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Federal Reserve charges Michigan man, igniting Planned Parenthood

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  • Investigators quickly identified a suspect when responding to an arson attack at Planned Parenthood.
  • Joshua Brereton had posted a YouTube video calling abortion “genocide”.
  • Brereton is now facing criminal charges for setting fire to a federally funded organization.

On Sunday, Michigan investigators responded to reports of a fire at a Planned Parenthood facility and quickly determined that arson was the cause. On the roof, they found a Duraflame fire starter log that led to the suspect, Joshua Bretton.

On Thursday, prosecutors charged Breton with arson on a federally funded organization after an investigation revealed a YouTube video in which a 25-year-old Michigan man called abortion “genocide.” did. .”

In court documents, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives detailed a multi-day investigation into the fire that prevented Kalamazoo’s planned parentage from being opened the next day.

According to court documents, investigators, with the help of Walmart employees, discovered Bretton had taken Duraframe within a day of the fire and about an hour before the first report of a fire at the Planned Parenthood facility. I confirmed that I had purchased the starter log. Brereton’s receipts show he also purchased a lighter and citronella torch fuel, and investigators suspect he was setting fire to bushes outside his Planned Parenthood building, ATF agents said. Stated.

After releasing the CCTV footage, investigators also received a tip identifying Breton. Investigators then “launched an investigation into Breton,” the ATF agent wrote in an affidavit supporting the arson charge.

On his YouTube channel, investigators found a video of Bretton exercising in a short-sleeve shirt, revealing a crown tattoo on his left forearm that matches the one seen on Walmart security camera footage. I made it Investigators also reviewed a July 3 video of Bretton speaking out against abortion.

According to the ATF agent’s affidavit, “Like right now, genocide is happening. Genocide! Baby’s! And people think this is always a hot topic,” he said. , I have a neighbor who thinks it’s okay to kill babies, and I’m not going to get too deep into it, other than reading science books, this is not a religious debate, it’s not a political debate, science By law, an unborn child is a brand new human being. And we are killing that person. Or some people are killing those people. And we have a conflict of interest. I have government permission to kill people.

Later in the video Bretton says:

The video was posted more than a week after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade ruling, removing nearly half a century’s constitutional right to abortion.

Defense attorneys have not yet appeared on behalf of Bretton in federal court.

Shortly after the ruling, Attorney General Merrick Garland said the decision would be “a devastating blow to sexual and reproductive freedom in the United States,” and that the Justice Department would block access to sexual and reproductive health services. He promised to enforce the laws that made it illegal. Violence, threats of violence, or property damage.

On Tuesday, the Justice Department spokesperson on Idaho’s tougher state abortion law coming into effect this month, arguing that it would prevent emergency room doctors from performing needed abortions on women facing medical emergencies. At the White House the next day, Garland pointed to the lawsuit as evidence that the Justice Department would “consider every tool at its disposal” to prevent states from violating federal protections for reproductive rights.

“Five weeks ago, I pledged that the Department of Justice would work tirelessly to protect reproductive freedom and unwavering from its founding responsibility to protect the civil rights of all Americans,” Reversing Law. “That’s what we’ve done and will continue to do.”