Local DAs have had a nasty habit of not prosecuting rioters, including Soros backed St Louis DA, Kim Gardner. But now rioters who broke federal laws are facing indictments with more to come. Over 50 people have been indicted in La Mesa, Calif., Minneapolis, Austin, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Philly, St. Paul, and Tacoma. And there is more on the way.
“The #FirstAmendment does not permit people to use a protest as cover to commit arson, destroy property or incite violence. Any protestors who cross this line should know that we will use every tool at our disposal to find you and prosecute you.” @USAttyBrady https://t.co/BemGXgxIXa
— U.S. Attorneys (@USAttorneys) June 3, 2020
Anarchism is simply one ideal among many that arrives at the same conclusion: that humanity can find liberation, safety, and empowerment not through nation-states, but through autonomy and self-organization. Perhaps the anarchists of the future don't need to worry about the term.
— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) June 12, 2020
Fence around the court removed by protestors pic.twitter.com/r3TIqQtNrV
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) June 13, 2020
— Lance Gooden (@Lancegooden) June 13, 2020
— Charlotte Cuthbertson (@charlottecuthbo) May 31, 2020
— Victoria Taft (@VictoriaTaft) May 28, 2020
— US Attorney EDNY (@EDNYnews) June 11, 2020
Now: Updated Federal Riot Cases as of 11:30 am from DOJ: +50 cases, +75 individuals, new alleged violations include multiple instances targeting law enforcement: police vehicles set on fire, smashing police car window, pointing laser at police chopper, arson precinct @CBSNews https://t.co/TKjOdSnmsj pic.twitter.com/gyxW8ei9w6
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) June 12, 2020
Among the crimes being pursued are:
- Crossing state lines for purposes of riot
- Throwing Molotov cocktails
- Torching cop cars
- Looting gun stores and pharmacies
- Online threats against cops
- Shining lasers in eyes of police helicopter pilots
- Bringing guns to a riot
he New York Post reports on a couple of specific incidents.
Brandon Wolfe was arrested for swiping items from the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct on June 3. Cops found him with “body armor, a police-issue duty belt with handcuffs, an earphone piece, baton, and knife” and his name “handwritten in duct tape on the back of the body armor.”
Wolfe, 23, also had a “riot helmet, 9mm pistol magazine, police radio, and police issue overdose kit” and allegedly confessed to tossing a barrel into the fire at the precinct.
Antifa members are fond of impersonating police officers.
John Wesley Mobley Jr. was busted for allegedly flashing “what appeared to be a law enforcement badge” at protesters in Orlando on May 31 and threatening them, “Do you want to get arrested? Do you want to go to jail?”
One protester apparently responded, “He’s a Marshal!”
Mobley, 36, was also allegedly in possession of a BB gun replica of a Glock pistol, handcuffs and a silver badge reading “United States Marshal.”
He’s been convicted twice before for impersonating law enforcement.