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good morning. News accounts of the Capitol attack – based on videos taken by the rioters – are presenting new details.
It is difficult to think of another crime that criminals have so well and publicly documented.
People who attended Capitol attack On 6 January, thousands of videos were posted to the social network Peller. Journalists and other witnesses have also released dozens of videos of their own. For the past several days, news organizations have been studying these videos and have started releasing more details about what happened.
This reconstruction work is important because the attack was A signature moment in American history: A mob instigated by the President of the United States descended the halls of Congress in an attempt to prevent him from authenticating the President’s electoral defeat. During the attack, the mob killed a police officer and started searching for members of Congress.
Below, my colleagues and I have summarized the key points from the latest news accounts, and we’ve provided links for those who want to go deeper:
The crowd came very close to the lawmen. At many points, the rioters were within feet of members of Congress, separated only by a small group of police officers, Shows a multimedia article in The Washington Post. Some of the rioters passed within 100 feet of Vice President Mike Pence, who was holed up in an office near the Senate chamber with his family.
Many attackers openly discussed the violence, and lawmakers feared for his life. “Pull them out!” A man shouted inside the Capitol, referring to MPs; Another group Speak “Wait Mike Pence!” As the crowd closed, Congress members hiding inside the chamber called the loved ones and asked each other to remove their lapel pins so that the rioters could not identify them.
The rioters misbehaved with the police. A man carrying an American flag, Shouted profanely In a line of Washington police officers that his 5-year-old son was more than a man. Others were beaten, beaten and pushed past officers, and threatened to kill one With your gun.
Police officers inside the Capitol were often forced out and chosen not to use force. In the post video, Officer Eugene Goodman, while facing a large group by himself, lured him into chasing the crowd and drove him away from the Senate chamber.
Later, after the senators were evacuated, a lone officer politely requested the rioters to leave the chamber. “Any chance I can get you guys to leave the Senate wing?” In the video captured by the officer asks Luke Mogelson of The New Yorker. “I just want to tell you that this is a holy place.”
Only after more backups arrived, did some DC National Guard officers end the riot.
Some rioters will be gathering information. The New Yorker video featured a group of men through a Senate desk and snapping photos. One says he is looking for “something to use against these scumbags”.
The FBI is also investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman stole computer equipment from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and intended to sell it to Russian agents. The woman Got myself in To the police tomorrow.
The crowd felt empowered by Republican leaders. When the rioters pushed their way down a hallway, a police officer shouted, “We’re listening to your boss: rump.” And as some looked through the documents on the Senate floor, one, referring to Senator Ted Cruz, said: “I think Cruz wants us to do it, so I think we’re good.”
Many military members, active and retired, were part of the crowd. The FBI is investigating its role Oath keepers, An anti-government militia composed largely of former law enforcement and military veterans. (In response, the Pentagon says it will intensify internal efforts to counter Remote extremism.)
Another rioter was Kate Keller, a gold medalist swimmer. One of Keller’s former Olympic teammates Described him According to The Post, “the aimless, ruthless, 30-something man who … became the perfect candidate to fall into the radical, conservative rabbit hole of conspiracy theorists and radicals.” Since the riot, Keller has told a former coach that he “did not mean in any way for this to happen,” The Times reported.
At least 70 people have been arrested so far for participating in the attack. Officials say they are still seeking information This FBI poster Photographs of suspects show.
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Canada will finally have a champion
Canada invented the game of ice hockey, and most of the country is Obsessed with this. But the country’s professional teams have had a few decades: No Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup – the trophy that goes to the National Hockey League champions – since the Montreal Canadiens 28 years ago. Canada’s last longest drought was six years.
This year promised to be different. Even if an American team wins the cup, Canada will at least be able to win the crown of its champion.
Because the Canadian government has restricted travel to the US, where the epidemic is worse, the NHL has Reorganized its partitions – and placed all seven Canadian teams in the new North Division.
Canadian teams will only play each other during the regular season, and the top four will then meet in the playoffs this spring. Whichever team emerges – Canada’s champion – will face three winners from the American divisions in the Stanley Cup bracket.
Calgary Flames General Manager, “Hockey Night in Canada every night, Hockey Night in Canada, ‘sounds like coast to coast. Told the national post, Referring to a popular television broadcast. “It may only be one season, but I think it would be awesome.”
The season started last week, and Oddsmakers like the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have Famously fought For most of the last half century.
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One correction: Yesterday’s newspaper included a misplacement for an Egyptian hospital that ran out of oxygen. It was in El Hussainia, not in Cairo.
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Claire Moses, Ian Prasad Philbrick, Tom Wright-Pirasanti and Sanam Yar contributed to The Morning. You can reach the team email@example.com.