Black Lives Matter rioter John Sullivan, who flew to D.C. from his home state of Utah to participate in the “Stop the Steal” rally, has enjoyed glowing media coverage from a local news outlet as a “civil rights activist.” This, despite his calls to “burn this sh*t down” and his declaration earlier this year to “rip Trump out of that office..” as revealed first by RAIR Foundation USA’s Amy Mek.
John Sullivan was given legitimacy by numerous mainstream outlets despite his militant and violent history. During the summer, the BLM activist was charged with “rioting, a third-degree felony; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor,” as reported at Deseret News.
The mainstream media has zero problems with domestic terrorists, as Sullivan was featured on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” alongside photographer Jade Sacker discussing the events that took place at the Capitol building leading to the tragic death of Ashli Babbitt, who was killed by Capitol Police.
ABC News also glowingly interviewed the pair, who they described only as “documenting the riot”. The local news report from Utah acknowledged that Sullivan got into the Capitol building by climbing “in through a broken window.”
An affidavit filed against Sullivan in July last year alleged that he “blocked vehicles from freely moving lawfully” during an unpermited protest organized by his group “Insurgence USA.”
According to their website, Insurgence USA was founded in the wake of the death of George Floyd in part “to build local powers to enable the community to intervene in violence enacted by the state and government vigilantes.” The affidavit continued to claim that “[D]uring the course of the protest, two handguns were brandished and two shots fired toward a motorist traveling to Home Depot. Vehicles were damaged by protestors as well as by John Sullivan.”
The BLM activist also “was also captured on video threatening to beat a woman in an SUV, according to the affidavit, and then kicking her door, leaving a dent.” Further, Sullivan evidently “was seen with Jesse Taggart”, who has been charged with attempted murder from events that took place at the “protest.”
John Sullivan was seen with fellow rioter Jesse Taggart “throughout the protest.” Taggart was “charged with attempted murder” after allegedly shooting a man who was trying to escape the mob, according to a report at Deseret News.
“As a protest organizer, John Sullivan is heard talking about seeing the shooting, looking at the gun and seeing smoke coming from it,” the article claimed. “John did not condemn the attempted murder nor attempt to stop it nor aide in its investigation by police,” the report continued.
It appears that John Sullivan may have also been detained by police on Thursday evening, in a developing story posted on Twitter.
Watch John Sullivans speech in July, followed by a local news report that gives legitimacy to the BLM activist: