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    Default ZOG Going After Potential Lone Tards

    ZOG Going After Potential Lone Tards

    U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman's comments on recent Ohio cases involving political violence


    Remarks as prepared announcing federal criminal charges against James Reardon:

    Good morning. Thank you for coming today and thank you to all of the local police chiefs who are here. Special thanks to Chief D’Egidio who drove here from New Middletown.

    We are here to announce the unsealing of a federal complaint against James Reardon, age 20, of New Middletown, Ohio. He is charged with one count of making threats using a facility of interstate commerce.

    Federal rules give us a few weeks before seeking an indictment in the Grand Jury and we will continue to use that time to further our investigation of Mr. Reardon’s conduct and to determine if others were involved. In just a moment, Special Agent Eric Smith of the FBI will detail the facts uncovered in our investigation thus far.

    I want to start by thanking the community. This case is the result of a concerned citizen who took the time to point out Mr. Reardon’s social media activity to a New Middletown Police Officer. This case is just one of several over the past few weeks that are the product of our friends and neighbors seeing something, and then saying something.

    For example, a few weeks ago, Timothy Ireland was indicted on firearms and threat charges after a private citizen alerted law enforcement. And at the beginning of this month, Vincent Armstrong pleaded guilty to charges related to a planning an attack on a bar in Toledo. That case started with a tip from a concerned citizen to Toledo police. There are several more examples and they illustrate the fact that these type of cases rely on very two important people – a concerned citizen and a responsive law enforcement officer. Fortunately, we have both of those in abundance in northern Ohio.

    I want to thank the men and women who make up our police departments, and some of their leadership are here today. As I said, tips only matter if police officers take them seriously and investigate them thoroughly. The presence of our local law enforcement highlights the message that police officers are trained to be responsive to information from the public, and the officers assigned to these departments – and many others – will do just that when confronted with credible and specific threats. I also want to thank the FBI and ATF agents who joined with the police in each of these cases and bring outstanding expertise to these investigations.

    Now let me speak generally to those who are advocates for white supremacy, or white nationalism. I am talking directly to you. The Constitution protects your right to speak, your right to think, and your right to believe. If you want to waste the blessings of liberty by going down a path of hatred and failed ideologies, that is your choice.

    Democracy allows you to test those ideas in the public forum. If you want to submit your beliefs to the American people and get their reaction, please be my guest. Keep this in mind, though. Thousands and thousands of young Americans already voted with their lives to ensure that this same message of intolerance, death, and destruction would not prevail - you can count their ballots by visiting any American cemetery in North Africa, Italy, France, or Belgium and tallying the white headstones. You can also recite the many names of civil rights advocates who bled and died in opposing supporters of those same ideologies of hatred. Their voices may be distant, but they can still be heard.

    Go ahead and make your case for Nazism, a white nation, and racial superiority. The Constitution may give you a voice, but it doesn’t guarantee you a receptive audience.

    Your right to free speech does not automatically mean that people will agree with you. In fact, you have an absolute God-given and inalienable right to be on the losing end of this argument.

    What you don’t have, though, is the right to take out your frustration at failure in the political arena by resorting to violence. You don’t have any right to threaten the lives and well-being of our neighbors. They have an absolute God-given and inalienable right to live peacefully, to worship as they please, to be free from fear that they might become a target simply because of the color of their skin, the country of their birth, or the form of their prayer.

    Threatening to kill Jewish people, gunning down innocent Latinos on a weekend shopping trip, planning and plotting to perpetrate murders in the name of a nonsense racial theory, sitting to pray with God-fearing people who you execute moments later - those actions don’t make you soldiers, they make you criminals. Law enforcement doesn’t go to war with cowards who break the law, we arrest them and send them to prison.

    As I said, this case was made by a concerned member of the public and a responsive police officer. That’s all it takes to stop you. The men and women of our community are allied with law enforcement. And every single member of law enforcement took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Many of us have taken that oath several times - as police officers, federal agents, prosecutors, military members, and elected officials.

    Together, we represent the absolute best of what America has to offer. Our skin is every color you can imagine, our families come from a hundred different countries and a hundred different faiths. What makes us different doesn’t split us apart, though. Those differences are insignificant compared to what is the same about us - we are united in our commitment to each other, to our families, and to our communities. We are the living embodiment of everything you say is impossible.

    Together, we are united to ensure that you commit no further acts of violence in the name of your beliefs. When you wake up tomorrow morning, no matter what time, I want you to remember something. You can’t set your alarm clock early enough to beat us out of bed. The men and women of law enforcement don’t wake up. We never went to sleep. We are always awake. And arm in arm with the public, when your hatred leads you to break the law, we will do everything we can to be there to stop you.


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    Mike Tobin

    U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
    Headquarters Office Cleveland:
    Office of the United States Attorney
    United States Court House
    801 West Superior Avenue; Suite 400
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1852
    Tel: (216) 622-3600

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    Default U.S. Attorney railroads "fed-poasting" whiggers while rioting niggers burn down Cleveland

    U.S. Attorney railroads "fed-poasting" whiggers while rioting niggers burn down Cleveland

    U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman’s remarks regarding demonstrations in Cleveland, prosecuting violent individuals, and police accountability

    Friday, June 5, 2020


    The following are remarks from U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman during a press conference to annouce federal charges against two Pennsylvania men that were arrested and charged for traveling to Cleveland to commit acts of violence.

    “We are here to announce arrests early this morning of two Erie, Pennsylvania men - Brandon Michael Althof Long and Devon Bryce Poland - for a number of federal offenses, including transporting a firearm or incendiary device in furtherance of civil disorder and conspiracy to use fire or an explosive in furtherance of a federal felony. Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith will address the particulars of these charges at the moment, but in summary, Althof and Poland travelled to Cleveland from Erie on Saturday, May 30 and, among other items, had in their possession a Glock firearm, a hammer, lighter fluid, and spray paint. Hardworking members of our office, along with members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, assisted by the US Secret Service and Westlake Police, obtained probable cause to search the cellphones of Althof and Poland, wherein additional evidence was developed.

    In short, Althof and Poland were not from here, they arrived with weapons and the ingredients for incendiary devices, the inserted themselves into a Constitutionally protected demonstration in order to advance their own violent purposes, and they were ultimately found in the midst of unprecedented rioting and looting in the streets of Cleveland. So let me get out in front of any questions as to whether there were out of state agitators who hijacked last weekend’s peaceful protests for their own purposes. The answer is undoubtedly yes, as seen with respect to today’s arrests

    Althof and Poland represent the first two federal arrests stemming from last weekends riots. And they were, by any definition, riots that disrupted the end of a lawful and peaceful assembly of well-meaning citizens. We are working on numerous additional investigations associated with those riots, pursuing a number of potential federal charges involving a series of individuals who are responsible for the destruction of our downtown.

    The men and women of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the ATF are part of the Department of Justice. And what we do through our work, in this district of 6 million residents and across the country, is hold people accountable for their actions.

    We are doing just that with our investigations related to the widespread looting of Cleveland’s downtown. We are also doing that in other areas of our district, including Toledo. Last weekend, if you burnt a car, broke into a store, or beat somebody up, then we are going to find you and hold you accountable with federal charges as appropriate, or if not, by assisting our county prosecutor partners with state charges.

    And our obligation to demand accountability does not stop with those who rioted and looted. We are still engaged in a consent decree with the Cleveland Division of Police. Accountability is a huge part of that process, and we intend to engage productively, as we always do, with the city on the events of last weekend. You will get no disagreement from anyone here on stage - if there was behavior amongst police officers that departed from our very high standards, or establishes a violation of law, then you better believe that they will be held accountable as well.

    The voices of the protestors and demonstrators last Saturday, and in several marches this week, echoes not only in our ears, but in our hearts. I hear you, we all hear you, and I believe that we are all seeking the same thing - accountability, justice, and future days and nights free from fear, anxiety, and victimization. The people up here are all committed to ensuring that you continue to have the ability to do exactly what the Founders intended: to peaceably assemble, to seek redress of grievances, to petition the government. We all swore to uphold the Constitution, which means that we swore to uphold your right to do so. And we will ensure that when you speak, you will be heard.”

    Daniel Ball
    (216) 622-3921

    U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio
    Headquarters Office Cleveland:
    Office of the United States Attorney
    United States Court House
    801 West Superior Avenue; Suite 400
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1852
    Tel: (216) 622-3600

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    Default 'I’m going to Cleveland to riot:’ Pennsylvania men indicted on conspiracy charges involving Cleveland demonstrations

    'I’m going to Cleveland to riot:’ Pennsylvania men indicted on conspiracy charges involving Cleveland demonstrations


    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Pennsylvania men were indicted on federal conspiracy charges that accused them of bringing a gun and fire-starting materials to last month’s protests in Cleveland, authorities said Friday.

    A grand jury charged Devon Poland, 22, and Brandon Althof Long, 23, both of Erie, in a four-count indictment involving the May 30 demonstrations. They are accused of conspiracy to riot and cause civil disorder; conspiracy to use fire to commit a felony; interstate travel to riot; and transporting a firearm in furtherance of civil disorder.

    In documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Assistant U.S. Attorney Duncan Brown said Poland sent a message to an unidentified person on Snapchat, saying, “I’m going to Cleveland to riot.” In another message to the same person, Poland wrote, “I’m gonna see if I can’t break into a designer store,” according to the filings.

    Earlier in the day, Poland wrote to another person, saying, “I’m going to set s--t on fire,” according to Brown’s filing.

    The protests began peacefully downtown over the case of George Floyd, who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.

    The protests later turned violent, as some demonstrators burned police cars and vandalized stores and the Justice Center. Police arrested dozens, and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson ordered a curfew that he subsequently extended for six days.

    More charges are expected. A task force of Cleveland police and FBI agents is examining photographs and videos of the protest to identify others involved.

    In documents, an FBI agent said the two men discussed going to Pittsburgh or Cleveland to see the protests. They decided on Cleveland and drove about 90 miles to the city.

    They were initially stopped by Cleveland police and charged with curfew violations at 11:55 p.m. May 30 off Huron Road. Officers found a .45-caliber Glock, two bottles of fire starters and spray paint in Long’s car, according to records prosecutors filed.

    Long said he carried the Glock for protection, but he did not take it during the demonstrations. Cleveland police turned the case over to the FBI. Authorities obtained a warrant to search the men’s phones and found the messages.

    “This is a once-in-a-lifetime thing you can witness and maybe participate in,” Long wrote to Poland before they left Erie, according to the affidavits.

    Poland later asked, “Should we bring Molotov supplies?”

    Long responded: “Sadly enough, I think I have everything needed for a Molotov in my car. Like normal.”

    Poland also sent a message to someone else moments before he was stopped by Cleveland police in which he said that he and others broke into “some bars. I gotta whole a-- bottle of liquor,” according to Brown’s filing.

    Maria Goellner, an attorney who represented Poland after his Pennsylvania arrest, could not be reached for comment.

    Mitchell Yelsky, Long’s attorney, said, “The government has yet to show me any evidence that Brandon committed any act of violence or provoked or encouraged anyone to commit violence in the city of Cleveland.”

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