Mom Blames FBI for Entrapping Teenager in Terrorist Scheme
Back in June 2022, a Colorado woman, Deanna Meyer, reached out to her local sheriff’s office about several violent and terroristic statements that her 17-year-old son, Davin Meyer, made at the time. According to a report by Ken Silva of Headline USA, her son is mentally ill.
The local sheriff subsequently reached out to the FBI, which then started contacting the teenager online. A few months later the FBI arrested Davin as he was about to hop onboard an airplane, to supposedly fly to the Middle East to join the ranks of the ISIS terrorist organization.
However, the teenager’s mom said he is not an ISIS militant. Instead, she stressed that he’s an 18-year-old who has no friends, who is afflicted with several mental health complications, which includes autism, depression and anxiety. During a detention hearing on July 21, 2023, Deanna conceded that she was regretful about ever seeking help from law enforcement.
She accused the FBI of entrapping her son in a bogus terrorism plot. “I bet my life he would never do that without that encouragement [from FBI informants],” she said, detailing how her son was in communication with at least two FBI informants in chat rooms from November 2022 until he was arrested.
US Magistrate Judge Reid Neureiter ignored Deanna’s pleas on July 21 and ordered her son to stay in custody. Neureiter called attention to the fact that Davin allegedly threatened his mother when he was still a juvenile. However, his mother indicated that Davin hasn’t threatened her since he turned 18.
In the five-page order, the judge acknowledged the mother’s arguments.
“The mother testified at the detention hearing that she never believed he would likely move ahead with his expressed intentions, and the defendant only took steps to travel to the Middle East after finding a ‘community’ online, which included confidential FBI sources,” Judge Neureiter declared.
On top of that, Neureiter acknowledged Davin’s mental health issues.
“The defendant is ‘neurodiverse’ and was diagnosed at the age of nine of being on the autism spectrum, and he has also been diagnosed with having a low processing speed and massive depression. The defendant may also have obsessive compulsive disorder,” the judge commented.
“The defendant has received diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood; specific learning disorder with impairment in mathematics; and major depressive disorder, recurrent episode, moderate.”
That said, Judge Neureiter argued it’s in the public interest to keep Davin behind bars.
“This is a difficult situation, and must be extremely heart-wrenching for the defendant’s family, in particular his mother, who has long believed the defendant needs help and therapy,” he stated.
“Putting a defendant with his disabilities in jail, pending trial, will not address his condition nor provide the therapy that he apparently needs. It will, however, ensure that he cannot do violence to anyone.”
The judge said in concluding a remark that he’d reconsider his order if the Meyer family can find an appropriate mental health institution to provide Davin with housing.
Additionally, the FBI task force officer Joni Tangerman admitted that she was aware about Davin’s mental health problems when investigating him.
“I am aware that MEYER has previously received mental health treatment, including residential treatment programs,” she noted, continuing by noting that Davin apparently refused to take his medication when he made his conversion to Islam.
“MEYER refused to take any prescription medication prescribed by the psychiatrist because it would be against his Islamic religion, and he also refused to go to school or participate in online school programs,” Tangeman stated.
“Records show that MEYER has received diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood; specific learning disorder with impairment in mathematics; and major depressive disorder, recurrent episode, moderate.”
The FBI does not exist to serve and protect. It’s an agency designed to infringe on the rights of lawful Americans while also trying to stir up trouble by entrapping vulnerable segments of the American population.
The insidious part about these entrapment schemes is that they have the potential for going wrong with the suspect following through with a terroristic act that results in a loss of life. The result will be increased justification for the mass surveillance of the population. After all, crises and disasters are some of the biggest justifications for growing the state.
If we’re serious about restoring freedom in American, abolishing the FBI is of the utmost importance.