Skip to comments.Rochester Antifa member pleads guilty for posting IED recipe and inciting riots ( New York )
Posted on 06/28/2021 7:41:30 AM PDT by george76
An upstate New York antifa member has pleaded guilty in federal court for posting an online homemade explosive recipe to social media and instructing fellow comrades to make firebombs to harm law enforcement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York charged 27-year-old Ryan Howe, of Rochester, in October 2020 with using a facility of interstate and foreign commerce to incite, promote, and encourage a riot. Howe—who uses the pronouns "they/them" and "she/her"—is also known as "Rylea Autumn."
This week Howe pled guilty to civil disorder, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Howe's sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4. Howe, an admitted Antifa militant and communist, repeatedly called for violence and arson attacks during Black Lives Matter-Antifa rioting last year.
Howe was among nine arrested on Sept. 2, 2020, by Rochester Police at an Antifa protest outside the Public Safety Building. Several dozen had gathered to protest the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died in police custody. The criminal complaint filed by an FBI special agent said that Howe shook the metal barricade protecting the police station and screamed to agitate the crowd to commit violence.
According to court records, Howe wrapped themselves around a street sign to resist arrest and kicked police officers to avoid being handcuffed.
According to the criminal complaint, Howe wrote a number of extremist posts throughout September 2020 that caught the attention of law enforcement.
On Sept. 8, 2020, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office alerted federal investigators to Howe's profile on Facebook, which showed Howe had espoused extreme Antifa beliefs. Howe's profile picture last year depicted them dressed in black bloc with the accompanying text, "Antifascist Action."
Howe's biography on Facebook read at the time: "Genderqueer, Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist, Anarcho-communist." Howe's public Twitter account is filled with posts identifying with Antifa and expressing support for communism. Howe's other social media posts show an immense involvement in far-left activism organized in the Rochester-area. Howe was also arrested in July 2020 at another protest.
The federal complaint cited that on Sept. 23, 2020, Howe wrote on Facebook, "Burn this sh— to the f—ng ground," in response to news that the Kentucky officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death was charged with three counts of felony wanton endangerment, rather than murder. A day later, Howe shared an online recipe on how to make a homemade Molotov cocktail and guidance on how to hurl one of the flammable objects at law enforcement officers, the complaint alleged.
Howe later posted on the same day: "Good morning to everyone ready to burn this whole f—ing country to the ground!"
The affidavit said that Howe admitted to writing the posts in an interview with an FBI agent. Howe said they obtained the online Molotov cocktail recipe from an anarchist book they had found.
Howe has since urged "mayosapians," a derogatory term for white people, to send slavery reparations on Juneteenth to black Americans and then "get the f— out." Howe uploaded an image of the "TransAnarchism" flag in honor of Pride Month.
Howe posted an image of the "TransAnarchism" flag to commemorate Pride Month .
The FBI conducted the investigation alongside the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Rochester Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Harvey. The case was one of the few known federal prosecutions since violent Black Lives Matter riots began in the aftermath of George Floyd's death last May that state the suspect's explicit ties to Antifa.
Please don't post any material on explosives or inflammatory materials. It was a joke.
He’s a lefty. He’ll be let off with a slap on the wrist, time served, an apology from the police and an undisclosed settlement from the city.
Ryan Howe = white supremacist
A bag of queer feces, with a stick of dynamite in it.
This twerp is in dire need of a spanking and Mental Illness treatment. “Howe’s biography on Facebook read at the time: “Genderqueer, Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist, Anarcho-communist.”
Howe’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4.
Why does he get over 3 months for his sentencing?
Hmmmmm.....so folks forget about him and he gets probation and $100 fine.
He should have been walked out of the courtroom, onto a bus and driven straight to Attica.
He’s very clearly a man, albeit one who dresses and gestures like a pink haired, teenage girl. Lock Him Up!!
Howe—who uses the pronouns “they/them” and “she/her”—is also known as “Rylea Autumn.
Obviously a severely mentally ill individual who should be involuntarily committed for everyone’s safety.
I typed my original comment before I saw his picture.
Holy Moly....I’m betting he’d like maximum security. But, he’ll sue to be in a women’s prison, if that isn’t already possible in NY, and win.
I, however, would like to see him in a men’s prison, where he will become a human toilet.
**for posting an online homemade explosive recipe ***
Isn’t the Anarchist Cookbook still in print?
A mentally ill “T” alphabet person, what a surprise. Throw it into men’s “pound it in the ass” prison. Should be heaven for it.
Mostly peaceful IED
Why is he not in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT with Trump supporters????
HOW LONG are WORTHLESS CONGRESSIONAL members going to allow people to be in solitary NUST BECAUSE they supported Trump??
Congressional REPUBLICANS deserve solitary themselves for DOING ZERO!!
1) Any combination of a Taco Bell menu.
2) Wait half an hour.
3) Have someone pull your finger.
That guy will likely get time served.
Bet he’s from a very wealthy, left leaning family....
Let's see if Soros bought off the judge here.
DOJ and FBI won’t investigate funding sources etc.
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