Kavanaugh’s alleged assassination attempt is the latest example of violence and intimidation towards pro-lifers

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A gunman who threatened to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested outside the judge’s Maryland home on Wednesday in the latest case of violence and intimidation towards pro-lifers since the project’s unprecedented leak opinion of the Supreme Court last month.

Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., was carrying a gun, ammunition, knife, pepper spray, screwdriver, zip ties and other gear when he was arrested by officers from the Montgomery County Police Department early Wednesday morning. , according to a criminal complaint.

Roske, who is charged with the attempted murder of a federal judge, told police he was upset with Kavanaugh’s positions on Roe v. Wade and the Second Amendment, according to the complaint.

The arrest follows weeks of impassioned rhetoric from abortion advocates following the leak of the May 2 draft notice that signaled the conservative-majority Supreme Court was set to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Immediately after the leak, pro-abortion protesters swarmed the Supreme Court, Catholic churches, pro-life organizations and judges’ private residences.

Police officers watch as abortion rights advocates stage a protest outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on May 18, 2022 in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Less than a week after the leak, vandals targeted at least five pro-life Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) across the country and at least one pro-life organization.

“More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground,” tweeted Caroline Reilly, a reporter for Rewire News Group, after vandals threw a cocktail Molotov in the Wisconsin pro-life headquarters. Wisconsin Family Action organization.

Last Tuesday, another pro-life Christian pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, was reportedly targeted by vandals and set on fire. Police in Amherst, New York, have since opened an investigation, treating the matter as arson.

After Roske’s arrest, the Ruth Group Sent Us, a pro-abortion group that has coordinated numerous protests since the Supreme Court leak, vowed to protest “peacefully” again outside Kavanaugh’s home on Wednesday night.

The group later shared a tweet containing Kavanaugh’s home address.


President Biden, who previously encouraged protests outside judges’ homes, said on Wednesday he condemned Roske’s actions “in the strongest terms” and supported legislation to fund increased security for the High Court and judges.


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