The FBI put out a call to the public to help identify the criminals involved in the chaotic coup d’etat insurgence at our nation’s Capitol on Wednesday. Very quickly the public and local news began providing names and more than enough evidence. They even got fun quotes from criminals who want to believe that they were mostly cosplaying revolution and not really staging a revolution. Of course, Lonnie Coffman, the 70-year-old Alabama man arrested with a gun and ton of ammunition as well as 11 Molotov cocktail devices “ready to go” in his truck seems to belie that.
But whether you brought weapons or just broke into public officials’ offices while looting things and vandalizing in the name of “America,” you broke some very serious federal laws. Below are some of the arrests that have begun to get made after the strangely impotent national security response from Capitol Police and our government on Wednesday. On Thursday night, reports came out that Capitol police had made 14 arrests, none of which were residents of Washington, D.C. The Los Angeles Times reported that this has brought the total number of arrests—mostly for “curfew violations” and “unlawful entry”—up to 82 people. The Washington Post says that about half of those were charged with violations stemming from the actual assault on the Capitol building.
The Tennessean reports that “multiple Tennessee Republican House members' homes and state offices” were searched for evidence by federal agents on Friday. A lot of Tennessee legislative staff members are being put on leave as they are investigated for their part in Wednesday crimes.
West Virginia Del. Derrick Evans was taken into custody for “allegedly entering a restricted area of the US Capitol with rioters Wednesday.” Here’s video of that.
Why is Derrick in trouble? Why don’t you ask Derrick in the video he shot of the crimes he was committing.
A Hawaii Proud Boy leader, Nick Ochs, has reportedly been arrested for his part in the siege on the Capitol building.
Here’s old Richard Barnett and his looted trophy. He’s been arrested and is facing at least three counts from the D.C. prosecutors office.
One of those frightening Trump Boat parade organizers named Kristina Malimon was arrested. According to BuzzFeed, she’s the 28-year-old vice chair for the Young Republicans of Oregon, and also a delegate for the Multnomah County Republican Party. Yay!
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The cool hang ten guy carrying the House lectern, identified as Adam Johnson from Florida has reportedly been arrested.