SPLC Attorney Charged With Domestic Terrorism

An attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a radical leftist organization that often targets mainstream conservatives and labels them as members of “hate groups,” has been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism because of his participation in an ANTIFA attack on police in Atlanta.

Police in Atlanta, Georgia sent out a press release on Monday announcing that they had arrested 23 people for domestic terrorism during a violent attack on police officers near the site of a proposed police training facility. The domestic terrorists were throwing Molotov cocktails, fireworks, and other objects at officers, and also set construction equipment on fire.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has also alleged that several of these rioters had tried to blind police officers by shining green lasers in their eyes.

“This was a very violent attack, very violent attack,” said Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said. “This wasn’t about a public safety training center. This was about anarchy… and we are addressing that quickly.”

As per usual, these ANTIFA rioters had flocked to the area from all over the country to participate in the attack — joining in on protesting an event that had nothing to do with them — while only two of the individuals arrested were actually Georgia residents. This riot was unique, however, because three of the terrorists arrested were from outside of the U.S. — one from Canada and two from France. Others traveled from as far away as Arizona, Colorado, and Utah.

A total of 35 “violent agitators” were detained, and it is currently unclear whether the other 12 will also face domestic terrorism charges.

One of the individuals arrested for what the police called a “coordinated attack” was 28-year-old Thomas Jurgens, a staff attorney at the SPLC.

On his LinkedIn page, which has since been scrubbed, Jurgens states that he is a staff attorney for the SPLC’s Economic Justice Project, as well as a former assistant public defender in Orlando and a graduate of the University of Georgia.

Despite facing domestic terrorism charges, Jurgens was reportedly released on just $5,000 bail.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) has condemned the violent attack, calling it an act of “domestic terrorism.”

“As I’ve said before, domestic terrorism will NOT be tolerated in this state,” the Republican governor said. “We will not rest until those who use violence and intimidation for an extremist end are brought to full justice.”