Who are the BLM/Antifa folks who have rioted across the country?
Well, when one of them gets arrested, we get a window into their background.
After a riot in New York City on Friday night, eight people were arrested after the riot caused at least $100,000 in damage. Rioters allegedly came from two different groups “New African Black Panther Party” and the “Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement.”
You can see the group marching here in this lovely video where they’re chanting “Every city, every town, burn the precincts to the ground!” They’re also holding a banner with the anarchist “A” in a circle on it and the words “Death to America.” Lovely people.
Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement protesters geared up in Black Bloc take over NYC Streets carrying a “Death to America” and “Free All Prisoners” banners
Chants of “every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground” pic.twitter.com/RXX9vHCDLX
— barely informed with elad 🕵🏻♂️ (@elaadeliahu) September 4, 2020
The group allegedly smashed the windows of multiple businesses including Starbucks and Bank of America.
Those arrested face charges of rioting. Some also had burglary tools or graffiti items.
One of those arrested was 20-year-old Clara Kraebber, who comes from a wealthy New York family. She now faces potentially four years, if convicted.
Clara Kraebber, 20, was arrested at the BLM-antifa riot in NYC & charged with felony riot & more. She comes from an extremely wealthy family in the upper east side of Manhattan. She’s a Young Democrat activist at @RiceUniversity. https://t.co/E6V2A3lax4
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 6, 2020
Her mother, who is an architect, runs a Manhattan architect firm that has designed spaces for Columbia University and NYU. Her dad is Markus Kraebber, an Upper East Side child and adolescent psychiatrist, who teaches at Columbia in the Psychiatry Department, according to Townhall.
The family not only owned a $1.8 million 16th-floor apartment on East End Avenue but a 1730 home — featuring four fireplaces in well-heeled Litchfield County, CT.
Although only 20, Kraebber’s been involved in BLM protests since she was 14 at the elite Hunter College High School, when she spoke to the New York Times during a rally about Ferguson and Michael Brown. Now she’s in college at Rice University in Houston where she has been a member of their Young Democrats group. She also worked for Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign in 2018 against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
She refused to talk to the Post when reached at her family’s second home in Connecticut.
“I wonder how her rich parents feel about their daughter. How would they feel if they graffitied their townhouse? This girl should be the poster child for white privilege, growing up on the Upper East Side and another home in Connecticut,” a law enforcement source told the New York Post. “This is the height of hypocrisy.” [….]
The damage these people caused has harmed those who are simply trying to do their job.
“It’s disheartening,” Jason Liang, a worker in one of the damaged buildings told NBC New York. “You have the right to do whatever you want, but why do you have to hurt other people’s property?”
So, where are the Democrats to condemn this? Neither Kamala Harris nor Joe Biden has specifically condemned BLM or Antifa violence by name; they’ve just, very recently, condemned ‘violence’ without specifically attributing a name to it.
Why is it important? Because both Harris herself and Biden staffers contributed to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and encouraged others to, to help get people arrested during the riots out. Biden and Harris also embraced BLM at their convention without reservation and for months, Democrats characterized the riots as “peaceful protest.”