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Law Enforcement

The AP Interview: Capitol Police chief sees rising threats

The newly installed chief of the U.S. Capitol Police says the force, still struggling six months after an insurrection that left its officers battled, bloodied and bruised, “cannot afford to be complacent.” The risk to lawmakers is higher than ever. And the threat from lone-wolf attackers is only growing. In an interview with The Associated

Politics

Threats against state, congressional lawmakers jumped in recent years

When mobs stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Arizona resident Jacob Chansley, better known as the Q-Anon shaman, left behind a hand-written note for Vice President Mike Pence. “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.” Chansley denied in court documents that the note was the threat prosecutors say it was. But if it was a

Legal Beat

Man Quickly Arrested by YCSO Deputies After Shooting a Weapon Along Highway 89

On March 1, 2021, 24-year-old Zane Winther from Skull Valley was arrested after receiving reports that Winther was shooting a gun while traveling along Highway 89 in Yarnell. The report came from the suspect’s mother who stated that Winther, a passenger in her car, was intoxicated when he began waving the handgun. She claimed that

Impeachment

Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. It’s an early sign of Trump’s enduring sway

Biden Inauguration

Washington in unprecedented lockdown days before Biden’s inauguration

Four years ago, President Donald Trump claimed the crowd attending his inauguration was the largest in history, a claim widely ridiculed in the face of photos showing a half-empty National Mall. But when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday, it’s safe to say he will have one of the smallest crowds ever. That’s because

National

Police command structure crumbled fast during Capitol riot

As the rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol, many of the police officers had to decide on their own how to fight them off. There was no direction. No plan. And no top leadership. One cop ran from one side of the building to another, fighting hand-to-hand against rioters. Another decided to respond to any calls

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