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Thursday, January 13, 2022

There's no better way to own the libs than to put out videos boasting about rejecting the vaccine and how much trouble you're having breathing, and of course MyPillow promos. read more


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Benedetta had the usual "Fully Unvaccinated" and "Do Not Comply" and an assortment of other anti-vaxxer memes on his Facebook page. read more


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A Texas man, whose death was the first confirmed Omicron-related in the US, was unvaccinated and had previously been infected with the coronavirus, according to a press release from Harris County Public Health. "The individual was at higher risk of severe complications from Covid-19 due to his unvaccinated status and had underlying health conditions," the release said. County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the death on Monday, saying the man was in his 50s. The case is the first known confirmed Omicron-related death in the US. read more


Monday, November 15, 2021

A 64-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after making a death threat towards Rep. Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y., police reported. Kenneth Gasper from Long Island has been charged with aggravated harassment for threats made towards Garbarino, according to Nassau County police. The threats came after Garbarino, who represents parts of Long Island, voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a $1.2 trillion package that's part of President Joe Biden's economic agenda. He was one of 13 House Republicans to vote in favor of the bill. Gasper called Garbarino's district office and cursed at staff when they answered the call. Gasper then called Garbarino a RINO, which stands for "Republicans in name only." Gasper also threatened to kill Garbarino on the street if he saw him. read more


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The sight of people wearing face masks is a common one across the globe nowadays, whether out of personal preference or in line with the law. Mask mandates are common in various places across the US, with several states requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places whether they are vaccinated or not, while other establishments and businesses request customers wear masks even if it is not required by law. read more


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Nobody was armed.

#41 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2022-01-11 11:48 PM | Reply | Flag:
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www.factcheck.org

But a wide array of lethal weapons " including a firearm " were found on protesters at the Capitol.

The Metropolitan Police Department reported its officers, while trying to clear the Capitol grounds about 7 p.m. on Jan. 6, arrested and charged a 33-year-old Maryland man with the federal offense of carrying a fully loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun on Capitol grounds.

Clarification, June 25: In response to a reader's inquiry, we updated this story to clarify that Christopher Michael Alberts was arrested by Metropolitan Police on Jan. 6 for carrying a pistol without a license, possession of a firearm on Capital grounds and other charges. He was formally charged in U.S. District Court on Jan. 7.

Social media posts claiming that protesters were not armed also do not address the issue of other weapons used by assailants at the Capitol " or the seizure of guns from supporters before and after the riot.

In legal terms, "armed" means being in possession of any weapon, not just a firearm. While there are laws that specifically address firearms, weapons can include virtually any object used to threaten or cause harm.

According to a database compiled by NPR, of the people charged with violent offenses, including assault on police officers, 15 were armed with deadly or dangerous weapons during the riot at the Capitol.

Eight others facing civil disorder or property destruction charges also were charged with possessing weapons, according to the database.

Those weapons included baseball bats, chemical sprays, a captured police officer's riot shield, a crowbar, fire extinguishers and a metal flagpole.

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