FBI Arrests Rioter Accused Of Electroshocking Capitol Police Officer. According to the FBI indictment, Rodriguez is alleged to have shocked Officer Fanone six times on the back of his neck with a stun gun.
Rodriguez faces 8 counts in the indictment, according to court records. As a result, Rodriguez now faces twenty years in prison. Rodriguez was identified through a joint effort of Sedition Hunters and Huffington Post, with the judge citing their accumulated video evidence. Source: Los Angeles Times A Fontana man was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday on charges of assaulting a police officer during the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Thanks to @maddow (and @AliVelshi) for featuring our reporting on Daniel Rodriguez, the Trump fan who electroshocked D.C.
Police charged in Capitol riot reignite concerns of racism, extremism. WASHINGTON – Charges against police officers, public safety workers and military veterans in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol have reignited concerns among lawmakers and law enforcement officials about violent extremists infiltrating government agencies.
Out of 324 arrests in the Capitol riot so far, 43 are current or former first responders or military veterans, according to USA TODAY analysis. At least four police officers and three former officers face federal charges. Two have been fired, one resigned and one was suspended without pay. Each of the officers charged has either pleaded not guilty or not yet been arraigned. Judge blasts QAnon Shaman for ‘blatantly’ lying after he gets busted by video from the Capitol riot - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. During a recent interview with CBS News'60 Minutes, "QAnon shaman" Jacob Chansley claimed that the doors to the U.S.
Capitol on Jan. 6 were left open for the mob to enter. Now, a federal judge says Chansley "blatantly lied" in the interview after the court released two video debunking his claim, Law&Crime reports. The FBI Was Still Collecting Evidence Yesterday that Might Explain Brian Sicknick's Death. I want to make some observations about timing that may help to explain why the government wasn’t prepared to charge Julian Khater and George Tanios in Brian Sicknick’s death, if indeed they ever will be able to, when they arrested the men yesterday.
The investigation really seems to have come together in recent weeks and the FBI seems to have spent much of the last ten days investigating Tanios, who brought the substance Khater allegedly sprayed at Sicknick to the Capitol. The arrest affidavit suggests it would have been difficult to have IDed Khater (much less establish probable cause) without the footage from MPD Officer Chapman’s body camera. On the video, KHATER continues to talk animatedly with TANIOS. Cops arrest MAGA rioters who assaulted late Capitol officer Brian Sicknick - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. Two MAGA rioters have been arrested and charged with assaulting the late Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who died after being attacked by Trump supporters at the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol building.
The Washington Post reports that 32-year-old Pennsylvania resident Julian Elie Khater and 39-year-old West Virginia resident George Pierre Tanios were "arrested Sunday and are expected to appear in federal court Monday. " Police allege that they have video showing Khater discharging a cannister of bear spray into Sicknick's face during the January 6th riots. Khater and Tanios are facing a total of nine criminal counts, including charges of assaulting Sicknick and two other offices during the riots.
Proud Boys leader reveals feds met with him before violent rallies and provided him with tips: report - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. In a deep dive by the New York Times into the now-changing relationship between law enforcement officials and the extreme right-wing Proud Boys, one of the leaders of the group admitted that he exchanged information with federal authorities before their rallies that often turned violent.
According to the report, law enforcement officials for years have ignored the growing violence at Proud Boy rallies -- choosing instead to arrest their antagonists -- but things have changed since the Jan 6th riot when supporters of Donald Trump overran the Capitol and sent lawmakers fleeing for their lives. As the Times' David Kirkpatrick and Alan Feuer wrote of the Proud Boys, "The group's propensity for violence and extremism was no secret. According to Mike German, a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, he was surprised at the hands-off approach law enforcement took with the group. "They did not reach out to us," he stated. You can read more here. "They did not reach out to us," he stated. Capitol Rioter Charged For Allegedly Assaulting Officer, Burying Badge In His Backyard.
They don't come much dumber than this Capitol rioter.
Not only did he assault a police officer, steal multiple pieces of police equipment and his badge, but he kept the evidence. He also tried to take his service revolver. Officer Michael Fanone, you might remember, suffered a heart attack in the incident. "I Started the Fire:" DOJ Reveals Another Missed Advance Warning about January 6. In a motion laying out why accused insurrectionist Guy Reffitt is so dangerous he must be detained pre-trial, the government revealed that, in December, one of his family members (likely his son) contacted the FBI and warned them about Reffitt’s dangerous plans for legislators.
In late December 2020, one of Reffitt’s family members informed the FBI that Reffitt was “going to do some serious damage” related to federal legislators in Washington, D.C. At around the same time, Reffitt was bragging on a Telegram chat with fellow militia members that he was going to go to DC in “full battle rattle.” After FBI had received that warning, Reffitt put his AR-15 and a pistol into his car, and drove to DC from Texas promising to “drag those people out of the Capitol by their ankles” and install a new government. Thomas Caldwell's "Storming the Castle" Ploy Succeeds. Judge Amit Mehta just released Thomas Caldwell to home confinement in the Oath Keeper conspiracy case.
Caldwell’s attorney, David Fischer, made some easily rebuttable arguments about Caldwell’s honesty, which I’ll return to. Fischer also tried to convince Judge Mehta that Caldwell was operating out of a sincere belief that he was defending against Antifa, not arming against the US government; I’ll return to that too (Judge Mehta had no patience for that ploy). While Mehta did come away believing Caldwell had been more cooperative than prosecutors had suggested, that’s not why he released Caldwell. 'Hahah it was so fun': Unearthed messages reveal MAGA rioter's glee at deadly insurrection - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
Facebook messages unearthed by investigators show that a recently indicted Capitol rioter described the violence that left five people dead as "fun.
" As flagged by NBC 4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane, court filings revealed this week that 31-year-old Florida resident Corinne Montoni gleefully boasted to friends about taking part in the MAGA riots in a January 7th chat with a friend. "Hahah yeah it was so fun," she wrote. "But they did pepperspray us. " According to local news station WTSP, Montoni was arrested at her home in Lakeland, Florida and charged with several criminal offenses, including obstruction of an official proceeding; disorderly and disruptive conduct in restricted building or grounds; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
Additionally, reports local news station WFLA, Montoni posted messages on social media defending the riots as they were happening. "Hahah yeah it was so fun," she wrote. "Hahah yeah it was so fun," she wrote. REVEALED: DC officer sounded the alarm that Trump ordered supporters to the Capitol on January 6 - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. According to a report from the Associated Press, a federal officer emailed his colleagues on January 6th that Donald Trump was in the process of ordering attendees at his "Stop the Steal" rally to march to the U.S. Capitol. The email, which was obtained by the Associated Press, was sent just as Trump told the attendees to "fight like hell" to overturn the election result. The Federal Protective Service officer's email read, "POTUS is encouraging the protesters to march to capitol grounds and continue protesting there. " Over an hour later another email was sent out that stated, "CAPITOL HAS BEEN BREACHED.
How did the White House know the plan for the night of the insurrection? - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. The FBI Just Arrested a Trump Appointee for His Role in the Capitol Insurrection: Report. — from Alternet A former appointee of President Donald Trump was arrested on Thursday by the FBI for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to a new report from Politico. Federico Klein had worked in the State Department under the previous administration. It is not yet clear which charges led to his arrest. But Klein is the first person with a direct connection to the former president and his administration to be reported arrested in connection with the attack.
DHS Tracked Proud Boys Ahead Of Capitol Riot. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades For The Washington Post via Getty Images Members of the Proud Boys rallying in front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021 The day before a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, Homeland Security officials warned “domestic extremists” would be taking part in the pro-Trump rallies planned for Jan. 6. Authorities had been actively monitoring far-right groups like the Proud Boys as well as Facebook events with thousands of confirmed participants, some of whom explicitly outlined their plans to march on Congress and rally at the Capitol. In spite of that, leaders insisted there was no intelligence that federal facilities would be targeted, according to a cache of internal documents from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service.
Obtained by BuzzFeed News via FOIA. Capitol Rioter Texted ‘Moron’ To Ex Who Then Turned Him In. ‘It’s not fair!’ Capitol rioter who violated Pelosi’s office screams at judge over pretrial jailing - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. An Arkansas man who stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 and went viral after photos circulated showing him with his feet up on Nancy Pelosi's desk, appeared before a federal judge this Thursday for a status hearing.
According to NBC4 investigative reporter Scott MacFarlane, Barnett began "screaming" at attorneys and the judge, saying that it's "unfair" that he's been locked up "for a whole month. " 'QAnon Shaman' says he's innocent because he stopped Capitol attackers from 'stealing muffins' - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
The Capitol Riot: Documents You Should Read (Part 2) Washington, D.C., March 3, 2021 - Video evidence presented by House impeachment managers during Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial shows just how close the violent mob came to physically confronting Vice President Mike Pence and Senators Mitt Romney and Chuck Schumer, and includes footage of the mob rifling through congressional desks and offices. Capitol Hill Rioters Being Arrested After FBI Finds Them.
Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Imag. Capitol Hill Rioters' Defense Strategy: Condemn Trump. The Capitol Hill rioters would like us all to know they are very sorry and won’t do it again, pinky promise. Kuehne colon konold konold complaint affidavit. The New Recruits on the Front Line on January 6. In addition to adding six more people to the Oath Keeper conspiracy indictment originally charged against Jessica Watkins, DOJ added some new overt acts. Among others, it added training. Training and recruitment were always part of Watkins’ alleged actions: On November 9,2020, WATKINS, the self-described “C.O. [Commanding Officer] of the Ohio State Regular Militia,” sent text messages to a number of individuals who had expressed interest in joining the Ohio State Regular Militia. In these messages, WATKINS mentioned, among other things, that the militia had a weekJong “Basic Training class coming up in the beginning of January,” and WATKINS told one recruit, “l need you fighting fit by innaugeration.”
Police Officials Grapple With Truth About Insurrectionists In Their Ranks. American policymakers face a real conundrum when it comes to tackling the spread of right-wing extremism and its attendant terroristic violence, a problem that became self-evident amid the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and its aftermath: How can law enforcement effectively curtail the illegal activities of right-wing extremists when so many officers are themselves participants in these movements? Exposed: The Media Has Been Lying About The Capitol Protests – Issues & Insights.
US Capitol Police Uncover Seditious Helpers In Their Ranks. Dominic Pezzola Suspects the FBI's Cooperating Witness Is the Guy Who Recruited Him into the Proud Boys. A number of people are pointing to this motion to modify bond by Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola, the guy who helped kick off an insurrection by breaking the window of the Capitol with a stolen police shield, reporting either that Pezzola is bidding to plead out or that that the Proud Boys are turning on themselves. Both may be true. NAACP, Rep. Bennie Thompson sue Trump, Giuliani over Capitol riot. Senate Impeachment Trial: January 6 Video Montage. Video emerges showing Roger Stone flanked by right-wing militia group ahead of Capitol insurrection - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. A video has emerged showing former Trump confidant Roger Stone flanked by members of the right-wing militia group "Oath Keepers" on the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, ABC News reports. Kathy Griffin reports her MAGA bully to the FBI after seeing her at Capitol insurrection - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
Comedian Kathy Griffin is having the last laugh after one of her MAGA bullies was spotted at the Capitol insurrection. According to LGBTQ Nation, Danielle McCarty, a.k.a. Capitol suspect Jenny Cudd asks judge to leave US for Mexico vacation. Ohio Man Arrested By FBI, Wore Jacket With His Company's Name And Phone Number To Capitol Riot. More Fallout From The Stupid Coup. Text messages show top Trump campaign fundraiser's key role in planning the rally that preceded the siege - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.
Consequences for Thee, Not for Me. Spaz: More than Just a Thumb Drive [Updated] Capitol riot: Pipe bombs found on January 6 were placed the night before, FBI says. Geophysicist arrested for beating cop at Trump riot said he was "patting him on the back" Ashli Babbitt: New details reveal chaotic moments before shooting. Viral video renews interest in report Trump sons held pre-Capitol coup meeting to ‘pressure’ lawmakers - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. That’s All Folks! “Fight for Trump”: Video Evidence of Incitement at the Capitol. The Capitol Mob Was Only The Finale Of Trump’s Conspiracy To Overturn The Election. Some Key Gaps in the January 6 Story. News That Will Drive You to Drink. Zip-Tie Guy's Release on Bail Is Why Donald Trump Must Be Prosecuted. At Least Eight Trump Campaign Officials Helped Organize Jan. 6 Rally.
'Classified briefings' reveal the Capitol riot was 'much worse' than people realize: GOP congressman - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism. This Site Published Every Face From Parler's Capitol Riot Videos. Newly-elected GOP members deny giving 'reconnaissance tours before Capitol attack. Rep. Steve Cohen Confirms That Rep. Boebert Gave Tour Right Before Insurrection On The Capitol. Inside The Capitol Riot: What The Parler Videos Reveal. Trump Supporter Hilly Rae Clintock Suspected Of Inciting Riot At Capitol. A Reporter’s Footage from Inside the Capitol Siege. The Stupid Coup Continues. Unearthed Video From Parler Reveals A Different Angle Of The Standoff Between Capitol Rioters And Officer Eugene Goodman. WATCH: Shocking new video timeline of DC insurrection combines videos with 3D map - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism.