Posted under Terrorism
Luckily for us, Occupiers are easily recognized from a distance by their oddball hairstyles.
Here’s part of the story, from US News:
Federal agents have arrested five people who were plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, Ohio, an incident not connected to the anniversary of former al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden’s death, officials say.
Douglas L. Wright, 26, Brandon L. Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, were arrested by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on April 30 on charges of conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials to damage physical property affecting interstate commerce. Also arrested were Connor C. Stevens, 20, and Joshua S. Stafford, 23.
But what’s a news story without context? Isn’t it significant that at least one of these anarchists was part of the Occupy movement, which has a history of violence? I think so, but hey, that’s me. Instead, the report only identifies the suspects as “anarchists.” Here’s a report on Brandon Baxter’s earlier run-in with the law. And here’s Baxter’s Facebook page.
If a Tea Party or other conservative activist had done anything remotely like this, the left side of the blogosphere would be screaming about it, and the mainstream media would be screaming along with them. Apparently, I’m the only blogger who knows the secret of Google.
UPDATE: It appears the other anarchists arrested with Baxter were also part of the Occupy Cleveland movement.