According to the Gwinnett County, Georgia police, three protesters are under arrest for tracking cops to their homes and tossing Molotov cocktails at their cars.
From WSB TV2:
Police say the vandals tracked those officers down at their homes and tried to torch their cars. Both fires were put out quickly, leaving minor damage to the vehicles.
Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Alvin Joseph, 21, and Lakaila Mack, 20, all face multiple charges.
Police said someone called 911 to report a Gwinnett County Police Department car on fire in Duluth some time between 10 p.m. and midnight. The fire was extinguished by the time police arrived.
Later, another 911 caller reported that someone tried to set a police car on fire in Lawrenceville and a dark-colored car fled the scene. A fire started on the ground behind the car and was put out with a fire extinguisher. The car was dented.
Ebuka Chike-Morah, 21, Lakaila Mack, 20, and Alvin Joseph, 21, have been charged with first-degree arson for their alleged role in carrying out firebombing attacks in Gwinnett County, Ga. during a riot this week. https://t.co/RjUNv01MdH #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/9rfrfaIAX4
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) June 5, 2020
Turns out the WSB-TV 2 folks were familiar with Ebuka Chike-Morah, one of the suspects: they’d interviewed him during a protest where he said he was “just trying to get the message across.”
What message would that be exactly? He later told them during the protest that he wasn’t “getting got” by the police but that’s exactly what happened after he was arrested as one of the people involved in the stalking and attacks on the cop cars.
They were each charged with two counts of arson, two counts of possession and manufacturing of a destructive device, two counts of criminal trespass, two counts of interference with government property and two counts of possession of tools for the commission of a Crime. Joseph was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
It’s more than a little troubling not only that they attacked the police cars, but that they tracked the cops to their homes. Not quite a ‘peaceful protest’ when you’re doing that and chucking Molotov cocktails. While we’ve been talking about Antifa, local folks, protesters and rioters, there are folks that overlap the groups and could be in all the groups.