‘Antifa thug’ gets slap on the wrist after vandalizing GOP senator’s office, FBI reportedly returns axe to him

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Fox News reporter Bill Melugin appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday to give a disturbing report about a North Dakota Antifa member who took an axe to a Republican senator’s office and then was outrageously only given probation for his actions.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson commented on the ridiculously light sentence given the man in comparison to the sentence meted out to Jacob Chansley (aka “QAnon Shaman”) who received 41 months for entering, walking around, and smiling in the Capitol building on Jan. 6.

“In case you’re looking for yet another example of justice applied unequally, here’s one: the QAnon Shaman just got three years in prison for walking, smiling around the Capitol building on Jan. 6. Meanwhile, in the rest of the country, Antifa, BLM, riots, setting things on fire, the feds just went particularly easy on a vandal with an axe who smashed into a U.S. senator’s office,” Carlson noted.

According to the Post Millennial, the Antifa member’s name is Thomas “Tas” Alexander Starks. He took his axe and broke into North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s office on December 21, 2020. It was all caught on video which showed Starks swinging his axe at the senator’s windows and door. He pleaded guilty to the destruction of government property.

The FBI’s deferential treatment of Starks stood in contrast to how the QAnon Shaman was treated. Starks got probation and the FBI stunningly returned the axe he used in the attack to him after his lenient sentencing, according to Melugin.

“Even though federal sentencing guidelines suggested maybe ten to sixteen months in prison, Starks was only given probation and a fine of about $2,800. Now here’s the kicker: The Post Millennial reports that the FBI even returned the axe back to Starks, citing Starks’ alleged Facebook post where he reportedly wrote ‘look what the FBI were kind enough to give back to me,’” Melugin reported.


While awaiting sentencing, Starks reportedly wrote: “I am ANTIFA. I will always attack fascists, racial superiority complexes built around nationalism that promotes genocide to fuel a war machine is the worst humanity has to offer.”

According to court documents, Starks’ comrade claimed he was “politically open and motivated,” left-leaning, and “very active in protests.”

In April, Starks also posted about using a rifle to “hunt fascists,” and he spoke about using soup cans as projectiles to assault police.

In a number of photos on social media, Starks can be seen wearing a Socialist Rifle Association t-shirt. The militant leftist group calls on comrades on the left to take up arms against the opposition.

In a separate post, Starks encouraged arson, “If they try to kick you out of your home don’t leave, or find a place to go and burn it down.”

The Fox reporter also cited constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley, who denounced the ruling on Friday.

“Putting aside the light sentence, the returning of the axe is rather curious. It would seem an instrument of the crime and could be declared lost in any plea. Instead, it was returned as if it was a form of political expression by the Justice Department,” Turley commented.

He also stated that Starks was being supported by a GoFundMe account as well as North Dakota Democrats who came to his defense.

The injustice of it all infuriates Americans:


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