Skip to comments.Florida man arrested with explosive near Oath Keepers rally
Posted on 01/09/2022 5:49:22 AM PST by devane617
A Florida man was arrested Thursday with a homemade explosive near a rally held by the Oath Keepers, police said Friday.
Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spotted Garrett Smith, 22, running from the direction of the protest while carrying a backpack around 7:24 p.m. on January 6, the anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
About 85 members of the Oath Keepers were holding a rally in the parking lot of the Pinellas County Courthouse to support Jeremy Brown, a member of the far-right militaristic movement who was arrested for participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year.
Brown, 47, is currently being held without bond in the Pinellas County Jail on a U.S. Marshall's Service warrant stemming from the Capitol riot.
After Smith's arrest, investigators found fireworks in his car -- which was parked near the protest. Investigators also searched Smith's home where they found more "pipe-type" explosive devices and "hand grenade-type" explosive devices, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said during a press conference.
Detectives said they are still working to determine why Smith had the explosives and how he planned to use them, officials said. It was not immediately clear if Smith has ties to the group.
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Oh, nothing to see here, just another Amish Antifa member.
Investigators also searched Smith’s home where they found more “pipe-type” explosive devices and “hand grenade-type” explosive devices...
An FBI “informant”.
“An FBI “informant”.”
No doubt, an FBI employee
The Oath Keepers? What oath have they kept? They should change their name to the Slinkers Away.
Oath keeper activist have done what Free Republic activists have not.
Oath Keepers continue to rally
He’s not a man.
Took the Exit ramp and only post #5
22 years old facing a felony explosives charge. Antifa radical wannabe. Whelp, hope he likes his new digs. A 6x9 concrete box with a steel bunk and toilet. The big plus is the gourmet bologna sandwiches.
He was Antifa: https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4027808/posts
"Oath Keepers is an American far-right anti-government militia whose members claim to be defending the Constitution of the United States. It encourages its members to disobey orders which they believe would violate the U.S. Constitution. Research on their membership determined that two thirds of the Oath Keepers are former military or law enforcement, and one tenth percent are active duty military or law enforcement. Most research determined the Oath Keeper membership to be approximately five thousand members, while leaked data showed Oath Keeper rosters claiming membership of 38,000.
Several organizations that monitor U.S. domestic terrorism and hate groups describe the group as extremist or radical.  In 2015, Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described the group as "heavily armed extremists with a conspiratorial and anti-government mindset looking for potential showdowns with the government".
“member of the far-right militaristic movement who was arrested for participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last year.”
Well, they do keep the msm narrative alive.
Then they wonder why some creep tried to blow them up.
Or maybe they don’t.
Put this lowlife antifa scum in a cell with Bubba for six months. Soon he will be voluntarily receiving estrogen injections.
Expecting balance or truth from Wikipedia is like expecting the same from Facebook or Nextdoor.
You were slumming. Shame on you. :)
Antifa all look the same so it’s easy to pick them out of a crowd ,LOL
“Hand-grenade type devices”...do they mean Molotov cocktails?
“Pipe-like explosive devices” ... Do they mean pipe bombs?
What is the reversed E supposed to mean?
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