Man Who Tried Bombing ICE Center Left Manifesto With Shocking Reference To AOC
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The alleged Antifa member who attacked an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Tacoma, Washington, over the weekend left a manifesto that contained a shocking reference to socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Willem Van Spronsen, who was reportedly part of the left-wing group Antifa, was killed over the weekend after trying to firebomb an ICE facility during a protest.
He carried out his attack because he was allegedly angered by a "factually inaccurate portrayal" of the facility, which he claimed are "corporate for profit concentration camps."
"I'm a black and white thinker. Detention camps are an abomination. I'm not standing by. I really shouldn't have to say any more than this," Van Spronsen wrote.
In his manifesto, he referenced certain phrases used by Ocasio-Cortez about the migrant detention facilities.
Last month, Ocasio-Cortez referred to migrant detention centers as "concentration camps" and invoked the phrase "Never Again," which is used to describe the Holocaust.
Van Spronsen reportedly mentioned those two phrases in his manifesto and encouraged "comrades and incoming comrades to arm themselves."
"We are now responsible for defending people from the predatory state," Van Spronsen said. "Ignore the law in arming yourself if you have the luxury, I did."
After Van Spronsen went to the ICE facility armed with a rifle and several improvised explosives -- such as Molotov cocktails -- he was shot and killed by police after he reportedly threw his explosives at the building and several vehicles in a parking lot.
The GEO Group — the for-profit organization that operates the ICE facility in Tacoma — released a statement to The Blaze explaining that the facility is nice, clean, and more than accommodating to the migrants that come through there.
The GEO Group said its facilities are relatively luxurious with "amenities including artificial turf soccer fields, flat screen TVs in living areas, indoor and outdoor recreation, classrooms, multipurpose rooms, and libraries."
Like all Americans, we are concerned about the unprecedented humanitarian crisis at our Southern border; we acknowledge the challenge, but we are appalled by the historically and factually inaccurate portrayal of our facilities. The outrageous and baseless accusations that have been leveled against our facilities have led to misplaced aggression and a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety is our top priority. Violence of any kind against our employees and property will not be tolerated. We are thankful for the quick and brave action by the Tacoma Police Department, which prevented innocent lives from being endangered.
Contrary to the images of other facilities on the news, our facilities have never been overcrowded, nor have they ever housed unaccompanied minors. The GEO Group's facilities, including the processing center in Tacoma, offer modern amenities with air conditioning, a bed for every individual, recreational activities, 24/7 medical care and access to legal services on the premises as we carry out our mission to provide the safest, most humane care possible.
Democrats have literally refused to answer questions about the attack, his manifesto, or condemn Antifa.