Skip to comments.Man, woman charged for alleged Molotov cocktail attack on Seattle's East Precinct during riot
Posted on 10/19/2020 5:16:35 PM PDT by simpson96
SEATTLE The King County Prosecuting Attorneys Office has filed felony charges against two people accused of assault, arson, and reckless burning during a protest in Seattles Capitol Hill neighborhood in September.
Jacob Greenburg and Danielle McMillan were arrested Friday, according to prosecutors.
Greenburg has been charged with first-degree attempted arson and first-degree reckless burning. McMillan is also charged with first-degree attempted arson, prosecutors said.(snip)
In court documents, prosecutors say after police declared a riot, Greenburg and McMillan helped light Molotov cocktails that were then thrown into Seattle Police Departments East Precinct.
KING 5 has learned McMillan has been a broker with Windemere Real Estate since last year, but was let go after the charges were filed.
Windemere sent a statement to KING 5 that said, "On Saturday, October 17, 2020, we were made aware that Danielle McMillan was arrested on charges of attempted arson on the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct. Due to the alarming nature of the charges, Danielle, who has been a broker with Windermere since July 2019, was released from the office in Woodinville, WA where she was licensed."(snip)
Court documents reveal a series of exchanges Greenburg had with other protesters. One of them reads, How many Molotov cocktails you think we should have by Labor Day cuz we shouldnt over use our resources.
The court documents also show a chat conversation where Greenburg admits to throwing a Molotov cocktail at the East Precinct.
A King County judge set Greenburgs bail at $750,000, and McMillans at $100,000.
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No pictures? Bet they are truly gorgeous creatures.
ALL arrested, rioting school teachers should also LOSE THEIR JOBS.
Well, I found him. He’s actually not a bad looking kid. Sounds like a real charmer, though:
SEATTLE, WA A former Democratic lawmakers teenage stepson is in trouble with the law, accused of serious crimes during recent riots in Seattle.
19-year-old Jacob Greenberg faced a judge on Tuesday.
Seattle TV station KOMO News reported that police arrested Greenberg for allegedly lighting dumpsters on fire last week during a so-called demonstration that more so resembled a violent riot.
Now, court documents say, his crimes might not end there.
KOMO reports that those filings say Greenberg is a strong suspect for another arson attack on the East Precinct.
That attack involved rioters launching Molotov cocktails at the precinct while officers were inside back on September 1.
Still, it does not end there.
Court records say Greenberg is also suspect in a recent felony assault that is still under investigation.
Sources told KOMO that, more specifically, he is suspected of hitting an officer in the head with a metal baseball bat during a protest. The hit was hard enough to crack the officers helmet.
The DA will drop charges in 3...2...1...
Real estate brokers? Why would a real estate broker be an anarchist by night. Unless they’re trying to bring property values down so that they can get the property cheap?
Jacob Greenberg, 19, is the stepson of a former Democratic state lawmaker Laura Ruderman of Kirkland. Ruderman used her position as a state lawmaker to convince a judge to lower the bail on the previous charge and release him to her custody.Will the Dindu Nuffins defense work?
He is basically a good kid, straight A student, Ruderman said. Ive served the state in the legislature we will make sure he follows all the provision.
He is in King County jail on charges of assault in the first degree, attempted arson in the first degree, and reckless burning in the first degree (a charge from an earlier case). Note: Charging documents misspell his last name as Greenburg.
His alleged accomplice has been identified as Danielle McMillan. She has been charged with attempted arson and has a criminal history including assault in the fourth degree and reckless driving.
Charging documents allege Greenberg and McMillan spent their time this fall plotting various assaults and fire bombings on police officers. The conversations between the two showed a high degree of sophistication and planning for their attacks, identifying targets (Seattle Police Officers Guild, East Precinct), itemizing the needs for set numbers of Molotov cocktails, calculating expected loss for failed bombs, and where to obtain supplies. Greenberg and McMillan allegedly discussed Molotov cocktail tattoos to memorialize their attacks, while sharing news articles of their criminal activities with pride. Specifically, they said they were proud of Greenberg for his assault against the police officer. They even communicated ways to destroy evidence of their attack plans. They obviously failed at that.
On the night of Sept. 1, a group of nearly 100 black bloc agitators met at Cal Anderson Park across the street from the East Precinct. The park has long been used as a staging ground for violent assaults against police targets. Earlier that day, Greenberg texted a friend identified as Mariel, who allegedly texted, I want to get some stuff going tonight. Like some real , ya know? Mariel then discussed whats needed for the cocktails and Greenberg replied, Gas, mid sized bottle, wicc, rag.
After a short march, the agitators arrived at the East Precinct, many committing acts of vandalism. Greenberg, McMillan, and a third suspect huddled behind an umbrella a common tactic to shield illegal behavior from surveillance cameras. Moments later, probable cause documents say McMillan lit the wick of a Molotov cocktail, then launched it at the precinct. It didnt explode. Then, Greenberg was seen throwing a Molotov cocktail, striking the East Precinct, which was occupied by officers at the time. Both Greenberg and McMillan are associated with other suspects accused of throwing Molotov cocktails at the precinct. Police say the group had clearly orchestrated the obscuring of security cameras, and the shielding of the criminal actors as they prepared their Molotov cocktails for throwing.
Afterwards, Greenberg texted Mariel again. She talked about her failed Molotov cocktail attack. But Greenberg was an understanding friend, texting, I think we were both nervous as and so yea but next time youll get it. They then discussed recruiting people who are willing to do stuff like us, with Greenberg threatening action at the Seattle Police Officers Guild. I say we make SPOG a bit toasty like we did to ep tonight (ep presumably stands for East Precinct).
Greenberg, wearing the same outfit and carrying the same backpack as he did on Sept. 1, allegedly participated in other demonstrations on Sept. 11 and 23, according to video surveillance. On Sept. 23, a group of nearly 300 agitators, mostly dressed in black bloc, marched through Capitol Hill and downtown, smashing windows along the way. Officers dispersed the crowd and followed them back to Cal Anderson Park, where the agitators regrouped before marching again.
While officers were making arrests, an unknown suspect grabbed an officers SPD-issued bicycle, causing the officer to crash to the ground. As he was getting up, Greenberg allegedly came from behind with an aluminum baseball bat and, with the full swing of a baseball bat, struck the back of the officers head. According to police documents, the force of the strike was powerful enough that [Greenbergs] follow-through from the strike appeared to throw [him] off balance and caused him to stumble to the ground There was another agitator gathering on Sept. 26 that led to yet another riot outside the East Precinct. About 100, dressed in black bloc, created a barricade of dumpsters and other materials. They were set on fire outside of the precinct. Greenberg is accused of helping set some of the fires. He was arrested that night.
Using video surveillance, detectives were able to connect Greenberg to the other criminal demonstrations. Among the items seized were distinct pants, a full face respirator mask with white round filters, a Nikon camera, a black balaclava, branded gloves, and other items that detectives say tie him to the earlier alleged actions. A search warrant was executed on Sept. 27 at his parents home, where he lives. Former State Rep. Ruderman was present.
Investigators recovered two bats, including one aluminum bat. They suspect it was the same one used to assault the police officer. Two days later, a detective obtained a warrant to search Greenbergs car. They found a helmet they allege tie the suspect to the Sept. 1 and 11 events. The detective found a treasure trove of allegedly incriminating text messages to and from Greenberg. On Sept. 2, the day after he was accused of using Molotov cocktails against the East Precinct, Greenberg texted: How many Molotovs are you think we should have by Labor Day. Cuz we shouldnt over use our resources ya dig?
In another text thread, Greenberg writes, Oh I was also a part of the youth jail fires. Hell yea dude. Thats awesome. I was the one who Molotov the east precinct and other then that Ive broken windows for other people Later that night, Greenberg allegedly shared a KOMO news article that shows his assault against the officer. His friend joked about calling 911 on him. He then texted McMillan a link of a video of the officer being assaulted. I AM SO PISSED AT THE COPS!!! I WENT OFF ON THEM TONIGHT!, he texted. He opined, Im proud too hehe. Wish he didnt have a helmet on lol, and McMillan replied, Well still a great shot though. Greenberg agreed.
Greenberg and McMillan discussed destroying evidence of their crime, according to detectives. The texts indicate the two used the texting apps Signal and Telegraph, which allow untraceable chats.
Other notable quotes highlighted from the Greenberg texts including, And can we like pls slit every spd throat, and I want the whole damn system to just burn the down!!! Btw I really like fire.
Why in Heaven’s name did a nice looking, successful woman go off the deep end? Lotsa drugs? Low IQ? Or just a liberal education?
So just more peaceful protesters?
The world would be a better place without Greenberg in it, period.
Why not attempted murder? It was an occupied building as far as I know.
In Seattle, it's a resume' enhancer.
Sounds like something Soros would do.
But, but, but...He is basically a good kid, straight A student,
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