Kidnapping Governors

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Binman4OSU

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so a few weeks after a plot is uncovered to kidnap a Gov. Trump attacks her at a rally and the crowd starts chanting Lock Her Up...and then Trump said they "ALL" Should be locked up

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1318170871324921857
 

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-says-extremist-threatened-trump-002555491.html

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Michigan's governor also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and other prominent political figures, an FBI agent said in a federal court filing.

Barry Croft, a Delaware resident, railed against numerous present and former elected leaders in private Facebook posts, special agent Kristopher Long said. Croft is one of six purported members of an extremist paramilitary group accused of scheming to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of her shutdown orders to control the coronavirus.

Long described the posts in an affidavit supporting a request for a warrant to search an account that Croft allegedly created Sept. 2 and closed Sept. 26. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the document Wednesday after The Detroit News reported its contents.

It said one Facebook post in May showed an image of Trump with a caption reading, “True colors shining through, wanna hang this mf'er too!!!%”

Another post the next day said, “I say we hang everything currently governing us, they're all guilty!!% And what a deterrent, Rope!!!%"
 

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/fbi-says-extremist-threatened-trump-002555491.html

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap Michigan's governor also made threatening online comments about President Donald Trump, former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and other prominent political figures, an FBI agent said in a federal court filing.

Barry Croft, a Delaware resident, railed against numerous present and former elected leaders in private Facebook posts, special agent Kristopher Long said. Croft is one of six purported members of an extremist paramilitary group accused of scheming to kidnap Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer because of her shutdown orders to control the coronavirus.

Long described the posts in an affidavit supporting a request for a warrant to search an account that Croft allegedly created Sept. 2 and closed Sept. 26. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the document Wednesday after The Detroit News reported its contents.

It said one Facebook post in May showed an image of Trump with a caption reading, “True colors shining through, wanna hang this mf'er too!!!%”

Another post the next day said, “I say we hang everything currently governing us, they're all guilty!!% And what a deterrent, Rope!!!%"
Can’t be. This is a right wing conspiracy group. Number one danger to our national security.
 

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Michigan militia planned 'weeklong series of televised executions' as part of kidnapping plot, prosecutors say
Kathryn Krawczyk
Thu, November 19, 2020, 10:08 AM PST
https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-militia-planned-weeklong-series-180819334.html
Members of a Michigan militia group had more planned than just kidnapping the state's governor.

Last month, the FBI discovered a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and try her for "treason," arresting 14 militia members allegedly involved in the effort. But beyond that task, court filings also reveal the men planned to publicly execute other public officials, or if all else failed, burn down the state house entirely, ABC7 Chicago reports.

While just 14 men have been arrested in the plot so far, they had a "Plan B" that "involved a takeover of the Michigan capitol building by 200 combatants who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials," ABC7 reports. Plan C involved burning down the statehouse with its legislators locked inside, "leaving no survivors," ABC7 continues. These plots all unfolded as Whitmer and Michigan's government implemented lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The conspirators also allegedly planned to kidnap Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), the FBI reported last month. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters this week he gets threats daily. Still, some of the men arrested have gotten bond reductions and are now free.

Michigan militia members and other opponents of COVID-19 lockdowns have repeatedly protested in front of the Michigan statehouse — and in one case stormed into it, with many protesters carrying guns.
 

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Michigan militia planned 'weeklong series of televised executions' as part of kidnapping plot, prosecutors say
Kathryn Krawczyk
Thu, November 19, 2020, 10:08 AM PST
https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-militia-planned-weeklong-series-180819334.html
Members of a Michigan militia group had more planned than just kidnapping the state's governor.

Last month, the FBI discovered a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and try her for "treason," arresting 14 militia members allegedly involved in the effort. But beyond that task, court filings also reveal the men planned to publicly execute other public officials, or if all else failed, burn down the state house entirely, ABC7 Chicago reports.

While just 14 men have been arrested in the plot so far, they had a "Plan B" that "involved a takeover of the Michigan capitol building by 200 combatants who would stage a week-long series of televised executions of public officials," ABC7 reports. Plan C involved burning down the statehouse with its legislators locked inside, "leaving no survivors," ABC7 continues. These plots all unfolded as Whitmer and Michigan's government implemented lockdowns to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The conspirators also allegedly planned to kidnap Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), the FBI reported last month. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters this week he gets threats daily. Still, some of the men arrested have gotten bond reductions and are now free.

Michigan militia members and other opponents of COVID-19 lockdowns have repeatedly protested in front of the Michigan statehouse — and in one case stormed into it, with many protesters carrying guns.
These guys are more anti-government than conservatives like everyone has tried to say. Seem pretty anarchist.

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These guys are more anti-government than conservatives like everyone has tried to say. Seem pretty anarchist.

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I'm not saying normal conservatives are cool with any of this but conservatives have tried to paint themselves as anti government. It's not outside of the realm of possibility to think that people with mental health issues didn't take clues from rhetoric on this.
 
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I'm not saying normal conservatives are cool with any of this but conservatives have tried to paint themselves as anti government. It's not outside of the realm of possibility to think that people with mental health issues didn't take clues from rhetoric on this.
I think most conservatives consider themselves "small" government, not anti-government.