ANTIFA UNITE!! There are now cards. Well, no, not really. But SOMEBODY now believes they have cards & uniforms.

JayMysteri0

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So, you may remember this bit...
Which has now been traced back to of all things, a facebook bit.
With that in, here's an example of wanting to believe ANTIFA is the boogeyman so bad, one will react with little actual proof.

Then sue, based on looking stupid, because of NOT wanting actually wanting to find proof.

The mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against a 28-year-old comedian who created three fake events on Facebook that claimed “antifa” was coming to the town. Police responded to one of the fake events in late August with at least 30 squad cars and heavily armed officers, shutting down a shopping mall and deeply embarrassing the cops.

The lawsuit, first reported by the Advocate newspaper, was filed by Mayor Josh Guillory who announced yesterday on his AM radio show that the city, “will stop at no measure to recoup the costs that the taxpayers have to pay for this kind of stuff.”

The viral event creator, John Merrifield, currently lives in New York but grew up in Louisiana, according to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser. Merrifield runs a Facebook group called cajUUUn Memes, which posts very region-specific jokes, and hosts a podcast called Oof Comedy.

Merrifield told local newspapers in Lafayette that his fake events were intended to highlight how the police prioritize the wealthy over the poor and noted that police shot and killed Trayford Pellerin, a 31-year-old Black man, in a hail of bullets as recently as August 21. Merrifield believes anyone who thought his fake “antifa” events were real are simply idiots.
The first satirical Facebook event created by Merrifield was called “ANTIFA takes River Ranch,” and was “scheduled” for July 11. It’s clear from even a cursory look that the event is a joke, with lines like “Card-carrying ANTIFA members ONLY!” and “WEAR YOUR UNIFORMS” punctuated by clapping emojis. The event also said, “Arms optional. Legs encouraged.”

Antifa is the name given to a leaderless movement of left-wing activists currently advocating against the rise of fascism in the U.S. and abroad, though many Republicans insist antifa has a top-down hierarchy that needs to be destroyed through RICO charges.




The Facebook post actually says you have to have your membership card & wear your uniforms.

Reminder:
Wikipedia said:
Antifa (/ænˈtiːfə, ˈæntiˌfɑː/)[1] is a left-wing, anti-fascist political movement in the United States[2][3][4][5] comprising a diverse array of autonomous[6][7] groups that aim to achieve their objectives through the use of both nonviolent and violent direct action rather than through policy reform.[8][9][10][11] Described as a highly decentralized movement, antifa political activists are anti-racists who engage in protest tactics, seeking to combat fascists and racists such as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other far-right extremists.[12] This may sometimes involve digital activism,[13] harassment, militancy,[8] physical violence and property damage against those whom they identify as belonging to the far-right.[14][15][16][17] Antifa involvement in violent actions against far-right opponents and the police has led some scholars to characterize the movement as far-left[7][18][19][20] and militant.[21][22][23][24]
There was once a time I believe wear law enforcement did investigations, that didn't just stop at reading Facebook posts.

A second joke event created by Merrifield was called “Antifa Takes Acadiana Mall” and scheduled for August 29, but has since been deleted by Facebook. That event prompted dozens of police cars to show up at the mall in an aggressive response, according to several news reports. The police were made to look like idiots, since there was no sign of a disturbance.

From the Advertiser:

That night, Lafayette Police Chief Scott Morgan said during a press conference the response at the mall was not because of protests. He said the abrupt way the mall closed may have “given people the wrong idea.” Prior to the closure, there had been no threats, protests or riots, a department spokesman said at the time.
The “Antifa Takes Acadiana Mall” Facebook page reportedly included a verified GoFundMe link to support the family of Pellerin, whose shooting prompted real protests in the city, which have remained peaceful. Pellerin was shot ten times by police near a convenience store and protesters marched near Acadiana Mall to protest the slaying, long before the fake Facebook page was created.
Another fake event, titled “ANTIFA Takes Laura,” was created earlier this week, before Merrifield learned he was being sued, and is “scheduled” for September 11. The Facebook event, much like the others, is clearly a joke.

From the event page:

We have the technology. We have the numbers. We just need more funding, as Mr. Soros temporarily cut us off for skipping him in the rotation. Thanks a lot, Conrad.
[...]
We want YOU to join ANTIFA in our fight against the most fearsome fascist of all, Mother Nature herself! Enlist here:
The Facebook event sends users who are interested in joining the “antifa” rally to a GoFundMe fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Laura, which recently hit Louisiana, killing at least 20 people.

The fake event also links to an Amazon page for where people can buy supplies for those affected by the hurricane, as well as a Google Docs page where people in Louisiana who’ve lost everything can raise their hand to receive assistance.
 

PearsonX

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The arm&leg joke is quite funny. Also, in Europe the Antifascist movement has never ever been mentioned on the same page as neo-nazis. I wonder why.
 

SuperMatt

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So, you may remember this bit...
Which has now been traced back to of all things, a facebook bit.


With that in, here's an example of wanting to believe ANTIFA is the boogeyman so bad, one will react with little actual proof.

Then sue, based on looking stupid, because of NOT wanting actually wanting to find proof.











The Facebook post actually says you have to have your membership card & wear your uniforms.

Reminder:


There was once a time I believe wear law enforcement did investigations, that didn't just stop at reading Facebook posts.





So good to see the Mayor of Lafayette spending his time on this instead of fixing the problems in his police department that led to Mr. Pellerin's death.
 

Renzatic

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Given the demographic Antifa supposedly appeals to, I would've expected ID badges on a lanyard rather than a card.