Chris Bedford: Democrats’ Condemnation Of Political Violence Was Warranted A Long Time Ago

Federalist Senior Editor Chris Bedford slammed Democrats for their double-standard on political violence, as they locked down Washington, D.C., ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration after standing by when rioters targeted conservatives and wreaked havoc on cities across the nation over the summer.

“Tomorrow is the four-year anniversary of my date having to take off her shoes as we ran through the streets while cars were flipped, vehicles were lit on fire, over 200 people were injured by people wearing masks, far before it was popular, attacking folks that they thought had supported President Trump,” Bedford said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday.

Bedford noted, however, that instead of condemning the destruction and violence that occurred during Trump’s inauguration in 2017 and the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots, many people in power went out of their way to celebrate it.

“The reaction from the elites here in Washington, D.C., was to name a park after these thugs and terrorists, from which they used to launch an attack on the White House, on women and children and civilians leaving the White House in the last night of the RNC,” he said.

While Bedford said he is glad that both sides of the political aisle condemned the Capitol riot early on, he also pointed out that the large military presence in D.C. following the Capitol chaos is not necessary for peace.

“What happened to the Capitol was despicable, but this kind of behavior should have been cracked down on a long time before, and while it looks like it’s extremely peaceful right now, I don’t even think you need 25,000 guardsmen to achieve that peace, you just need to hit it earlier,” Bedford said.

Bedford concluded that the severe lack of action by law enforcement, politicians, and Trump to quell the violent BLM rioting and looting over the summer could be a factor in why the Republican president lost the election.

“I think that’s one of the reasons why Trump failed with his base to get reelected because he didn’t crack down harder,” he said.

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‘Say Their Names’: Democrat Congresswoman Demands Tribute To White Supremacist Murderer

A Democrat representative, who has encouraged the Black Lives Matter movement to “keep going” and “don’t ever stop,” urged users on Twitter to pay respect to a white supremacist.

On Saturday, Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri demanded that people spread awareness about the inmates who died on death row during President Donald Trump’s presidency.

“Say their names,” Bush tweeted after listing the 13 people who she claims were “murdered by Trump’s death row killing spree.”

Despite Bush’s attempt to use the “say their names” statement — wielded by Black Lives Matter activists all around the nation after Breonna Taylor, a black woman, was shot and killed by police during a raid — to raise awareness about death row inmates, among those listed in her tweet was Daniel Lewis Lee, a white supremacist and convicted murderer.

“Daniel Lee was a white supremacist and convicted mass murderer who killed a family, including an 8-year-old girl, in an attempted robbery after torturing them and tossing their bodies in a swamp,” Chad Felix Greene correctly pointed out on Twitter.

In January 1996, Lee murdered a small family after attempting to rob them. During the robbery, Lee and a man named Chevie Kehoe shot the victims with a stun gun, sealed plastic bags over their heads, and dumped their bodies into the Illinois Bayou in Arkansas.

Bush has previously condemned white supremacy, baselessly accusing Trump, her GOP colleagues in Congress, and others of being white supremacists and enabling it through their behavior.

The congresswoman even called Trump the “white supremacist-in-chief” during his second impeachment in the House of Representatives.

Other convicted criminals on Bush’s “say their names” list included Wesley Purkey, convicted of kidnapping, murdering, dismembering, and burning a teenage girl; Orlando Hall, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping, burning, and burying a 16-year-old girl alive; Brandon Bernard, who participated in a double murder in 1999; and other criminals.

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FLASHBACK: Just Months Ago, Democrats Blocked a Resolution Condemning Mob Violence

When a mob of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday, leaders from both political parties universally condemned the historic act of political violence.

“To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today- you did not win,” Vice-President Mike Pence stated to the chamber shortly after the rioters were expelled from the building by police using tear gas and percussion grenades. “Violence never wins.” He was joined by the Republican senators across the board, including those who had backed plans to object to the election’s certification.

After months ignoring and justifying Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, Democrats also condemned the Capitol violence. “This assault is just that. It shows the weakness of those who’ve had to show through violence what their message was,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said.

Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., echoed the sentiment, arguing those who using political violence should face the harshest penalties available. “Those who performed these reprehensible acts cannot be called protesters – no, these were rioters and insurrectionists, goons and thugs, domestic terrorists… they must and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”

The cross-party condemnations came as a welcomed move. But that very the same Congress was anything but united on the issue of mob violence remarkably recently.

This July, those same congressional Democrats killed a resolution aimed at curbing mob violence. The bill, which was spearheaded by Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, came about after an unarmed Utah man was murdered by a mob of left-wing activists. At least 30 people, ranging in age from 14-77, were killed in largely left-wing riots in summer 2020.

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Lee’s resolution offered a statement of support for peaceful protest, while condemning violence and the desecration of monuments.

“A non-binding resolution is the tiniest first step of a response,” Lee read as he introduced it. “We need to do much, much more… but in this divided political moment,… showing that Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats are able to speak with one voice against woke mob violence and in defense of equal justice and civic peace would be a welcome step.”

Yet the bill was killed upon landing by Senate Democrats. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., who spoke immediately after Lee, alleged that “the resolution reeks of supremacism. Reeks of supremacist views. And it seeks to mischaracterize overwhelmingly peaceful protests across the nation.” He then proceeded to poison pill the legislation by announcing the bill would only be passed if it specifically condemned President Donald Trump.

Lee attempted to compromise, saying he was willing to include the section condemning all politicians who incite any violence without specifically naming any. Menendez refused to budge, and the resolution died.

Six months later, violence from the other side lead to congressional Democrats voicing opposition to politically charged assault, arson, vandalism, and more. Some commentators, including Laura Ingraham, were swift to show the receipts.

Lee’s bill was not the only time anti-mob legislation was shut down by congressional Democrats last summer. A bill led by Republican Rep. Ken Buck this November, The Blocking Rioters and Insurrectionists from our Cities to Keep us Safe (BRICKS) Act, would have enabled a range of greater legal penalties for such crimes. It died in the Democrat-run House Judiciary Committee.

Had the bill been passed, rioters could be sentenced to up to ten years in prison. Those whose acts lead to the “serious bodily injury” of others would have faced even harsher sentences.

Instead, the rioters who stormed the Capitol will take a maximum of five years for rioting — an amount just between the U.S. sentencing laws for possession and sale of marijuana.

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Unity Champion Joe Biden Stokes Division Over Which Group Cops Would Treat Worse: BLM Rioters Or Capitol Mob

President-elect Joe Biden alleged that Black Lives Matter rioters would have been treated differently if they had mobbed the U.S. Capitol building, a claim lacking evidence but echoed by peddlers of critical race theory and progressive activists.

“No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very very differently,” Biden said in an address Thursday afternoon. “We saw a clear failure to carry out equal justice.”

That conclusion, according to the former vice president, was made apparent to him by his granddaughter.

“I got a text from my granddaughter. She sent me a photo of military people in full military gear, scores of them lining the steps of the Lincoln Memorial because of a protest by Black Lives Matter. She said ‘Pap, this isn’t fair,’” Biden said. “A mob of folks stormed the Capitol. Well, we all know that’s true. And it is unacceptable, totally unacceptable. The American people saw it in plain view. And I hope it sensitizes them to what we have to do.”

Despite Biden’s claims, many of the summer riots in the name of Black Lives Matter and racial justice were left unchecked by law enforcement, with billions of dollars worth of property damaged or destroyed.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also amplified false claims about the violent rioting, looting, and arson over the summer of 2020.

“We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer. …We know this is unacceptable. We know we should be better than this.”

Despite Harris’s allegations, law enforcement officers used tear gas, pepper balls, and other tools to subdue rioters in the Capitol on Wednesday. Multiple people were also arrested following the breach.

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Biden Claims U.S. Capitol Rioters Treated ‘Differently’ than Black Lives Matter Protesters

President-elect Joe Biden claimed Thursday that the rioters who stormed the United States Capitol earlier this week would have been treated “very differently” had they been protesters associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

Biden, who has promised to make addressing racial inequities a central component of his administration, made the comments while introducing his appointees for the Depart of Justice at a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware. At the beginning of the event, Biden took a moment to address the rioting and violence that overtook the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump attempted to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election.

The president-elect, in particular, told the audience that when news of the rioting first broke his granddaughter sent him a photo taken last year of “military people … lining the steps of the Lincoln Memorial because of a protest by Black Lives Matter.”

“She said, ‘Pop, this isn’t fair. No one can tell me that if that had been a group of Black Lives Matter, protesting yesterday, they would have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the capitol,’” Biden said.

“We all know that’s true and it is unacceptable, totally unacceptable,” the president-elect added. “The American people saw it in plain view and I hope it sensitized them to what we have to do.”

Biden proceeded to argue that his administration would seek to restore the focus of the Justice Department back to its “original spirit,” which was to “enforce the civil rights amendments that grew out of the Civil War … to stand up to racism, to take on domestic terrorism.”

“As we stand here today, we do so in the wake of yesterday’s events,” Biden said. “Events that could not more vividly demonstrate some of the most important work we have to do in this nation.”

At the same press conference, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris also rebuked the alleged response disparity from law enforcement when given a chance to speak.

“We witnessed two systems of justice when we saw one that let extremists storm the United States Capitol and another that released tear gas on peaceful protesters last summer,” Harris said invoking the BLM protests that broke out after George Floyd’s death in police custody.

“We know this is unacceptable,” she added. “We know that we should be better than this.”

While running for the White House last year, Biden and Harris often attempted to paint the contest between themselves and Trump as a “battle for the soul of the nation.” Biden, in particular, promised throughout the campaign that if elected his administration would “root out systemic racism” and strengthen voting rights for communities of color.

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Hundreds of D.C. National Guard Activated for Pro-Trump Protests at Mayor Bowser’s Request

Hundreds of D.C. National Guard troops have been activated to respond to planned pro-Trump protests in D.C. this week, at the request of Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Approximately 340 National Guard personnel will support the city government January 5-7 by providing crowd control at several Metro stations and assisting police with street closures at multiple intersections “to provide safety in and around pedestrian areas,” according to a National Guard statement.

The statement said that more Guardsmen are prepared to respond “should additional personnel be required.” In addition, all D.C. police officers are required to work Tuesday and Wednesday, Bowser said in a statement Sunday.

“At the request of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District of Columbia National Guard is in a support role to the Metropolitan Police Department which will enable them to provide a safe environment for our fellow citizens to exercise their first amendment right to demonstrate,” Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, commander of the D.C. National Guard, said in a statement.

“Our main mission is augmenting select traffic control points and metro stations identified by MPD,” he said.

While 340 Guardsmen will be activated, about 115 will be on duty on the streets at any given time and unarmed without body armor, a U.S. defense official told the Associated Press. The National Guard activation was approved by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, since D.C. is not a state and does not have a governor.

Bowser also asked residents to stay out of the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday and “not to engage with demonstrators who come to our city seeking confrontation” — in reference to pro-Trump protesters.

“We will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful,” she said Monday.

Some conservative figures questioned why Bowser was activating the National Guard in advance of the planned protests, whereas in the past, she had done so only after Black Lives Matters and Antifa protesters engaged in violent clashes with the police. The U.S. defense official told the AP that Bowser put in the request for the National Guard activation on December 31.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, host of America First, rhetorically asked Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), who is a member of the National Guard, on his Monday show about Bowser requesting help from the National Guard, “Which side of the political divide has normalized violence in the past four years?”

Bowser, during the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots in the summer, even pushed for National Guardsmen from out of state requested by the federal government for D.C. to go back home, as noted by the Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott:

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No Charges Against Police Officers in Jacob Blake Shooting in Kenosha

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday afternoon that no police would face criminal charges in the August 2020 shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake Jr., which triggered large riots in the Wisconsin town.

“No Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense,” Graveley said, adding that Blake would also not be charged, and describing his review of the facts and the law as an “exhaustive investigation.”

Blake was shot seven times from behind after an altercation with police who were trying to arrest him on Aug. 23. Blake was wanted on charges that included sexual assault, and his alleged victim called 911 after he came to her residence. He fought police and evaded a Taser, allegedly reaching for a knife inside his car before he was shot. He is paralyzed from the waist down; he pleaded guilty to lesser charges in November and received two years’ probation in a deal with prosecutors.

The Black Lives Matter movement embraced Blake as one of its iconic victims; he was hailed by Democrats, including Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who met with Blake’s family and initially blamed police and “systemic racism” for the shooting.

Graveley began his remarks by pleading with the community that “rather than burning things down,” as happened after Blake was shot in late August last year, residents use his “narrow” decision about the prosecution to begin a “healing process.”

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Radical Democrats Are Turning Minneapolis Into A Violent Wasteland

The world witnessed in the streets of Minneapolis this spring and summer the feature presentation after many increasingly violent coming attractions, created, produced, and distributed by a one-party, radical left government.

If you want to know what the real-time self-destruction of a city looks like, Minneapolis offers the perfect model. This is no Detroit-esque collapse prompted by the degeneration of an industry-dependent metropolis. This is the willful push down the path of ruin of a city burgeoning with opportunity and rife with promises of the American Dream. It is suicide.

Downtown’s ghost-town feel is taking a dystopian turn as empty streets are being taken over by a resurging homeless population openly using drugs and increasingly aggressive. The mentally ill are left to similar fates, often found huddled in bus shelters.

A decline in police and mental health resources compounds the impending disaster as winter deepens and shelters fill. This is a city in which some of the most recognizable companies make their national and regional headquarters: Target, General Mills, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and Xcel Energy. They have the resources to ride out the lockdowns, but the corner hot-dog stand, skyway mini-mart, and corner bar likely don’t.

The disease plaguing the streets of Minneapolis’ north side and the areas around Chicago Avenue and Lake Street is less about COVID and more about the consequences of what Fyodor Dostoyevsky asks of man in “Notes from the Underground,” “But why has he such a passionate love for destruction and chaos?” For a far-left Minneapolis City Council at war with its police force and local citizens yet maintaining control due to leftist activism and special interests, the answer may be in the blind devotion to the radical belief of constantly burning and building into the unattainable utopia they so hubristically believe they can create.

This idea has been building for some time. After Jamar Clark was killed by police in Minneapolis in November 2015, three weeks of protests ensued, including a freeway shut-down, rallies, and sit-ins at City Hall and the Fourth Precinct police station.

These were organized by the newly formed group Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCCJ4J), an organization connected with the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR), a Marxist group allied with Angela Davis and the Black Lives Matter organization. They culminated in the resignation of MPD Chief Janeé Harteau at the request of the Democratic Party mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, in 2017.

Any lessons that could have been learned were repeatedly and effectively dismissed by civic leaders, government officials, and radical counter-community groups as insufficient to counter what they believe is an inherently racist system. City government, which is wholly controlled by Democrats, simply moved the deck chairs on this sinking ship at the behest of radical groups using intimidation tactics to encourage not justice and reform, but to disband the police department.

As the leadership vacuum in the city erased fortitude in the name of justice, violent rioters, looters, and opportunists sought their fortunes amid the helpless businesses in their paths. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey sacrificed the Police Third Precinct building, let the roving mob reduce the city to a smoldering pile of ashes, then engaged the equally inept governor in a game of finger-pointing to evade his responsibility to a community suffering from shell-shock.

Although seemingly improbable, the situation in Minneapolis has declined since the riots, at least for the citizens held hostage by the smug arrogance of the people charged with acting in their best interest. The city earned the nickname “Murdereapolis” during its crime spike in the mid-‘90s. Instead of looking to successful policies used to counter that crime wave—increasing the number and presence of law enforcement officers for several months—the Minneapolis City Council wants to do the exact opposite.

In June, the council forwarded a proposal to the city’s charter commission to give voters a chance to eliminate the funding requirement for the police department. That proposal would have allowed the city to defund and dismantle the police and create a new Community Safety and Violence Prevention department. The commission tabled the proposal for a later date.

Meanwhile, homicides in Minneapolis reached 77 on just one day this month and a murder rate, according to AH Datalytics, up more than 78 percent relative to 2019. Violent crime is also at record levels, and property crime, robberies, theft, and carjackings have all increased substantially as well.

Despite pleas from citizens held captive in their own homes and speaking out through community groups like Lisa Clemons’s A Mother’s Love Initiative, the radicals on the City Council use race to perpetuate a culture of victimhood to advance their agenda, instead of finding ways to work with community groups and the police to solve problems. Now, eight residents are suing the City Council and Frey, arguing they violated the city charter’s requirement to staff approximately 743 officers for the 425,000-person city.

Since May, roughly 150 of approximately 800 MPD officers have quit, retired, or taken disability or personal leaves. The shortage prompted Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to request hiring officers from other jurisdictions. He met skepticism and a severe budget shortfall that ironically has resulted in the City of Minneapolis paying officers to retire.

To add to the frustration of a city desperate for an end to the chaos and for leaders to increase public safety and heal the city, in an Orwellian-named “Safety for All Budget Plan” the council cut $8 million from the mayor’s 2021 police budget.

The mayor had proposed 888 officers, a number already reduced by the city’s budget woes, but the city only funded an average of 770 officers for 2021. For a city in crisis, this makes as much sense as trying to put out a fire with a can of gasoline. The only thing this plan will extinguish is any hope for the people left suffering daily violence in their neighborhoods.

A city reeling from a summer of chaos and violence and serving as a laboratory for radical, power-mongering autocrats is a case study in how a city commits suicide. Just don’t phone the police. There might not be anyone to answer the call.

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D.C. Officials Slam Pro-Trump Rally Planned to Oppose Biden’s Election

Officials in the District of Columbia are characterizing a pro-Trump rally planned for January 6 as backed by extremists, but organizers say the event will feature well-respected conservative activists and elected lawmakers from across the country.

According to the rally’s website, it will feature a wide range of conservatives, including Tea Party Patriot’s Jenny Beth Martin; president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Ed Martin; founder and president of Moms for America, Kimberly Fletcher; and Andrew Pollack, a school safety activist whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.

Elected officials slated to speak include Reps. Lance Gooden (R-TX) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Reps.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Marjorie Greene (R-GA), and State Reps. Vernon Jones (D-GA), Mark Finchem (R-AZ), Doug Mastriano (R-PA), and Anthony Kern (R-AZ).

But according to a CBS report, violent extremists support the event:

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is preparing for another round of protests in the nation’s capital next week, when supporters of President Trump are expected to travel to Washington to protest Congress’ certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory in the 2020 presidential election.

“My level of anxiety is high. My preparation is even more intense than that,” Racine told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett in this week’s episode of “The Takeout” podcast. Racine is worried the far-right, white supremacist group known as the “Proud Boys” will return to the District and “pick fights, create damage, damage property, and then act in a very threatening way” towards historic Black institutions in the city like the group did in mid-December 2020.

“[President Trump] literally really has given breath, fresh air and encouragement to hate groups. Hate is up dramatically since the president came into office,” Racine added.

The upcoming rally also caused the closure of a hotel and bar in D.C. that is a popular gathering place for conservatives after pressure from activists claiming the Proud Boys controversial group would use the property as a base for illicit activities, including inciting violence from Antifa followers.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists have gathered at the BLM plaza D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser created as part of protests taking place across the country in recent months in the name of racial justice. Many downtown businesses remain shuttered and more are closing their doors after Bowser put new lockdown orders in place because of the coronavirus.

The Hill reported on the Harrington Hotel and Harry’s, the hotel’s popular bar, and the decision to shut down:

“Washington, D.C. has been our home for 106 years and we join with all of our guests, visitors, staff and neighbors in our concern and desire for everyone’s health and safety,” the statement read.

“We greatly appreciate the trust our guests have placed in Hotel Harrington over the years and we wish to continue to earn that trust,” the statement continued. “While we cannot control what happens outside of the hotel, we are taking additional steps to protect the safety of our visitors, guests and employees.”

According to the rally website and the featured video, organizers are encouraging people to come to the nation’s Capitol next week:

We the People must take to the US Capitol lawn and steps and tell Congress #DoNotCertify on #JAN6! Congress cannot certify this fraudulent Electoral College. Our presence in Washington D.C. will let Members of Congress know that we stand with Rep. Mo Brooks and his colleagues in the House of Representatives who will bravely object to the certification of the Electoral College.

“D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city government urged the bar to close early on Dec. 11-12 due to the protests,” the Hill reported. “Several social justice organizations have called on their members to call the bar to request it condemn the Proud Boys and close during pro-Trump demonstrations, according to the [Washington] Post.”

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Leftist Journalist, BLM Activists Charged in Firebombing of Arkansas Cop Cars

A woman described as a “far-left” journalist and three other activists are charged in the August firebombings of multiple police cars. The alleged arson attacks took place during Black Lives Matter protests in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Arkansas charged KUAR Public Radio journalist Renea Baek Goddard, 22, and three others in connection to the firebombings of multiple police vehicles in August, according to information obtained from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The others charged include Brittany Dawn Jeffrey, 31; Emily Nowlin, 27; and Aline Espinosa-Villegas, 24 — all residents of Little Rock.

Following Black Lives Matter protests outside police stations on August 25 in Little Rock, police found several of their vehicles parked in a fleet parking lot had their tires punctured, prosecutors stated. The officers also found two green bottles with what appeared to be gasoline inside. Prosecutors described the bottles as improvised incendiary devices — Molotov cocktails.

A few days later, the criminal complaint states that vandals struck vehicles parked at the Arkansas State Police lot in Little Rock. Vandals set one vehicle on fire, another was vandalized with spray paint, and several others had punctured tires.

Investigators found a Molotov cocktail made from a brandy bottle inside the burned vehicle.

Prosecutors said surveillance video showed three people entering the storage lot wearing dark clothing and backpacks. The video showed the alleged vandals slashing the tires and throwing the lit Molotov cocktail into the police vehicle.

The complaint states that informants reported Renea Goddard, Emily Nowlin, and Aline Espinosa-Villegas as being responsible for the incidents.

Federal investigators executed search warrants to track the locations of their cell phones. The electronic searches confirmed the suspects being present at the State Police building.

“Today’s arrests send a message that violence targeted toward law enforcement will not be tolerated,” U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said in a written statement. “Breaking into a police compound and fire bombing a police vehicle with a homemade explosive device is clearly not a peaceful protest. Those who would target law enforcement with violent acts will not do so in the Eastern District of Arkansas without the full resources of the federal government being deployed to assist our state and local partners in bringing those responsible to justice. They will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

ATF New Orleans Field Division Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn added, “We were able to narrow in on particular individuals who we identified responsible for the law enforcement vehicle fires in the Little Rock area. We appreciate the assistance the public was able to provide in order to bring these individuals to justice.”

Goddard works for KUAR Public Radio in Little Rock and the leftist website Truthout, the Daily Mail reported.

Prosecutors charged the four suspects with malicious destruction of property belonging to an entity receiving federal funding, conspiracy to commit those acts, and possession of a destructive device.

Prosecutors say that Jeffrey utilized her home as a staging point to build the incendiary devices. She reportedly streamed her arrest on Facebook, Post Millennial journalist Andy Ngo revealed. She reportedly calls herself “your local blactivist” and is said to have organized rallies that shut down local businesses.

She has a previous arrest in July where she is charged with criminal trespassing during a BLM protest at a frozen custard parlor. She was also reportedly arrested in June for disorderly conduct as protesters marched through downtown Little Rock throwing bottles.

Goddard also has a previous arrest in June for allegedly obstructing governmental operations while violating curfew, Ngo stated.

The other two suspects also face criminal charges related to the June 2 protest.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior news contributor for the Breitbart Texas-Border team. He is an original member of the Breitbart Texas team. Price is a regular panelist on Fox 26 Houston’s Sunday-morning talk show, What’s Your Point? Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX, Parler @BobPrice, and Facebook.

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