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FBI’s ‘Most Wanted Rioter’ aka #FacePaintBlowhard, Taken Into Custody: Will NOT Be Released Pre-Trial
We must once again thank the online sleuths for outing #FacePaintBlowhard. If there was ever any question about the old adage; “When fascism comes to America it will be holding a flag and a cross…” then Samuel Lazar, the above named blowhard, ought to remove all doubt as we’ll see below.
Lazar came to the Capitol on January 6th not to overturn an election so much as to fight a holy war. The man who we are positive “backed the blue” in the summer of 2020 and – we’re speculating – didn’t feel particularly concerned about George Floyd, described the police guarding the Capitol as “tyrannical pieces of sh*t.”
According to Law and Crime:
The man branded #FacePaintBlowhard by online sleuths known for locating participants in the Jan. 6th siege of the U.S. Capitol must remain behind bars pending his trial for allegedly assaulting law enforcement, a federal judge ruled.
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“They maced us, those tyrannical pieces of sh*t, and we maced them right the fuck back and now they’re taking the building,” Lazar is quoted saying in a video cited in an FBI affidavit. MORE BELOW:
Featuring an appearance from #FacePaintBlowHard Sam Lazar (a devotee of Trump and Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano) screaming “LET’S GET THEIR GUNS!” https://t.co/TW6T8rXLmR pic.twitter.com/x2wrCg0v6q
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 30, 2021
Seen clad in a camouflaged tactical vest, black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans, Lazar had a patch over his chest with the words: “Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle,” according to the complaint.
This was no normal “patriot” (used with disdainful irony), Lazar is extremely dangerous and earned his most-wanted status:
“They attacked the people. We have a right to defend ourselves. Fck the tyrants. There’s a time for peace and there’s a time for war,” Lazar said while pointing at the patch, according to an FBI affidavit.”
It could not have been that difficult a decision for the judge, but we do want to point out that U.S. Attorneys said that if Lazar was released, “who would be next”? Obviously, the implication being, “this is the worst of the worst and they will all be released if Lazar is let go. The judge obviously made the right call.
A Lancaster County man with ties to GOP lawmaker Doug Mastriano has been arrested on Capitol riot charges.
Despite being positively identified, Samuel Lazar remained free for months and continued to appear at events hosted by political figures.https://t.co/Wf5BWNN6Wx
— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) July 27, 2021
"Man Dubbed #FacePaintBlowhard for Allegedly Assaulting Police on Jan. 6 Must Stay in Jail Pending Trial, Judge Rules"
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 31, 2021
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