MAGA Calls for Riots, Violence, and Doxxing of Jurors

Supporters of America’s only President convicted of 34 felonies have flooded pro-Trump websites with calls for riots, revolution and violent retribution.

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Reuters reviewed three Trump-friendly websites, including Trump’s own Truth Social platform, Patriots.Win and the Gateway Pundit.

Some of the posts called for attacks on the jurors, the execution of Justice Juan Merchan, or outright civil war and armed insurrection.

  • “Someone in NY with nothing to lose needs to take care of Merchan,” wrote one commentator on Patriots.Win. “Hopefully he gets met with illegals with a machete,” the post said in reference to illegal immigrants.
  • On Gateway Pundit, one poster suggested shooting liberals after the verdict. “Time to start capping some leftys,” said the post. “This cannot be fixed by voting.”
  • “1,000,000 men (armed) need to go to Washington and hang everyone. That’s the only solution,” said one poster on Another added: “Trump should already know he has an army willing to fight and die for him if he says the words…I’ll take up arms if he asks.”
  • Other posts specifically urged targeting Democrats, in some cases suggesting they be shot. “AMERICA FULLY DESTROYED BY DEMOCRATS. LOCK AND LOAD,” wrote a commentator on Gateway Pundit.

Reuters said while all of the above posts called for violence or insurrection, most fell short of the legal standard for a prosecutable threat, which typically requires evidence that the comment reflects a clear intent to act or instill fear, rather than simply suggesting a frightening outcome.

NBC News

NBC reports that Advance Democracy, a non-profit that conducts public interest research, said there has been a high volume of social media posts containing violent rhetoric targeting New York Judge Juan Merchan and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, including a post with Bragg’s purported home address. The group also found posts of the purported addresses of jurors on a fringe internet message board known for pro-Trump content and harassing and violent posts, although it is unclear if any actual jurors had been correctly identified.

  • “Dox the Jurors. Dox them now,” one user wrote after Trump’s conviction on a website formerly known as “The Donald,” a website popular with January 6 rioters. (That post appears to have been quickly removed by moderators.)
  • “We need to identify each juror. Then make them miserable. Maybe even suicidal,” wrote another user on the same forum. “1,000,000 men (armed) need to go to washington and hang everyone. That’s the only solution,” wrote another user. “This s— is out of control.”
  • “I hope every juror is doxxed and they pay for what they have done,” another user wrote on Trump’s Truth Social platform Thursday. “May God strike them dead. We will on November 5th and they will pay!”
  • “War,” read a Telegram post from one chapter of the Proud Boys.
  • One Jan. 6 defendant who already served time in prison for his role in the Capitol attack also weighed in on X, posting a photo of Bragg and a photo of a noose. “January 20, 2025 traitors Get The Rope,” he wrote, referring to the date of the next presidential inauguration.

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