Clay County man enters guilty plea to bomb charge

JACKSONVILLE – An Orange Park area man who was accused of planning a terrorist bombing plot online will not stand trial in federal court.

Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 22, of Orange Park, on Dec. 20 waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with attempted malicious damage and destruction by an explosive of a building, according to acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow.

Goldberg faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, with a 5-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

This is sad news. Joshua blogged here at BCF for a brief period of time and he was damn good at it. I knew him under his real name and also by his Twitter handle of Moon Metropolis. Noted for his online impersonations, well trolling, in the end he took things too far for reasons as yet unknown. I became aware of the dangerous turn he had taken when he was arrested and his Australi Witness identity exposed and wrote about it here. I was being played too, still it is a shame to see where he has ended up.

  • Did he lose his mind?

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Never go full 8chan/!

  • Watchman

    I feel sad for the guy, and plead that everyone here not do stupid stuff like that. There is no need to be a terrorist yourself: there is still opportunity to use the first two boxes in the three box strategy: Soap Box and Ballot Box before having to resort to the Ammunition Box as the final last resort.

    Could I ask that people also not make death threats against the enemies of civilization; justifiable self-defence is fine, but if you ever have to defend yourself in court it is not going to look good if the prosecution presents subpoenaed comments that have any of death threats that can be attributable to you. We really don’t want this blog to be full of death threats against any person as this will cause this blog to be censored and its reach limited.

    The most powerful weapon we have at the moment is the power for us to speak freely, to present facts and to convince others. Let’s not waste it on death threats or bomb threats.

  • rwg1949yt .

    You can only hide your true identity for so long.