Mob and Vandalism at Tucker Carlson Home Investigated as Possible Hate Crime
“They’re not trying to change my mind. They’re trying to threaten my family to get me to stop talking.”
The Antifa mob, which showed up at the DC home of Tucker Carlson, not only terrorized his wife, but also vandalized a car and the driveway. The incident is now being investigated as a possible hate crime.
The Associated Press reports:
Protesters target home of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson
Police say they are investigating a protest and vandalism at the home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a possible hate crime. It’s the latest example of protesters targeting the personal lives of Trump administration officials and allies in the D.C. area.
Carlson, in a phone interview with his network Thursday night, called the incident “chilling” and “upsetting.”
Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department reported that officers were summoned to Carlson’s home Wednesday evening and found about 20 protesters and a commonly used anarchy symbol spray-painted on the driveway.
A brief video posted on social media by a group calling itself “Smash Racism DC” shows people standing outside a darkened home and chanting, “Tucker Carlson, we will fight. We know where you sleep at night.”
The video was later removed from Twitter.
There were no arrests, but police confiscated several signs. The report lists the incident as a “suspected hate crime” on the basis of “anti-political” bias.
Executives at FOX News released a statement. Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace denounced a left-wing mob that showed up outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house and tried to intimidate him into fleeing Washington, D.C.
“The incident that took place at Tucker’s home last night was reprehensible. The violent threats and intimidation tactics toward him and his family are completely unacceptable,” Scott and Wallace said in a statement released to The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.
“We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country clearly highlight the need for a more civil, respectful, and inclusive national conversation. Those of us in the media and in politics bear a special obligation to all Americans, to find common ground,” the Fox New executives added.
Some liberals in media condemned the act on Twitter. Brian Stelter of CNN:
Inexcusable. Whether you love or hate Carlson, we should all be able to see that this behavior is wrong. https://t.co/vfXpKz7usi
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 8, 2018
Fighting Tucker Carlson’s ideas is an American right. Targeting his home and terrorizing his family is an act of monstrous cowardice. Obviously don’t do this, but also, take no pleasure in it happening. Feeding monsters just makes more monsters.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 8, 2018
While others used it as an excuse to double down. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post used it as an excuse to attack Sarah Huckabee Sanders:
I condemn harassment and threatening conduct of any sort (shame on the protesters who showed up at Tucker Carlson’s home and made threats); however, after leaving office, she deserves none of the niceties normally accorded to others in her position. https://t.co/15giMYGngP
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 8, 2018
Matthew Yglesias of VOX had a disgusting take and has since deleted his entire Twitter history but Sean Davis of the Federalist has a screen shot:
“Siri, show me a sociopath.” pic.twitter.com/haQscpIs7k
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 8, 2018
Davis is not the only person using the word “sociopath” to describe that tweet. Ace of Spades writes:
Little children gain the power of empathy through imagination and experience. They know what it feels like to be physically hurt; it makes them cry.
For a period, they cannot imagine what it might feel like to someone else to be hurt, and they laugh at other’s hurts; but eventually, the power of empathetic imagination develops, and they can see themselves in the other person being hurt, and they link it to their own memories of being hurt, and they feel empathy.
Empathy makes us human, obviously. The Voigt-Kampff test from Blade Runner could tell a robot from a human being based on the subject showing, or not showing, the physical signs of empathy for another living being.
These NPCs are very much like human-shaped robots. They’re sociopaths. They’re Replicants. They are incapable of seeing other people and wondering what terror feels like from their perspective.
And they’re proud of it. Yglesias is bragging about being a sociopath here.
Tucker, who is on planned vacation time, did call in to his show on Thursday night to comment. Here’s part of what he said to guest host Brian Kilmeade via the Washington Times:
Tucker Carlson condemns Antifa mob: ‘This is a threat to freedom of expression … to all of us’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his show Thursday night that the previous day’s Antifa attack on his home is also a general attack on free thought and free speech.
He said that the Antifa mob vandalizing his home, blocking off the streets and yelling about pipe bombs, and knocking on his doors aren’t engaged in the marketplace of ideas.
“I’ve characterized Antifa and the like as protesters. But they’re not. What are they protesting?” by rioting outside his home and painting anarchy symbols on the driveway, Mr. Carlson said via phone to substitute host Brian Kilmeade.
“They’re not trying to change my mind. They’re trying to threaten my family to get me to stop talking.”
You can hear more in the tweet below:
People feel like they have to shut up. That they can’t say what they think because they’ll be punished. This has a chilling effect on everyone’s ability to speak and think freely. pic.twitter.com/YOAtTAhMNc
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 9, 2018
It’s important to note that this did not occur out of thin air. The left has been building towards this for months. Remember that the mob outside Tucker’s home said “we know where you sleep” and then take a look at this now deleted September 28th tweet by Ian Millhiser, an editor for the far left site Think Progress:
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And they should go after EVERYONE in the media who has been inciting this hatred!!
“I am utterly unable to identify with her plight on any level”
Provide your home address and I’ll make that happen for you.
Because that appears to be the only way to get the point across to you.
This happened in Washington, D.C.
Nothing will come of this.
Democrats have been doing this literally for years because they’ve never suffered any consequences.
They won’t suffers any consequences for this, either.
“Democrats have been doing this literally for years . . . ”
Poorly thought out tactic by the left. Anyone can play that stupid game. There are plenty of easily available addresses that could be publicly revealed. These mobsters have homes too. So do the politicians and fake news media orchestrating their attacks. Just sayin’…
DC Metropolitan PD is investigating this as a “hate crime” violation. Did the officers on the scene at Carlson’s home take ID from those at the home before releasing them? Or did they just tell them to leave? There is video of the event, including security camera recordings, will the PD be able to identify those involved from the video? Is there any probability at all that the DC DA’s office will agree that this fits the description of “hate crime” in the statute? And finally will a DC Grand Jury indict and a DC Petit Jury convict?
I have no real expectation these cretins will suffer an appropriate result from their attack on Tucker Carlson’s family. If that turns out to be true, they will be emboldened and eventually this will become a tragedy with a family being harmed or the Socialist-Democrat “Anti-Fascist” Facists being handed their Horst Wessel.
Did the police confront these fascist thugs at all? There were no arrests, no IDs collected, and if there are reports of the officers interviewing any of these thugs those records aren’t public.
This will stop when the police take them into custody — arrest them, book them, fingerprint and photograph them, charge them (properly according to the law) with a (legitimate) crime, and force them to appear in bond court. Even if the courts let them out on recognizance and they skip town we’ll have the basics of an ID system in place.
But it doesn’t stop until we start applying the law properly.
Remember “Get in their faces. Push back twice as hard”?
Conservatives have never done that.
Conservatives will never do that.
That’s how we lost our country.
Conservatives are trying to avoid open warfare. It’s much easier to start a war than it is to end one.
Law fare is where the conservatives need to go; the Antifa needs to be arrested anytime and anywhere they assemble in public without a permit. When violence occurs and Antifa is there with no permit, they should, each and every one of them, be criminally charged.
Police departments that do not interfere in Antifa criminality need to be charged with civil rights violations.
It’s much easier to start a war than it is to end one.
It’s even easier to surrender immediately. Which is probably why we see so much of it.
Especially if Republicans = French
The line was crossed long ago. Old man Daley knew when to head crack 😉
Bow Wow. Fen can explain if he wants.
I don’t believe in hate crimes. It seems too much like penalizing wrongthought. That said, it’s good to see the lefty idea of hate crime being used against them. (Or will be if there’s ever anyone prosecuted for this, which is questionable)
Nothing will happen. The DC area police are still running under an ethos directed by and out of Kalorama.
Now if Mrs Carlson had directed a shotgun blast at the animals that were breaking down her front door out of fear at what the animals were threatening to do to her, she would have appeared in DC court yesterday in shackles and leg irons, for in this land where all men are created equal, equality only runs in one direction
Of course nothing will happen. D.C., like many states, has anti-Klan laws. Specifically, the Code of the District of Columbia, Title 22, Criminal Offenses and Penalties, § 22–3312.03. Wearing hoods or masks.
They may not have been wearing masks that night because it was dark. On other hand the Antifa cowards do march around quite a bit in D.C. wearing masks so they can engage in violent mob mayhem and won’t be identified. Since I’ve never seen or heard of the D.C. cops demasking them and taking pictures of their cowardly faces, I can only conclude that it’s city policy to let violent leftists break whatever laws that they want.
So the police statement that they take this kind of thing seriously and are even investigating it as a hate crime is a pack of lies. Note the prosecutors couldn’t get any convictions last year when masked rioters committed all kinds of violent crimes on Trumps inauguration. Why, it’s almost like if they wanted to identify the individuals in the mob so they could get convictions they’d enforce the law against wearing hoods and masks that makes it illegal when wearing hoods or masks to:
“(1) Enter upon, be, or appear upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road highway, or other public way in the District of Columbia;
(2) Enter upon, be, or appear upon or within the public property of the District of Columbia; or
(3) Hold any manner of meeting or demonstration.”
Clearly, they don’t want to convict these thugs of anything.
“I honestly cannot empathize with Tucker Carlson’s wife at all” — is this how an atheist says, “God is on our side”?
They say they’re concerned about possible fascism, then they hehave like Brownshirts.
They say they’re anti-racist, then they process every statement based on the race of the person who said it.
They say they oppose hate speech, then they claim your speech is violence to justify using mob violence to shut you up.
Surely the cognitive dissonance here would be enough to explode the head of anyone who was not a sociopath?
We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view.
“We as a nation”—is Fox feeding us the old “faults on both sides” baloney?
Systematic intolerance as a political tactic—even a way of life—is a tool of the Left. There’s no virtue in pretending otherwise.
their actions in trying to force their way into tucker’s home are inexcusable, illegal and in no way a ” freedom of speech ” or protected ” civil disobedience ” activity–period–if they continue with similar actions(or even escalate them), they are going to start dying in numbers–the idea that they can invade your personal space, your home, and threaten your family or other innocents c with impunity cannot be allowed in this country–as they are mostly a bunch of beta male punks, we need to neutralize their greatest weapon–their anonymity–we need to expose them, to put THEIR personal space/safety/families at risk–then prosecute/lockup those caught in the act, and send the rest, who refuse to behave as adults/citizens by continuuing their personal threats/attacks, to the hospital(if they’re lucky)
This is a case where it should be legal fire through the door with several loads of 00 buckshot. The problem is that it would probably result in the person doing so being charged.
I didn’t know there was anybody left in DC who didn’t live behind guarded gates.
Quite a lot of people do. Many pundits you could tick off, for instance.
The fascist “anti-fascists” and their cheerleaders/enablers in the press and politics seem to have taken the movie “The Purge” as instruction rather than a horror film.
Until or unless they face consequences for their violence and harassment, they’ll continue in this vein and inevitably escalate. Every college president that tolerates or encourages mob rule vetoes on who gets to give speeches, every politician that wants to use the mob against opposition, every mayor or police head that refuses to protect public safety from illegal mob actions is just as guilty as the black-masked yahoo that drop kicks a housewife or throws a brick thru a homes window or batters down a homes door.
Fascism is as fascism does, the folks being called “fascists” for political speech are NOT the ones using fascist tactics and damaging our democracy.
Antifa is KKK, relabeled, conceived and birthed to intimidate, harass, and suppress politically incongruent opponents (e.g. “deplorables”), which explains the multi-trimester campaign to recast national socialists and color supremacists, real, imagined, and published.
Why was no one arrested?
Time to stop coddling violent “activists”. Treat them like what they are, a criminal gang.