On June 4, a large group of Buffalo, NY Police Officers attempted to clear protesters who were violating curfew out of Niagra Square, when an elderly man confronted them and appeared to grab at something waist level on one of the police officers. The police officer attempted to stop him, yelling, “Move!” before shoving him away. As it turns out, the elderly man was not a peaceful protester, as described by the dishonest media, in their efforts to shine a negative light on law enforcement. The elderly man, who confronted the Buffalo Police force has now been identified by the Last Refuge as Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old professional agitator and Antifa provocateur who brags on his blog about the number of times he can get arrested and escape prosecution. Gugino’s Twitter Account is also filled with anti-cop sentiment [Gugino’s Twitter account has been deleted].
The Last Refuge reports – Last Thursday Gugino traveled from his home in Amherst, New York, to Buffalo to agitate a protest crowd.
Here a few screenshots of tweets that were captured before the “peaceful” elderly “protester,” Martin Gugino deleted his Twitter account:
During his effort, Gugino was attempting to capture the radio communications signature of Buffalo police officers. CTH noted what he was attempting on Thursday night as soon as the now-viral video was being used by media to sell a police brutality narrative.
— WBFO (@WBFO) June 5, 2020
Today, a more clear video has emerged that shows exactly what he was attempting.
In this slow-motion video, you will see Gugino using a phone as a capture scanner. You might have heard the term “skimming”; it’s essentially the same. Watch him use his right hand first to scan the mic of officer one (top left of chest). Then Gugino moves his hand to the communications belt of the second officer. WATCH CLOSELY:
The capture of communications signals [explained in detail here] is a method of police tracking used by Antifa to monitor the location of police. In some cases, the more high tech capture software can even decipher communication encryption allowing the professional agitators to block (black-out), jam, or interfere with police communication. In addition, many police body-cams are Bluetooth enabled, which allows syncing.
Here are a few screenshots of Gugino as it appears he’s trying to scan police communications with his phone:
Unfortunately, in the modern era the professional agitators have become very sophisticated and use technology to help create chaos. Their activity is highly coordinated, and as James O’Keefe has revealed in his undercover operations, these professionals even stage events to manipulate public opinion.
After the Mayor of Buffalo refused to fire the two officers involved in the confrontation with the left-wing activist, New York’s Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo interceded, and shortly after that, Buffalo Police officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski were charged with second-degree assault.
Both officers pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault and were released without bail.
The charges carry a maximum seven-year prison term.
DA John Flynn said the two cops had ‘crossed the line’ when they pushed the “harmless 75-year-old man.”
The entire tactical unit of the Buffalo Police Department quit after the two officers were accused of police brutality and placed on unpaid leave.
#UPDATE: Cheers erupt as suspended Buffalo police officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski leave the @DAErieCountyNY office after being arraigned on one count each of second degree assault. @news4buffalo pic.twitter.com/ima8KxyoZP
— Dave Greber (@DaveGreber4) June 6, 2020
OANN reporter Adonis Albright shared an important video about Gugino, showing a young black man confronting him before he aggressively approached Buffalo Police officers. The black man in the video can be seen calling him out for bringing a helmet to the peaceful protests, telling the man holding the camera that Gugino told him he was there to “have fun,” adding, “I think he’s looking to get punched in the face!”
The young black man in this video was 100% correct. Gugino appeared to be doing everything in his power to get punched in the face (or in his case, to be pushed to the ground, in what appears to be an exaggerated fall).
This morning, President Trump tweeted about the Buffalo protester who was shoved by Buffalo Police.
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?
The far-left and their allies in the media attacked President Trump for quoting a report by OANN about the incident.
OANN CEO Robert Herring replied to the attacks on President Trump and on their network by waring there is more information that will be forthcoming: Follow-up reporting coming later today on @OANN! We have information to challenge those who are questioning the facts.
— Robert Herring (@RobHerring) June 9, 2020