Self-styled militia members in three states began planning in November for recruits, weapons ahead of Capitol breach, U.S. alleges
…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: God only knows how conspiracy has been one of the ‘go to’ charges involving any group planning a felony, easily proven with communications intercepts, and/or informers.
But these cases will move so slowly through the courts that Americans will have a whole new plate of issues to deal with. Part of the problem is a US court system that seems to have been structured to keep backlogs as a benefit to some parties. I will let you guess who that might be.
It begs the question of whether these insurrection plans were allowed to evolve further to involve more people so a bigger batch could be snatched up, the ‘decapitation’ of the leadership theory.
I had suspected that the bitter Trump losers would have started planning some retribution based on losing the election, knowing the world they wanted to live in might not be possible without Trump around.
I will not bet that the leadership of the Trump gang bangers can be taken out, as it can so easily be replaced. But their social media wings might have to be clipped, which will have some Constitutional hurdles to jump first… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … January 07, 2021
A four-count indictment returned in D.C. laid out fresh details and allegations against Jessica Marie Watkins, 38, and Donovan Ray Crowl, 50 — both of Woodstock, Ohio — and Thomas E. Caldwell, 66, of Berryville, Va. The three, all U.S. military veterans, are accused of conspiring to obstruct Congress and other counts, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Prosecutors have said Caldwell appears to have ties to the anti-government Oath Keepers extremist group — although his attorney said he is not a member. They also have alleged that the retired Navy lieutenant commander helped organize dozens of others who coordinated their movements as they “stormed the castle” to disrupt the confirmation of President Biden’s electoral college victory.
Real-time conversations recovered from a walkie-talkie-style app captured Watkins discussing a group of about 30 to 40 “sticking together and sticking to the plan” during the breach, according to court documents previously filed in the case.
You can read the full article here at WaPo.
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