I told you those people who came out and said that the Capitol Stormers were secretly Antifa were the stupidest people on planet earth.
Most of the 120 people who have been arrested in connection to or identified as being at the Capitol riot through photos and videos are longtime supporters of President Trump, an Associated Press analysis determined.
The Associated Press reviewed the social media posts, voter registrations, court files and other public records of 120 individuals suspected of being involved with the riots at the Capitol building and concluded that most backed the president.
The AP analysis comes after several conservatives, including lawmakers, have promoted without evidence the theory that groups like antifa and Black Lives Matter infiltrated the pro-Trump protests and were responsible for the riot in the Capitol.
The 120 people included Republican Party officials, GOP political donors, far-right militants, white supremacists and those who believe in QAnon, a conspiracy theory that Satan-worshipping pedophiles control the government, the AP found.
Many of the rioters were found to have posted unfounded claims promoted by Trump that the election had been stolen or that widespread voter fraud contributed to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Several of the posts involved threats of violence against Democrats or Republicans considered not on the president’s side. Many posted either during or after Wednesday’s events, with several expressing pride in their actions, according to the AP.
At least 90 people have been arrested for charges ranging from curfew violations to felonies such as assaulting police officers, possessing illegal weapons and making death threats against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Records indicate that some of the rioters are accused of being heavily armed, including Lonnie Leroy Coffman and Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr., both supporters of the president.
Several were identified as QAnon supporters, including Doug Jensen, Tara Coleman and Jake Chansley, who calls himself the “QAnon Shaman.” Others were found to be associated with the Proud Boys, the far-right group that Trump instructed to “stand back and stand by” during the first presidential debate.
The AP analysis contradicts claims that Trump supporters weren’t the ones that stormed the Capitol.
The Capitol Storm is something that should be celebrated as the point that Americans stopped caring and decided to stand up and fight.
Anyone who condemns them – or claims that they are secret Antifa – is frankly a traitor.
But yeah, over a hundred arrests already made, many more coming. This is the biggest crackdown since 911, for sure.
They’re also considering “felony murder” charges for huge number of protesters.
As federal prosecutors file charges against rioters who took part in last Wednesday’s violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol, investigators continue to gather evidence in the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained during the attack.
While most murder investigations focus on the person or persons who caused the fatal injury, former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy said prosecutors could charge many rioters with felony murder, even if they were nowhere near Sicknick.
Heaphy led the monthslong investigation into the law enforcement performance before, during, and after the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heaphy was the U.S. Attorney for Western District of Virginia from December 2009 through January 2015, appointed by President Barack Obama.
Under the doctrine of felony murder, which applies in the District of Columbia, any murder that occurs during the commission of one of several underlying felonies is chargeable as felony murder.
All because some guy stole a podium.
Mass arrests of political dissidents is who we are. It’s our sacred democracy values. It’s what separates us from places like China, where people are pretty much just allowed to do whatever the hell they want, without men with guns threatening to murder them.
In America, it’s our democracy values to protect our podiums.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our podiums, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” -US Constitution (our values)