The recounts the story of the shooting at the Republican baseball practice almost two years ago where U.S. Rep Steve Scalise and others nearly lost their lives.
2017/06/27 – Man accused of threatening lawmaker on Facebook says he was ‘fed up’ with Republicans – Miami Herald
Two weeks after a U.S. congressman and four others were shot during a baseball practice in a Washington suburb by a man with a history of lashing out at Republicans, a Florida lawmaker decided he wasn’t taking any chances.
So Sunday, after someone threatened his life on a Facebook page, state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, informed police.
And on Monday, Northwest Miami-Dade resident Steve St. Felix, 34, was arrested and charged with written threats with intent to do bodily injury. Police said St. Felix was “fed up” with the Republican Party — and that he hadn’t taken his meds when he posted the threat. It’s unclear what condition the medications were treating.
2017/06/28 – The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief: Trump Is Going To Be Responsible for Violence Against Journalists – NTK Network
The Atlantic’s Editor In Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, on Wednesday said that he suspects that someone who listens to President Trump will see journalists as enemies of the state and carry out a violent attack against them. He said Trump would be responsible for such an attack.
“Well, part of my reaction is that we’re are all engaged in a reality TV show. That this is a reality TV version of a war between the president and the press,” Goldberg said.
“The problem is, and this is what I worry about more than anything else, is that there are people in the country who don’t understand that this a cynical reality TV game,” Goldberg concluded. “And are going to hear over and over again from the president that the reporters, journalists are enemies of the state…and someone is going to do something violent against journalists in a large way, and then I know where the fault lies.
Under this same reasoning, why is not Rachel Maddow to blame for Hodgkinson’s attempted assassination attempt of U.S. House members?
Maddow was his favorite show. She constantly harps on how Trump is a danger to the country. Somehow she escaped scrutiny for being the motivation for Hodgkinson to kill Congressmen.
The same for the Pizzagate shooter. Apparently, the Pizzagate situation that he read about online motivated him to take action against Comet Pizza – and blame was given to fake news, InfoWars, Breitbart, etc.
Maddow should be getting some heat for her dangerous rhetoric. CNN as well.
I am just noting the inconsistency of how blame is applied.
Ultimately people are responsible for their own actions. This whole blame thing is just an opportunity to harm political enemies in some way, shape, or form… which is why they are ready to blame Trump and conservative media, but don’t blame Maddow.
2017/03/07 – 3 cops, pepper spray used in arrest of Sen. Tim Kaine’s son near Trump rally at Capitol – Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Clad in black and wearing a mask, the youngest son of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine wrested himself from the cop and then “squared off” with him.
Woody Kaine, 24, was among five masked, black-garbed people suspected of lobbing a smoke bomb minutes earlier inside the Minnesota Capitol rotunda Saturday afternoon.
Linwood Michael Kaine, who attended Carleton College and lives in Minneapolis, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul.
I’m just glad these cowards are being recognized and outed. It’s one thing to recognize free speech. It’s totally a different matter to be destructive in exercising that right. But then to hide yourselves just adds in a cowardice element.
With two people masked that have been revealed – a college professor and the son of a VP candidate, it makes your wonder about the identity of these people – and if they are high profile operatives.
Reported on this yesterday… here’s the follow up.
2017/05/26 – Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election a day after being charged with assault – ABC News
Just 24 hours after being charged with assault for allegedly body-slamming a reporter in his Bozeman campaign office, Republican Greg Gianforte on Thursday defeated Democratic opponent Rob Quist to win the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana.
2017/05/25 – Audio records GOP House candidate from Montana yelling at reporter as he ‘body slams’ him – Business Insider
On the eve of a competitive special election for an open House of Representatives seat in Montana, the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with assaulting a reporter at a campaign event on Wednesday.
Jacobs had his recorder on when he asked the question and, according to audio The Guardian posted online, Gianforte declined to answer the question, telling Jacobs he should speak with his spokesman. But after Jacobs pressed him on the question, the candidate lost his composure and reportedly “body-slammed” Jacobs, throwing him to the ground and breaking his glasses.
Gianforte can be heard yelling amid the crash, “I’m sick and tired of you guys! The last time you came here you did the same thing. Get the hell out of here. Get the hell out of here.”
Eric Clanton is a college professor who is among those who run around with masks and protest and cause damage. He had been evading police for awhile.
2017/05/24 – Berkeley: College professor arrested as assault suspect – East Bay Times
Eric Clanton, 28, was being held on $200,000 bail after he was booked into Berkeley City Jail Wednesday evening. He was arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.
Clanton faces a 9 a.m. Friday arraignment hearing at Oakland’s Wiley W. Manuel courthouse.
Here’s why he has been arrested.
2017/05/24 – Police arrest Eric Clanton after bike lock assaults during Berkeley protests – Berkeleyside
Eric Clanton, a former teacher at Diablo Valley College, was arrested by Berkeley police on Wednesday on suspicion of three counts of assault with a deadly weapon identified as a U-lock bike lock, and one of those assaults is alleged to have caused a significant injury.