Originally published October 20, 2020.
Two Antifa “protest buddies” have been charged for their alleged involvement in the plotting and execution of serious violent attacks on Seattle police at Antifa riots throughout September.
Danielle Elizabeth McMillan, a 29-year-old realtor, has been charged by King County prosecutors for attempted arson in the first degree, a Class A felony. She is accused of bringing a concealed firebomb to an Antifa black bloc riot outside the Seattle Police East Precinct on Sept. 1 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the area previously occupied by CHAZ. McMillan is alleged to have lit and thrown the incendiary device at the facility. The device failed to make it over the fence protecting the building and shattered on the ground.
McMillian’s alleged black bloc accomplice, 19-year-old Jacob Bennet Greenburg, is charged with felony first-degree attempted arson, felony first-degree assault and felony first-degree reckless burning in relation to three violent Antifa riots in September in the same neighborhood. He is the stepson of former Washington state lawmaker Laura Ruderman, who served in the 45th Legislative District as a Democrat from 1999–2005.
Greenburg is accused of successfully throwing a lit Molotov cocktail at the East Precinct on Sept. 1 shortly after McMillan’s failed attempt. The building was occupied by staff when it caught fire. The criminal complaint also accuses Greenburg of being the masked militant who bashed a Seattle Police officer on the head with a metal bat near the East Precinct on Sept. 23. The assault was captured on camera in a viral video. The officer’s helmet was cracked from the impact. Three days later, Greenburg allegedly returned to Capitol Hill at another Antifa riot where he was filmed squirting accelerant to grow a street fire.
The affidavit provides some of the clearest evidence of Seattle Antifa organizing using encrypted messaging applications like Signal and Telegram. Investigators seized two phones owned by Greenburg in late September which revealed a trove of alleged communications between him and McMillian showing the planning of terrorist attacks and the desire to kill law enforcement.
“At [Cal Anderson Park] I can meet you,” McMillan wrote to Greenburg on Sept. 1 before the riot. “What’s needed for the cocktail,” she asked.
He replied: “Gas, mid sized bottle, wicc, rag”
After the riot, they congratulated each other. They expressed a desire to memorialize the “direct action” with tattoos of Molotov cocktails and antifa symbols.
“Can we like pls slit every spd [Seattle Police Department] throat,” asked Greenburg. McMillan responded to him another time: “Thanks for being a good and loyal protest buddy.”
Further communications show they discussed launching a firebombing attack on the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild, gathering supplies and discussing how to destroy evidence.
In one chat thread, Greenburg bragged about firebombing the city’s juvenile detention facility. On July 25, antifa in multiple American cities organized riots in “solidarity” with the Youth Liberation Front in Portland, who were involved in mass nightly violence against officers guarding the federal courthouse. Greenburg wrote: “Oh I was also a part of the youth jail fires. Hell yea dude. That’s fucking awesome. I was the one who Molotov the east precinct and other then [sic] that I’ve broken windows for other people to do [direct actions] and I tag all over the place.”
In exchanges with McMillan on Sept. 24, Greenburg boasted about assaulting the officer on the head with a bat. “Very proud of you!” McMillan wrote. Greenburg responded, “Appreciate it. I’m proud too hehe. Wish he didn’t have a helmet on lol.” McMillan later asked him if he deleted their communications.
Beyond McMillan’s alleged violent Antifa activities, she has a long criminal record that includes convictions for assault, reckless driving, violation of a no-contact order and numerous drug-related offenses.
Over the weekend, real estate company Windermere announced McMillan was no longer employed with them.
Windermere tweeted: “Earlier today we were made aware that Danielle McMillan was arrested on charges of attempted arson on the Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct. Due to the alarming nature of the charges, Danielle was released from the office in Woodinville, WA where she was licensed.”
McMillan responded to her former employer on Twitter, writing: “Anyone can be ‘charged’ with anything. People can judge all they want; there are thousands of innocent people who have been sent to prison. I have enlisted representation and how people react due to allegations is on them.”
McMillan recently deleted or obscured all of her social media accounts. She previously used the name “@realtor_1990” on Twitter before now changing it to “@1158Garcia.” Her deleted Facebook and Instagram accounts used the name, “Realtor1312.” The numbers “1312” correspond to the antifa slogan, “ACAB”—all cops are bastards.
McMillan’s bail was set at $100,000, which was paid. She has been reached for comment. Greenburg’s bail is currently set at $750,000. He is still in the county jail.