Wednesday, October 19, 2016
As Donald Trump and his supporters ramp up their allegations that the U.S. presidential election will be rigged, an arrest in Kansas last week offers some disturbing evidence that fears about post-election violence and unrest may be warranted.
Curtis Wayne Allen, Patrick Eugene Stein, and Gavin Wayne Wright, members of a small militia group calling itself "the Crusaders," were arrested on Friday and charged with plotting to bomb an apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas. That complex is home to a large number of Somali immigrants -- most of them employees at a local meatpacking plant -- with one apartment being used as a mosque.
The men had been surveilling the building but weren't too subtle about it.
The men were allegedly planning to use bombs similar to those used by Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack, and the attack was planned for Nov. 9, the day after the election. According to the complaint, the men had hoped their terrorist action would "wake up" the country.
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