Jacksonville Man Indicted For Possession Of Molotov Cocktail At Protest

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  1. 4Rules

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    Ivan Jacob Zecher, 27, was part of a group of protesters blocking traffic and throwing items such as water bottles and rocks at police officers and cars. After refusing orders to disperse, Zecher was arrested by officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for unlawful assembly. An officer removed Zecher’s backpack to place him in flexcuffs and noticed a liquid leaking from it. A search of the backpack revealed a liquor bottle that smelled strongly of gasoline, a lighter, and a hatchet. Zecher admitted that he was holding the bottle in his backpack for an associate, and that he knew the bottle contained gasoline. Special Agents from the FBI were on the scene and responded immediately. Preliminary analysis by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that the bottle – which contained gasoline (a flammable liquid) and polystyrene (a flammable gel), and the cork to which was coated with polystyrene – constituted a “Molotov cocktail,” which is an incendiary bomb and destructive device, and therefore considered a firearm under federal law. As a previously convicted felon, Zecher is prohibited from possessing a firearm. If convicted, Zecher faces up to 10 years in federal prison on each count.
    https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/jacksonville-man-indicted-possession-molotov-cocktail-protest
     
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    Just a hint of the things to come here with the GOP convention. :(

    At least we don't have Liberals running the city or state!