A grand jury has indicted the pro-abortion extremist who tried to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh last week.
Nicholas Roske, the California man who was arrested at Kavanaugh’s home with a weapon and backpack full of tools, has been indicted on charges of attempting ”to assassinate a Supreme Court Justice of the United States.” Roske told officials he was upset about the draft of the Supreme Court opinion to potentially overturn Roe v. Wade.
Federal officials found a Glock handgun, 37 rounds of ammunition, a ”black speed loader,” hard-knuckled gloves, pepper spray, a knife, lock-picking tools and a black mask among his possessions.
The maximum penalty for anyone found guilty of that crime is life imprisonment, though it’s rare for federal convicts to face the stiffest punishments possible.
Prosecutors on Wednesday said they have also moved to seize from Roske weapons and ammunition discovered on him at the time of his arrest near Kavanaugh’s home in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Federal agents allege that Roske traveled from his home in Simi Valley, California, to Maryland to kill Kavanaugh because a leaked draft opinion on 2 May showed the supreme court judge and other of his fellow conservatives had provisionally voted to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that established the nationwide right to abortion.
Roske called the Montgomery county, Maryland, emergency communications center on 8 June and confessed his plans before carrying them out, agents have alleged. He was arrested and also told investigators that he was upset with Kavanaugh because he believed the judge would loosen gun laws at a time when there has been a recent spate of deadly mass shootings, including at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
Between Roske’s arrest and indictment, the US House gave final approval to a bill expanding security around supreme court justices and their loved ones after the leak of the draft abortion opinion ignited protests nationwide.
The legislation cleared the Senate on 9 May and on Tuesday passed the House by a vote of 396-27.
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The indictment comes on the same day radical abortion activists released a statement promoting more violence. After months of attacking pro-life centers nationwide, a militant group promises violence against these centers.
The threat comes from an open letter by the pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge. Now more pro-life centers will be the targets of their vicious attacks reported by the Post Millennial.
Jane’s Revenge declared its “30 days of patience and mercy” is now over, and it will begin targeting pro-life groups. “Your thirty days expired yesterday,” the letter read on June 15. “We offered an honorable way out. You could have walked away. Now the leash is off. And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue.”
The terrorists are planning to escalate. “We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures,” the letter continues. “Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti. Sometimes you will see what we do, and you will know that it is us.”
One of the popular slogans graffitied is “if abortions aren’t safe, neither are you.” Jane’s Revenge threatens the pro-life groups akin to a mafia boss stating, “From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are.”
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Not only does Jane’s Revenge threaten, but they encourage their cronies to cause chaos in the street. “You are already one of us. Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time,” the letter concludes. “Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see. Stay safe, and practice your cursive.” A direct call to action to antagonize innocent pro-lifers and destry property. Will this group face the consequences of its threats? Probably not.
Pro-life centers have been the victim of attacks across the nation. The group has taken responsibility for attacks on pregnancy and pro-life centers in Madison, WI, Ft. Collins, CO, Reisertown, MA, Olympia, WA, Des Moines, IA, Lynwood, WA, Washington DC, Ashville, NC, Buffalo, NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MD, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR. As time goes on, these attacks are only going to worsen.
This militant group shows how desperate the left is to enshrine its favorite political belief. It’s crucial to defend the pregnancy centers from these barbarians and ensure justice is delivered.
LifeNews has recorded nearly 60 cases of violence, vandalism and intimidation since the leak on the Mississippi abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Incidents since the leak include:
Washington state – Pro-life Republican Lawmaker’s Office Hit with Arson Attempt, Vandalism
Alaska – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Nails, Pro-Abortion Graffiti (EWTN Ireland)
New York – Topless Abortion Rights Protesters Storm Court At New York Liberty WNBA Game (Huffington Post)
New York – Statues of Lúcia dos Santos and Jacinta Marto smashed and decapitated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (ABC 7 New York)
Michigan – Police Arrest Abortion Activist for Allegedly Disrupting Michigan House Session (Bridge Michigan)
North Carolina – Asheville Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Lauren Muzyka/Sidewalk Advocates for Life) (more at FOX Carolina)
New York – Pro-Abortion Protesters Mob Catholic Pro-Life Procession (National Review)
Pennsylvania – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Pittsburgh (ProLife Across America)
Oregon – Mother and Child center vandalized; Address was publicized by group that favors abortion rights (Catholic Sentinel)
Oregon – Eugene Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo)
Mississippi – Rural Black Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti
Oregon – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Portland: “Abort the Supreme Court” (Andy Ngo)
Alabama – Vicar, Parishioners Respond to Vandalism at Pro-Life Women’s Clinic in Auburn (Opelika-Auburn News)
Arizona – Watch: Pro-Abortion Demonstrators Attack, Spit on ‘Students for Kari’ Volunteers (College Fix)
Missouri – Pro-life Student Group at University of Missouri Calls for Dialogue after its Memorial Was Vandalized (Campus Reform)
Indiana – Pro-Life Student Advocates Shoved, Grabbed from Behind at Pro-Abortion Rally (Students for Life)
Maryland – Alpha Pregnancy Center in Reisterstown Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti (Andy Ngo) (more at WBAL-TV 11)
USA – Video: Pro-Life Student Activists Kicked, Shoved by Pro-Abortion Protesters (Students for Life)
Maine – Republican Senator Receives Threats after Voting No on Radical Pro-Abortion Bill (Boston Globe)
Texas – Another Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton (NRL News)
Virginia – Pro-Life Organization Office Vandalized; Man Exposes Himself, Urinates on Front Door (Concerned Women for America)
Colorado – Parish church in Fort Collins tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating (Catholic News Agency)
Virginia – Pregnancy Center Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti in Northern Virginia (National Review) (more from Human Coalition)
Texas – Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Vandalized in Denton, Texas (more from Students for Life)
Washington, D.C. – Two Pro-Life Leaders Say Abortion Activists Punched Them at D.C. Protest (Stand True)
Texas – Pro-Abortion Group Brags about Vandalizing Trotter House Pregnancy Center in Austin (Stop the Sweeps ATX) (more at Pregnancy Help News)
Washington state – Antifa Assault News Crew during Pro-Abortion Rally in Seattle (Andy Ngo)
Colorado – Catholic Church in Boulder Defiled Following Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion Leak (Denver Gazette)
Oregon – Pro-Abortion Protesters Damage Property In Portland Following SCOTUS Leak On Abortion (KXL 101 FM News) (more at KOIN 6)