Skip to comments.Rebel clowns say fake shooting aimed at Seattle cops was 'in jest'
Posted on 07/28/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT by matt1234
A protester dressed as a clown who was filmed pretending to shoot Seattle police with an umbrella was doing so "in jest," according to another member of CIRCA, the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army.
"Furst Lewtenant Gonzo," who is not the man in a YouTube video posted last week, said the group took part in the "Bring the Fight to the Banks" rally on July 20 to act as a "buffer" between police and activists.
In video captured of the demonstration, a member of CIRCA, who goes by the name "General Malaise," levels an umbrella at police officers and pretends to shoot them, as if holding a rifle.
"This is absolutely unbelievable. I don't know that I've ever instantly detested somebody the way I do this guy in this video," Dori Monson of the Dori Monson Show said after seeing the video.
He called it nothing short of "despicable."
Monson said police showed exceptional restraint as the protester got in the face of several officers, shouted obscenities and made racial taunts, repeatedly calling them "fascist pigs."
"You don't know if somebody who looks and acts this crazy if their next act is going to be to try to run you through with the tip of the umbrella," Monson said. "The fact that not every media outlet in the city is heralding the restraint of these Seattle Police Officers, these guys are unbelievable."
A spokesperson for the Seattle Police Department who watched the video said the clown was "not breaking any laws." But, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said it appeared he was trying to provoke a police response.
"Not at all," Furst Lewtenant Gonzo told 97.3 KIRO-FM. "It was more of a joking parody of police using force, really."
The "Lewtenant" said it was "obviously an umbrella" and not a gun.
Still, the timing of the incident may have been perceived as insensitive by some. It occurred the day after a deadly shooting rampage inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 people dead.
Furst Lewtenant Gonzo said the clowns were unaware that the shooting had occurred as they went to bed early on Thursday to prepare for the demonstration.
"Rebel clowning is a very strenuous job," he said. "We had the demonstration that morning and so, as you can imagine, we were more busy putting our clown paint on instead of turning on the news and finding out what was going on."
Still, he said they do not regret their actions and would have acted the same if they had known about the shooting.
They should stuff this Bozo into a tiny cop car to take him to his court jester appearance....
Sounds like more charming street theater ‘stuff’ from A.N.S.W.E.R.
Gunnury Surjant Ermey would have a field day with this idiot.
Suicide-by-cop epic fail
Stick the umbrella up his .... An open it.
Let me get this straight. We are supposed to be upset about clowns who point umbrellas at cops and admire the cops’ restraint.
Does this sound like a parody to anybody else?
If I were a cop I’d have had to demonstrate restraint by not falling to the ground in laughter.
Given the Occutards' proclivities, that might not be much of a punishment.
Good point ....
They evidently have Obama and Biden in Seattle, but if they really want the Democrat circus, they need to bring in Harry Reid as the dog-faced boy, Nancy Pelosi as the bearded woman and Barney Frank as Barney the half boy/half girl. Debbie Whatsherface Schultz could be a tent peg.
Dori Monson is this middle of the road pubbie who has a radio show on a left-leaning Seattle station. He sort-of drifted right towards the end of the clinton era but is still way too “moderate” to be interesting for me to listen to.
He appeared to be the only one in the story that was outraged by the asinine antics of a typical Seattlunatic.
“Rebel clowning is a very strenuous job,” he said.
A Soros job?
There was a time in this Country when mot folks actually had a life and had real things to do.
So many sad and pathetic people these days....
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The “Lewtenant” said it was “obviously an umbrella” and not a gun.
And yet if an officer had taken that “umbrella” and shoved it your buddies butt you would be pissed wouldn’t you?
I suppose the mentally ill attempting suicide by cop is preferable to them driving the express loop in any major city.
The whole country is turning into Gotham city. The clowns are never funny
They just don’t make clowns like they used to..
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