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Fri Jul 9, 2021, 07:17 AM

DOJ charges 5 Floridians accused of attacking 7 police officers during Capitol insurrection

Source: CNN

By Marshall Cohen, CNN 11 hrs ago

The Justice Department unveiled a major indictment Thursday against five Floridians accused of attacking at least seven police officers during the US Capitol insurrection.

Prosecutors say the defendants, all from the Tampa Bay area, repeatedly attacked members of Washington, DC's police force. They allegedly used stolen riot shields and flagpoles to assault officers in the head and neck, and later resorted to punching, kicking, and elbowing the officers.

The indictment includes 19 criminal counts, which is among the most for a Capitol riot case.

Four of the defendants were arrested last week, and they pleaded not guilty Thursday in DC federal court. Three were released and a fourth is in jail while a judge considers a request from prosecutors to keep him detained before trial. The fifth defendant hasn't been located and "remains at large," the Justice Department said in a press release.

Prosecutors say Jonathan Pollock charged at police with a flagpole, dragged two officers down a set of stairs, kneed a police officer, punched two officers in the face, grabbed at one officer's neck and pinned them to the ground, and rammed a stolen police shield into an officer's throat.



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Reply DOJ charges 5 Floridians accused of attacking 7 police officers during Capitol insurrection (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 9 OP
Maxheader Jul 9 #1
ShazzieB Jul 9 #6
Post removed Jul 9 #10
Beakybird Jul 9 #18
Fiendish Thingy Jul 9 #19
Ferrets are Cool Jul 9 #14
no_hypocrisy Jul 9 #2
3Hotdogs Jul 9 #4
riversedge Jul 9 #7
oldsoftie Jul 9 #15
lookyhereyou Jul 9 #3
riversedge Jul 9 #5
Geechie Jul 9 #17
AmBlue Jul 9 #8
Phoenix61 Jul 9 #12
msfiddlestix Jul 9 #21
AmBlue Jul 10 #22
msfiddlestix Jul 10 #23
riversedge Jul 9 #9
lark Jul 9 #11
Auggie Jul 9 #20
mountain grammy Jul 9 #13
oldsoftie Jul 9 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 07:37 AM

1. Max penalties...

Doesn't matter what we do with them. No deterrent

for the fringe. They become heroes to tard nation.....

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:47 AM

6. Please don't use ableist slurs here.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:21 AM

18. Please find another noun among thousands in the English language.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:40 AM

19. Nope. Educate yourself - either delete or revise your post.

You have been informed that your word choice is offensive to a large community of people. You don’t get to decide if there is a difference between the word you used and your intended meaning.

Even the definition you supplied characterized the word as both dated and offensive.

You were wrong- now the burden is on you to do the right thing.

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Response to ShazzieB (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:44 AM

14. This x 1000

It is offensive.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:07 AM

2. The mob at the Insurrection was delusional on several levels, including

the belief that there were so many of them, that they more or less had the same costume, that their face coverings would disguise them and that would prevent identification even if prosecutors went after them.

That some of them posted on social media defies logic.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:37 AM

4. Of course they promulgated what they did.

They expected a reward from His Orangeness in exchange for their efforts. Maybe a cabinet position or ambassadorship.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:48 AM

7. #Trump basically has disowned them-tossed them under the big bus, yet they bow to him.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:49 AM

15. They think their friends will think they're COOL

"I was there!"
Most of us post pics at concerts or parties. Not fuckin riots

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:33 AM

3. the 1/3 of us that comprise TARD nation

don't do logic , and thought they had this
and would be hero's. violence is an expression of incompetence.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:47 AM

5. Florida seems to have an over stock of supremacists.. I read that there are over 70 arrested

related to Jan 6 #capitolriots from Florida. But, I should not be surprised--look at their "leaders"!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:03 AM

17. Here's proof

[link:https://www.splcenter.org/hate-map/by-state|]

There’s a map in there so you can see where they’re located. Notice the I-4 corridor: straight up klan kkkountry.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:51 AM

8. why are 3 of them being RELEASED????

*smh

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:24 AM

12. Innocent until proven guilty. Ankle bracelet to keep

track of them without the cost of jailing them.

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 04:24 PM

21. judge must be a sympathizer, just saying it's how I infer the rationalization

because nothing can justify a release. took long enough to make the arrest, when it was all on tv live. FBI shoulda coulda but waited and waited and waited. 7 months later they make the arrest, and the judge releases them except for one.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 12:07 AM

22. Agree

If these lunatic terrorists were Black or Muslim there wouldn't be ONE chance in hell they'd get ankle bracelets and the chance to hang out at home, sleeping in their own beds!!

Regardless of that undeniable fact, we should be coming down hard and making examples of every single one of these freaks, starting with the BIGGEST freaks-- the ones in Congress(!!!). We need to make it crystal clear to the other freaks out there we don't tolerate insurrection in this country.

/off rant...
*sick and tired of being sick and tired*

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 11:15 AM

23. I'm with you all the way

yeppers..... and I'm so "sick and tired of being sick and tired" too.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 08:56 AM

9. Sen Ron Johnson-Repug from WI will not view this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:14 AM

11. WTF are they letting these terrorists free to continue recruitment for their desired coup.

Is it the hard right wingers drumpf and shrub installed who are doing this?

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Response to lark (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 11:48 AM

20. One is in jail, deemed "too dangerous" to release ...

another is detained at home, two are monitored via GPS (also at home), and a third is at-large (from the link).

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:35 AM

13. and went home and bragged about it.

Lock them all up. Dangerous republican thugs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:50 AM

16. lots of people are shakin in their boots.

They have to know that at some point the finger will be pointing at THEM

Keep it coming, FBI/DOJ/etc

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