Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review

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Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/masked-arsonist-mightve-gott...

She really liked that shirt —
Masked arsonist might’ve gotten away with it if she hadn’t left Etsy review
Woman who burned two police cars IDed by tattoo and Etsy review of her T-shirt.

Jon Brodkin - 6/18/2020, 1:48 PM

Instagram photo of a masked woman, identified by the FBI as Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, on May 30, 2020 in Philadelphia.

To some extent, every Internet user leaves a digital trail. So when a masked arsonist was seen on video setting fire to a police car on the day of a recent protest in Philadelphia, the fact that her face was hidden didn't prevent a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from tracking down the suspect. The keys ended up being a tattoo and an Etsy review the alleged arsonist had left for a T-shirt she was wearing at the scene of the crime, according to the FBI.

The alleged arsonist—identified by the FBI as Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33—was wearing a mask, goggles, fire-resistant gloves, and a T-shirt with the slogan "Keep the immigrants, deport the racists" when her crime was captured live on an aerial news feed from a helicopter, FBI Special Agent Joseph Carpenter wrote in an affidavit filed Monday in US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. After an investigation, she was arrested and charged with arson of two police vehicles. She appeared in federal court on Tuesday, and the government said it "will be filing a motion for the defendant to be detained pending trial."

In the news video, a police sedan was already "engulfed in flames" when the suspect "entered from the top of the frame and removed a flaming piece of a wooden police barricade from the rear window of the sedan that was already on fire, and then shoved the flaming wood into the SUV that was not on fire. Within minutes of that, the SUV was then completely engulfed in flames." This happened on May 30 after a protest over the death of George Floyd. The affidavit says, "While the protest earlier in the day was peaceful, violence erupted later on in the day," including the arson of police cars.

More footage of the arson came in a video posted on Vimeo that "clearly depicts the same female subject removing a flaming piece of wooden barricade from the marked PPD [Philadelphia Police Dept.] sedan and shoving it through the window of the marked PPD SUV," the affidavit said. An Instagram user had also posted a photo that "shows the female subject moving away from the sedan after it is on fire, and shows her backpack." The owner of the Instagram account provided more photos he had taken to the FBI, and another amateur photographer provided about 500 pictures taken that day in Philadelphia.

anon (not verified)
Sad to see brave ones fall

Sad to see brave ones fall for little slips. Honestly, we don't have and endless supply of brave ones, take care.

anon (not verified)
",,brave ones fall,,," Oh I

",,brave ones fall,,," Oh I get it, sarcasm, like pretending that a petty street brawl is equivalent to the storming of the Bastille?
Well let me just say this you reactionary rightwing piece of shite, this IS a brave and noble act by one small woman risking her ass for the revolution, she's up there with Joan of Arc and Castro. Viva la liberal-anarchist precinct uprising!

anon (not verified)
I wasn't being sarcastic,

I wasn't being sarcastic, Leway.

anon (not verified)
Who you're replying to... a

Who you're replying to... a deleted reactionary comment or the reactionary fantasies and puppets in your own echo chamber-shaped mind?

Careful with the molds in there!

anon (not verified)
I don't mind the nonsensical

I don't mind the nonsensical scribblings we make on this toilet stall while we take a shit, though I'd appreciate it if you used a maker instead of sticking your finger up your butt and smearing shit all over.

anon (not verified)
Oh yes, marching valiantly

Oh yes, marching valiantly from their comfy apartment filled with food tickets from the generous tax-paying workerists of society to burn a few cop cars purchased from workerist tax money.
Workerists gonna get angry snowflake, unless you submit to the penalty their justice system, also financed by the workerist tax money.
Good luck throwing future temper tantrums against a workerist financed security organization.

anon (not verified)
If you wanted to point out

If you wanted to point out how the system that funds police and government is not dismantled by an act of arson, there were better ways of doing so. That does not take away from the fact that it takes courage to commit such an act in broad daylight, well aware of the personal risk they're taking. Having a comfy apartment and risking being put into an un-comfy jail, to put it lightly, does take a great deal of courage I'd say.

Furthermore, I'd say you're the one throwing a temper tantrum, grabbing the first babbling of a semi-rational argument you could come up with in order to belittle and ridicule the type of person and action that displeases you the most, because you're incapable of both bravery and posing any type of threat to the status quo. There are many like us: some of us cheer from the sidelines and are saddened when the they fall (like me), some of us boo and hiss and cheer when they fall (like you).

anon (not verified)
There's a fine line between

There's a fine line between bravery and stupidity, Anyway, I don't believe in the heroic culture, especially when an ant can carry 10 times its weight and a bee will die to protect its queen. THEY ARE ALL SLAVES TO HIERARCHY AND IDEOLOGY.
I'm a nihilo-anarch if you haven't guessed already, and sacrifice for the common good SÙCKS,,,,,MKAY?
I've done my time of fighting the law, and I was dumb then, and it remains stupid, especially in broad daylight, what the hell was she thinking in this day and age of surveilance, which goes to show you, dumb, dumber and dumberest riot action ever!!

anon (not verified)
All of those things you point

All of those things you point out, which anyone could, are simple and easy to learn.
She learnt her mistake the hard way, and that's tragic.
Courage and initiative in endeavors against "hierarchy and ideology", to put it like you put it, I don't even know if that can be taught, at least not with cheap talk.
It obviously take a lifetime of "nature and nurture", predispositions + life experiences, not a replicable recipe. But it would be far easier for a group of friends to remind her to mask up and carry a change of clothes (etc.) than for a group of friends to encourage you and embolden you to do such an act, or a better informed act of that magnitude, for which you don't have the initiative.

You were dumb then, and you're dumb now. You're just a figment of your own imagination, since I can't take for real this ridiculous flimsy character that you portray with so little depth, and without the slightest shred of a trait that would allow for sympathy towards you, like empathy towards the person who now faces charges due to hyper-vigilant cyber-snitches.

anon (not verified)
Another poster here, most of

Another poster here, most of what you're saying about this arrogant dick's repulsive attitude, but I sorta agree about the stupidity of the act in daylight with colorful t-shirt, like, are all future anarchist insurrections gonna be total failures and dumb tactical tantrums devoid of creative futures?

anon (not verified)
FREE HER!

FREE HER!
ACAB!
This situation sucks. Showing solidarity and learning from the investigation are a much better use of time I think than shitting on the action. This person is being humiliated left and right, the last thing she needs to be hearing about and the first thing the state wants is for people that could be supporting her to go on about how they think she is a fool.

anon (not verified)
She's sorta like anarchism's

She's sorta like anarchism's version of Kim Kardashian, she's more notorious and flamboyant than that anarchist-nihilist on the radio, forget her name

anon (not verified)
Oh Lore!

Oh Lore!
Hurled flare
without care
distinctive flair
laid bare
a loose thread
in praise of threads
leaving snitches without stitches
become threats!
Oh how error is unfair!

anon (not verified)
another one
anon (not verified)
Silly blonde woman, wear

Silly blonde woman, wear gloves next time and don't peroxide your eyebrows mkay!?

anon (not verified)
Silly troll...

Still I don't get how this wasn't "peaceful protesting". Lemme just state the obvious as a reminder:

There wasn't intent to hurt anyone, and nobody was hurt, save the couple that got SWAT teamed... The normie sack of shit in the vid just said it: all that was destroyed are things. Lifeless things. Cars.

Yet in your schizo bubble world, cars seem to be incarnated with life and their lives are more important than the lives of actual living beings; where lives can be broken by police violence and prisons, just coz a few lifeless cars were burned...

Examine how insane you are.

anon (not verified)
What I'm interested about is

What I'm interested about is how having a BBQ or campfire aren't "violence", but when it's about burning lifeless things, this is considered "violence".

*Sighs* Such a silly world, indeed!

anon (not verified)
Lore's case is discussed in the latest issue of Anathema:

Lore's case is discussed in the latest issue of Anathema:
https://anathema.noblogs.org/files/2020/07/july20.cleaned.pdf
The article mentions over 750 people were arrested or cited in connection to the protests in Minneapolis.
Lore is facing up to 80 years in prison. The article links to this website for contributing to the support fund: https://www.welovelore.com/

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