Posts Tagged ‘Insurrection’

January 16th, 2021 - 2:31 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Man with gun arrested while trying to get through D.C. checkpoint with fake inauguration credentials

Police arrested Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, at a checkpoint a mile north of the Capitol Building around 6:30 p.m Friday night (EST) as he tried “as he tried to make his way through security checkpoints in downtown D.C.,” the Daily Mail and USA Today reported on Saturday[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:48 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

David Neiwert: Where the far right may go from here

The following is excerpted from an interview with Huffington Post published on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (here). David Neiwert (bio here) is a freelance journalism specializing in far right extremism. “The thing that I’ve been most assiduously tracking for the last 20 years is the … m[...]

January 16th, 2021 - 1:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The car accident that didn’t happen

Suppose I came to you and said, “You just hit my car. The repairs will cost $3,000. Pay me.” You’re bewildered. You didn’t hit my car. You look at my car, and don’t see any dents, dings, or scratches. There’s nothing wrong with it. But then you notice my glazed ey[...]

January 15th, 2021 - 11:48 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The smiling terrorist next door

He looks ordinary. He could be your neighbor. But he’s nuts, armed, and wants you dead. Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. (photo, left), owner of an Atlanta car wash business, may be such a person. His words and actions certainly portray him that way. He didn’t participate in the January 6, [...]

January 15th, 2021 - 12:40 am § in Politics

GOP Rep live-tweeted Pelosi’s whereabouts to rioters

“A Republican congresswoman who supports QAnon had her account locked by Twitter this week after she live-tweeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during last week’s deadly Capitol Hill insurrection,” Crooks and Liars reported on Thursday, January 14, 2021 . “Rep. [...]

January 14th, 2021 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Support your local police?

   From CNN, Thursday, January 14, 2021:    “As DC Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone lay on the ground at the US Capitol building, stunned and injured, he knew a group of rioters were stripping him of his gear. They grabbed spare ammunition, ripped the police radio off his chest a[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 5:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Death of Capitol rioter busted up a threesome

The MAGA terrorist shot dead by Capitol Police last Wednesday and her husband were members of a “throuple,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail claims. I’m posting this story in keeping with The-Ave.US‘s new editorial ambition of seeking to acquire a reputation as a trashy supe[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 4:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trumper claims he beat cop because “I thought he was Antifa”

Peter Francis Stager of Arkansas faces criminal charges “for allegedly beating a Metropolitan Police officer who was guarding an entrance of the U.S. Capitol,” the Daily Beast reported on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Read story here. “Prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint that [...]

January 14th, 2021 - 1:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Data show police 3X as likely to use force on “leftist” protesters

Just about everyone suspects there’s a strong rightwing bias in U.S. policing, manifesting itself in police violence against peaceful demonstrators against racism and police brutality, with coddling of violent rightwing extremists. Now, hard data bears that out. “In the past 10 months, U[...]

January 14th, 2021 - 12:46 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Rioter who threw fire extinguisher is caught, but he’s not the cop killer

The FBI has arrested a man seen in widely-circulated video (below) hurling a fire extinguisher at a group of Capitol Police officers during the Capitol insurrection, but authorities ruled him out as a suspect in the death of a Capitol Police officer beaten to death with a fire extinguisher. Differen[...]