August 13, 2019
Hardly a day goes by without several stories of intrepid FBI agents arresting some young White kid for making jokes online.
Hell, post-El Paso, they’re nabbing more than one a day.
An Ohio man who wrote online that he supported mass shootings and attacks at Planned Parenthood sites was busted at a home with a veritable arsenal inside, including over a dozen rifles, pistols and roughly 10,000 rounds of ammo, federal prosecutors said.
None of which were illegal. They’ll probably have to give them all back, eventually.
Justin Olsen, an 18-year-old who lives with his father in Boardman, was arrested Wednesday as he walked from the home to his car.
He had been under investigation since February, but a prosecutor in the town of 35,000 people southeast of Cleveland said he needed to act due to the recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine people, and in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22, Cleveland.com reports.
Authorities later seized a total of 15 rifles from the residence, including some assault-style models, as well as 10 semi-automatic pistols and roughly 10,000 rounds of ammunition. A large gun vault and a slew of camouflage clothing and backpacks were also found inside, according to an FBI affidavit.
Federal prosecutors allege that Olsen, using the handle “ArmyOfChrist,” voiced his support for mass shootings and coordinated attacks at Planned Parenthood locations on iFunny, a mobile app where users can share videos, memes and other content, the affidavit states.
In June, while talking about cult leader David Koresh and his group of nearly 80 Branch Davidians who were killed during a raid in 1993 that lasted 51 days, Olsen made his violent aspirations clear, according to an affidavit.
“In conclusion, shoot every federal agent in sight,” Olsen told fellow users.
This was probably not a good idea.
And yes, they are always watching.
Olsen also suggested that app users “stock up” on guns that federal authorities may one day ban, and expressed his support for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, saying that the domestic terrorist, who was executed in 2001, was proof that “armed resistance is a viable method of political change,” according to the affidavit.
Well, if you believe that, you probably shouldn’t go around announcing it to everyone. Nothing good can come of it. You gotta keep certain opinions to yourself, not because they’re immoral or factually inaccurate, but because they can land you, your family, your friends, and your cyber-acquaintances in deep trouble.
Frankly, I don’t understand why this kid was arrested or why he was kept under surveillance in the first place.
Talking about how much you hate the police is a staple in pretty much every minority community in the US. Perhaps the ebonics keeps them safe and undetected by the algorithms that the various agencies employ, or perhaps, more realistically, the Feds are in bed with the reds and are now hunting down Woke Whites.
Either way, we in stealth mode now.
And remember: friends don’t let friends fed-post online about killing feds.