Two Washington State women, Samantha Brooks and Ellen Reiche, have been arrested and accused of an Antifa terrorism attack after a “shunt” was placed on train tracks in Whatcom County, an act that could cause a train to derail or decouple, endangering the public, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. One of them, Ellen Reiche, worked as a deputy field organizer for Washington State Democrats. Antifa linked democratic operator.
Although the arrest covers one incident, the DOJ reports:
“Since January there have been 41 incidents of shunts placed on the BNSF tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties—causing crossing guards to malfunction, interfering with automatic braking systems, and, in one case, causing the near-derailment of tanks of hazardous chemicals,” said U.S. Attorney Moran. “These crimes endanger our community. I commend the agents from Customs and Border Protection, FBI, BNSF Police, and state and local partners who prioritized stopping this criminal conduct.”
Has anyone else noticed that there sure is a lot of overlap between Antifa activists and prominent Democrats?
Could that have something to do with why people like Nadler pretend they don’t exist (maybe they bribed him with a twinkie), and maybe why Kamala Harris was so hellbent on helping them with raising bail money? They’re all playing on the same team.
Shortly after the first of at least 41 attacks against railways in Washington State were discovered in January, a claim of responsibility was published on an anarchist website. The group’s website, a subset of Antifa, is an ‘anti-colonialist’ group going by the name of ‘It’s Going Down.”This group has claimed responsibility for either some or all the attacks.
According to the criminal complaint:
“This claim of responsibility stated that the shunting activity was carried out in solidarity with Native American tribes in Canada seeking to prevent the construction of an oil pipeline across British Columbia, and with the express goal of disrupting BNSF operations and supplies for the pipeline,”
Per Postmillennial News Reporter Andy Ngo:
Ellen Brennan Reiche, 27, and Samantha Frances Brooks, 23, were arrested over the weekend by federal authorities in Bellingham, Wash. and charged with committing a terrorist attack on a railroad facility.
According to the criminal complaint, Reiche and Brooks were placing wired devices known as “shunts” over BNSF Railway tracks in the middle of the night on Nov. 28. The wires are capable of disrupting a train’s electrical signal and cause it to erroneously brake.
“Depending on the location, the shunt may also interfere with the proper operation of crossing gates at railroad/traffic intersections, causing the gates to allow vehicular traffic across the tracks even when a train is oncoming,” wrote the officer assigned in the Seattle Division of the FBI in the affidavit.
The two suspects were caught by a Whatcom County deputy. Reiche was carrying a bag that contained gloves, supplies and tools needed to make the wired devices. The insulated copper wire Reiche was carrying was similar to what was used in 41 other attacks on the railway this year, including an incident on Oct. 11 where a train carrying combustible material was decoupled from the engine after riding over a shunt.
…Reiche, who identifies as “non-binary” and uses “they/them” pronouns, was the deputy field organizer for Washington State Democrats, according to their now-deleted LinkedIn profile. (The official Democrat organization has been asked for comment.)
Most of this post was first seen at Clash Daily.
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