A left-wing activist group is encouraging social media users to tweet the location of any conservatives Supreme Court Justice in exchange for money.
A majority of justices voted to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision last month.
Since then, pro-abortion activists have repeatedly protested outside judges’ houses, and in some cases publicly confronted them.
ShutDownDC is offering a $50 reward for anyone who reports a “confirmed sighting,” and another $200 if they’re still at the location half an hour later.
‘DC Service Industry Workers… If you see Kavanagh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Connie Barrett, or Roberts, DM us the details!
“We’ll give you a $50 Venmo for a confirmed sighting and $200 if they’re still there 30 minutes after your post,” the activist group tweeted Friday.
A left-wing activist group is encouraging social media users to tweet the whereabouts of any of the conservative Supreme Court justices.
The tweet specifically targeted Justices Cavanagh, Alito, Thomas, Gorsuch, Connie Barrett or Roberts, the six conservative justices who overturned Roe v. Wade
Until now, Twitter has been completely silent on whether “giveaways” are against the social media platform’s rules and policies.
Twitter prohibits users from encouraging others to harass an individual or group of people.
“We prohibit behavior that encourages others to harass or target specific individuals or groups with offensive behavior.
‘This includes but is not limited to; appeals to people who are being abused or harassed online, as well as behavior that incites offline action, such as physical harassment,” the platform’s abusive behavior policy says.
On Wednesday evening Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanagh was forced to flee a Washington steakhouse when he was confronted by pro-choice protesters.
A number of other left-wing groups have planned marches in the area where Supreme Court judges live
Cavanaugh was having lunch at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out.
Justice was forced out the back door, to Politico A play is reported as furor continues to spread across the country over recent court rulings on gun rights and abortion.
The latest attack on Kavanagh also comes less than a month after a 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with attempted murder for traveling with California to him Maryland home and threatened to kill him.
Morton’s said in a statement: “The Honorable Supreme Court Justice Cavanaugh and all of our other diners were unjustifiably harassed by unruly protesters while dining at our Morton’s restaurant.
“Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample on the freedom of the right to assemble and dine.
“There is a time and a place for everything. It was an act of selfishness and indecency to disrupt the dinner of all our customers.’
ShutDownDC tweeted how Kavanagh “got behind with his security” and criticized Morton’s for “hosting a man who so clearly hates women”.
Kavanaugh was dining at Morton’s when activists showed up and told the manager to kick him out, two weeks after he won the majority that overturned Roe v. Wade. The restaurant criticized the protesters for “harassing” it
Twitter users reacted to the idea of public protests where Supreme Court justices could be
Protesters showed up at the justices’ homes and singled them out in the weeks since the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked.
The White House condemned such intimidation tactics, but also expressed support for “peaceful” actions.
“We said that we want peaceful protests. When it comes to intimidation, that’s what we condemn,” said White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre.
Members of Congress have demanded increased security for nine members of the apex court. A bill was signed into law last month to extend protections for their families, but there are still concerns for their safety.
According to law enforcement, Nicholas John Rosk, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., caused the most concern after bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanagh’s home in early June.
He has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a federal judge during his trial, which is set to begin on August 23. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
According to an FBI affidavit, Rosk flew from California to Washington and was seen at Kavanagh’s home in the middle of the night on June 8, CBS reported.
Abortion rights activists marched outside the home of conservative Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on June 30 in Falls Church, Virginia. Activists passed by her house many times
Police officers stand outside the home of Brett Kavanagh in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, five days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
He was carrying a suitcase armed with a Glock-17 pistol, two magazine clips, a speed loader, a tactical knife, pepper spray, crowbars, a hammer, a screwdriver, a nail driver and a crowbar.
However, shortly after arriving at the scene, police said he called 911 and told the operator he was going to kill Kavanagh and then himself because he didn’t expect the crime to get away with it.
After the call, Rosk was quickly taken into custody and allegedly told investigators he was upset by a released draft Supreme Court decision that suggested Kavanagh and his fellow conservative justices were poised to overturn Roe v. Wade and women’s federal right to abortion .
Investigators added that Rosk told them he believed Cavanaugh would loosen the nation’s gun laws after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“Roske stated that he began to think about how to give purpose to his life and decided that he would kill a Supreme Court judge,” the affidavit states.
According to law enforcement, Nicholas John Rosk, 26, of Simi Valley, Calif., caused the most concern after bringing a gun, knife and burglary tools to Kavanagh’s home in early June. He has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a federal judge and is due to stand trial in August
Protesters march outside Kavanaugh’s home in suburban Maryland in June following the Roe v. Wade ruling