And thank heaven for small mercies, the cops actually did their fucking JOB for once:
Brett’s snark here is, sadly, no joke. But very much on point. Here’s the story:
Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced Thursday he filed federal charges against two Hartville, Mo. men with firearms charges after they traveled to the Kenosha area.
Michael M. Karmo, 40, and Cody E. Smith, 33 face charges of illegal possession of firearms. Authorities arrested them at a hotel Wednesday in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
As alleged in the criminal complaint, on September 1, the Kenosha Police Department advised FBI a law enforcement agency in Iowa received a tip Karmo and an unidentified male were in possession of firearms and traveling from Missouri to Kenosha, Wisconsin. After receiving consent to search Karmo and Smith’s vehicle and hotel room, FBI agents recovered an Armory AR-15 assault rifle, a Mossberg 500 AB 12-Gauge shotgun, two handguns, a silencer, ammunition, body armor, a drone, and other materials. Karmo has prior felony convictions. Smith has a prior misdemeanor domestic battery conviction. Consequently, both Karmo and Smith were prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition on September 1.
A federal complaint says the men are roommates in Hartville. It says a person who had been in contact with the men told law enforcement officers the men said they were going to Kenosha to loot and possibly “pick people off.”
They went to loot. Louder for the white supremacists at the back, the ones who think such crimes are only done by blacks, and whites on the left: THEY WENT TO LOOT. THESE FUCKING RIGHT WINGERS WENT TO LOOT.
And that’s not all they went for:
Karmo told investigators the men were part of the 417 Second Amendment Militia, and decided to drive to Kenosha to “see for themselves” what was going on. It says Karmo stopped in Iowa to visit someone he knew, and he was offended that person commented that Karmo and Smith looked like they were going to Kenosha to shoot people.
Oh sure, they just went to “see for themselves”. Like that guy who shot up the pizza parlor under the influence of Q-Anon wanted to “see for himself”, too? Nah, dude, one doesn’t travel that far to be a spectator; one goes only to participate. Sucks that you had to pick the worst possible side to participate on.
As for being offended at being pegged for a would-be terrorist shooter, well: If the shoe fits, wear it and don’t complain if it pinches, you big fuckin’ wuss.