Twitter Critics Go To War Over Dead Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt

Twitter chatter blew up Friday after CNN weighed in on Ashli Babbitt, the Capitol rioter fatally shot by police as she climbed through a busted window to reach the Speaker’s Lobby and lawmakers huddled in fear during the violent insurrection on Jan. 6. The U.S. Capitol Police officer who shot Babbitt was cleared of any … Read more

New Video Shows Former NYPD Member At Capitol Riot, Prosecutors Say – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New video from the Justice Department purportedly shows a former NYPD officer at the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6. It comes from newly released body camera footage. READ MORE: Flames Burst From Burning Tire Shop In East Flatbush; No Injuries, FDNY Says Prosecutors say Thomas Webster, a former marine and … Read more

2 Lawmakers Say GOP Colleague Refused To Shake Hand Of Officer Hurt In Capitol Riot

Two congressmen said Wednesday that Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) refused to shake the hand of a Washington, D.C., police officer who was beaten by members of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Clyde, who last month tried to downplay the deadly riot as something akin to “a normal tourist visit,” was one of … Read more

White House calls Capitol riot ‘domestic terrorist attack’ in report

The White House on Tuesday released a report that designates the Jan. 6 Capitol riot a “domestic terrorist attack” and endorses an internet purge of “extremist” content. The description is likely to draw stiff disagreement from allies of former President Donald Trump who say that the riot, which disrupted certification of President Biden’s victory, has … Read more

New US Intel Report Warns of More Violence by QAnon Followers – NBC New York

A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement’s false prophecies don’t come true. Many QAnon followers believe former President Donald Trump was fighting enemies within the … Read more

‘Traitors Need To Be Executed’: ‘Stop The Steal’ Organizer Indicted In Jan. 6 Conspiracy Case

Alan Hostetter was “in the middle of nowhere in Arkansas” when he hit the record button. It was late November, a few weeks after what the former police chief and more recent Orange County yoga instructor called the “stolen” 2020 election. Hostetter, who founded a group called the American Phoenix Project in the spring of … Read more

Former La Habra Police Chief Alan Hostetter, 5 Other SoCal Men Indicted On Conspiracy Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Six California men, four of whom identify as members of the anti-​government Three Percenters movement, have been charged with crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The following men are facing federal charges that include conspiracy, obstructing an official proceeding, … Read more

Capitol Police Union Calls for Acting Chief to Step Down – NBC 7 San Diego

The head of the U.S. Capitol Police union called on acting Chief Yogananda Pittman to step aside Wednesday after a joint Senate committee report on the Jan. 6 pro-Trump riot. Gus Papathanasiou, chairman of the U.S. Capitol Police Labor Committee, said the report showed that Pittman and other senior leaders failed to adequately prepare their … Read more

Capitol Police Officer Recounts Facing Jan. 6 Mob: Like ‘A Horde Of Zombies’

U.S. Capitol Police officer James Blassingame spoke to PBS this week about his harrowing experience during the Jan. 6 insurrection and his disappointment in its wake as conservative lawmakers try to change the narrative about what took place. The interview aired Wednesday, a day after a Senate report revealed broad security missteps before the attack, including failures … Read more

Man Armed With Mace And Boot Knife Arrested For Assaulting Capitol Officers

Kevin Creek, a Georgia man whom officials say was captured on camera kicking and striking police officers on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, was arrested Thursday and charged with several crimes, including disorderly conduct and assaulting and impeding officers. Creek was part of a thousands-strong mob of insurrectionists who stormed the … Read more