An man who brought an AR-15 style rifle to a George Floyd protest in Lubbock, Texas allegedly threatened to shoot “MAGA Instigators.”
The Justice Department is charging 25-year old Emmanuel Quinones with communicating interstate threats. Quinones had brought the rifle, a Smith and Wesson .223(falsely reported as an automatic rifle) to a Floyd protest, and was arrested when some protestors became concerned that he was brandishing it in a threatening manner. The event was caught on video, and some had assumed that Quinones is a right-winger opposed to the protestors.
This just happened in Lubbock at our protest rally! Someone showed up with an automatic weapon. @LubbockPolice came in a helped take him down. #Lubbock #Texas #blm #BlackLivesMatter #rally #maga pic.twitter.com/cy7sfBA4Ty
— Mark Wilson (@themawilson) May 31, 2020
Quinones initially declined to drop his weapon in response to police commands, and only did so when a police officer drew his weapon. The 25-year old man claimed that “this is a revolution” and that “President Trump must die” after a protestor tackled him.
The Justice Department charge filing makes it clear Quinones is anything but. The Texas man had posted on Facebook about obtaining gun parts in order to “to off racists and MAGA people,” and admitting during an FBI investigation to making the posts, claiming that they were made in order to “intimidate President Trump and ‘MAGA instigators.'”
The FBI alleges that Quinones confessed to attending the protest in order to shoot potential MAGA instigators who showed up at the protest. He apparently believes that the law enforcement presence at the event would’ve been insufficient to deter supposed right-wing terrorists who would’ve sought to harm the George Floyd protestors.
Quinones made his initial court appearance on Tuesday in federal court. He could face a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison.
Minnesota Governor Asking President Trump to Declare Riots a Federal Disaster In Hope of Receiving Bailout Funds
Weren’t they peaceful protestors?
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is requesting that President Donald Trump declare the recent rounds of race riots in Minneapolis a federal emergency, so that the state may access federal bailout funds intended for communities affected by disasters.
Governor Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey largely stood by idly as race rioters destroyed and damaged more than 700 buildings in the riots, which occurred after the controversial death of George Floyd during a questionable arrest at the hands of the Minneapolis police department. The property damage from the widespread riots is estimated to range in the tens of millions, and Frey is already pushing a federal bailout to repair the damages enabled by his unwillingness to prevent criminality and support of the rioters’ “message.”
Governor Walz referenced the victims of the riots in a statement requesting the bailout, callously ignoring that the victims of the riots were not only victimized by criminal riots, but simply ignored in their hour of need by state and local officials unwilling to confront left-wing criminality in the name of “justice.”
“We’re asking our federal partners to step up and help our communities recover,” demanded Governor Walz. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.”
The Governor’s estimate of property damage from the riots is considerably greater than what the mayor estimated, claiming that combined damages from the destruction could cost as much as $500 million.
In the new world of unabated criminality and violent destruction from vicious gangs in Democrat-controlled cities, Democrat officials will always be prepared to come cup in hand to American taxpayers with hopes of funding the repairs of the rioting that they enabled, allowed, and perhaps even tacitly supported. No responsibility or integrity.
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