#January6th update: In a filing opposing defendant Edward Lang's motion for release, the govt alleges that Lang repeatedly kicked an officer identified as "Sgt. JM" as he was stuck against the door inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel. ImageImage
Here's a still from a video that, according to the govt, shows Edward Lang kicking Sgt. JM. "Around 2:57 p.m., Lang and another rioter violently pushed a door against an officer's head and Lang simultaneously kicked at that officer." #January6th Image
Lang fought with police, by his own admission, for 3 hrs at the tunnel — the site of "one of the more intense and prolonged clashes between protesters and law enforcement."

Following the assault on Officer Michael Fanone, rioters began a 2nd wave of violence around 3:50 p.m. Image
Lang is described as "one of the leaders" who "repeatedly escalated his violent attacks over the following hour."

This vivid description: "Essentially, he crowd-surfed to commit violence." #January6th #EdwardLang Image
With Edward Lang at the front slamming a stolen police shield in front of officers, other rioters reportedly yelled "Traitors!" and "Are you motherf***ers ready to die?" #January6th Image
There's more violence, including complex strikes w/ a baseball bat that resulted in injuries to Officer HS' legs with "swelling that took a month to subside." #EdwardLang #January6th ImageImage
Jan. 6 apologists have called those who attacked the Capitol "tourists" or people who "got caught up in the moment." Their lawyers will minimize their words as "hyperbole," but it's hard to overlook someone like Lang describing the sustained & coordinated attack as "war." ImageImage

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11 Aug
THREAD: The feds have taken note of Capitol rioter Jeffrey Grace's involvement in clashes w/ antifascists in Portland, OR this past weekend, & are requesting that his conditions of release be modified to prohibit "possession of firearms, weapons or destructive devices." /1
The government's motion notes that during his initial interview w/ the FBI, Grace "denied membership with other organizations, including the Proud Boys," & then goes on to say "the investigation also revealed that Grace was an active member of the Proud Boys." /2
That's not the only deception on Grace's part that's noted by the government. The motion also notes that "contrary to Grace's assertions, Grace's adult son Jeremy Grace accompanied him inside the Rotunda." /3
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9 Aug
Jeffrey Grace marched w/ the Proud Boys in DC before breaching the Capitol on Jan. 6, & joined PBs in Portland this past weekend for a clash w/ left-wing counter-protesters. No comment from prosecutors on whether he's violating terms of release. /1 rawstory.com/jeffrey-grace/
Here's @smileitsnathan's photo of Grace & six other men piling into a pickup to leave Portland after clashing w/ antifascists on Saturday. /2
And another photo by @smileitsnathan of Grace reacting to pepper spray in downtown Portland on Sunday gettyimages.com/detail/news-ph… /3
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3 Aug
EXCLUSIVE from @RawStory:

Rod of Iron Ministries, a Moonies spinoff that incorporates the AR-15 into worship, mobilized support for the Jan. 6 insurrection as part of vibrant far-right network in NE Pennsylvania, alongside Frank Scavo & Teddy Daniels. /1
Pastor Sean Moon led Rod of Iron members onto the scaffolding on the west side of the Capitol. One ROI member reflected: "If the scaffolding collapsed from so many people, it would be tragic, but it would be a good way to die as an offering." (photo via @Shutterstock) /2
While Pastor Sean led the main group to the west plaza, Rod of Iron Ministries member Robert Pickell joined rioters pushing against the police line outside the Columbus Doors on the east side. /3
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2 Aug
THREAD: Status hearing on Proud Boys defendants Dominic Pezzola, William Pepe and Matthew Greene taking place right now. Pezzola used a stolen riot shield to bust out a window in the initial breach of the Capitol. Pepe shoved aside a barrier to allow rioters to reach Capitol. /1
The three defendants, who are being tried together, are all from New York State. Pezzola is from Rochester, Greene from Syracuse, & Pepe from the New York City area. /2
Most of the discussion right now is about discovery, which is understandably "voluminous." /3
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30 Jul
THREAD: Evan Neumann of Mill Valley, CA, who is wanted on charges of assault & disorderly conduct at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, remains at large. /1 Image
Neumann is accused of punching a Metropolitan DC police officer & striking officers w/ a barricade, while accusing them of "defending the people who are going to kill your f***ing children." /2 Image
Neumann was charged on March 23. Five weeks earlier, FBI agents followed Neumann from his home in Mill Valley to the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport, but he declined to answer questions about whether he physically engaged with law enforcement. /3 Image
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17 Jun
THREAD: 1/5 Nick Fuentes, who marched at Unite the Right in Charlottesville & rallied Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, is so freaked about Juneteenth becoming a national holiday that he's straight-up attacking Holocaust remembrance & defending Nazism. #JuneTeenth
2/5 For Nick Fuentes, commemorating the end of slavery, just like recognizing the genocide of indigenous people & acknowledging the Holocaust of Jews, is all a prelude to "white genocide" — a ridiculous and false belief without foundation in reality.
3/5 Speaking of the Holocaust, Nick Fuentes suggests talking about it at all amounts to a conspiracy against white people. The murder of 6 million Jews during WW2? "Who cares?"
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