Several People Were Just Arrested for Arson on the West Coast, and One Has A Suspicious History With Black Lives Matter

Hold the phones.

Why isn’t this a bigger story?!

Several arson suspects were just arrested in Washington and one of them, who was reportedly caught in the very act of setting a fire on the side of the highway, has previously been arrested for rioting amid Black Lives Matter protests.

In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock this week (which one would certainly understand, as the world is going to pot), there are a significant number of wildfires raging across California, Oregon, and Washington state, causing death, severe damage, mass evacuations, and apocalyptic scenes.

BizPac Review reports that Jeffrey Alan Acord, 36, one of multiple suspected arsonists arrested this week, appears to have been a known rioter and supporter of Black Lives Matter.

He was arrested after being caught setting fire to the brush along a state highway.

From BPR:

Speaking with local station KCPQ afterward, Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Burke said state authorities first encountered him early Wednesday morning when a woman called to report a man walking along the highway while holding a lighter.

Later that afternoon, they found him on the highway again, this time reportedly next to a fire that he conveniently claimed he’d just accidentally stumbled upon while searching for a $1,000 camera that he’d somehow accidentally misplaced.

Acord even began livestreaming from the scene to tell his Facebook followers about how he’d allegedly found and called in the fire.

The authorities didn’t believe him, so he was arrested and reportedly remains a suspect in multiple other fires in the general vicinity.

Acord appears to have a lengthy history of Antifa/BLM activity.

In 2014, he was arrested for illegal possession of firearms and explosives amid the Ferguson riots.

“Seattle police arrested a 31-year-old man during Monday’s Ferguson protest after officers discovered a cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives in his backpack and car,” Seattle station KING reported on Nov. 26, 2014.“Jeffrey Alan Acord was booked into King County Jail and on Wednesday, charged with possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, carrying a dangerous knife and illegal possession of fireworks.”According to the station, police had been contacted by a witness who saw Acord “reach under a vehicle with a road flare during the demonstration.”

“Police say Acord was carrying a loaded handgun without a permit and a 7-inch knife, and officers found a box of ammunition, an assault rifle, a shotgun and a box of large fireworks in his car,” the report also said.

Fast foward to 2020, and Acord was posting his sympathies for the Black Lives Matter movement and outrage over the death of George Floyd on his personal social media:

Interestingly, he did express dismay that small businesses were being affected by the looting and rioting.

One wonders what he was doing setting fires if he is so concerned about property damage.

Here are other cases of suspected arson that have emerged and are not being widely reported, it seems:

BPR notes that unnamed law enforcement sources said that federal authorities are investigating whether these incidents of arson are part of “a coordinated series of attempts to start fires anywhere and everywhere.”

Naturally, this has led to rumors that such an operation is attributable to Antifa, although these are only rumors at this point. However, as the saying goes where there’s smoke, there is fire. No pun intended.

One law enforcement department even went as far as to ask that these rumors be quelled as its impeding their investigation efforts. That agency should be more concerned about the catch and release policy of progressive prosecutors who keep returning these goofs back to the battlefield with no high bail or a serious criminal charge.

However, there’s a bit more weight to rumors that the fires are largely man-made.

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