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Jan 28 2021

Twitter Troll Arrested

The “Justice” Department announced yesterday that a Twitter troll has been arrested, apparently for posting snarky memes. From the DOJ website:

Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He was taken into custody [Wednesday]…

Mackey stands accused of depriving people of their right to vote in 2016. Here’s how he allegedly did it:

As alleged in the complaint, between September 2016 and November 2016, in the lead up to the Nov. 8, 2016, U.S. Presidential Election, Mackey conspired with others to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages designed to encourage supporters of one of the presidential candidates (the “Candidate”) to “vote” via text message or social media, a legally invalid method of voting.

For example, on Nov. 1, 2016, Mackey allegedly tweeted an image that featured an African American woman standing in front of an “African Americans for [the Candidate]” sign. The image included the following text: “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home. Text ‘[Candidate’s first name]’ to 59925[.] Vote for [the Candidate] and be a part of history.”

A joke, right? But if liberals had a sense of humor, they would be able to meme too.

They don’t need a sense of humor. They have Big Government.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Mackey’s arrest comes on the heels of a federal crackdown against supporters of former President Trump who participated in the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. However, the bulk of Mackey’s actions laid out in the complaint occurred in 2016. …

[Former Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District in Florida Gerald] Greenberg said he was struck by how soon after the Capitol riot the charges against Mackey were brought — especially considering that his actions had been known for years.

The Capitol Riot + a left-wing tyrant in the White House = open season on the Right.

People like Mackey getting thrown in prison indicates that we are crossing the line from soft tyranny imposed largely by Silicon Valley to hard tyranny imposed by the federal government.

Michael Edison Hayden, a spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said he was intimately familiar with Mackey’s posting under the guise of Ricky Vaughn during the run-up to the 2016 election.

Until recently, I thought no one was more militantly left-wing than the SPLC. However,

Hayden said he was shocked to find out Wednesday that Mackey had actually been charged with a crime. He said he wonders if his arrest is a sign that more crackdowns on the far-right movement are coming. “It really does open up a lot of possibilities.”

One possibility is 10 years in prison for Mackey.

January 20, 2021 is a historic date. That was the day Americans stopped saying, “It’s a free country” and started saying, “I hope they don’t come for me next.”

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tips: Vlad Tepes, Conservative Treehouse.


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  1. […] Left’s attacks on our right to express ourselves are relentless. Some are major blows, like arresting a conservative for posting humorous memes. Others are more farcical than frightening, yet contribute to the […]


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