News Ticker >
[ June 15, 2019 ]

Saturday Night Cinema: Dodsworth

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Video: “I am in downtown Brooklyn, but I swear it’s Saudi Arabia”

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Should Jews Stop Wearing Kippahs in Germany?

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Male screams “Kill all Jews” on NYC Subway, Then Hurls Rider’s Phone onto Tracks for...

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Alan Dershowitz: I Would ‘Enthusiastically’ Support Biden Over Trump in 2020

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Muslim father and son found with explosives and a detonator in their Canadian home

[ June 15, 2019 ]

 Israel and India: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

[ June 15, 2019 ]

Anti-Christian Hate: Church BOMBING in Sweden

[ June 14, 2019 ]

The Future of Israel-India Relations

[ June 14, 2019 ]

Hezballah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.

Ann Arbor Jihad: Muslim shot by SWAT lunged at officers with knife, sword, ordered police to “get on the ground and bow before Allah’

53

The jihadi’s name is Abdul-Latif Ketchman, a convert, but you will find none of that in news reports. News headlines only refer to his Christian name. A commenter exposed his Facebook page and his actual  name. Abdul-Latif came at police with a knife and sword over his head.


Telling victims to bow down before his god, etc. But no connection made by local media. Courts wonder if he is even competent? From what does he suffer? That now worldwide mental affliction — piety in Islam. The defendant says he is competent…he’s just following the Quran..

Man shot by SWAT lunged at officers with knife, sword, police testify

MLive, July 21, 2017 (thanks to Nonya):

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, MI – A man taunted police officers by waving and rubbing together the edges of knives in a small Ypsilanti apartment before he was shot by a member of Washtenaw Metro SWAT in a January encounter, police testified Thursday, July 20.

Two cases against Rodger Ketchman, 33, of Ypsilanti were bound over to circuit court following preliminary examinations Thursday at Washtenaw County’s 14A-1 District Court.

Ketchman initially faced charges of first-degree home invasion, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and malicious destruction of a building costing $20,000 or more in damage for the incident on Jan. 13, 2017.

By the conclusion of the Thursday examination, however, he faced 14 new charges related to the encounter with police – seven counts of felony assault and seven counts of resisting, obstructing or assaulting a police officer.

The charge of malicious destruction of property was also changed to a misdemeanor. Assistant Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Blake Hatlem told the court the charge was meant to be for damages of $200 or less.

Police and SWAT members described a tense situation in close quarters with an armed Ketchman.

Ketchman listened to the Thursday testimony while occasionally speaking with his attorney and at least once saying “that’s absurd.”

Police were initially called to the Ypsilanti apartment building in the 700 block of Lowell Street when Ketchman began banging on his neighbor’s door with a crowbar, neighbor Emerald Cox, testified.

“He was saying, ‘I’m going to kill you,'” she said.

Cox said she’d had previous encounters with Ketchman, claiming he came to her door on Christmas Eve to ask if she and her family were part of the CIA.

She also said she saw him attack a neighbor with a crowbar on Jan. 12, an incident for which he is charged in a separate case with assault with a dangerous weapon and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.

In that incident, neighbor Daniel Stults testified Thursday that Ketchman ordered him to get on the ground and bow before his god [allah].

On Jan. 13, he knocked off Cox’s doorknob with the crowbar, she testified.

When she called police, then-Ypsilanti Officer Tommy Porter – now with the Hazel Park Police Department – and Ypsilanti Officer Anthony Schembri responded.

The were among six law enforcement officers who testified.

Porter, who knew Ketchman from various past incidents – including a medical assist call for a drug withdrawal and issues with neighbors – said he the man was yelling in his apartment when the officers arrived.

The two officers attempted to coax Ketchman out of his apartment, Porter said, but he kept yelling and said he wanted the officers to watch him wash his genitals.

He also told them they were trespassing, and said he would fight them and defend his property, Porter said.

When Ketchman eventually opened the door, he kept one arm hidden, Porter said.

“I asked him to see his hands multiple times,” Porter said. “I could see his left hand and at one point, he props his right hand on the top of the door, and at that point, that’s when I noticed he had (what) looked like a kitchen knife in his hand.”

The two officers drew Tasers, but Ketchman slammed the door, Porter said.

They deployed a Taser when Ketchman opened the door again, but lost the connection when he slammed the door once more, Schembri testified.

After higher-ranking command officers arrived, police forced their way into the apartment and found Ketchman had gone into his bedroom, Schembri said.

He’d occasionally open the door in the small apartment, between six to eight feet away from the officers, and show the knives in his hands.

Another Taser attempt failed against another slamming door, Schembri said.
“He’d open the door and then he’d close it and open the door – it was like he was playing with us,” Schembri said.

Washtenaw Metro SWAT and the Washtenaw Crisis Negotiation Team were both called to the scene, with Ann Arbor police Detective William Stanford the first to enter the apartment as a crisis negotiator, according to court testimony.

Schembri also stayed in the room.

Stanford and Schembri described lengthy attempts end the situation peacefully, with Ketchman continually denying orders and displaying a sword.

Then, with SWAT members in the hallway, Ketchman made a motion as if he was going to throw the knife at Stanford, forcing the negotiator to dive out of the room, Stanford said.

Shortly afterward, Ketchman gave a countdown and exited the room, and SWAT engaged, Stanford said.

A less-lethal weapon that uses projectiles with foam tips was fired once at Ketchman to get SWAT members into the apartment. But it didn’t seem to have an effect on Ketchman, SWAT member and Ann Arbor police Officer Andrew Vainner testified.

When Ketchman opened the door with a knife and sword over his head, two SWAT members deployed their less-lethal weapons.

At the same time, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Trester, a member of SWAT assigned to use lethal force that day, fired a shot with his Glock, members testified.

“After we pushed into the room and confronted Mr. Ketchman, he was standing in the doorway, he lunged at us he was with six feet at least, there was no cover between us and I did fire,” Trester said.

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Contribute Monthly - Choose One

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email tips@thegellerreport.com

Pin It on Pinterest