Every time I hear about someone trying to assault a cop it makes my blood boil because I grew up in a small community where we knew the names of every single police officer.
It’s maddening that we live in a world now where cops are pretty much an open target for liberal outrage against rules that they suddenly don’t think are fair.
A man arrested for arson, and suspected of a recent assault of a Seattle police officer, has been identified as 19-year-old Jacob Greenberg, stepson of Washington State former legislator Laura Ruderman.
Greenberg was arrested for arson during riots in late September. According to court documents, he was participating in the violent activity of an anarchist group called “Every Night Direct Demonstration” (ENDD). The rioters marched from a Seattle park to downtown, destroying private property and a police car along the way, and created a barricade outside the East Precinct out of trash cans and dumpsters, blocking an intersection.
The dumpsters were set on fire and authorities arrested a man they saw “squirting what appeared to be lighter fluid onto the dumpsters and trash cans.”
“Each time he squirted the liquid, the flames instantly grew larger until they consumed the dumpsters, cans and nearly one third of the length of the intersection and reached seven to eight feet high,” reported Officer Stephen Knapp.
Greenberg is also a suspect in an attack on the East Precinct building on September 1st, in which Molotov cocktails were thrown over the fence “in an attempt to set it on fire with officers inside.”
Finally, authorities are investigating whether Greenberg is the man who attacked a police officer with a baseball bat in a video that has since gone viral.
Seattle: Antifa rioters assault a cop who was knocked to the ground from his bicycle. A person then uses a metal bat to strike him on the head. This is in the middle of the former “CHAZ.” #SeattleRiots #antifa #BLM pic.twitter.com/34cTbUoE9U
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 24, 2020
In the video, a man dressed all in black approached a police officer from behind and struck the officer in the head with a baseball bat. Authorities searched Greenberg’s home and found a baseball bat and an outfit matching the one in the video.