So it’s pretty likely the confederate flag guy is going to be charged under a “civil disorder” statute championed by an anti-civil rights Southern senator who was specifically trying to target Black activists back in 1968:…
Basing that on this: Doug Jensen, the QAnon shirt guy who led the group chasing a Black cop, is facing a charge of obstructing a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder. It’s a pretty broad statute that concerns civil rights lawyers.…
How do we know the Southern senator had Black activists in mind when he proposed the law? Well, because he repeatedly said so.
Confederate flag guy, unlike many of the other insurrectionists, got his very own wanted-style FBI poster, so seems like some pretty deep interest in getting him. Probably the most viral insurrectionist still not identified.…

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NEW: The feds have arrested and charged two Virginia police officers who took a selfie in the U.S. Capitol during an attack that killed a Capitol Police officer.…
Hearing underway now. Thomas Robertson has a federal public defender, Jacob Fracker has his own lawyer.
Feds are not moving for detention, but are going to request conditions of release. They plan on having the cases precede back in the District of Columbia.
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So Trump may benefit from a neo-Nazi case too. Image
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To recap: A 1968 law pushed by a white supremacist senator with the express purpose of targeting Black activists was only curtailed more than half a century later, after it was applied to white supremacists.…
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.@igorbobic’s stunning image of a Trump insurrectionist in Vice President Mike Pence’s seat in the U.S. Senate makes the court docket. (h/t @joshgerstein)

Josiah Colt, the feds noted, thought he was in the House chamber.… Image
It’s a statement of facts, yes, but it’s simultaneously a stunning indictment of America’s education system.
Count the seats, dude. Or, you know, read literally anything around you.
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A bunch of Republican former federal prosecutors were warning about how dangerous these conspiracy theories were a full two months before the attack!…
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“Do you think I’m going to go to federal prison?” Fellows asked. “I was told federal prison is not fun.”
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