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How Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes got started:

Here's how Alex Jones gave the Oath Keepers a platform to spread violent extremism - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
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Stewart Rhodes spewed anti-government hate for more than a decade. Alex Jones gave him the audience - CNNPolitics
Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes has spewed violent rhetoric and whipped up unsubstantiated fears about secret government plots and imminent civil war for more than a decade with the help of another purveyor of extremism: conspiracy monger and internet powerhouse Alex Jones.

Jones, who has built a staggering online following around his Infowars empire, has given Rhodes a platform to reach a wider audience -- from the day Rhodes plugged the Oath Keepers' first public meeting to the weeks surrounding the invasion of the US Capitol.

At the same time, Rhodes' Oath Keepers protected Jones at multiple "Stop the Steal" rallies. The heady mix of access and influence came to a boil on January 6, 2021, with the Oath Keepers tasked with providing a personal security detail for Jones and Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander before the pro-Trump rally culminated with the deadly riot at the Capitol.
 

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I'm baffled at how anyone can be so horribly paranoid about Joe Biden. But then again, the right-wingers hated Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

'Hanging his own clients': George Conway buries Oath Keepers' attorney over train wreck CNN interview - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
"We should note Stewart Rhodes entered a not guilty plea in court," said anchor Jake Tapper. "I want to play part of the defense from Rhodes that came from his attorney who spoke to CNN today. Take a listen."

He then played a clip of attorney Jon Moseley telling CNN earlier on Friday that his clients had a "somewhat fanciful idea they thought the president was going to call them up under the Insurrection Act, which I don't understand but they were fixated on — the idea that Trump was going to activate them as a militia under the Insurrection Act."
What a fantasy.
I would wonder how he acquired that "fantasy". Was he told that by Roger Stone or Trump himself. This could be a key bit of evidence.
 

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That Oath Keepers leader:
'Complete sociopath': Stewart Rhodes' estranged wife warns he is a 'dangerous man' - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
CNN's John Berman interviewed Tasha Adams one day after her husband was arrested on charges of seditious conspiracy for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Adams described fearing for her family and that she was happy he was arrested.

"So much relief," Adams said.

"I knew I lived in fear he might show up here. But the -- just setting that weight down and knowing we were safe and my kids were safe and my kids' school doesn't have to worry, that was a relief I didn't know existed," she explained.
 

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I'm baffled at how anyone can be so horribly paranoid about Joe Biden. But then again, the right-wingers hated Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

'Hanging his own clients': George Conway buries Oath Keepers' attorney over train wreck CNN interview - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
"We should note Stewart Rhodes entered a not guilty plea in court," said anchor Jake Tapper. "I want to play part of the defense from Rhodes that came from his attorney who spoke to CNN today. Take a listen."

He then played a clip of attorney Jon Moseley telling CNN earlier on Friday that his clients had a "somewhat fanciful idea they thought the president was going to call them up under the Insurrection Act, which I don't understand but they were fixated on — the idea that Trump was going to activate them as a militia under the Insurrection Act."
What a fantasy.
I would wonder how he acquired that "fantasy". Was he told that by Roger Stone or Trump himself. This could be a key bit of evidence.

It's not a mystery. It was openly talked about, like everything else that happened that day.

 

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The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has issued a new round of subpoenas; this time to Rudy Giuliani and other lawyers closely tied to former President Trump's false election claims.

Giuliani acted as a personal lawyer to former President Trump and was a key figure in a wave of disinformation spread after President Biden was elected.

In all, the panel issued four subpoenas, including to Sidney Powell, a controversial lawyer who pushed conspiracy theories tied to the Trump's last campaign, Jenna Ellis, another member of the Trump legal team that pushed false claims President Biden lost, and Boris Epshteyn, a lawyer who was a Trump 2020 campaign advisor.
 

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US Marshals file response in court to insurrectionists whining they can't shave or get a haircut - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
Those behind bars in Washington, D.C. for their participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, are complaining that they don't have access to haircuts or a shave.

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According to the federal detention monitor, the men could have access to a haircut and shave if they're vaccinated. But the men aren't vaccinated.
So they'd prefer to be plague rats, it seems.

I must say that I enjoy the sight of right-wingers grumbling about jail conditions. Republican lawmakers assail jail conditions for those who attempted coup | Courthouse News Service -- MTG, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, ...


FBI nabs Capitol rioter who said he was ‘involved with helping Lin Wood and Sidney Powell’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
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Metro Atlanta contractor latest arrested in Jan. 6 probe of Capitol attack
According to court documents, a voice believed to be Webler can be heard in a selfie video taken inside the Capitol saying, “It’s my birthday, and it’s the best one ever.”

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“Biden called Jan 6 the worst domestic terror attack in our history. Here’s some of my footage,” Webler posted to Facebook on April 28 after dozens of Capitol insurgents had already been arrested. “Can you find the terror?”

On Facebook, Webler allegedly wrote Capitol Police were “just chilling.” Federal officials claim Webler wrote that police officers were unconcerned with his presence and helped him find the exit when he got “bored.”

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Webler has a criminal history and had two prison terms in Georgia totaling more than six years for burglary, aggravated assault and auto theft and other charges. He was most recently in prison in 2005, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. Webler did not respond to emails seeking comment for this story.

... Shortly before going to Washington, D.C., Webler gave an interview to NTD News saying he staked out government offices looking for evidence of voter fraud.

“I have been involved with helping Lin Wood and Sidney Powell try find all the information that we can,” Webler said in the video published Dec. 28, 2020.

Webler said he conducted overnight surveillance on what he described as a “official election warehouse.”
 

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Here are the two avenues the DOJ will now follow after seditious conspiracy indictments - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
"The most interesting aspect of the recent indictments of 11 people accused of involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on charges of seditious conspiracy isn’t who has been charged — but who might be charged next," former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade wrote for MSNBC.

The former U.S. Attorney wrote that it is "likely that prosecutors aren’t done yet."
  • Investigation of simpler crimes
  • Cooperation
Just like with organized crime.
 

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One of the interesting things to me about this is the whole Stop the Steal campaign, event on Jan 6th, and the name they chose: Stop the Steal. I mean, it's right in the name: a false claim that the election was fraudulent "Steal" in the context of imperative mood "Stop," i.e. a command or request. And then Trump and others whipping them into a frenzy, lying he would go with them, telling them they had to go to the Capitol to exert pressure on Congress trying to do their job. After having such an obviously inciteful name for the event, right out in public sphere of knowledge, then Trump not doing anything about it for hours of terrorism and insurrection, followed by him making Ashli Babbit into a martyr. That leadership needs to be held to account, but there's an unbelievably disingenuous, "wut? who me? I didn't do anything wrong."
 

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One of the interesting things to me about this is the whole Stop the Steal campaign, event on Jan 6th, and the name they chose: Stop the Steal. I mean, it's right in the name: a false claim that the election was fraudulent "Steal" in the context of imperative mood "Stop," i.e. a command or request. And then Trump and others whipping them into a frenzy, lying he would go with them, telling them they had to go to the Capitol to exert pressure on Congress trying to do their job. After having such an obviously inciteful name for the event, right out in public sphere of knowledge, then Trump not doing anything about it for hours of terrorism and insurrection, followed by him making Ashli Babbit into a martyr. That leadership needs to be held to account, but there's an unbelievably disingenuous, "wut? who me? I didn't do anything wrong."
I can't help but think the "wut, who me, I didn't do anything..." is exactly a good motive for taking that leadership and putting such quotes as the marginal text of a replaying video monitor that they be legally required to wear while they get hung for treason, legally listed as for waging war against the United States Government, but most specifically for bad faith.

If not for the bad faith, I'd say let them be reformed if they may be.
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
Don't lawyers often bring in suits for their clients just before they appear in court? Could the bring in clippers, a comb, an electric face-revealer? Spiffy the bastards up before taking them before the tribunal?

Or are they demanding haircuts for their time inside the jail system? Do they want to look nice for the party on pizza night? Are they trying to get that cute guard's attention?
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
Don't lawyers often bring in suits for their clients just before they appear in court? Could the bring in clippers, a comb, an electric face-revealer? Spiffy the bastards up before taking them before the tribunal?

Or are they demanding haircuts for their time inside the jail system? Do they want to look nice for the party on pizza night? Are they trying to get that cute guard's attention?

Good questions. Another one is how close should the barber clip to the antlers?
 

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US Marshals file response in court to insurrectionists whining they can't shave or get a haircut - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
Those behind bars in Washington, D.C. for their participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, are complaining that they don't have access to haircuts or a shave.

...
According to the federal detention monitor, the men could have access to a haircut and shave if they're vaccinated. But the men aren't vaccinated.
So they'd prefer to be plague rats, it seems.

I must say that I enjoy the sight of right-wingers grumbling about jail conditions. Republican lawmakers assail jail conditions for those who attempted coup | Courthouse News Service -- MTG, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, ...


FBI nabs Capitol rioter who said he was ‘involved with helping Lin Wood and Sidney Powell’ - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism
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Metro Atlanta contractor latest arrested in Jan. 6 probe of Capitol attack
According to court documents, a voice believed to be Webler can be heard in a selfie video taken inside the Capitol saying, “It’s my birthday, and it’s the best one ever.”

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“Biden called Jan 6 the worst domestic terror attack in our history. Here’s some of my footage,” Webler posted to Facebook on April 28 after dozens of Capitol insurgents had already been arrested. “Can you find the terror?”

On Facebook, Webler allegedly wrote Capitol Police were “just chilling.” Federal officials claim Webler wrote that police officers were unconcerned with his presence and helped him find the exit when he got “bored.”

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Webler has a criminal history and had two prison terms in Georgia totaling more than six years for burglary, aggravated assault and auto theft and other charges. He was most recently in prison in 2005, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. Webler did not respond to emails seeking comment for this story.

... Shortly before going to Washington, D.C., Webler gave an interview to NTD News saying he staked out government offices looking for evidence of voter fraud.

“I have been involved with helping Lin Wood and Sidney Powell try find all the information that we can,” Webler said in the video published Dec. 28, 2020.

Webler said he conducted overnight surveillance on what he described as a “official election warehouse.”
It's my birthday, and I'll commit sedition if I want to,
Commit sedition if I want to,
Commit sedition if I want to.
You would commit sedition too, if Trump happened to you.
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
Don't lawyers often bring in suits for their clients just before they appear in court? Could the bring in clippers, a comb, an electric face-revealer? Spiffy the bastards up before taking them before the tribunal?

Or are they demanding haircuts for their time inside the jail system? Do they want to look nice for the party on pizza night? Are they trying to get that cute guard's attention?

Good questions. Another one is how close should the barber clip to the antlers?
Depends, if you're going for a balanced do, or of you're trying to make the horns look bigger.
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
Don't lawyers often bring in suits for their clients just before they appear in court? Could the bring in clippers, a comb, an electric face-revealer? Spiffy the bastards up before taking them before the tribunal?

Or are they demanding haircuts for their time inside the jail system? Do they want to look nice for the party on pizza night? Are they trying to get that cute guard's attention?

Good questions. Another one is how close should the barber clip to the antlers?
Depends, if you're going for a balanced do, or of you're trying to make the horns look bigger.
Antler-scaping.
 

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You can officially call it sedition now.


He pled guilty, faces 7-9 years.

The first trial is going on right now too.


Reffitt started the day at the Ellipse by the White House before moving to the Capitol. The statements included:

“We’re taking the Capitol before the day is over, ripping them out by their hair, every fucking one of them.”

“I just want to see Pelosi’s head hitting every fucking stair on the way out and Mitch McConnell too.”

“I’m packing heat and I’m going to get more heat and I am going to that fucking building and I am dragging them the fuck out.”
 

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“We’re taking the Capitol before the day is over, ripping them out by their hair, every fucking one of them.”
Inconclusive. I talked the same way about the Pirate Museum in Salem, and the aircraft carrier in Charleston. I bet all tourists do, don't they?
Ha!

He's looking at a shed load of years behind bars. Who else will he throw under the bus to reduce that number?
 

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“We’re taking the Capitol before the day is over, ripping them out by their hair, every fucking one of them.”
Inconclusive. I talked the same way about the Pirate Museum in Salem, and the aircraft carrier in Charleston. I bet all tourists do, don't they?
Ha!

He's looking at a shed load of years behind bars. Who else will he throw under the bus to reduce that number?
Exactly. And this is why DOJ isn't visibly moving on Trump.

They prosecute upstream.
 

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WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) - The former chairman of the U.S. right-wing group the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, was arrested on Tuesday on a conspiracy charge for his alleged role in plotting the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol in a bid to block certification of President Joe Biden's election.

Tarrio, 38, appeared in a virtual Miami-based federal court hearing from a cellblock in a nearby local jail, and prosecutors said they were seeking to have him detained pending trial because they believe he is a danger to the community and poses a risk of flight.

Tarrio told the judge he has "absolutely" no savings, and that he only recently got a job printing T-shirts that earns him $400-500 per week.
 

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Tarrio told the judge he has "absolutely" no savings, and that he only recently got a job printing T-shirts that earns him $400-500 per week.
If "I've got nothing to lose" doesn't make him a flight risk I'm not sure what would.
Tom
 

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Evan Neumann: US Capitol riot suspect gets asylum in Belarus

Evan Neumann fled the US after being charged in connection with the riots.
The 48-year-old first settled in Ukraine, before reaching Belarus where he asked for asylum - claiming he faced "political persecution" in the US.
A Belarusian official said Mr Neumann has been granted permission to remain in the country "indefinitely".

He added that he has plans "to move my family here," but noted that the decision would ultimately be up to his wife.

Classy guy. Just up and left his family to move in with the Nazis in Belarus.
 

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Lonnie Coffman: Man who brought Molotov cocktails near Capitol on January 6 sentenced to nearly 4 years - CNNPolitics
Concluding one of the more unnerving cases surrounding January 6, a man who brought multiple firearms, Molotov cocktails and other weapons near the US Capitol that day was sentenced to 46 months behind bars on Friday.

Lonnie Coffman, 72, parked his truck -- filled with 11 Mason jars filled with gasoline and Styrofoam, several unregistered firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammo, a stun gun, machetes and a crossbow with bolts -- a few blocks from the Capitol on January 6.

"He had almost a small armory in his truck, ready to do battle," Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said before sentencing Coffman to several months above what prosecutors had recommended.

During the sentencing, Kollar-Kotelly said she didn't think "in all my years as a judge I've had such a collection of weapons" in a case, adding that Coffman "spent two tours in Vietnam so he certainly knows what napalm can do," in reference to the combined Styrofoam and gasoline found in the mason jars.
He will get credit for time served, but he will have 3 years probation and mental-health treatment.
When Coffman was arrested on the evening of January 6, police officers discovered that he was carrying two loaded, unlicensed handguns and had a contact card for a militia in Texas.

Coffman had been on the FBI's radar since a 2014 trip with the militia, American Patriots, where he taken a shotgun and pistol with him to Camp Lonestar, where groups patrol the US-Mexico border, according to court documents.

Investigators also found handwritten lists from Coffman's truck and home, where he identified certain politicians, political operatives as well as a federal judge with titles like "traitors," "Obama's lap dog" or simply put them under a "bad" category.

"Lists are always concerning even if additional threats aren't made," Kollar-Kotelly said.
 

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Proud Boys Member Pleads Guilty In Capitol Attack, Will Cooperate With Prosecutors | HuffPost Latest News - "Louis Enrique Colon, 45, faces up to five years in prison for his role in the insurrection."
Louis Enrique Colon, 45, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of obstructing police and will cooperate with prosecutors in their cases against other members of the violent extremist group, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

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The day of the attack, Colon and several other Kansas City Proud Boys members made their way inside the Capitol and were captured on video preventing police from creating barriers to keep out the rioters, according to a criminal affidavit filed by the FBI. Colon could be seen on security video placing a chair in the path of a closing gate to the Capitol. He and his cohort “intended to and did serve to prevent law enforcement from securing areas of the Capitol from unlawful entrants,” the affidavit says.

At least 820 people have been charged in the Capitol attack so far, including several Proud Boys members and leaders.

Colon faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Colón, i guess, from Christopher Columbus's name.
 

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Retired NYPD cop convicted of assaulting officer in Jan. 6 attack - "A federal jury convicted a retired New York police officer, Thomas Webster, of assaulting an officer during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack."
Thomas Webster, 56, of Goshen, New York, is a Marine veteran and retired 20-year New York Police Department officer who served in then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s security detail. Webster was the second former police officer to face trial in the attack.

Webster was charged with assaulting D.C. Police Officer Noah Rathbun. Webster was recorded pushing a bicycle rack into police officers while skirmishing outside the Capitol, then swinging a Marine Corps flag pole he was carrying at Rathbun and tackling the officer to the ground, according to court records.
He was found guilty on all six counts.
Webster, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest on Jan. 6, claimed self defense. He testified last week he thought Rathbun was a rogue cop who struck him rather than trying to calm the confrontation between police and the mob.

“He’s gone rogue,” Webster testified about his thinking that day. “He’s acting in a manner unlike other police officers, and I’m concerned for my safety.”
An off-duty cop was earlier found guilty.
Thomas Robertson, of Ferrum, Virginia, was an off-duty officer Jan. 6 who carried a large wooden stick and gas mask into the Capitol. He was convicted April 11 of six charges including felonies for obstructing Congress and interfering with law enforcement.
Cops attacking fellow cops???
 

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Retired NYPD cop convicted of assaulting officer in Jan. 6 attack - "A federal jury convicted a retired New York police officer, Thomas Webster, of assaulting an officer during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack."
Thomas Webster, 56, of Goshen, New York, is a Marine veteran and retired 20-year New York Police Department officer who served in then-Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s security detail. Webster was the second former police officer to face trial in the attack.

Webster was charged with assaulting D.C. Police Officer Noah Rathbun. Webster was recorded pushing a bicycle rack into police officers while skirmishing outside the Capitol, then swinging a Marine Corps flag pole he was carrying at Rathbun and tackling the officer to the ground, according to court records.
He was found guilty on all six counts.
Webster, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest on Jan. 6, claimed self defense. He testified last week he thought Rathbun was a rogue cop who struck him rather than trying to calm the confrontation between police and the mob.

“He’s gone rogue,” Webster testified about his thinking that day. “He’s acting in a manner unlike other police officers, and I’m concerned for my safety.”
An off-duty cop was earlier found guilty.
Thomas Robertson, of Ferrum, Virginia, was an off-duty officer Jan. 6 who carried a large wooden stick and gas mask into the Capitol. He was convicted April 11 of six charges including felonies for obstructing Congress and interfering with law enforcement.
Cops attacking fellow cops???
Fucker making us folks who carry wooden sticks around look bad...
 

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Proud Boys Member Pleads Guilty In Capitol Attack, Will Cooperate With Prosecutors | HuffPost Latest News - "Louis Enrique Colon, 45, faces up to five years in prison for his role in the insurrection."
Louis Enrique Colon, 45, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of obstructing police and will cooperate with prosecutors in their cases against other members of the violent extremist group, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

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The day of the attack, Colon and several other Kansas City Proud Boys members made their way inside the Capitol and were captured on video preventing police from creating barriers to keep out the rioters, according to a criminal affidavit filed by the FBI. Colon could be seen on security video placing a chair in the path of a closing gate to the Capitol. He and his cohort “intended to and did serve to prevent law enforcement from securing areas of the Capitol from unlawful entrants,” the affidavit says.

At least 820 people have been charged in the Capitol attack so far, including several Proud Boys members and leaders.

Colon faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Colón, i guess, from Christopher Columbus's name.
Or maybe just because he's full of shit?
 

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Washington (CNN)The Justice Department on Monday charged the head of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, and four other leaders with seditious conspiracy in the January 6 US Capitol attack, escalating the criminal case against the far-right extremist group.
These are the most aggressive charges brought by the Justice Department against the Proud Boys, and are the first allegations by prosecutors that the group tried to oppose by force the presidential transfer of power.
Tarrio and his co-defendants previously pleaded not guilty to an earlier slate of charges.
The new indictment adds fresh details about what Proud Boys leaders said on January 6, 2021. Prosecutors accuse the five defendants of working together to intimidate members of Congress and law enforcement and prompt them to flee, thereby preventing them from performing their official duties.
 

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So are the Proud boys labeled a terrorist group on our side of the Canadian border yet?
 

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So are the Proud boys labeled a terrorist group on our side of the Canadian border yet?
Nope.

I wonder when/if they'll turn on Roger Stone. I'd love to see the Penguin behind bars.
 

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Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced Richardson to more than 3.5 years in prison, saying he had downplayed his actions in his plea hearing and misled the FBI about his actions, twice coming up with "excuses" for what he did.

"This is a serious offense," Kollar-Kotelly said, adding that the video made clear that Richardson was "very angry" when he swung his flagpole with the Trump flag at an officer.

"The intent has to be to injure the officer, there's no other reason to do it," Kollar-Kotelly said.

“It was an insurrection, it was not a protest, and certainly not a peaceful one,” she added.

Richardson told the court he was apologetic for his actions.

"I am sorry," Richardson said. "This was not my intention whatsoever." He said he was expecting a party and a "celebration" because he thought that Republicans would stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidential win.
 

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Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly sentenced Richardson to more than 3.5 years in prison, saying he had downplayed his actions in his plea hearing and misled the FBI about his actions, twice coming up with "excuses" for what he did.

"This is a serious offense," Kollar-Kotelly said, adding that the video made clear that Richardson was "very angry" when he swung his flagpole with the Trump flag at an officer.

"The intent has to be to injure the officer, there's no other reason to do it," Kollar-Kotelly said.

“It was an insurrection, it was not a protest, and certainly not a peaceful one,” she added.

Richardson told the court he was apologetic for his actions.

"I am sorry," Richardson said. "This was not my intention whatsoever." He said he was expecting a party and a "celebration" because he thought that Republicans would stop the certification of Joe Biden's presidential win.
I am not a lawyer, but I cannot shake the feeling that it's a very poor defence against charges of either assault or insurrection to claim "It wasn't intentional, because I got over enthusiastic when I thought we might win the fight".
 

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They had made it sound like they were mistreated. Now we can see the truth. There's no abuse, neglect, or revenge, just following reasonable policy to keep civilians safe.
Don't lawyers often bring in suits for their clients just before they appear in court? Could the bring in clippers, a comb, an electric face-revealer? Spiffy the bastards up before taking them before the tribunal?

Or are they demanding haircuts for their time inside the jail system? Do they want to look nice for the party on pizza night? Are they trying to get that cute guard's attention?
Due to how the hair grows on my neck, I am quite uncomfortable after several days of not shaving as the stubble begins to curl inward and poke at my skin. It gets very itchy. So for me (and I imagine many others), it is necessary to shave periodically just for comfort (or tough it out and just go full beard until the ends of the hairs reach away from the skin - something that would take me months).
So not being able to shave could be a little cruel.. but, as the post indicates, that situation seems self-inflicted by their anti-vax / anti-social choice
 

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I don't remember seeing this image before. Can only imagine the dissonance required to juxtaposition Americans serving in a Japanese POW camp... with people that tried to overthrow an election and are currently in jail getting fed multiple times a day. I suppose there are limits to the insanity as they don't include KIA on the flag... yet.
 

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Buh bye...

If only he had stuck to the "if you did nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about" doctrine. No idea why he was so concerned with what officials were doing in the capital as a law-abiding citizen. A law-abiding citizen like himself should have just gone to the gun range instead and waited for them to try taking his guns, religion, and sexuality away. He'd still be a free heterosexual, Christian with guns to this day. Now he's just Christian. smh
 

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The boots are going to jail. The suits that got this rolling are still walking free.
 
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