Every American should be paying attention to what the fully weaponized Communist O’Biden regime is doing to silence all political opposition and stomp out free speech. The federal government is pulling out all stops to silence its critics, truth-tellers, truth-seekers, meme-makers, and mockers of a system captured by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) model of censorship and punishment for the non-compliant. Anyone posting to social media sites, writing, or otherwise exercising their Constitutional right to free speech is a target for criminal investigation by Communist/NWO overlords and their minions who are embedded in every government intitution. WE ARE ALL TARGETS.
Consider the case of Douglass Mackey, a “social media influencer” known as Ricky Vaughn on Twitter. The case is not new, but is (or should be) in the news as he is currently standing trial in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) under federal charges. Mackey, of West Palm Beach, Florida was charged over two-years ao, on January 22, 2021, and taken into custody on January 27, 2021 “on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”
Mackey is on trial for allegedly violating 18 USC § 241, known as “Conspiracy against rights.” According to the law:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.See Cornell Law School HERE [EMPHASIS MINE]
So what exactly did Douglas mackey do to warrant being charged under this obscure law that originated from the Klu Klux Klan Act of 1871? Did he conspire with others, using social media, to show up at polling places during the 2016 election with weapons, like this?
NOPE. He posted memes to Twitter. Read the Complaint and Affadavit in support of an arrest warrant:
So what were the most egregious memes that were posted by Mr. Mackey? Well, let’s take a look, shall we?
Oh the horror! You must be kidding me. FIVE YEARS AFTER THE 2016 ELECTION, the US Department of Justice arrested Douglass Mackey under an 1871 law known as the Klu Klux Klan Act for posting the above memes on Twitter in 2016. The satirical “ads” were made to resemble an ad created by the Hillary Clinton campaign. No reasonable or sensible person, however, would possibly believe that you could cast a vote by texting or by voting the day after election day by posting a hashtag on Facebook, right? RIGHT?
The Obama-Biden-Communist-CCP-Maoist DoJ, with Merrick Garland at the helm, alleges that about 4900 people sent a text or were otherwise deceived, which constituted a conspiracy to deprive them of the right to vote. Mackey was released from custody after US Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann formalized Mackey’s $50,000 personal recognizance bond during a brief telephone arraignment on February 3, 2021.
Remember the 2008 presidential election? On Election Day, Nov. 4, 2008, the New Black Panther Party sent 300 members to polling places across Philadelphia. At one location, Jerry Jackson and King Samir Shabazz, carrying a nightstick, stood outside dressed in black, official-looking garb. The two were accused of making intimidating remarks to voters, both black and white. Then Attorney General Eric Holder refused to press charges and, of course, “fact checkers” backed him up because, well, you know… “Fact Check: Reports of voter ‘intimidation’ appear exaggerated” [SOURCE]. Remember, it’s NOT voter intimidation when the New Black Panther Party shows up en masse with nightsticks and other weapons.
For Douglass Mackey, it gets worse. Mackey’s trial is being held at the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, where the court ruled that “all jurors must have been vaccinated” to sit in judgment on his case. There is more – much more, but for now, the key takeaway is that this case will set the stage for anyone concerned about freedom of speech, the First Amendment to the the US Constitution, and our individual and collective future.
More to follow.