Yesterday, we told you the story of how a group of radical protesters decided to invade a meeting of white supremacists at a local restaurant and assault the participants. It’s not often that a story is morally ambiguous because both sides come off as undesirable, but in this case, it’s tough to see any other angle.
However, to the White Supremacists’ credit, they at least didn’t throw enough punches to get arrested and charged with felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property, as the protesters in this case were. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that five of the protesters have been charged with precisely that:
Five Indiana men have been charged with felony mob action, aggravated battery and criminal damage to property for their roles in an attack Saturday on a group dining at a Tinley Park restaurant, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State’s Attorney said Monday morning.
Bails ranging from $175,000 to $250,000 were set for the five men at the Bridgeview courthouse.
Charged were John Tucker, 26, of Martinsville, Ind.; Cody Sutherlin, 23, of Bloomington, Ind.; Dylan Sutherlin, 20, and Jason Sutherlin, 33, both of Gosport, Ind.; and Alex Stuck, 22, of Bloomington, Ind., Cook County State’s Attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said.
All three men are facing bail of at least $150,000.
As in any case like this, the question of just who the criminals are is coming into play. We at the Blaze have done some digging and uncovered some alarming information about at least one of the men involved, as well as about the organization that has claimed responsibility for their actions. We‘ve also been able to put two of the men’s names to faces, thanks to the magic of Facebook:
Read more here.