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Old 09-10-2020, 07:10 AM
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Inside the privileged lives of protesters busted for rioting in Manhattan
By Gabrielle Fonrouge
September 9, 2020 | 8:35pm | Updated

The so-called revolutionaries who were busted for rioting at a New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally took a break from their yacht club lives and modeling careers to be a part of the mayhem.

The seven “comrades” — including wealthy Upper East Sider Clara Kraebber — had their mugshots tweeted out by the NYPD early Wednesday, days after their arrests for smashing storefront windows in the Flatiron District.

They were cuffed during a protest organized by the Panthers and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement groups condemning the death of Daniel Prude, who was killed while in custody of the Rochester Police Department in March.

Aside from Kraebber, the redhead daughter of an architect and a child psychiatrist with a second home in Connecticut, five of the others arrested appear to also come from privileged backgrounds — leading one police source to call their actions “the height of hypocrisy.”

Frank Fuhrmeister, 30, of Stuyvesant Heights, charged with rioting and possession of a graffiti instrument, is a freelance art director who’s designed ads for Joe Coffee and has also worked for Pepsi, Samsung and The Glenlivet, among other high-profile brands, his LinkedIn profile and portfolio show.

He studied fine arts with a concentration in photography at Florida State College in Jacksonville, according to his LinkedIn, and his most recent address is a stately home on Reed Island Drive in the city’s tony Beacon Hills and Harbour Neighborhood, public records show.

Calls to Fuhrmeister went unreturned.

Adi Sragovich, 20, is a student at Sarah Lawrence College from Great Neck, LI, according to police and her family.


Clara Kraebber (top left) and others arrested for Manhattan rioting
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The young activist lost her phone during the rowdy weekend protests and promptly called up her mother, who “made arrangements” to replace the cellphone right away, her mom told The Post.

“She hasn’t been terribly in touch, she’s been off doing her own thing,” said Sragovich’s mom, Susan Jacobowitz, an English professor at Queensborough Community College.

“I kept thinking I would get a call from the hospital or she’d get arrested because it seems like it’s just dangerous times right now,” Jacobowitz, who didn’t know her daughter was arrested, told The Post.

“At least she’s not on Rikers!” she said.

Before joining the protest, Sragovich was an accomplished musician who spent time performing in local theater groups and at the Sea Cliff Yacht Club, according to the Great Neck Record, which photographed her during a 2017 show.

The article quotes her teacher saying “how impressed she was” with Sragovich, who performed “from her extensive repertoire of jazz numbers.”

In 2018, while a senior at Great Neck High School, Sragovich organized a walkout at the school following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to The Island Now.

“It really invigorated me. I feel like my generation is finally coming into its moment,” Sragovich told the outlet at the time. “Unfortunately, that power comes from the fact we’re the ones being hunted and killed.”

Most recently, Sragovich in July was at Occupy City Hall, where she spent time fixing sandwiches and plastic bags of granola for breakfast, according to the New York Times, which interviewed her.

Sragovich has been charged with rioting and did not respond to a request for comment.

Claire Severine, 27, who lives in Washington Heights and was charged with rioting, appears to be a signed model with the We Speak agency who had the ability to jet among Montreal, Quebec and Dublin, Ireland, before settling in the Big Apple to “pursue a career in acting,” according to a modeling profile with the same name.

“Claire has always had a profound respect for nature and enjoys hiking, photographing these hikes, and trying to get other people excited about our wonderful planet!” her modeling profile gushes.

“She believes beauty can be found everywhere and in everybody, if you just look around.”

Severine, who lives on Audubon Avenue, could not be reached for comment.

Etkar Surette, a 27-year-old from Brooklyn who summered in Europe as a kid, is charged with rioting and possession of a graffiti instrument.

When approached for comment at his Prospect Park South apartment Wednesday, Surette barked, “I don’t want to talk to you. You can go away,” and slammed the door in a reporter’s face.

Elliot Rucka, a 20-year-old from Portland, Oregon, charged with rioting, is the son of famed comic book writers Greg Rucka and Jennifer Van Meter, according to his father’s online bio.

Greg penned the comic book series “The Old Guard,” which he then adapted for a Netflix film of the same name — and co-created the “Stumptown” comic series that ABC optioned into a TV show last year.

Calls to Rucka and his family went unreturned.
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Wealthy BLM protester’s notes reveal plan to occupy luxury NYC apartments
By Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
September 11, 2020 | 3:48pm | Updated

They can start with her place!

The wealthy young woman accused of rioting in Lower Manhattan cooked up plans to take over luxury apartments abandoned by “white flight” — and defend them by tossing bricks off rooftops, The Post has learned.

Clara Kraebber, whose parents own a $1.8 million co-op with river views on the Upper East Side, detailed her desire to build a “BLM [Black Lives matter] focused” network for “wealth re-distribution” in notes seized following her arrest last week, law enforcement sources said.

But in an ironic twist, The Post last week found Kraebber at her family’s second home: a 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom farmhouse that dates to 1730 and sits on nearly seven acres in rural Litchfield County, Conn.

At the time, she declined to discuss her alleged role in a window-smashing spree during a Black Lives Matter protest that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to at least five banks, two Starbucks coffee shops and a Duane Reade pharmacy.

Other tactics detailed in Kraebber’s notes include wearing “casual attire” before changing into black at the scene of a demonstration and monitoring police radio frequencies, sources said.

The dozens of hand-written pages also outline a “revolutionary strategy” that cites the murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky as inspiration, law-enforcement sources said.

“These are domestic terrorists looking to turn New York City into another Portland and Seattle,” said one source familiar with the writings.

“This is a planned conspiracy and the FBI should be investigating.”

Sources said cops found the notes following the Sept. 4 arrest of Kraebber, 20, whose since-deleted Facebook page identified her as a Rice University history major.

She’s among eight people charged with unleashing mayhem as demonstrators marching on Lafayette Street chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!”

The protest was sponsored by the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, but Kraebber and most of the others busted with her are white and come from privileged backgrounds.
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The Upper East Side building of Clara Kraebber.Matthew McDermott

Kraebber, the daughter of child psychiatrist and an architect, has a history as an anti-cop demonstrator that dates to at least 2014, when she joined a Manhattan rally to protest the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

“We don’t have much political power right now, being youths, but this is something we can do,” she told the New York Times at the time.

In her notes, Kraebber pointed to the “HUGE number of empty units” in “white flight apts, new luxury buildings” that and include the instruction to “study tactics of clearing buildings.”

There are repeated references to “scouts” to find vacant apartments and locksmiths to help break in, as well as the need to “prep for SWAT-style eviction efforts” through the use of movable “barricades” and “bricks on roofs as weapons,” sources said.

A page titled “Revolutionary Strategy” and dated Aug. 21 includes notes that say “Stalin — defend USSR at all costs” and “Trotsky — United front of all working class but don’t let capitalists in,” sources said.

There are repeated references to the Spanish Civil War, including an assertion that the failure of the Spanish revolution of 1936 was a “failure of leadership,” sources said.
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“Some think actual revolution will be lead by more deliberate leadership,” Kraebber wrote.

Kraebber also faulted the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, writing, “Minneapolis — lots of spontaneous radical energy but no leadership.”

Her notes contain multiple mentions of “Abolition Park” — or “AP” — which refer to the anti-cop encampment that activists set up outside City Hall during the recent battle to defund the NYPD, which resulted in a total $1.5 billion in cuts to its operating and capital budgets.

“All cops are bad because they work for a system that thrives off the oppression of marginalized communities. Asking ‘what about the ‘good’ cops?’ is like asking what about the good slave masters,” according to the Abolition Park website.

Although Kraebber supported then-US Rep Beto O’Rourke’s 2018 bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and donated $121 to the Rice Young Democrats PAC, her notes indicate that she’s abandoned mainstream liberal politics.

“Anyone who f–ks with Democrats can’t be leadership,” she wrote.

The discovery of Kraebber’s notes led the NYPD to warn cops in a Wednesday email that they could face future incidents during which anarchists blend in with peaceful protesters to incite violence before changing into all-black clothing, sources said.

The “Officer Safety Alert” also said that anarchists could listen in on police communications and stash rocks on rooftops to hurl at cops.

In addition, the NYPD said that the homes of police brass could be targeted, as could patrons of Upper West Side restaurants — as happened Saturday in Pittsburgh, where diners were subjected to profane insults and one demonstrator even swiped a drink off an outdoor table.

Following her arrest on charges of felony rioting and misdemeanor possession of graffiti instruments, Kraebber was released with a summons to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court on Dec. 3.

Kraebber’s case hasn’t been entered into online court records and it’s unclear if she’s hired a defense lawyer.

Calls to both of her homes weren’t answered and emails sent to her parents weren’t returned Friday.
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