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    A woman was arrested in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after attempting to pass police barricades while flashing a military police challenge coin and claiming to be both a member of President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE's Cabinet and of law enforcement, U.S. Capitol Police said. In an arrest report obtained by The Hill, U.S. Capitol Police said Linda Magovern, a 63-year-old Connecticut woman, told officers at a checkpoint by Columbus Circle that she was “a part of the presidential cabinet" while displaying a military police challenge coin.  The checkpoint was one of many set up around Washington, D.C., to restrict access to areas near this week's presidential inauguration.  According to the report, Magovern then proceeded to drive around Columbus Circle and was stopped again near Union Station. She...
    MADISON, Wis. -- Authorities say the actions of an intoxicated man who drove his vehicle up the stairs of the Wisconsin Capitol grounds did not appear to be politically motivated.Police say 44-year-old Willie Burks, of Madison, drove up the exterior steps on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and around the exterior of statehouse just before 9:30 p.m.He then left the capitol grounds and drove against traffic before parking his vehicle.RELATED: Chicago protest expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration DayBurks was arrested for his third drunken driving offense and taken to the Dane County Jail.The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Madison Police Lt. David Jugovich says there was no indication of a threat to the Capitol, which is under increased security by state and local police and the National Guard.
    A Connecticut woman has been accused of impersonating a police officer at a Capitol security checkpoint put in place for the Presidential Inauguration. At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, United States Capitol Police officers stopped the woman at First Street and Columbus Circle, NE, at the checkpoint.  The woman presented what was identified as a military challenge coin, and stated that she was a law enforcement officer, according to Capitol Police.   As the USCP officers questioned the woman, she drove off in the vehicle, and again was stopped at 50 Massachusetts Avenue. She was placed under arrest and was charged with false impersonation of a law enforcement officer, failure to obey an officer, and fleeing a law enforcement officer. She was transported to the D.C. Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) for evaluation, and was later processed at USCP Headquarters and transported to D.C. Central Cell Block.  The...
    Authorities Sunday morning braced for unrest at the state Capitol and around the country ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration this week. Sacramento police had a large presence in downtown and surrounding areas of the city as reports and rumors swirled on social media of planned protests that could echo the violent January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “We are committed to the safety of our community and will continue to honor our mission during these events as they arise,” Sacramento police said in a tweet. A similarly quiet scene was reported Sunday around the U.S. Capitol. A January 6 rally in support of the president’s false claims of election fraud turned into a violent insurrection, when rioters stormed the Capitol, attacking police officers and causing destruction inside the building. Since the attack, authorities have barricaded a large area around the Capitol in advance of the inauguration Wednesday. Alerts...
    By DAVID A. LIEB and ADAM GELLER The threat of extremist groups demonstrating at statehouses across the country prompted some governors to roll out a show of force and ramp up security Sunday, less than two weeks after a mob overran the nation’s Capitol. Fencing, boarded-up windows and extra police and National Guard troops transformed some statehouses ahead of expected protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. But the grounds around capitols were generally empty and quiet early Sunday. The stepped-up security measures were intended to safeguard seats of government from the type of violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when a supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the building while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote. The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation’s Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend. Some social...
    Edward Jacob Lang New York resident Edward Jacob Lang made no secret of his involvement in the D.C. insurrection, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He posted pictures and video, proudly admitting he was there. Not only that, but he allegedly pointed himself out as one of the people attacking Capitol police. Excerpt from the affidavit. From the affidavit: A recording of the video story (that the screenshot depicted above apparently came from) was posted on Twitter. In the video recording, you can see an individual raising a riot shield over his head as the crowd cheers and then violently slam the shield down on the ground repeatedly near where the officers are visibly lined up. That individual is in a black jacket, MPD helmet, and gas mask consistent with LANG in the photos above and is directly below the “This is me” sign added to the video. Supporters...
    The threat of violent groups flocking to state capitals on Sunday in a series of demonstrations prompted governors to make a massive show of force and impose tight security measures on parliamentary seats across the country. Miami World – AP Fences, window boards, and lines of police and national guards transformed the look of the legislative chambers in the face of planned demonstrations ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The security measures were intended to protect government headquarters from the kind of violence that occurred on January 6 in the United States Capitol, where a mob that supported the president, Donald Trump, stormed the building when Congress was certifying the votes of the president. Electoral College. The FBI has warned of the potential for an armed protest in the federal Capitol and all 50 state capitols beginning this weekend. Some messages on social media announced marches for Sunday,...
    A woman was arrested at a security checkpoint near Union Station in D.C. Saturday morning claiming to be a law enforcement officer, police said. U.S. Capitol police officers stopped the woman around 8:45 a.m. at a security checkpoint at First Street and Columbus Circle Northeast. The woman showed a military challenge coin and told officers she was a member of law enforcement. As the officers continue to question her, she drove off but was later stopped at 50 Massachusetts Avenue where she was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer, failure to obey and officer and fleeing a law enforcement officer. She was taken to the D.C. Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program for an evaluation and was later processed at the Capitol police headquarters before being taken to D.C. Central Cell Block. This arrest comes on the heals of a Virginia man who was arrested for attempting to bring a firearm...
    U.S. Capitol Police arrested a woman near the inauguration perimeter checkpoint for impersonating a police officer. The police report, shared with the Washington Examiner, cites that the woman was carrying a round, metallic object identified as a Military Police Challenge Coin. She reportedly claimed to be a member of the presidential Cabinet and a law enforcement officer. Police asked the woman to park her car three times and then to turn her car off. When police asked the woman for her driver's license, she started the car and attempted to drive away. She was later arrested for impersonation, in addition to failure to obey, and for fleeing a law enforcement officer. The woman was later transported to United Medical Center for evaluation and then to the Capitol Police building. The Washington Examiner contacted the Capitol Police to find out the status of the woman's detainment. After the deadly Capitol...
    The historical assault on the Capitol in the United States at the beginning of the year it still leaves many questions unresolved. One of them is the role that some police officers could play from within Congress. Thus, more than ten agents are under investigation for possible involvement in the attack and two police officers Capitol have been suspended. As assured by the Ohio Democratic representative, Tim ryan, one of these Capitol agents a photograph was taken with one of the assailants, while another He wore a cap with the famous Donald Trump slogan: “Make America Great Again”. The Capitol protects itself from new threats There are two days left for the relief at the White House and the Joe Biden takeover as president of the United States and threats of new attacks on the Capitol on social networks continue. The United States prepares a large security...
    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserMaryland governor declares state of emergency ahead of Biden's inauguration Biden inauguration announces virtual concert 'We the People' on Sunday Trump calls for 'NO violence' amid concerns of threats around inauguration MORE (D) said Sunday that despite heavy security around federal facilities, she is concerned about potential terror attacks elsewhere in the city, particularly residential areas. “I'm not only concerned about other state capitals, I'm also concerned about other parts of Washington D.C.,” Bowser said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “What you're showing is really the federal enclave of Washington D.C., not where the 700,000 of us live So our police department working with our federal law enforcement partners and the United States Army, quite frankly, also has a plan to pivot if we have any attacks in our neighborhoods.” NBC’s Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrump has not contacted Pence since storming of Capitol: report...
    A self-described "hardcore leftist" was arrested Friday for allegedly issuing a call to arms online to recruit like-minded individuals to join him in violently confronting pro-Trump supporters expected to gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday, just days before the presidential inauguration. Daniel Alan Baker – an alleged Antifa supporter who participated in several anti-police protests last year around the country, including in Seattle’s CHOP/CHAZ zone – was arrested "without incident" by FBI agents early Friday with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Tallahassee Police Department. STATES ACTIVATE NATIONAL GUARD, CLOSE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION AND POSSIBLE VIOLENCE  Baker, who prosecutors say was kicked out of the Army and was homeless for several years in the Tallahassee-area before choosing to fight alongside a U.S.-designated terrorist group in Syria, is now charged with violating a federal law that makes it a...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Law enforcement officials across the country are on alert in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.There are several pre-inauguration protests and rallies scheduled for this weekend in Illinois, including one in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.Thousands upon thousands of military men and women and police officers are now safeguarding the nation, protecting cities and state capitols.EMBED More News Videos Law enforcement officials across the state are gearing up for possible unrest in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The National Guard is lining up in DC and being deployed to many other state capitols, including Springfield, as federal authorities have new concerns about the extremist threat between now and Biden's swearing in on Wednesday.At the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Tuesday, board-up crews installed plywood over the windows to protect against possible attackers.WATCH: Illinois State Capitol boarded up ahead of Inauguration DayEMBED...
    The police arrested, last Friday in Washington, a “heavily” armed man in front of the Capitol where the inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden will take place on Wednesday, January 20. Unregistered weapon and illegal possession of ammunition Wesley Allen Beeler, originally from Virginia, who wanted to pass one of the checkpoints of the Capitol, Friday January 15, was arrested by the police for carrying an unregistered weapon and illegal possession of ammunition.This American was in possession of a loaded handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunition. The police also discovered stickers stuck on his vehicle in defense of the right to carry weapons which read: “If they come to take your weapons, give them your bullets first”, report RTL. “It was a good faith mistake” Once released, Wesley Allen Beeler explained to the daily Washington post than : “It was a good faith mistake”. According to him, his armed...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The nation’s capital and landmarks across the United States are fortified, with more National Guard troops en route ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The extraordinary security measures come as threats of more violence loom 10 days after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Government officials say the biggest threat to the nation is domestic extremists. Tensions remain high 10 days after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. To prevent further sedition, the FBI, state, and local law enforcement are investigating any possible threats. Capitol Police stand guard behind orange barricades at the Pennsylvania Capitol. (Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) There’s a heightened police presence in Philadelphia, at City Hall, Independence Hall, and other landmarks around the city. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday about 1,000 additional National Guard members have been activated to Washington, D.C. for assistance, bringing the total to 2,000. Wolf...
    Police arrested a man with a pistol and more than 500 cartridges in his vehicle at a Washington checkpoint set up prior to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, was charged with carrying a handgun without permission after being asked to stop at a checkpoint near the US Capitol on Friday. According to court documents, Beeler arrived at the checkpoint without a valid credential for that area. For his part, a police officer told The Associated Press that the detainee had a valid credential for the inaugural event, although it was not issued to him by the government or recognized by the agents. The agent requested anonymity to comment on an ongoing investigation because he was not authorized to do so. According to those documents, an agent noticed that Beeler had “firearm related stickers” on his vehicle and asked if...
    The heavily armed man, arrested by police Friday night near the Capitol in Washington, has been released. On Friday, he attempted to pass through checkpoints near the US Parliament building. According to a police report on the arrest, Beeler carried a loaded gun and more than 500 bullets. He also had an invalid admission ticket in his pocket. The man in question, Wesley Allen Beeler of the state of Virginia, told the Washington Post that it was a “misunderstanding” and that he was lost. “I went to a checkpoint after I got lost, because I’m from the countryside. I showed an access badge that was given to me,” Beeler said. He was reportedly appointed a private security guard near the Capitol and handed over a certificate issued by his employer to the officers. According to him, he carries a gun in Virginia and forgot to remove it...
    A Kentucky nurse who was fired after admitting she entered the U.S. Capitol during last week’s violent insurrection says she’d do it all over again. Lori Vinson, of Morganfield, Kentucky, told WFIE she’s glad she attended the Jan. 6 riot because it’s a moment she’ll remember 30 years from now. “People have asked, ‘Are you sorry you’ve done that?’” Vinson said. “Absolutely I am not. I am not sorry for that, I would do it again tomorrow.” After the unrest, Vinson said she was fired from her nursing job at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Indiana, on Jan. 8. Despite being unemployed, she said she has no regrets. “I was there for a peaceful protest and that’s what I was doing,” she told the outlet. “I felt like I have done nothing wrong and I wouldn’t change it.” The nurse added she felt like a tourist...
    The mother of a man who is accused of carrying zip ties in the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 was arrested Saturday in Tennessee, charged with entering the Capitol building.  Lisa Eisenhart, 56, was charged with conspiracy, entering a restricted building, and violent entry or disorderly conduct. Her son, Eric Munchel, was arrested Jan. 10 on similar charges.  "As the Congress was engaged in the official business of certifying the electoral college vote, [Eisenhart] and [Munchel] knowingly and willfully joined a mob of individuals to forcibly enter the U.S. Capitol with the intent to cause a civil disturbance designed to impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate," an arrest affidavit reads.  MISSOURI WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY POSED WITH PELOSI'S NAMEPLATE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH CAPITOL RIOT Police say this photo depicts Eric Munchel carrying "flex cuffs (plastic...
    The founder of Black Lives Matter Utah disavowed left-wing activist John Sullivan, who was arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in Washington, describing him as a reckless agitator who was "blackballed" due to his behavior. "We do not want to be associated with John Sullivan," Lex Scott, the founder, told Fox News on Friday. Sullivan founded his own organization, Insurgence USA, and never joined the local BLM chapter, attended a meeting, or took part in its mission to lobby for racial justice and police reform, she said. John Earle Sullivan (Toeele County Sheriff's Office) (Toeele County Sheriff's Office) LEFT-WING ACTIVIST CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT AFTER SAYING HE WAS JUST THERE TO 'DOCUMENT' "He seems like he's kind of a loose cannon," she said. "So we've just been distancing ourselves from him -- but he's like this thorn in my side that won't go away."  "He seems like...
    (CNN)When DC Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone collapsed on the ground after he was repeatedly Tasered by Trump supporters who had stormed the US Capitol on January 6, his attackers started stripping him of his ammunition, police radio and badge. Cedric L. Alexander"Some guys started getting a hold of my gun and they were screaming out, 'Kill him with his own gun,'" Fanone later told CNN."Kill him with his own gun." That was one of many, many incriminating comments the insurgent mob shouted for the world to hear that day. Another was: "We were invited here. We were invited by the President of the United States."It is not hard to connect these dots. In fact, Jacob Chansley, the so-called "QAnon Shaman" who was arrested and charged in connection with the riot, later told the FBI, according to a complaint, that "he came as a part of a group effort, with...
    Police in Prince George’s County, Maryland, are asking for help after a man was found shot to death inside a car Saturday afternoon in Capitol Heights. Police responded to a report of gunshots at 12:40 near the intersection of Marlboro Pike and Ruston Ave. They found two men shot with one unresponsive inside a nearby car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The second man was taken to the hospital after suffering non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. A third individual walked into the hospital later in the day with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said their injuries were related to the shooting. Police are working to determine what led to the triple shooting and need help from anyone who witnessed the incident. People with information on the case are asked to call Prince George’s County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. The approximate location of the shooting is below.
    The mother of a man who is accused of carrying zip ties in the U.S. Capitol building last week, was arrested Saturday in Tennessee, charged with entering the Capitol building.  Lisa Eisenhart, 56, was charged with conspiracy, entering a restricted building, and violent entry or disorderly conduct. Her son, Eric Munchel, was arrested Jan. 10 on similar charges.  "As the Congress was engaged in the official business of certifying the electoral college vote, [Eisenhart] and [Munchel] knowingly and willfully joined a mob of individuals to forcibly enter the U.S. Capitol with the intent to cause a civil disturbance designed to impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate," an arrest affidavit reads.  MISSOURI WOMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY POSED WITH PELOSI'S NAMEPLATE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH CAPITOL RIOT Police say this picture depicts Munchell carrying "flex cuffs (plastic restraints)"...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The suspects wanted in connection to the murder of Milan Loncar, a 25-year-old man who was walking his dog in Brewerytown, have been arrested, Philadelphia police said Saturday night. Police have not yet released the suspects’ names. Loncar was out walking his dog on Wednesday night when two suspects tried to rob him, then shot him, and ran away, according to police. Loncar called for help, police said, then dropped his phone. Police said when officers arrived at the scene on the corner 31st and Jefferson Streets in Brewerytown just before 7 p.m., Loncar was still holding onto his dog’s leash. Milan graduated from Temple University in 2019, and before that, Conestoga High School. He was working for Whiting-Turner, a job he loved. His sister says she got an alert on her phone through the Citizen app that there had been a shooting in their neighborhood. When...
    A Virginia man was arrested Friday when he tried to enter a restricted area near the U.S. Capitol with unauthorized credentials, a loaded handgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to police. Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, was stopped by U.S. Capitol Police at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. He had driven up a security checkpoint at the intersection of E Street and North Capitol Street, about a half-mile from the Capitol building. The arrest came at a time of high alert in Washington as it prepares for Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Barriers have been erected, streets closed, and thousands of police and National Guardsmen deployed after supporters of President Donald Trump overran the Capitol on Jan. 6, when lawmakers were meeting to officially recognize Biden’s win. While one officer was checking Beeler’s credentials, another noticed that he had several “firearm...
    Capitol Police arrested a man on Friday who tried to enter the fenced perimeter of downtown Washington with a false ID, at least one weapon and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, CNN television reported Saturday. The news of the arrest comes at a time of high tension throughout the country, but especially in the American capital, whose center has become an armored fortress against the risk of new armed attacks in the days before the president’s inauguration on Wednesday. elect of the USA, Joe Biden. The arrest occurred after 6:30 p.m. on Friday (23:30 GMT), when the man, identified as Wesley Allen Beeler, approached a police checkpoint located near the Capitol, one of many located on the outskirts of the security perimeter that prevents entry into the center of the capital. Beeler, a resident of Front Royal (Virginia), presented the police with a false accreditation to access the perimeter...
    The Virginia man who was arrested Friday at a restricted checkpoint near the Capitol with what police say was an unregistered firearm and ammunition said Saturday the situation was an "honest mistake," according to The Washington Post.  Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested on five charges, and released from Capitol Police custody following the incident. During an interview with, the Post Beeler said that he's a contractor for a private securities company MVP Protective Services, and was given the credentials he showed police at the checkpoint, located half a mile from the Capitol, by his employer. MVP Protective Services could not be immediately reached for comment by The Hill. Beeler alleged he was running late for work and mistakenly pulled up to the restricted area as a result of getting lost on unfamiliar roads. "I pulled up to a checkpoint after getting lost in D.C. because I’m a country boy," he told the Post. "I...
    Loading the player... A Black Capitol Police officer who was seen in photos and footage wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat during the violent riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 said he wore the hat in an effort to rescue his colleagues. According to The Wall Street Journal, the officer, identified as Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson was suspended days later. Johnson says that the images weren’t what they seemed. His decision to wear the red MAGA hat was an attempt to earn the trust of rioters. Rep. @TimRyan says TWO CAPITOL POLICE OFFICERS have been SUSPENDED, ONE ARRESTED. SUSPENSIONS:-Officer who took selfies-Officer who put on a MAGA hat and took rioters around — Alex Miller (@AlexMillerNews) January 11, 2021 Read More: Atlanta DA looking to charge Trump for attempting to overturn election The images reportedly outraged members of Congress and the public, and he is...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – It’s an unusual sight to see in downtown Sacramento with the California National Guard set up for the next several days ahead of any potential unrest. Tanks and troops are scattered all around the area to protect government buildings. “I’ve never seen the Capitol with this level of security before,” said Timothy Dellavan. To him, the number of military mixed in among the ordinary was significant. Saturday was the first day 1,000 California national guardsmen deployed around the capital city. “It feels weird, it’s definitely uncommon,” said Mike Juliano, who walked around the downtown area in awe. READ ALSO: Strong Police Presence Outside Gov. Gavin Newsom’s House Saturday This extra security comes as the start of several days of potential unrest, and the FBI referencing a threat they call credible, saying capital cities may be targets. “We’re going to have enough California National Guard, Highway Patrol and local...
    A Virginia man who showed police an unauthorized credential to attend an inauguration at a checkpoint along the perimeter of downtown Washington DC prior to Inauguration Day, was arrested after a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle, police said. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal pulled into a security checkpoint on North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest around 6:30 p.m. Friday in a white Ford 150 pickup with Virginia registration, according to records from the Capitol Police. The truck that Beeler was driving was decorated with firearm decals, including those that read “Assault Life” and “If they come for your guns, give them the bullets first.” Police say Beeler presented a credential that was not authorized. Authorities did not immediately provide further details on what kind of documentation the man allegedly tried to provide. When the...
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of assaulting an officer during the riot at the U.S. Capitol building last week. Police say the suspect assaulted and used a clear police shield to pin Metropolitan Police Department officer Daniel Hodges in a door jam. Photo Credit: Metropolitan Police Department. The suspect was captured on camera during the incident.   Anyone who can identify this individual, or who has knowledge of this incident, should call police at (202) 727-9099. Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C. is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible.
    FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — There was a strong police presence outside Gov. Gavin Newsom’s house in Fair Oaks Saturday. With warnings of unrest in the capital city over the next few days, California Highway Patrol officers stood guard outside the governor’s Fair Oaks mansion. In a video posted to Twitter, a user showed dozens of officers in riot gear standing in a line outside the driveway. Several people stood opposite of the officers. There have not been any reports of protests or incidents at the residence. #FairOaks #CaliforniaMassive police presence in riot gear outside of CA Governor Gavin Newsom’s Mansion. pic.twitter.com/mKJFmrv1SD — Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) January 16, 2021 About 20 minutes away in Downtown Sacramento, National Guard troops and CHP officers are keeping the capitol grounds safe. The Sacramento Police Department is in charge of keeping the rest of downtown safe. With eyes on the capitol ahead...
    Capitol Police on Friday arrested a man who tried to enter the fenced perimeter of downtown Washington with a false ID, at least one weapon and more than 500 bullets of ammunitionreported this Saturday the television network CNN. The news of the arrest comes at a time of high tension across the country, but especially in the American capital., whose center has become an armored fortress facing the risk of new armed attacks in the days before the inauguration on Wednesday of the president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. The arrest occurred after 6:30 p.m. on Friday (12:30 a.m. Spanish peninsular time), when the man, identified as Wesley allen beeler, approached a police checkpoint located near the Capitol, one of many located on the edge of the security perimeter that prevents entry into the center of the capital. Beeler, a resident of Front Royal, Virginia, presented the police...
    A Virginia man was arrested Friday at an inauguration checkpoint in Washington, D.C., after police found him with an "unauthorized" inauguration credential and an unregistered hand gun with more than 500 rounds of ammunition in his car, according to authorities. The man, identified as Wesley A. Beeler of Front Royal, Va., presented a legitimate credential, however it didn't grant him access to the restricted area he was seeking to enter. He was denied passage through the checkpoint, located half a mile from the Capitol at North Capitol Street and E Street Northwest, after the credentials were checked against an approved access list, according to the Times. NBC 4 reports that the man's white Ford 150 truck was adorned with gun-related bumper stickers including two that read "Assault Life" and "If they come for your guns, Give 'Em your bullets first." After a search of the vehicle, police located a loaded Glock 9MM pistol, 509...
    A Philadelphia woman claims she warned Capitol Police in December about a potentially violent protester, but says cops did nothing and even allowed him to carry a weapon on congressional Capitol grounds. Melissa Byrne, a 41-year-old political organizer, was in Washington, D.C., for a COVID-relief event on Dec. 14 when she saw Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, walking near the Senate steps holding a metal-tipped spear. Chansley became infamous a few weeks later after storming the US capitol dressed in horns and a fur headdress. “I was shocked they allowed a guy with a spear to walk around the city,” Byrne told The Post. “There he is walking with a metal spear. I flagged down a cop … and he looked into it and made a call and said higher ups had allowed him to be there.” Byrne said she saw Chansley — weapon in hand...
    Anthime Gionet, known by his pseudonym “Baked Alaska” and a prominent member of a loose collection of so-called "alt-right" figures, was arrested by federal authorities for his alleged role in the storming of the Capitol, where he had livestreamed himself urging the crowd on. The Justice Department announced that Gionet had been charged with “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” and with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds” and that he had been arrested on Friday in Houston. Gionet had livestreamed himself through the halls of the Capitol and from inside the office of Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon. A lengthy statement of facts written by FBI special agent Nicole Miller said she had studied evidence, including Gionet’s own 27-minute livestream video on the DLive platform in which he claimed to be “documenting” the storming of the Capitol...
    New York : Members of the National Guard are already in Washington DC, to reinforce security. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo / EFE The United States Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint in Washington DC on Friday, after he showed an “unauthorized” repossession credential, and in a search made on his truck se also found an unregistered pistol and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, authorities said. The arrested man was a contractor and the credential was not a fake, according to a federal law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the arrest, The New York Times reported. The arrest comes as law enforcement officials try to strengthen Washington ahead of Inauguration Day on Wednesday because they fear extremists, emboldened by the attack on Capitol Hill by the president’s supporters Trump on January 6,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Jorge Santana is in awe at the level of security at the Capitol ahead of the presidential inauguration. The Capitol building is now surrounded by fencing and there is an abundance of officers standing guard. The added protection brings him relief. “I think we learned a bad lesson from Washington DC,” he said. The California Highway Patrol is the lead at keeping capitol grounds safe and the national guard is assisting ahead of next week. The Sacramento Police Department is in charge of keeping the rest of downtown safe. The department has already initiated a mutual aid request. The Woodland Police Department is helping with protection. “We were asked for aid in two areas for riot control and for building security,” said Sergeant Victoria Danzl. For safety and security reasons specific details aren’t being shared regarding deployment. More from CBS Sacramento: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead...
    Members of the Metro D.C. Police on day after a pro-Trump insurgency As senators sheltered in place, a violent mob burst through the doors of the Capitol and began moving directly toward the doors to the Senate Chamber. Thinking fast, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman moved to draw the attention of the QAnon-shirted man at the front of the invasion. Goodman then taunted the group, daring them to follow him. He then led them up a flight of stairs, away from the Senate, and toward a location where additional officers could join him to help containing the group. Goodman’s fast thinking and willingness to put himself in the middle of a dangerous situation has made him a hero of the Trumpist insurgency. In just a matter of seconds, he may have become the deciding factor between events that were merely shocking, and a bloodbath in the Senate. Goodman was not the only one. As...
    U.S. Capitol Police arrested a man at a security checkpoint Friday night with an unregistered Glock handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition.  Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of E Street NE and 12th Street NE, which is about a mile from the U.S. Capitol.  He had an unregistered Glock 17 handgun, 509 rounds of 9MM ammunition, a 17-round Glock magazine, and 21 shotgun shells, according to a police report.  STATES ACTIVATE NATIONAL GUARD, CLOSE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AHEAD OF BIDEN INAUGURATION AND POSSIBLE VIOLENCE Beeler also had fake inaugural credentials, CNN reports.  He was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of unregistered ammunition, possession of a large-capacity magazine and other crimes.  Capitol Police are on high alert following the U.S. Capitol riot last week that left five people dead.  Up to 25,000 National Guard troops will be deployed in Washington, to provide enhanced...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a double shooting in Philadelphia’s East Germantown neighborhood. Police say gunfire erupted around 1:19 p.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of East Price Street. According to police, the 17-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his back and stomach. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was placed in critical condition. Police say an 18-year-old man was shot in the right side of his back and placed in stable condition at the hospital. So far, no arrests have been made. This incident comes less than a day after four teens were injured in a quadruple shooting in Philadelphia’s Logan neighborhood. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Retired Chester Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Fire Extinguisher At Police During Capitol Riot Delaware Man Photographed Carrying Confederate Flag Inside US Capitol During Riots...
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    The U.S. Capitol is seen through security fencing on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Washington as security is increased ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. AP Photo/Julio Cortez A Virginia man was taken into custody after trying to enter a security checkpoint by the Capitol building on Friday, CNN first reported.  The man, Wesley Allen Beeler, attempted to use fraudulent inauguration credentials and also equipped with a loaded gun in his pick-up truck, a law enforcement source told CNN.  "The suspect was found be in possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition. The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest," an incident report from the DC Metro Police Department obtained by Insider stated.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Virginia man was taken into custody by US Capitol authorities after trying to enter a security checkpoint in his pick-up...
    A Virginia man was arrested at a D.C. security checkpoint near the Capitol Building Friday with a pistol and over 500 rounds of ammunition, D.C. police said. They said U.S. Capitol Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler, of Front Royal, Virginia, around 6:30 p.m. after he tried to pass through a police checkpoint at North Capitol and E Street, Northeast. WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green reported that Beeler allegedly had fraudulent credentials for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on his person when he was arrested. ALERT: Inaugural credentials are being scrutinized after Capitol police arrest a Front Royal, Virginia man with a loaded handgun & over 500 rounds of ammunition, as he attempted to get through a police checkpoint in Washington Friday with fake inaugural credentials. — JJ Green (@NATSEC09) January 16, 2021 According to court documents, Beeler allegedly tried use the fake credentials to pass through the checkpoint in...
    A Virginia man was reportedly arrested in Washington, D.C. after trying to go through a U.S. Capitol checkpoint with fake credentials, a loaded weapon and 500 round of ammunition, according to CNN. CNN reported on the various closures and checkpoints implemented around the Capitol as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration draws nears. The preparations come following a Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, where supporters of President Donald Trump rioted and stormed the building as lawmakers were voting to certify the Electoral College votes for Biden. (RELATED: Inside The Capitol Rotunda Riot — What Actually Happened) One individual, according to CNN, was arrested Friday after being stopped at one of the checkpoints on the north side of the Capitol. “At a checkpoint, he stopped, police – it was a pickup truck – and law enforcement there asked him some questions,” CNN’s crime and justice correspondent Shimon Prokupecz said on “CNN Newsroom” Saturday....
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks to reporters next to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) as House Democrats respond to a White House briefing on reports Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. troops during a news conference following the briefing at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Democratic-led House of Representatives on Saturday sent a letter to FBI Director Chris Wray and other agency chiefs seeking information on the intelligence and security failures that led up to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that forced lawmakers into hiding. Four House committee chairs signed onto the letter, which called for documents and briefings from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Counterterrorism Center and the Director of National Intelligence on what was known ahead of the attack. "This still-emerging story is one of...
    The Capitol Police arrested a man for possession of a handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunitions after he presented fake inaugural credentials at a police checkpoint in Washington, DC. CNN reports that the man, Wesley Allen Beeler, was taken into custody Friday night: US Capitol Police arrested a Virginia man as he attempted to pass through a police checkpoint in downtown Washington, DC, Friday with fake inaugural credentials, a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition, according to a police report and a law enforcement source briefed on the situation. The incident occurred shortly after 6:30 p.m. when Wesley Allen Beeler pulled his pick-up truck to a police vehicle checkpoint at North Capitol and E Street NE, just north of the Capitol building, the source told CNN. Beeler, from Front Royal, Virginia, presented officers with what was described as an unauthorized inauguration credential. Beeler reportedly surrendered his...
    A Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly trying to enter through a Washington DC checkpoint armed with a gun, 500 rounds of ammunition and fake credentials, according to a report.    Wesley Allen Beeler, from Front Royal, Virginia, was arrested Friday evening as he tried to make his way through security checkpoints in downtown DC that have been erected ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration, CNN reported.  The outlet cited a police report and a law enforcement source which said Beeler drove his pick-up truck to a police checkpoint at North Capitol and E Street NE close to the Capitol building which just one week ago was the site of a violent siege that left five dead. He then allegedly showed officers fake inauguration credentials in an effort to get inside the perimeter.   Officers asked the suspect if he had any weapons and he admitted he was carrying a Glock semi-automatic pistol in...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a shooting in Philadelphia’s East Germantown neighborhood. Police say gunfire erupted around 1:19 p.m. Saturday on the 1300 block of East Price Street. According to officials, the 17-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to his back and stomach. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was placed in critical condition. So far, no arrests have been made. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Retired Chester Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Fire Extinguisher At Police During Capitol Riot Delaware Man Photographed Carrying Confederate Flag Inside US Capitol During Riots Arrested ‘He Was Living His Best Life’: Sister Speaks Out After 25-Year-Old Milan Loncar Gunned Down While Walking Dog In Brewerytown
    Law enforcement agencies around this country are dens of racism, white supremacy, authoritarianism, and fascism. This has been true, and has been known, forever. The duties of the job naturally attract not just those individuals who most want to protect their communities, but those who salivate over the prospects of using violence under color of law, either for personal pleasure or to enact an agenda that requires violence to maintain. If you're an American fascist, there's no better place to be than in a position where you are allowed to brutalize your enemies with the nearly assured backing of peers and some of the most powerful organizations in the nation. And so they flock in, often in such numbers as to drive those with integrity out. At least 28 sworn members of law enforcement have now been identified among those who attacked Capitol Police and offices, and this number is likely to...
    Robert Sanford, the former firefighter charged with assaulting three Capitol Police officers by hitting them in the head with a fire extinguisher during the U.S. Capitol siege on January 6, has obtained legal counsel. His attorney, Enrique Latoison, obtained some ill-advised notoriety of his own on Friday evening. The video of the lawyer who thinks it’s okay to throw a fire extinguisher at cops as long as it’s empty… .@ChrisCuomo’s reply: “Give me a break. I hit you in the head with an empty fire extinguisher and you’re going to feel good about it?!” pic.twitter.com/A1wMdErTRA — Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) January 16, 2021 “It’s very important to separate Mr. Sanford from some of the other things that were shown,” Latoison said during an appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. “He was not walking around with a six-foot spear, he was not, you know, physically attacking Capitol officers–” Eponymous host...
    YouTube/Facebook Tarik Khalid Johnson Tarik Khalid Johnson is a Capitol police lieutenant who was suspended after putting on a red MAGA hat, but a video shows him convincing Trump supporters to help him save multiple police officers from inside the capitol building. You can watch the video later in this story. A report in the Wall Street Journal says Johnson donned the MAGA hat only to trick rioters into letting him usher other officers to safety. According to the newspaper, Johnson told colleagues the MAGA hat “was a ruse that was part of an unusual plan to rescue more than a dozen trapped police officers.” A witness told the newspaper that Johnson’s actions led to a key door being shut, preventing more rioters from entering the building. According to Roll call journalist Jennifer Shutt, Rep. Tim Ryan says “there are about 10-15 investigations underway into U.S. Capitol...
    TRAVELLERS at Frankfurt Airport have been evacuated as dramatic video shows an officer pointing a gun at someone on the ground. Terminal 1 of the German travel hub has undergone a "mass evacuation" because of a reported "gun threat". Frankfurt Airport pic.twitter.com/N4FL2WL9o8— Scarface ???? (@Scarfac07595271) January 16, 2021 @EmiratesSupport there is a mass evacuation at frankfurt Airport because of a gun threat. What does this mean for travelers? Will flights be delayed? Refunded? Will travelers get a hotel overnight? I was planning to fly to Dubai at 8:30 pic.twitter.com/ksp3QyWgox— Cassandra Beyer (@cassi_xo_) January 16, 2021 Authorities have confirmed that a "police operation" is currently underway but it's unclear what has sparked the chaos. One German journalist said two people have left a suitcase unattended have been detained. Armed officers have been seen at the airport while thousands of travellers have been pictured standing outside. The airport's train station has been...
    A viral video from the day of the Capitol riot shows the mob of Trump supporters brutally and remorselessly crushing a Capitol police officer in a doorway as they shout “heave ho” and continue to push harder. That officer, Daniel Hodges, was interviewed by NBC, and expressed not only his resolve then and going forward from today, but his satisfaction at the job he and his fellow officers undertook, and in the nature of the group against which they fought. “I got pinned to the doorway. They ripped my mask off, stole my equipment, beat me up, sprayed me with everything,” said Hodges describing the scene. “Thankfully I was able to get out before any permanent damage was done.” “It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection, and I’m glad I was in a position to be able to help,” he said. “So, we’ll do it as...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert, the gun-toting freshman Republican Colorado congresswoman who ran on a law-and-order platform, has had several dust-ups with police, starting as a teenager. The 34-year-old lawmaker, who beat her district’s very conservative Rep. Scott Tipton in a primary upset last June, has a rap sheet unusually long for a member of Congress. And her track record of thumbing her nose at law continued this week after she tussled with Capitol Police officers over her refusal to walk through newly installed House metal detectors. “I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, DC, and within the Capitol complex,” she tweeted in defiance, while calling the detectors “another political stunt by Speaker Pelosi.” While the lawmaker was eventually allowed to enter the House chambers, she is facing growing questions about her role in assisting the deadly riot on Capitol Hill Jan. 6. Just hours before the violence, she...
    A 12-page internal Capitol Police intelligence report issued three days before the Jan.  6 attack on the U.S. Capitol warned that "Congress itself" could be the target of protesters in Washington, D.C.  In parts of the memo received by The Washington Post, the intelligence report says that potential targets of rioters were "not necessarily the counter-protesters, but rather Congress itself." The memo also said that supporters of President Donald Trump "see Jan. 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election. This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent." The report also said that the presidents rally, being held as Congress gathered to vote, would "attract white supremacists, militia members, and others who actively promote violence," and that it could result in "significantly dangerous situations for law enforcement and the general public alike." The Post reports that...
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    D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this suspect in the assault on officer Daniel Hodges during the U.S. Capitol riot. (Courtesy D.C. Police) D.C. police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in an assault on an officer during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Police say the suspect assaulted and used a clear police shield to pin D.C. police officer Daniel Hodges in a door jam during the riot on Jan. 6, according to a news release. Police are releasing photos of the suspect and asking for the public’s help. Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text a tip to the Department’s text tip line at 50411, police said. There is a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads...
    DC police have released images of the Capitol rioter who they believe crushed a hero cop against a door as he screamed in a harrowing video. Daniel Hodges, 32, was filmed being squeezed into a small gap between a door as he tried to hold off the rampant Donald Trump supporters storming Capitol Hill. 10Daniel Hodges is crushed as he battles the mob at the CapitolCredit: DC Police 10The man police have identified over the attack on HodgesCredit: DC Police 10Daniel Hodges has spoken of his horrific ordeal - but said he would do it all again to protect the CapitolCredit: DC Police Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department have now released two pictures of the man they believe to be responsible for the horror crush. "You’ve seen images of [Officer] Hodges crushed in the doorway during the insurrection at the US Capitol," the force said. "Now we need your help...
    Reuters January 16, 2021 0 Comments A federal judge on Friday ordered a far-right conspiracy theorist who left an ominous note for Vice President Mike Pence inside the U.S. Capitol to be detained pending trial, saying he participated in a “violent insurrection.” In U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Arizona, Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine ruled that Jacob Chansley, who was famously photographed inside the U.S. Senate Chamber wearing horns during the Capitol riots, should not be released from custody. Chansley, a Navy veteran and follower of QAnon, allegedly left a note for Pence warning: “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” QAnon is a conspiracy theory that casts Trump as a savior figure and elite Democrats as a cabal of Satanist pedophiles and cannibals, Fine on Friday called Chansley “an active participant in a violent insurrection that attempted to overthrow the United States government” and said she fears...
    Reuters January 16, 2021 0 Comments The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will review how the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies prepared and responded to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said on Friday. The inquiry will be coordinated with other federal agencies whose law enforcement arms were also involved in responding to the Jan. 6 assault, including the Defense Department, Department of Homeland Security and Department of the Interior. The review comes after many media outlets, including Reuters, reported that the FBI office in Norfolk, Virginia, circulated a bulletin a day before the events at the Capitol warning that extremists were preparing to travel to Washington to commit violence and “war.” A law enforcement source who spoke anonymously to Reuters said the bulletin was widely circulated among law enforcement agencies planning for possible demonstrations on...
    A Capitol Police internal intelligence report from United States warned three days before the assault. The report indicates that the Congress could be the target of the followers of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021 as the last chance to annul the results of the presidential elections,” the document and The Washington Post stated. The newspaper itself revealed a few days ago an internal report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Who they had alerted a day before the assault. The alert indicated that a group of extremists was preparing to launch a “war” in Washington. The Capitol was stormed on January 6 On January 6, the chambers of Congress were in session, together with the vice president Mike Pence, for certify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president of...
    An internal Capitol Police intelligence report produced three days before rioters breached the US Capitol cautioned that violent supporters of President Donald Trump could zero in on “Congress itself,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing obtained portions of the 12-page memo. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election,” the memo reads, according to the Post. “This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent. Unlike previous post-election protests, the targets of the pro-Trump supporters are not necessarily the counter-protesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself is the target on the 6th.” CNN has not independently confirmed the veracity of the report. CNN has reached out to the Capitol Police, whose spokeswoman declined to comment to the Post on the contents of the report or its influence on...
    A Capitol Police internal intelligence report from United States warned three days before the assault. The report indicates that the Congress could be the target of the followers of the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. “Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021 as the last chance to annul the results of the presidential elections,” the document and The Washington Post stated. The newspaper itself revealed a few days ago an internal report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Who they had alerted a day before the assault. The alert indicated that a group of extremists was preparing to launch a “war” in Washington. The Capitol was stormed on January 6 On January 6, the chambers of Congress were in session, together with the vice president Mike Pence, for certify the victory of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president of...
    (CNN)Justice Horn was in broad daylight, but he could not see as he rose from the ground and blindly stumbled through darkness and pain.The pain was the fire the community activist felt in his face and eyes in June 2020, as he had just been pepper-sprayed by a Kansas City police officer while peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd. "I've never felt any pain like that before," Horn said. "Just to be standing there with no weapons — I don't own a gun — but with a sign and just to turn and get Maced." At the protest, attendees chanted and held signs. They were standing on the sidewalks, not antagonizing the police, when hundreds of protesters were pepper-sprayed, pushed down, shoved into cop cars or shot with rubber bullets, he said. A fellow activist called an Uber for Horn, who "remained blind for the rest of the day"...
    An internal Capitol Police intelligence report issued three days before the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 said "Congress itself" could be targeted by protesters gathering in Washington, D.C., that day, according to a report. The 12-page intelligence memo also identified potential security flaws that may have led to the breach. The report, parts of which were obtained by The Washington Post, said the potential targets of the rioters were "not necessarily the counter-protesters as they were previously, but rather Congress itself." The House and Senate had come together in a joint session that day to certify the Electoral College votes that were collected Dec. 14. But Congress was delayed for hours after rioters broke into the building.  "Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election," the report continued, adding, "This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to...
    On the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, just hours after terrorists attacked the United States, scores of lawmakers from both parties gathered on the Capitol’s East Steps for an outward show of national solidarity and an impromptu rendering of "God Bless America."  There was no such unifying moment after last week’s deadly mob attack on the same building. Just hours after a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol, a pair of lawmakers — a Democrat and a Republican — nearly came to blows on the same House floor that armed officers had just bravely defended. The parties immediately sniped over the true identity of the rioters — and which party bore the blame for inciting them.  Hours after the Capitol had been secured, 122 Republicans — a majority of the House conference — voted to overturn the results of the 2020 election in two battleground states, aligning themselves squarely behind the...
    Authorities in Washington, DC are asking the public’s help in finding the suspect accused of crushing a police officer against a door during the violent riot at the US Capitol last week. The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted new photos Friday night photos showing the suspect appearing to be a white male wearing glasses. Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Hodges can be seen in photos and videos on social media bleeding from the mouth as he was being crushed in a doorway inside the Capitol. Hodges remembered his attacker beating him and “foaming at the mouth.” “There’s a guy ripping my mask off, he was able to rip away the baton and beat me with it,” the officer recalled to CNN. “He was practically foaming at the mouth so just, these people were true believers in the worst way.” Another officer managed to rescue Hodges from the...
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    A Black Capitol Police officer, suspended after he was photographed wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' cap, while being on-duty as he defended the Capitol during riots on January 6th, claims he only wore the hat in order to blend in with the crowd and rescue his colleagues. Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson, 45, says that wearing the distinctive MAGA hat enabled him to blend in with the crowd and ultimately save his fellow officers who were trapped inside the building.   Johnson has explained to his coworkers that he decided to wear the iconic cap worn by Trump supporters in order to 'win the trust' of protesters and make it through the crowd.   A Capitol Police lieutenant, pictured, was suspended for wearing a MAGA cap during riot Lt. Tarik Khalid Johnson, left, says he was trying to rescue his colleagues who were trapped inside the Capitol building...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In his 32 years as a Chicago firefighter, David Quintavalle has put out a few fires, but he could not put out the fire lit by internet trolls this week. The retired firefighter tells CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar it’s been hell. Quintavalle has received all sorts of threats this week after he was wrongly identified online and accused of throwing a fire extinguisher at police during the assault on the United States Capitol. “You are a f****** murderer and traitor, and I can’t believe you killed a cop. Your son’s a cop. Wow. Good luck in prison, b****,” one caller said in a voicemail. “That’s just one of the numerous pleasant calls that I’ve received during this time,” he said. Quintavalle said he is constantly concerned for his safety. “My life has changed,” he said. “People driving by the house. I was being called a murderer. I...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A former Oakland police officer has received a visit from the FBI. Jurell Snyder tells the ABC7 I-Team, agents interviewed him about attending last week's Trump rally that led to the assault on the Capitol, and about his social media posts promoting conspiracy theories.Some current Oakland police officers liked and commented on Snyder's posts, and now, the department is investigating those officers.RELATED: CA Proud Boy's video of US Capitol riot could be used as evidence against groupJurell Snyder left the Oakland Police Department in 2015; he's now a data analyst living in Texas. Last week, he traveled to Washington, DC for the Trump rally contesting the election results, and gave the I-Team pictures shown in the video posted above..Dan Noyes: "Why did you feel it necessary to go to DC for the rally?"Jurell Snyder: "I felt that our government's not being transparent and that this election...
    One of two off-duty Virginia police officers arrested for participating in the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol is the first known military servicemember to be charged in connection to the attack.  LEFT-WING ACTIVIST CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT AFTER SAYING HE WAS JUST THERE TO 'DOCUMENT' Jacob Fracker is a corporal with the Virginia National Guard, the Army told Fox News. The other officer, Thomas Robertson, is an Army veteran. Both are officers of the Rocky Mount Police Department just outside Roanoke.  The Army said Fracker is not currently on duty with National Guard troops in Washington, D.C. "The Army is committed to working closely with the F.B.I. as they identify people who participated in the violent attack on the Capitol to determine if the individuals have any connection to the Army," an Army Public Affairs statement read.  Police officers Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson took a selfie inside the U.S....
    The Capitol Police sent an internal intelligence report three days before the deadly Capitol riot that warned of potential for violence, The Washington Post reports. "Due to the tense political environment following the 2020 election, the threat of disruptive actions or violence cannot be ruled out," the 12-page report reads.  Instead of counter-protestors being the target of the rioters like in past presidential election protests that occurred in D.C., this time the Capitol would likely be the target, the report warned. "Supporters of the current president see January 6, 2021, as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election," one portion states. "This sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of an incentive to become violent," it continues. The report, which doesn't appear to have been shared widely with other law enforcement agencies, noted that prominent leaders on the right would be speaking at the...
    Authorities released images of a suspect on Friday who they said used a police shield to pin a Washington police officer against a door as rioters forced their way into the Capitol during last week's insurrection.  The officer, identified as Daniel Hodges, is recovering, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department told Fox News.  Washington, D.C, police officer Daniel Hodges was crushed in a doorway during the Jan. 6 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. (Metropolitan Police Department)How to helpAnyone with information about the assault can call the FBI Tipline: 1-800-CALL-FBI, or 1-800-225-5324  "He's fine," a police spokesperson said. "I saw him today."  Information on how long Hodges was with the police force was not available. The department tweeted photos of Hodges during the incident and two images of a suspect.  "You’ve seen images of Ofc Hodges crushed in the doorway during the insurrection at the US Capitol," the department wrote. "Now we need your help...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Four teens were injured in a quadruple shooting in Philadelphia’s Logan neighborhood Friday night. Police say it happened on the 5000 block of North 10th Street. Police say a 15-year-old boy was shot once in the hip and once in the arm. A 16-year-old boy was shot three times — once in the chest, in the foot, and in the arm. Another 16-year-old boy was shot once in the thigh. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the hip. All victims are currently in stable condition, according to police. No arrests have been made. For a list of gun violence resources in Philadelphia, click here. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Retired Chester Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Fire Extinguisher At Police During Capitol Riot Delaware Man Photographed Carrying Confederate Flag Inside US Capitol During Riots Arrested ‘He Was Living His Best Life’: Sister Speaks Out After 25-Year-Old Milan Loncar Gunned Down...
    Federal auditors in the United States launched a comprehensive review of how the FBI, Pentagon, and other law enforcement agencies responded to the assault on Capitol Hill by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, even if there were problems in the flow of information and other preparations that left the building, a historical symbol of democracy, vulnerable to violence. The investigations, led by inspectors general from the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Interior and Defense, carry the potential for strong criticism of the government’s handling of the fatal break-in on Capitol Hill, in which Trump supporters, some armed , they overwhelmed the police and were in close contact with elected officials. The inquiries will range from whether the FBI adequately shared information with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence to how the Pentagon mobilized for the January 6 crisis. The launch of multiple simultaneous...
    Federal auditors in the United States launched a comprehensive review of how the FBI, Pentagon, and other law enforcement agencies responded to the assault on Capitol Hill by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump, even if there were problems in the flow of information and other preparations that left the building, a historical symbol of democracy, vulnerable to violence. The investigations, led by inspectors general from the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Interior and Defense, carry the potential for strong criticism of the government’s handling of the fatal break-in on Capitol Hill, in which Trump supporters, some armed , they overwhelmed the police and were in close contact with elected officials. The inquiries will range from whether the FBI adequately shared information with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence to how the Pentagon mobilized for the January 6 crisis. The launch of multiple simultaneous...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A retired Chicago firefighter who was falsely accused of attacking an officer in last week's capitol chaos is now speaking out and trying to clear his name.David Quintavalle said he was bombarded with threatening calls after a protestor in the crowd hurled a fire extinguisher at U.S. Capitol police, hitting an officer, during the riots in Washington D.C last week.WATCH: Full interview with retired Chicago firefighter David Quintavalle EMBED More News Videos "It changed my whole life." Watch the full interview with retired Chicago Firefighter David Quintavalle, who was accused on the internet in the murder of a Capitol police officer. While it was happening, Quintavalle said he was 700 miles away at home in Chicago. But an internet troll posted a tweet identifying Quintavalle as suspect. It picked up steam, and soon hundreds of others tweeted calling him a cop killer."It's out there," Quintavalle said. "I...
    A man who is suspected of joining the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week is said to have told how an officer with the Capitol Police shook his hand as he entered the building saying, 'It's your house now.' Robert Bauer admitted to the FBI that he, along with his cousin, Edward Hemenway of Virginia, went to the pro-Trump rally that took place outside the White House before the riot on January 6th when they headed down towards the Capitol building. Once inside the citadel, the police officer then grabbed Bauer's hand. Robert Bauer and his cousin, Edward Hemenway, were accused of participating in the Capitol riot on January 6 The FBI is said to have used photos posted to Facebook to identify them Police try to hold back protesters pushing into a doorway at the Capitol last Wednesday Hemenway claims he then said 'sorry' to...
    Donald Trump supporters gathered around the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 6 to protest the certification of Joe Biden as the next president. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel raised eyebrows earlier this week when she emphatically warned the public that the state Capitol was "not safe" despite a recent ban on openly carrying firearms in the building. Anyone, she said, regardless of criminal history or membership in anti-government groups, could still enter the Capitol "fully locked and loaded" with concealed firearms and/or explosives.  "My job is not to provide state employees & residents or other visitors to our Capitol with a false sense of security, especially given the current state of affairs in Michigan and around the nation," Nessel wrote in a prescient Twitter thread. "I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe." Now a 6-foot security fence has been erected around that Capitol building, and it will be locked...
    January 15, 2021 6:58 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Washington police officers who defended the Capitol from the assault carried out by supporters of President Donald Trump on February 6, compared the event to a medieval battle of barbarians in which they feared for their lives after they were attacked and violently beaten. “We weren’t fighting 50 or 60 rioters … We were fighting 15,000 people. It looked like a scene from a medieval battle“said one of them, Michael Fanone, in a statement collected by the newspaper The Washington Post. In the videos published on the internet about the assault, it can be seen how the mob dragged this policeman down the steps of the Capitol and beat him violently, at which point, he said, he could hear one of the assailants shouting: “¡¡ We have one, we have one. Kill him with his own weapon! “...
    In the summer of 2000 I was one of several foreign correspondents, photographers and video journalists who traveled to England to participate in a first aid course in a hostile environment. The instructors, all former British Marine Corps commanders, taught us how to get out of a minefield, all about booby traps and how to treat gunshot wounds. The instructors posed as attack victims, with fake blood gushing from their wounds, and evaluated whether or not our bandages and tourniquets would save lives. I know the importance of these types of workshops after covering or directing coverage, including wars, coups, terrorist attacks and other episodes of violence, for a quarter of a century. Several times I was in shootings. This week, now as a journalist in Oregon, I participated in a virtual workshop hosted by the police on what to do if there are shootings at the State Capitol. Journalists...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the Wisconsin Capitol Police told state lawmakers to stay away from the Capitol building this weekend and suggested that they remove any personal information from social media accounts due to threats of unrest at capitols in all 50 states. Capitol Police Chief David Erwin told lawmakers in a Thursday memo obtained by The Associated Press that they were “not aware of specific credible threats to legislators; however, this remains an evolving situation and there continues to be active social media commentary regarding the threat of ongoing unrest.” Although Erwin asked lawmakers not to be in the building this weekend, it didn’t recommend that they curtail normal legislative activity next week. Two public hearings are scheduled, but no meetings of the full Senate or Assembly. Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated on Wednesday. Law enforcement will have an “increased presence” in the Wisconsin...
    Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., said she has been receiving death threats after it was suggested, she believed, that she played a role in aiding insurrectionists who laid siege on Capitol Hill last week. Rep. Sean Maloney, D-N.Y., gave an interview to MSNBC this week confirming that a member of Congress – who supports carrying a gun in the House and had recently clashed with Capitol Police – had given a tour to potential rioters.  Boebert, who fits both criteria, assumed Maloney was implying that she had given the tour, which she denied as "categorically false" in a letter to the New York Democrat. Many members of the American public also assumed Maloney meant that Boebert had given the tour, which resulted in some dangerous consequences. "Your failure to factcheck any of these lies or even talk to me before doing an interview on a national television network has resulted in...
    Police officers in riot gear struggle to keep a Trump mob from entering the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Tam Pham, an 18-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, resigned on Thursday after facing discipline for attending the attempted coup at the Capitol on January 6. Pham apologized to the Houston Chronicle for his involvement and said he was only there to take photos. According to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Pham was one of the hundreds who breached the Capitol. "I can't tell you the anger I feel at the thought of a police officer and other police officers thinking they get to go storm the Capitol," Acevado said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Houston police officer resigned on Thursday after his police chief accused him of breaching the US Capitol during the insurrection on January 6. Tam Pham...
    A suspected rioter who entered the U.S. Capitol amid last week's unfolding chaos said a Capitol Police officer shook his hand upon entering the building and said, "It's your house now," according to authorities.  Robert Bauer, of Kentucky, and his cousin Edward Hemenway, a Virginia resident, attended the Jan. 6 pro-Trump rally that preceded the riot. Bauer told the FBI that after the event, both men went with a group to the Capitol, according to a federal affidavit. LEFT-WING ACTIVIST CHARGED IN CAPITOL RIOT AFTER SAYING HE WAS JUST THERE TO 'DOCUMENT' Robert Bauer is pictured inside the Capitol building. (FBI) Once inside, they encountered the officer who grabbed Bauer's hand to shake before making the statement. The officer also shook Hemenway's hand, he recalled. Hemenway told him "sorry," to which the officer replied a second time: "It's your house now." He also gave Hemenway a "half-hug," Hemenway told authorities.  Bauer said he...
    THE FBI has warned police departments nationwide to be on high alert of potentially violent protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. If you're out and about in the days leading up to Inauguration Day, here are some tips on how to avoid the mayhem. 6The FBI has warned police officials across the US to be alert of violent protestsCredit: Reuters When are the US Capitol protests in DC? The FBI warned police officials across the nation that "armed protests" are being planned in all 50 state capitols and the US Capitol in Washington DC. In DC, the FBI are bracing for violence including explosives at Biden's inauguration, as the National Guard gave it's soldiers the green light to use lethal force. However, The federal agency did not give a specific day on when the riots will take place, only saying to be on high alert in the...
    Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call 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.Things could have turned out very differently for Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) if she hadn’t taken a Zoom call in her office last Wednesday afternoon. The California representative had been on the House floor listening to debate over the counting of the Electoral College vote when she excused herself, just as a violent mob of insurrections, egged on by President Trump, began swarming the Capitol. Bass watched the scene from her office window as she spoke with Capitol Police. An officer told her rioters had begun to tear up the stage that had been set for Joe Biden’s inauguration and asked her to shelter in place. Unlike many of her colleagues, Bass didn’t fear for her life—though she felt fortunate she hadn’t...
    (CNN)Days before the violent insurrection at the US Capitol, the then-US House Sergeant at Arms sent a memo to members of Congress banning tours of buildings on January 6, the day lawmakers gathered inside to certify Joe Biden's victory, according to a copy of the memo obtained by CNN. The lockdown was in response to alarm from some congressional members who were growing concerned about seeing large groups of pro-Trump supporters walking around the Capitol the week around the swearing in of the new Congress leading up to the January 6. It was a level of traffic that had not taken place since officials tightened access to the building in March of last year to limit spread from the coronavirus pandemic, multiple Democratic lawmakers and aides told CNN. RELATED: Members of Congress fear for their lives and security after deadly riot, sources say275 cases open in Capitol riot investigation, US...
    Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump wave Trump flags and Confederate battle flags as they demonstrate on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol near the entrance to the Senate after breaching security defenses, in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.Mike Theiler | Reuters Capitol Police said Friday that they are investigating allegations by Democratic members of Congress that Republican lawmakers gave tours of the Capitol to supporters of President Donald Trump a day before a pro-Trump mob rioted there. Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J. had said Tuesday that on Jan. 5 she saw "members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol ... a reconnaissance for the next day." Sherrill vowed to hold accountable "those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy." She has said that tours were highly unusual both because of the timing just...
    The FBI issued a memo Friday indicating that the agency will begin investigating 37 people in connection with the killing of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, The New York Times reports. Sicknick succumbed to injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 as rioters reportedly hit him with a fire extinguisher as they streamed into the Capitol. The 42-year-old was a military veteran and served on the Capitol Police force for 12 years. The officer was among five people who died amid the chaos on Capitol Hill last week. Another woman died after being shot by a Capitol Police officer while trying to climb through a broken window. Police said last week that three other people died due to medical emergencies. Dozens of Capitol Police and Metropolitan Police officers were injured during the violence last Wednesday. The Times reported that the FBI memo, a copy of which it obtained, said that 14 Capitol Police officers were injured during the riot. On Thursday,...
    The wife of the Trump fanatic who killed himself after being arrested at the Capitol riots appears to share his conviction that the 2020 Presidential Election was 'stolen' by Democrats, DailyMail.com can reveal. Kelley Edles – whose husband Christopher Georgia, 53, shot himself in the chest Saturday – created a new Twitter account in November to post anti-Biden propaganda and communicate with other 'voter fraud' protesters. She retweeted numerous messages alleging voting fraud in Georgia, mocking the President-Elect as well as a Breitbart story critiquing Mark Zuckerberg's Safe Elections project, before the account disappeared after her husband's shocking suicide. Edles (pictured) retweeted numerous messages alleging voting fraud in Georgia, mocking the President-Elect as well as a Breitbart story critiquing Mark Zuckerberg's Safe Elections project, before the account disappeared after her husband's shocking suicide Kelley Edles – whose husband Christopher Georgia, 53, shot himself in the chest Saturday...
    Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images) D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on Friday blasted disinformation being circulated about last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, calling efforts to equate BLM rallies to the pro-Trump mob siege of the U.S. Capitol “shocking and outrageous.” “Another piece of disinformation that’s going out and, sadly, being repeated by elected officials, is this idea that, somehow, the violence that occurred in the summer around protests regarding racial justice and criminal justice, oftentimes termed, perhaps too categorically and generally, as the BLM protests, were more violent,” Racine said during a Voter Protection Program briefing call with reporters, which detailed their report about myths and facts in the 2020 election. “And, somehow, that responsible people didn’t strike out and call out...
    By Zachary Cohen | CNN US investigators have opened up 275 criminal cases and charged roughly 98 individuals in connection to last week’s pro-Donald Trump riot at the US Capitol, federal officials said Friday, emphasizing they are focused on rounding up the most violent offenders. That number will easily grow to over 300 by the end of the day, Michael Sherwin, acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia, told reporters Friday. Shocking new details show the riot last week was extraordinarily violent and posed mortal danger to the top members of the US government. Law enforcement officials did not deny they are investigating allegations that Capitol Police and lawmakers were involved in the riot. Steven D’Antuono of the FBI’s Washington Field Office said the FBI will “leave no stone unturned” and is “looking at every piece of the puzzle.” They did not elaborate on those investigations, however. Several Democratic...