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PEACEFUL THANKS TO GUNS: Back the Blue in Bloomington sees big pro-police crowd, harassment of attendees entering and arrest of anti-cop heckler

August 31, 2020

Bloomington’s Back the Blue rally drew close to 700 supporters Sunday afternoon.  Meanwhile, at the entrance to the private GE Park, about 40 radicals rallied against the police.

Inside the park, it was very solemn at times, and always patriotic.  In fact, it was almost festive.  A whole lineup of speakers told their stories and rallied the audience.  What’s more, there was ice cream and refreshments available.

On the street outside, passersby gave all manner of support to police working traffic control and security outside the park and across the street.

Obviously, the cops needed to watch the parking lot for vandalism by the cop haters.

Outside the park, a number of social misfits yelled chants and rude comments to police supporters as they entered the park.

And they had some real special people outside that park.

This man banged on a drum and when people verbally pushed back at his chants, his favorite refrain involved some form of the f-word.  He was a real communications specialist.

Her shirt says it all.  What could possibly go wrong with releasing America’s prisoners?

These two particle physicists worked to change channels on their $10 Baofeng radios (UV-888s) while dressing up for the occasion.

This special snowflake came inside posing as a supporter of the police.  He proceeded to where a number of kids were playing and started mouthing all manner of not-so-family friendly remarks against police.  He was promptly “escorted” to the front where he was arrested.  It is unknown if he was a registered child sex offender.

As the afternoon wore on and the anti-police folks outside grew more desperate, they became even more aggressive against the law enforcement supporters.

Above, Sonny Garcia, a local communist activist, tried to provoke a response from some young people as they entered the park.  As he livestreamed them, he repeatedly tried to bait them.  He suffered an epic fail.

The young folks were more amused than intimidated.  Sonny Garcia’s momma never taught him much in the way of manners.

Here’s another group highly amused by the childish chants of the heckling protesters.

All the while, Sonny Garcia, a building service worker for Illinois State University kept up his hectoring and badgering.

He continued his schtick many times, harassing this couple, too.

Sonny, the ISU janitor and union activist, wasn’t watching where he was going and almost ran into me.

His right hand union organizer goon (from the Communications Workers of America Local 34071 – a media labor union) threatened me right in front of a Bloomington cop.  But he didn’t have the stones to carry out his threat.

Meanwhile Sonny sticks his phone in my face.  He probably thought he could use my image to invoke the left’s cancel culture against me.  He and his friends already tried that and failed miserably just a month ago.  That story is in this current issue of GunNews.

And the sergeant told him to stay back.

Not everyone appreciated Sonny’s radical activism.  And the black bloc dude in the orange vest?  Judging by how he carried himself, I’d say he drinks a lot of soy.

Mr. “Illinois is better served without ICE” shirt / Black Lives Matter sign went off on this man who disagreed with his lecturing.

He did this with a lot of folks.

Same guy screaming at someone else before an officer stopped his pursuit of someone who brought up black-on-black crime in Chicago.  “If black lives really mattered to you,” the police supporter said (paraphrased), “then why aren’t you protesting up there.”

The rest of the anti-police group, even the ones that didn’t color their hair with Krylon paint, were equally crude, rude and obnoxious.  Not that using Krylon to color one’s hair is a bad thing.  No, winning friends and influencing people has never been their strong suit.

The green shirted man-bun guy was about to offer a limp-wristed roundhouse to the old man before others interceded.

Frankly, the only thing that kept it a “peaceful protest” was the fact that a majority of the “Back the Blue” participants came strapped, and the large number of uniformed cops were also present.

What else did we notice?

This demonstration, like many other “Black Lives Matter” events, was a little short on black activists.  I think I counted three or four out of forty people present.  Aside from Sonny Garcia and his fellow union goon, the rest, by and large, were non-black Democrat operatives with bylines (media) or (possibly) college students.

The anti-police demonstrators want to “defund” the police, end cash bail releasing arrestees without consequence for their crimes and “de-incarcerate” our prisons.

At the same time, they seek to ban gun ownership and the right to self-defense.

If you’re unsure of that, just take a look at the Black Lives Matter website.

41 Responses to PEACEFUL THANKS TO GUNS: Back the Blue in Bloomington sees big pro-police crowd, harassment of attendees entering and arrest of anti-cop heckler

  1. who knows on August 31, 2020 at 10:29 am

    imagine being a reporter, and then acting like this in all of your articles. you were getting in OUR faces, prick.

    • jboch on September 1, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Thank you. Obviously another communications specialist from the local Black Lives Matter contingent.

    • Jeff on September 3, 2020 at 2:19 am

      The strange part of this claim is that none of the people in the photos had guns. This reporter needs to figure out how to count guns on photographs.

  2. Adam H on August 31, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Straight up liar, John. You know for a fact I wasn’t threatening you, I WAS pointing & telling the Sergeant you don’t have press credentials.

    WTF would I threaten you, I’ve trained with you at Krav Maga. I’ve met your twin boys.

    Don’t be disingenuous.

    • Harry McNeal on August 31, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Lol. We were there and witnessed it, commie liar. It’s good that we know who you are, you’ve been identified

      • Adam H on August 31, 2020 at 1:04 pm

        I’m not hiding, broham. I LITERALLY identified myself yesterday.

    • Smart cookie on August 31, 2020 at 7:44 pm

      What disqualifies John as press? Writing or editing a 24 page newpaper? Also, your friends that were protesting called an elderly lady walking with a walker in front of me a mother fu$&);g racist bitch. Way to stay classy and on point.

    • jboch on September 1, 2020 at 11:49 am

      Press credentials? You’re hanging your hat on that, Adam?

      You wrote, “WTF would I threaten you, I’ve trained with you at Krav Maga. I’ve met your twin boys.” Yeah, I thought the same thing. The picture is worth a thousand words. Does “he doesn’t have press credentials” match that body language?

      And, by the way, the Supreme Court says I don’t need press credentials. But even if I did, does writing and editing for a monthly journal with a greater circulation than weekdays at the local Pantagraph qualify me as a “media” member?

      Or maybe me writing for the web’s largest gun blog?

      BTW: You’re minutes from becoming famous on the front page of The Truth About Guns. National circulation approximately that of “Guns and Ammo” …. every two days.

  3. GSL+1589 on August 31, 2020 at 11:25 am

    WOW, John, the “anti’s” are hateful in Bloomington, good pictures, looks like a good turnout, I went to Urbana’s “Back the Blue the previous weekend, they said 500 showed up, well spread out, only a couple “anti’s” and they were pathetic, no yelling, etc. just a couple homemade signs. Pledge of Allegiance, and National Anthem with LOTS of cheering. Lot of cars honking, going by as well.

  4. Bofa Deeznuts on August 31, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Although I am a proponent of 2A rights, I must say that this “peaceful because of guns” bullshit is a stretch, even for a right wing chucklefuck such as yourself. Per IL law, the firearms were concealed (out of sight), and thus largely out of mind. I asked a handful of local comrades who attended the counter-rally if they even thought about you bootlickers being armed, and 80% said no. No one at all said they’d have done anything differently if your weapons had been visible, so your whole premise is just a dumbass’s fantasy.
    You’re a stupid joke, John.

    • jboch on September 1, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Yeah, I just bet you’re a staunch proponent of 2A rights.

      Another communications specialist from Antifa.

      • GSL-1589 on September 1, 2020 at 11:43 pm

        They have found our home page John, we can really have fun now!

  5. David+Deplorable on August 31, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    Well, looks like John is right over the target delivering effective ridicule and criticism. Otherwise these folks wouldn’t be here howling like wounded gazelles. They don’t like how it feels with the shoe on the other foot. Keep doing what you’re doing John. It is why my whole family belongs to GSL.

  6. Pigsbabe on August 31, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    Great pictures and Great post!! We appreciate your support. Back the Blue Central Illinois What a GREAT RALLY!! You know how you shut up the haters? Ask them what they have done for their community lately? Crickets. We will be working to sit down and have conversations with those interested in talking. The organizers are well aware of those willing to talk and those who were just being agitators. There is a difference. I think both sides can learn from each other, but there has to be a meeting to determine that. BTBCI will come to listen and learn. Will they? Time will tell. Thanks

    • Puttingthetruthout on September 1, 2020 at 11:23 am

      I would be said friend……inquiring minds and all that???

    • Puttingthetruthout on September 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

      If I had a daughter, I would have a HUGE problem with someone that doesn’t even know her, calling her a whore, just based on her social media account.

      You see…. Words, just like actions, have consequences. Not to mention that passing judgment on someone isn’t our place……
      Something about a splinter and a plank come to mind.

      P.S. – rule of thumb….. If you don’t know what the meaning of a word is….. It’s best not to use it

      • GSL+1589 on September 3, 2020 at 9:32 pm

        You still here Kenny-boy?, THOT you were zapped.

    • jboch on September 1, 2020 at 11:57 am

      https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=THOT

      see definition #2. Seems to fit the gov’s daughter pretty well given her posts.

      Besides, what father who has an 18-year-old daughter wouldn’t want her to have an armed bodyguard when she goes out to the bars drinking (also in her photos).

      I stand by it Ken. If that’s the best you’ve got to cancel me, you need to try a lot harder. You’re just an annoying gnat.

  7. GSL+1589 on August 31, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Why is it that the only time a black person’s life matters is when a black criminal is doing something against established laws, is “on the run” or hiding from a warrant, does something stupid to get the attention of the police, then tries to run, resists arrest, or turns and tries to shoot or knife arresting officers and gets killed or injured in his/her efforts? Is it the “lawsuit lottery”? Many families or “perps” get a windfall from a lawsuit against the city or police department, etc.

    Why aren’t the BLM crowd “protesting” in Chicago among the gangs killing themselves and innocent people around them because they have no “gun control” (aka: “hitting what you are aiming at”)?

  8. peewee on August 31, 2020 at 9:40 pm
  9. GSL+1589 on August 31, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    poor, pour, pore, pitiful Kenny-boy-pederast, take your crayons and GO CRAWL INTO YOUR HOLE!,

  10. GSL+1589 on August 31, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    poor, pour, pore, pitiful Kenny-boy-pederast, take your crayons and GO CRAWL INTO YOUR HOLE!,

    • GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      peddy-phill:

      “ME2” is just “Kenny-boy” in “screen name disguise” but you know that because you, “ME2”, “yep, me again”, “who knows”, etc. are ALL, one and the SAME mental midget, and we all know it by what and how you post.

      “ME2” is just “praising” himself (aka: you) like all of Kenny-boy-penderast “alter-egos”, so now you have to “support” his (your) blather. You are all pitiful.

  11. jboch on September 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Ken earned himself a timeout.

    • GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks John, include all his “alter egos and alternate screen names as well, sorry to feel like I have to counter his “punches”.

      • GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:54 pm

        on the other hand, the counter to “free speech” lies, is “free speech” truth, Kenny-boy “CAN’Y HANDLE THE TRUTH” ala: Tom Cruze.

  12. Gipper's Ghost on September 1, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Speaking from personal experience?

  13. GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    YOU AGAIN, Kenny-pederast-boy:

    “and the other fellows here” (AKA: ALL of your butt-buddies, alter-ego “screen-name” selves):

    How many “screen-names” do you actually have, Kenny-boy? Every time I “get over on you” with the truth, you make up another different one, to “support” your ignorant hateful comments, you really ARE a pathetic loser, and you think you are “Christian?, a “healer?” (aka:doctor?), a “patriot”?, a “conservative?”, an “ancestor to a founding resident”? (Benedict Arnold?), smarter than anyone who posts on this site (ALA: LOOK AT ME, I’M A DOCTOR, I’M SMARTER THAN ANYONE, LOOK AY MY DEGREE, BLAH, BLAAH, BLAH, or is it waa, waa, wah wah?) yet you relate sooo many lies, who would/COULD EVER believe you, OTHER THAN your butt-buddies and alternate “screen-names” you make up to support your own views and disparage anybody that points out your lies and perceived “infallibility”?

    YOU ARE CORRECT, there is NO REASON to put up with your PATHETIC, IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY, but you KEEP coming back to disparage more and I point out your lies and hatred, and you “CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH” (ALA: Tom Cruze).

    poor, pour, pore, pitiful Kenny-boy-pederast, take your crayons and GO CRAWL INTO YOUR HOLE!, you came to a gunfight with your “rubber-band gun” against a Thompson .45 machine gun, too bad your intellect and arrogance won’t let you stop your hateful, snide comments; you “feel” like you need to “try” to get over on someone who is a half-mile ahead of you.

    Your arrogance and hatred won’t let you give up, you “feel” like YOU have to have the last “word”, trouble is your last word is always just more lies and more denigration while you cry about being denigrated. You are pathetic, Kenny-boy.

    Now, your “new” “screen name is “ME2”, what does that mean, Kenny-boy, “YOU” (as in “ME”) are “#2” as in “SHEITE” (*poop*) YOU SURE PICKED A GOOD new screen name, it fits sooo very well because you are soooo FILLED with poop it exudes from EVERY POST you excrete, you poor, pour, pore, PATHETIC piece of MANURE!

  14. GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Take your crayons and just GO AWAY, Kenny-boy. You “call” yourself a “conservative” and yet rely on the liberal-communist “main-stream” press? You are PATHETIC! WOW!

  15. GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    SOOO, kenny-boy, your “VPN” allows all your multiple “screen names” to support each other with multiple piles of manure. Your “style” of hatred and derogatory remarks gives you ALL away.

  16. Puttingthetruthout on September 1, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I got censored on multiple posts……. And did nothing to deserve it. Apparently the truth hurts, and around hear it gets you censored too.

  17. GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    “puttingthetroofout”-ala-Kenny-boy-penderast-ala:peddy-phill-ala: “who me”-ala- all the other “Kenny-boy- aliases-screen names”:

    Around HERE, you can’t HEAR the massive “FARTS IN THE WIND” spread from “Kenny-boy-pendrast’s” FOUL MOUTH.

    ALL of you take your crayons and go play in the DU “playground” where you will be welcome with your vile defamation, demonization, and hatred.

  18. GSL+1589 on September 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    peddy-phill:

    please explain what a “loan” is in your partial statement:

    “There’s no lone like jboch …”

    somehow, it has no context or place in reality, if you are not “banned” yet.

    • GSL+1589 on September 2, 2020 at 12:09 pm

      Either one do not make any more sense than the other, peddy-phill, or is it really “Kenny-boy-pederast”, we ALL know you are pathetic, mental midgets, which is far “less intelligent” than “stupid”, and your “bad luck” is bringing a “rubber-band gun” to a “gunfight” with someone with a .45 Thompson sub-machine gun and thousands of .45 auto rounds while your 2 old rubber-bands just broke. Too bad, soooo sad. (not really)

      You and your “alter egos” don’t/didn’t have enough intellect to lose it to dementia, like poor ol’ Joe Biden, you are about on “par” with ol’ joe in about 10 more years.

  19. GSL-1589 on September 1, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    kenny-boy-pederast:

    you stated:
    “And still waiting on JB to apologize to the governor’s daughter for calling her a “thot.” Don’t hold y’er breath!”

    You keep bringing up this trivial “slight?” soooo often, it appears that perhaps YOU are the governor’s daughter? me thinks you must be her girlfriend? It seems you are the ONLY ONE that seems to be “offended”, or, you are JUST using this idiotic “slight” to stalk J. Bach.

    Apparently, the governor’s offspring knows nothing of the “slight”, does not CARE about any trivial “slight” about what she posts on her “fakebook” page, or, “no publicity is bad” is her motto about her “fakebook” posts.

    Another “challenge” for you ol’ pederast-kenny-boy, HOLD YOUR BREATH, until John “apologizes” to YOUR SATISFACTION, while humming the old “Stones” song “I can’t get no, SATISFACTION”!

    Deal? THOT you were not going to “engage” any more? ANOTHER LIE

  20. m. on September 3, 2020 at 9:04 am

    gun c*nt-rol = a**hole, d-rat mofo’s

    • GSL+1589 on September 3, 2020 at 9:21 pm

      no, “gun control” is hitting your target in a close “5-shot grouping”, Demonrats “control” is to try to control their “underlings” aka: “subjects” (in their mentally distorted “minds”)

  21. Friendly Frank on September 3, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Great pics. Great story. Felt like I was there. Cops or not, if it had been night-time, I bet they black bloc thugs would have resorted to physical violence under cover of darkness. As they do elsewhere in America.

  22. Jackie Vant on September 7, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Ooooo I am ssssooooo. Sorry to
    Learn. About. Super Circle. Jerker gettin zapped !!!

    • GSL+1589 on September 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      AMEN to that!

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