Recently there has been a viral video making its rounds on the Internet of an ANTIFA protester being shot in the family jewels by a pepper-ball. The incident occurred when the protester decided to kick a tear gas canister and throw it at police.
The protester who has now become famous in this video has been identified as Joshua Cobin. Mr. Cobin has been charged with one count of unlawful assembly and aggravated assault against police. These are very serious charges, and if convicted, will likely land Mr. Cobin in jail for a significant amount of time.
In the video Mr. Cobin can be seen wearing a gas mask, kicking the tear gas canister at police, then running away. As soon as he turns again facing police, he is shot with the pepper-ball in the groin. Afterward, he was so incapacitated that his fellow ANTIFA protesters had to drag him out of the way because they were too weak to pick him up.
Phoenix protester gets shot by pepper balls after Trump rally 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/RE1VfrZXcm
— Jonathan Pressley (@gamervet803) August 24, 2017
Police were able to identify Mr. Cobin because he admitted to his actions with a Facebook post where he said, “Thanks for all the kind words, what a crazy night last night! My hand feels a lot better, and for EVERYONE who asked, my nuts are fine lol. The cops missed by a few inches so I have a nasty baseball size bruise there.”
The charges against Mr. Cobin are serious, and police are alleging in their report that Mr. Cobin was engaged in rioting activity and was refusing to disperse when ordered to do so. Additionally, when someone shows up to a “peaceful protest” wearing a gas mask, the intentions are anything but peaceful.
It seems that since the first riots at Berkley a few months ago, ANTIFA has increased the level of violence they are committing with confirmed multiple cases of ANTIFA thugs attacking Trump supporters as well as anyone who does not look like them. In one case, ANTIFA thugs mistook one of their own for a Nazi because of his haircut and tattoos. In a similar incident, a Navy veteran in Colorado was stabbed for his choice of haircut.
ANTIFA has turned into the Brown Shirts of the Nazi party from World War II. The Nazi Brown Shirts were part of the muscle Hitler used to inflict violence, intimidation, and property damage against Jews as well as those who opposed the Nazi Party. Democrats in Washington D.C., like Senator Elizabeth Warren, have not specifically condemned ANTIFA, yet they have the gall to attack President Trump for his comments, as well as the blame he placed on the violent alt-left and alt-right protestors in Charlottesville.
A petition has been created on change.org, urging President Trump to declare ANTIFA a terrorist organization. You can sign the petition by clicking here. Presently, the petition has a little over 113,000 signatures which is the prerequisite amount required for a response by the Whitehouse. The petition reads, “Terrorism is, in its broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror or fear, in order to achieve a political, religious, or ideological aim. ANTIFA have demonstrated time and time again that they’re more than willing and able to fill these criteria. We’re asking that the president formally declare ANTIFA a domestic terror organization.”
In various videos on YouTube, as well as documents obtained by Trump supporters undercover in ANTIFA groups, it has been confirmed beyond any doubt that when ANTIFA shows up to a protest, they are plotting violence. This premeditation is dangerous, and it is simply a matter of time before some innocent protestor is killed by ANTIFA. Should ANTIFA be declared a terrorist organization, this would then make a criminal out of all the ANTIFA thugs as well as anyone who provides material support to them.
Some Trump supporters and conservatives have stated that ANTIFA is now the de facto violent arm of the Democratic Party along with help from Black Lives Matter. Obtuse politicians like Howard Dean, known for screaming like a little school girl, have asserted that anyone who voted for Trump or votes Republican is a racist, thereby objectifying a whole class of people, and in a way making it acceptable for others to commit violence upon them.
The impunity with which ANTIFA operates must be stopped before more people are hurt. What will it take from the Trump Administration to declare ANTIFA a terrorist organization? Mr. President, please assign this terrorist designation to ANTIFA before it is too late.