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Ohio man arrested for plot to kidnap police and stockpile their weapons for an ‘uprising’

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On Tuesday, the FBI announced the arrest of Christian Stanley Ferguson, a 20-year-old man in Cleveland, Ohio, on charges that he concocted an elaborate plan to kidnap law enforcement officers, stockpile their weapons, and build up an arsenal to “start an uprising.”

“According to a criminal complaint filed today, Ferguson was identified after engaging in several violent and extremist postings made on the cross-platform communication application Discord,” said the FBI press release. “Over several weeks, Ferguson discussed his desire to call police to report a false crime was in progress to prompt a response by law enforcement. Specifically, he expressed an interest in a response by federal law enforcement because he believed they had better quality firearms and body armor to steal. He made statements about tactical options for killing multiple targets and the disposal of their bodies. He reaffirmed his plan to ambush law enforcement, kill them, rob them of their weapons, and start an uprising.”

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Ferguson reportedly went to great lengths to test his plan, at one point faking a distress signal in Cuyahoga Valley National Park to gauge the response time of park rangers.

The arrest affidavit shows Ferguson going into extensive detail with his co-conspirators about his plans, including his ability to manufacture improvised explosive devices and mustard gas:

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Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns

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British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.

In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.

"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."

The op-ed continued:

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‘We are leaderless right now!’ Trump supporters despair that he’s doing nothing as riots erupt across America

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Several supporters of President Donald Trump are very upset that he is not doing enough to crack down on the violence that has swept the country ever since the killing of George Floyd last week.

As reported by the conservative Daily Wire, many conservatives who have otherwise been supportive of Trump are growing exasperated that he spent the weekend hunkered down in the White House and only sending the occasional angry tweet.

"Does Trump have dementia or something?" asked pro-Trump political pundit Mike Cernovitch. "Because sitting on his fat ass right now isn't the right move."

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Desperate and ‘out-of-control’ Trump might prompt violent insurrection to stay in office: columnist

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Writing for the Daily Beast, columnist Michael Tomasky made a strong case that Donald Trump has removed any doubt that he is "morally unfit" to be president and, faced with the possibility he may not be re-elected, could resort to encouraging his followers to take up arms in his defense.

"Naively, I always thought that even Donald Trump would stop short of actually inciting violence. I mean, he’s the president of the United States," Tomasky began before adding, "History means nothing to him, and the future means even less. Presidents—all presidents, even ones I didn’t like—think about the office, the future implications of their actions, the future of our institutions."

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