Local Antifa leader: ‘I fight what’s wrong and I know I’m winning’

Most people “in the know” reveal that Dirty Daryle’s turncoat and snitch is none other than Keith Carney. Keith Carney is alleged to have numerous mental disorders including Tourette’s and some that knew him claim he has been ratting on WN for many years. Those that know Keith Carney describe him as someone who goes from genre to genre, heavy metal to punk to skinhead back to punk rocker and back to being a self-described heavy metal superstar, never fully capable of sticking to any one image he’s trying to sell. People who were close to him also indicate instability and cowardice.

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Keith Carney ready for Halloween? Sadly, this is how he dressed.

 

Daryle Lamont Jenkins

Daryle Lamont Jenkins has made a name for himself ‘doxxing’ white supremacists through his ‘One People’s Project’ effort.

By Brian Hickey

To many white supremacists, Daryle Lamont Jenkins is Public Enemy No. 1.

That’s because the 48-year-old New Jersey native with substantial ties to Philadelphia has made it his life-calling to confront them through the One People’s Project.

Through that 17-year-old effort – which operates under the “Hate Has Consequences” mantra – Jenkins has time and again put white supremacists of all varieties on blast by making their identities known publicly.

It’s gotten to the point where people hide their faces when they see Jenkins (and his camera) on the scene.

Jenkins is far from an unknown quantity. He’s been profiled on WiredThe Daily BeastThe Fifth Column and in the Los Angeles Times. He’s also appeared in a Rachel Maddow Show segment that started with footage of him in a face-to-face confrontation with the late Andrew Breitbart.

When he met up with PhillyVoice at a Bridesburg pub on Tuesday, he was armed with a depth of confidence that belies an expertise not only in his educated narrative, but a belief that he’s on the right side of history.

“My agenda is fighting what’s wrong,” he said. “I know I’m winning.”

The focus of the interview – it lasted more than an hour in a watering hole where he was noticeably the only person of color – wasn’t exclusively about his path to a level of notoriety that’s arguably never been more important than it is today.

“As far as Philly’s concerned, we’re good. We were able to chase out the Nazis. But we gotta stay good.” – Daryle Lamont Jenkins

Rather, he spoke about a nation’s precarious times, what drives him to continue these efforts, his experiences at last Saturday’s Trump march/counter-protest dust-up (including a single moment he regretted) and how he and his supporters are on a path toward inevitable victory.

“My job is always going to be to look for the bona fide fascists,” said Jenkins, who is part of the Antifa movement but doesn’t wear a mask because his recognizable frame renders moot any attempt to conceal his identity. “They know who I am. Once you get to the point where they’re writing songs about you – a group called AC Skins wrote a song called ‘Dirty Daryle’ – you don’t hide.”

INSIDE SATURDAY’S COUNTER-PROTEST

On Saturday, he got to Independence Mall early – before people on both sides put their masks on.

“I went around with my little cameraphone and videotaped everybody,” he said. “One of the advantages we had was that we knew who they were going to be and what they were going to look like because they were bragging about it online.”

That included both someone he’s come to know as a “neofascist” who posed for photos with a black-conservative speaker that day, another march attendee who said “I think free speech is overrated” and “a guy wearing an anti-Antifa shirt (who) started masking up when I hassled him a little bit.”

True to his modus operandi – uncovering the backgrounds of those he’s deemed to be white supremacists and neo-fascists – Jenkins later learned that that “coward” was a graduate student at Penn State University.

OPP proudly shares those identities online in a “doxxing” action that’s sometimes frowned upon by outsiders. (That grad student’s name will appear in the story Jenkins said he’s currently writing about the protests).

He noted that he thought some marchers came prepared to brawl.

“They were ready to fight people. ‘Mr. Free Speech is Overrated’ was wearing those lead-lined gloves,” he said. “People gotta stop acting like Antifa’s the only ones running around looking for trouble. It started with them as we saw during the campaign, punching people at protests with (Donald) Trump egging them on. Now that they’re on this kick where they’re going to have pro-Trump rallies, it’s only going to get crazier.”

Jenkins has seen a shift in his foes’ confidence since November. And he rues the lack of Democratic Party pushback.

“Once he became president, all bets were off,” he said. “We saw the Nazis coming out of the woodwork to begin with, but when Trump actually got into the White House, that’s when everything said, ‘OK, we’re on top. We are in charge.’ The rest of us said, ‘OK, no you are not. Our grandfathers fought you in World War II. You are not supposed to come back. So, how do we stop you?’”

He said he wonders whether those he targets are intent on tearing the very notion of a country down in a push away from national control. That puts them in direct odds with Americans who want to raise families in a stable environment.

In that dichotomy, Jenkins takes a modicum of comfort in the fact that “D.C. doesn’t like to be effed with,” meaning the establishment will push back against Trump as it did when the administration tried to bully Republican legislators into backing the health care reform bill.

As for why he launched the OPP effort in 2000, he said he sensed a societal shift even then. The Internet – which enables a level of information-sharing like none before it – helped substantially.

“No one likes to talk about racism, which means no one’s going to talk about the people who are responsible for racism, and they’re most certainly not going to be honest about it,” he explained.

With the Internet, he continued, “I could put all the information out there and let people take it all in. It keeps me away from doing propaganda because I don’t have to lie. I just have to put the story out there and people can judge for themselves.”

PROBLEMS IN PHILLY

I asked Jenkins to zero in on the issue, and prevalence, of white supremacy in and around Philadelphia.

“Let me explain it to you like this: I’m from Jersey and there wasn’t much going on in Jersey. I had to go to where the work was. So, I went to Philly (in 2005),” said Jenkins, who gathered intelligence in part by going to court when alleged members were facing charges, or scoping out ‘Leif Erickson Day’ rallies. “When I first came here, there was a lot going on with the Keystone State Skinheads.

“There were bricks thrown through my windows, which was ironic because my landlord was one of their lawyers. The funny thing is that person is no longer involved with KSS, so we’re at that ‘drunk, I love you, man’ phase of our relationship now.”

He said that presence has somewhat shifted out of Philadelphia in his time here. When the couple that owned a Tacony home that doubled as the group’s “clubhouse” moved out to Harrisburg – after an OPP rally in that Northeast Philly neighborhood – many local members followed their suburban move.

“KSS’s presence over the past several years has died down significantly,” he said. “There’s still members of KSS living in the city, but their activities are outside of it. The flipside of that is now we’ve got the so-called Alt-Right here and that’s what we’re dealing with now.”

“We got a nice little bumper crop of Nazis that we have to deal with thanks to the Trump rally.” – Jenkins

He explained how that manifested itself on a Saturday when he sensed the opposition’s presence at a rally not wholly populated by them.

“This weekend, we got a nice little bumper crop of Nazis that we have to deal with thanks to the Trump rally,” he said. “Even if we didn’t have the intel on the folks we were looking for Saturday, I’d have been able to pick them out. I would know by the things they were saying, the way they held themselves, mannerisms, certain terms you hear in the white-supremacist movement.

“I did a little faux pas when I was marching with the Antifa crowd. One guy on the side of the march, screaming ‘You guys are commies!’ was wearing a Pepe le Frog tie so I just reached over and grabbed it.”

When I asked where everything goes from here, Jenkins offered a bold statement.

“The Alt-Right isn’t long for this world,” he said, noting that younger members realize the difficulty of passing background checks with OPP disseminating word of their involvement. “They’re gonna be looking for a job and (employers) will say, ‘Oh, you were one of these characters? We’re going to go in another direction.’”

He rued the fact that he wasn’t familiar with the name James Harris Jackson before he traveled to New York City and murdered 66-year-old Timothy Caughman with a sword on a mission to kill African Americans. He noted the sheer frustration of the victim’s criminal record being made public, but not his killer’s hate-group affiliation.

“If there’s any kind of worry, it’s that they lash out like that now,” he said. “We have to maintain some vigilance against it. We can keep it from happening, but if it doesn’t, folks on our side are prepared to dance. That’s what Antifa does.”

‘THIS IS DANGEROUS WORK’

Jenkins is willing to delete doxxing posts if the subjects can prove they’re no longer part of that movement, and has done so on numerous occasions.

“It takes time,” he explained, noting that the action is supposed to make their lives uncomfortable in the first place. “We just gotta know for sure that you’re not part of it anymore, that you’ve had a sincere change of heart. It takes a lot to want to call me anyway.

“We have an open line, but understand I gotta do what I gotta do. Everybody’s human. Everybody’s out there trying to figure out how to get through life. I understand that. But that’s not gonna matter much if you’re hurting somebody.”

His targets are intimidated, he says.

“They’re scared because they know what’s going to happen whenever I put their information out there,” he said, but there is a caveat. “Somebody asked me who is the most dangerous fascist I can think of. I said, ‘The one I don’t know. The ones whose names we don’t know; whose faces we don’t know.’ They’re doing some damage now. So long as that’s the case, they are always going to be a threat, which is why One People’s Project does what it does.”

Sure, there’s a constant fear in the back of his mind that the bad guys will track him down and seek retribution.

“They’re some very dangerous people,” he said. “This is dangerous work and not something that everybody can do.”

I asked if he’s optimistic that his side can win a battle that’s taken a lot out of him personally.

“I have to be. What’s the sense of fighting if you’re not?” he instantly responded. “If we’re going to maintain our society, we gotta keep the propagandists and hatemongers from getting any kind of leg up on us. We have to be vigilant against them. The only way you can do that is with information and, more often than not, we provide that information.

“As far as Philly’s concerned, we’re good,” he added. “We were able to chase out the Nazis. But, we gotta stay good. We gotta keep on ’em. We did good work on Saturday.”

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JT Brown, hockey “player” disrespects all of hockey

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Jpy61Tu.gifJT Brown, a nobody player from the Tampa Bay Lightning (There are really 2 teams in Florida?) that like the untalented (and out of work) Colin Kaepernick of the NFL, only resorts to using their race because unlike some of the other Black players, he sucks. I hope every player on every other team takes an extra shot at him, but that might be difficult because he has only played one game and had 0 shots in his measly 6:06 minutes of ice time. Instead of holding up the “Black Power” fist sign, he might be better suited learning how to dunk a basketball or bringing the water and towels to the talented players.

Mozilla gave $100,000 to secure email platform harnessed by Antifa groups

Mozilla has awarded $100,000 to RiseUp, a secure communication platform widely used by anti-fascist groups.

The open source group, creator of the popular Firefox browser, said that the award “will advance a free and healthy Internet.” In a blog post earlier this month, Mozilla described RiseUp as “a coordination platform used by activists across the political spectrum, to improve the security of their email service.”

RiseUp is a tech collective devoted to the creation of a free society based on principles such as democracy, equality, diversity, ecology and security, according to its website. “Riseup provides online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change,” its website says. “We are a project to create democratic alternatives and practice self-determination by controlling our own secure means of communication.”

The RiseUp email platform is used by a host of anti-fascist groups, both in the U.S. and overseas.

Mozilla was thrust into the spotlight in 2014 when its CEO Brendan Eich was forced out over his opposition to gay marriage, an incident that prompted some observers to label Eich a ‘free speech’ martyr.

In addition to its recent $100,000 award to RiseUp, Mozilla also gave $194,000 to Ushahidi, an open source software platform for crowdsourcing, monitoring, and responding to reports from people caught up in political turmoil or suffering governmental or vigilante abuse.

Mozilla awarded a total of over $500,000 over the past six months to various open source projects as part of its Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program.

“Riseup is a provider of internet communications services, just like Google and Facebook, except that we focus on the security and privacy of users,” explained a spokesman for RiseUp, in a statement emailed to Fox News. “Although we do not control user content, as an organization, we strongly oppose fascism and racism, in all its forms.”

“The money will be exclusively used for open source software development designed to allow anyone to run a secure email service,” the spokesman added. “With the continued rise in frequency of cyberattacks and data breaches, efforts to build more secure email are urgently needed.”

Philly ANTIFA member Lisa Joy Simon

Lisa Simon, 23, is charged with aggravated assault, illegally taunting a police animal, prohibited offensive weapons, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction administrative law.

 

Last Known Home Address:
909 S 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 64in
Weight: 120lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Bald

On 6/10/17 1132 hours, Harrisburg Police were assisting with the Act For America Rally on the Capital steps of N 3rd & State Streets.  During this Rally part of the protestors moved from the capital steps north bound on N 3rd Street throughout the midtown area.  Multiple mounted PSP Troopers and Harrisburg Police were assisting with moving a large crowd from blocking the 1200 BLK of N 6th Street towards the sidewalk.

A PSP Corporal and his partner, horse Sampson, were attempting to move the crowd when the defendant, Lisa Simon , used a flag pole with a silver nail at the top of the pole to strike horse Sampson in the side of the neck.  Simon did this while obstructing the troopers from performing their duties to move the crowd onto the sidewalk.

Simon resisted Harrisburg Police officers from effecting a lawful arrest.  Both the PSP Corporal and horse Sampson were able to continue working with minimal injury.

A warrant is being requested for the following charges:  Aggravated Assault to Police, Taunting Police Animals, Prohibited Offensive Weapons, Obstruction to Law Enforcement Function, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct

Case Number:

17-0610-033-001

Arrest Date:

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lisa Joy Simon being arrested

Terrorist groups including ANTIFA prepare to “disrupt” police event

I’m not sure when the law enforcement agencies will stop following their puppet masters’ orders and put an end to the chaos and violence Communist groups like Antifa are premeditating, but I do know that as long as the media is silent and the cowards are allowed to wear masks and damage property and attack innocent people, eventually a much stronger force from the right will show up to one of their events and put an end to them once and for all. Veteran groups, active military, current and former law enforcement or even biker groups need to make a stand. Enough is enough!

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Numerous ANTIFA and other terrorists are currently planning to “disrupt” the International Association of Chiefs of Police which will be taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 21 – 24, 2017. This is ironic as the media and law enforcement have protected them for many years and without police protection, they’d have never been able to leave their keyboards:

Confront the IACP in Philadelphia this October

This October, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will hold their annual conference in Philadelphia. This is a call for an ambitious mobilization to directly disrupt the conference, to publicly spread an explicitly anti-police position, and to attempt to open up space that is hostile to state control. We hope to do so using both coordinated and decentralized, autonomous actions in the area immediately surrounding the conference in Center City and throughout Philly.

The IACP brings together law enforcement agencies from throughout the world to “advance the science and art of police services” through international coordination, training, and policy work. Their 2017 conference will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with four days of workshops, an exhibition hall with corporate vendors, and a number of secondary events at other locations. Also, a “general assembly.”

This call for opposition comes from the perspective that policing is inherently a colonial, white supremacist project. From their inception, the police have had as their primary function the maintenance of a social order based on violent domination along lines of race, gender, class & ability; from slave patrols to strike-breakers and from vice squads to gang units. Opposition to the IACP presents a unique opportunity to advance a position that is absolutely against all policing, as a large part of the organization’s agenda mirrors that of those who would reform the institution. Body cameras, diversity in hiring, “trust and accountability,” and above all, “community policing” are all central themes of the conference and to recommendations for “21st Century Policing.”

As the Trump administration (universally endorsed by law enforcement unions during the election) bombastically seeks to reinvigorate the militarization of police, it is a crucial time to aggressively put forward an analysis that recognizes militarization and community policing not as divergent, but as complementary parts of a coherent strategy of domination.

Meanwhile, the hundreds of participating agencies and workshops starkly demonstrate the severe intersectionality of the violence the police have always carried out. Interlocking movements for black liberation, indigenous struggle against colonization, sex workers’ self-determination, resistance to ableist police violence, radical political movements resisting repression, queer rebellion, global anti-imperialism, migrant and refugee justice and no borders movements, housing justice, environmental struggles, and more, all have a stake in opposing the strategies and tactics that will be promoted at this conference.

The IACP conference puts on display what we know from our daily participation in diverse forms of resistance: that every struggle is a struggle against the police.

While all the departments involved have histories of (and foundations in) violence, many have also seen fierce resistance to that violence in the recent past. Participating departments from Albuquerque, Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, the Bay Area, and more have seen rebellions against them in the last several years. We hope to use this opportunity to build connections with those who carry these memories of antagonism towards the police and contribute to lived experiences of uncontrollable revolt.

A complete list of presenters, vendors, and workshops is available on the conference website, http://www.theiacpconference.org, but here is a small sampling of some notable participants:

• Peter Newsham, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (who gave orders to kettle protestors on J20)

• Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (speaking on their experience sending officers to repress resistance at Standing Rock)

• Robert Metzger, Chief of Pasco (WA) Police Dept. (presenting “Public Trust After a Police Use of Deadly Force Incident,” based on lessons on maintaining stability after the police murder of Antonio Zambrano-Montes)

• Local departments from Philadelphia, New York, Albuquerque, Seattle, New Orleans, Edmonton, Chicago, Las Vegas, El Salvador, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Tempe, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Dubai, Portland, OR, San Diego, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Vancouver, Australia, Raleigh, NC, Dallas, and many more.

• Federal agencies, including FBI, Border Patrol, ATF and USCIS.

Expect more information and specific calls soon. In the meantime, save the date, make plans, study some maps, learn the terrain and spread the word throughout the region and beyond. Here are some more detailed resources to get started:

Outreach Zine for Reading // Outreach Zine for Printing

Workshop Descriptions and Schedule // Conference Hotel Map // Special Event Schedule

Against White Supremacy // Against the Police

For a world without cops, prisons, or borders.

Netanyahu’s son posts classic anti-Semitic meme, drawing praise from neo-Nazis

JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders and political commentators reacted with anger and bewilderment Sunday after Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, posted a classic anti-Semitic meme on his Facebook page.

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Neo-Nazi groups in the United States and Holocaust denier David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, liked the post, however.

“Yair Netanyahu is a total bro,” wrote Andrew Anglin in the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer. “Next he’s going to call for gassings.”

Duke tweeted about it: “Welcome to the club, Yair — absolutely amazing, wow, just wow.” — David Duke

The image posted over the weekend by the younger Netanyahu, who goes by the name “Yair Hun” on Facebook, appears to be a local take on a classic anti-Semitic meme suggesting that Jews control the United States. It has appeared widely on extreme alt-right websites.

In this instance, it depicts his father’s perceived foes: American Jewish billionaire philanthropist and investor George Soros, outspoken former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak, activist Eldad Yaniv, and Meni Naftali, a former housekeeper for the Netanyahus who successfully sued them for mistreatment.

Netanyahu captioned the meme “the food chain.”

It is not clear who created the caricature, but many in Israel condemned it and expressed shock that the prime minister’s son would share such an image.

Barak suggested he should see a psychiatrist.

“Is this what the kid hears at home?” he wrote on Twitter. “Is it genetics, or a spontaneous mental illness? It doesn’t matter. In any case, we should fund his psychiatrist instead of security guards and a driver.”

Netanyahu responded to Barak by telling him to get a geriatric nurse: “I hope Ehud Barach [a play on words meaning ‘Ehud ran away’] didn’t tweet about me from his seat in Boston (between one shady deal or another) while drunk on whiskey (as I well recall). Time to get a geriatric nurse, Ehud.”

He also responded to an article about his post in the left-leaning newspaper Haaretz, calling the publication anti-Semitic.

“It’s a particularly sad day for Israel when a caricature endorsed by the head of the KKK emerges from the home of the prime minister of the Jewish state,” wrote recently elected Labor leader Avi Gabbay on Twitter.

“Every Jew should feel a sense of shame that a Der Stürmer-style cartoon has come out of the Israeli Prime Minister’s residence and was embraced by one of the great anti-Semites. Erase, apologize and condemn!” wrote Opposition Chairman Isaac Herzog on Twitter.

“This post was not put up by mistake, this is in keeping with the views of his father,” activist Eldad Yaniv told The Washington Post. “He wants to set Israeli society on fire, pitching people against each other, so he can hide the suspicions that are against him.”

On Twitter, Yaniv shared the image posted by Yair Netanyahu together with the original, which he called the inspiration behind a post from “the son of the prime minister of the Jewish people.”

Yaniv, together with former housekeeper Naftali, have been leading weekly protests against the prime minister and the attorney general over what they see as a failure to issue indictments against Netanyahu in at least two cases of alleged corruption.

Three weeks ago, the two men were violently arrested and held overnight by police for Facebook posts calling on the public to join them. Last week, in a speech to his supporters, Netanyahu publically attacked the two men, calling them anarchists and criminals.

On Friday, Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was informed by the attorney general that she will likely face charges for excessive spending, ordering — against protocol — ready-made food and hiring private chefs to the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

Writing in the daily Yediot Aharonot, commentator Ben Dror Yemini said this post indicated the prime minister and his family were panicking.

“If that wasn’t clear then along came this cartoon to demonstrate that something bad, very bad, is happening in the [prime minister’s] residence on Balfour Street. When an anti-Semitic cartoon gets posted there, that is no longer just the problem of the people who reside in the residence. It is the State of Israel’s problem,” he wrote.

Last month, at the time of the neo Nazi march in Charlottesville, Yair Netanyahu also caused controversy by equating neo-Nazis with activists from far-left anti-fascist groups known as “antifa.”

“I’m a Jew, I’m an Israeli, the neo nazi scums in Virginia hate me and my country. But they belong to the past. Their breed is dying out,” the 26-year-old wrote on Facebook. “However the thugs of Antifa and BLM who hate my country (and America too in my view) just as much are getting stronger and stronger and becoming super dominant in American universities and public life.”

How to quickly end Antifa

  1. Enforce (and add to states that have yet to pass legislation banning it) the Anti-mask laws. Antifa and other Communist groups are cowards and do not have the courage to assemble and attack law-abiding citizens without covering up their faces. If you remove their ability to hide, you will take their ranks to nothing almost instantly.
  2. Use probable cause to search their backpacks, their “storage chests” for weapons. Antifa members attack in groups, using very old “Black Bloc” tactics. Once you take away their ability to conceal their faces, strip them of their weapons.
  3. Just as “right-wing” websites such as Stormfront and The Daily Stormer have had their domains seized (without any legal procedure), it’s time for the Department Of Justice to act against the very real criminal network of violent left-wing servers and websites. It is their life line and even if law enforcement uses the RICO ACT, there is very real legal precedence to seize the servers used by Antifa and other leftist terrorist organizations.
  4. Law enforcement “stand downs” must be investigated. Before and during dozens and dozens of Antifa and Black Lives Matters attacks on law abiding citizens with legal permits to assemble, police and other law enforcement have followed “stand down” orders and simply walked away. This is the sole cause of every single injury and death. I do not believe for a second any law enforcement officer with a conscience would believe that turning their backs and walking away while a horde of masked terrorists attacks citizens makes sense. It’s time to follow the trail up to the “powers that be” that are ordering these “stand downs.”

Antifa are the product of a decade+ of not acting or enforcing the laws. Antifa are a terrorist organization that are NOT an anti fascist group as they sometimes claim, they are a Communist / Anarchist group whose only goal is to cause as much chaos and destruction as possible. They are anti-police, anti-government, anti-business and anti just about anything American or productive. It’s time that these terrorists are unmasked, removed of their weapons and exposed and prosecuted as the terrorists they are.

Trump says recent antifa violence justifies his condemnation of both sides in Charlottesville

President Trump on Thursday condemned the violence by the anti-fascist protest movement known as “antifa,” saying their tactics around the country have proved him right for denouncing bad actors on both sides of the racially charged clashes with white supremacists in Charlottesville last month.

Trump said he explained his views on antifa to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) during their private meeting at the White House a day earlier. Scott had expressed disgust with Trump’s handling of the Charlottesville aftermath.

“We had a great talk yesterday,” Trump said, during an on-record discussion with reporters on Air Force One en route to Washington after a trip to view hurricane-relief efforts in Naples, Fla. “I think, especially in light of the advent of antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that’s what I said.”

The president added that “because of what’s happened since then with antifa, when you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying, and people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump may have a point.’ I said there’s some very bad people on the other side also.”

Trump faced widespread political backlash after he waited two days to specifically condemn the hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, that organized the Unite the Right rally. Violent clashes on the streets culminated in the death of a woman who was killed when a man participating in the rally plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters.

Even after denouncing the hate groups by name, Trump within days mounted a defense of his initial response, asserting there were “very fine people” among the marchers and suggesting both sides were to blame for the violence.

Trump said Scott presented legislation he was working on to help create jobs and put people to work, which Trump said he supported. Asked whether the senator had pressed him to add high-ranking African Americans to his White House staff and administration, Trump said: “We did talk about that, yeah. It’s something I do, and I certainly would continue to do. We talked about that. I told him I would do it, and he knows we’ve already done it. But I told him, and I told him very strongly, I like that.”

The president was not specific about whom he might hire or when or for what positions.

GOP legislator jokes about Antifa getting raped in prison

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Pat Garofalo thinks Portland’s Antifa protesters deserve time with “Bubba in Appalachia.” KOIN 6/Youtube

Pat Garofalo is no fan of Antifa.

That’s to be expected. Garofalo is a seven-term Republican legislator in the Minnesota House, representing the Farmington area. As a House veteran, Garofalo leads House GOP policy on “job growth and energy affordability” matters, where he’s been an outspoken proponent of new and improved oil pipelines, among other conservative ideas.

Antifa, if you’ve somehow missed it, is the loosely organized — but seemingly growing in influence — leftist group that shows up itching for a fight whenever a right-wing protest is held. It was Antifa that led the counter-protest a month ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.

So, yeah. Garofalo and Antifa are generally going to mix as well as North Dakota crude oil and unfluoridated water.

Despite that, usually the boundaries of civil discourse prohibit the speaker from advocating for his political opposite to be imprisoned and sexually assaulted — particularly when it’s the elected official shouting at the rabble in the street, rather than the other way around. Perhaps those days are gone.

On Sunday, Antifa protesters in Portland rallied against members of “Patriot Prayer,” a traveling pro-Trump conservative group which staged a demonstration in the city that day. Some Antifa members also clashed with Portland police, who informed the public via Twitter that participants were “throwing irritant smoke and projectiles at police.”

A few hours after that report, Garofalo — now approaching his 13th year in the Leigslature — crafted a response to this information.

There seems to be only one way of reading this: Garofalo wants the Antifa protesters throwing stuff to be raped in jail, specifically by a man from a mountainous and historically underdeveloped region of the American southeast.

Other people on Twitter latched on to this pretty quickly. You can see the many responses Garofalo’s tweet inspired here. Garofalo, in turn, responded to one of them, seeking to deny the obvious.

Got it. So, if the guy in Garofalo’s initial tweet was not going to rape — or in some other way brutalize — these people who are locked up “without bail”… what is it we should imagine “Bubba” doing? Converting his fellow inmates to conservative Christianity?  Educating his new left-wing friends about the need to respect the authority of the rule of law in a lecture imbued with the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and Edmund Burke?  Teaching them how to coal mine?

This isn’t the first time Garofalo’s quick Twitter trigger has inspired controversy. In 2014, Garofalo joked that if the National Basketball Association folded, it would have limited impact on people’s lives, with the “possible exception of [an] increase in streetcrime.”

Garofalo first defended that tweet, then later “sincerely apologized” for it in a lengthy statement, which included this line: “In the last 24 hours, I’ve had the opportunity to re-learn one of life’s lessons: whenever any of us are offering opinions, it is best to refer to people as individuals as opposed to groups.”

It’s been about 36 hours since Garofalo’s anti-Antifa tweet. Has that been enough time to learn or “re-learn” any lessons? Maybe about how not all people who hate fascists are criminals? How not all guys from coal country are named “Bubba,” and sexual deviants?

How, in America, we sentence people to incarceration, not physical violation?

Or simply: When to logout of Twitter, put your phone down, and just be quiet?

It’s time to bring Antifa and BLM protesters under control

The last week was just another week in Jim Kenney’s New Philadelphia. We saw vandals attacking the Rizzo statue and mural. This action included a Philadelphia public school teacher arrested, charged with making terroristic threats against the police. Black Lives Matter crossed another line when it used bullhorns to stage a profanity-laced protest on the block of Philadelphia Police Officer Ryan Pow, who is being investigated in the shooting death of David Jones.

However, news about Philadelphia Antifa achieved national prominence when Ian Miles Cheong, writing at the Daily Caller, reported that an armed Antifa group is rolling out a new cell in Philadelphia. He says that on their website, their “Political Foundation” page has several alarming points, including the “Abolition of Gender,” and the “Expropriation and the Cooperative Economy.”

He observes, “The latter calls on members to ‘expropriate’ or ‘take away’ goods, lands, and tools to ‘begin the revolutionary process.’ ” Expropriation is another way of saying “seize” or “steal.” I think these news releases capture the heart of what Antifa is all about in Philadelphia and across the country. It is not just a force opposing Nazi losers at places like Charlottesville, Va. Its members are masked shock troops who routinely try to shut down speech and ideas that they despise. They are not heroes fighting the forces of evil. They are people romanticizing anarchy, destruction of property, and shutting down free speech.

I think that the actions of Antifa and Black Lives Matter are starting to foment more and more awareness and pressure to unite against these out-of-control groups. In the wake of Black Lives Matter’s illegal protest at the home of a Philadelphia police officer, Thursday at 6 p.m., the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police is holding an emergency rally at FOP headquarters at 11630 Caroline Road in Northeast Philadelphia. FOP president John McNesby said, “This is due to the events of last night in which urban terrorists showed up at an officer’s residence. These anarchists could threaten the officer, his family and an entire city neighborhood.”

This new BLM tactic also triggered a blistering response from Pennsylvania Rep. Martina White, who is the sponsor of House Bill 27, which would delay releasing the names of officers involved in shootings until 30 days have passed. This latest BLM tactic served to heat up the need to get her bill passed. Her news release said, “It is shocking to me that Police Commissioner Richard Ross and Mayor Jim Kenney allowed this illegal occupation to go on for hours without taking any action to enforce the law, and I question whether the police department has been ordered to stand down when it comes to addressing this Black Lives Matter action.”

This is exactly right. I believe there is a standing order to allow BLM to disrupt any event they choose for an extended time in Philadelphia. I witnessed this firsthand, and I wrote about BLM blocking traffic at 4th and Market to get news coverage from Fox 29.  During this illegal protest, BLM protesters surrounded a new arrival to Philadelphia and held her captive in her vehicle for over 90 minutes. Police on the scene did nothing to free her. The woman who told me before this incident she was a proponent for equal rights for all has since become an engaged person pushing back against the tactics of groups such as BLM.

It’s time to turn up the heat on public officials to demand an end to Philadelphia as a haven for those who are allowed to believe that their First Amendment rights mean they can shut down yours. A good place to start is your vote in the upcoming district attorney’s race. Larry Krasner, the Democratic candidate, is a major defender of BLM and someone who is not a supporter of law enforcement. Beth Grossman, the Republican candidate, will be a much surer choice to restore the rule of law for everyone in Philadelphia.

When you see Antifa and Black Lives Matter in the local news, think of what it was like for the police who bravely and efficiently must protect them and all Philadelphians expressing themselves. Remember, Blue Lives Matter, too.

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