Police arrested a woman on Saturday who allegedly vandalized a sign belonging to a New York pro-life organization that was firebombed last year.
Hannah Kamake, 39, is accused of spray-painting “LIARS” in red on a sign belonging to CompassCare, a pregnancy center in Buffalo on March 16. The organization released footage and pictures following the incident, showing the suspect trudging through the snow in a hoodie to spray paint the sign.
Kamake is facing a charge of criminal mischief in the third degree, which is a felony, according to the Amherst Police Department. The department said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted with the investigation.
Antifa strikes CompassCare's Buffalo office yet again. "There's nothing Antifa can do to make us stop serving women and savings babies." — CEO Rev. Jim Harden #ProLife #NoArrests #CompassCare pic.twitter.com/FGZSRLbwQ3
— CompassCare (@compasscare) March 16, 2023
On Wednesday, March 16, at approximately 12:30am ET, CompassCare, a previously firebombed Christian pro-life medical office in Buffalo, was again attacked by pro-abortion Maoist Antifa.https://t.co/33dvKSQXGH#prolife #terrorism #antifa pic.twitter.com/S05mXaNMC2
— CompassCare (@compasscare) March 16, 2023
The vandalism comes after shadowy suspects threw Molotov cocktails into CompassCare’s Buffalo office on June 7, 2022, and scrawled, “Jane was here” on the side of the building — a slogan used to pay fealty to the radical pro-abortion group Jane’s Revenge. CompassCare said the attack injured two firefighters and caused half a million dollars in damage.
No one has been arrested for firebombing CompassCare last year, and CompassCare CEO Rev. Jim Harden has repeatedly accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of playing political games and slow-walking justice. Five months after the first attack and a week after the midterm elections, in which abortion played a central role, FBI Buffalo announced a $25,000 reward to anyone who can give the agency information leading to arrests. With no arrests made, CompassCare announced in January that it was partnering with the Thomas More Society to hire private investigators and find the perpetrators.
We are seeking the public’s help to identify those responsible for the arson of CompassCare Pregnancy Services Center in Amherst, NY, on June 7th.
There's a reward of up to $25,000 for info leading to arrest & conviction
Tips: 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) pic.twitter.com/VW0d6Soe8R
— FBI Buffalo (@FBIBuffalo) November 14, 2022
“It is a sad day when private citizens are left to do the work of law enforcement. If the FBI is being used for political purposes, all investigative efforts should turn on them. The organization should be defunded and those involved indicted for conspiracy to deprive pro-life citizens of their rights,” Harden said at the time.
Buffalo, N.Y.: The local office for pregnancy resource center CompassCare was firebombed & destroyed in an attack on June 7. "Jane was here" was written, referencing #antifa terrorist group Jane's Revenge. The group's manifesto promises more attacks. https://t.co/yRgIy9NwPZ pic.twitter.com/4iilspFBdA
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) June 7, 2022
Harden congratulated the Amherst Police Department for arresting the suspect, but said the arrest “represents an indictment on the FBI and the hundreds of other local law enforcement agencies that have allowed the FBI to usurp their investigative duty.”
“The FBI has less evidence for the March 16 vandalism than they do for the June 7 firebombing, yet they somehow were able to identify a suspect and make an arrest within days,” Harden said in a press release. “We’ve been saying all along that the FBI possesses this kind of forensic power but has chosen not to employ it on behalf of pro-life people when victimized by pro-abortion Maoist Antifa.”
CompassCare said its private investigators believe the recent vandalism is “connected to the pro-abortion Maoist Antifa firebombing.”
“The alleged perpetrator spray-painted the word ‘LIARS’ on CompassCare’s sign, consistent with the anti-capitalist rhetoric, viewing pro-life pregnancy centers as misleading to women in order to force them to have their babies, making them a permanent socio-economic underclass,” according to the organization.
Rev. Harden said he is “prayerfully” considering pressing civil charges on FACE Act violations against Kamake.
“Harden has said in the past that the FACE Act is unconstitutional on its face but, if not repealed, ought to be enforced equally,” the organization stated.
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