A lefty Texas “revolutionary” warned parents at a school board meeting that he would bring 1,000 “locked and loaded” allies next time to confront anyone questioning critical race theory, shocking videos show.
Malikk Austin — who previously wore military garb to a meeting, saying he was willing to “fight” for the divisive teaching method — raged directly at other parents who had raised concerns over CRT with the Fort Worth Independent School District board Tuesday, footage shows.
“How dare you come out … and talk about the things that my daddy and my grandparents went through,” Austin seethed at other parents in the livestreamed meeting.
“How dare you come up here and challenge me on critical race theory!” he told them, referring to the concept that racial inequities are inherent in and promoted by American institutions involving such things as law, banking and housing.
“We are not our ancestors,” he said, seemingly referring to his supporters as opposed to peaceful leaders of the civil rights movement.
“I’ve got over 1,000 soldiers ready to go. One thousand ready to go,” he warned.
When some people in the audience started to protest, Austin’s microphone was cut off — but he continued ranting, insisting he was exercising his “First Amendment rights.”
After a law enforcement officer came to the podium, Austin walked off — again warning, “Yeah, I’ll bring my soldiers with me next time.
“Yes I will. Locked and loaded. Locked and loaded,” he said before finally being led away, according to other footage from some in attendance.
An outraged mom, identified by Fox News as Hollie Plemmons, asked incredulously, “Locked and loaded? Did you just threaten me?”
Plemmons, a stay-at-home mother of three, later told Fox News, “Absolutely, it made me feel threatened.
“‘Locked’ means when you are putting your cartridge or your clip in, and ‘loaded’ means you have a bullet in the chamber,” she said.
“I’m scared, and I’m afraid he’s going to do something.”
Carlos Turcios, a young activist with the local Republican Party, described Austin as a “left-wing militia activist,” saying he “threatened all of us since we were criticizing the practice of CRT.”
“The parents did tell me they felt threatened by him,” Turcios told Fox News. “I felt threatened as well, since he is part of an armed group.”
Carol Guarneri, a grandmother, called the outburst “very frightening,” especially because Austin previously wore what she described as “tactical gear” at a meeting in August.
At that meeting, he said, “I am a revolutionary. You might kill the revolutionary, but you won’t kill the revolution.
“I’m not playing. We’re not gonna tolerate this. You come for our kids, you come for us,” he said, video online shows.
Austin repeated to Fox News that he was just using his “First Amendment rights” — and denied that his warning of “locked and loaded” soldiers was a threat.
“That’s a term I used when I coached football. It means, ‘Prepare and get ready,’ ” he claimed.
Fort Worth police told Fox News there were no reports of complaints over Austin’s words. The school board did not respond to the outlet’s request for comment.