In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh being hassled by pro-abortion activists as he dined in a popular steak house, an ex-top FBI intel officer says recent “bounties” offered by “ANTIFA-like” groups for conservative justice sightings should be taken very seriously.
These kinds of bounty offers being made by ShutDownDC and similar radical left-wing groups, “will be, at minimum, to intimidate justices, and at worst, physically harm them,” said former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence Kevin Brock.
Brock went on to say that the bounties should definitely be “interpreted as a threat,” and that it’s “a danger to America” if the Justice Department treats threats of violence from the left more lightly than threats from the right.
Last week, ShutDownDC, a self-described anti-fascist group, tweeted that it would pay up to $250 to service industry workers in Washington, DC, if they alerted them to sightings of the conservative justices who upheld a pro-life abortion law in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
“DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett, or Roberts, DM us with the details!” ShutDownDC tweeted. “We’ll Venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”
Tucker Carlson mentioned the group’s tweet during a recent broadcast of his Fox News TV show, telling his viewers to “flood them with reported sightings until they give up.”
While ShutDownDC said they received many false sightings following Carlson’s show, they also got an increase in donations.
The ANTIFA-related group’s tweet came after protesters disrupted Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s dinner at a Washington, DC, steak house last Wednesday, following ShutDownDC tweeting that someone had sent them a tip that he was there.
“DM us if you want to join him…we’re sure he can pull up a seat!” the group tweeted.
During Carlson’s segment, he said the “DOJ has done nothing,” despite ShutDownDC’s posted offer.
“The threat environment related to the Dobbs decision is crackling right now,” said Brock.
In light of the violence perpetrated by pro-abortion groups against pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations since Dobbs, “any call from pro-abortion supporters” against Supreme Court justices has “to be interpreted as a threat by any reasonable person,” he said.
The DOJ should be expected to take investigative steps to determine who the people are that are trying to get the public to report on the whereabouts of Supreme Court justices, Brock argued.
The “reasonable interpretation” of ShutDownDC’s offer “will be, at minimum, to intimidate justices, and at worst, physically harm them,” he said.
As of this writing, the DOJ has not responded to Brock’s assertions that they treat right-wing threats differently from those made by ANTIFA and other left-wing militant groups.
A new anti-fascist group called Bite Back DC held its first protest on June 24, the day that the Dobbs decision was announced. The ANTIFA members pushed through a line of bike police officers, who had tried to keep them from marching down 3rd Street. They also burned an American flag next to a handwritten sign that read “F*** YOU MPD.”
Meanwhile, ANTIFA went on a violent rampage in Portland, Ore., on July 4, taking advantage of stretched police resources over the holiday to smash up businesses and cars, terrorizing citizens attending a fireworks display downtown, and attempting to set ablaze the federal courthouse, Andy Ngo reported on Twitter.
Last month, Donald Trump posted on his Truth Social account after his former adviser, Peter Navarro, was arrested for defying a Jan. 6 committee subpoena, comparing the disparate treatment of Navarro to ANTIFA.
“Our great trade genius, Professor Peter Navarro, was just handcuffed, shackled, and put in jail, while the lowlifes of ANTIFA & BLM are allowed to rip off the public, roam free on the streets, kill people, and destroy our once great cities (all run by Democrats),” the former president wrote.