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    As the world watched an insurrectionist mob storm the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, eagle-eyed observers noticed that a handful of frontline rioters wore near-identical lower-face masks depicting skeletal jaws contorted into what writer Talia Lavin calls a “vicious Cheshire grin.” In the days since that attempted coup, images have surfaced of more Capitol rioters, like alleged Nancy Pelosi laptop thief Riley Williams, wearing the same skull mask in other contexts. (Williams’ attorney, Lori Ulrich, told The Daily Beast that neither she nor her client would comment on this story.) These skeletal grins have also popped up at subsequent pro-Trump state house protests nationwide, and in the avatars of numerous openly far-right individuals on social media platforms like Twitter. Law enforcement officials, extremism experts, and even some mask wearers say these face coverings amount to “an aesthetic marker for those in the far-right culture,” as Cassie Miller, a research analyst...
    Officials from the Department of Justice may be considering not prosecuting every rioter who illegally breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, according to reporting by the Washington Post Saturday – a move that could prove controversial. The publication reported that the Justice Department is in the early stages of discussing this route, but Fox News could not reach the department to confirm the decision. PROSECUTORS SAY 'STRONG EVIDENCE' SHOWS CAPITOL RIOTERS WANTED TO 'CAPTURE AND ASSASSINATE' OFFICIALS Roughly 120 people have been charged with the storming of the Capitol earlier this month, though with hundreds of other pro-Trump supporters who charged the legislative building, federal prosecutors could be looking at years of pumping cases through the courts. Acting U.S. Attorney for District of Columbia Michael Sherwin vowed to "bring the most maximum charges we can based upon the conduct." "We're not going to keep anything out of our arsenal...
    Loading the player... Federal law enforcement officials are trying to decide whether they should forego charging some of the rioters that stormed the nation’s Capitol on Jan. 6. They’re concerned that the hundreds of cases could swamp the courthouse, The Washington Post reported. Justice Department officials have promised the public that they will leave no stone unturned in their effort to identify and arrest the individuals who illegally entered the Capitol that day, but behind closed doors, the officials are heartily debating whether charging them all is the best course of action. Read More: Almost 1 in 5 people charged for Capitol riots served in military Federal officials estimate that roughly 800 people poured into the building, and among them were a mix of behaviors that included people dressed for military battle, people moving in formation, people committing reckless vandalism, and people simply going with the flow of the...
    The U.S. Justice Department revealed charges this week against a Texas man who allegedly stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and threatened on social media to kill U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Prosecutors asked a judge on Friday to keep the man, Garret Miller, in jail ahead of a court appearance, according to court records. They revealed five criminal charges in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against Miller on Wednesday, including for making death threats and trespassing offenses. Images of social media posts allegedly authored by Miller, which appear to announce his trip to the Capitol and threaten the life of Ocasio-Cortez as well as a Capitol Police officer, are cited in the court filing. Prosecutors said Miller made numerous threatening remarks online, including one instance in which he commented "next time we bring the guns" on a Twitter video showing rioters exiting the Capitol....
    (CNN)Not all the Capitol rioters are riotous enough to stay in jail. But the question of which ones are has become one of the thorniest issues for courts to decide, more than two weeks after a pro-Donald Trump mob attacked the US Capitol.Four times so far, judges across the country have disagreed with the Justice Department's attempt to keep locked up alleged rioters who breached the Capitol on January 6. The latest ruling came Friday night in Tennessee, where a judge decided to release a man who's become known for the zip-tie-like restraints he carried and the black helmet and body armor he wore into the Senate chamber that day.At least three other alleged rioters whom judges said should be released still remain in custody, and will be brought to Washington, DC, according to court records. Investigation into US Capitol riot moves into more complicated phaseThe surprise recent decisions from...
    The mayor of Bellingham, Wash., reportedly had to be rushed out of City Hall on Friday morning after rioters apparently advocating for the homeless stormed the building. "It was unsettling," Mayor Seth Fleetwood, who remained undeterred about asking those in a homeless encampment outside of the building to move 25 feet away, told KIRO-TV of Seattle. "They banged on the door and we got word they had somehow broken it open and were entering, and I was advised to leave." He was taken out the back door to his car, the station reported. Fleetwood said he couldn’t help comparing it to the rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. MAN ACCUSED OF CARRYING TASER DURING CAPITOL ATTACK APPEARS IN COURT  The rioters also spray painted the outside of the building, the Bellingham Herald reported. This undated photo shows protesters outside of Bellingham's City Hall where a homeless encampment...
    (CNN)Brianna Davis was listening to a documentary of famous people reading the Declaration of Independence with her class when news broke of the riots at the US Capitol."We were listening to the words that built America" as she began getting alerts and seeing images of chaos in Washington DC, she told CNN.The history and government teacher at Rancho Campana high school in Camarillo, California had to cancel her class early, she said. She knew what was unfolding was historic in a way like nothing she had ever experienced in real-time with her students -- and she just didn't have the words to explain it to them. Feds briefed Bidens interim DOJ leaders on Capitol attack probe Davis and other history teachers across the country have faced a dilemma since January 6: How do you put a historical moment into context as it is happening and what does teaching history look...
    The MAGA mob that ransacked the United States Capitol came to Washington armed with more than just crazy conspiracy theories and a violent sense of entitlement. Scattered throughout over a hundred alleged rioters’ court cases are disturbing hints of the arsenal pro-Trump insurrectionists either brought along or had ready at home. FBI agents say they found a crossbow, assault rifles, knives, tasers, baseball bats, and even bear spray. Many of the weapons, strapped to suspects sporting military helmets and ballistic vests, were used to beat Capitol police and smash into congressional offices, prosecutors say. Others, like a cooler full of Molotov cocktails ingredients, fortunately never saw use. Welcome to Rabbit Hole, where we dive deep on the biggest story. It’s for Beast Inside members only. Join up today.Adam Rawnsleyadam.rawnsley@thedailybeast.comGot a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here.
    National Guard soldiers rest on cots in the Visitors Center of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Samuel Corum / Getty Images) Thirty-eight members of the U.S. Capitol Police force and about 150 National Guard members have tested positive for COVID-19 since responding to the deadly attack on the Capitol earlier this month, officials told CBS News. Gus Papathanasiou, the chairman of the union that represents Capitol police, told CBS News that cases have “spiked” since the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that brought the police in close quarters with the rioters. More than 25,000 National Guard troops were deployed to Washington, D.C., in the wake of the attack, and photos showed the guardsmen resting in close quarters inside the Capitol building. More than half of the guardsmen will return home in the coming days. Two congresswomen — Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Bonnie Watson Coleman...
    Rep. Andy Biggs could be in trouble in his suburban Phoenix House district in 2022 if voters there believe the Republican was associated with the insurrectionists who ransacked the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, according to a fresh poll. The survey from OH Predictive Insights, an Arizona firm, found that 70% of voters in Arizona's ruby-red 5th Congressional District support federal investigations into the violent siege of the Capitol committed by grassroots supporters of Donald Trump two weeks before the former president left office. What's more, 60% would want Biggs to resign if allegations that he assisted the rioters were proven true. “Voters across the CD5 spectrum were appalled by the actions of the rioters at the U.S. Capitol,” the organization's chief of research Mike Noble said in a memo released with the poll. “Andy Biggs may have to explain to his constituents whether he was involved in the...
    EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Tom Cotton is joining Rep. Ken Buck in introducing for the new Congress a bill to strengthen federal penalties for rioters in the wake of violence from the right at the Capitol and from the left in the West this month. Buck, R-Colo., first introduced the legislation, called the BRICKS Act, in November, following months of protests last year that often turned into riots. They started in the late spring and continued through the summer and into the fall before the presidential election. Buck at the time condemned "an unprecedented amount of violence from riots organized by Antifa and other radical leftist groups." But in the wake of a riot by a pro-Trump mob that interrupted the Jan. 6 certification of the presidential election results and forced hundreds of lawmakers and former Vice President Pence into hiding, Buck plans to bring the bill back for the new Congress and has Cotton, R-Ark., on board to introduce companion...
    "This is the worst (expletive) march I’ve ever attended!" one marcher yelled during a Portland, Ore., Inauguration Day protest that turned into a riot, according to a report. Some of the dozens of black-clad Antifa activists and anarchists who faced off against police and vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters with anti-Biden graffiti in the southeast part of the city Wednesday seemed to wonder exactly what the group's purpose was. "Who set this (expletive) up?" another marcher questioned over a megaphone as the disjointed protest got underway, OregonLive.com reported. "We don’t have leaders," was the reported answer. PORTLAND RIOTING AGAINST BIEN INAUGURATION LEADS TO CHARGES FOR 4, MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW Many of the rioters expressed their disdain for the police as well as the new president. A tweet on PNW Youth Liberation Front’s Twitter page advertised the inauguration day rally as "F--- THE STATE. F--- BIDEN. LANDBACK. F--- 12." As of early...
    Nearly one in five of the pro-Trump rioters charged in the Capitol siege earlier this month have either served or are still serving in the military, a new report has revealed. A violent mob of MAGA supporters descended on the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6 as Congress convened to certify the results of the Electoral College. Five people died amid the chaos, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt who was shot dead as she attempted to leap over a barricade. So far, around 140 people have been arrested and charged in connection with the insurrection. According to analysis conducted by NPR, 27 of those suspects - or nearly 20 percent - have served or are currently serving in the military, records show. To put that number into perspective, only around seven percent of all American adults are military veterans, data from the US Census Bureau indicates. So...
            by Andrew Trunsky  Riots broke out in Seattle and Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night after demonstrators clashed with police and vandalized a Democratic Party office. People dressed in all black shattered windows and the glass door to the Oregon Democratic Party’s office in Portland, according to The New York Times, vandalizing it with spray paint and posting a video to social media, saying that their actions were in response to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. In Seattle, police said that several buildings were vandalized. “We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” a banner read. Democratic Party Oregon Headquarters damaged during Biden inauguration protest pic.twitter.com/TYRbTDEb0A — Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) January 20, 2021 Biden, who became the 46th president on Wednesday, has long denounced all the violence witnessed over the past year, from riots seen over the summer to the Capitol riot on Jan....
    Eight Antifa rioters accused of smashing windows at Portland's Democratic Party headquarters hours after President Joe Biden was sworn in have had their faces published in their arrest mugshots together with the weapons they used during the assault.  24-year-old Jovanni Garcia of Beaverton, Oregon, 25-year-old Justin Bowen of Portland, Oregon, 20-year-old Andre Marks of Vancouver, Washington, 26-year-old Christopher Lundrigan of Portland, 22-year-old Theodore Matthee-O'Brien of Portland, 26-year-old Trevor Colter and 44-year-old Gregg Ian Tully of Portland all face a variety of charges from reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting a peace officer.  Out of the eight apprehended, four had already been arrested during 2020's Antifa's riots. 24-year-old Jovanni Garcia of Beaverton, Oregon, 25-year-old Justin Bowen of Portland, Oregon, 20-year-old Andre Marks of Vancouver, Washington, 26-year-old Christopher Lundrigan of Portland, 22-year-old Theodore Matthee-O'Brien of Portland, 26-year-old Trevor Colter and 44-year-old Gregg Ian Tully of Portland all face a variety of...
    Antifa militants upset over President Joe Biden's inauguration damaged a number of businesses during a chaotic night in Seattle, including the first Starbucks, a tourist attraction that draws coffee lovers to the historic site.  Videos posted to social media showed crowds of protesters marching through the city voicing disdain for Biden, who took his oath of office hours earlier and implored the nation to come together. Police made three arrests for crimes that included burglary, assault and property damage.  The first Starbucks location was damaged during an anti-Biden protest in Seattle on Wednesday. (Seattle Police Department ) The left-wing militants vandalized numerous buildings, used smoke canisters and moved objects into the roadway to create barriers, authorities said. At one point, a group dressed in all black set a large American flag ablaze and smashed several windows.  The damage included Starbucks first location, which opened in 1971 on Pike Place. Starbucks declined to comment on the matter.  Images...
    Demonstrators marching Wednesday night through downtown Seattle damaged the storefront of the original Starbucks coffee shop in Pike Place Market.  Video showed several individuals dressed in all-black approach the storefront around 7:15 p.m. and begin smashing windows, according to local outlet KOMO News. The individuals were reportedly part of a demonstration that began in the afternoon against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, President Joe Biden and law enforcement.  The original Starbucks. A tourist favorite. I can’t be the only one completely mind boggled that Seattle’s elected leaders LITERALLY DO NOT CARE ABOUT ANY OF THIS. They genuinely do not. https://t.co/SYNcwwepy9 — Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) January 21, 2021 The group reportedly consisted of several dozen people and marched through the city for several hours before assaulting the nearly 50-year-old coffee shop, which is a frequent tourist stop for fans of the now-iconic coffee brand. (RELATED: Pelosi Says Members Of Congress Who...
    A Christian Orthodox priest in Ohio has been suspended from his duties for three months for attending the 'Save America' rally just before dozens of rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6.  According to the website of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the Midwest, archpriest Mark Hodges was 'suspended from all priestly functions'. The suspension for Hodges, who is affiliated with St Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church in Greene County’s Sugarcreek Twp, Ohio, took effect on January 12.  Orthodox archpriest, Mark Hodges (left, and right at the 'Save America' rally), has been suspended from his duties for three months for attending the rally just before dozens of rioters stormed the Capitol on January 6 His suspension came after it was revealed that he had attended the rally to 'stop the steal' of the election and prevent Joe Biden from becoming the 46th president of the US. ...
    Bradley Cortright January 21, 2021 0 Comments House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says former President Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the riot at the U.S. Capitol. However, he does not believe the former president “provoked” the mob to storm the building.  During a press conference on Thursday, a reporter noted that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Trump “provoked” the rioters to storm the Capitol and asked McCarthy if he shares the same sentiment. “I don’t believe he provoked if you listen to what he said at the rally,” the California lawmaker responded. Watch the video below: .@GOPLeader on if President Trump provoked the attack on the Capitol: "I don’t believe he provoked if you listen to what he said at the rally." pic.twitter.com/vtQ64UzyRq— CSPAN (@cspan) January 21, 2021 A mob of violent Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, leaving at least five dead and interrupting proceedings meant to certify the...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said again Thursday that any members of Congress who provided aide or encouraged rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 will be prosecuted. In Pelosi’s weekly press conference, she doubled down on her comments that Congressional members may be prosecuted if they helped the Capitol rioters, saying they will be examining the evidence and that there will be prosecutions if any members of Congress “aided and abetted” the rioters. “Everything has to be based on evidence and that remains to be seen,” Pelosi said. “There will be prosecution if they aided and abetted an insurrection in which people died.” WATCH:  Speaker Pelosi on House lawmaker involvement in the 1/6 Capitol insurrection: “Everything has to be based on evidence … There will be prosecution, if they aided and abetted an insurrection in which people died.” pic.twitter.com/OxtZLBAomy — The Recount (@therecount) January 21, 2021...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Thursday reiterated his call for a bipartisan commission to investigate allegations that members of his chamber contributed to the unrest that took place on Jan. 6. “Any member who participated in breaking the law or rioting that way … I think anybody should be held to account in that process,” McCarthy said at a press conference with reporters, responding to a question about the issue. “I don’t know of any member that has done that. This is why I called for, last week, after this happened, a bipartisan commission. We should get to the bottom of this.” Democrats, including Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) have accused Republicans of helping those who breached the Capitol this month. Cohen claimed Monday that he saw Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) providing a tour to a large group before the incident, though Boebert denied that she provided any tours that week....
    Riots broke out in Seattle and Portland, Oregon on Wednesday night after demonstrators clashed with police and vandalized a Democratic Party office. People dressed in all black shattered windows and the glass door to the Oregon Democratic Party’s office in Portland, according to The New York Times, vandalizing it with spray paint and posting a video to social media, saying that their actions were in response to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. In Seattle, police said that several buildings were vandalized. “We don’t want Biden. We want revenge for police murders, imperialist wars, and fascist massacres,” a banner read. Democratic Party Oregon Headquarters damaged during Biden inauguration protest pic.twitter.com/TYRbTDEb0A — Zane Sparling (@PDXzane) January 20, 2021 Biden, who became the 46th president on Wednesday, has long denounced all the violence witnessed over the past year, from riots seen over the summer to the Capitol riot on Jan....
    Sen. Tom Cotton said Wednesday that renewed Antifa riots in Portland and Seattle - following the inauguration of President Joe Biden - prove the point he made over the summer that force is needed to maintain law and order.  Cotton, R-Ark., said he remembers the media and Democrats blaming former President Donald Trump for Antifa violence in Democrat-run cities just a few months ago. Speaking on "Fox & Friends," he said that no matter what side a violent mob is on, they must be put down with force, whether it's Antifa or the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  SEATTLE PROTESTERS OPPOSE BIDEN AND POLICE, VANDALIZE BUILDINGS, CAUSE OTHER DAMAGE: REPORTS SEN. TOM COTTON: I remember the media and Democrats blaming all this Antifa violence on Donald Trump. Yet here we have Joe Biden in the White House and Antifa is still rampaging in the streets of Seattle and Portland and Denver. It...
    Washington (CNN)The unprecedented images spoke for themselves, but as prosecutors start filing criminal charges against pro-Trump rioters who attacked the US Capitol, new evidence is emerging of the horrifying scenes police officers faced while fighting for their lives that day. Body camera footage from DC police, testimony from law enforcement officers and social media posts from rioters all chronicled in federal court documents are painting a fuller picture of the hand-to-hand combat between law enforcement and supporters of former President Donald Trump during the violent insurrection that he incited on January 6. Officers were beaten with whatever the rioters had with them, according to court documents, including an American flag and a fire extinguisher. Scuffles near broken glass led to scrapes and bruises. Some rioters threw punches, while others hurled verbal insults at police. One US Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, was killed during the melee. More than 100 other...
    Adam J. Dewey/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press) Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by ProPublica. The gallery in the Idaho House was restricted to limited seating on the first day of a special session in late August. Lawmakers wanted space to socially distance as they considered issues related to the pandemic and the November election. But maskless protesters shoved their way past Idaho State Police troopers and security guards, broke through a glass door and demanded entry. They were confronted by House Speaker Scott Bedke, a Republican. He decided to let them in and fill the gallery. “You guys are going to police yourselves up there, and you’re going to act like good citizens,” he told the invaders, according to a YouTube video of the incident. “I just...
    The FBI has released its latest poster of suspected Capitol rioters, looking for the public's help in identifying the suspects. The FBI released the poster on Twitter late on Wednesday afternoon, imploring the public to assist in their search for the rioters. The tweet read, 'The #FBI has updated our website with more photos of individuals who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and assaulted federal law enforcement officers. Submit tips to help us identify them at fbi.gov/USCapitol. @FBIWFO.'  The tweet also included a link to the FBI's website with more details about its search for these particular suspects.  The FBI's latest wanted poster for the Capitol riot features ten new faces they're looking for 'The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building and assaulted federal law enforcement...
    The FBI released a new wanted poster Wednesday featuring the photos of 10 more suspects allegedly tied to the deadly Capitol Building riots. "ASSAULT ON FEDERAL OFFICERS AND VIOLENCE AT THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL," the feds wrote above the men’s headshots. The snaps included one guy in a wacky outfit of blue gloves with white stars, a blue and white tie and red white and blue cape — with a white and gold hat on. JOSEPH BIGGS, SELF-DESCRIBED PROUD BOYS 'ORGANIZER,' CHARGED AND ARRESTED IN FLORIDA Another suspect had a tan helmet on his head. The federal bureau urged people to send in tips to its website to help identify the men. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP More than 100 people have been arrested in the violence so far, the feds have said. On Tuesday, the FBI released a wanted poster for seven men. It has previously released other posters of suspects,...
    More On: capitol riot See it: The moment FBI agents swarm heavily armed Capitol rioter Pray for our second Catholic president and other commentary FBI releases new wanted poster of suspected Capitol rioters Rioters arrested in New York crushed cop and brought guns to Capitol, feds say Nineteen members of the US Capitol Police force have tested positive for the coronavirus — two weeks after a mostly maskless mob stormed the Capitol, according to a report. The infected officers were quarantining at home as of Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported, citing an official familiar with staffing issues. Other members of the force were also being sent home after they were found to have been exposed to the virus through contact tracing, the report said. The cases come after pro-Trump rioters, few of whom were wearing masks, attacked the Capitol. Its unknown if the infections are related to the Jan. 6...
    Two men arrested in New York in connection with the US Capitol siege include the protester who allegedly crushed a cop behind a door and an Upper East Side resident who brought a small arsenal to the riot, federal prosecutors said. Patrick Edward McCaughey, of Connecticut, was identified by the FBI as the culprit seen on a viral video pushing a plastic shield against DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges, who he cries out in pain, during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In a separate criminal complaint, federal prosecutors accuse New York City resident Samuel Fisher of showing up at the riot with several guns — including a rifle — and a bulletproof vest, the document shows. Federal prosecutors accuse New York City resident Samuel Fisher of showing up at the riot with several guns — including a rifle — and a bulletproof vest.DOJ Fisher and McCaughey were both...
    More On: capitol hill attack Heavily armed Virginia man arrested near US Capitol Armed protesters gather at Michigan state capitol Officers doused with bear mace, feared for their lives during Capitol siege At ease! National Guard says thanks for donations, but troops just napping Two men arrested in New York in connection with the US Capitol siege include the protester who allegedly crushed a cop behind a door and an Upper East Side resident who brought a small arsenal to the riot, federal prosecutors said. Patrick Edward McCaughey, of Connecticut, was identified by the FBI as the culprit seen on a viral video pushing a plastic shield against DC Police Officer Daniel Hodges as he cries out in pain during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. In a separate criminal complaint, federal prosecutors accuse New York City resident Samuel Fisher of showing up at the riot with several...
    The Justice Department announced that it had arrested the man allegedly seen in a viral video using a stolen riot shield to pin and help crush a police officer in a doorway as a large mob attempted to break through the police line and storm the U.S. Capitol. Patrick McCaughey was charged with “assaulting, resisting, or impeding” police officers and with civil disorder, unlawful entry to Capitol grounds, and violent and disorderly conduct. He was arrested in New York on Tuesday and charged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for “assaulting an officer during the breach of the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021,” after he was reportedly seen on video pinning Metropolitan Police Department Officer Daniel Hodges with a clear police riot shield while the officer's mask was ripped off, his face was bloodied, his baton was stolen, and he cried out...
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man seen in a widely viewed video pinning an officer with a riot shield during the attack on the U.S. Capitol has been charged with assaulting police officers, federal authorities said Wednesday. Patrick McCaughey III, 23, of Ridgefield, was arrested Tuesday in South Salem, New York, on charges including assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, violent entry or disorderly conduct, and entering a restricted building or grounds. McCaughey was scheduled to appear in a federal court in New York City on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer would could respond to the allegations. A message seeking comment was left at a phone listing for McCaughey. Federal authorities said McCaughey struck several police officers with a clear, plastic riot shield inside the Capitol. Authorities said he also used the shield to pin Officer Daniel Hodges of the Metropolitan Police Department against...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer, that diverted the angry mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Goodman went viral after a video from the U.S. Capitol riots showed him distracting the rioters away from the Senate chamber and into an area with more police officers. He was alone and armed with a baton. Since then Goodman got a promotion as the acting deputy Senate Sergeant at Arms. Goodman, an Army veteran who is from Maryland, has been praised...
    A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection to the violent assault of a police officer during the deadly pro-Trump Capitol Hill riot on Wednesday, Jan. 6 that was captured on video and shown repeatedly throughout the world. Patrick Edward McCaughey III, age 23, of Ridgefield, "knowingly and willfully joined a crowd of individuals who forcibly entered the grounds of the United States Capitol and impeded, disrupted, and disturbed the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate," according to a complaint by Federal authorities. After Metro Police shared images of a suspect wanted in connection to the incident, two tipsters directed authorities to McCaughey. McCaughey was charged with: Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; Restricted building or grounds;  Civil disorder;  Violent entry or disorderly conduct. Officer Daniel Hodges, of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was working his...
    A Connecticut man was charged Wednesday for allegedly pinning a police officer against a doorway with a riot shield during the Capitol insurrection. Patrick Edward McCaughey III, 23, was charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees, civil disorder, and violent entry or disorderly conduct for his role in the insurrection, according to the Department of Justice. He’s among hundreds of rioters who have been charged since Jan. 6, including a Texas real-estate agent who flew to the nation’s capital on a private plane and several members of far-right extremist groups. Prosecutors allege McCaughey was among a large group of rioters who attempted to break through a line of uniformed law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 to break into the Capitol through the lower west terrace door. “Unidentified rioters can also be overheard planning and implementing a rotation of rioters to have the ‘fresh’ rioters up...
    A Connecticut man who was captured using a police shield to pin a Washington D.C. police officer against a doorway as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday.  Patrick Edward McCaughey, of Ridgefield, was taken into custody Tuesday night and charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees; civil disorder; entering a restricted building or grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct. He was scheduled to appear in a New York federal court Wednesday.  A video of the Jan. 6 incident appeared to show McCaughey at the front of a large group of supporters of former President Donald Trump attempting to break through a line of uniformed police officers trying to prevent rioters from entering the lower west terrace door of the Capitol. BIDEN, 78, BECOMES OLDEST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY Patrick Edward McCaughey was arrested and charged in connection with using a police shield to...
    By Harmeet Kaur | CNN Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. The Capitol Police officer’s courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN’s Jeff Zeleny reported. Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capitol Hill attack, video showed him leading a mob of Trump supporters in the opposite direction of the Senate chambers. At the time, lawmakers were still debating an objection to Arizona’s Electoral College vote count. In footage captured by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, Goodman could be seen being chased up a Capitol staircase by the mob. When he reached a landing, he looked to his left, where...
    Hero Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who led a MAGA mob away from the Senate chamber during the January 6 siege, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris on Inauguration Day.   Goodman, 40, has been promoted to Acting Deputy House Sergeant-at-Arms and just two weeks after the violent riot where he potentially saved lives, he was welcomed to the inaugural ceremony with a round of applause. On Wednesday he escorted Harris as a part of his new duties and was seen trailing behind her in a camel-colored coat and blue scarf, as she was sworn in as Vice President of the United States, making history as the nation’s first of black and South Asian descent. A day after the riotm Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the previous House Sergeant-at-Arms, Paul D. Irving, was resigning in the wake of the massive security breach. Hero Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer, that diverted the angry mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman arrives at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Goodman went viral after a video from the U.S. Capitol riots showed him distracting the rioters away from the Senate chamber and into an area with more police officers. He was alone and armed with a baton. RELATED STORIES: Inauguration 2021: President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris Sworn Into Office Maryland, US Lawmakers Recognize Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman For...
    More On: Inauguration 2021 Garth Brooks brings twang to ‘Amazing Grace’ at Inauguration 2021 #NotMyPresident trends during inauguration ‘Judge Jeannine’s husband gets one of the final Trump pardons Jennifer Lopez — and her ring — dazzle during Biden’s Inauguration Day The Capitol cop praised for leading rioters away from Senators during the Jan. 6 siege was given a hero’s welcome Tuesday as he escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. Officer Eugene Goodman — who was seen on viral video distracting rioters so they chased him away from an open Senate door — was honored with the title of acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms for Tuesday’s historic occasion. He was greeted with a huge cheer and applause as he walked out in a brown overcoat ahead of Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, after escorting her down the interior Capitol steps. The black officer was hailed for his role...
    Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman, who risked his life to protect members of Congress when a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the building on January 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration. Goodman also got a promotion: He is now the acting deputy Senate Sergeant at Arms.  Goodman was alone guarding the Senate chamber when he stood up to the mob that tried to enter. .  Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021 Goodman, an Army veteran, has been praised for his bravery during the attack, and several congressional members want to award him for his actions with a Congressional Gold Medal. Those who introduced the bipartisan bill, including Representatives Charlie Crist (D-Florida), Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri) and Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina), have said that...
    (CNN)Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.The Capitol Police officer's courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday when he escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony. He was there in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms, CNN's Jeff Zeleny reported.Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate during the January 6 insurrection, escorts Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony.Goodman became the face of resistance to the insurrection when shortly after the Capitol Hill attack, video showed him leading a mob of Trump supporters in the opposite direction of the Senate chambers. At the time, lawmakers were still debating an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote count.In footage captured by Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic, Goodman could be seen being chased up a...
    Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman escorted Vice President Kamala Harris into the Capitol building Wednesday ahead of the inauguration ceremony.  Goodman, who was been promoted to acting deputy House sergeant at arms, will also be by Harris' side as she stands with Joe Biden for his swearing-in as president on Wednesday. CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER EUGENE GOODMAN SHOULD BE AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL, LAWMAKERS SAY IN RESOLUTION Goodman was lauded as a hero, and Congress is considering giving him a gold medal after photographs emerged of him holding off a crowd of pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6.  The mob stormed through the halls of the Capitol after breaching security just as lawmakers were meeting in a joint session to certify the results of the presidential election for Biden.  Goodman led the group of rioters away from the Senate chambers and toward other officers to prevent them from harming anyone inside the...
    The U.S. Capitol Police officer who potentially saved the lives of legislators with his quick thinking during the Capitol riot earlier this month escorted Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to the inauguration. Following officer Eugene Goodman’s actions as the mob descended upon the Capitol, he was promoted to acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms, and in that capacity, is a part of the official escorts staying with Harris on her way to the platform outside the Capitol where she will be sworn-in, according to multiple reports. He was greeted with cheers as he entered the inauguration area, walking ahead of Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff. Goodman, as the mob breached the Capitol while Congress sought to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victory, led a group of rioters away from the unguarded and not yet locked doors of the Senate chamber. In doing so, he provided lawmakers with additional time to get...
    WASHINGTON -- A Capitol police officer hailed as a hero for his actions during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol accompanied Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the inauguration in Washington on Wednesday.Officer Eugene Goodman confronted the insurrectionists and led them away from Senate chambers moments after Vice President Mike Pence was escorted from the Senate chamber as the rioters stormed the Capitol.EMBED More News Videos U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman will escort Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the inauguration. Goodman is a Black man and was facing an overwhelmingly white mob.SEE ALSO: Bipartisan bill would honor officer who fended off rioters during Capitol siegeEMBED More News VideosThe bipartisan bill introduced would honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who served with the XVII Airborne Corps, with the Congressional Gold Medal. He is the only officer seen for a full minute on widely circulated footage captured by a news...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Several Texans and others arrested for rioting and storming the gates at U.S. Capitol were among those holding out hope that President Donald Trump would have used some of his last hours in office to grant them a full pardon. Longtime advisers to Trump reportedly urged him against such a move but the rioters contend their argument is compelling: They went to the Capitol to support Trump, and now that they are facing charges carrying up to 20 years in prison, it’s time for Trump to support them. “I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do,” said Jenna Ryan, a Dallas-area real-estate agent who took a private jet to the January 6 rally and...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Kaiser vaccine plan adding to chaos Re. “‘Chaos’ as vaccine promises fall short,” Page A1, Jan. 16 : I am a Kaiser member and strong Kaiser supporter. The mass vaccination of the community for COVID-19 presented an opportunity for Kaiser to shine. When Kaiser finished vaccinating health care workers, I assumed Kaiser would have contacted its members by age group and allowed treating physicians to prioritize vaccinations of their most vulnerable patients. Instead, Kaiser placed the responsibility on patients to call and set their own appointments. Patients age 65 and older have flooded Kaiser’s phone system. As a result, Kaiser has created a competition among members to be vaccinated. Those most elderly and vulnerable to dying if they become infected are losing out. I appreciate Kaiser does not have enough vaccine doses but I am...
    Lady Gaga, who is scheduled to sing the national anthem during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony Wednesday, said she hopes it will be a "day of peace for all Americans."Fast Facts More than 20,000 National Guard troops have deployed to Washington, D.C. to secure the inauguration nearly two weeks after  rioters breached the U.S. Capitol Officials have made dozens of arrests following the riot  "A day for love, not hatred," she wrote on her Twitter account. "A day for acceptance not fear. A day for dreaming of our future joy as a country. A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls." More than 20,000 National Guard troops have deployed to Washington, D.C., to secure the inauguration nearly two weeks after rioters breached the U.S. Capitol while lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College results and potential threats of violence leading up to the transfer of power.  Other...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Images of the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct, surrounded and taken over by rioters, was seen around the world last June. The building was destroyed during the unrest, days after George Floyd died while in police custody on Memorial Day. Third Precinct resident Rebecca Ditsch says the destruction has had an undeniable impact on the community. “When an institution, especially one as fraught as that, burns down or is destroyed, there’s a lot of emotion and feelings around that police precinct,” Ditsch said. Officers moved to a temporary location — the Minneapolis Convention Center. And now, its officers have moved again to what’s known as the City of Lakes Building, a recently-vacated space about a block from City Hall in downtown. Deputy Chief of Patrol Erick Fors admits it’s still not ideal, and says the goal is to be in the community the Third Precinct...
    By Jake Bleiberg and Jim Mustian | Associated Press In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full and complete pardon. Longtime advisers to Trump are urging him against such a move but the rioters contend their argument is compelling: They went to the Capitol to support Trump, and now that they are facing charges carrying up to 20 years in prison, it’s time for Trump to support them. “I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do,” said Jenna Ryan, a Dallas-area real-estate agent...
    In what could be the longest of legal long shots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full and complete pardon. Longtime advisers to Trump are urging him against such a move but the rioters contend their argument is compelling: They went to the Capitol to support Trump, and now that they are facing charges carrying up to 20 years in prison, it’s time for Trump to support them. “I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there. So I was doing what he asked us to do,” said Jenna Ryan, a Dallas-area real-estate agent who took a private jet to the Jan. 6 rally...
    They went to the Capitol to support Trump, they say, and now it's time for Trump to support them. In what could be the longest of legal longshots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant the rioters a full and complete pardon. Longtime advisers to Trump are urging him against such a move, but the rioters contend their argument is compelling: They went to the Capitol to support Trump, and now that they are facing charges carrying up to 20 years in prison, it's time for Trump to support them. "I feel like I was basically following my president. I was following what we were called to do. He asked us to fly there. He asked us to be there....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday spoke about the major breach that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, stating that the mob was “fed lies” and “provoked” by President Trump, as well as others. Speaking on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said that the “mob was fed lies” and “provoked by the president and other powerful people” — effectively echoing the claims made by his Democrat colleagues, who accuse Trump of inciting the chaos that descended upon the Capitol that day. “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like,” the Kentucky Republican said. “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the...
    (CNN)As I watched the attack on our nation's Capitol, my heart broke and I was so incredibly angry. But this isn't about one day of events. When I watched the people storming the Capitol, parroting talking points they have heard ceaselessly on social media feeds for months, their words matched the themes that I repeatedly saw during my 10 years working in counterterrorism at the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.I was an all-source analyst, which meant I spent my days reading hundreds of intelligence reports trying to understand how al Qaeda, and eventually ISIS and al-Shabab, planned their attacks and how they recruited, radicalized and retained supporters. Themes kept emerging. Recruitment messages were ones of strength that landed so well for people who felt they had no power. They offered a way to belong for people who felt like they were...
    Federal conspiracy charges were filed against three who allegedly participated at the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Prosecutors allege that the three people, who appear to belong to a militia group, acted in an “organized and practiced fashion” and suggested gassing people who were evacuated from the building taking shelter in the tunnels, The WSJ reported. When officials searched the residence of one of the accused, they found instructions on how to create explosives using bleach. The three people were allegedly with a group who attempted to enter through doors between the House and Senate chambers, according to The WSJ. The group was reportedly seen on video with eight to 10 other people who were wearing helmets, tactical vests and clothing with various symbols and colors known to represent the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group. Oath Keepers militia members arrested for role in...
    Republican New York Rep. Tom Reed said Tuesday that Republicans need to “isolate and purge” people who took part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol “from our Republican ranks.” Reed appeared on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” and was asked by host Chuck Todd if the Republican Party could “move away from” President Donald Trump without losing the constituents in his district, “a majority” of whom Todd said voted for Trump. “I absolutely do believe that Chuck, and we have had numerous conversations about it and let me be clear, I am a bipartisan member here in Congress,” Reed began. “I co-founded the Problem Solvers Caucus. I’m a Republican who’s a proud Republican. I was one of the first eight to endorse President Trump.” Reed went on to say that he disagreed with Trumps “style” and the “rhetoric” he used Jan. 6, which allegedly incited the storming of the Capitol....
    Gina Bisignano A somewhat well-known beautician from Beverly Hills has been charged with several crimes for her role in the D.C. insurrection of Jan. 6. Gina Bisignano was among rioters who were fighting with cops, urged on the other rioters, entered the Capitol Building in at least two locations, and encouraged others to get in as well, says the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the affidavit, a video showed her speaking into a bullhorn saying, “We the people are not going to take it any more,” later stating, “You are not going to take away our votes.” Supporters of President Donald Trump raided the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 after POTUS continued to lie at a rally that he actually won the 2020 presidential election by a landslide, and that it was being stolen from him and handed to Joe Biden. “You are not going to take away our votes,” Bisignano...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — The FBI continues to release photos of suspects from the U.S. Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021. On Tuesday, the FBI tweeted 40 new pictures of people who were seen near or in the Capitol when a violent mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the building. The #FBI is still seeking to identify individuals who instigated violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Weve updated some posters with better photos of unidentified individuals. Please take another look at https://t.co/jZCuCR5get, and submit tips to https://t.co/buMd8vYXzH. pic.twitter.com/NuZDJzm8T8 — FBI (@FBI) January 19, 2021 RELATED STORIES: FBI Seeks Identities Of More People Photographed At US Capitol Riots (Jan. 14) FBI Continues To Seek Public’s Help To Identify More Pro-Trump Rioters Who Rushed U.S. Capitol (Jan. 11) Reward Offered As FBI, DC Police Seek Public’s Help To Identify Pro-Trump Rioters Who Rushed U.S. Capitol (Jan. 8) The...
    Nearly 3,000 travelers in the United States have been placed on no-fly lists by private airlines. A total of 2,845 people have been barred from using at least one major carrier, Fox News found, citing data from airlines themselves. Delta had over 880 prohibited passengers, Frontier (over 500) and United (approximately 615), among others. The companies bar certain passengers for unruly behavior and disregarding crew member instructions. Federal authorities have also begun considering adding rioters who participated in the Jan. 6 siege on the Capitol to a government no-fly list. “As for the no-fly list, we look at all tools and techniques we can possibly use within the FBI, and that’s something that we are actively looking at,” FBI Washington Field Office Assistant Director in Charge Steven D’Antuono said in a news conference. The FBI's Terrorist Screening Center is the only agency that can make a...
    Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Asked to address the men who rifled through his desk during unrest in Washington, D.C., Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reiterated his condemnation of those who infiltrated the Capitol, saying they engaged in a “terrorist attack.” “I think it was a terrorist attack on the Capitol, and it was despicable, and anyone who committed acts of violence should be fully prosecuted and should go jail for a long time,” Cruz said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.  Video captured by The New Yorker during the breach of the Capitol on Jan. 6 showed rabble-rousers included Cruz’s office in their raid for “evidence” to use against members of Congress — and concluding Cruz would have “wanted” them to do it: He was gonna sell us out all along — look!  ‘Objection to counting the electoral votes of the state of Arizona.’ ” He paused. “Oh, wait, that’s actually O.K.”...
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Tuesday took aim at the Capitol rioters who went through his desk after storming the building earlier this month, describing the incident as “despicable” to the Washington Examiner. When asked about a video from a New Yorker reporter showing two people going through papers in the senator’s desk, Cruz told the Examiner: “I think it was a terrorist attack on the Capitol, and it was despicable, and anyone who committed acts of violence should be fully prosecuted and should go jail for a long time.” In the video, two young men can be heard talking about Cruz’s prepared remarks for objecting to Arizona’s certification of the state’s electoral votes. “He was gonna sell us out all along — look! ‘Objection to counting the electoral votes of the state of Arizona,’” says one, before adding, “Oh, wait, that’s actually OK.” The second man says, “He’s with...
    Bradley Cortright January 19, 2021 0 Comments Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not publicly sharing whether he intends to vote to convict President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.” However, he is laying some of the blame for the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol at Trump’s feet.  During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty.” “The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like,” McConnell continued. He added, “But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the...
    More On: capitol riot NYC man threatened AOC, Schumer and Pelosi in unhinged rants NYPD arrives in DC to help with inauguration security Clinton, Pelosi call for “9/11-style commission” into Capitol riot, Trump-Putin involvement French man sent far-right groups $500K in bitcoin before his suicide Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters were “provoked” by President Trump “and other powerful people” to try and stop certification of his election defeat. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell said, “The last time the Senate convened we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals… the mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding…. but we pressed on.” McConnell’s wife, former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, was the first member of Trump’s cabinet to resign over the riot,...
    A year ago, I made a bold and, as it transpired, horrendously wrong prediction about the 2020 US Election. It wasn't quite as bad as the Decca Recording Company turning down the Beatles in 1961 because 'we don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out', but it wasn't far off. Last January, Donald Trump had just been feted at Davos for the purring US economy, his Impeachment trial over alleged Russian collusion was collapsing in his favour, he'd taken out the world's top two terror leaders in just four months (ISIS chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Iran's military commander, General Suleimani), and the Democrats were eating themselves alive. 'The President's laughing all the way back to the White House,' I wrote. 'The Democrats need a Hail Mary pass in November.' Well, they got one a lot earlier than that in the form of the coronavirus pandemic...
    The FBI has released new photos of seven men who are wanted in connection with the beating of DC Metropolitan police officer Michael Fanone during the riots at the US Capitol. Fanone, 40, told CNN in a recent interview that he was in a narrow hallway when the rioters dragged him out of the building, slammed him to the ground and stripped him of his gear. The 20-year veteran of the force, who was also tased and beaten, remembered fearing for his life when he heard some of the rioters wanted to kill him with his own weapon. “Some guys started getting a hold of my gun and they were screaming out, ‘Kill him with his own gun,’” Fanone told the network. The father of four said he had no control of the mob and felt he wanted to use deadly force, but he thought he’d be killed if...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — New video shows a violent group bashing windows and vandalizing the Vacaville Police Department. Officers said city buildings have been the site of protests for months now, but this group took a sinister turn. Police Chief John Carli calls this an attack that was personal. He said the group came in broad daylight, with riot gear and vitriol. “The division and the hatred we’re all feeling, we’re all tired of it and law enforcement is tired of it as well,” Chief Carli said. Chief Carli said for 26 weeks straight, officers have been the focus of social justice protests. This time, it became a riot. “We have chosen overtime to allow space for those individuals to be heard but last night was different. Immediate intent was to vandalize and destroy property,” he said. Chief Carli said not only did they target government buildings, but drivers reported having...