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Occupy Cleveland would-be bomber cops a plea

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You might’ve forgotten about the Cleveland 5, the guys who tried to blow up a bridge in Ohio earlier this year, because they stopped being a national news story when the national news realized they’re Occupiers.

Now one of them has turned rat. Associated Press:

One of five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio highway bridge pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against his co-defendants.

Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, who has a criminal record for theft and breaking and entering, pleaded to all three counts against him in U.S. District Court. His attorney, Michael O’Shea, said Hayne hopes to get leniency in return for his testimony.

Under the terms of the surprise plea deal, Hayne will have the chance to avoid a life prison term…

“I don’t think any of these guys intended harm to human beings,” O’Shea said. “I think they just thought this was a way of making some sort of political statement. But I’m relatively confident none of these people had any desires to actually hurt anybody.”

Well, of course they didn’t. How could you hurt anybody just by blowing up one itty-bitty commuter bridge?

And then, allllll the way at the end of the AP story:

The five had been associated with Occupy Cleveland, but organizers of the movement have tried to distance the group from the men. They say the five didn’t represent it or its nonviolent philosophy.

Got that? If Brian Ross brings up your name in a Google search and you’re a Tea Partier, you’re a suspect in a mass murder. If you join Occupy and even organize Occupy events, but then they distance themselves from you when you try to kill a bunch of people, the AP will just take their word for it. Occupiers are nonviolent because they claim they’re nonviolent, despite all the violence that mysteriously occurs wherever they gather. Whereas the Tea Party is nonviolent because it actually is nonviolent. No wonder the media wants you to think it’s the exact opposite.

Meanwhile, Gail Stevens, the mother of one of the would-be bombers, wants the undercover FBI agent who got them to… well, just listen:

That’s logical enough. Why should her precious little darling to go to jail just because he tried to kill a bunch of people? After all, he’s an Occupier. He’s nonviolent. It’s somebody else’s fault. It always is.

Oh, and the FBI guy is a child molester or something.

Occupy Cleveland used to be very active on Twitter, but they haven’t posted anything in over two months. Wonder why?

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Jim Treacher