H/T Clash Daily.
It is past time for the DOJ to declare Antifa as a terrorist organization and treat them just like we would any terrorist.
He was armed, had a propane-tank bomb, and threw incendiary devices.
Will the left try to claim this guy was a ‘right-wing domestic terrorist’ too?
The dishonest hysteria the Dems have been whipping up over ICE has crossed a line… it’s now starting to cost lives.
We don’t just mean the lives of Americans who have a right to be here being killed by some who don’t — Angel moms are (sadly) not a new development.
We are now seeing violent criminal acts in the name of ‘the cause’. One domestic terrorist was killed… but it could have been much, much worse.
A protest outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma last year drew headlines when a 68-year-old man wrapped his arms around a police officer’s throat and shoulders in an apparent attempt to free another protester.
When police got the man into handcuffs, they found a collapsible baton and knife in his pocket, leading to criminal charges.
Early Saturday morning, that man, Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, returned to the Northwest Detention Center, the holding facility for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, this time armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, according to Tacoma police.
Police said Van Spronsen tossed lit objects at vehicles and buildings, causing one car fire, and unsuccessfully tried to ignite a propane tank.
Officers were called by an ICE employee who saw the rifle. Soon after they arrived, officers reported “shots fired,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, although it is unclear who fired first or if Van Spronsen fired at all. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office classified his death as a homicide.
…Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and anti-fascist, and she believes his attack on the detention center was intended to provoke a fatal conflict.
“He was ready to end it,” Bartley said. “I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs … I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.”
She and other friends of Van Spronsen got letters in the mail “just saying goodbye.” He also wrote what she referred to as a manifesto, which she declined to discuss in detail but predicted would be taken by authorities.
Source: Seattle Times
He was Antifa-affiliated, which is bad news for Antifa’s defenders in the PartisanPress (looking at you CNN) and makes Joe Biden’s Campaign launch video particularly awkward.
Is anyone else seeing a creepy parallel to radical jihadis with that ‘rest in power’ line?
Can we finally admit Antifa are terrorists and should be treated accordingly?
That wasn’t the only act of violence taken against ICE this weekend…
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Aurora on Friday evening to march to the ICE detention facility where illegal and undocumented immigrants are being housed. They also removed the U.S. flag, replaced it with a Mexican flag, and spray painted graffiti on a Blue Lives Matter flag before it was seen flying upside down on the flag pole.
…The protesters say they are demonstrating against the treatment of the people living inside. The Blue Lives Matter flag was vandalized with “Abolish ICE” in spray paint.
The original flags outside the ICE facility, including the U.S. flag and Colorado flag were placed on the flag poles after the crowd dispersed. The Mexican flag and spray painted Blue Lives Matter flag were removed.
Source: CBS Denver
Abolish ICE, eh?
Who has been driving this narrative and whipping it up into a frenzy?
Oh, THAT’s right…