Antifa-group paid $40K cash to bail out “protester” that has now skipped bond
In the days following the very first Floyd Riots back in late-May and early-June, 22-year old Alexandria Lyons was arrested for allegedly livestreaming herself inciting a riot in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lyons is now wanted after failing to appear for a hearing.
Prosecutors called a hearing after alleging that Alexandria Lyons was seen on her social media posing with a firearm, a clear violation of the terms of her bond. She failed to appear for the hearing and the judge issued a warrant for her arrest.
On June 30, a self-described “anti-fascist” and “anti-prison” group known as the Michigan Solidarity Bail Fund (MSBF) posted $40,000 in cold hard cash to secure her release as she awaited trial on charges of inciting a riot and malicious destruction of property.
If she is arrested within a year, the MSBF can file a motion to get their money back. I actually kind of hope she doesn’t hurt anyone or break any other laws for the next year and is peacefully arrested in 366 days so this antifa group doesn’t get their money back and justice is served.
I hope the hapless individuals that support these bail-out funds for Leftist rioters realize that they are being swindled and exploited to support criminals. These are not peaceful protesters and the intentions of these antifa groups are not noble at all. Indeed the antifascist groups are using wholly fascist tactics of intimidation and coercion in order to push their message.
Breaking windows, assaulting people, blocking traffic, throwing fireworks at people, and setting fires is not peaceful protesting. These people are not peaceful and the fact that some of them are willfully violating the terms of their bond and skipping bail is proof of their guilt. A large portion of these “protesters” are literally there just to cause mayhem and destruction.
Indeed the radical Left-Wing groups actually feel as if they must block traffic or begin looting in order to garner attention. These radical groups can’t just stand on the sidewalk like normal protesters and passionately tell people about their message, they are compelled to assault people, causing chaos and disruptions.