Paw Paw의 Joshua Brereton, 미시간, was charged with one count of arson of an organization receiving federal funding. 유죄 판결을 받은 경우, Brereton faces up to 20 수감 년, 법무부에 따르면. The charge also carries a five-year mandatory minimum sentence.
법원 문서에 따르면, law enforcement responded to a reported fire at a Kalamazoo Planned Parenthood in late July. After the fire was extinguished, the local fire marshal noticed that fires were ignited from two separate sources — in the bushes outside the building, and from a “fire starter log that looked like it had been thrown onto the roof.”
Through the Planned Parenthood surveillance footage, investigators determined that the person who started the fire used a Duraflame log to start the fire on the roof, 법원 문서는 말한다.
They then searched store records and learned that Brereton had bought a Duraflame log at a local Walmart less than two hours before the fire. Brereton’s appearance in the store’s security camera footage matched that of the Planned Parenthood, 법원 문서는 말한다.
Investigators say they also located Brereton’s YouTube channel, where he posted videos railing against the government, taxes and abortion.
“Like right now, we have a genocide happening,” Brereton says in one video, 법원 문서에 따르면. “Genocide! Of babies! And people think this is always a hot topic. You literally have neighbors who think it’s OK to kill a baby.” He went on to encourage watchers to “change society from the inside out” and told them that “nobody else is going to do it.”
Brereton has not yet entered a formal plea, 법원 기록에 따르면. A lawyer for Brereton is not yet listed.