(The Post Millennial) An upstate New York antifa member has pleaded guilty in federal court for posting an online homemade explosive recipe to social media and instructing fellow comrades to make firebombs to harm law enforcement.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York charged 27-year-old Ryan Howe, of Rochester, in October 2020 with using a facility of interstate and foreign commerce to incite, promote, and encourage a riot.
Howe—who uses the pronouns “they/them” and “she/her”—is also known as “Rylea Autumn.”
[Last] week Howe pled guilty to civil disorder, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Howe’s sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 4.
Howe, an admitted Antifa militant and communist, repeatedly called for violence and arson attacks during Black Lives Matter-Antifa rioting last year.
Howe’s biography on Facebook read at the time: “Genderqueer, Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist, Anarcho-communist.”
The federal complaint cited that on Sept. 23, 2020, Howe wrote on Facebook, “Burn this sh— to the f—ng ground,” in response to news that the Kentucky officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death was charged with three counts of felony wanton endangerment, rather than murder.
A day later, Howe shared an online recipe on how to make a homemade Molotov cocktail and guidance on how to hurl one of the flammable objects at law enforcement officers, the complaint alleged.