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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Nov. 22, 2021. Editorial: With guns, safety always must come first Pennsylvania is one of 14 states that do not, on a statewide basis, require a permit to carry a firearm openly, but do require a permit to carry a concealed...

Jan. 6 rioter who carried spear, wore horns, draws 41 months

Nov. 17, 2021 14:37 PM EST

Jacob Chansley, the spear-carrying Jan. 6 rioter whose horned fur hat, bare chest and face paint made him one of the more recognizable figures in the assault on the Capitol, was sentenced Wednesday to 41 months in prison. Chansley, who pleaded guilty to a felony charge of...

Proud Boys leader seeks release, citing DC jail conditions

Nov. 15, 2021 17:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Complaining about jail conditions, a top leader of the Proud Boys far-right extremist group asked a judge on Monday to free him before he finishes serving a five-month sentence for burning a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church in Washington, D.C. ...

DC strikes deal to improve conditions at city's main jail

Nov. 10, 2021 21:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., government has struck a deal with the U.S. Marshals Service to improve the situation at the city's main jail after it came under criticism and the Justice Department announced that 400 federal prisoners would be transferred out because of substandard...

Capitol rioter who hit officer gets over 3 years in prison

Nov. 10, 2021 13:25 PM EST

A New Jersey gym owner who punched a police officer during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced Wednesday to more than three years in prison, a likely benchmark for dozens of other rioters who engaged in violence that day. Scott Fairlamb, 44, was the first...

Prosecutors seek 44 months in 1st sentence for riot violence

Nov. 03, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday recommended a prison sentence of nearly four years for a New Jersey gym owner who is on track to be the first person sentenced for assaulting a law enforcement officer during the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Scott Fairlamb's sentencing,...

Inspection finds DC jail conditions OK for Jan. 6 defendants

Nov. 02, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service said Tuesday that suspects being held in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection do not need to be removed from the District of Columbia jail complex despite their complaints about conditions there. ...

Risky business: Some Capitol riot defendants forgo lawyers

Oct. 17, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

Some of the defendants charged in the storming of the U.S. Capitol are turning away defense lawyers and electing to represent themselves, undeterred by their lack of legal training or repeated warnings from judges. That choice already has led to some curious legal...

Judge holds DC jail officials in contempt in 1/6 riot case

Oct. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case involving a Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendant, a federal judge held the District of Columbia’s corrections director and jail warden in contempt of court Wednesday and asked the Justice Department to investigate whether inmates' civil rights are being abused. ...

Capitol rioter from Idaho pleads guilty to assaulting police

Sep. 07, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — An Idaho man pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting police in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Duke Edward Wilson pleaded guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to one count of assaulting, resisting or impeding...