Mother of Alleged Occupy Cleveland Conspirator Calls For Death of FBI Informant

The mother of Connor Stevens, one of five Occupy Cleveland members accused of attempting to bomb a Cleveland-area bridge on April 30, called for the death of the FBI informant in the case at a protest this morning. “People are infuriated by sexual predators: put ’em away, kill ’em, how dare we have sexual predators! You know what that informant is? A sexual predator, only it’s under the guise of the FBI,” said Gail Stevens, discussing the case with reporters in Akron.

Ms. Stevens assigned blame for the alleged bomb plot to the FBI, claiming her son Connor – who is 20 years old – was entrapped. Stevens went on to say, “None of them have a car! None of them have a driver’s license! But that criminal did. He drove them around, he took care of them, he worked with them 12 hours a day. That is a predator, and that’s what happened in this case. They were taken in by a predator. To me, even worse than a sexual predator.”

All five of the defendants in the case are adult males. Anthony Hayne, who pleaded guilty in today’s court appearance, is 35 years old.

As reported by ABC 5, “Supporters of the five held signs Wednesday that read ‘Stop FBI Entrapment’ and ‘Justice Don’t Be Blind.’ The mother of one defendant says the suspects were manipulated by an FBI informant.” In the story featuring the interview with Ms. Stevens, ABC 5 makes no mention of Occupy Cleveland although the alleged bomb-plotters were heavily involved with the far-left protest group.

ABC 5 video of the interview is embedded below, followed by a transcript of the remarks in question from the woman identifying herself as Gail Stevens.

He in no way, no way should be in this situation. It infuriates me that my son is in this situation, and it’s all because of the criminal and FBI who put him in this situation and manipulated it exactly how they wanted it to be manipulated. You know what I compare it to? People are infuriated by sexual predators: put ’em away, kill ’em, how dare we have sexual predators! You know what that informant is? A sexual predator, only it’s under the guise of the FBI, doing the same thing, gaining their trust, giving them employment, giving them money, giving them housing, having a car. None of them have a car! None of them have a driver’s license! But that criminal did. He drove them around, he took care of them, he worked with them 12 hours a day. That is a predator, and that’s what happened in this case. They were taken in by a predator. To me, even worse than a sexual predator.

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