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Capitol Riot Suspect Busted After Boasting On Bumble

Via press release from the Justice Department: A Texas man was arrested today for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Andrew Quentin Taake, 32, of Houston, is charged …

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Guilty Pleas From Pair Who Took Pics In Pelosi’s Office

Reuters reports: Two Ohio men face up to six months in prison after pleading guilty on Friday to disorderly conduct during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, where one photographed the other in the offices of House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Derek Jancart, 39, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and fellow Ohioan Erik Rau, 28, are at least …

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Federal Judge Forces Capitol Rioter To Unlock Laptop To Access Riot Footage From His Helmet-Worn Camera

CNN reports: A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera. The judge granted the Justice Department’s request to place Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt in front of his laptop so they could use facial recognition to unlock the …

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Feds Thwart Mass Shooting Plot By Ohio Incel [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: An Ohio man who was part of an online community of “incels,” or misogynists who blame women for denying them what they believe is their right to sexual intercourse, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with plotting to shoot students in sororities, federal prosecutors said. The man, Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged …

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Man Gets Eight Months In First Riot Felony Sentencing

ABC News reports: A lawyer for Paul Hodgkins, who pleaded guilty last month to one count of obstructing an official proceeding, asked U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss not to impose a prison sentence, saying the shame that will attach to Hodgkins for the rest of his life should be factored in as punishment. “Whatever punishment this court may provide will …

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TODAY: First Felony Sentencing In Capitol Riot

The Associated Press reports: A Florida man who breached the U.S. Senate chamber carrying a Trump campaign flag is scheduled to become the first Jan. 6 rioter sentenced for a felony, in a hearing that will help set a benchmark for punishment in similar cases. Prosecutors want Paul Allard Hodgkins to serve 18 months behind bars, saying in a recent …

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Riot Suspect Nabbed After Fellow Suspect Tips FBI

Columbus’s ABC News affiliate reports: An Ohio man was arrested Thursday in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol building. Erik Rau was identified by fellow Central Ohioan Derek Jancart after he was arrested last February for his alleged role in the Capitol riots. Jancart was arrested after investigators say he posted a photo from inside …

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Feds Arrest “Book Of Mormon” Capitol Riot Suspect

Law & Crime reports: Federal authorities have arrested a man who they claim dressed up as a prominent figure from the Book of Mormon during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex. According to the text held sacred by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Captain Moroni was “the chief captain over the Nephites” …

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Rioter Who Rappelled Into Senate Pleads Guilty, Flips

The Washington Post reports: An Idaho man photographed hanging from the Senate balcony and sitting in the presiding officer’s chair in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony obstruction of Congress, admitting to joining a group who came to Washington armed with firearms, knives and body armor to support President Donald Trump. Josiah B. Colt, 34, became …

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Matt Gaetz Outraged That FBI Encourages “Snitching”

“Back during the worst days of the Soviet Union, one out of every three of the folks in that country was providing some sort of information to a centralized governing authority. “Snitching really is a tool of the repressive security state, and we don’t want that to happen in our country. “This is an effort to identify people based on …

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#SuitMacer Riot Suspect Collared Thanks To Reddit Tip

Via press release from the Justice Department: A New York man was arrested today for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election. Edward Francisco Rodriguez, 26, of Brooklyn, is …

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FBI Collars Fake “Press” Riot Suspect Thanks To Tipster

Raw Story reports: Matthew Thomas Purse milled among the mob on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol wearing a black tactical vest and helmet both bearing the letters, “PRESS,” the FBI reports. He was arrested Friday. “FBI received information from a confidential source (“CS”), who saw Purse on a live stream on Twitch, a live streaming platform, believed to be …

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Pennsylvania Man Charged With Assault On Journalist

The Hill reports: Authorities have charged a Pennsylvania man with attacking a photographer for The Associated Press during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Alan William Byerly was arrested on Wednesday, according to the DOJ. He is facing five charges in connection with the insurrection, including assault and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. According to an …

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Feds: Rioter Plotted Attack With US Capitol Lego Set

The New York Post reports: The FBI is building its case against an alleged leader of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot one Lego brick at a time. Investigators seized a “fully constructed US Capitol Lego set” from Robert Morss, 27, along with a notebook containing instructions on how to create a “hometown militia,” court records published by The Smoking Gun …

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Accused Rioter Told Feds “I Was Dressed Like Antifa”

Law & Crime reports: A Virginia man is facing several criminal charges after he allegedly admitted to an undercover federal agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while dressed to look like an anti-fascist activist and discussed details about his own nascent militia group that had been casing Congress in the months following the riot, according to …

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FBI: Please Help Identify These 11 DC Rioters [VIDEO]

Via press release from the FBI: The FBI’s Washington Field Office has released 11 new videos of suspects in violent assaults on federal officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them. The 11 new videos depict suspects seen forcefully attacking law enforcement officers. Investigating the violent assaults …

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Six Months Later, FBI Still Hunting For 300 DC Rioters

The Associated Press reports: The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is …

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Dozens Of DC Rioters Accused Of Deleting Evidence

The Associated Press reports: They flaunted their participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol on social media and then, apparently realizing they were in legal trouble, rushed to delete evidence of it, authorities say. Now their attempts to cover up their role in the deadly siege are likely to come back to haunt them in court. An …

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Riot Suspect Charged With Opening Doors From Inside

The Charlotte Observer reports: An Anderson, South Carolina, man who traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in hopes of stopping Democrat Joe Biden from becoming president has been charged with half a dozen offenses, including obstructing law officers, according to court records. In late December, George Tenney III, 34, posted messages on social media …

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Newly Arrested Riot Suspect Squirms Before Media

Providence’s ABC News affiliate reports: Chase Allen, 25, of Seekonk, was apprehended by agents with FBI Boston’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday. Allen, according to the FBI, is accused of participating in the destruction of thousands of dollars worth of media equipment. 12 News spoke with Allen Wednesday evening at his home in Seekonk. Having federal charges brought against …

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