BREAKING: serving @Chicago_Police officer Karol Chwiesiuk breached the #Capitol.

He bragged about it...even claimed he knocked someone out night before.

Later texted: "N*** Don't snitch".
justice.gov/file/1403441/d…
2/ Narrator: in fact, Chwiesiuk s device location history snitched on him, before his texts could...

The complaint more or less tracks his every move from Chicago to the inside of the #Capitol.
3/ Interesting: complaint makes a point of showing an email Chwiesiuk got from Stop-the-Steal promoter Ali Alexander on January 5th telling people where to meet at the #Capitol #Jan6.
4/ Despite his stated concerned about snitches... Officer Chwiesiuk texted & selfie'd constantly from the #Capitol breach.

He also wore a @Chicago_Police hoodie
5/ Another interesting detail: device location shows Officer Chwiesiuk going to the #Capitol the night before the breach, too, and walking along the edge of the police barricades.
6/ Person to Chwiesiuk: "give it up...the man child lost"

Narrator: he didn't.

So much shade in this passage

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12 Jun
Terrifying moment a man is restrained by passengers & crew near cockpit.

Based on multiple reports & a check of flight tracks, this appears to be @Delta Flight 1730 (LAX - ATL) which diverted to Oklahoma City.

Developing story, details unconfirmed.
Flight track for @Delta 1730 (Los Angeles - Atlanta) showing the diversion to Oklahoma City (OKC).
flightradar24.com/data/flights/d…
One of the reports tweeted by a passenger is that the man was attempting to open a door during flight.

I find it reassuring to know pressurization of the aircraft and the design of the doors, makes it physically impossible to do that.
businessinsider.com/why-plane-door…
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11 Jun
Terrible take.

Gabriel Schoenfeld has a history of calling for journalists, including @nytimes, to be prosecuted under the espionage act.
Better take:

“The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security for our Republic”

-Justice Hugo Black, weighing in on Nixionian attempts to suppress Pentagon Papers.

Source: law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/t…
Also.. "small but vocal minority." What?

Here's a reminder of American towards the Vietnam war during that period.

Read 4 tweets
11 Jun
NEW: Conspiracy indictment for Three Percenters militia from CA for role in #Capitol breach:

Alan Hostetter 56 San Clemente
Russell Taylor 40 Ladera Ranch
Erik S. Warner 45 Menifee
Felipe Martinez 47 Lake Elsinore
Derek Kinnison 39 Lake Elsinore
Ronald Mele 51 Temecula

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2/ Back in Spring 2020 Alan Hostetter et. al. created the "American Phoenix Project" to fight COVID restrictions...

Like so many anti-shutdown groups, by November, they were advocating violence in support of Trump & pushing the stolen election narrative.
3/ Alan Hostetter was a fixture in the Stop the Steal movement...

Also, he is a former sheriff. Here he is calling for the execution of Trump's foes.

Read 13 tweets
10 Jun
What I find curious: the 1 time I saw Seth trying to visually investigate the Capitol... he was off base.

Also, he is *factually wrong* here on the demographics of the #Oathkeepers that the NYT investigated.

Moreover... 1/
2. I am perplexed as to why Seth went after this particular visual investigation.

After all, it produced stories like this: showing Trump intimate Roger Stone's bodyguards joining in the Capitol siege.
nytimes.com/interactive/20…
3. The GOP is trying to whitewash the history of an unprecedented assault on our democracy.

#seditionhunters' work means that the story of the #Capitol siege continues to be written, break news...and cannot be so easily dismissed.

bloomberg.com/features/2021-…
Read 5 tweets
8 Jun
Takeaway from #OperationTrojanShield?

Doomsday statements by Law Enforcement about encryption are strategic rhetoric.

LE regularly pleads helplessness... saying encryption in popular products puts them a step behind criminals.

Here, they were steps ahead. 1/
2/ Who doesn't like see transnational criminal organizations digitally dunked on?

Law Enforcement has richly earned their bragging rights on this one.

SO, don't let them forget it... the next time they try to force @WhatsApp, @Apple, etc. to backdoor encryption.
3/ Another lesson from #operationtrojanshield: baked-in-backdoors get used!

Law enforcement has an endless & understandable appetite for listening in on ppl speaking unguardedly.

Backdoor any encrypted service...and there will be tremendous pressure to use it for everything.
Read 4 tweets
8 Jun
WILD: the @AusFedPolice & @FBI secretly ran a backdoored encrypted phone service.. for criminals.

Got thousands of users around globe

Now charges are starting to drop. THREAD

Report by @josephfcox: vice.com/en/article/akg… ImageImageImageImage
2/ A confidential human source on @FBI payroll since 2018... gifted them a nascent encrypted communications company aimed at criminal customers.

The FBI then baked in a backdoor, which sent a decryption key alongside each "encrypted" message... and began distribution. ImageImage
@FBI 3/ Trust is hard when you are a criminal.. so #trojanshield used known distributors...to get it rolling.

They even called their early project a "beta test"

Fascinating details: @FBI & @AusFedPolice coordination & MLATs to underpin this... plus a cooperating third country. ImageImageImage
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