In the last hours of his role as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump pardoned prominent rap figures such as Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harris. Although Trump used the last days of his presidency to pardon or commutate the prison sentences of 143 people, countless social media users have expressed their confusion over the former president’s decision to grant clemency to certain artists over others.
Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday evening after U.S. Capitol police found a loaded handgun and over 500 rounds of ammunition in his vehicle while stopped at a security checkpoint. Following the violent riots on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, security has been heightened in the D.C. area in preparation for the presidential inauguration this Wednesday. When stopped at a Capitol security checkpoint, Beeler attempted to present officers with “unauthorized inauguration credentials.”
Lisa Montgomery, 52, was put to death by lethal injection at 1:31 AM Wednesday after the US Supreme Court lifted her last minute stay of execution.
The FBI is tracking down and charging anyone who participated in illegal activity during last Wednesday’s violent riots at the U.S. Capitol for their misdemeanor and/or felony crimes.
According to a statement that was released by USCP, officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries that he sustained the day prior “while physically engaging with the protestors.” Another Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide three days after the riot.
Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to be executed on December 8, 2020. However, her two lawyers caught COVID-19 and the execution was pushed to a later date, possibly into the start of President-elect Joseph Biden’s presidency.
Adam Johnson was arrested on Friday for his involvement in Wednesday’s violent riots on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Johnson, 36, was taken into custody at the Pinellas County jail by federal marshals and is currently being held on a U.S. Marshal’s warrant. His arrest followed a viral photo photo of him at Wednesday’s riot that spread across the internet.
A Trump supporter accused of breathing on anti-Trump protestors was charged with misdemeanor assault on Sunday. Kathy Beynette and her friend were protesting President Trump outside of the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday when a counter-protestor crossed the street to antagonize them.