Federal Authorities Arrest Ringleader In Attack On Andrew Jackson Statue In Washington, DC

The federal government is cracking down in places where they have the authority to do so.

The recent attempt by some radicals to topple a statue of former President Andrew Jackson led to an investigation, and now an arrest of the ringleader.

This guy is going to need a very good lawyer.

FOX News reports:

Feds arrest ‘ringleader’ in attack on Andrew Jackson statue by White House

Federal law enforcement officials on Thursday arrested a man in Washington they call a “ringleader” in the recent attempt to destroy the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square near the White House.

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Law enforcement sources tell Fox News that Jason Charter was arrested at his residence Thursday morning, without incident, and charged with destruction of federal property. He was arrested by the FBI and U.S. Park Police as part of a joint task force.

These sources add that Charter has connections to Antifa and was in a leadership role on the night of June 22 when a large group of protesters tried to pull down the statue.

“They were very organized,” a federal law enforcement official said. “Charter was on top of the statue and directing people … they had acid, chisels, straps and a human chain preventing police from getting to the statue.”

The FBI’s criminal complaint against Charter attaches screengrabs of local news videos and accuses him of also being involved in the destruction of the Albert Pike Historical Statue in Washington this month.

Here’s a photo of the suspect:

The folks who get arrested and prosecuted for this kind of behavior are destroying more than statues, they’re wrecking their future too.

Hope it was worth it.

 

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