two difficult, not-so-revolutionary acts that ratchet up the need for impeachment

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Note that both events involve ICE facilities, one of which is a private firm.

Item One: The stupidity of flag activism continues.

Such acts beget reactionary sentiments.

Item Two: In Tacoma, WA, a suicide by police but also a solitary act of rebellion.

A protest outside the federal immigration detention center in Tacoma last year drew headlines when a 68-year-old man wrapped his arms around a police officer’s throat and shoulders in an apparent attempt to free another protester.

When police got the man into handcuffs, they found a collapsible baton and knife in his pocket, leading to criminal charges.

Early Saturday morning, that man, Willem Van Spronsen of Vashon Island, returned to the Northwest Detention Center, the holding facility for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, this time armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, according to Tacoma police.

Police said Van Spronsen tossed lit objects at vehicles and buildings, causing one car fire, and unsuccessfully tried to ignite a propane tank.


Deb Bartley, a friend of Van Spronsen’s for about 20 years, described him as an anarchist and anti-fascist, and she believes his attack on the detention center was intended to provoke a fatal conflict.

 “He was ready to end it,” Bartley said. “I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs … I know he went down there knowing he was going to die.”…

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Hey Nikki, You know what’s disgusting? You. You worked for the fool which means you condone his policies. Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is and primary him.