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FL: Man Arrested For Allegedly Driving Into A GOP Voter Registration Tent

FL: Man Arrested For Allegedly Driving Into A GOP Voter Registration Tent

There were no injuries reported

Gregory William Loel Timm, 27,has been arrested in Jacksonville, Florida as a suspect involved in an incident in a Walmart parking lot.  According to reports, the suspect is believed to be the person who plowed into a Republican voter registration tent in which volunteers were registering people to vote.

News4 Jax reports:

Hours after a van plowed through a Republican Party tent where volunteers were registering voters, Jacksonville police arrested a 27-year-old man on two counts of aggravated assault on a person over 65 years old, criminal mischief and driving without a license.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office identified Gregory William Loel Timm as the person behind the wheel of the van that struck the tent set up the parking lot of a Walmart Superstore at the corner of Atlantic and Kernan boulevards about 3:50 p.m. Saturday.

Timm is accused of pulling up, driving through the tent and striking their tables.

“It happened so quickly,” said Nina Williams, a volunteer. “I just barely got out of the way.”

Lt. Larry Gayle said after driving through the tent, the driver, now identified as Timm, stopped, took a video and “flipped off” the people who were inside the tent before driving away. Investigators have been monitoring social media to see if the video shows up.

No injuries were reported. One of the volunteers provided photos of the older brown Chevrolet driving away.

“We don’t know if this is politically motivated,” Gayle said.

While the motive is as yet unclear and little is known about the suspect, the Duval County GOP believes it to have been politically motivated.

As do others in the Republican Party, up to and including President Trump.


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Another reason to carry….

    HairyBuddah in reply to rabid wombat. | February 10, 2020 at 3:53 am

    Speaking as a vet who is licensed to concealed carry (and does), I don’t think this attack is a reason to carry. I have read a dozen or so reports about this, everyone says the attack happened without warning. There was no opportunity to draw your carry piece and stop the attacker. That leaves you with unattractive option of shooting at the back of a retreating van. That gets YOU arrested along with the driver. You would no longer being in imminent danger, and your justification for shooting across a Walmart parking lot would be gone.

    Sounds like you need more training. Not target practice. Training.

      tphillip in reply to HairyBuddah. | February 10, 2020 at 7:24 am

      Always nice to see people citing themselves as an authority so they can tell people what to do.

      Tell us, oh vet, what makes you an authority over other vets and experts and why should people listen to you over lawyers who know the law better than you?

      When he jumped out of the van, after attempting to run people over, and raised his hand, you would be well within the bounds of reason to think he had a weapon. And that would be justified self-defense.

      But, yes, if he remained in the van and sped off, you would be hard-pressed to justify* shooting at the vehicle (though a policeman in some jurisdictions would be legally allowed).

      (* In the law’s eyes. My personal feelings about it are otherwise – but irrelevant to your fate at the hands of a prosecutor and jury.)

        Milhouse in reply to GWB. | February 10, 2020 at 10:33 am

        Actually in principle a policeman would have less justification than an ordinary citizen. But it all depends on state law.

        Tennessee v Garner abolished the Fleeing Felon rule for state actors, unless the felon is dangerous, and letting him flee endangers the public. But since it was decided under the fourth amendment, it does not apply to private actors. Which means that in those states (if any) where the old common law rule is still in force, policemen may no longer shoot non-dangerous fleeing felons, but ordinary citizens may.

        However many states have of their own accord abolished the rule except for policemen, so in those states an ordinary citizen can’t shoot even a dangerous fleeing felon, let alone one who isn’t dangerous. I understand your comment to refer to such states.

I sure hope this is NOT a preview of the 2020 attacks by Democrats on Republicans.

    rabid wombat in reply to Rab. | February 9, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Play an ugly what if….Durham comes back late Sept / early Oct with a shipload full of indictments….perp walks begin….ANTIEVERYTHING sees Armageddon and starts their shenanigans….Trump mobilizes….

    Separately, Bernie Bros go after bad results in Wisconsin….

    ‘68 in spades….

    Wouldn’t disrupting voter registration be a federal crime, voter intimidation?

FL: Man Arrested For Allegedly Driving Into A GOP Voter Registration Tent

I think he just earned a front row seat and introduction, to a standing ovation, at the DNC Convention.

“While the motive is as yet unclear and little is known about the suspect…” please, let’s be bold enough to call a spade, a ‘spade’ ya think?

What’s bothering me is how the cops are totally down-playing this. It’s clearly terrorism, political violence meant to silence conservatives. Let’s start to call it like it is, and send this guy off to gitmo.

    Here at LI, we have a distinct aversion to publishing potentially actionable items. That said, comments are not actionable, so have at it. 😛

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rdmdawg. | February 9, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Police obey orders.

      Can you imagine the endless lecturing we would get from the cops, without any evidence or investigation, if this white guy had ran over a Black Lives Matters booth?

        Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | February 9, 2020 at 9:20 pm

        Generally we would not. Some cops are less professional than most, and do engage in such speculation, but in the majority of cases we see exactly what we’re seeing now: politicians speculate while the police refuse to do so.

          healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | February 9, 2020 at 10:25 pm

          by cops, he meant Trump’s “dirty cops” aka all of the outrage police that have infested the house as they pull along their msm lapdogs by leash.

          A bit of muddling, I think. Because “cops” and “politicians” overlap in the very top ranks. So you would see politicians dressed in police uniforms tossing about phrases like “hate crimes” and “terrorism”. The same ones who would counsel “caution” with those words if the wrong race/religion were the seeming perpetrator.

    Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | February 9, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    It’s not “clearly” anything until evidence of the motive emerges. We may think and speculate it’s politically motivated, but the police can’t do that. They have to maintain open minds until there is evidence. Don’t worry, the evidence will soon be in, and yes, it will probably show exactly what you and I suspect, and then the police will say so.

      rdmdawg in reply to Milhouse. | February 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      You’re living in a dream world if you think the cops can’t or won’t speculate on crimes.

        Milhouse in reply to rdmdawg. | February 9, 2020 at 9:21 pm

        I’m living in the real world, in which I observe that police regularly refuse to engage in such speculation, even when everyone around them is doing so. No, it doesn’t always happen like that; some police are unprofessional enough to join in the speculation. But most of the time they don’t.

      rabid wombat in reply to Milhouse. | February 9, 2020 at 8:35 pm

      Hassan was “work place violence…”

      Need more?

Antifa dope got NW and SE confused.

There would be fewer such attacks if those “peaceful” and “reasonable” liberals were to cease demonizing conservatives.

“It was just a joke,” Biden explained. “The man driving the car into a Republican party tent was reminiscent of a scene from an old John Wayne movie.” And everybody got a good laugh.

The left has incited the lazy and the damaged. Brownshirts they are.

Obama (they bring a knife, we bring a gun) belongs at the end of a rope.

legacyrepublican | February 10, 2020 at 1:40 am

This just shows how the big tent the Dems once proudly declared was theirs has now become the big F*** Y** get out of our tent and die tent.

He looks like a little SS trooper.

Florida man just won’t cut this nonsense out.

Damn. Dammit all, Florida man.

Wisconsin man is giving Florida man a run for his money.

Florida man is going to have to put in more effort if he’s going to keep the title.

Given that that the volunteer in the tent were over 65, I’d say the district attorney needs to upgrade the charges to attempted murder.

While I understand the reasoning behind the police only charging aggravated assault, it can be reasonably argued before a grand jury. A one and a half ton van moving at 15 to 20 miles an hour versus senior citizens. The reasonably foreseeable reasults would be death.

While I am assuming facts not yet in the public domain, as a reasonably coherent adult I would have no problem returning a true bill on those grounds. Even without the introduction of the civil rights violations.

    Looks like he did upgrade the charges:
    two counts of aggravated assault on a person over 65 years old
    I’m going to guess that’s a sentence enhancer.

      Shadow5 in reply to GWB. | February 10, 2020 at 11:06 am

      No those were the original charges. And I doubt the detectives have completed their investigations yet. However if this piece of excrement goes to trial on the standing charges it would be prudent for the Governor to have a serious conversation with the DA.

The happy boys seem to have contracted an unusually virulent strain of TDS. Especially the one’s whose whole life is based on gayness.

Not to infer that homosexuals suffer this same affliction. They are a very different people.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to rickmcinnis. | February 10, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Different? Speaking for just me, I don’t have any urges to drive a van or other vehicle into the tent of any political people, regardless of view. If things get violent during or after the election, I will do what it takes to defend myself, but that is it.

Wow…he showed them. So he got a video and a ten year sentence. WINNING…..

A loon, likely without a job. Unlikely he’s a Conservative…

Most likely this was a GPS failure. /sarc

Seriously, it would be interesting to know exactly what influences inspired this person to do what he did.

Probably a rabid diversitist… a color supremacist, attempting to save life and property, while escaping an abortion zone assembled by [anti]fascists.

Perp looks like a Hitler Youth member. This was a politically motivated, TDS fueled, assault on Trump 2020 volunteers; an attempted murder by a psycho case.

You can expect lots more of this as November creeps closer. The DNC and the Enemamedia will continue to stir the pot full of crazies even after PDJT is re-elected.