Guys, this has long been our favorite image to use when blogging about The Stupid Coup, so imagine our surprise to learn that…
JULY 6–Along with a notebook containing step-by-step instructions on how to create a “hometown militia,” FBI agents seized a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from the Pennsylvania man indicted last month for his alleged leadership role in the January 6 insurrection, according to court records.
I’ve never had a Lego set, so I don’t really know anything about their attention to detail, but some of the rioters clearly had some knowledge of the building —maybe from taking the Boebert guided tour? But what if they had a 3-D map, as it were, memorized?
Meanwhile, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie has some numbers for us:
LAW & ORDER — On the six month-mark of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Buzzfeed has tracked down exactly where those prosecutions stand so far https://bit.ly/3jQQY8X. The highlights:
— At least 535 people have been arrested and 70 jailed, as well as 13 plea deals and one person sentenced.
— Of those arrested, roughly 289 were charged with at least one felony count, 165 people were charged with assaulting or interfering with police, and 60 people charged with a weapons-related offense.
Some tourists got into trouble.