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DOJ Has Been on an Indictment Spree Against Violent Anarchists

DOJ Has Been on an Indictment Spree Against Violent Anarchists

 

BY:  Katie Pavlich 

 

Since late May and early June, violence has erupted in leftist cities around the country and the Department of Justice has wasted no time indicting and arresting violent rioters. 

 

In Philadelphia: 

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that David Elmakayes, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal complaint with malicious damage of property with an explosive device and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The defendant is currently in federal custody and will make his initial appearance in federal court today.  The government will be seeking the defendant’s detention pending trial on these charges.

 

The complaint alleges that on June 3, 2020, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Elmakayes used an explosive device to heavily damage an automated teller machine (ATM) on the sidewalk at 217 East Westmoreland Street in North Philadelphia.  When he was arrested a short time later, he had three more explosive devices in his possession, as well as a .32 caliber pistol.

 

“Blowing up an ATM and illegal firearms possession are not acts of protest against perceived injustice.  They are federal felonies and will be treated as such,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “As alleged, Elmakayes tried to take advantage of the unrest in Philadelphia to get away with a violent crime.  Now he will face the consequences.”

Also in Philadelphia: 

U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been charged by criminal complaint for the arson of two Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) vehicles.

 

The defendant is currently in federal custody and had her initial appearance in federal court yesterday.  The government will be filing a motion for the defendant to be detained pending trial.

Following peaceful protests in the early afternoon of May 30, 2020, in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, civil unrest began to unfold later that afternoon in Philadelphia that resulted in widespread looting, burglary, arson, destruction of property, and other violent acts.

 

On that day, two vehicles, one PPD sedan (number 2514) and one PPD sport utility vehicle (number 1612), were parked on the north side of City Hall in Philadelphia.  During the violent episodes that began around City Hall that afternoon, Blumenthal allegedly set fire to both vehicles.  According to the complaint, various videos taken at the scene captured the defendant wearing protective goggles and gloves, taking a flaming piece of wooden police barricade from the rear window of the PPD sedan that was already on fire, and then shoving the flaming wood into the PPD SUV that was not on fire.  

 

Within minutes, the PPD SUV was also completely engulfed in flames.  As a result of the fires, both PPD vehicles were destroyed.

 

“We at the U.S. Attorney’s Office fully support the First Amendment right of the people to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.  But torching a police car has nothing to do with peaceful protest or any legitimate message.  It is a violent and despicable act that will be prosecuted in this district to the fullest extent of the law,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain.  “Anybody who engaged in such acts can stand by to put your hands behind your back and head to federal prison.  We are coming for you.”

In Las Vegas, where a police officer was shot and paralyzed from the neck down: 

 

A federal grand jury indicted Stephen T. Parshall, aka “Kiwi,” 35, Andrew Lynam, 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, all of Las Vegas, for violations of federal law for conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas and possession of an unregistered destructive device, specifically, a so-called “Molotov cocktail.”

 

According to allegations contained in the criminal complaint and indictment, Parshall, Lynam, and Loomis claimed to be members of the “Boogaloo” movement, a term used by extremists to signify a coming civil war and/or collapse of society. From April 2020 to May 30, 2020, the defendants conspired to damage and destroy — by fire and explosives — buildings and property owned by the U.S. Government, as well as a public utility installation. On May 30, the defendants possessed Molotov cocktails to throw at police in downtown Las Vegas, during a protest connected to George Floyd’s death.

 

If convicted, Parshall, Lynam, and Loomis each face a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive; and ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of unregistered firearms. The maximum statutory sentences are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only. If convicted of any federal offense, the sentencing of a defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

In Minneapolis: 

U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal criminal complaint against Bryce Michael Williams, 26, charging him with conspiracy to commit arson at the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct.  Williams, who was arrested on June 16, 2020, made his initial appearance earlier today before Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.

 

According to the allegations in the complaint, on the night of May 28, 2020, the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct was overrun and heavily damaged due to vandalism and arson.  Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) identified multiple separate fires had been started in the building.  Investigators were able to identify Williams in surveillance video footage from the Third Precinct.  Williams, wearing a mask, a baseball cap, and a hooded sweatshirt, can be seen in the video standing near the entrance of the Third Precinct holding a Molotov cocktail while other individuals attempt to light the wick.

 

According to the allegations in the complaint, ATF investigators also reviewed videos that were posted on Williams’s TikTok account on May 28 and 29, 2020.  In one of the videos, Williams can be seen standing in front of the burning Third Precinct building wearing clothing consistent with the clothing Williams was wearing in the Third Precinct surveillance video.  In another video, Williams’s face is clearly visible and he appears to be in close proximity to the Third Precinct building.

In Oakland, where Federal Officer David Underwood was murdered: 

 

 

 

At a press conference held this morning at the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Oakland, California, the Department of Justice announced that murder and attempted murder charges have been filed against Steven Carrillo, the alleged gunman in the May 29, 2020, drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of Protective Security Officer David Patrick Underwood and injuries to a second security officer. The Department of Justice also announced aiding and abetting charges against Robert Alvin Justus Jr., the driver of the vehicle from which Carrillo is alleged to have attacked the guards.

 

“Liberty flourishes in the rule of law,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers.  “Indiscriminate targeting of law enforcement officers by those motivated by violent extremism of any stripe is contrary to our nation’s values and undermines the powerful message of peaceful protestors.  The Department of Justice stands in support of all Americans exercising their First Amendment rights to peaceable assembly and speech but we stand firmly against anyone who seeks to hijack the protests with acts of violence and destruction.”  

On Monday night, violent anarchists attempted to build an "autonomous zone" outside of the White House in Lafayette Park. They also tried to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson, vandalized St. John's Church for a second time and lit a series of fires in the streets. As a result, President Trump called for additional prosecutions and protection of federal monuments. 

 

 

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Facts do not exist in Trump World. 

 

Black unemployment climbed to the highest in more than a decade in May as the coronavirus pandemic continued to weigh on the U.S. labor market.

 

The 16.8% rate for black Americans topped that for white Americans, which ticked down to 12.4% last month, according to a report published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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This is an example illustrating why America has turned against Trump and his ALL WHITE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

 

Trump World doesn't care about the lives of black men, women, and children murdered by the police. This has been very clear to the American people, who are repulsed by what they've seen from the Trump Administration. 

 

But when it comes to property, and looting / rioting, Trump World becomes outraged. Instead of listening to 99% of protesters who are peaceful, they focus strictly on the 1% who are rioting and looting.  They don't get it, and this will destroy any chance of Trump winning the election in November.

 

Thankfully, unlike Trump World, the majority of Americans are decent people who are caring and compassionate. There is no compassion in the all white world of Donald Trump.

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It's too bad the Justice Dept. isn't indicting police officers who murder black men, women, and children. That will never happen under AG Barr and the Trump Administration.

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@CriticalThinking Wrote:

 

It's too bad the Justice Dept. isn't indicting police officers who murder black men, women, and children.

 

 

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Consider reading the Bill that Tim Scott is pushing.  The dimms will not even discuss it.  

 

The American people are ready for this type of legislation and the dimms are telling them to pound sand.  What kind of leadership is that?

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

@CriticalThinking Wrote:

 

It's too bad the Justice Dept. isn't indicting police officers who murder black men, women, and children.

 

 

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Consider reading the Bill that Tim Scott is pushing.  The dimms will not even discuss it.  

 

The American people are ready for this type of legislation and the dimms are telling them to pound sand.  What kind of leadership is that?

 

 


No the real Americans are ready for a law like the bill passed by the house yesterday. The Dictator Trump Senate bill did nothing as it has no teeth which is proven fact. The Dems acted for all good Americans by stopping it. Now lets have the Senate take up the real solution to the problem the house passed bill.

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That makes me LOL @john258 !!!

 

There was nothing in that bill regarding the “choke hold” that caused Mr Floyds life.  The dimms have no clue what they are doing.  Read the Bill that Tim Scott is supporting.

 

You guys hate Trump so much you are blinded to actual reform.

 

Biden has done more to hurt the  Black community than to help it.  Trump has already done more in 3 years than the dimms have done in 40 years!

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

That makes me LOL @john258 !!!

 

There was nothing in that bill regarding the “choke hold” that caused Mr Floyds life.  The dimms have no clue what they are doing.  Read the Bill that Tim Scott is supporting.

 

You guys hate Trump so much you are blinded to actual reform.

 

Biden has done more to hurt the  Black community than to help it.  Trump has already done more in 3 years than the dimms have done in 40 years!

 

 

 


I did and I understand it. It does nothing to end any of the problem. Lots of words which mean nothing. Typical of far right and Trump. Lots of hot air but nothing to solve the problem.

No we know Trump the mob Boss Dictator for what he is.A NY mob boss. Right now Trump is trying again to kill the ACA so millions will loose health insurance, and things like the pre EX return. Every one will be effected badly if Trump wins this time. He destroys the Health Care System. Trump has wrecked everything and everyone he has ever touched, and that is why no one who ever worked for him supports him.

Trump has not done anything for the black community in 30 years period, and everything thinking person knows that, and that is why he has little support there. FACT.

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@john258 Is still making me LOL even louder!

 

This from the Chicago Tribune back in 2017 with a simple Google search:

 

So far under Trump, median family incomes have risen by more than $1,000, according‎ to Sentier Research and based on Census Bureau numbers. These numbers are not broken down by race, but it's a pretty good bet that black incomes have risen with those of other races under Trump.

 

What about other metrics of black economic progress under Trump? It's early for sure, but we have some preliminary results since Election Day, when the stock market started its latest bull market run.

 

The black unemployment rate has fallen by a full percentage point in the last year, black labor force participation is up and the number of black Americans with a job has risen by 600,000 from last year. Preliminary data show black wages and incomes are up since the election.

 

The rate of job growth per month for blacks under Trump has so far been 40 percent higher than the monthly average under ‎Obama. Trump has averaged nearly 30,000 new black jobs per month. That's especially remarkable because Obama was elected when employment was way down.

 

Another issue that is critically important to black and Hispanic economic progress is good schools. Trump is advancing the idea of school choice so that every child can attend a quality school, public or private. In cities such as Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, the children who benefit from voucher and scholarship programs are predominantly black. Trump wants to increase by tenfold the number of black children who benefit from these vouchers and scholarships.

 

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Trump has done more for the Black Community in 3 years than the dimms have done in the past 40 years.  FACT!  Look it up and do some actual research rather than posting your opinion as if it were fact.  Citations are expected...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

@john258 Is still making me LOL even louder!

 

This from the Chicago Tribune back in 2017 with a simple Google search:

 

So far under Trump, median family incomes have risen by more than $1,000, according‎ to Sentier Research and based on Census Bureau numbers. These numbers are not broken down by race, but it's a pretty good bet that black incomes have risen with those of other races under Trump.

 

What about other metrics of black economic progress under Trump? It's early for sure, but we have some preliminary results since Election Day, when the stock market started its latest bull market run.

 

The black unemployment rate has fallen by a full percentage point in the last year, black labor force participation is up and the number of black Americans with a job has risen by 600,000 from last year. Preliminary data show black wages and incomes are up since the election.

 

The rate of job growth per month for blacks under Trump has so far been 40 percent higher than the monthly average under ‎Obama. Trump has averaged nearly 30,000 new black jobs per month. That's especially remarkable because Obama was elected when employment was way down.

 

Another issue that is critically important to black and Hispanic economic progress is good schools. Trump is advancing the idea of school choice so that every child can attend a quality school, public or private. In cities such as Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, the children who benefit from voucher and scholarship programs are predominantly black. Trump wants to increase by tenfold the number of black children who benefit from these vouchers and scholarships.

 

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Trump has done more for the Black Community in 3 years than the dimms have done in the past 40 years.  FACT!  Look it up and do some actual research rather than posting your opinion as if it were fact.  Citations are expected...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


One has to do more than a Google search to answer a problem. They have to understand the subject.

In the case of the economy one must understand there is a 2 or 3 year lag normally between when a policy is started and shows some results, and that was true until this year where we see the economy collapse due to the Virus, and how Trump handled it. The FED is now warning Banks there could be a total collapse in the economy this fall.

In 2017 we were seeing the results in the economy from the programs put into place at the end of the Bush recession by the Bush and Obama Admin. If you read and understand the article it tells you that, and tells you it is to early for anything Trump did good or bad to take hold.

 

Nice try but try again. The fact is Trump is a total failure period.

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Trump and his stooge Barr have done a masterful job of politicizing the DOJ, and little else.
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Violent anarchists...great, can’t wait to hear about the FBI reports on white supremists! All the kkk and nazis must be tickled pink. 
And certainly we are getting more reports of police illegal, immoral actions

against minorities. 
And trump has done more in the last 3 years to destroy our Country, than the previous many, many years. 

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Williamb39198 wrote:
"Violent anarchists...great, can’t wait to hear about the FBI reports on white supremists! All the kkk and nazis must be tickled pink. "

There are at least two references to “Boogaloo” in the original article. Boogaloo is characterized as far right extremist.

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@jimc91 wrote:

DOJ Has Been on an Indictment Spree Against Violent Anarchists

 

BY:  Katie Pavlich 

Here we go again folks,

 

Anyone know this Katie Pavlich?

 

All I can find is that she is a habitual liar just like THE DUMBSTER.

 

Here's a couple of her doozies:

 

" AMERICA CAME ALONG AS THE 1ST COUNTRY TO END SLAVERY WITHIN 150 YEARS."

 

AND

 

" THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU PASSED A RULE GIVING THE AGENCY UNPRECEDENTED POWER TO SHUT DOWN BUSINESSES NO MATTER WHAT REASON, AT ANY TIME IT WISHES."

 

Oh, and she is a climate change denier too.

 

Holey Moley, @jimc91, where do you find resources like this?

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David Elmakayes, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal complaint with malicious damage of property with an explosive device and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

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Being arrested for "Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon" - I don't think anyone has a problem with that -- protests / riots or not. Convicted felons should not be carrying a firearm (I assume they mean a gun).

So, how does the government handle these protests and riots?

Of course, police crackdowns is one method. 

I think they have to address poverty and other economic issues hindering the lives of people living in poor communities. Poverty leads to higher crime. More arrests. More incarcerations. When people come out of jail it becomes even more difficult to find a decent job. More crime. More police brutality. More anger. It becomes a vicious cycle. This is not unique to the US.

We have a high unemployment rate. More people feel powerless and, since they're out of work,  they have time on their hands. 

 

The two parties must come together and solve this problem and not just by removing statues and portraits at their place of work (The Capitol) or by kneeling for a photo-op.. They will have to address the economic issues or these uprisings will resurface.

 

 

 

 

 

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David Elmakayes, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal complaint with malicious damage of property with an explosive device and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

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Being arrested for "Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon" - I don't think anyone has a problem with that -- protests / riots or not. Convicted felons should not be carrying a firearm (I assume they mean a gun).

So, how does the government handle these protests and riots?

Of course, police crackdowns is one method. 

I think they have to address poverty and other economic issues hindering the lives of people living in poor communities. Poverty leads to higher crime. More arrests. More incarcerations. When people come out of jail it becomes even more difficult to find a decent job. More crime. More police brutality. More anger. It becomes a vicious cycle. This is not unique to the US.

We have a high unemployment rate. More people feel powerless and, since they're out of work,  they have time on their hands. 

 

The two parties must come together and solve this problem and not just by removing statues and portraits at their place of work (The Capitol) or by kneeling for a photo-op.. They will have to address the economic issues or these uprisings will resurface.

 

 

 

 

 


Do you think Trump and the far right will really do that. If you do supply some details.

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Removing Confederate statues does nothing for black people, billionaire TV magnate Robert Johnson told Fox News on Wednesday.


Johnson told FOX “They really have no agenda other than the idea we’re going to topple a statue.

 

It’s not going to close the wealth gap. It’s not going to give a kid whose parents can’t afford college money to go to college. It’s not going to close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what black workers are paid. And it’s not going to take people off welfare or food stamps.”


"It’s tantamount to rearranging deck chairs on a racial Titanic. It absolutely means nothing."


Johnson urged white Americans to sit down with black Americans and ask what they really want.


“White Americans seem to think that if they just do sort of emotionally or drastic things that black people are going to say, ‘Oh my God, white people love us because they took down a statue of Stonewall Jackson,’”he said. “Frankly, black people don’t give a (darn).”


https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/bet-founder-robert-johnson-slams-protesters-for-toppling-statues/

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@gordyfl wrote:

Removing Confederate statues does nothing for black people, billionaire TV magnate Robert Johnson told Fox News on Wednesday.


Johnson told FOX “They really have no agenda other than the idea we’re going to topple a statue.

 

It’s not going to close the wealth gap. It’s not going to give a kid whose parents can’t afford college money to go to college. It’s not going to close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what black workers are paid. And it’s not going to take people off welfare or food stamps.”


"It’s tantamount to rearranging deck chairs on a racial Titanic. It absolutely means nothing."


Johnson urged white Americans to sit down with black Americans and ask what they really want.


“White Americans seem to think that if they just do sort of emotionally or drastic things that black people are going to say, ‘Oh my God, white people love us because they took down a statue of Stonewall Jackson,’”he said. “Frankly, black people don’t give a (darn).”


https://nypost.com/2020/06/25/bet-founder-robert-johnson-slams-protesters-for-toppling-statues/


If this is the example try again. He does the same thing you tried before. Fact is it is not going to happen as long as Trump is in Office. Once Trump is gone it could happen.

 

You do realize that the far right and far left are really one in the same. Neither group has ever gotten anything done for the USA. Trump is far right. There has not been a far left I can name in years now. Bernie is not far left. He is left and could never be a President, but has been a good Senator. Sadly some of his supporters are far left and as such are in the same boat as the Trump enablers.

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As more information becomes available (daily) many more indictments are likely to come...  Stay tuned, the restoration of America continues.

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