Stink Bomb Attack
Hats off to James O’Keefe, whose undercover video “revealed” plotters discussing their plans to “attack” Trump celebrants with a “stink bomb” attack.
The District of Columbia police made an “arrest” and filed court documents in the case.
“Scott Ryan Charney was one of the three men caught on camera discussing plans to set off fire alarms and spray Butyric acid — an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs — at the National Press Club, where the party for Donald Trump supporters was held Thursday night. In the Project Veritas video, Mr. Charney is identified as Scott Green, the documents state.”
The arrest of 34-year-old Charney was on a charge of “conspiracy to commit assault.”
The defense “apparently” will be that this was all a “big joke“:
“After the release of the video, DisruptJ20 organizers said the activists in the undercover video figured out the Project Veritas investigator was a plant and “gave him false information about … what they felt was the most humorous red herring available: a false plot to use stink bombs at an event called the Deploraball with the so-called ‘Alt-Right.’”
All that would be necessary to “demolish” that contention would be other evidence of “genuine intent,” such as efforts to search for or purchase any “components or ingredients” for such an attack.
Or other communications on the subject:
“Court documents state that police relied on the video turned over to investigators on Tuesday by the unidentified witness as well as emails sent between protest organizers when they filed the criminal charge against Mr. Charney.
The court documents do not indicate how the emails were obtained, but state that Mr. Charney wrote to several individuals that he had conducted reconnaissance at the National Press Club, and believed the group “would be able to accomplish their objective ‘with no negative consequences for our side, nor any collateral damage.’”
Mr. Charney “went on to further discuss that more people would be needed inside the building to carry out their plans,” according to the court documents. The email message states that the group would further discuss the plans in person.
Police were looking for the two other men, “identified” as Luke Kuhn and Colin Dunn in the video, but officials said they have “not been taken into custody.”
He pled not guilty to the “misdemeanor” charge and was released from custody on the condition he stay away from the “inauguration” zone throughout the rest of the weekend.