Leftist activist group places bounties on heads of six Supreme Court justices targeted for harassment and protests

Leftist activist groups remain incensed over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow individual states to regulate abortion, and some of those groups are actively seeking to confront and harass in person, if not worse, the justices who made that decision.

One such group, ShutDownDC, has now gone so far as to place “bounties” on the heads of the six Republican-appointed justices by offering cash payments for actionable information about their locations in public, the Conservative Brief reported.

The activist group offered $50 for a “confirmed sighting” of Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, or Chief Justice John Roberts, and an additional $200 if those jurists were still found in the same place 30 minutes later.

Bounties set

In a tweet posted Friday, ShutDownDC tweeted, “DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanaugh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Coney Barrett or Roberts DM us with the details! We’ll venmo you $50 for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 mins after your message.”

That message was linked to a report about the activist group’s effort to harass and protest Justice Kavanaugh on Wednesday evening while he was eating dinner at a Morton’s Steakhouse in Washington D.C.

According to Politico‘s Daniel Lippman, ShutDownDC had received a tip on Kavanaugh’s whereabouts and rapidly organized a mob of protesters to appear outside of the restaurant and demand that service be denied to Kavanaugh and for him to be kicked out of the building, which prompted the justice to eventually flee the establishment through a rear exit after his dinner was finished in order to avoid the angry mob.

Twitter takes no action against the post in clear violation of the rules

The Friday tweet from ShutDownDC that placed bounties on the heads of six Supreme Court justices would seem to quite clearly constitute the sort of targeted harassment that is a violation of Twitter’s Terms of Services, yet the tweet remains up and it does not appear that Twitter has taken any action against it or the group that posted it, according to Fox News.

That is despite direct questions in that regard from Fox News and other media outlets that have gone unanswered, as well as numerous reports filed by Twitter users, as evidenced in the comments to that post.

Fox News noted that the platform’s policy regarding abusive posts states, “We prohibit behavior that encourages others to harass or target specific individuals or groups with abusive behavior,” and adds, “This includes, but is not limited to; calls to target people with abuse or harassment online and behavior that urges offline action such as physical harassment.”

Protests outside homes, targeted for assassination

Meanwhile, the Conservative Brief noted that these bounties and the protest against Kavanaugh while eating dinner at a restaurant follow more than two months of outraged protests against the Supreme Court justices over their Roe decision, including outside of their own homes, as well as threats against the lives of themselves and their families.

Indeed, Kavanaugh himself was targeted for assassination last month but remained unharmed when the would-be armed assassin bailed on his plan at the sight of U.S. Marshals outside Kavanaugh’s home and ultimately turned himself into the police.

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