"This is your country," Carlson said. "The mob is winning. Who is the mob exactly? They’re not protestors. They’re not civil rights activists. They’re violent criminals being used as a militia by the Democratic Party to seize power. That’s the truth. But even that description is too imprecise. These are human beings. Most are Americans. They have faces and names. Who are they? No one in the media ever tells you."
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: A couple of nights ago, we talked to a man from St. Louis called Mark McCloskey. Last weekend, McCloskey and his wife sat down for dinner in the backyard of their home. Suddenly a mob of hundreds of screaming BLM fanatics burst through the gate and threatened to murder them, and then kill their dog. Here’s part of what Mark McCloskey told us:
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But the story didn’t end there. After appearing on this show, McCloskey and his wife were bombarded with death threats, some of them credible. Today, they learned of another coordinated attack on them, planned for this weekend. They immediately called police. The dispatcher put them on hold, then finally transferred them to an officer, who didn’t seem to be listening to anything the McCloskeys said. We’ll call you back, the police said. They never did. Desperate, the McClosleys then called a number of private security firms. None would take the job. The owner of the last company they spoke to advised them to flee immediately. Quote: “The only advice I can give you is, abandon the house.” Run. Let the mob have its way. Let it burn.
But the McCloskeys aren’t running. They’ve spent 32 years rebuilding their home. They plan to defend it themselves. They have no choice. They’re completely alone. No one will come to their aid. Their governor, Mike Parson, is a Republican. He’s also a former sheriff. Parson could send state troopers to St. Louis tonight to protect the McCloskeys. But he hasn’t. Parson hasn’t even picked up the phone to speak to them. He doesn’t care. No one does. About an hour ago, Mark McCloskey called us, to tell us all this. He was panicked. His wife sobbed in the background as we spoke. American citizens, trapped in their home by a violent mob. Knowing that something awful could soon happen to them. Totally undefended.
This is your country. The mob is winning. Who is the mob exactly? They’re not protestors. They’re not civil rights activists. They’re violent criminals being used as a militia by the Democratic Party to seize power. That’s the truth. But even that description is too imprecise. These are human beings. Most are Americans. They have faces and names. Who are they? No one in the media ever tells you. Tonight we’re going to.
Thanks to delayed but welcome efforts by federal law enforcement, at least 128 people have now been charged for rioting-related offenses. Many more have been charged at the state level. Here are a few of them:
-Authorities arrested 24-year-old Devin Montgomery on Tuesday on federal arson charges. Montgomery is accused of opening the door of an unmarked police car during a riot in Pittsburgh, and torching the car. Montgomery was not an outside agitator: He’s from Pittsburgh.
-33-year-old Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal of Philadelphia is also accused of burning a cop car, once again in her own city. Federal investigators tracked her down thanks to her tattoos and her t-shirt. It reads, “Keep the immigrants, deport the racists.” Blumenthal works as a massage therapist. She’s the daughter of a former department chair at LaSalle university.
-Stephan Cannon, 24, is charged with murder in the shooting death of retired St. Louis police officer David Dorn. Dorn was protecting a friend’s pawn shop in the city. What was he killed for? A television, which police found at Cannon’s home while arresting him.
- Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman are both lawyers in New York City. Both went to prestigious schools. Mattis graduated from Princeton and N-Y-U Law. Rahman went to Fordham Law. Both are charged with tossing a Molotov cocktail at a marked NYPD vehicle. In an interview taped on the streets of Brooklyn, Rahman declared that violence was the only way forward after George Floyd’s death. Quote: “The only way they hear us is through violence, through the means that they use. We've got to use the master's tools. That's what my friend always says." When asked about police officers who had been hurt, Rahman blamed Mayor Bill De Blasio for not pulling police back to let the mob rampage at will, as they did in Minneapolis.
-And speaking of Minneapolis, 25-year-old Montez Terrill Lee, of Rochester Minnesota, is accused of burning down a pawn shop there during the George Floyd riots there. He was identified thanks to a video sent anonymously to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. In the video, Lee says of the pawn shop, “Eff this place. We’re gonna burn this effer] down.” Authorities say that Lee’s arson was methodical: He poured flammable material throughout the entire shop, before setting it ablaze.
-Jessica White is also being charged for an arson in the Twin Cities. She allegedly helped burn down an Enterprise in St. Paul. Because everything this year is irony, White’s Facebook page says she studied “violence prevention” at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.
-Branden Wolfe, 23, has been charged as a participant in the destruction of Minneapolis’s third police precinct. Wolfe was arrested while trying to enter a Menards home improvement store where he previously worked as a security guard. Wolfe was wearing body armor and carrying a police baton, both allegedly stolen from the police precinct. In his apartment, police found a stolen pistol magazine and drug overdose treatment kit. Wolfe was homeschooled by his mother in Pensacola, Florida. His father told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that his son has, quote, “grandiose ideas, a lot of them … and zero common sense.” He added, quote, “I’m still proud of him, whether he burned down the police station or not. He didn’t hurt nobody, did he?”
-Jesse Taggart of Salt Lake City was participating in a B-L-M protest in Provo, Utah, when a white SUV tried passing through the area. A crowd swarmed around the car, and according to police, without provocation Taggart drew a gun and fired twice into the car, nearly killing the driver. Taggart then hid his gun and went back to protesting as though nothing happened. Not only that, but he went on Facebook afterwards to defame the driver as a “Nazi [or] white supremacist” who ran over protesters. Hours later, he posted, quote, “Hashtag America2020, no respect for other human lives being shown blows my mind. We will overcome this together!” Taggart has been charged with attempted murder.
-And then there are the people who have been targeting our public art, our shared history and heritage. At the start of the week, federal authorities charged four people with participating in the attempt to destroy a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square, opposite the White House: Lee Michael Cantrell, Connor Matthew Judd, Ryan Lane, and Graham Lloyd. Three were from the D.C. Area, while Lloyd was visiting all the way from Maine. And earlier today, federal agents arrested Jason Charter in Washington D.C. They say he is the ringleader in the effort to topple Jackson’s statue. Charter is affiliated with Antifa, and has been caught on camera menacing a reporter at a protest. Police say he also helped topple the statue of Albert Pike in Washington two weeks ago, and then set the statue on fire as it lay on the ground. Jason Charter’s LinkedIn says he studied computer science at George Washington University, a school whose tuition tops $55,000.
Still, far more than five people were involved in the attacks on statues in D.C., and hundreds more have attacked monuments and destroyed public property.