Surprise! Men With Links To Occupy Movement Charged With Terrorism

Now, if these folks were arrested prior to a Tea Party rally, most of the media would be digging heavily to determine their links to the TP, or, heck, simply insinuating the connections and telling us this means the TP is simply violent. There’s very little interest when it comes to left wing activists

(NBC Chicago) Three protesters arrested Wednesday night at an apartment in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood have been charged with terrorism conspiracy stemming from allegations they planned to make Molotov cocktails, police said.

Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H.; and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Mass., were being held on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support, Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa told the Associated Press early Saturday.

Personally, I think the use of terrorism charges is a little much. It seems to be very much over-used.

Their attorney, Sarah Gelsomino, said the men were “absolutely in shock and have no idea where these charges are coming from.

“The National Lawyers Guild deplores the charges against Occupy activists in the strongest degree,” Gelsomino said in a statement decrying the charges. “It’s outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it’s the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest.”

Ah, so they’re Occupiers, per their lawyer.

The far left agitators claim that they had beer making equipment, not bomb making equipment, and that the arrests were in retaliation for a traffic stop by the Chicago police that was filmed. The police say the arrests were part of a month long investigation. A judge had signed off on the search warrant prior to the bust. Of course, the left wing agitators have taken a page from the al Qaeda manual and claim they were abused, showered with insults, not allowed to use the bathroom, etc. Time will tell whether the charges will stand. But, really, can anyone really believe that Occupiers would be violent? We surely saw no rapes, murders, stabbings, mayhem, vandalism, theft, throwing rocks, or attempting to blow up bridges from the Occupy movement, right?

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