Domestic Terrorists Charged

PUBLISHED: 5:23 PM 29 Jun 2020

Four Domestic Terrorists Charged: Leftist Organizers Identified In Jackson Riot

The recent coordinated attack against the monument to Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square was a criminal act, and as such, the Justice Department is charging the terrorists involved.

Criminal ring leaders.(Source: Washington Post YouTube Screenshot)

Attempting to destroy national monuments on federal property is highly illegal, but with the help of the mainstream media and leftist dollars (check out craigslist for “protestor” jobs), anarchists have been emboldened. Sadly, the mobs of rioters have been successful in destroying a number of beautiful and historical works of art.

However, the Trump administration is fighting back with the law.

The Justice Department announced charges against four of the domestic terrorists involved in the illegal attempt to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson, located in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C.

In addition, the DOJ is seeking information on another 15 of the ring leaders involved.

The Department of Justice reported:

Lee Michael Cantrell, 47, of Virginia; Connor Matthew Judd, 20, of Washington, D.C.; Ryan Lane, 37, of Maryland; and Graham Lloyd, 37, of Maine, were charged by criminal complaint yesterday with destruction of federal property, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington Field Office’s Criminal Division James A. Dawson, and Acting Chief of the United States Park Police (USPP) Gregory T. Monahan.

The complaint, unsealed today, alleges that on June 22, 2020, the four men along with other unidentified individuals, damaged and attempted to tear down the statue depicting Andrew Jackson located in Lafayette Square. The complaint further alleges that Cantrell was captured on video attempting to pry the statue off its base with a wooden board and trying to pull the statue down with the aid of a yellow strap.

The complaint alleges that Judd is seen on video trying to pull down the statue, and that Lane is seen on video affixing a rope to one part of the statue and then pulling on another rope tied to the statue.

The complaint also alleges that video of the incident shows Lloyd as he breaks off and destroys the wheels of cannons located at the base of the statue. Lloyd is also captured on video pulling on ropes in an effort to topple the statue, and handing a hammer to an unidentified individual involved in the incident.

Judd was arrested on Friday and appeared in Superior Court of the District of Columbia today. The matter will be transferred to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday, June 29, 2020, where Judd will make his initial appearance before United States Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather.

The remaining defendants have not yet been apprehended. (read more)

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Moreover, the FBI has released a poster with another 15 people who are being sought.

Just the News reported:

The FBI has release a poster with the pictures of 15 people on which the agency seeking information in connection with the attempted destruction Monday of a monument to former President Andrew Jackson near the White House.

President Trump on Friday tweeted a picture of his poster to his roughly 80 million followers.

Protesters gathered in D.C.’s Lafayette Square Monday in an attempted to bring down the statue of Jackson, which has been at that location since 1852, seven years after the former president’s death. The would-be destroyers struggled and ultimately failed to tear the monument down with ropes.

The FBI has since opened up an investigation into the incident, which they said might constitute a felony offense. In his tweet Trump wrote that “MANY people [are] in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park.”

“10 year prison sentences!” he also said, referring to an executive order he signed that cracks down on the destruction of federal property

The United States Park Police are also participating in the FBI investigation.