The deafening silence from mainstream media over a recent attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life by the well-armed Nicholas Roske, 26, has even Kavanaugh’s neighbors scratching their heads as activists continue to violate federal law outside the justice’s Chevy Chase home.
As American Wire reported, the major news networks and papers have collectively turned their backs on the disturbing story, arguing that it is a nothing burger because Roske, who was sporting everything from pepper spray and zip ties to a Glock 17 pistol and a tactical knife when he dialed 911, gave himself up before following through on his desire to kill Justice Kavanaugh.
On Sunday — the day on which news shows deliver their analysis of the week’s biggest stories — ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN deemed the incident unworthy of a mention.
Major Sunday shows memory-hole Kavanaugh murder threat: ‘Truth is so hard for you liberal butt kissers!’ https://t.co/usDHLywvac
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) June 13, 2022
“That was surprising to me,” one of Kavanaugh’s neighbors told Fox News Digital. “I thought it would have been a bigger story. It kind of went away almost immediately.”
What hasn’t gone away are the “obnoxious” protests that have formed on Kavanaugh’s street, as activists hurl obscenities, bang drums, and honk horns in response to the upcoming SCOTUS ruling that will likely overturn the court’s 1973 decision on Roe v. Wade, thus returning the power to govern abortion laws to the states where, according to the Constitution, they should have always remained.
The protestors are looping around Kavanaugh’s block. pic.twitter.com/8sdcWUm5AO
— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) June 15, 2022
Kavanaugh’s neighbors fear Roske’s actions — and the media’s downplaying of them — will embolden more would-be attackers.
“People are very nervous,” another neighbor said. “In terms of our actual neighborhood, it’s very unnerving. And people definitely feel upset, and they’re worried that this is going to give an idea to someone else, you know, to attempt something similar or be disruptive in another way that, you know, involves violence.”
“I think we’re all on edge about that,” the Chevy Chase resident added.
“It’s not going to end, it seems like,” said the first Kavanaugh neighbor. “This is a private neighborhood… I think it’s very disrespectful. This is a neighborhood, and escape from bitter D.C. politics.”
According to that neighbor, as well as to the many conservatives who have expressed similar sentiments online, the coverage would be very different if the protestors were threatening a liberal judge.
“That would be fair to say,” the neighbor said. “There’s a critical difference between protesting in front of private residences, versus in front of a public building… I do think that because it’s specifically him, I do think that there is a [double standard.]”
“You have to wonder about that and feel that there is some kind of, you know, a double standard at work here,” the second neighbor said. “And that there isn’t a focus on it, and it is an uncomfortable situation.”
Uncomfortable and, according to some, illegal.
In a separate Fox News Digital report, another frustrated Kavanaugh neighbor said they took the matter up with local law enforcement and were told that, while the protestors weren’t breaking local laws, such as blocking the street or the noise ordinances that are aimed at silencing leaf blowers, federal law enforcement could charge them with breaking federal law, but are declining to do so.
“They go in the street. We’ve been told that because they will move eventually when a car comes down the street, they’re not technically blocking the street,” the resident said.
“What we’ve also been told is that this is ‘behaving within the bounds of the law’ and the only law that could be enforced is the federal law that they’re not supposed to protest outside the home of judicial officers, but the federal partners declined to enforce that law.”
It’s a point also noted by California Congressman Darrell Issa, who encouraged the Department of Justice to “please see 18 U.S.C. 1507.”
DOJ, please see 18 U.S.C. 1507 https://t.co/EUWHep94SF
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 16, 2022
Meanwhile, tweeted Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) on Tuesday, “27 House Democrats just voted NOT to expand security for Supreme Court Justices.”
“The ANTIFA Caucus,” Boebert declared, “has been officially coronated.”
After unlawful protests outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices and the attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh, 27 House Democrats just voted NOT to expand security for Supreme Court Justices.
The ANTIFA Caucus has been officially coronated.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 14, 2022
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