Man who attacked the ICE center in Tacoma was Willem van Spronsen.
Here he is in a Facebook pic from the John Brown Gun Club and wearing their hat.
Looks like Willem Von Spronsen was also a member of the anti-fascist John Brown Gun Club of Pudget Sound. That’s him on the left, from their FB. pic.twitter.com/5cw9IV9CQM
— Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) July 14, 2019
John Brown Gun Club appears to be synonymous with “Redneck Revolt” and was featured with a CNN promo here:
What is the Redneck Revolt? Who is John Brown? What is @WKamauBell doing in Tacoma? Don’t be confused, all will be revealed an all-new #UnitedShades, Tonight at 10p ET/PT. Take notes, there will be a quiz later! pic.twitter.com/gxMTV3zD3l
— CNN (@CNN) May 5, 2019
You can actually see Van Spronsen in the video at about :04.
And then CNN’s W. Kamau Bell actually asks people to “do what they can to support” the group pointing to what is now a protected tweet.
As you are watching the #UnitedShades episode about @PugetSoundJBGC & the good work they are doing to actively end white supremacy just understand that being on my show is bringing a lot more harassment their way. Do what you can to support them. ?? https://t.co/hJCEjTdXnh
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) May 13, 2019
This all of course followed a lot of demonizing of ICE from people like the ‘Gang of Four.’
Antifa terrorist Willem Van Spronsen carried out this terrorist attack after weeks of Democrats claiming migrant shelters are "concentration camps" and whipping up hatred against ICE and CBP https://t.co/cluqAdgc4x
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) July 14, 2019
5/ In his alleged "manifesto" found elsewhere online, van Spronsen specifically invokes AOC's "concentration camps" rhetoric to describe ICE facilities where a tiny subset of people in our country without US permission, are detained..
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 14, 2019
Showing that he was indeed whipped up by the Democratic demonization.
Other media also featured this group as somehow “heroic.” Newsweek claimed that they were “protecting minorities” with guns.
It’s unclear how setting fire to a detention center full of illegal aliens (some of whom were likely minorities) would have helped them.
HT: Andy Ngo