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Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 23, 2023 07:15AM
Initial reports say the van was largely empty, except for a Nazi flag.

Are all of the usual trolls around here doing okay?
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 23, 2023 07:42AM
Obviously a fanatic 'ANITFA' partisan.
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 23, 2023 08:37AM
oddly enough, the Fox version of this story somehow does not include the Nazi flag found in the van.

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Footage from a local photojournalist showed a law enforcement officer folding up the flag, which had been spread out on the ground in public view.

Officers retrieved the flag and plastic evidence bags that had been laid out on the sidewalk following the crash and placed them in the back of the U-Haul, a Reuters photographer said
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 23, 2023 08:51AM
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The driver of a truck that crashed into security barriers near the White House on Monday night has been identified as a 19-year-old from Missouri who was arrested on multiple charges, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president or family member, officials said.

The driver was Sai Varshith Kandula of Chesterfield, U.S. Park Police said Tuesday morning.

Kandula was further charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and trespassing.

Authorities said the preliminary investigation indicates Kandula “intentionally crashed” into the bollards outside Lafayette Park. A Nazi flag was seized by authorities at the scene of the incident.
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Asked for their reaction, the official said: “I don’t think there’s any place for a Nazi flag or the statements that he made.
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: decay
Date: May 23, 2023 08:55AM
Fox5 shows and mentions the MAGA flag here:

[www.fox5dc.com]



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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: May 23, 2023 10:19AM
250+ million adults here in the USA.

Plenty with severe mental illness.

Often untreated.
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: timg
Date: May 23, 2023 10:36AM
It had to have been those leftwing fascists Trump was posting about ...



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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: May 23, 2023 01:37PM
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decay
Fox5 shows and mentions the MAGA flag here:

[www.fox5dc.com]

Local news is not the same as Faux.



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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 23, 2023 01:51PM
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Bill in NC
250+ million adults here in the USA.

Plenty with severe mental illness.

Often untreated.

Often heavily armed.



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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 23, 2023 11:13PM
The man accused of crashing a U-Haul truck into a security barrier near the White House Monday night praised Adolf Hitler to investigators after his arrest and said that he aimed to “kill the President” if necessary to overthrow the government and install himself in power, according to court documents.
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The truck, which carried a Nazi flag among other items, crashed into security barriers on the north side of Lafayette Square at 16th Street just before 10 p.m. ET, the US Secret Service said. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver may have intentionally struck the barrier, the agency later said.

Kandula made threatening comments regarding the White House at the scene, including that he wanted to kidnap and harm President Joe Biden, law enforcement sources told CNN. Authorities are considering the role mental health may have played in this incident, one source said.

In court documents unsealed Tuesday, investigators said that a US Park Police officer saw Kandula drive up onto the sidewalk and into metal barriers, sending several pedestrians running. When the truck failed to go through the barriers, Kandula allegedly backed up before striking the barriers a second time.

After the crash, Kandula allegedly removed the flag “from a black backpack he was carrying.”

In an interview after the arrest, investigators asked Kandula about the Nazi flag he displayed after the crash. The 19-year-old said he bought the flag because “Nazi’s have a great history,” adding that he admires their “authoritarian nature, Eugenics, and their one world order,” according to court documents. Investigators wrote that “when asked if he looks up to any leaders, Kandula answered ‘Hitler, because he was a strong leader.’”

Kandula told officers that he had been planning the attack for six months and had flown to Washington from St. Louis earlier that evening, according to court documents.

Prosecutors said Kandula also told officers that he aimed to “get to the White House, seize power, and be put in charge of the nation,” and was prepared to “kill the President if that’s what I have to do and would hurt anyone that would stand in my way.”
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 23, 2023 11:17PM
Nazi probably had less to do with the fact he was crazy than the fact he was crazy.
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: pdq
Date: May 24, 2023 07:33AM
Somehow the crazies seem to emulate right-wing nutjob behaviors and beliefs moreso than left-wing, at least lately.

(I will say, however, though it’s usually not impossible, it’s getting more difficult to tell the difference between mainstream right-wing behaviors and beliefs vs just-plain-crazy.)
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 24, 2023 08:19AM
False flag operation. Otherwise he would have filled the truck with ammonium nitrate and fuel oil.



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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: May 24, 2023 09:28AM
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pdq
Somehow the crazies seem to emulate right-wing nutjob behaviors and beliefs moreso than left-wing, at least lately.

(I will say, however, though it’s usually not impossible, it’s getting more difficult to tell the difference between mainstream right-wing behaviors and beliefs vs just-plain-crazy.)

"Hitler, because he was a strong leader"

Sound familiar?
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: May 24, 2023 01:50PM
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DeusxMac
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pdq
Somehow the crazies seem to emulate right-wing nutjob behaviors and beliefs moreso than left-wing, at least lately.

(I will say, however, though it’s usually not impossible, it’s getting more difficult to tell the difference between mainstream right-wing behaviors and beliefs vs just-plain-crazy.)

"Hitler, because he was a strong leader"

Sound familiar?

"Hitler, because he was a strong leader"

More accurate.
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Re: Somebody crashed a U-Haul van into security barriers around the WH
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 25, 2023 07:37PM
Hey, let's not be to quick to judge.

There are good people on both sides.






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