Here's a photo of Kevin Greeson - the 55-year-old Athens, Alabama, man who died of a "medical emergency" during the unrest in Washington yesterday - posted on Parler last month w/ the caption "I wish these motherfuckers would come to my hood!"
Greeson's family has released the following statement, along with this photo:
@lisagartner @ConnorASheets I heard anecdotally that one protestor/terrorist accidentally tazed themsleves, had a heart attack and died. FWIW, an electrical shock can stop the heart and sometimes the heart doesn't restart a normal rythm.
I'm working on a story about Greeson, Lonnie Zoffman (of Falkville, AL) and others who traveled from the South to D.C. to participate in yesterday's unrest. My DMs are open, please reach out if you have any leads you'd like to share or if you knew Greeson or know someone who did.
And he repeatedly wrote violent messages on his Parler account, including multiple posts calling for violence and one in which he seemingly hoped for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to die.
He also seems to have been a diehard Trump supporter, making and sharing a number of Parler posts (called "Parleys" btw) criticizing other Republicans who he didn't see as loyal enough to the president.
Greeson appeared to identify with the Proud Boys and he repeatedly posted and amplified Proud Boys content on his Parler account.
@ConnorASheets All that anger and excitement gave him a heart attack.
@ConnorASheets A. What is wrong with that tree?
B. Maybe do some cardio training before attempting an insurrection.
C. Tots and Pears