Breaking: 3 #Occupy Activists Hit With Terrorism Charges at NATO Protests

Jared Chase from New Hampshire was one of the #Occupy protesters arrested on terrorism charges this week in Chicago.

Brent Vincent Betterly was also arrested earlier this year in Miami and charged with disorderly intoxication.

Three #Occupy activists were arrested and held on terrorism conspiracy charges in Chicago this week. The three leftists tried to make Molotov cocktails for attacks during the NATO Summit.
FOX News reported:

Three men arrested earlier this week when police raided a Chicago apartment were being held on terrorism conspiracy charges Saturday stemming from allegations that they tried to make Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO summit, but the first major dress rehearsal of this weekend’s large-scale protests was relatively peaceful.

Chicago police Lt. Kenneth Stoppa said the men face a bond hearing later Saturday on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support. Stoppa identified the men being held as Brian Church, 20, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Jared Chase, 24, of Keene, N.H.; and Brent Vincent Betterly, 24. A police spokesman gave Betterly’s hometown as Oakland Park, Mass., but no such town exists. There is an Oakland Park, Fla., that is near Fort Lauderdale.

Their attorney, Sarah Gelsomino, told The Associated Press the men are “absolutely in shock and have no idea where these charges are coming from.”

Six others also arrested Wednesday in the raid of the South Side apartment where they were staying were released Friday without charges being filed.

One of those protesters, Occupy activist Darrin Annussek of Philadelphia, denied there were Molotov cocktails in the apartment or that raw materials had been compiled to make them.

US News reported:

Their attorney, Sarah Gelsomino, told AP the men were “absolutely in shock and have no idea where these charges are coming from.”

“The National Lawyers Guild deplores the charges against Occupy activists in the strongest degree,” Gelsomino said in a statement decrying the charges. “It’s outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it’s the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest.”

Don’t expect this to get much national media attention.

UPDATE: Brent Betterly was also arrested last year after breaking into a Florida school.
Hat Tip Russ

And, Rebel Pundit has video of the three #Occupy NATO terrorists.

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  • chuck in st paul

    They continue to go about this all wrong as usual. Let them make the gas bombs then wait for them to show up with them. Shoot on sight.

    works for me

  • donh

    Yet guilty as sin Bill Ayers remains free as a bird. Not right for the liberal arts colleges to teach and train our youth to hate America and be terrorists on borrowed public funds and then lock away people for being faithful to their teachings…The politicians , their media lackeys , and the college professors are the ones who belong in long term prison.


    Meanwhile, the ILLEGAL Kenyan Occupier of 1600 remains free…

  • Does anybody else ever wonder how such diverse people from so many locations around the world get to a central place? Who funds the travel? Who pays the bills? THAT person would be part of any conspiracy involving domestic terrorism. How cute would it be to see the FBI show up at George Soros’s place or Bill Ayers because they sent in cash to fund those idiots.

    FBI agent to Ayers, “Hey Bill, long time no see. Things are different in today’s world. You aren’t going to wiggle free this time.”

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  • jainphx

    Why are those in our Republican leadership so quick to support Obama as born in this Country? They don’t want to investigate, although the evidence seems to warrant it. There has to be a reason, but what. I’m just lost.

  • anti-bho

    little off topic but,
    There may be hope for things to improve after all. I can live with reports like this one after the Zimmerman, treyvon fiasco.
    But don’t expect too much media attention for this story either.

    2 of 4 suspects wanted in Tampa soldier beating arrested

    photos at link. yep… suspects are young black ‘children’.

  • Patty

    When drones were spotted over Chicago. OBAMA MEANS BUSY!! 😆

  • clarityrising

    Damn right-wing extremists! Oh… wait, they’re Leftists. I don’t suppose DHS is going to put Occupiers under a terrorist lens like returning military veterans?

  • Patty

    If you see a drone, get out quick! Or stop whatever you are doing and smile and wave.

    Sorry, but these to slugs needed to get the ____ scared out of them. Way too much time on their hands. Dreadlocks are old school.
    First, this administration denies Terrorism. Then they are now saying these to punks are terrorist. So, this administration needs to define the word are they combatants, screw-ups, racists, or are they TERRORISTS.

    You may want to give the Lawyers a heads up. Different punishment and it is all in the wording. We see it with the Zimmerman case.

    Here is a Terrorist, Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists
    Major Nidal Malik Hasan, Ayers was a Terrorist.

  • Patty


    business, not busy.

  • Patty

    Maybe their punishment is join the GSA team or SSC porn team.

  • “It’s outrageous for the city to apply terrorism charges when it’s the police who have been terrorizing activists and threatening their right to protest.”

    Go look at the prep the Chicago Police have made for the terro…er, protesters, and you will see that the statement is an outright lie.

  • donh

    #8 Our government is full of people like Bill Whitaker . A politician can be blinded for a lot less that $150,000 … $1,500 is all it takes to turn the average politician’s back on his own mother.

  • FurryGuy

    I guess Barry can now hold indefinitely without trial these 3 misunderstood and naive terrorists.

  • Patty


    This is for YOU!

    Professional letf shows up for the NATO SUMMIT

  • greenfairie

    Former Occupier calls OWS a cult, denounces rape coverups and alleges financial fraud:

  • Patty
  • mcc

    Pretty sure I posted on some thread here that I saw/heard Barry’s favorite Domestic Terrorist Billy Ayers (at the end of an address to teachers/students at the Univ.of Oregon) invite them all to come to Chicago for this weekend…and then laughed along with them as he said, I think, it should be fun or something like that.

  • Patty

    But they are ROBIN HOODS- 😆

  • bg


    previously posted..

    April 21, 2012

    Obama has ties to radicals plotting chaos for NATO summit

    [In a sign of what may be coming, residents of a Chicago condo building
    located near the site of next month’s NATO summit have been asked to
    leave for the event or risk being caught in a storm of rioters.

    WND first reported in August 2011 that radicals, some with ties to
    President Obama, were planning to riot during the NATO summit.

    FOX Chicago News reported the people living in the 17-floor Library Tower
    building at 520 South State Street were warned in a letter from condo
    management that “we are <b.STRONGLY recommending that all residents find
    places to stay during the conference from May 18 through May 21.”

    The letter specifically warned of riots:

    “In the event of a riot or the potential of one near the building, all access
    doors will be locked including the garage door,” the letter continues. “For
    everyone’s safety, we will be instructing anyone in the building to stay in
    his or her unit.”]


  • bg


    greenfairie #19 May 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

    great link!!

    posting it in Obama’s war against women thread..


  • rich


  • bg



    ★ ~ Happy Armed Forces Day ~ ★


  • MVH

    My, my. The Left certainly produces roll-up-your-sleeves and hard-working young men. Don’t they? /sarc off

    Talk about first-stage thinking. These cheap excuses for manhood aren’t thinking beyond age 25, much less 30! Oh. Wait. Pelosi said they’ll be on their parent’s insurance ’till they’re 26 yo. Isn’t that special?

    Well, like the guy in It’s A Wonderful Life said, “Youth is wasted on the Wong people!”

  • MVH

    #Occupy. Just like the TEA Party. Uh-huh. Riiiight.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Does anybody else ever wonder how such diverse people from so many locations around the world get to a central place? Who funds the travel?

    Believe it or not, there are idiots on the Left who believe it’s shadowy organizations on the Right who are bankrolling these fools.

    You know. In order to ‘discredit’ the movement.

    In fact, there were several people pushing that meme during the May Day destruction in downtown Seattle.

    One can’t reason with that level of delusion.

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  • valerie

    #29 May 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Winston Wolfe commented:

    ” Believe it or not, there are idiots on the Left who believe it’s shadowy organizations on the Right who are bankrolling these fools. …”

    Nah, they’re just staying that to try to throw up some dust.

    Y’see, they got caught infiltrating a few TEA Party rallies with racist plants, so now they pretend that others do that kind of unethical plotting, as well.

  • valerie

    Was that guy trying to look like the flower child Adam from an old Star Trek episode?

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  • bg


    Winston Wolfe & valerie

    something fishy wishy is going down..

    fact is they are trying to harder than ever
    to align themselves with the TEA Party..

    Van Jones and a coalition of Democrats and tea party Republicans..


  • bg


    uhg re: #35 May 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm bg

    fact is they are trying harder than ever
    to align themselves with the TEA Party..


  • Texas_Treeroach

    People would be smart if they stepped back from these singular events, and took a hard look at what is really happening in Chicago.

    One month ago: Notification to residents and businesses within the “radius of operation”, disseminated by Chicago Police – stay put & hunker down; or move out temporarily.

    Two weeks ago: Strict L-Train/bus restrictions for all carry-on; and no food or drinks of any kind. DHS/Police enforcement will continue through and after the Summit.

    One week ago: The wire-fence encirclement of McCormick place.

    This Friday: The announcement of a 40-agency control and command center whose location remains a secret. NORAD fighter jets, tankers and F-16s, and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters flying the Chicago skies right now.

    Many Americans say it’s nothing more than a waste of money and resources for an inconsequential event. However, for those in the Government who have particular interests, it’s a valuable learning exercise and money well spent.

  • crackermike

    RE#8. They are afraid if it’s proven that Obama is an usurper, they will have to do something about it. All acts and laws enacted, all executive orders given, all military action under

  • crackermike

    RE#38, oops, don’t know what happened there. All military action ordered by Obama is rendered illegal, null and void. Lawsuits both domestic and international would continue for decades. It’s easier for them to just use the dictatorial powers Obama has carved out, secretely, they kinda like it anyway, the bastards.

  • bill pascrall endorses the OWS movement but has to stop the tea party.

  • Buffalobob

    If these OWS nitwits mess with Rahm, they might find a horses head in their Mom’s basement.

  • mcc

    Re #21 — listened to that video again – Bill Ayers tells the audience:

    “We’re trying to get NATO to leave the city. Rahm Emanuel wants to put us all in jail.”

    In the video of his UofO visit, he talked about another protest he’d attended —

    Ya think his contribution to this weekend’s protest will be anything like the anti-death penalty protest he said he’d attended for John Wayne Gacy? He won the straw draw with his wife, good ol’ Bernie, so she had to stay home and put the kids to bed.

    He then made a sign: “Thou Shalt Not Kill”…yeah…and left the house to join a silent candlelight vigil.

  • atticcellar

    NATO are the terrorist!

  • Ariel

    Is that Jeff Spicoli? I wondered where he went after he left Ridgemont High.

  • Limousine Barry

    I recognize that guy. He studied under Bill Ayers!

    I’ll get Eric Holder on the case ASAP. Eric will have him kick loose in a day or so. Then he can start tossing those gasoline bombs like a good community activist.

    Four More Years!

    Four More Years!

  • atticcellar

    The fact is the raid siezed beer making equipment.. End the illegal wars, get out of NATO and the UN.. Restore the Constitution..

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  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    And don’t forget that unless and until Obama is impeached and removed from Office, his signature is still worth a full pardon to whomever he wishes to give it to. Such pardons are irrevocable.

    I fully expect Obama to be the first President in US history to issue a full pardon to HIMSELF on his last day in office.