SPLC attorney charged with domestic terrorism in Atlanta, but a "Fact-Check" claims he was something else
As we are all aware, Atlanta is currently under fiery siege by Antifa rioters. A mostly-peaceful fiery siege, that is.
Twenty-three people were arrested during the riot, and one of them happened to be an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Y'know, the agency consulted by the FBI to target "domestic terrorists". Like devout Catholics.
\u201cAttorney among 23 charged with domestic terrorism in Atlanta \u2018Cop City\u2019 attack https://t.co/yWt0iqj478\u201d— New York Post (@New York Post) 1678140884
The 28-year-old attorney, Thomas Webb Jurgens, was charged with domestic terrorism after the protestors allegedly hurled Molotov cocktails and fireworks at the future training facility. Oh, and out of all the people arrested, only Jurgens and one other person are actually from Georgia. Some of them were from France and Canada. Totally not suspicious at all.
As to the attack itself, it was very, very violent. Surveillance video shows huge flames rising from the training center as police dodge objects thrown at them. Some rioters even tried to blind officers with green lasers.
Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said, "This was a very violent attack, very violent attack. This wasn’t about a public safety training center. This was about anarchy … and we are addressing that quickly.” He also said the attack was “coordinated”.
So this all sounds pretty bad. But don't worry, friends. The Southern Poverty Law Center is here with a much-needed, totally 100% true fact-check. The SPLC told Newsweek in a statement that Jurgens was at the protest as a "legal observer" with the National Lawyers Guild: "The employee is an experienced legal observer, and their arrest is not evidence of any crime, but of heavy-handed law enforcement intervention against protesters."
Ooooh, okay. So he might've been one of those "molotov-cocktail-hurling" legal observers. And the cops were just too "heavy-handed" against violent foreigners setting huge fires and causing a massive danger to the general public. It all makes sense now.