DOJ indicts 3 on charges stemming from January unrest at Capitol

The ongoing fallout from the Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol continued this week with news that charges have been filed against individuals accused of assaulting a law enforcement officer during the chaos of that day.

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), an unsealed indictment was issued on Friday against three men in connection with an attack on D.C. police officer Michael Fanone, with the suspects now facing 13 federal charges including assaulting an officer, obstructing an official proceeding, and entering a restricted building during demonstrations in support of then-President Donald Trump.

Washington CBS affiliate WUSA reported that Albuquerque Cosper Head of Tennessee, Kyle James Young of Iowa, and Thomas Sibick of New York are suspected in the assault on Fanone, during which he was beaten and Tasered and also had his badge and radio stolen, as Law & Crime noted. Fanone also reportedly suffered a concussion and a mild cardiac event later in the day, leading to his placement on temporary medical leave following the event.

Fanone later recounted that during the attack, he heard members of the protest mob urging others to “Kill him with his own gun,” and he that he feared he would not make it back home to continue caring for his four daughters.

An FBI affidavit in support of the indictment paints a terrifying picture of Fanone’s experience on that fateful day, describing how, as he was defending a doorway at the Capitol, he was pulled into the crowd where he was beaten, tased, and robbed of his badge, radio and 17-round magazine while attempts were made to “forcibly remove his service weapon from its fixed holster.”

The case against Sibick in particular took a significant turn in late January, when a witness from his hometown of Buffalo, New York reported that the suspect posted on Instagram video taken on the day in question in which he can be heard screaming, “Just got tear-gassed, but we’re going, baby, we’re going!” Another witnessed reported the existence of a Facebook photo in which Sibick was seen holding a U.S. Capitol Police shield.

Upon a review of Fanone’s bodycam video from the violent meleé, authorities subsequently spotted a man fitting Sibick’s description right in the mix of what was occurring. Sibick ultimately admitted to taking Fanone’s badge and radio, but claimed he did so only in an attempt to assist the officer, though his explanations of what happened to those items after the attack continued to change, according to Law & Crime.

According to the DOJ, Young was arrested by the FBI’s field office in Omaha on Wednesday, and Head was picked up by the field office in Knoxville that same day. Sibick, however, had already been arrested back in March for the alleged theft of Fanone’s badge and radio, but he now faces additional charges pursuant to the new indictment.

While it is certainly true that Democrats have opportunistically and disingenuously used January’s Captiol unrest to paint supporters of former President Trump as dangerous political extremists, there is no excuse for the sort of brutality and lawlessness of which these men stand accused, and it is important for justice to be served in this case and all others like it.

 
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  1. US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543
    You cannot call or email — you must write a letter!!!
    Write to them tell the cowards we want them to look in to the voter fraud.

    The KKK was started and ran by the Democrats as a way to control the people, isn’t this cancel culture, blm, and antifa the same thing. Read your history.

    If freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we will be led like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

  2. See it all in relation:
    If these three would get one year in jail – how many years should hundreds of BLM and Antifa terrorists get?

  3. And yet we hear nothing of the prosecuting of the criminals in MN, WA, and OR? Is justice being applied fairly? They need to further investigate why Pelosi and others let this happen? Almost like they planned it because they knew they could use it for the propaganda campaign?

  4. What about the democrats that let this happen like Pelosi and all the garbage democrats that made this happen why are they not being arrested?

  5. People are getting madder and madder, furious with the Government, Congress! The Dems are a terrible bunch of corrupt, crooked, loud mouthed, liars! Keep it up, Dems! It’s getting really bad, hot, very hot!

  6. What about the Capitol Police who have murdered two women since Obama and Biden were in office. Heck no I cannot reprect the government that is in support of what these two administrations did. The honest Americans live in dread and fear, especially the ones who have lived through it.

  7. Biden should be impeached for crimes against the American people. He has locked down our economy, stopped he wall and through his direct action has destroyed thousands of good paying jobs while offering nothing for the impoverished family’s.

  8. It is funny that none of the Biden’s answer to their crimes, including Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Obama, Soros, The High Tech Execs, Hillary Clinton, the last four FBI Directors, the Last five Attorney Generals, and the entire Democratic Party for the Fraudulent election they committed to have Donald J. Trump removed.

  9. Trump had nothing to do with this, it’s a shame our leaders and FBI and CIA are so corrupt, they have no honor and no respect for the American people, but they let evil thugs keep burning and tearing down cities in this country, I guess that’s okay, Y’all will reap what you sow.

  10. Talk about hypocritical, what about all the LEO’s murdered by antifa thugs last year? Oh, that’s right the leftists have different laws! What a crock of crap!

  11. The problem is we can no longer trust anything out of DOJ or the FBI! They are both corrupt to their cores and must be eradicated from our society and started a new with people who will do the right thing!

  12. Yes they should be indicted. But what about all of the protests that took place for months. Why have so many of those thugs not been charged. Why hasn’t the DOJ charged people in the FBI and related departments with crimes? Seems we have at least a two tier justice system which is not good for our country. The pols in DC can’t handle a somewhat mild protest when compared to what took place for months across our country. I guess it is okay for cities to burn, businesses to burn, and violence to take place as long as it isn’t in DC.

  13. Are these three suspects really Trump supporters? I seriously doubt it! The commiecrats are very good at infiltration! Just look at the RINO’s in the “Republican” party!

  14. The whole event was riddled with false flag operatives sent in to make Trump look bad. Meanwhile Trump was castigated for defending a DC church from being burnt down by leftist radicals.

  15. I really agree with Frank, arrest Pelosi and Waters, but I guess they have diplomatic immunity, don’t they.

  16. What proof do they have these are Trump supporters? The described behavior certainly hasn’t been that of Trump supporters, rather, it is the OPPOSITE! More like Antifa/BLM thugs!

    1. IT NEVER SAAID THE WERE TRUMP SUPPORTERS-JUST TYPICAL POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS. VERY OBVIOUS WHILE THEY KNOW NAMES OF OFFENDERS, NO POLITICAL AFFILIATION!

  17. I have talked to so many people saying no baseball for them this year. No TV, No tickets, No nothing. Big league baseball. Even my cousins who are really sports fans, but no way, no how until they become Americans again. So hit that ball morons there will not be anyone to support you.

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  18. DOJ needs to be careful with their charges. Other places where people were trying to burn down a federal building with law enforcement in it are getting a slap on their hands with community service and clean records and were not locked up. When this goes to the SCOTUS it will look bad. The 14th amendment requires equal protection under the law. These people are being discriminated against.

  19. Yes, why not arrest the ones in the Capital, WE ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE.
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  20. I agree, violence should be punished. But, let’s mete out justice on both sides of the aisle. All the crooked Democrats skate. Nobody makes them pay for their crimes against the American people. Especially in their censorship, lying media and calling everyone a “racist”. And let’s not forget Maxine Waters and her pushing protestors to violence.

  21. Waters and Pelosi should be arrested for inciting nut cases to kill conservatize and destroying property
    They are as nuts as the paid rioters

  22. Sleepy Joe is unfit to be President and should be impeached. Anything happens he will hide in his basement! Not the making of a real President!

    1. Never mind that he isn’t FIT, he didn’t LEGALLY WIN. Rigging an election doesn’t mean you WON, anymore than ROBBING a Bank means the money is YOURS.

    1. i TRUST NOTHING THAT THE FBI, DOJ, CIA, SECRET SERVICE HAVE TO SAY AND THE COP WHO KILLED THE WOMAN IN DC WAS A AIR FORCE VET, NOT ARMED, NON THREATENING BUT SHOT BY DC COP AND NOW ITS ALL BEING PUT TO BED AS JUSTIFIED. COMMIE DEMS RUN BY DIFFERENT SET OF RULES – FBI KNEW THAT ANTIFA AND BLM WERE GOING TO INFILTRATE – DID NOTHING. SOMEONE GAVE A STAND DOWN ORDER (LIKE BENGHAZI) TO THE POLICE AND SECURITY SO THAT IT WOULD GET OUT OF HAND, FBI LATER TESTIFIED TO CONGRESS THAT AT THERE WERE NO GUNS. WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH????

      1. You are absolutely right, the whole thing was a set up by pelosi to try and turn America against Trump and his supporters. More than likely it was antifa and other leftwing factions that did the actual destruction and violence on the behest of democrats. Pelosi said there was no need for extra police when Trump offered to bring in the national guard for that day. Then pelosi threw the capital police and the house Sgt. at Arms under the bus for failing to do their jobs.

  23. And yet… dems are out encouraging civil unrest in other areas of the country…. just NOT where they work or play

      1. Either Antifa or Black Lives Matter and probably both. To me, they are one and the same. They both burn down buildings, statutes, and businesses.

      2. If the feds want to do something constructive-declare Antifa a domestic terrorist organization. I do not understand how they can run wild in Portland with little or no action taken against them. You also could add BLM if there is any courage left. What really bothers me is that our fearless FBI leader
        Mr Wray indirectly admitted something about Antifa-he said they were not supported by a foreign entity -that means he knows all but no action being taken only against the poor protestors on January 6th-they are being tortured as they face solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. One “prisoner” was taken out in the middle of the night and beaten to a pulp by 2 guards. He lost an eye. Most of these people did absolutely nothing. They were not armed just protested. Yes they entered the building but the vindictiveness of the Dems has been outrageous to say the least.. They want to put totally innocent people behind bars for decades.

        1. They are running wild all over the country, what about the idiots that took over the congress halls during the Kavanaugh hearings, barged into Congressmen and womens offices, blocked corridors, elevators, etc.
          What was that called a peaceful demonstration. I can bet you that none of them were vetted before entering the Capitol building. Before you can even take a tour in the Capitol or the White House you have to file information with the FBI and get approval to enter… so how did these feminazi’s get in? and what was their punishment and arrests:

        2. TOTURED/BEATEN to a PULP, lost an eye, reminds me of the countries who are run by communists…We are NO longer the USA that it used to be and it seems the American People are just fine with THAT…Why aren’t we at least PROTESTING this kind of behavior by Jailors, and “who” gave the order to do THIS to People who were just Protesting, even if they went into the Capitol building, hope People realize HOW any of us will/would be treated when they come for us that are Trump supporter, remember they are mulling over, what they call “RE-education” camps..!!!

        3. It seems pretty clear that Dem’s have instructed their DOJ, FBI, & CIA operatives to conceal Antifa-BLM actions because the Dem’s are using them to orchestrate & advance CCP agenda. Bet that goes back many years under several administrations.

          They hate Trump with satanic retaliation because he took actions to protect the US from China takeover, and he exposed the Epstein empire & there is alot of very high players involved in that & its pure evil ring of monsters!!

      3. Seems to me it could have the Dems, like Maxine trying to rev.it up. That is right up her ally, did anyone think it could have been an inside , saw where a person came in and left the door unlocked.

    1. Agree with the viewpoint; however, it took three months to indict these “rioters” yet Hunter Biden remains untouched, giving TV interviews, writing self-ingratiating books, drugging, stealing and just puffing away how he “knows” that everything will work out just fine for him. Someone once said that “no person is above the law” in America. There is no more dysfunctional legal system in the world than this multi-tiered mess we have here.

      1. I find it quite humorous that while JOE Biden keeps talking about increasing gun laws and background checks, his SON is breaking the gun laws that ALREADY exist, including LYING on the application. One law or 50,000 laws, PEOPLE BREAK LAWS, including the very people who WRITE laws. We have traffic laws, that doesn’t stop people from speeding, driving under the influence, hit and run etc. All laws do is allow you to prosecute AFTER the fact. And even if you took all the guns from people in the US, they would just come in from OTHER countries. I’m on Grand Jury Duty, we’ve had guns involved in cases that were manufactured in CROATIA, and Austria.

      2. You are so right Jim. The feds close their eyes to anything related to libs Dems Biden Hillary. They just let them get away with criminal behavior. But anything to do with conservatives or President Trump different story. Maybe it’s time to investigate the investigators

      3. They have OVER-thrown our Government on Nov 3, 2020 and we have Accepted THAT CRIMINAL Action by staying SILENT yet again, so WHY would ANYTHING get “better”….And they are just getting STARTED….Also, it took them 3 months to indict and I am sure they are making “STUFF UP” or it took them that LONG to make “STUFF UP” in preparation for LONG, LONG Prison terms, while blm/antifa keep destroying Cities and everybody is accepting THAT CRIMINAL behavior…AND we know they are being PAID to TERRORIZE us all……!!!!

    2. As long as equal punishment is enforced with the crimes committed by Antifa and BLM in destroying peoples lives and business. Fairness is Fairness or your setting up reasons for individuals to be bitter. what’s happening with Hunter Biden. Needs a dose of prison life.

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