World Rachel Powell, Capitol Rioter Known as 'Bullhorn Lady,' Indicted by Grand Jury
Capitol rioter accused of assaulting cops with chemical spray served as Marine, to remain jailed before trial
A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that a former Marine accused of dousing at least 15 police officers with a chemical spray outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and bragging about it later on video will remain in custody, according to a report. Daniel Ray Caldwell, 49, of The Colony, Texas, will stay behind bars until his trial in Washington, D.C., The Dallas Morning News reported. After hearing testimony during several detention hearings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson decided no conditions of release would "reasonably assure the safety" of the community.
A D.C. grand jury has indicted a Pennsylvania mother-of-eight over her alleged participation in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building.
Rachel Powell, of Mercer County, was indicted by a grand jury in Washington, D.C. on eight charges that allegedly took place on January 6.
The eight charges made against the 40-year-old were: Engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly weapon, physical violence in the Capitol grounds or buildings, destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
Judge Denies Release of Capitol Rioter Who Argued Lack of Cellphone Made Him Less of a Threat
Emanuel Jackson allegedly hit police officers with a baseball bat and a judge ruled there were no release conditions that could ensure the safety of the community or law enforcement.There are more than 180 cases against alleged Capitol rioters and prosecutors are increasingly citing the possibility of a future threat when pushing judges to deny their requests for pretrial release. In arguing for his release, Jackson, 20, pointed to the fact he turned himself in to law enforcement, has no criminal history and that communicating with people planning future riots could be challenging for him.
Court documents claimed Powell, also known as "Bullhorn Lady," had carried an ice axe and wooden pole into the Capitol and called both "deadly and dangerous weapons," according to the York Daily Record.
Ancriminal complaint, released in February, said it had linked Powell to the events inside and around the Capitol and had spoken with others about getting further into the building.
It read: "Rachel Powell is clearly seen speaking through a bullhorn and giving very detailed instructions about the layout of the Capitol building to others inside the room. She can be heard stating that she had just been inside the Capitol building in the adjacent room and that they should coordinate together if you are going to take this building."
Capitol Police Chief Pittman says threats to Congress members up by 93.5% in first 2 months of 2021
Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday that threats to members of Congress have increased by 93.5% within the first two months of 2021, compared to the same time period last year. And from 2017 to 2020, Pittman said there has been a 118.66% increase in "total threats and directions of interests," with the overwhelming majority of suspects residing outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in Washington, D.C. CAPITOL RIOT HEARING: DC NATIONAL GUARD GENERAL SAYS 3 HOURS PASSED BEFORE ARMY APPROVED REQUEST ON JAN.
FBI said they identified Powell as a woman wearing a pink hat and subpoenaed heraccount in order to compare photos and also to confirm her phone details.
Last month,after learning she would face criminal charges, according to her attorney Micharl Engle.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Engle said: "She wanted to turn herself in to face these charges and address them head-on."
She is among the latest people to be charged with offences linked to the riot at the Capitol building.
, a former mid-level aid at the State Department, became the first member of the Trump administration to be charged in connection with the storming of the Capitol. He was arrested in Virginia, a spokesperson for the Bureau's Washington Field Office said on Thursday.
Among those arrested in connection with the riot is, more commonly known as the "QAnon Shaman," who said he was disappointed in former President and apologized for his involvement at the Capitol. He was also seen with members of the far-right organization.
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On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray, a Trump appointee, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the events of January 6.On Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about the events that day.
Federal investigators are continuing to examine evidence surrounding events at the Capitol on January 6 and have so far arrested about 300 people in connection with the riots. Following the riots, it was confirmed five people had died, including Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
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The Senate's first joint committee hearing on the Capitol attack on Tuesday featured testimony from Capitol security officials, including former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned in January. © Andrew Harnik/Getty Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) speaks during a joint hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the Senate Rules Committee in Washington, D.C. on February 23, 2021. Sund and others recounted the turbulence of January 6 in detail, including delays at the Pentagon after multiple requests for backup as well as what senators called "intelligence failures.