A Jamaican cult leader named Pastor Kevin Smith died in a car accident while police were taking him to a court appearance, the Daily Beast reported Monday.
Smith, who should not be confused with the American filmmaker, was taken into custody Sunday after two of his cult's followers were killed during the "human sacrifice" ritual. He ran the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries and was under arrest after reports of human sacrifices as part of the ceremonies. When the police came into the "church," there were more than 100 people dressed in white robes.
The process involved senior members of the cult leadership "stabbing" and "slashing" members who had been told they'd be going on a "heavenly journey." The two members were then killed during the ritual, but one was killed during the raid by the police, said the report.
The chief of Jamaica's Constabulary Forces communication unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, confirmed to the Beast that Smith had died.
"They were taking him to Kingston to be formally charged; there was an accident and all four people in the vehicle received serious injuries. Two died, a police constable and Mr. Smith and the other two police officers are in critical condition," said the statement.
"When I saw blood and the young lady fell, I said 'This is it for me,'" said a member, who spoke to the Jamaican Observer.
Ahead of the "ritual," Smith told members of the cult to leave their cell phones at home, claiming there was a coming "flood."
Marjorie Taylor Greene continues AOC obsession with new conspiracy theory: You ‘participated in civil war’
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), the most prominent lawmaker named in the bombshell Rolling Stone article, unleashed a wild a conspiracy theory-fueled attack against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday.
Her tweetstorm, 12 posts long (although she did label one #6 twice) included the demand, usually made by right wing Twitter trolls, to "debate me," along with false claims AOC is "tear[ing] our country apart because you are a communist," and "participated in [a] civil war."
Greene started by retweeting Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's tweet calling for any "member of Congress who helped plot a terrorist attack on our nation's capitol" to be "expelled."
1. Again I challenge you to debate me. You have a big problem understanding our laws because you want to tear our… https://t.co/kSR1RnjSEz— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸) 1635170985.0
Rep. Greene complains "ALL of the thousands of Antifa/BLM foot soldiers of the Democrat Communist Party that attacked innocent Americans, looted & burned private businesses, & more crimes have not been properly charged yet & many were let off."
She claims AOC and other Democratic lawmakers engaged in a "civil war that was waged in the streets of America during the communist revolution of 2020," which is a flat-out lie.
Greene also falsely calls U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a "terrorist sympathizer," and claims the BLM protests caused over $1 trillion in damage, which is wildly false.
In her provably false screed Greene uses variations of the word "communist" five times, "Socialist" and "Fascist" once each, "civil war" and "vaccine" three times, "Democrat" seven times, "America" or "American" nine times.
MAGA rioter told investigators that Ashli Babbitt never existed and 'statistics' prove Trump is still president
One of the men arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 is proclaiming that the whole event was a fraud and that Ashli Babbitt doesn't even exist, legal expert Marcy Wheeler said, citing the court documents.
Philip James Weisbecker outed himself on Facebook after posting an interview between Glenn Greenwald and Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that showed photos and videos of the attack along the right side of the screen. One of those people appeared to be Weisbecker. He took a screen capture of the photo of himself on screen with the caption, "If you would like to know the truth... just ask."
In addition to believing that Trump is still the President, Weisbecker says that Ashli Babbitt doesn't really exist. https://t.co/I6CrAt5UX1— emptywheel (@emptywheel) 1635192249.0
But the indictment took a different turn when Weisbecker began spouting conspiracy theories that former President Donald Trump is still in office and that Ashli Babbit doesn't even exist.
"WEISBECKER talked about Ashli Babbitt, who was supposedly shot in the U.S. Capitol and was from O.B. (Ocean Beach)," the indictment reads. "WEISBECKER said she did not exist as he knew everyone from that area, and that he has asked his friends, and no one knew her. WEISBECKER asked where her [Ashli Babbitt's] funeral was. He stated it had not been here [San Diego] so she [Ashli Babbitt] was not from here [San Diego]. WEISBECKER said Babbitt was not actually her last name."
Weisbecker also said that he was at the Ellipse for Trump's two-hour speech where "there were thousands of people already surrounding the Capitol." It's not specified how he could see people surrounding the Capitol if he was over a mile away.
"He stated [President] Trump is still the president and that all the statistics showed it and that he (WEISBECKER) had researched the data," said the indictment.
He went on to blame ANTIFA for the Capitol attack and called it a "false flag" by the anti-fascist group. He claimed, "the American Patriot(s) were there to tell the Senators to do the right thing and they were standing up for their rights." It doesn't explain why he thinks that ANTIFA was behind the attack if he also said "American Patriots" were there to talk to Senators.
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