The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is doing the job that the FBI won’t.
I wrote about the leftist network behind the Atlanta ‘Cop City’ riots back in January.
Even after an ‘Atlanta Forest Defender’ shot a Georgia state trooper in the stomach and his comrades set off race riots in the city, the leftist group at the center of it all is still fundraising.
This comes months after the leftists threw molotov cocktails at police and nearly burned an elderly driver to death. Multiple members of the ‘occupation’ have been arrested on domestic terrorism charges.
One of the initiatives of the Network for Strong Communities is the Atlanta Solidarity Fund which bailed out protesters and rioters: including those charged with domestic terrorism.
Another is Copwatch: which provided training for the Atlanta Forest Defenders.
The publicly listed leadership for the group consists of Adele “Earthworm” MacLean, a local activist affiliated with Cop Watch House and Food Not Bombs, both operating under the NSC umbrella. Marlon Kautz, who serves as its CFO, is a member of Cop Watch, works with the Solidarity Fund, and is the owner of the Teardown House which is the NSC’s registered address.
The house, decorated with graffiti reading “Black Lives Matter”, “No Cops”, “Build Up Resistance” and “Smash the State”, has been featured in a number of articles.
The GBI showed up to take out the garbage.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced its agents and Atlanta police had arrested three officers of the group that runs the Atlanta Solidarity Fund, which has bailed out protesters and helped them find lawyers.
Charged with money laundering and charity fraud are Marlon Scott Kautz, 39, of Atlanta; Savannah D. Patterson, 30, of Savannah; and Adele MacLean, 42, of Atlanta.
State investigators said they found evidence linking all three to the alleged financial crimes after executing warrants Wednesday morning at a house owned by Kautz and MacLean that is emblazoned with anti-police graffiti in an otherwise gentrified neighborhood east of downtown Atlanta.
The Left and its media are screaming bloody murder and claiming that civil rights are being violated. Especially the vital civil right to shoot at police officers and throw Molotov cocktails, which, unlike the right to bear arms, are set down in the Constitution.
In a statement issued after the arrests, Gov. Brian Kemp said the state would “track down every member of a criminal organization, from violent foot soldiers to their uncaring leaders.”
“These criminals facilitated and encouraged domestic terrorism with no regard for others, watching as communities faced the destructive consequences of their actions.” the Republican said. “Here in Georgia, we do not allow that to happen.”
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, also a Republican, pledged to “not rest until we have held accountable every person who has funded, organized, or participated in this violence and intimidation.”
We’ll see what the actual results are. I’m not very confident, considering the track record, but even arresting some of these characters sends a message. And, hopefully, this begins the process of taking on the legality of bail funds. Bail funds have caused at least ten known deaths and their legality is highly debatable. Bail is supposed to give the accused ‘skin in the game’ so he shows up to court. Having rich lefty celebs put up bail for thugs does not serve that purpose and in many states is actually a violation of the law.
And if GBI’s boys are at all competent and if the NSC soy lads didn’t encrypt everything, they should turn up a treasure trove of stuff far beyond the bail fund.