After a pre-planned rally on Saturday in Freedom Plaza in support of President Donald Trump and his unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the presidential election. Hundreds of the domestic terrorist militia group the Proud Boys and other Trump supporter’s rampaged through the streets of Washington, DC destroying property and hunting for “ANTIFA” resulting in al least 23 arrests by DC Metro Police.
Violence escalated after an dark with faceoffs with counter-protesters that took place near Black Lives Matter Plaza, Franklin Square, and other spots around downtown. Proud Boys marched through the streets shouting “Whose streets. Our streets!”, “Fuck Anifia”, and “We brought an army time?” while tearing “Black lives Matters” banners off DC Churches and harrowing all those they
Metro Police in riot gear successfully kept the two sides apart for the most part even as the groups splintered and roamed. Riot lines were held acros Capital Hill frustrating the roaming group who begged police to let them through and “finish” what they came there for.
“Both sides of the aisle hate you now. Congratulations,” a Proud Boy shouted at the officers.
D.C. police said that as of 9 p.m., 23 people were arrested Saturday, including 10 who were charged with misdemeanor assaults, six with assaulting police officers and four with rioting. Two officers were hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The FBI has designated the far-right “Proud Boys” as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”
Earlier this month Justin Olsen, 18, of Boardmoor, Ohio was arrested for allegedly threatening to assault a federal law enforcement officer. He’s also accused of making the threats on a meme website where he also allegedly discussed shooting Planned Parenthood locations and a gay bar.
The FBI raided the home of Olsen, which he shares with his father, confiscated a the large cache of weapons on August 7. Olsen had reportedly threatened a variety of targets on a Discord server and an online forum called iFunny, where he went by the username ArmyOfChrist.
“Thanking God that they put the gay bar and Planned Parenthood right next to each other,” he wrote in one post.
Olson also threatened to assault a federal law enforcement officers but later said his posts were “only a joke” and that the reference to shooting agents was “a hyperbolic conclusion based on the results of the Waco siege.”
Agents confiscated over 300 rounds of ammunition on a staircase, another 10,000 rounds in a bedroom, 15 rifles including AR-15 style rifles, and 10 semi-automatic pistols, and a machete in Olsen’s car. A search warrant reveals authorities searched Olsen’s property for “hate related literature.”
A grand jury has indicted Olsen on Wednesday for making threats against federal law enforcement and making interstate threats. If convicted he faces ten years in prison for for the threats on federal agents, and five for interstate threats.
Ohio law does not consider hate crimes to be stand-alone offenses, but bias can be considered during sentencing.
A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist was arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a massive domestic terror attack targeting politicians and journalists. Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland” and dreamed of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland.
Though court documents do not detail a specific planned date for an attack, the government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since at least 2017, developed a spreadsheet of targets that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and searched the Internet using phrases such as “best place in dc to see congress people” and “are supreme court justices protected.”
Hasson’s list of potential targets included prominent Democratic congressional leaders, activists, political organizations, and MSNBC and CNN media personalities including TV host Chris Hayes; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York; and many others.
Hasson listed also listed as targets Richard Blumenthal as “Sen blumen jew” and Elizabeth Warren as “poca warren,” presumably a reference to President Donald Trump’s nickname for her, “Pocahontas.”
Hasson is expected to appear in federal court today, Thursday at 1 pm.
The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs.
Scott Beierle, 40, was named by Tallahassee Police as the gunman who opened fire inside the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio, killing two and injuring four other women and a man. In one video called “Plight of the Adolescent Male,” he named Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and injured 14 and is often seen as a hero for so-called “incels,” or those who consider themselves “involuntarily celibate.”
In “American Wigger,” he sang that he would “blow off” the head of a women he referred to using the c-word. The song “Locked in my Basement” featured an extremely disturbing tale of Beierle holding a woman prisoner in his basement using chains so he could rape her. Other songs were entitled “Who Let The Fags Out?” and “Bring Your Fatwa.
Beierle’s YouTube channel was filled with sexist, racist anti-gay rants in which he identified himself as a “misogynist” and expressed sympathy for “involuntary celibates.”
In another video, “Illegal Immigration and the Unaffordable Care Act,” he advocated for further militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border and accuses the Affordable Care Act of “susidizing sluttiness” by offering coverage for birth control.
A federal grand jury has indicted Aamon Bundy and several other people involved in the anti-government attack at an Oregon wildlife sanctuary, where a handful of holdouts continued to occupy the site overnight Wednesday.
Federal prosecutor Geoff Barrow told the AP on Wednesday that the indictment involves the people arrested so far “and others,” perhaps a reference to the four people who have stayed put at the federal refuge — despite Ammon Bundy’s calls for them to leave.
The indictment, which was unsealed Thursday and obtained by NBC News, alleges that the defendants conspired together since last October to prevent refuge employees from doing their work at the wildlife sanctuary “by force, intimidation, and threats.”
The maximum penalty is six years in prison. The Bundy brothers — sons of infamous Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy — remain jailed. The occupiers took over the refuge as part of a larger demand that the federal government turn public lands over to local control
The indictments specifically mentioned “brandishing firearms” as part of the threats. Under 18 U.S. Code section 924, that kicks in mandatory minimum sentences that start at 7 years for handguns, 10 years for rifles and shotguns, 15 years if any were found to have armor-piercing ammo, and even more time if there were silencers, explosives, or illegal weapons present.
While the initial Grand Jury indictment does not state “terrorism” as it should, in no way precludes additional counts or charges, including a number of those arrested who were in possession of guns in violation of prior felony convictions, probation and/or release agreements, destruction and theft of both federal and Oregon power company property (the video cameras) and lots more.
On n CNN’s “State of the Union” this morning likely GOP candidate and religious extremist Mike Huckabee continued his constant attacks on same-sex marriage and counted with, get ready. That the Huckster has gay friends!
Calling legal civil same-sex marriage “a biblical issue,” the 59-year old Republican former Arkansas governor excused his opposition to equality by insisting he has no choice in the matter.
Saying, “unless, you know, I get a new version of the Scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, ‘OK, I’m just going to evolve,'” Huckabee told CNN’s Dana Bash. “It’s like asking somebody who’s Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli,” he said. And attempting to sound sympathetic and tolerant, the former Fox News host added, “We don’t want to do that. I mean, we’re not going to do that.”
Huckabee also insisted asking Christians to support the right of same-sex couples to marry is like “asking a Muslim to serve up something that is offensive to him or to have dogs in his backyard.”
Insisting “there’s room in the tent” for pro-LGBT Republicans, Huckabee, the author of over a dozen books, including his latest, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, acknowledged, “I hope the party doesn’t change its overall view.”
However, he also acknowledged that he has gay friends.
“But, you know, the very fact that I talk about the relationships I have with friends who are gay indicates that I’m not a person who shuts everybody out around me who disagrees. To be honest with you, Dana, I find a lot more interesting conversations that I can have with people who don’t agree with me.”
“And I accept a lot of people as friends maybe whose lifestyle I don’t necessarily adhere to, agree with or practice.”
Authorities were called to the IRS Cincinnati Service Center building located across the Ohio river in Covington, KY early Wednesday morning to investigate a report of suspicious white powder mailed to the facility..
The report was made around 7 a.m. on 4th Street.
The service center which houses over a 1000 employees and processes hundreds of thousands of various tax forms a day has been evacuated.
Covington Police and hazmat crews both responded to the scene.
While mailings like this are not common, with the recent bashings of the IRS by the Tea Party and the Republican party its created a heightened security risk and danger to IRS employees.
At the time of this writing the powder has not been identified.
We will update the story when more news is available.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — was arrested multiple timesbetween 1985 and 1987 for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St. Louis. Akin would physically block women’s access to reproductive health clinics in the city, during what RH Reality Check describes as a “hotbed of anti-choice violence and harassment” in St. Louis.
At that time, Akin went by his given first name, William, rather than the middle name he currently uses.
Also Akin apparently donated $200 to the campaign of designated “domestic terrorist” Tim Dreste, who was later convicted for threatening to kill or assault doctors who performed abortions.
The Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio has come under fire from LGBT activist and its own Franciscan Gay Alumni & Allies group for describing Homosexuality as a “deviant behavior” in one of its course offerings.
The University’s Social Work 314 Deviant Behavior course lists homosexuality, along with along with mental illness, murder and drug use in its description.
The Franciscan Gay Alumni & Allies group released a statement saying: “The alarm must be raised that psychology and mental health graduates from Franciscan University are less prepared than graduates at other universities and colleges, being taught ideological falsehoods in the classroom rather than solid, proven research and evidence. Further concern must be raised that such classifications feed cultural biases and promote hatred for lesbian and gay individuals and runs counter to official Roman Catholic teaching on this matter.”
In reply university officials said, as a Catholic university, they stand by the teachings of the Catholic Church and to do otherwise would be a violation of their mission. “Franciscan University follows Catholic Church teaching in regard to homosexuality and treats homosexual persons with “respect, compassion, and sensitivity” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 2358) while holding homosexual acts as “intrinsically disordered” (Catechism, No. 2357).”
In reality the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) DOES NOT include homosexuality as a disorder or form of deviant behavior. All major professional mental health organizations have gone on record to affirm that homosexuality is not a mental disorder or deviant behavior and the continued classification of homosexuality as deviant behavior is rejected by the overwhelming majority of the professional psychological community.
It turns out that former Ronald Reagan administration politico and past President of the of the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Center Gary Bauer is behind the GOP political SuperPac known as the Campaign for American Values which put together a recent anti-gay 2012 election ad for Mitt Romney and Paul (Lyin) Ryan in which a concerned couple discuss how the president is “forcing” gay marriage upon America.
The Campaign for American Values SuperPac just happens to have the same mailing address (and suite number) as Bauers current anti-gay group the Campaign for Working Families (CWF), a political action committee dedicated to electing “pro-family, pro-life and pro-free enterprise”.
But the interesting thing about CVA is that over 2/3 rds of its donations $500,000.00 comes from a single company in Irving, TX called Corporate Land Management Inc. that DOESN’T EVEN EXIST.