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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:58 PM

Florida man used social media to encourage a race war, threaten groups. His bond: $1M

Source: Miami Herald

Florida man used social media to encourage a race war, threaten groups. His bond: $1M
BY HOWARD COHEN
JUNE 15, 2019 05:06 PM, UPDATED 4 HOURS 47 MINUTES AGO



Joshua John Leff’s booking photo on June 14, 2019. LEE COUNTY JAIL LEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond.

And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents received a tip that Joshua John Leff, 40, of Fort Myers, was posting statements and videos that were meant to incite violence against several minority groups on social media sites like Bitchute and Gab.

Leff, agents said, “espoused hatred toward several minority groups, threatened violence against those who disagreed with him and encouraged followers to start a race war.”



Read more: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article231604888.html

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Reply Florida man used social media to encourage a race war, threaten groups. His bond: $1M (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 OP
Judi Lynn Jun 2019 #1
GReedDiamond Jun 2019 #3
Gore1FL Jun 2019 #2
certainot Jun 2019 #5
certainot Jun 2019 #4
chowder66 Jun 2019 #7
Evolve Dammit Jun 2019 #18
Chicago1980 Jun 2019 #6
ck4829 Jun 2019 #25
CanonRay Jun 2019 #8
ck4829 Jun 2019 #24
Callmecrazy Jun 2019 #9
JonLP24 Jun 2019 #11
Downtown Hound Jun 2019 #12
Midnight Writer Jun 2019 #15
yaesu Jun 2019 #17
IronLionZion Jun 2019 #19
ck4829 Jun 2019 #23
tenderfoot Jun 2019 #26
Aristus Jun 2019 #10
ROB-ROX Jun 2019 #13
Callmecrazy Jun 2019 #14
noiretextatique Jun 2019 #16
ck4829 Jun 2019 #21
stonecutter357 Jun 2019 #27
ck4829 Jun 2019 #22
ck4829 Jun 2019 #20

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:23 PM

1. Bonus Florida Man:

Why did the Florida man steal all those pool floats? He told cops the alternative was rape.
BY HOWARD COHEN
JUNE 15, 2019 12:28 PM, UPDATED 8 HOURS 40 MINUTES AGO



Christopher William Monnin’s booking photo at Brevard County Jail on June 13, 2019 on burglary, petit theft and criminal mischief charges, concerning the thefts of pool floats. PALM BAY POLICE DEPARTMENT BREVARD COUNTY JAIL


Trust us, you don’t want to envision the logistics of this one.

According to the Palm Bay Police Department in Brevard County, “the city has been plagued with burglaries in which the suspect cuts the screen or otherwise enters a victim’s back pool deck area and steals only pool floats.”

Court records in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville region of Florida say there have been an estimated 13 reports so far this year concerning this mysterious pool toy crime wave.

. . .

The burglary that led to his arrest happened on June 5 when police say Monnin cut the pool screen to get onto the deck of a home in Palm Bay. Police stopped Monnin “as a suspicious person” who was riding his bicycle on a city street Thursday around 1:25 a.m. They say he had a white garbage bag full of what Monnin identified as deflated pool floats.

More:
https://www.bradenton.com/news/state/florida/article231599988.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:47 PM

3. Gaze upon the face of the Master Race...

...a great example of what happens when inbreeding leads to this booking photo.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:41 PM

2. The fact that he has "followers" is disturbing in and of itself. nt

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:34 AM

5. they're dittoheads! he's not saying anything they haven't head on radio in some version

for years

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:33 AM

4. 300 of these guys have talk radio shows on 1500 stations!

they finally get on social media and someone takes notice.... sheesh

limbaugh has been doing the same thing, with a bit of subtlety, for 30 years. there's nothing this guy has said that hasn't been repeated on the radio over and over and over - except maybe the honesty

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Response to certainot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 07:18 AM

7. THIS! nt

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Response to certainot (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:55 PM

18. You are absolutely right

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 03:35 AM

6. It's always this damn state...

And there are so many more like him out there.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

25. It really is

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:04 AM

8. Another outstanding representative of the master race

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

24. Indeed

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:12 AM

9. I'm trying to figure what crime he committed...

You may not like what he has to say, but he has the right to say it.
And you have the same right to object.
But a million dollars bail? What act of violence did he commit? It's excessive and a violation of his rights.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:15 AM

11. He was charged with intimidation for threats

and also possession of a weapon & ammo as a convicted felon. It is a good thing they got him off the streets.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:47 AM

12. Masking terroristic threats is not free speech. n/t

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 01:04 PM

15. Absolutely. We need to wait until he starts shooting to lock him up.

Hell, just because he is a convicted felon with multiple illegal guns and spends hours a day obsessively threatening violence to people is no reason for the law to get involved.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:30 PM

17. I had the same thought, as in thought police, the new terrorism laws are good as long as they focus

on true terroristic acts but I'm thinking fascists could turn it around & use it on, say, DU members who are anti fascists. We also need to go after the sites that allow this to happen & profit from it, shut them down, fine them out of biz, because without them we wouldn't have little hitler's springing up all over the place. I understand this nut had a lot of baggage with him, additional infractions, lets hope these new powers don't get turned against the good people in the future.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:57 PM

19. charged with intimidation by sending written threats to kill and possession of a weapon and ammo

"charged with intimidation by sending written threats to kill and possession of a weapon and ammo by a convicted felon"

If only unarmed brown boys in airports could get the same benefit of a doubt. And unarmed black boys everywhere.

This dude is alive because he's white. A black or brown person would have had a very different story and the headline would include the word "terrorist".

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:13 AM

23. "People need to be dead before we can do anything, it's the American way!"

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:34 AM

26. You're crazy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:14 AM

10. That's a huge bond.

Now how is he going to make his trailer payments and keep his meth dealer greased?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:19 AM

13. I Think The Country's SQUIRRELS Are Coming Out

I think the king squirrel Donnie is driving his minion squirrels crazy. I think the beady eyes are the dead give away that these people are off the rockers CRAZY. Lock Them Up or herd the drones into prisons where they can fight their own kind.......AGAIN

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Response to ROB-ROX (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:38 PM

14. It's fucked up attitudes like that

That keep dividing the country. Stay away from the news for awhile. Trust me, you'll feel better. These 24 hour news stations like to clutch on to one little thing and run with it to take up airtime. Switch off for a couple days and see how much you don't miss it.

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:12 PM

16. No it's racists and white supremacists

who are dividing the country, not those who are calling them out. The ones in government, like Trump, are encouraging people like this guy. Repeat: calling out divisive racists is not the problem with the divisiin they create and encourage.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:12 AM

21. Bingo

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Response to Callmecrazy (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 10:41 AM

27. wow

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Response to ROB-ROX (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:12 AM

22. +1

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:11 AM

20. Huh, you don't see a lot of illegal immigrants named Joshua John Leff

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