Closing Thought–12Jan23

950 and counting

That is the total so far of people arrested and charged for their participation in the insurrection of 06 January….

And the word is there will be more to come……

In the two years since a violent mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, more than 950 people have been charged for their roles in the riot, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to seek hundreds more.

“Our work is far from over,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated Wednesday, regarding the investigation into the deadly attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI’s wanted list of violent offenders at the Capitol that day, Garland’s office stated. More than two-thirds are wanted for violence against the estimated 140 law enforcement officers assaulted that day.

Garland’s office reports more than 950 have been charged. Roughly 230 of those were arrested in 2022, records show. But arrests continue, with at least 17 in December.

More than 3,860 counts of criminal activity had been alleged against 934 of the defendants through mid-December. USA TODAY tracks initial charges as they are announced by the Department of Justice. 

Nearly all the accused rioters were charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct. Most also were charged with entering and/or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. 

More than a quarter, 284, have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, Garland’s office said. Of those, 99 were charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.

  • Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI’s wanted list of violent offenders.
  • Arrests slowed in 2022, with at least 230 charged, compared with roughly 700 in 2021.
  • Of the 192 people who have been sentenced to incarceration, the average incarceration time levied is 16 months.

In the two years since a violent mob forced its way into the U.S. Capitol, more than 950 people have been charged for their roles in the riot, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continues to seek hundreds more.

“Our work is far from over,” Attorney General Merrick Garland stated Wednesday, regarding the investigation into the deadly attack on Jan. 6, 2021.

Roughly 350 suspects remain on the FBI’s wanted list of violent offenders at the Capitol that day, Garland’s office stated. More than two-thirds are wanted for violence against the estimated 140 law enforcement officers assaulted that day.

Garland’s office reports more than 950 have been charged. Roughly 230 of those were arrested in 2022, records show. But arrests continue, with at least 17 in December.

The FBI has reviewed almost 4 million files, including 30,000 video files and continues to seek tips from the public.

More than 3,860 counts of criminal activity had been alleged against 934 of the defendants through mid-December. USA TODAY tracks initial charges as they are announced by the Department of Justice. 

Nearly all the accused rioters were charged with disorderly and disruptive conduct. Most also were charged with entering and/or remaining in a restricted building or grounds. 

More than a quarter, 284, have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, Garland’s office said. Of those, 99 were charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer. 

More than 295 were charged with “corruptly obstructing, influencing or impeding an official proceeding, or attempting to do so,” the department said.

Among the charges are at least: 

  • 315 counts of violent entry and disorderly conduct. 
  • 222 counts of civil disorder or interfering with law enforcement during civil disorder.
  • 95 counts of conspiracy. 
  • 17 counts of seditious conspiracy.

(usatoday.com)

Still not enough are paying for this affront to our society.

Personally I think that some of these law breakers got off too lightly….

Thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

2 thoughts on “Closing Thought–12Jan23

  1. There should be more arrests of the instigators, as well as those who forced entry into the building.
    (And what’s the betting that Trump had a hand in what happened in Brazil?)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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