DOJ Indicts Radical Activists for Attacking Florida Professional-Life Services

Following assaults on over 78 pro-life teams throughout the nation, the Division of Justice (DOJ) has lastly indicted two pro-abortion activists for attacking pro-life amenities in Florida.

Twenty-seven-year-old Caleb Freestone and 23-year-old Amber Smith-Stewart “focused being pregnant useful resource amenities and vandalized these amenities with spray-painted threats,” in response to the DOJ. The threatening language that the 2 used to vandalize the pro-life amenities mirrors that of the terrorist group Jane’s Revenge.

Freestone has beforehand been arrested on a number of events, together with for disrupting a faculty board assembly, and has mentioned he’s supportive of the “antifascist political motion.” Social media that seems to be affiliated with Smith-Stewart signifies that she is also affiliated with Antifa.

“Based on the indictment, Freestone and Smith-Stewart, and different co-conspirators, are alleged to have spray painted threats, together with ‘if abortions aren’t secure than niether [sic] are you,’ ‘YOUR TIME IS UP!!,’ ‘WE’RE COMING for U,’ and ‘We’re in all places,’ on a reproductive well being providers facility in Winter Haven, Florida,” the DOJ mentioned in a launch.

Freestone and Smith-Stewart additionally attacked amenities in Hollywood, Florida, and Hialeah, Florida, the DOJ mentioned, noting that the attackers violated the Freedom of Entry to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act by “utilizing threats of power to intimidate and intrude” with the pro-life group’s operations offering reproductive well being providers.

“The indictment additional alleges that Freestone and Smith-Stewart violated the FACE Act by deliberately damaging and destroying the power’s property as a result of the power offers reproductive well being providers,” the DOJ launch mentioned.

If they’re convicted, Freestone and Smith-Stewart resist 12 years in jail every, three years of supervised launch, and might be fined as much as $350,000.

Not less than 78 pro-life teams and 108 church buildings have been attacked since Could, in response to Catholic Vote trackers. Vandals have typically tagged these buildings with threats akin to, “If abortions aren’t secure, neither are you,” making the assaults incidents of suspected pro-abortion violence.

Till Tuesday, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division had refused to share with The Every day Sign whether or not it’s prosecuting any of those circumstances below the Freedom of Entry to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which “prohibits threats of power, obstruction and property injury supposed to intrude with reproductive well being care providers.”

That very same Civil Rights Division charged 26 pro-life people in 2022 with violations of the FACE Act—although the laws protects each pro-life being pregnant facilities and abortion clinics, as a DOJ official famous to Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, in December.

Additionally in December, Affiliate Lawyer Normal Vanita Gupta revealed that DOJ has been focusing on pro-life activists by way of the FACE Act as a response to the overturn of Roe as she delivered remarks on the Justice Division’s Civil Rights Division’s sixty fifth Anniversary.

The affiliate legal professional normal described the overturn of Roe v. Wade as a “devastating blow to girls all through the nation” that took away “the constitutional proper to abortion” and elevated “the urgency” of the DOJ’s work—together with the “enforcement of the FACE Act, to make sure continued lawful entry to reproductive providers.”

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