Police arrest men in attempted abduction of real estate agent – request public stop calling the suspects names

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH – North Ridgeville, Ohio police officers arrested two men allegedly involved in the August 22 abduction attempt of an area realtor.

The 54-year old female realtor was waiting to show a property on Homecrest Drive when two males approached in a silver SUV.

They asked for a business card and as she moved toward the vehicle to hand the driver her business card, he allegedly grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the SUV. She was able to escape with only minor physical injuries.

David J. Helton (45) of Vermillion, and Michael W.B. Evans (37) of Henrietta Township were arrested and charged with Abduction, a felony of the 3rd degree and Assault, a 1st degree misdemeanor.

On 8/22/20, the North Ridgeville Police were dispatched to a Homecrest Drive address in response to an attempted…

Posted by North Ridgeville Police Department on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Apparently things got so aggressive in the comments after the original post that the department had to go in and start moderating.

The police department responded to those comments, not in agreement or joy, but in a professional and respectful manner by editing their original post to include:

“We get it. We all have families and any one of them could have been the victim here. A couple things:

1. They’ve been arrested. They have not been convicted. We can’t have mobs calling for their death.

2. Let’s try to be better. Voice your concerns. Talk about how grateful you are that the victim is OK. Please refrain from the personal attacks based on appearance. Other than just being a good person, it’s making life tough on moderation. C’mon….a little help here? Thanks.”

The world is going crazy around the good men and women of the Law Enforcement community and still they manage to take the high road.  While police have to put up being under constant attack governments condone these vile actions, Law Enforcement still chooses the high road.

The elected officials in most of these urban areas are certainly not in league with Law Enforcement and first responders preferring to pander instead to a violent and self serving sect of society hell bent on getting everything for free.

And yet, when these officers make an arrest and take alleged dangerous criminals off of the street and the law abiding citizens who still support and appreciate them eviscerate the suspects, the officers stand up for them. 

The officers point out that in the United States of America the law is still innocent until proven guilty.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone would point that out in the case of the attacks on police officers? But no, that wouldn’t fit the narrative and it would be crazy to halt all of the destruction these “protesters” have planned for the next few months, or at least, until the election.

But fortunately for the female realtor almost abducted, the police did their job and now she can rest a bit, knowing the men accused of attacking her are behind bars.  Fortunately for each and every realtor in that area, every property appraiser, every plumber, every single person who has to go to someone’s house to do their job, these two alleged miscreants are off the street.

And fortunately for the alleged miscreants, the upstanding police officers in North Ridgeville, Ohio will protect them from a mob of online anger that would be happy to wrap this thing up by drawing and quartering them in the town square.

Of course, it is social media, so right or wrong, there has to be some trolling, like Aaron, who commented on the Facebook post:

“Why is the person who made this telling people what to say and think and what not to. A police rep is defending criminals… wth? They tried to abduct a woman.

Theres nothing unintelligent or wrong with saying…. Screw these sloppy fat bumbs.. put them in a hole… screw sensitivity… they gave up thier rights when they violated someone elses.” (sic)

Chivalry, manners and the ability to spell may not be entirely dead, but they are certainly hanging by a very small thread.

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Violent Kenosha protesters burn American flag, shout “kill the f-ing police” and “death to America”

KENOSHA, WI – Riots continue to rage in Kenosha in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting of knife-wielding, wanted criminal Jacob Blake.

Since the shooting Sunday, Kenosha has exploded with violence and destruction, with massive fires, property damage, vicious assaults, and murder.

The riots show no signs of stopping, and, if anything, the violent actors appear to be doubling down, targeting their hate not only against police but against this country as well.

Townhall reporter Julio Rosas was on scene at the Kenosha riots last night and shared video of violent actions and prevailing sentiments on the part of the “protesters.”

In one video depicting people marching, a woman can be seen shrieking:

“Kill the f***ing police!  Kill them back!  Kill them back for taking us!” 

In his next upload, Rosas showed an American flag set afire to a chorus of whoops and cries of “Yeah!”

A woman can be heard screaming:

“Death to America!”

The burning flag can be seen flung over a protective fence around Kenosha County Courthouse while one rioter kicks the fence.

The next video shows rioters kicking, pushing and throwing themselves at the swaying fence.

Rosas’ next upload shows rioters screaming expletives and throwing projectiles at law enforcement stationed behind the fence, protecting the courthouse.

The night took an explosive turn as rioters hurled fireworks at law enforcement.

Even after being driven back by police, the rioters appeared undeterred in their efforts to injure police and National Guard with fireworks.

Confrontations between rioters and armed citizens protecting businesses ensued, with one woman shouting:

“You guys are f***ing Klan!  All they ass is f***ing Klan!”

Circumstances suggest that lessening of the violence isn’t likely any time soon, even though Jacob Blake’s family has requested that demonstrations be non-violent.

Indeed, it appears that those who speak for BLM’s presence in Kenosha may want nothing short of the dismantling of police departments as a response to the riots. 

Karissa Lewis, national field director of Movement for Black Lives, called the Blake shooting:

“Yet another example of why activists have called for defunding police departments.”

Lewis told ABC News:

“There’s no amount of training or reform that can teach a police officer that it’s wrong to shoot a Black man in the back seven times while his children watch.”

Activist Shaun King added in a tweet regarding Kenosha:

“Nah. I’m not going to call for peace. We’ve tried peace. For years. Y’all don’t understand that language.

“We are calling for a complete dismantling of American policing. It’s NOT broken. It was built to work this way. And mayhem is the consequence. You earned it.”

Local officials do not seem to be too keen on supporting the police while waiting for all the facts of the Blake case to be known.

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said after the shooting:

“While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.

“We stand with all those who have and continue to demand justice, equity, and accountability for Black lives in our country.”

Evers declined offers for additional law enforcement assistance with the riots, instead asking for additional help for COVID matters.

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes echoed these sentiments, saying:

“And let me be clear, this was not an accident. This wasn’t bad police work. This felt like some sort of vendetta being taken out on a member of our community.”

Barnes added:

“But the irony isn’t lost on me that Jacob Blake was actually trying to de-escalate a situation in his community, but the responding officer didn’t feel the need to do the same.”

Barnes went on to say:

“As I’ve said before, as we’ve all said before, this is familiar violence to too many of us, especially those of us who are on the receiving end, whose communities have been over-policed.

“If we don’t do anything, this will continue. That’s why we have to respond.”

As we previously reported, on a national level, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden was quick to condemn police but made no similar condemnation of Kenosha’s violent rioters.

Violence. Arson. Explosions. Anarchy.

Death threats to police … and in shouted words reminiscent of foreign terrorists, death threats to America.

With local and national support for law and order lacking, and riots continuing unabated, the future does not look good for Kenosha.

 

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Here is our previous report on some of the heinous violence in Kenosha:

KENOSHA, WI – As Kenosha explodes in anarchy after police shot an armed criminal who had resisted arrest, the violence in the city is hitting levels that can only be described as shocking.

On Monday night, an elderly man was attacked while trying to put the fire out inside his charitable business.

On August 25, a video was uploaded to social media showing the burning area of what was once known as Kenosha, Wisconsin.  This area, like Seattle, Portland, and many others, has been turned into something that looks like a war zone.

The video shows people running, shouting, and breaking windows. It also shows one lone elderly man coming through the smoke carrying a fire extinguisher. The woman who is recording the video says:

“This poor man got his house, business caught on fire.” 

The business she was referring to has been identified as the Danish Brotherhood Lodge, #14. 

Its website describes itself as:

“An organization dedicated to charitable endeavors both locally and nationally. We strive to provide our members a place of belonging, security, and support. … Our organization is dedicated to both growing and developing our membership and providing scholarships for future generations to advance their education. … We encourage the public to join us in our mission to better the community around us!” 

Sounds like a good place to target, right?

The video shows that the woman who is recording obviously feels bad and keeps telling the elderly man:

“I’m sorry sir, I’m sorry sir, I’m very sorry about that man.” 

The elderly man says, “Yeah right,” then she tells him that she had nothing to do with it.

The video shows the elderly man walking with the fire extinguisher and trying to put the flames out. While doing so, someone from the crowd begins throwing and hitting him with bottles. 

With little to defend himself, he turns the fire extinguisher on the assailant, forcing the assailant away from him, then returns to trying to put out the fire.

The video then shows what appears to be people fleeing from inside the charitable organization, perhaps after looting. 

The elderly man is able to chase a couple of them off with the fire extinguisher, then returns to the front of the store. While his back is turned, some cowardly thug runs up and punches him (or strikes him with something) with his left hand. 

The cowardly thug is dressed in a black shirt and black shorts.

The cowardly thug flees as the woman recording keeps yelling “No!” and runs to the elderly man’s aid as he collapses on the ground. People rush to assist him, bleeding from his head, while a crowd starts to form.

The woman who is recording starts yelling that the elderly man did not “deserve any of this.”  She continues:

“This is just wrong guys. Do you not see this? This is wrong. This is what’s gonna happen to every one of you … please guys.”

The woman’s pleas are answered by a member of the crowd of criminal looters and rioters, who says that beating the elderly man is them “trying to protect ourselves.”  The member continues:

“You don’t understand what terrifies these black men out here, they not making it home to their families. Understand, respect, how about that? It’s called respect.”

According to a tweet from @Simulation Warlord, tthe victim was approximately 70 years of age and suffered a black eye and broken jaw from the attack. However, Law Enforcement Today cannot confirm this information.

LET has attempted to call and email the Danish Brotherhood Lodge. So far, there has been no response to our attempts.

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