Galesburg “Let’s Start a Riot” Man Arrested for Minneapolis and Chicago Acts

From the Minnesota U.S. Attorney:

FEDERAL CRIMINAL COMPLAINT CHARGES ILLINOIS MAN WITH TRAVELING TO MINNESOTA TO RIOT, POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVE DEVICES

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal criminal complaint against MATTHEW LEE RUPERT, 28, charging him with civil disorder, carrying on a riot, and possession of unregistered destructive devices.

RUPERT, who was taken into federal custody earlier today in Chicago, Illinois, will make his initial appearance later today before Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Illinois.

According to the allegations in the complaint, on May 28, 2020, RUPERT posted messages on his Facebook account referencing the public protests occurring in the Twin Cities following the death of George Floyd, including one that stated,

“I’m going to Minneapolis tomorrow who coming only goons I’m renting hotel rooms.”

On May 29, 2020, RUPERT posted a self-recorded cell phone video to his Facebook account indicating that he was in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In the video, RUPERT can be seen passing out explosive devices he possessed, encouraging others to throw his explosives at law enforcement officers, actively damaging property, appearing to light a building on fire and looting businesses in Minneapolis.

According to the allegations in the complaint, in the video, RUPERT stated,

“They got SWAT trucks up there . . . I’ve got some bombs if some of you all want to throw them back . . . bomb them back . . . here I got some more . . . light it and throw it.”

Matthew Rupert

RUPERT makes these statements as he hands out an item with brown casing and a green wick to other individuals.

The video also depicts RUPERT asking for lighter fluid before entering a Sprint store, followed by his statement,

“I lit it on fire.”

RUPERT then goes to a nearby Office Depot and states,

“I’m going to get [expletive].”

RUPERT can be seen taking items from the store.

According to the allegations in the complaint, on May 30, 2020, RUPERT posted messages on his Facebook account stating that he was headed to Chicago, Illinois.

Specifically, RUPERT stated,

“comr [sic] with bro Chicago let’s go”

and

“We will be back bro we can loot til 2:30.”

In the early morning hours of May 31, 2020, RUPERT posted multiple videos to his Facebook account showing him in and around the Chicago area. RUPERT can be heard saying

“let’s start a riot”

and

“I’m going to start doing some damage.”

At approximately 2:21 a.m., Chicago police officers arrested RUPERT and his associates for violating the City of Chicago’s emergency curfew order.

Law enforcement officers searched RUPERT’S vehicle and recovered several destructive devices, a hammer, a heavy-duty flashlight, and cash.

The FBI is urging the public to report suspected arson, use of explosive devices, or violent, destructive acts associated with the otherwise peaceful protests of the last week.

Anyone with information can call the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (800-225-5324).

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Minneapolis Field Office, with assistance from the FBI Chicago Field Office and the Chicago Police Department.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angela M. Munoz and Jordan L. Sing.

The charges contained in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defendant Information:

MATTHEW LEE RUPERT, 28. Galesburg, Ill.

Charges:

  • Civil disorder, 1 count
  • Organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot, 1 count
  • Possession of unregistered destructive devices, 1 count

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No way to tell the political persuasion of this provocateur.


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Galesburg “Let’s Start a Riot” Man Arrested for Minneapolis and Chicago Acts — 44 Comments

  1. I’ll call and report Dart, Crook County ‘Sheriff’, the new black worthless CPD Chief and of bourse the Big Fat Loser Governor for DOING NOTHING BUT ENCOURAGE THE BIOLENCE AND DESTRUCTION.

  2. Times like this remind us just how important the Second Amendment is.

    When thousands of rioters loot and burn the businesses of innocent people, there’s only so much the police can do to protect them.

    And in cities like Chicago, Santa Monica, Philadelphia, etc., the police were completely overwhelmed and had been ordered to stand down.

    I will no longer be watching the National Felon League (NFL).

    Matt Forte, Chicago Bear, can go to hell.

    Just a thug!

    Chicago alderman Rodriguez can scream all she wants, she’s a low IQ type.

    I do salute the Mexican gangs in LA that fired on marauding black thugs seeking to wreck Hispanic businesses.

    LAPD was useless.

  3. Several van loads of protesters/looters/arsonists were observed by authorities in Huntley
    on their way to the Huntley Outlet Mall to ply their trade.

    Can you imagine their deep disappointment when they discovered that the mall
    has gone extinct.

    Moral of the story:

    To be successful in your endeavors, always plan ahead

  4. Is there any doubt that Patty O’Kenneally would have let this slide and wrote a one hundred plus page paper on why he didn’t prosecute.

  5. Doesnt look like a Western Ill U Grad, but maybe he learned his “technical” skills there.

    Going before Judge Pallmeyer?

    Good luck man—you in for the long haul.

    Dont expect a bond or an attainable one.

    Aint vogue on this side of the law.

  6. His “political affiliations” are out there SOMEWHERE. Let’s find them, shall we?

  7. @Cupid

    The Latin Kings shut down the looting in Little Village and apparently laid a pretty good beat down on some of the looters.

    The Chicago Police weren’t in any hurry to break things up.

  8. So, the family and all the Leftist white self haters know that if the autopsy shows no asphyxia, there is no case since causation cannot be shown (i.e. asphyxia by knee on the airway).

    The official autopsy said no evidence of asphyxia.

    Now Dr Baden whore pathologist for hire, says there was evidence of asphyxia.

    As a medical professional I will tell you that with asphyxia there is evidence at autopsy.

    There is NO way one could conclude no asphyxia and the other asphyxia.

    Period.

    There is pulmonary edema, there is upper airway edema, there is evidence vascular congestion etc.

    I hope they make the report and pictures public….

  9. I’ve got an IDEA…. Lets send the black thug looters, their Antifa jewish soy boy handlers and other assorted rioters and vermin up to the Hollywood Celebutards’ mansions in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Newport, etc.>>>>>>> start at George Clooney’s then Cusack’s.

  10. He’s been in trouble before for some pretty serious stuff.

    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20180312/pretrial-set-for-galesburg-man-facing-gun-charges

    “Rupert is charged with felony counts of aggravated possession of stolen firearms, delivery of a stolen firearm, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm with defaced serial identification markings and theft.”
    ——————————————————————————————–

    I don’t know if he pleaded, was found guilty, not guilty, or whatever.

    Maybe someone else could look into that.

    The woman who got the gun from him pleaded guilty though (which I read in another article from the same local news source), so I can’t imagine he got off the hook completely but that’s just a guess.

    I found his Facebook profile.
    https://www.facebook.com/matthew.rupert.9674

    I couldn’t really tell if he has a political leaning.

    He sort of just seems like a hooligan from his tattoos, and the way he writes, and the obsession with smoking weed and fighting, but you’re welcome to do more digging.

    (Whatever happened to chill stoners btw? Why are so many of them lowlifes?)

    He kind of gives off a white trash/gangbanger vibe which maybe doesn’t make sense if you’re reading this, but if you look at his pictures you’ll know what I’m talking about. H

    e has horrible rotting teeth, he talks about fighting people, and he has pictures of Virgin Mary.

    He has a lot of tattoos that may not be gang related but are definitely urban in style if that makes sense.

    Same thing with how he dresses: it’s that fine line between trailer park and ghetto.

    I didn’t go through all his history, just looked at the pics.

    If you don’t have Facebook and want to see some of the pics:

    https://twitter.com/Sirwanks1/status/1267551271851945984/photo/1 He’s got a f the police shirt

    https://twitter.com/Sirwanks1/status/1267547647918800898/photo/2 Flashing money

    https://twitter.com/Sirwanks1/status/1267547647918800898

  11. I also found this. It may or may not be his sister.

    She has the same last name and has a similar face to his.

    She looks weird.

    The woman, Amy Cutler, who was involved with the firearm charges with Matthew Rupert in 2018 also looked weird.

    They’re people with lots of tattoos… especially really crappy ones and in bad places like on their necks.

    The guy’s teeth scream METH.

    Every mug shot I see from Galesburg looks like a tweeker.

    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190514/two-2018-drug-cases-end-via-plea-deal
    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20180312/pretrial-set-for-galesburg-man-facing-gun-charges
    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190405/stolen-gun-case-ends-in-probation-for-galesburg-woman

    Oh, wow here’s one about a guy who had just pleaded guilty to meth delivery being charged with another meth charge days later.

    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20180313/top-regional-news-man-arrested-after-setting-fire-to-residence

    ^Guy’s last name is Kilgore and here’s another Kilgore in Galesburg arrested for meth.

    https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190109/galesburg-man-takes-prison-time-in-meth-plea-deal

    It seems like everybody is on meth!

  12. Low hanging fruit for nitwits at DoJ.

    How about a warrant and rendition for Georgie Soros or Kimmy Foxx.

    Or that sicko Minneapolis mayor.

    Or Kwame Antifa.

    Go after the snakes’ heads.

  13. President Trump talked about designated Antifa as a terrorist organization by executive order … this should have been done in 2010.

    Antifa creeps who commit/incite acts of violence should be arrested and held accountable.

    The real terrorist organization includes George Soros, Bill Gates, and the globalist cabal. T

    hey all want to destroy America in order to bring about globalism.

  14. This morning, June 2, sleepy creepy dufus dementia Joe Biden rambled on for 20 minutes in a speech in Philadelphia offering his insight(?) about our nation’s current situation. He said:

    “We have to be vigilant about the violence that is being done by this incumbent president to our economy and to the pursuit of Justice.” Huh?

    He also said that there is “systemic racism”. Hello? He was sidekick vp to the worst ever president for 8 years. What did he and Barak Hussein Obama do about so-called systemic racism? National polls taken at the end of the Obama 8-year regime indicated that race relations deteriorated under Obama/Biden.

    More nonsense, gibberish from a mentally deficient and dementia laden very old man. The same guy who told parents in our nation back in 2019 to turn on record players at night for their children and earlier this year greatly insulted a 21-year old woman college student by calling her a dog faced pony soldier.

    Who in the top leadership of the Democrat Party will step forward and ask this goofball to step aside and get medical help. In no way is he fit for any elective office in the US. Not even something as mundane as a councilman in a small Podunk town.

    Does anyone in the US want this guy meeting with Putin or Xi or in charge of our nuclear arsenal?

  15. Trump is taking heat from the media and many Democrats for saying that he will use US Military to quell riots and insurrection if governors fail to take necessary action. Our own disgusting Governor criticized Trump. Current Democrats and media are not aware that the president does have the power to do so. Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson sent in the US Military to Chicago to quell riots in April, 1968. Also, Democrat Mayor Daley order police to shoot to kill arsonists. Per WIKI:

    “Approximately 10,500 police were sent in, and by April 6, more than 6,700 Illinois National Guard troops had arrived in Chicago with 5,000 soldiers from the 1st Armored and 5th Infantry Divisions being ordered into the city by President Johnson.[6] The general in charge declared that no one was allowed to have gatherings in the riot areas and authorized the use of tear gas. Mayor Richard J. Daley gave police the authority “to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand … and … to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city.”[5]

  16. The difference between LBJ and Trump is that LBJ’s actions were actually the cause of the riots.

    BLM and Antifa existed long before Trump was prez. Trump’s election was just the result of the existing problems.

  17. People tend to forget that the news started highlighting these black man deaths during the Obama years.

    Pretty sure antifa started during that, if not gained resurgence.

    When BLM all of the sudden had national funding and was selling shirts, I wondered how they got that funded so quickly after starting.

    Almost as if the movement is being capitalized.

  18. Kill? You forgot to mention Jonathan Soros that issued the order to burn down the neighborhoods a few nights ago. Seems he’s even more evil than his daddy.

  19. If there’s anybody from the far left lurking on here who has sympathy for antifa, the fact that Donald Trump has still not gone after antifa even though his entire first term is just about over and the fact that ultra-right boog boys and lone wolf terrorists are willing to infiltrate that movement should make you start questioning if antifa is mostly unwitting foot soldiers for more authoritarian government that would not be friendly to you (more surveillance, bigger police state, more inequality).

    Burning down a hair salon or even a McDonalds doesn’t do anything about global finance capitalism and the money masters who operate privately and without regard to the interests of the public.

    All it does is discredit left-wing political and economic theory to the masses.

    Within days of these protests, you started seeing increased racial tensions between Hispanics and blacks.

    You aren’t uniting the workers of the world, you’re causing widespread violence in mostly minority areas; you’re making people more racist.

    Have you ever considered that you might be pawns in some sort of game?

    If you were a real threat to the system, why do they let you operate out in the open?

    And for everybody else reading this, the message is simpler.

    Ask yourself this:

    Why does neither party seem to take antifa as a serious threat?

    One party ignores or praises them.

    The other party ignores them or talks a tough game but does nothing.

    Why does the media stick up for them?

    Answer: because antifa are the foot soldiers of the deep state that occupies both parties.

  20. yeah We only churn out the best of the best of criminals and losers here in fibland…

  21. I hope they fry his Reich-Wing carcass then grind and spread the extra-crispy croutons at the entrance of Trump Tower.

  22. We have insurrection and anarchy around the US. It is time for our President to bring home the troops from many places around the world such as Afghan, Iraq, Germany, etc to protect US citizens and property. To he** with the mostly left wing media who are handmaidens for the Democrat Party and inept/incompetent mayors and governors (mostly Democrat) and their objections. US Troops and their assets, helicopters, tanks, etc, need to be deployed strategically around the US.

  23. Correcting is spot on.

    These rioters and Antifa are already filled with massive hate.

    The entire point of this whole situation is to add fuel to the fire and make people hate one another even more.

    Miraculously, we’ve not seen a few of our local radical lefties for a day or two.

    Maybe they got arrested?

  24. The real laugh is that Minneapolis and Chi-Congo have been under leftist Demo politicians for 40 years or more.

    Systemic racism?

    HA!

    What have they been doing all this time?

    Didn’t Smollett engage in fake racism?

    LIKE SO MANY OTHER EXAMPLES!

  25. Black Lives Matter!

    (But only when a white cop is involved. When the victim and shooter are black, not so much!)

  26. BLM is just another front for the communist radical left to manipulate and control.

    Isn’t it obvious at this point?

    It’s no different than the make-believe Anti-fascists that are really anarcho-communists in disguise.

    Just because you call yourself something doesn’t mean it’s real.

    The same people who LARP around in costumes and pretend to be fighting imaginary fascists (while burning buildings and looting) also claim that there are more than 2 genders.

  27. Sure are a ton of uninformed knuckle-dragging bigots around here.

    It’s been exposed that “Antifa” is run by the great people marching around with their favorite swastikas, peashooters and tiki torches.

    Such a pathetic lot that can’t co-exist with anyone, so they hide their name and face behind a keyboard.

  28. Strickland take your fake news and go to hell.

    Take Franks and Peter Austin with you. That’ll make 3 losers out at once.

  29. Strickland wants to find as much dirt on the make-believe Nazis and compare it to his own dubious track record.

    But I bet he blames the police for what happened to him over the past few years, and can’t take responsibility for his own life.

    Hey John.

    We oppose Nazis as much as you do.

    Don’t be fooling yourself.

    I’ve yet to encounter a real life Nazi though.

    You gotta dump the brainwashing.

    All radicals are trash, but you need to wake up and stop looking at normal Americans as the enemy.

  30. Normal Americans are unacknowledged Nazis. Some Guy is seriously naive if he doesn’t see the useful idiots as what they really are. You live in Lala land. This is war and you are unprepared for what is really happening to the world if you don’t wake the freak up.

  31. Cindy, I think that he means Nazis in the sense that the radical left claims that everyone who oppose them are Nazis.

    Not the fact that Nazi’s were also radical socialists who used identity politics to manipulate their people, and the Antifa-types seem to see even moderates as “fascist”.

    The political designations today are skewed because the radicals and lamestream media have done their best to obfuscate the truth.

    But most of the actual white nationalist types are actually socialists, and not all that different from the people in which they hate (who also hate them).

    Part of this is because they’ve tried very hard to refer to fascists as “far-right”.

  32. “It’s been exposed that “Antifa” is run by the great people marching around with their favorite swastikas, peashooters and tiki torches.” -John Strickland

    ATTENTION EVERYBODY!!!! ATTENTION EVERYBODY!!!!

    While there might be some infiltrators of antifa, the overall organization is ANARCHO-COMMUNIST. That is why they fly red and black flags. ANTIFA IS NOTHING NEW. They are at every May Day Protest, they were at the WTO protests back in 99/00 in Seattle, they are out brawling in the streets in Portland on a DAILY BASIS. They have an international presence.

    They are a dangerous group because they say they are merely “against fascism” and normal people who take the media’s word as truth accept that and think they aren’t so bad. But the truth is that they are radicals and they consider everybody who is right of communism to be a fascist; and they act like a judge, jury, and executioner of these supposed fascists. They are a vigilante left-wing paramilitary group!!! They are sometimes referred to as “black bloc” protesters. They are NOT peaceful protesters. Were the Weathermen Underground peaceful? The ideology is EXACTLY THE SAME!

    THE REASON THAT THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO SAY ANTIFA IS RIGHT WING NOW (after saying they were the good guys) IS SO THAT IF A FALSE FLAG ATTACK HAPPENS THEY CAN SHIFT THE BLAME TO ANYBODY WHO IS CENTER-RIGHT AND ANYBODY WHO IS WHITE AND CAUSE MORE VIOLENCE! THAT IS THE GAME PLAN. BOTH SIDES ARE BEING PLAYED WHITE AND BLACK LEFT AND RIGHT TO FIGHT EACH OTHER SO THEY CAN CREATE MARTIAL LAW.

    In fact there are also, antifa LARPing as “boogaloo boys.” ANYBODY ASSOCIATING WITH BOOGALOO BOYS IS EITHER AUTISTIC, A COMMIE INFILTRATOR, OR SOMEONE FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

    SAY NO TO TERRORISM! SAY NO TO FALSE FLAGS! SAY NO TO VIOLENCE! SPREAD AWARENESS EVERYWHERE ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO! DO NOT BE MANIPULATED BY THE MEDIA. THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT LYING AND PUSHING DIVISION TO CAUSE CHAOS MULTIPLE TIMES. IF YOU KNOW ABOUT PEOPLE PLANNING VIOLENCE, TELL THE AUTHORITIES!

  33. I’d never even heard of the “boogaloo boys” until this past week.

    Antifa have made themselves very well known for years now, especially since Trump was elected.

    Mainstream media always portrayed them as “anti-fascists” and everyone that they oppose is “far-right” or “neo-Nazi”.

    It’s all lies.

    Just because they call themselves something doesn’t mean that it’s true.

    Now that Antifa is under severe scrutiny, of course the lamestream media will backpeddle and try to blame other groups.

    It’s not working.

    People are seeing the truth and any Democrats that support Antifa are going to be taken down with them.

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