The nationwide hysteria following mass shootings that occurred earlier this month in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH is spiking, as dozens of people have been apprehended and charged after making supposed threats on social media and other digital forums in recent weeks.
At least 27 individuals have been arrested since the shootings, including several minors, as pre-crime becomes the new norm due to the frenzy created by emotionally-driven coverage from the fake news.
Some of the threats seem credible, including a 38-year-old truck driver who was arrested after making “credible threats to conduct a mass shooting and suicide” according to an FBI agent and a 19-year-old Chicago man of foreign descent who was charged after outlining specific plans to commit murders at an abortion facility.
However, others being targeted are children and young people swept up in the enforcement crackdown. A 13-year-old child was arrested following reports of an unnamed threat allegedly made against a Wal-Mart in Weslaco, TX. A 15-year-old boy in Volusia County, Florida was charged after making a joke in a video game chat room.
The most disturbing instance of pre-crime to emerge thus far is the case of Brandon Wagshol. The 22-year-old Connecticut resident was arrested last week and stripped of his gun rights under unconstitutional red flag laws after posting a meme on Facebook:
22-year-old Connecticut resident Brandon Wagshol was arrested on Friday for posting a meme on social media that authorities claim indicated he showed an interest in committing a mass shooting…
He was arrested after law enforcement received an anonymous tip about the meme, which prompted the arrest of Wagshol as pre-crime becomes a reality as the Bill of Rights becomes a fading memory.
“What I understand is that he didn’t make any comments on Facebook, but there may have been other memes, as they call them, that he might have reposted,” said Darnell Crosland, who is representing Wagshol as his attorney.
In addition, Wagshol’s firearms were seized under Connecticut’s red flag law – in what will become the new status quo across the country if federal lawmakers get their way. The firearms found in Crosland’s home were legal and registered to his father, but were taken anyway.