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Molotov Cocktail-carrying suspect: ‘I want my money’

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON – A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student accused of carrying Molotov cocktails and threatening to “do harm” at the Capitol appears to fancy tweeting on liberal and social causes.

And he appears to be seeking at least $989 billion in a lawsuit filed against the Wisconsin Badgers.

Kvon R. Smith, 20, was arrested on tentative felony charges, including four felony counts of possession of Molotov cocktails, one felony count of creating a bomb scare, and one felony count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Police were tipped off about Smith’s Facebook post in which he allegedly threatened to “do harm” at the Capitol, according to the state Department of Administration. He was apprehended in the Rotunda on Tuesday afternoon, just hours before Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State address. Smith claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack, DOA said.

Smith appears to be active on social networks, espousing his views a host of liberal and social causes on Facebook and Twitter.

“For my team TSM, and our Human rights and prosperity era which supports Justice For Palestine, Boycott Palermos, workers rights, ASU, BSU, All Black Everything, LSU, Desi Student Association, LGBT Communities, and women rights!! We go the hardest, that means there are no tougher! Let’s go! No Justice No peace! Happy Holidays!” states a post on what appears to be Smith’s Facebook site. Among the causes supported, the organized labor boycott of Milwaukee-based Palermo’s Pizza amid a heated labor-management dispute.

He apparently likes to keep President Obama informed on perceived injustices in Wisconsin.

@BarackObama my president, Mr. Barack. I sent a couple e-mails to the White House abt a variety of discriminations here in WI 3Dec12 no rply,” a Twitter account apparently belonging to Smith proclaims.

And he appears to applaud state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, for her comments about civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

@sentaylor yes, Rosa Parks was a leader and her story is legendary, in fact you are a leader as well and happen to be a living legend.”

Smith last month was arrested in Madison on charges of resisting an officer and causing substantial bodily harm to an officer, a felony, according to online court records. He posted $200 bail and was released.

He also has filed a lawsuit against, in part, the Wisconsin Badgers Football team, late last month in the Western District of Wisconsin U.S. District Court.

“I believe in retribution, all involved deserve to be indited [sic],” Smith states in the hand-written suit, which demands, “I want my money 989 billion – trillion. Equitable distribution.”

Contact Kittle at [email protected]


M.D. Kittle is bureau chief of Wisconsin Watchdog and First Amendment Reporter for Watchdog.org. Kittle is a 25-year veteran of print, broadcast and online media. He is the recipient of several awards for journalism excellence from The Associated Press, Inland Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, and others. He is also a member of Investigative Reporters & Editors. Kittle's extensive series on Wisconsin's unconstitutional John Doe investigations was the basis of a 2014 documentary on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze. His work has been featured in Town Hall, Fox News, NewsMax, and other national publications, and his reporting has been cited by news outlets nationwide. Kittle is a fill-in talk show host on the Jay Weber Show and the Vicki McKenna Show in Milwaukee and Madison.

  • roy

    What a pinhead. Though if the Badgers somehow have 989 billion that belongs to him I guess they should give it back.Bwahahahaha.

  • Badger_John

    Typical Liberal – he wants everyone elses money. Just another Obama supporter.

    I guess his education at Middleton High and UW-M didn’t teach him how to properly make Molotov Cocktails. Thank goodness someone reported him and he was taken down.

    When Mr Smith filed the handwritten lawsuit in Federal Court asking for 989 billion – trillion, didn’t anyone, like his parents, think he should be involuntarily committed? If the current mental health laws would not allow involuntarily committment for Mr Smith, then that is the problem the US has with violence.
    He needs to be immediatly and securly removed from society, and given significant mental health assistance until he can prove he not a threat to others in society, which should be a significant hurdle.