Archive for January 11th, 2021

January 11th, 2021 - 7:51 pm § in Donald Trump

Patriots coach Bill Belichick spurns Trump’s Medal of Freedom

“New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will not take part in a White House ceremony honoring him with the presidential Medal of Freedom,” The Hill reported on Monday, January 11, 2021. Belichick, a longtime friend of Trump, “cited … last week’s violent riots at[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 7:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“Republicans’ Blind Support for Trump Is NOT About Judges and Tax Cuts but About Bigotry and Raw Power”

“by Neil H. Buchanan “With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg having been so quickly followed by Republicans’ gleeful and immediate abuse of power politics to replace her, there has been a renewed effort to explain why the political party that Trump took over with great hostili[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 4:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Capitol cops may have aided rioters

Over a dozen Capitol Police officers are under scrutiny for possibly helping rioters breach Capitol Building security last Wednesday. “Early videos — one showing a Trump supporter taking a selfie with a police officer near an entrance to the Capitol and another appearing to show police l[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 3:02 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Seattle man charged with assaulting Capitol police officer

“A Seattle man was charged in federal court after police said he struck an officer during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed,” KING 5 News, a Seattle TV station, reported on Monday, January 11, 2021. Mark Leffingwell, 5[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 2:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Seattle cop union boss falsely blames insurrection on BLM

Mike Solan (photo), president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, tried to blame the U.S. Capitol insurrection incited by Trump and perpetrated by his followers on Black Lives Matter and “the far left.” Solan, a rightwing extremist who’s been criticized in the past for controvers[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 2:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Airport arrests of D.C. rioters (video)

Rioters who assaulted the U.S. Capitol are easy pickings for police at airports as they try to return home. Here’s a sampling of those arrests. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 2:03 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Rioter bawls in airport after being put on no-fly list (video)

“They called me a ****** terrorist!” Dude, turn yourself in to the police. There’s a room waiting for you in the D.C. jail. Otherwise, enjoy your walk home. Update (1/12/21): CNN reports the caption “was inaccurate: The airport incident was not about the Capitol insurrection.[...]