Lauren Moye, FISM News
A liberal activist group that actively calls for property destruction effectively placed a bounty on the conservative Supreme Court justices’ locations last week.
On July 8, the group Shut Down DC retweeted a thread about how Justice Brett Kavanaugh was recently forced to exit Morton’s restaurant through the rear after protestors learned about his location. The protestors gathered out front, demanding that Morton kick the justice out.
Shut Down DC added to the conversation, “DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details! We’ll Venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”
The named justices recently voted in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade as well as a long-standing New York gun control law. They have been under steady pressure from liberal social activists since a draft leak of the Dobbs v. Jackson decision on May 2. There have been frequent marches and protests outside their homes.
Kavanaugh was also recently the target of a failed assassination attempt. The man was arrested outside the justice’s home armed with a Glock pistol. He had previously called 911 to warn them that he had flown from California just to attack Kavanaugh.
Despite the real danger to Justices’ lives through this kind of stalking behavior that emboldens would-be attackers, Shut Down DC doubled down on their rhetoric. They mocked a Washington Post opinion piece that advocated letting the SCOTUS justices eat peacefully in public locations:
“Six unelected Christo-fascists just ruled that half the population is nothing more than incubators for the domestic supply of infants, but let them eat their $200 steak dinners in peace, for decency’s sake! We will fix this by voting harder!” — @RuthMarcus
— ShutDownDC (@ShutDown_DC) July 8, 2022
The public response to the tweet had some alarming moments, such as the user who asked how they could “donate to support the effort.”
There have been a flood of responses to the tweet. While the majority are “fake reports,” such as claiming a justice was spotted at the Mexico-U.S. border, others could have been genuine updates on the conservative justices’ locations.
A ray of hope did shine through the chatter as a few users stated that the message advocating stalking, harassment, and veiled violence was an example of why they were choosing to leave the Left behind:
The left out here making the right look good.
There's a reason so many of us #Walkaway and aren't coming back.
— Krystal (@AgelessVibe) July 8, 2022
In the responses to Shut Down DC, multiple people called for Twitter to respond to the “targeted harassment” that goes against violence. There have been zero responses by the social media giant in the eight days since.
On Thursday, Twitter finally responded to related behavior by suspending the account for Ruth Sent Us. This social activist group published home addresses for all six conservative justices back in May. Despite tweets suggesting targeting the children of Justice Amy Coney Barrett at their school and the family while at their church, locations that the group also publicly leaked, it took Twitter months to take disciplinary action against the account.