On Wednesday, a prison riot broke out in Ecuador’s coastal city of Guayaquil that left at least 11 inmates and police officers injured. According to the SNAI prison authority, this was just days after a deadly riot at another jail. On Monday, relatives of inmates were waiting outside of a prison in Ecuador to find out if their loved ones were among the dead following a different riot that left at least 15 prisoners killed and 33 injured.
Proud Boys Guilty of January 6th Attack
A member of Proud Boys pleaded guilty for being involved in the attack in the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to bring Donald Trump in the second term of presidency. This person would face up to 28 years in prison, but federal sentencing guidelines would have this person jailed for six or seven years. Their group members will be going to trial this May.
Stephen Miller Questioned for January 6th Attack
Former White House aide Stephen Miller was brought to eight hours of questioning on the January 6th attack. Trump’s speech had the common use of “we” which can potentially direct supporters of Trump to join the opposition of Biden’s presidency. Miller argued that the speech was not different to any other political speech and denied that the speech was directed to supporters to take action.
House Committee Conflicted on Making Criminal Referral on Donald Trump
There is enough evidence to bring Donald Trump into discussion of the January 6th riot, but something is holding the House Committee back. The January 6th panel feels that by making a referral to the justice Department, the plans would backfire because it would mean politicizing in digging deeper into the Capitol attack.
Call Logs from Trump on January 6th are Missing
There have been discrepancies within the White House logs when it comes to calls made by former President Donald Trump. This discovery was made by the House panel investigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection. If you’re unfamiliar with what this event was, it was when a mob of around 2,500 of Trump’s supporters attacked the Capitol. The goal of this attack was to overturn the 2020 election, something in which Trump consistently talked about very passionately on social media. He even went as far as to accuse his own Vice President, Mike Pence, of being able to overturn the election.
Mark Meadows to Faces Contempt Charge As New Text Messages Surface
The congressional committee investigating the January 6th riot in the U.S. Capitol advanced a measure on Monday that refers former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to the Justice Department for contempt of Congress over his refusal to answer questions about the attack.
New Jersey Gym Owner Pleads Guilty to Assault Police During Capital Riot
A New Jersey gym owner and former MMA fighter Scott Fairlamb became the first U.S. Capitol rioter to plead guilty on Friday to assaulting police officers and obstructing an official proceeding during the Jan. 6 attack.
Four Police Officers Who Defended the Capitol Hill Riot Died from Suicide
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, there have been four police officers who have taken their own lives in the aftermath of the January 6th riot. “Officer Gunther Hashida, assigned to the Emergency Response Team within the Special Operations Division, was found deceased in his residence on Thursday, July 29,” said spokesperson Kristen Metzger.
Capitol Riot Committee Holds its First Hearing with Police Testimonies
On Tuesday, The House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot held its first official hearing. Four law enforcement officers who defended the building that day gave their testimonies and spoke up about their physical and psychological injuries that they’ve suffered.