Posts Tagged ‘Rightwing Militias’

October 26th, 2022 - 10:12 am § in Law and Courts

How to appear in court

Lose the domestic terrorist look, get a shave and haircut, put on a shirt and tie, and try to look like a nerd. But it’s not guaranteed to get you off if you’re guilty (story here). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

September 16th, 2022 - 10:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The voting machine wars

Voting machines have been breached by Trump loyalists in at least three states. In all these cases, they gained physical access to the machines and/or obtained confidential software and data. The consequences: “Sensitive voting system passwords posted online. Copies of confidential voting soft[...]

January 25th, 2022 - 4:55 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Oath Keepers armed themselves for war at the U.S. Capitol

“A day before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, people from three different states wheeled cart after cart laden with weapons and ammunition through an otherwise unremarkable Comfort Inn Ballston hotel located in Virginia, just a stone’s throw from the Pentagon,” s[...]

January 16th, 2022 - 4:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

I hope Stew Rhodes goes to prison

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers militia group, was indicted last week for seditious conspiracy. He could get 20 years. I hope he does. Rhodes, 56, is a Yale Law School graduate who practiced criminal law in Montana. He’s not a lawyer anymore; he was disbarred in 2015. Now it’[...]

December 5th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What the heck was he thinking?

Marine Sgt. Travis Glosser insisted to investigators he “never had any intent to harm anyone.” He never considered “selling, giving, or even showing anyone” the 13 lbs. C4 plastic explosive he stole. That’s enough to blow up three “antifa” buses (video below), [...]

December 4th, 2021 - 10:37 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Sorry, Ammon, but that isn’t community service

Ammon Bundy … … the rightwing militia dude who led the gang that vandalized an Oregon wildlife refuge in 2016 (details here) … … then protested a mask mandate by disrupting the Idaho legislature (details here) … … for which he was fined $750 and ordered to perform[...]

December 3rd, 2021 - 8:15 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Gun-toting rioter planned to “remove” Pelosi and McConnell

Prosecutors filed court papers on Thursday, December 2, 2021, accusing Guy Reffitt, a Texas militia member, of taking a gun and wrist restraints onto the Capitol grounds during the January 6 insurrection intending to “physically remove or displace” Speaker Pelosi and GOP Senate leader Mc[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 3:46 pm § in Politics

40 public employees who need to be fired

“What kind of person signs up for an antigovernment militia with a government-issued email address? The answer is surprising, revealing — and, as one extremism expert puts it, ‘really alarming,’” begins a Rolling Stone magazine article published on Monday, October 26, 2021. (Re[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 3:05 pm § in Politics

Do Republicans know how to draw a line against political violence?

Doesn’t look like it. Charlie Kirk is a conservative activist and talk-radio host who embraces election lies and promotes false conspiracy theories on a variety of topics include masks and vaccines. While not a Republican Party official or office-holder, he associates with the party, and they [...]

August 11th, 2015 - 10:11 am § in Uncategorized

Bundy Ranch thugs in Ferguson

Never ones to miss an opportunity to flash weaponry and confront authorities, a militia group calling themselves “Oath Keepers” whose members threatened federal agents during the Bundy Ranch incident has deployed armed thugs to Ferguson, Missouri, ostensibly as bodyguards for “jour[...]