’t even a representative from the Obama White House at the funeral,” said former NYPD detective and US Marine Sid Frances.

“Perhaps we’re better off not having politicians at the service who would only take attention away from Pvt. Long and his family and his service,” said the decorated cop and Marine.

Pvt. Long and another man, Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula, 18, were shot as they stood outside the Army-Navy recruitment center in Little Rock. Ezeagwula was wounded but survived the attack.

According to the New York City Police Department’s Intelligence Division, the suspect drove his SUV by the Army/Navy Recruitment Center located at the Ashley Area Square Shopping and opened fire on the two recruiters standing outside of the military recruitment offices.

Emergency Medical Responders pronounced Long DOA (dead on arrival), while the Ezeagwula was rushed to the hospital where he was in stable condition. The young soldier returned home and is expected to undergo physical therapy.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the former blog editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Recently, the editors at Examiner.com appointed him as their Law Enforcement Examiner. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for NewswithViews.com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDailyReview.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 300 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. Kouri is the author of two books: Crime Talk: Conversations with America’s Top Crimefighters, and Assume the Position: Police Science for Novelists, Journalists and Screenwriters.

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About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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