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Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by redleghunter, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Antifa activist facing assault charges was tied to Democratic policymakers


    What a difference a year made for Joseph Alcoff.

    On Monday, the 37-year-old has a court date in connection with charges he’s facing in Philadelphia that include aggravated assault and ethnic intimidation for allegedly being part of an Antifa mob in November that attacked two Marines, Alejandro Godinez and Luis Torres, both Hispanic. Alcoff and two others charged in the attack have pleaded not guilty.


    But while Democratic officials are distancing themselves from Alcoff now, until recently he was a well-connected, aspiring political player in Washington who may have even had a hand in key policy proposals.

    His endorsement apparently mattered when several congressional Democrats in February 2018 issued press releases with his quote backing their bill on regulating payday lenders.

    As the payday campaign manager for the liberal group Americans for Financial Reform, Alcoff participated in congressional Democratic press conferences, was a guest on a House Democratic podcast and met with senior officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from 2016 through 2018.

    He was also pictured with now-House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking Democrat on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Both committees oversee financial regulatory policies Alcoff was advocating.

    Alcoff met with then CFPB Director Richard Cordray and other senior CFPB officials on April 2016, again in March 2017 and a third time in May 2017, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

    During this time, he reportedly was an Antifa leader in Washington.

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  2. Gigimo

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    But, but, but I thought Antifa were supposed to be anti-fascist? :scratch:
     
  3. redleghunter

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    Sometimes in the zeal to fight an idea, one becomes the epitome of the idea.
     
  4. Gigimo

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    It seems to me they're doing the usual "Accusing others of being what you really are or doing what you really do".
     
  5. redleghunter

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    That seems to be the case here.

    I suppose guilt by association only goes one way with the media.
     
  6. Gigimo

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    You got that right it happens on a daily basis, and they fail to cover any story that might make anybody they informally support look bad.

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