What Exactly Was The U.S. Capitol Attack, January 6, 2021, All About?

What Exactly Was The U.S. Capitol Attack, January 6, 2021, All About?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series The U.S. Capitol Attack, January 6, 2021

Was any of what took place January 6 2021, illegal?

Question:  Was January 6, 2021, an act of terrorism?

Answer:  According to U.S Government legal codes the activities did meet the criteria for terrorism for the following points listed below.
(I will list only those which I believe obviously apply.)

Citation for this post:  Prohibited Acts as stated in 18 U.S. Code § 2332b Acts of terrorism:

Kills any person within the United States?
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, died the next day after responding to the riot.

Maims any person within the United States?:
“about 140 officers were injured, the head of the Capitol Police officers’ union said”

Commits an assault resulting in serious bodily injury within the United States?
“about 140 officers were injured, the head of the Capitol Police officers’ union said”

“At least 81 Capitol Police officers were assaulted during the siege of the Capitol, according to filings by federal prosecutors.”

Assaults with a dangerous weapon within the United States?
“a review of the federal charges against the alleged rioters shows that they did come armed, and with a variety of weapons: stun guns, pepper spray, baseball bats and flagpoles wielded as clubs. An additional suspect also allegedly planted pipe bombs by the headquarters of the Democratic and Republican parties the night before the riot”

Creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to any other person by destroying or damaging any structure, conveyance, or other real or personal property within the United States or by attempting or conspiring to destroy or damage any structure, conveyance, or other real or personal property within the United States.

“the rioters had overwhelmed police surrounding the Capitol. They pushed past them, stripped them of their weapons, dragged them to the ground, sprayed them with chemical irritants, beat them, bludgeoned them, or tased them.” 

 “they broke down barricades. They scaled the walls. They shattered windows.”

Attempting to conspire to destroy or damage any structure, conveyance in the United States.

“For days, Donell Harvin and his team had spotted increasing signs that supporters of President Donald Trump were planning violence when Congress met to formalize the electoral college vote.”

 

 

 

This blog article used this web site for reference:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2332b

The author of this blog is NOT a lawyer.

 

Posted:  Jan 10, 2022
Updated:  January 11, 2022

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