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Author Topic: Now it's sinking in: Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot was even more violent than it  (Read 177 times)

Offline Olde Hornet

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Now it's sinking in: Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot was even more violent than it first appeared

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/media/reliable-sources-january-8/index.html

News outlets are publishing more and more videos, photos and testimonials from Wednesday's pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill. And it's becoming clear that as heinous as the attack looked in real time, on live TV and in our social feeds, it was even worse than we knew then.
It was even more violent. It was even more treacherous. And Trump's behavior was even more disturbing.

On Wednesday we witnessed history through a handful of soda straws, to borrow a metaphor from the 2003 Iraq invasion. Journalists bravely covered the riot in real time and deserve enormous credit for doing so. But in the fog of chaos, it was impossible to see the full picture as it was happening. The public didn't find out that a US Capitol Police officer was gravely wounded until Thursday, for example. Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday night, and federal prosecutors have now opened a homicide investigation.
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I wonder why this wasn’t posted be a certain someone?

https://www.al.com/news/2021/01/lonnie-coffman-alabama-man-caught-with-molotov-cocktails-in-dc-planned-to-give-out-weapons-feds-say.html

An Alabama man arrested with nearly a dozen Molotov cocktails as well as guns and ammo has a “concerning history and characteristics” that raise a grave risk that he would endanger the community should he be released from custody, according to federal court documents made public Tuesday.

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, a 70-year-old north Alabama man, was arrested nearly one week ago during the breach of the U.S. Capitol.


A search of his pickup truck turned up 11 Molotov cocktail explosive devices, and multiple other items including a letter in which he named U.S. Rep. André Carson of Indiana, who labeled a “Muslim,” and also named a judge with words “bad guy” beside the judge’s name.

“The note does not explicitly put Carson in either the “good” or the “bad” camp, but it notes that he is one of a small number of Muslims serving in the House of Representatives” The Indianapolis Star reported.

“The indicted terrorist had the means and opportunity to carry out his plans to violently attack, injure and destroy government officials and related offices in our Nation’s Capitol,” Carson said in a statement to IndyStar. “These were not idle threats. These were planned and organized measures to take my life, my colleagues’ lives and try to destroy our government.

“Sadly, as a Black man and a Muslim fighting for equality, I have often been the target of death threats by domestic terrorists.... Seeing these seditionists rampage throughout the Capitol with their confederate flags, learning that many of the attackers had affiliations with law enforcement organizations, and then seeing the arsenals these attackers held, there should no longer be any doubt that this dangerous threat must be addressed as soon as possible,” he added.

On the handwritten note Coffman wrote “We The People Are the Rightful Masters of Both The Congress and The courts, Not To Overthrow The Constitution But to Overthrow The Men Who Pervert The Constitution,” and attributed the words to Abraham Lincoln.

Another set of handwritten messages were found on the back of a magazine and had purported contact information for “Conservative Talk Show Host Mark Levin,” “Shaun (sic) Hannity,” and Senator Ted Cruz.


Coffman’s truck, registered in Alabama, was parked a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Lonnie Coffman, Alabama man arrested at DC riot, had homemade napalm in Mason jars, feds say
Authorities said he parked there at 9:20 a.m. and walked directly toward the U.S. Capitol Building with a crowd of people. The truck was parked near the Republican National Club, a few blocks from the Democratic National Committee Headquarters. Law enforcement responded to both those locations a few hours later for reports of explosive devices.

Investigators spotted a gun in Coffman’s truck and later carried out a search of the vehicle. He was detained later in the day when he returned to his vehicle.

Other items found in Coffman’s truck and used as exhibits as to why he should remain in federal custody pending trial include a loaded 9 mm handgun, a loaded rifle, several large-capacity ammunition feeding devices loaded with more than 10 rounds of rifle ammunition, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a crossbow with bolts, several machetes, camouflage smoke devices, a stun gun, and the 11 mason jars filled with flammable liquid, which authorities said was the equivalent to homemade napalm.


There was also a lighter and rags. Two of the guns were in Coffman’s pockets.


A federal grand jury on Monday issued a 17-count indictment against Coffman and authorities are now lobbying that he remain held “to ensure the safety of people and the community.”

“There is clear and convincing evidence that (Coffman) would pose a danger to the community if released and that there are no release conditions or combination of conditions that would ensure the safety of the community,’' according to federal prosecutors.

The records state that Coffman, who lives near Falkville in north Alabama, had been living out of his pickup truck in the D.C. area for a week prior to the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol and that he is unemployed.

“The defendant brought these weapons to the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Capitol Building and traveled the area with two firearms on his person,’' records state. “The amount of weapons suggest an intent to provide them to others as no one person could reasonably use so many at once.”


“The nature and seriousness of the danger that (Coffman) would pose if released cannot be overstated,’' the federal prosecutor wrote.



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BREAKING — A Capitol Rioter who insisted
on representing himself accidentally admits to two new felonies to the judge and was taken into custody.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO HIM? 😂 https://t.co/pd5vMM16Ho

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And today,....

One Capital Police Officer was indicted for Obstruction of Justice for advising an insurrectionist on January 6th to delete incriminating video, and then engaging with that insurrectionist on Facebook afterwards.

When the insurrectionist advised the Officer that the FBI knew they had talked, the Officer deleted their convos on FB.

Dumba$s.  The FBI already had the goods.

Lock him up!!!


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These idiots haven't learned that by deleting your profiles/messages doesn't scrub the servers.  :no:

Like the commercial copiers, everything goes onto a hard drive. If the hard drive isn't taken out before it's shipped overseas,  all of your info goes with it.

 

 

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