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THE ATLANTA RIOT: Out-of-State Anarchists Torch Police Vehicle

Posted on | January 23, 2023 | 3 Comments

Chris Carr is Georgia’s attorney general, and his sense of indignation is widely shared by the law-abiding citizens of Georgia, who have never experienced the kind of left-wing extremism represented by the “protesters” who rioted Saturday night in downtown Atlanta.

The city’s mayor, Andre Dickens, made clear where he stands:

Atlanta is safe, and our police officers have resolved the disruptions downtown from this evening. Thanks to the quick action of our public safety officials working together, order has been restored in a swift manner.
The city of Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department will not tolerate this, and we continue to protect the right to peacefully protest. We will not tolerate violence or property destruction. The Atlanta Police Department and our law enforcement partners are fully engaged and have the resources to protect our residents, our visitors and our businesses in this city.
Again, I want to thank Atlanta’s firefighters, our police officers, our 911 operators, EMS and everyone else who has helped to keep order in our city.
My message is simple to those who seek to continue this type of criminal behavior: We will find you and we will arrest you and you will be held accountable. We have arrested several of them this evening, and Chief Schierbaum will give you the details on that. Many of them don’t even live in Atlanta or in the state of Georgia and they don’t represent the voices of Atlantans. And some of them were found with explosives on them. You heard that correctly — explosives — and that has led to a police officer’s car being set on fire. And other destruction has occurred.
So make no mistake about it. These individuals meant harm to people and to property.

It was clear from what the police chief explained at the press conference that the “protest” downtown was organized with the subsequent destruction as its objective. Embedded in a crowd of several dozen protesters were a comparative handful of anarchists prepared to engage in violence. It’s a pattern we saw in many cities during the summer of 2020 — the “mostly peaceful” protesters serve as a sort of bodyguard to conceal and protect the perpetrators of vandalism, arson, etc. The media pretend to be surprised and dismayed that the protest “turned violent,” despite the obvious pattern which demonstrates that the violence was pre-planned and that the organizers of the “peaceful protest” knew damned well what the ultimate result would be.

Mayor Dickens and Attorney General Carr are having none of this. Keep in mind that Atlanta is the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement, so they certainly know what “peaceful protest” means, and what these Antifa terrorists were doing? Definitely not “peaceful.” When I wrote about this story earlier (“Dear Antifa Terrorists: Please Go to Georgia, So Cops Can Kill All of You”), Antifa was already calling for a “Night of Rage” and demanding “reciprocal violence” against the police. Saturday on The Other Podcast — before we knew about the riot — we discussed the story, including Erick Erickson’s reporting about how Antifa doxed and terrorized employees of the company contracted to build the police training center that the protesters have dubbed “Cop City.”

Atlanta’s WAGA-TV reports:

Atlanta police have released the names, mugshots and charges for the six suspects arrested during a riot in downtown Atlanta Saturday evening. Only one of the suspects was a Georgia resident.
Nadja Geier, 24, of Nashville, Tenn.; Madeleine Feola, 22, of Spokane, Wash.; Ivan Ferguson, 22, of Nevada; Graham Evatt, 20, of Decatur, Ga.; Francis Carrol, 22, of Kennebunkport, Maine; and Emily Murphy, 37, of Grosse Isle, Mich. were each charged with four misdemeanors and four felonies.
The misdemeanor charges include: rioting, pedestrian in a roadway, willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer and unlawful assembly.
The felony charges include: second degree criminal damage, first degree arson, interference with government property and domestic terrorism.

Just out of curiosity, I Googled the lone Georgia resident on that list and — ooh, boy! — Graham Evatt is a strange case. His Twitter profile proclaims him a “Beta male,” apparently as a troll of my Australian friend Nick Adams, who calls himself an “Alpha male” on Twitter.

Let’s hope the judge deems these suspects a flight risk and denies them bail because, of course, Crazy People Are Dangerous.

UPDATE: Thanks to Dana in the comments for this item:

An Antifa ‘domestic terrorist’ is the son of a millionaire Maine surgeon who grew up in a stunning mansion in one of the most luxurious beach towns on the east coast . . .
Francis ‘Frankie’ Carroll, 22, was one of five people arrested on Tuesday at the autonomous zone at the site of the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Centre. . . .
Carroll is the son of surgeon Dr Mike Carroll and grew up in a $2 million five-bedroom and four-bathroom mansion in Kennebunkport – as well as enjoying time on his parents’ yacht.

Welcome to Georgia, yacht-boy!



 

 

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