The riot in Madison was inspired by the arrest of organizer Devonere Johnson for ‘organizing’ in a restaurant. The resulting violence saw statues toppled and a Democrat state senator beaten.
Now the Feds have busted Johnson for blackmailing businesses.
Federal prosecutors brought extortion charges Friday against the man whose arrest this week sparked violence and destruction in the capital city.
U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money.
Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to “shut down and destroy” another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided free food and drinks.
In one restaurant, Johnson allegedly brought a boombox indoors and refused to turn it down. When the owner told Johnson he donated money to a group supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign, Johnson asked what he had done “locally.”
Ultimately, Johnson allegedly told the owner “give me money or we’ll break windows,” according to the criminal complaint.
Johnson entered another bar and allegedly asked for free food and drinks or else the bar would be “marked,” according to the complaint.
“You don’t want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down. The cops are on our side,” according to the complaint, which included interviews with the bar owner about what Johnson allegedly said. “You notice that when you call them, nothing happens to us.”
Even Sharpton was slicker than that. But in the BLM kneeling age, Johnson thought he could get away with it.
Johnson, also known as Yeshua Musa, is a Madison activist who has been present at every protest following Floyd’s death. He was arrested outside a Capitol square restaurant on Tuesday after he brought a baseball bat and a bullhorn into the tavern and shouted at customers.
The arrest sparked hundreds to march in Madison’s downtown streets seeking Johnson’s release from jail. The demonstrations turned violent and threatening as protesters entered a private condo building and forced a driver from a car, and assaulted at least two people — including a state senator.
Fundraising for BLM Handled by Group With Convicted Terrorist On Its Board
(washingtonexaminer.com) – The co-founder of Black Lives Matter names a convicted cop killer as one of her heroes, and the BLM national organization is fiscally sponsored through a leftist group whose board of directors includes a convicted terrorist.
Alicia Garza, one of three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter national organization, has repeatedly talked about how convicted cop killer and wanted domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, is one of her main inspirations. Susan Rosenberg, a member of the board of directors for the left-wing Thousand Currents group, which handles the intake of donations made to Black Lives Matter, is a convicted terrorist who, among other things, was suspected of helping Shakur escape from prison.
Rosenberg, who was listed as the vice chairwoman of the board of directors for Thousand Currents until the webpage was pulled down this week, as first reported by the Capital Research Center, had been a member of the radical leftist revolutionary militant group known as the May 19th Communist Organization, affiliated with the Weather Underground terrorist group and other radicals. She was convicted on weapons and explosives charges and sentenced to 58 years in prison, serving 16 years before being pardoned by President Bill Clinton in January 2001.
Thousand Currents did not return a request for comment.
Black Lives Matter, which is not a 501(c)(3) charitable group, uses an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) organization — Thousand Currents — as its fiscal sponsor, and so donations made on the Black Lives Matter website through the left-wing ActBlue donation platform go to Thousand Currents, which says it then distributes them to Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter has gained a vast amount of national attention, and funding, since the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
Rosenberg was a radical in the 1960s and 1970s who landed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List for a number of suspected crimes and was nabbed in 1984 while unloading from her car and into a New Jersey storage unit hundreds of pounds of dynamite along with weapons, including a sub-machine gun. She was believed to have been part of future politically motivated bombing plots. Rosenberg and her M19 associates were also charged with roles in bombings during the 1980s at the Capitol and the Navy War College, among other targets. They were also tied to a 1981 Brink’s armored car robbery that killed a guard and two police officers…
NEW YORK: Democrat Rioters Camp Out At City Hall; Demand One BILLION Cut To Police Budget
Protesters are settling in for the weekend outside City Hall. They plan to stay here until the city budget is due next week, & want $1B cut from the NYPD’s $6B budget. #OccupyCityHall @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/kvDRczHrow
— Ali Bauman (@AliBaumanTV) June 27, 2020