*Ex-police chief of La Habra CA & 5 other SoCal men are charged in conspiracy case.
*Alan Hostetter accused of mobilizing group to raid Capitol and stop election certification.
“PresidentTrump must be inaugurated on Jan.
Insurrection defendants Alan Hostetter (left, below) & Russell Taylor (right) were leaders of the American Phoenix Project, which was founded to fight the “fear-based tyranny” of COVID restrictions.
*They later embraced the “Stop the Steal” mania.…
Before becoming a “patriotic warrior,” Alan Hostetter was a former soldier & police chief who became a yoga guru specializing in “sound healing” with gongs, Tibetan bowls and Aboriginal didgeridoos.…
*On Dec. 29, Russ Taylor posted to Telegram: "I personally want to be on the front steps and be one of the first ones to breach the doors!”
*12/30: “We will be part of the large effort for the "Wild Rally” that Trump has asked us all to be part of.”…
*Officer Karol J. Chwiesiuk of the Chicago Police Dept. was arrested today in the Capitol riot.
*Wore CPD hoodie.
*Wanted to “f*** up commies.”
*Used racial slur in text message.
*Now stripped of police powers; assigned to desk duty.
*Faces 5 misdemeanors.…
*Robert Morss, a substitute social studies teacher from Glenshaw PA, was arrested today in the insurrection.
*Clashed with cops; tried to wrest away one officer’s baton.
*Says to cops: “You guys are betraying us.”
*Charges: Assault, obstruction, etc.…
*Brian Mock of Minneapolis was arrested Friday on serious charges in Capitol riot.
*Clashed with cops on front lines.
*Took riot shields from officers; passed them to rioters.
*Bragged he “beat the sh*t” out of officer.
*Charges: Assault, obstruction, etc.…

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*Feds say he chanted with rioters & recorded events on his phone.
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*Organized bus caravan.
*Faces up to 3 years in prison.…
*Jerod Hughes, of East Helena, Montana, asks judge to release him pending trial.
*Says he was “duped" by Donald Trump.
*Cites need to provide for wife & daughter.
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*France health officials say dentist & vets should administer vaccine.
*Germany could see up to 100,000 new cases/day, expert warns.
*Australia: First locally acquired case in a week.
*Poland reports new record of daily cases.…
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Brazil hits record 100,000 #coronavirus cases in a day, piling new pressure on President Bolsonaro.…
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25 Mar
*Judge releases UCLA student Christian Secor pending trial.
*Prosecutors argued he’s a threat to the community.
*Search found mace, body armor & "ghost gun.” Suspect’s GoPro video showed him pointing an “AR-style rifle.”…
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*Prosecutor calls them “dangerous powder kegs.”
*Charges: Conspiracy, obstructing official proceeding, destruction of gov’t property.
*Proud Boys link.…
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*Linked to Proud Boys.
*In search, agents found 7 firearms, 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
*Face heavy charges, including obstructing Congress.
*Free on bond; must surrender guns.…
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