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The biological son of House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark has been arrested.
23-year-old Jared Dowell identifies as “non-binary” and his mother refers to him as “my daughter” and “Riley.”
Police say the young man painted anti-police slogans on a monument and assaulted an officer while being taken into custody.
It appears that the child of Democrat House Minority Whip Katherine M. Clark was arrested for assaulting police as part of an #antifa event in Boston last night.
Jared 'Riley' Dowell allegedly graffiti'd "stop cop city" and assaulted police while resisting arrest. https://t.co/yP0oAPbpJv pic.twitter.com/LC7ZSaSIG0
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) January 22, 2023
Dowell, who lives in Melrose, Massachusetts, was arrested during an anti-police protest.
The top Democrat responded by saying, “I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting.”
Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting.
This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) January 22, 2023
The Massachusetts congresswoman said, “This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.”
The incident occurred at the historic Parkman Bandstand Monument at about 9:30 p.m. over the weekend.
He spray-painted “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB,” which stands for “All Cops Are Bastards.”
Jared "Riley" Dowell, the "daughter" of the Democrat House Minority Whip @RepKClark, has transitioned several times. Jared was trans nonbinary, but is now apparently identifying as a woman. Jared was arrested yesterday for assault at a violent #Antifa direct action. pic.twitter.com/OQZPjvc07C
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) January 23, 2023
More on this story via Western Journal:
As Dowell was being arrested, “a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the public street causing traffic to come to a standstill,” the release said.
“While interfering with the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth,” the release said.
Dowell faces charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, destruction or injury of personal property and damage of property by graffiti/tagging, police said.
Police said a second protester was arrested about an hour later.
As noted by WHDH-TV, the Boston protest was in support of one in Atlanta during which left-wing demonstrators torched a police car and vandalized businesses.