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Monday, June 01, 2020

Law enforcement officials, Attorney General William Barr and now President Donald Trump have turned their eyes toward the anti-fascist group called antifa and anarchist groups as the root cause of the increasing violence toward police and the destruction of property as protests breakout in major American cities. U.S. police officials said they are examining both local and out-of-state actors focused on creating damage and inciting violent confrontations with police (and possibly other protesters) in the name of anarchist and antifa causes. As has been seen in New York's SOHO and Union Square neighborhoods, as well as in L.A.'s Fairfax District, Chicago's The Loop, and Philadelphia's Center City neighborhood, some of these actors appear to be specifically targeting more wealthy areas or areas perceived as more wealthy.

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Bartels, Police Say He Started Saturday Riots In Pittsburgh. He is facing charges institutional vandalism, rioting, and reckless endangerment of another person. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-06-01 11:22 AM | Reply

No one is buying this BS you're peddling.

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2020-06-01 11:24 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed

Wow. Send in the dogs and ominous weapons. Oh, and pre-prepare the bunker with Big Macs: POTUS will be sleeping in.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-01 11:29 AM | Reply

#1 and #2 The thread link is NBC, post #1 is a CBS link. The only people not buying are the ignorant Antifa wanna-be's here.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-06-01 11:36 AM | Reply

The only people not buying are the ignorant Antifa wanna-be's here.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2020-06-01 11:36 AM | Reply |

It's Trump's meme, GRACIE, promoted to help him personally.

It deserves no consideration except to be doubted.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-01 11:48 AM | Reply

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed

Not to put too fine a point on it, but no one considers Trump or his supporters as being honest.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-01 11:53 AM | Reply

#4 - I so now NBC (mainstream media) isn't "fake news". You and your ilk only consider the media real news when you think it is agreeing with your broken narrative.

#7 | Posted by schmanch at 2020-06-01 12:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anarchists?

What a wasted opportunity to call them "ANTIFA".

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-06-01 12:15 PM | Reply

The only people not buying are the ignorant Antifa wanna-be's here.

#4 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

If Antifa are terrorists how many Americans have they killed?

I will answer for you. Zero.

How many have KKK groups murdered? Hard to say. We have lost count.

Why don't you go after them first?

The fact that you don't is very telling.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-06-01 12:30 PM | Reply

Who the hell is ANTIFA?

They aren't an organization. They don't have leadership. They aren't organized in any sense.

ANTIFA is just the label idiots like Trump give to anyone who is out protesting against him or the police. It's a racist smear campaign that idiots will believe.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-01 01:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No group, protestors or civilians, have been anywhere close to as violent and sadistic as the police have been tonight.pic.twitter.com/85p9E3zMps" Gravel Institute (@GravelInstitute) May 31, 2020

#11 | Posted by qcp at 2020-06-01 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't know where you all live but Antifa groups are very active in SF (I was there), Oakland (I was there), Portland and Seattle this weekend.

#12 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-06-01 02:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#12 How do you know? Are you one?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-01 02:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Who the hell is ANTIFA?

From today's New York Times.

What Is Antifa, the Movement Trump Wants to Declare a Terror Group?

Having personally watched them in action this weekend, they are very real.

#14 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-06-01 02:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#14 you're talking about Antifa like it's a thing when it's not. It's a human response to being hunted down and killed.

I'm not sure what you're saying. You'll never stomp out the human response to fascism.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-01 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you're talking about Antifa like it's a thing when it's not.

The non-partisan Congressional Research Service and the FBI disagree with you.

CRS: Antifa"Background

While it may be decentralized, it is certainly a "thing."

#16 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-06-01 02:59 PM | Reply

Why don't you go after them first?

#9 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2020-06-01 12:30 PM | FLAG:

The FBI is constantly infiltrating the Klan and has been for decades. Also, they're not hiding. There's a Klan campground if you head down 75 to iirc 16 from Atlanta. Big gate, recruiting signs out front. You could probably find it on google maps & street view. Probably why the FBI has had such ease diminishing them over the last 50 years.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-06-01 04:19 PM | Reply

Arrest Warrant Issued For Brian Bartels, Police Say He Started Saturday Riots In Pittsburgh. He is facing charges institutional vandalism, rioting, and reckless endangerment of another person. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com
#1 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Brian J. Bartels turned himself in Monday afternoon and was being questioned by detectives.

www.post-gazette.com

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-01 11:37 PM | Reply

Antifa rocks. These guys are like,superstars. We need them in every town and city across this whole vast land. They are stopping the capitalists and promoting the people's interests.

#19 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-06-02 12:35 AM | Reply

"#1 and #2 The thread link is NBC, post #1 is a CBS link. The only people not buying are the ignorant Antifa wanna-be's here."

A former friend of Bartels who corresponded with him for several years before they had a falling out in May said Bartels never once mentioned antifa, some of whose adherents favor aggressive tactics.

The friend, a 17-year-old who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she feared online harassment, said Bartels was militant about veganism but otherwise espouses views that do not fall neatly along ideological lines. Another teenager who moved in the city's pop-punk scene with Bartels said Bartels loathed establishment forces, no matter their partisan makeup. But neither understood why Bartels would have smashed a police vehicle in broad daylight, as police accuse him of doing.


www.msn.com

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-02 06:47 AM | Reply

In footage that spread widely online, a man identified as Bartels, who faces charges of vandalism and rioting, wore a bandanna emblazoned with the symbol of the Animal Liberation Front, a leaderless international resistance movement that pushes for animal rights. In the footage, he raised his middle fingers to black protesters who begged him to stop. At Bartels's home in a Pittsburgh suburb, officers found spray paint and firearms, according to an arrest warrant reviewed by The Washington Post.

www.washingtonpost.com

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-02 06:52 AM | Reply

In footage that spread widely online, a man identified as Bartels, who faces charges of vandalism and rioting, wore a bandanna emblazoned with the symbol of the Animal Liberation Front, a leaderless international resistance movement that pushes for animal rights. In the footage, he raised his middle fingers to black protesters who begged him to stop. At Bartels's home in a Pittsburgh suburb, officers found spray paint and firearms, according to an arrest warrant reviewed by The Washington Post.

www.washingtonpost.com

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-02 06:52 AM | Reply

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