FBI foils a Reseda man’s plot to detonate a bomb in Long Beach

On Monday, the FBI caught an army veteran who was allegedly planning to detonate a bomb at a right wing rally in Long Beach. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Mark Steven Domingo also considered targeting police and setting off a bomb at the Santa Monica pier. Domingo could face 15 years in prison. Domingo was arrested after weeks of online chatting with an FBI informant and taking what he thought were IEDs from an undercover investigator. But some people are questioning the FBI’s tactics, claiming they may veer into entrapment.

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Guests:
James Queally - covers crime and policing for the LA Times - @JamesQueallyLAT, Trevor Aaronson - Florida Center for Investigative Reporting - @trevoraaronson

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney, Amy Ta