Well, he’s a big boy responsible for his choices. Maybe they can call the Mother of the Occupy Movement, that fake Indian Lizze Warren, to voice their complaint.
The shocked family of a New Hampshire man held yesterday in Chicago as a domestic terrorist said his life was upended by Occupy Boston, which inspired him to quit his job and leave everything behind to protest across the country before his arrest for a Windy City plot to hit landmarks with Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO Summit.
State prosecutors said Jared Chase, 27, of Keene, N.H., and two other men — Brian Church, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, of Oakland Park, Fla. — are self-proclaimed anarchists and members of the “Black Bloc” group, who traveled together from Florida to the Chicago area and planned attacks on Mayor Rahm Emanual’s home, President Obama’s campaign headquarters, and local police stations. They were held yesterday on $1.5 million bail on terrorism conspiracy charges.
“It does seem out of character. I just can’t even picture it,” said Jared Chase’s uncle, Michael, who said he last spoke with his nephew last week.
Apparently Chase was just a small-time criminal before moving on to bigger and better things.
Jared has had minor run-ins with law enforcement but has never been arrested for major criminal activity, according to his uncle. Jared, a computer game aficionado who built his own computer, had moved to Boston and was working as a restaurant cook when he joined Occupy Boston last fall, a move that surprised his family, Chase said.
“He’s not been political at all. He complains about the economy like everyone else. He never did anything like this,” said Chase. “It was kind of a whole new leaf when he became involved with Occupy.”
When Occupy Boston was evicted from Dewey Square in December, Jared quit his job and moved to Miami with other Occupiers, stopping en route to join protest movements along the way in Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., said Chase.
“Miami has the most crooked cops in the country,” a February post on Jared’s Facbook post reads. “We should execute them before they do something well [sic] regret.”
Sounds like a terrorist to me.