Activist group offers bounty for locations of conservatives

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, on April 23, 2021. The California man arrested near Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland was indicted by a federal grand jury for federal charges of attempting to murder a Justice of the United States. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh stands during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, on April 23, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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A left-wing activist group offered bounties to anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of conservative Supreme Court justices.

In a Twitter post on Friday, a group calling themselves ShutDownDC offered a $50 reward for the location of any of the court’s conservative members. The group also offered an additional $200 if the justices were still at the location 30 minutes after being sighted.

Twitter has yet to remove the post despite it directly violating their policies which prohibits any user from encouraging others to harass an individual.

“We prohibit behavior that encourages others to harass or target specific individuals or groups with abusive behavior,” the platform’s policy on abusive behavior states. “This includes, but is not limited to; calls to target people with abuse or harassment online and behavior that urges offline action such as physical harassment.”

On Wednesday night, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to sneak out of a Washington D.C. Morton’s Steakhouse when he was confronted by pro-choice protesters. The justice was forced to leave through the back door.

“Honorable Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and all of our other patrons at the restaurant were unduly harassed by unruly protestors while eating dinner at our Morton’s restaurant,” a Morton’s spokesperson told Politico in a statement. “Politics, regardless of your side or views, should not trample the freedom at play of the right to congregate and eat dinner. There is a time and place for everything. Disturbing the dinner of all of our customers was an act of selfishness and void of decency.”

The six conservative justices targeted by ShutDownDC formed the majority that voted to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June.

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