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Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested for Attempting to Purchase Radioactive Material With Intent to Kill

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MADISON, WISCONSIN – October 26, 2018

Jeremy Ryan was arrested on Wednesday in Black Earth for allegedly attempting to possess radioactive material with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury.

On Thursday, October 25, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Department of Justice in the Western District of Wisconsin unsealed the complaint against Ryan.

According to it, Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jeremy J. Ryan, 30, of the town of Madison, Wisconsin has been charged with attempting to possess radioactive material with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury.

The complaint alleges that Ryan indicated he wanted to use the radioactive substance to kill an unnamed individual. The possible target was described by Ryan as a 6-foot-tall male weighing 220 pounds.

According to the complaint, the potential seller of the substance was actually a covert FBI agent.

“A package containing an inert substitute for the radioactive materials was delivered to an address in Madison and was picked up by Ryan,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The covert FBI employee had listed several illicit items, including radioactive materials, on a hidden website in March, which was accessed by Ryan. He allegedly asked in subsequent contacts about how long it would take the poison to kill someone once ingested.

“I’m looking for something that’s very rare/difficult to get a hold of. Also that doesn’t show symptoms immediately but kills them fairly soon after,” Ryan’s message read.

He also said he wanted the material to be “extremely difficult” to get so people would automatically suspect the government, and that the material would be safe to ship.

The FBI agent didn’t hear anything more from the suspect until October, when he allegedly placed an order for a “dose” of the material that cost $569, the complaint said. Ryan asked for the order to be shipped to an Odana Road address, which is a UPS store that offers mailboxes. In more back and forth messaging, the FBI employee asked Ryan if he wanted the target’s death to look like he died of cancer or from treatment for cancer, and he allegedly agreed.

On Oct. 15, Ryan was given a package tracking number, and on Wednesday, FBI surveillance personnel saw him go into the UPS store to pick up the package.

Last year, he was also sentenced to 20 days in local jail and fined $518 after reaching a plea deal in a drug-related case. He has also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge.

Ryan has been called the face of the Wisconsin Capitol Protests in 2011 against Scott Walkers’s Act 10, which included the Capitol Occupation, the movement that inspired the Occupy movement.

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His frequent use of a Segway around the capitol earned him the name “Segway Boy.” Jeremy established and is the director of Defending Wisconsin Political Action Committee, which took part in the attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker in 2011-2012.

The various charges he has faced include repeatedly taunting and disrupting journalists working in the state Capitol press room in 2012 and a charge of receiving stolen property for allegedly keeping the jacket of a Capitol Police officer, which he reportedly wore at parties as a joke.

He has been cited more than a dozen times by Capitol Police for various protest-related activities, including displaying a sign in the Capitol without permission. He and five other protesters (Jenna Pope, Valerie Walasek, Lauri Harty, Anne Hoppe and Kathlee Hoppe) later sued to overturn the state’s administrative rule that banned such displays as unconstitutional, claiming that they were wrongfully arrested and should be paid for damages considering the “emotional distress, loss of liberty and damage to reputation” the arrest caused them. They won a $300,000 judgment in the case, but it was overturned upon appeal with no money being paid out.

In 2012, he was charged for disorderly conduct outside of the Capitol press room now known as the Dick Wheeler press room. Jeremy on many occasions taunted Gwen Guenther after the death of Dick Wheeler, her father, after she took over “The Wheeler Report.”

In 2012 election, Jeremy Ryan ran for Wisconsin State Assembly District 76 under the “Individual Party.”

In 2014, he was again charged with domestic abuse and stalking his girlfriend who he lived with then. After the stalking charge was dismissed he was only convicted of disorderly conduct and of being “boistrous, unreasonably loud, or otherwise disorderly conduct” in that case.

In the 2014 elections, despite his several protests against both GOP policies and the party’s elected officials, he ran in the Republican primary against U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, in the Wisconsin 1st Congressional District House of Representatives election. According to Jeremy Ryan, he chose to run against Paul Ryan because they shared the same last name, Wisconsin Gazette wrote.

“Jeremy Ryan — the outrageous Madison Democrat who spent the last several years launching vicious and personal attacks on Republicans — circulated nomination papers under false and misleading pretenses, and he fails to meet the minimum number of valid signatures required,” said Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness.

Before the 2014 election was held, state Republican party officials asked for Jeremy Ryan to be disqualified from running in the primary. They argued that he misled prospective voters into signing his nomination papers thinking they were signing to legalize marijuana, but the accountability board later approved him, stating that the complaint lacked sufficient evidence to kick him off the ballot so he went on to lose in the primary with less than 6% support.

In 2015, Ryan took part in Black Lives Matter protests over the fatal shooting of black teen Tony Robinson in March 2015 by white Officer Matt Kenny. He also has issued statements and personally bankrolled some efforts — for example, paying for the provocative and profane yard signs and stickers used by some to protest Robinson’s shooting, which was ruled justifiable self-defense.

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In November, 2016, Jeremy was again arrested, “on three felony counts of manufacturing and delivering marijuana and one felony count of maintaining a drug operation.”

He has declared he will run for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District Republican Primary this year to replace Paul Ryan in the United States House of Representatives. In this race he describes himself on his website as “the only true Republican running.”

On his last Facebook post published August 15, Ryan wrote:

So I didn't win... But I got way more votes than I did last time... And remained extremely competitive against every candidate that didn't spend millions of dollars... Looking at the numbers I spent $600... The next smallest spender was about $20,000... The other two were over $100,000... And all four of us came out neck in neck... However Brian Steil, who won spent millions between himself and groups supporting him (including the Republican Party of Wisconsin) and still only got 5x the votes I did... I have proven that the Progressive Republican platform is competitive... And it is viable... And that is a win... I plan to release a free ebook as a blueprint and I hope more people use my strategy in coming elections... It was a fuck ton more viable and effective than any of the pundits thought.

At Ryan’s initial appearance in federal court Thursday morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker ordered him to remain in jail until a detention and probable cause hearing on Monday.

If convicted, Ryan faces a maximum life sentence, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Author: USA Really