By: JOSEPH MACKINNON | January 25, 2023
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The “non-binary” son of the No. 2 Democrat in Congress has pleaded not guilty to various charges related to his apparent involvement in a recent bout of violent anti-police extremism. Jared Dowell, 23, son of House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), was arrested Jan. 21 and charged with assault and battery on a Boston police officer inflicting serious bodily injury, vandalizing a historic monument, damaging property by tagging, and resisting arrest. On Monday, he was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court and released on a $500 bond.
Dowell and his lawyers scurried out of court after he made his not-guilty plea, refusing to comment except on his preferred name and pronouns, which the court did not bother using, reported the Boston Globe.
TheBlaze previously reported that Boston police had responded to a scene of a leftist disturbance at the Parkman Bandstand Monument in the Boston Common Saturday night, where they allegedly found Democratic Whip Katherine Clark’s son vandalizing the monument.
Dowell had allegedly defaced the monument, writing “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB,” the latter of which stands for “all cops are bastards.”
The monument, constructed in 1908, was also tagged “R.I.P. Tortuguita,” referencing Manuel Teran, the leftist militant who shot a Georgia State Patrol trooper last week in the gut. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, officers gave verbal commands to the shooter, who had been trespassing near the new police training center in DeKalb County’s South River Forest. Instead of complying, Teran reportedly fired multiple shots at officers without warning. TheBlaze previously reported that officers answered back with a chorus of gunfire, killing the leftist gunman.
In response to the gunman’s demise, the leftist website “Scenes from the Atlanta Forest,” whereon local leftists frequently coordinate and celebrate their attacks, published a post demanding retaliation.
“Consider this a call for reciprocal violence to be done to the police and their allies,” the post said. “Wherever you are, you are invited to participate in a night of rage in order to honor the memory of our fallen comrade.”
Dowell happened to be in Boston, reportedly in the company of roughly 20 other leftist thugs who were blocking traffic and making a scene. Police were, however ready for them, having been on high alert “for the possibility of an anti-law enforcement demonstration” linked to the violent extremists in Georgia.
Officers intervened to arrest the son of the Democratic whip and restore order but in the process were reportedly swarmed by other leftist violators, some of whom attempted to interfere with Dowell’s arrest.
Conservative radio talk-show host Howie Carr obtained a copy of Dowell’s offense report, which indicated that police officers approached Dowell and commanded him to stop. As one officer, a former Marine, “got close to Dowell he attempted to flee by violently flailing his arms, striking the Officer.”
“Officer Roca was observed … to be bleeding from his nose and mouth due to the initial struggle with Dowell,” said the report.
Despite Dowell’s alleged attack on the police officer and a “brief struggle,” other officers were able to place him under arrest.
Clark’s son will return to court for a pretrial hearing April 19.
Concerning her son’s arrest, Clark, who previously suggested that House Republicans were “extremists,” tweeted, “my daughter(?) was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting.”
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