Five people were arrested in a federal sting operation in which FBI agents provided inoperable explosives to suspects allegedly intending to bomb an Ohio bridge, the Justice Department said.
Douglas Wright, 26, Brandon Baxter, 20, and Anthony Hayne, 35, described as self-proclaimed anarchists in a Justice Department statement, were arrested yesterday on charges of conspiracy and attempted use of explosive materials. Charges are pending against Connor Stevens, 20, and Joshua Stafford, 23, who were also arrested, the department said.
Yup. Baxter and Hayne are both linked to Occupy Cleveland, which has abruptly canceled today’s events there while insisting at the same time that Occupy Cleveland is such a gormless, disorganized organization that it is blatantly unfair to expect that any one particular dirty, smelly, bloodthirsty anarchist is any more prominent in their movement* than any other dirty, smelly, but perhaps not quite so bloodthirsty, anarchist.
Yeah, we’ll have to remember that one the next time a Tea Partier gets caught spitting on the sidewalk.
*Use of word deliberate.