Entertainment Angelina Jolie Thanks Officers Who Defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 During D.C. Visit

03:50  15 september  2021
03:50  15 september  2021 Source:   people.com

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Officers who defended U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 to testify before Congress. 6 Capitol riots. The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not find sufficient evidence that any of the officers committed a crime. The USCP's Office of Professional Responsibility in total launched 38 internal investigations. They provided the Department of Justice with the administrative cases this week as part of the ongoing prosecution of the Jan.

Now, two more officers who defended the Capitol that day have also died by suicide. A spokesperson for Washington DC's Metropolitan PD announced Monday that MPD Officer Gunther Hashida, 43, was found dead at his home last Thursday and that MPD Officer Kyle deFreytag, 26, was found dead July 10, CNBC reports. DeFreytag's obituary says he "was kind, he had a quick wit and a great sense of humor & kept us laughing for 26 years." He is survived by his parents and siblings. A fifth officer , Brian Sicknick of the Capitol Police, died Jan . 7 after collapsing the day of the riot and suffering two strokes

During her visit to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Angelina Jolie stopped by Capitol Hill to thank officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

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The actress was photographed with Officer Harry Dunn, who testified before Congress about the riots in July, outside of the Capitol.

Jolie, 46, also met with several lawmakers, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, to discuss the future of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

NBC News reporter Julie Tsirkin shared a photo of Jolie and Dunn on Twitter, writing, "Angelina Jolie greeted several officers who defended the Capitol on January 6, including Harry Dunn. She thanked him for his service."

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President Joe Biden honored U.S. Capitol Police officers and other law enforcement for “ defending ” the Capitol and Constitution on Jan . 6 . Biden awarded the men and women with Congressional Gold Medals and said, “ Thank you for protecting our Capitol .”

Three other officers who responded to the Capitol also reportedly died by suicide. Officer Gunther Hashida was found dead on July 29, while officers Howard Liebengood and Jeffrey Smith died in the month following the Capitol insurrection. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Officer Kyle DeFreytag served in D . C .'s 5th district and was sent to the Capitol to enforce curfew violations, said the MPD, per news channel WUSA9. DeFreytag was found deceased on July 10, sources told Forbes reporter Andrew Solender. He had served in the MPD for nearly five years, a spokesperson told

Jolie's appearance at Capitol Hill comes a few weeks after the actress joined Instagram to share a powerful letter from a teen girl in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal of troops and the Taliban's takeover.

a man and a woman wearing a suit and tie: Angelina Jolie in Capitol Hill © Andrew Harnik/AP/Shutterstock Angelina Jolie in Capitol Hill

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"Right now, the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and to express themselves freely," Jolie wrote in the caption. "So I've come on Instagram to share their stories and the voices of those across the globe who are fighting for their basic human rights."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police officers who were attacked and beaten during the Capitol riot filed a lawsuit Thursday against former President Donald Trump, his allies and members of far-right extremist groups, accusing them of intentionally sending a violent mob on Jan . “Executive privilege will be defended , not just on behalf of my Administration and the Patriots who worked beside me, but on behalf of the Office of the President of the United States and the future of our Nation,” Trump said.

Pittman, who was the assistant chief of police of the department’s Protective & Intelligence Operations on Jan . 6 , says she was responsible for member details and the Department’s Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division (IICD). On Monday, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, who resigned in the wake of the assault, testified at a joint hearing by the Senate Rules and Senate Homeland Security committees that, after reviewing this intelligence, he increased the security precautions at the Capitol .

The Oscar-winning actress is also a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Earlier this month, Jolie revealed she'd written Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth alongside Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren.

"So many children are in harm's way across the world and we're simply not doing enough," Jolie told Reuters in an interview. "These are their rights, decided years ago based on what would make them healthy, balanced, safe and stable adults."

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Jolie said she hopes that the book will help governments remember their long-made promise to protect the health and happiness of children.

"We spent a lot of time blocking those rights, so this book is to help the kids have a tool book to say, 'These are your rights, these are things you need to question to see how far you, depending on your country and circumstance, are from accessing those rights, what are your obstacles, others that came before you and fought, ways you can fight,'" she told Reuters. "So it's a handbook to fight back."

Know Your Rights and Claim Them will be published in the U.S. on Oct. 5.

Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters .
WASHINGTON (AP) — First, some blamed the deadly Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol on left-wing antifa antagonists, a theory quickly debunked. Then came comparisons of the rioters to peaceful protesters or even tourists. Now, allies of former President Donald Trump are calling those charged in the Capitol riot “political prisoners," a stunning effort to revise the narrative of that deadly day. The brazen rhetoric ahead of a rally planned for Saturday at the Capitol is the latest attempt to explain away the horrific assault and obscure what played out for all the world to see: rioters loyal to the then-president storming the building, battling police and trying to stop Co

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