AG Barr wants antifa leaders arrested.

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      HassleCat
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      I guess he’s suggesting local authorities arrest them on whatever charges they can find, and the feds will ride in and help find reasons to keep them in custody, prosecute them, etc. I doubt much will come of it. Most local and state prosecutors would think twice before phonying up charges and then counting on Barr to back them up. Assuming they can identify these “antifa leaders” in the first place.

      https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/30/william-barr-george-floyd-protests-290792

    • #321478
      jerry611
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      Well the FBI has the ability to track down people on the internet that are actively organizing riots. That’s not hard to do. I’d be surprised if they haven’t already put several social media accounts under surveillance. But taking them down that can be a slow process that will take place over the weeks ahead. It could involve court orders, warrants, etc..

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      Punxsutawney
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      Wanting to arrest those protesting against him. Whoever the leaders of Antifa may be, and assuming they have committed crimes, which is a big assumption in my opinion, what they have done can only be an infinitesimal fraction of the crap he’s responsible for. F Him!

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie

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      mrdmk
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      Remember the file sharing program called Napster. It was easy enough to find the people who wrote the program. In court the programmers were told to shutdown the website to stop people from sharing music. When the programmers told the court the Website was shutdown, the court asked, ‘How are people still sharing the music?’ The answer was, ‘because the program does not need the Website to run, it is decentralized!’

      To me, Antifa is more like an idea, a cause, anybody who is fed-up with an obvious injustice. Sure people talk to one another, but there is no organization, it is a reaction. Antifa does not show-up to a like people demonstrating against an oil pipeline. Antifa shows up when you have a right wing group protesting, or better yet, when a right wing  is going to counter-protest against a left wing protest like in Charlotte.

      Now the FBI knows this, other law enforcement knows this, the Trump Administration knows this. Does the American Public know this, well, some maybe. It is news junkies, historians and others in the know who know the history of Antifa starting in the 1920’s. So the Trump Administration, in awe of their own bluster are putting this out like it is a big solution. It is a smoke screen, a red herring, a bad joke on jane and joe US citizen.

      Below is a link to a thread on the same subject:

      https://jackpineradicals.com/boards/topic/trump-announces-us-to-designate-antifa-as-terrorist-organization-following-violent-protests/

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

    • #321513
      Scott Crowder
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      Or you support it.  Trump and Barr support it.  Antifa is all Americans.

      #BernieOrVest

    • #321520
      Voltairine
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      Who are those, Barr? What kind of leaders you think loose network of anarchists have? 😀

      Aloha!

    • #321531
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Isn’t “Antifa leader” an oxymoron?

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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    • #321573
      Hobbit709
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      and thrown in a hole so deep they’ll have to send his food down in pressurized containers.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #321588
      ravensong
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      folks who struggle against fascism arrested.

      Barr and Trump are Nazis.  Therefore, they want their enemies, all who peacefully struggle against anti-American authoritarian fascist dictatorship, arrested.

      Same shit, different day. Nazis do what Nazis do, and what Nazis do is never good for children anywhere.

      “A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington

      The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
      ~ Unknown

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