They went to jail.
Finally, a little justice story, three men who were members of a Michigan militia were sentenced to at least 7 to 12 years in prison for their part in a plot to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
The three men, Paul Berard, 24, Joseph Morrison, 28, and Pete Musico, 45, were found to have provided material support for the terrorist act and were part of a gang involved in the Michigan governor’s kidnapping plot members, and are involved in gun crimes.
The FBI arrested 13 suspects on October 8, 2020. They are believed to have orchestrated a domestic terror plot to kidnap the Democratic governor and overthrow the Michigan government.
They were convicted in October.
detroit news Reported on Thursday: “The jury ruled that the three men, all members of the Wolverine Watch militia who aided conspiracy leaders Adam Fox and Barry Croft, were found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap and Conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in federal investigation. Court. Prosecutors say the men were early joiners and founders of Wolverine Watch, the group that helped train Fox and Croft to plot Whitmer’s kidnapping. “
“If our elected leaders must live in fear, our representative government suffers. The plan to kidnap and injure Michigan’s governor is a threat not only to public officials, but to democracy itself,” said the Assistant U.S. Attorney Officer Nils Kessler wrote in a statement. record December 5, 2022.
Political violence and plots to overthrow the government and force it to do what this faction wants, as we saw when a man threatened Speaker Pelosi’s husband by trying to push her into Congress.He also expresses Q-Anon type thinking, childish resentment of authority with Covid conspiracies, complaints about censorship and the usual toxic mixture: “Messages targeting women, content targeting the Jewish community, federal law enforcement, you know, Pizzagate, even a pyramid on a dollar bill.”
Personal attacks, plots to kidnap, raids on the US Capitol, plots to hang the Vice President (if he doesn’t do what they want), plots to kill the Speaker, plots to kidnap the Governor of Michigan – all these things have one common theme . They are all driven by intrigue, lies and hatred. This is why misinformation and disinformation are dangerous.
Hating women, hating Jews, being fed electoral lies, feeling controlled during a pandemic by being asked to keep a few feet apart and wear masks so we don’t kill people – all this combined to show Q, to show radicalization, to suggest far right.
All this violent extremism and terrorism, armed hysteria and militia identification, persecution felt when asked to play by the rules is supposed to be over…
If that’s not the definition of a snowflake, I don’t know what is.
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