Skip to comments.Madison man whose arrest sparked night of violence in capital city is charged with extortion by feds
Posted on 06/27/2020 12:16:25 PM PDT by RightGeek
MADISON - Federal prosecutors brought extortion charges Friday against the man whose arrest this week sparked violence and destruction in the capital city.
U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money.
Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided free food and drinks.
In one restaurant, Johnson allegedly brought a boombox indoors and refused to turn it down. When the owner told Johnson he donated money to a group supporting the Black Lives Matter campaign, Johnson asked what he had done "locally."
Ultimately, Johnson allegedly told the owner "give me money or we'll break windows," according to the criminal complaint.
Johnson entered another bar and allegedly asked for free food and drinks or else the bar would be "marked," according to the complaint.
"You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down. The cops are on our side," according to the complaint, which included interviews with the bar owner about what Johnson allegedly said. "You notice that when you call them, nothing happens to us."
Blader said Johnson sought to extort the business owners by taking advantage of protests and unrest following the death of George Floyd.
"Those who attempt to take advantage of recent events to extort local businesses under the guise of community activism will be vigorously prosecuted," Blader said in a statement.
"All citizens have a right to feel safe within their communities. Extortion is not activism, it is a crime and it will not be tolerated," he said.
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Lets see.......No bond required and he is back in the hood. Not to worry though he will show up in court. A warrant you say? Police won’t execute the warrant. Too scared.
Small time extortionist. Food and drinks? He has to get educated by Jessy Jackson or Al Sharpton. Don’t settle for less than a million.
“...The cops are on our side,” according to the complaint, which included interviews with the bar owner about what Johnson allegedly said. “You notice that when you call them, nothing happens to us.”
The record of events does not contradict him.
This is the correct way to handle the riots and mayhem. Crimes were committed. Handle them in the judicial system.
This way we’ll get to hear these mutts spout their philosophy of life in open court, as well as show contempt for the judge and the jury.
Something to do with "how my kid gonna get money to buy his school clothes" ? I'm not sure.
The one I remember is that woman yelling "who's gonna feed these chirren?" because welfare payments were delayed in some city, can't remember which.
Well was he at least in the process of turning his life around?
If only the majority of Democrats would wake up to what monsters they have created. When it gets up-close-and-personal like this, maybe a few have figured it out.
He came in threatening to level the place unless there were free gibsmedats. Behold, Manchurian Candidate Barack Hussein Obama’s Kenyan riots; appearing in several major U.S. cities.
He is a future Democrat fundraiser.
It was the 17-year-old (IIRC) breaking into a woman’s house. Florida I think. She shot him to death, maybe while he was escaping but within her rights.
His sister defending his burglary - “How else he gonna get his money?”.
Sure, honey. Commit all the crime you need to get your money.
[He is a future Democrat fundraiser.]
He could be a community organizer! He was gonna organize the community to burn down businesses! Barack would be proud!
I see Buckwheat has a new Gang. I guess Spanky was just too not woke.
He already looks like an inmate. My guess is his resume already includes multiple arrests.
Then there was the woman who’s son was arrested for attempted murder for trying to shoot a cop. His mama said it was all a lie, because if he’d actually tried to kill the cop, the cop would have killed him. Ergo: the fact that junior was still breathing was proof he didn’t try to kill the cop. She actually advanced this argument (if you can call it that) on camera.
Their criminal “logic” makes sense - to criminals
Still, the enablers often don’t wake up until it’s too late.
Who remembers the guy from Austin(?). With his cowboy hat, he wandered into feral territory (I think it was Chicago but it’s been awhile), because, like, he was one of them and down with the cause. He had a play he had written - with the liberal SJW overtones.
Well, the ferals murdered him, anyways.
Two more who championed the SJW cause:
“Just a few days after she was photographed with Nancy Pelosi grinning in approval, friends found Mehiel tied up, stabbed, tortured, and ultimately dead at the hands of El Hadji Alpha Madiou Toure, a black man arrested driving her car and using her debit card.
He said he didnt do it.”
“Her belief in black victimization came, she said, at an early age when her mother read to her the book that would change her life: It Takes a Village, by Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
By the way, he raped her too, before she died.
Man Found Guilty in 2017 Rape, Murder of Artist Corrina Mehiel in NE DC Apartment
Some liberals, most of which are ego-soaked, look for ways to support their self-perceived importance so they champion imaginary causes for that purpose, Newburn said. They are adult-children who feel free to construct fantasies about their greatness. Their narcissism in part functions to blind them to inconvenient realities. So to compensate, they idealize the targets of their misdirected and pathological caring.”
Momma is so proud!
It’s interesting to note that the charges are Federal charges, not local/state charges.
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