Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who serves as the House Democratic Whip, essentially called Republicans “extremists” earlier this month. Now, her son Jared Dowell was arrested Saturday Night after he allegedly assaulted a Boston police officer while Antifa was actively engaged in violence.
One officer was reportedly hit in the face, resulting in “bleeding from the nose and mouth” during the violent attempts by left-wingers to stop the arrest.
Ultimately, the officers successfully detained Dowell, charging him with assault by means of a dangerous weapon, destruction of personal property, and damage of property by graffiti/tagging. He is slated to appear and answer for the charges at the Boston Municipal Court.
AntifaWatch claims that Dowell appears to run a leftist mutual aid group and has posted about it on anarchist subreddits.
Jared 'Riley' Dowell also appears to run a leftist mutual aid group and has posted about it on anarchist & anticapitalist subreddits.
In doing so we were able to ID his reddit account. He appears to have come out 2 years ago. pic.twitter.com/71DxLrUFZs
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) January 22, 2023
The New York Post covered the story, ludicrously referring to Clark’s male son as her “daughter.”
Blaze Media pointed out that Katherine Clark does not appear to be a huge fan of police herself. In 2020, she posted a thread urging the process to prosecute police officers be made easier.
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) June 3, 2020
Clark announced her son’s arrest in an online post-Saturday, referring to him as a “daughter” named “Riley.”
“Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts,” she wrote on Twitter. “I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting. This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.”
Rep. Clark has been known to attack her political opponents as purveyors of violence numerous times in the past.
Earlier this month, she implied to CNN that congressional GOP members were “extremists” and that the delay in the election of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) by defecting Republicans “endangered our country’s national security.”
In November, the Massachusetts representative posted to Twitter, “The tolerance of violence and bigotry in our political discourse must end. We are one nation, one community, and we can’t allow ourselves to be torn apart by the GOP’s campaign of lies, hate and misinformation.”
She followed up, saying, “Violence begets violence. Hate begets hate. When brutality is campaign currency, it is legitimized.”