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Recent articles by Michael:

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

The white gunman charged in a deadly, racist rampage inside a Buffalo supermarket didn’t need to travel abroad for tactical training, nor did he need to join an organization of like-minded militants who shared his world view → Read More

Accused Buffalo gunman followed familiar radicalization path

The 18-year-old gunman accused of a deadly racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket seems to fit an all-too-familiar profile: an aggrieved white man steeped in hate-filled conspiracies online, and inspired by other extremist massacres. → Read More

U.S. Capitol riot: 'Caveman' gets prison for breach

A New York City judge's son who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, wearing a furry "caveman" costume has been sentenced to eight months in prison. Aaron Mostofsky told a friend that he believed "even a caveman" would know that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. (It was not.) → Read More

Man who stormed Capitol in caveman costume gets prison

A New York City judge's son who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a furry “caveman" costume was sentenced on Friday to eight months in prison. U.S. → Read More

Oath Keeper from NC pleads guilty to seditious conspiracy

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory → Read More

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending hims… → Read More

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a self-defense argument. → Read More

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a self-defense argument. → Read More

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a self-defense argument. → Read More

NYPD veteran cop convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U. S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a… → Read More

NYPD veteran convicted of assaulting officer in Capitol riot

A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his ... → Read More

Goshen man on trial in Capitol riot case blames 'rogue cop'

An Orange County man on trial in the Capitol riots case blames 'rogue cop' → Read More

U.S. Capitol riot trial: Ex-NYPD officer accused of attacking cop

Attorneys made opening statements in the trial of a retired NYPD officer charged with attacking a cop during the U.S. Capitol riot. A prosecutor said body camera video captured the rage on Thomas Webster's face as he swung a flag pole at a cop trying to hold off the mob on Jan. 6, 2021. But a defense lawyer said Webster acted in self-defense. → Read More

Group reports record tally of antisemitic incidents in 2021

A Jewish civil rights organization says its annual tally of antisemitic incidents in the U.S. reached a record high last year → Read More

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Juries have heard an array of defenses at the first trials for rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol → Read More

Jurors reject number of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Jurors have heard — and rejected — an array of excuses and arguments from the first rioters to be tried for storming the U. S. Capitol. The next jury to get a Capitol riot case could hear another novel defense this week at the trial of a retired New York City police officer. Thomas Webster, a 20-year veteran of the NYPD, has claimed he was acting in self-defense when he tackled a police officer… → Read More

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Thomas Webster, 56, will be the fourth Capitol riot defendant to get a jury trial. Each has presented a distinct line of defense. → Read More

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Thomas Webster, 56, will be the fourth Capitol riot defendant to get a jury trial. Each has presented a distinct line of defense. → Read More

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Thomas Webster, 56, will be the fourth Capitol riot defendant to get a jury trial. Each has presented a distinct line of defense. → Read More

Jurors reject array of defenses at Capitol riot trials

Video evidence and self-incriminating behavior by defendants have given prosecutors the upper hand in many of these cases. → Read More