Armed Man Hurls Molotov Cocktails at ICE Facility, Draws Expected Response

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other young immigrants march with supporters as they arrive at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 5, 2018. The program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday by order of President Donald Trump but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

An man armed with a rifle and incendiary devices most would describe as molotov cocktails attacked an ICE facility in Tacoma, Washington yesterday.

The report is from the Seattle Times.


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

Officers were called by an ICE employee who saw the rifle. Soon after they arrived, officers reported “shots fired,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, although it is unclear who fired first or if Van Spronsen fired at all. The Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office classified his death as a homicide.

Willem Van Spronsen has been part of the protest scene at the facility for a while. Just last year he was criminally charged after attempting to choke a police officer while also carrying a knife.

Back on the street, his rage apparently hadn’t quelled and he went too far this time. Police saw the rifle as well as the fact that he was throwing improvised explosives and ended the confrontation with deadly force.

The medical examiner classified Van Spronsen’s death as a homocide. I know that’s normal, but it’s still jarring considering officers were obviously acting in self defense here.

This kind of thing is not going to stop as long as the media and Democrat party are stoking the flames every single day. When you call ICE Nazis and claim they are torturing children, what kind of response should we expect? If someone really believes those things, why wouldn’t they take action? That’s the danger of all the misinformation that’s been spread around.


It’s ironic given that Republicans were accused of incitement simply for accurately quoting Ilhan Omar a few months back, something that clearly wasn’t in fact incitement, but the left and their media allies are completely mum about possible incitement in this case. Would they stay quiet if this were an abortion mill being attacked? Or would they try to tie it to the pro-life movement? We all know the answer to that and it’s a testament to their incredible hypocrisy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies in Congress that are making up things and lying about the situation at these facilities, all while holding funding hostage, need to be called to account here. They are whipping up resentment and violence that’s going to lead to more people getting killed.


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