On Monday, Black Lives Matter leader Shaun King praised a self-identified far-left Antifa member who tried to attack an immigration detention center in Tacoma, Washington over the weekend. King lionized the armed attacker, whom The Daily Wire will not name, as “the first martyr attempting to liberate imprisoned refugees” in a series of tweets the activist has since quietly deleted.
“[Name] just became the first martyr attempting to liberate imprisoned refugees from a for-profit detention center in Tacoma, Washington,” posted King in his first now-deleted tweet. “His hero was John Brown -the white abolitionist who led the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. This is what our country has come to.”
Of the would-be terrorist’s “manifesto,” King praised it as “a beautiful, painful, devastating letter.”
“We are told that this is the final letter of [name] – who was shot and killed by law enforcement as he attempted an attack on a for-profit refugee detention center in Tacoma, Washington,” he wrote. “It’s a beautiful, painful, devastating letter.”
King also noted that the man “wasn’t crazy,” but “inaction is,” seemingly suggesting that others attack detention centers.
This tweet was deleted, too.
In the activist’s final tweet which was also soon deleted, King said, “This is where [name] was murdered this weekend. His actions will be called terrorism and people will call him crazy, but neither are true. His mind was very clear. He is now ‘arm in arm with John Brown.’ These camps must be shut down.”
According to a report from The New York Times, a statement from authorities said the attacker was armed with a rifle and was “throwing unspecified ‘incendiary devices’ at the Northwest Detention Center.”
“One car was fully engulfed in flames,” said the Tacoma Police Department’s Officer Loretta Cool.
The attacker “attempted and failed to ignite a commercial-sized propane tank attached to the center, said Shawn Fallah, the resident agent in charge of the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility,” the Times noted.
“This could have resulted in the mass murder of staff and detainees housed at the facility,” Fallah said. “These are the kinds of incidents that keep you up at night.”
King has a habit of firing-off unsavory or patently false tweets on his massive Twitter platform and then later deleting them. In April, the noted race hustler wrongly connected a white man to the tragic murder of seven-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who is black. King claimed racial malice, of course, and the family of the man King wrongly connected to the killing was immediately flooded with threats. The Daily Wire reported at the time:
“In a now-deleted post, King asked his followers, ‘What more can you tell me about Robert Cantrell?…We’ve had 20 people call or email us and tell us he is a racist, violent a**hole and always has been. Just tell me everything you know.’”
But the man arrested for killing the child is a 20-year-old black male, as noted by CNN.