Update of Lawlessness and Violence

White supremacist members arrested on riot charges tied to Charlottesville: largest gathering of white nationalists in at least a decade.

Blog note: Jesus indicated that one (of many) signs of the end times or the end of the age grace would be that love for one another would grow cold. Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” This can also be interpreted that lawlessness will abound. This includes violence, murder, terrorism, shootings, knife attacks, car/van attacks, chemical attacks and other similar acts of destructive and evil behavior. Yes, these things have occurred in time past. But consider the frequency, intensity and devastation of these types of attacks and mass school shootings. They are like birth pangs in frequency and intensity. This is just one part of the CONVERGENCE or CONVERGING of signs. End of note.

White supremacist members arrested on riot charges tied to Charlottesville

Rise Above Movement leader and two other members were arrested and charged with traveling to incite or participate in riots

Associated Press in Los Angeles. Wed 24 Oct 2018 18.07 EDT. The Guardian.

The leader of a southern California white supremacist group and two other members were arrested on charges of inciting a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrests come weeks after other group members were indicted in Virginia on similar charges.

The Rise Above Movement leader, Robert Rundo, was arrested on Sunday at Los Angeles international airport and was denied bail in Los Angeles federal court on Wednesday, the US attorney’s office spokesman, Thom Mrozek, said. Two others, Robert Boman and Tyler Laube, were arrested on Wednesday morning and Aaron Eason remains at large, Mrozek said. All four are charged with traveling to incite or participate in riots. Attorney information for the defendants could not immediately be found.

The men allegedly took actions with the “intent to incite, organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on riots” last year in Charlottesville and in the California cities of Huntington Beach, Berkeley and San Bernardino, according to a complaint from the US attorney’s office.

“RAM members violently attacked and assaulted counter-protesters at each of these events,” the complaint said.

Prosecutors have described the Rise Above Movement as a militant white supremacist group that espouses antisemitic and other racist views and meets regularly to train in boxing and other fighting techniques.

The latest arrests come just weeks after the indictments of four other California members of Ram for allegedly inciting the Virginia riot.

In August 2017, they made their way to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville with their hands taped, “ready to do street battle”, the US attorney Thomas Cullen said at a news conference announcing the charges earlier this month.

Hundreds of white nationalists descended on Charlottesville in part to protest against the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee.

Clashes erupted on 11 August as a crowd of white nationalists marching through the University of Virginia campus carrying torches and chanting racist slogans encountered a small group of counter-protesters. The next day, more violence broke out between counter-protesters and attendees of the Unite the Right rally, which was believed to be the largest gathering of white nationalists in at least a decade. Street fighting exploded before the scheduled event could begin and went on for nearly an hour in view of police until authorities forced the crowd to disperse.

After authorities forced the rally to disband on 12 August, Heather Heyer, 32, was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters. The death toll rose to three when a state police helicopter that had been monitoring the event crashed, killing two troopers.

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