For months, since the leak that hinted that the United States Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade became public, the left has been systemically bullying and threatening to cause violence across the country if the law was extinguished.
Now that the SCOTUS has done just that and turned over the question of abortion back to the individual states to decide, that is exactly what the left is now doing – causing chaos in typical fashion.
Protestors were so incensed at the possibility that they will no longer be able to wantonly abort their own children, they even illegally picketed Supreme Court Justices’ homes, with Justice Kavanaugh being the main target.
Even though California Governor Gavin Newsome said that abortion will remain in the Golden State, and he has formed an alliance with his progressive neighbors, Washington and Oregon, violence has still erupted in Los Angeles, that saw one man attempting to murder police, according to Breitbart News.
Breitbart News reported:
Michael Ortiz, 30, and Juliana Bernado, 23, were among those arrested during a clash with police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michel Moore said.
“The vast majority of those involved were peaceful and law-abiding, however, a much smaller group of individuals took to the streets with the intention of creating chaos and destruction,” the LAPD said.
Protests went into the night and some protesters began “throwing fireworks and other makeshift weapons” at LAPD officers who were attending the scene.
Officers declared an unlawful assembly after crowds started to gather and moved onto the streets and some briefly blocked traffic on freeways.
Ortiz was among the protestors and has been accused of throwing a makeshift flamethrower at a police officer who had to be later treated for burns. As a result, Ortiz has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer, according to a report from KTLA.
“I condemn the violence against officers that occurred last night and into today,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore noted in a news release.
“Individuals participating in such criminal activity are not exercising their 1st Amendment rights in protest of the Supreme Court decision, rather, they are acting as criminals. The Department will vigorously pursue prosecution of these individuals.”
A memo was issued by the Department of Homeland Security prior to the protests, warning of a dramatic increase in violence following the ruling.
“Some domestic violent extremists (DVEs) will likely exploit the recent US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade to intensify violence against a wide range of targets,” DHS said.
“We expect violence could occur for weeks following the release, particularly as DVEs may be mobilized to respond to changes in state laws and ballot measures on abortion stemming from the decision,” the warning continued.
“We base this assessment on an observed increase in violent incidents across the United States following the unauthorized disclosure in May of a draft majority opinion on the case,” the memo adds.
The report went on to state that federal and state government officials, including judges, were the most at risk of being targeted.
“In late May, a network of loosely affiliated suspected violent extremists, known as ‘Jane’s Revenge’—which has been linked to arson attacks against the buildings of ideological opponents—shared a post online encouraging a ‘night of rage’ following the Supreme Court announcement, stating, ‘we need the state to feel our full wrath’ and ‘we need them to be afraid of us,’” the document said.
“An individual is now awaiting trial for a plot in June to kill a US Supreme Court Justice in response to the draft opinion. A separate incident in Michigan involved vandalism claimed by ‘Jane’s Revenge’ on a building that houses a US Representative’s campaign office and a pro-life advocacy group,” the DHS document added.