City News reports:
There are a lot of questions surrounding the actions of Capitol Hill police in particular, with U.S. lawmakers now vowing to investigate the force whose members were seen taking selfies with a violent mob of Trump’s supporters.
By Thursday morning it was known four people died; one was shot by police and the other three suffered medical emergencies.
One man died after he apparently struck himself with a taser. Only 52 people are known to have been arrested, compared to 88 who were detained after Black Lives Matter protests in June.
The Birmingham News reports:
A 55-year-old Athens man was one of the people who died on Wednesday while chaos broke out at the Capitol building. D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee, during a news conference Thursday, confirmed that one of the people who died was Kevin Greeson.
In recent weeks, Greeson posted dozens of times on the social media site Parler, which has gained popularity with conservatives in particular since it launched in 2018.
He expressed strong opinions on Parler, such as calling for violence in the street in support of President Donald Trump, hailing the Proud Boys alt-right group and discussing his personal cache of guns and ammunition.
Here’s a photo of Kevin Greeson – the 55-year-old Athens, Alabama, man who died of a “medical emergency” during the unrest in Washington yesterday – posted on Parler last month w/ the caption “I wish these motherfuckers would come to my hood!” pic.twitter.com/9jVC6Sdeh5
— Connor Sheets (@ConnorASheets) January 7, 2021
One of the people who died on Capitol grounds was Kevin Greeson. His wife told me he wanted to support Trump, wasn’t there to participate in the violence & didn’t condone it. His posts online show he has advocated for violence against Democrats in the past https://t.co/IPYP86uaVq
— Clarissa-Jan Lim (@clarissajanlim) January 7, 2021
They left out the part where he tasered his balls, and then had the heart attack.https://t.co/7qmlDFHiE5
— Barbara J May (@BarbaraJMay2) January 8, 2021
He stormed the Capitol yesterday with a taser concealed in his pants. He was in the process of stealing a portrait of Tip O’Neill when he accidentally & repeatedly discharged the taser. He tased himself in the balls until he suffered a fatal heart attack. Really. #CapitolRiots pic.twitter.com/TNKGrFoqi7
— @Silent Cops Are Complicit Cops (@TrumpHotelMatt1) January 8, 2021