Most Antifa members around the US surprisingly had enough sense to ignore the Atlanta radicals’ call for a “Night of Rage” on Friday attacking police, after one of their own shot and injured a police officer in Georgia and was killed by the police (the FBI verified that the gun taken off of him was the one fired at the officer.) But there was violence over the weekend in Atlanta, with the leftist thugs attacking the Atlanta Police Foundation Building with fireworks and spray paint, smashing windows and vandalizing businesses, and setting fires, including burning two police vehicles.
As that report shows, it did not go well for them, as the police moved in and arrested them (this ain’t Seattle.) To give you an idea of the brain trust we’re dealing with, one was caught on video yelling “I can’t breathe!” as she was being walked to a police car with zip ties on her wrists. If she couldn’t breathe, it must’ve been because she was so dumb, she forgot how.
Speaking of dumb, you surely remember the infamous meme of a CNN reporter standing in front of a burning building during the BLM riots and assuring us it was a “mostly peaceful protest.” Well, the blinders-wearing press staged a return Saturday, with one local reporter insisting that the Atlanta arsonists and rioters were “largely peaceful…”
…And a CNN guest claiming that the only violence was instigated by the police.
Atlanta’s Mayor Andre Dickens may be a Democrat, but he wasn’t putting up with that. He thanked the police for “restoring order in a swift manner.” He said, “Make no mistake about it, these people meant harm to people and to property,” and “The city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will not, will not tolerate this and we continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction.”
Or as CNN would call that, “Mostly peaceful violence and property destruction.”
There was some other leftist violence in Boston, where one radical was arrested for spray-painting Antifa anti-cop slogans on a monument, and fellow protesters attacked police who arrested him. That arrestee turned out to be Jared “Riley” Dowell, the 23-year-old son of House Democratic Minority Whip Katherine Clark. Dowell apparently “identifies” as “non-binary,” although maybe not anymore since in Clark’s tweet about the arrest, she referred to him as her daughter.
I’m not going to assume that her mixing radical left politics into her parenting might have contributed to this, because sometimes kids go wrong no matter what parents do. But considering she’s on record as almost proudly talking about how her kids wake up with nightmares because they’ve been so terrified by climate change scare stories and think that a mass shooter might be about to attack them at any time, it does tend to suggest some poor parenting decisions.
Social media users also thought Clark’s tweet had more red flags than a Russian May Day parade.
One made a good point: If House Democrats are so worried about insurrectionists and domestic terrorists, then they should stop raising them.