NEW YORK – Shameek Harrison was old school to the end, refusing to snitch after he was stabbed in Brooklyn, only to be knifed to death six months later by the very same attacker, according to authorities. Harrison’s 24-year-old cousin said it would have made perfect sense for him to have helped put his nemesis behind bars. “That’s logical,” she said. “But we live in the ‘hood. So I’m sure you know about snitching. “Where we live at, cops aren’t really nice to us here, so we’re not really nice to them.” Police have been dealing for years with the no-snitch edict that rules in many city neighbor...
Capitol attacker's mother sobs talking about how Trump doesn't care about her son — or his jailed followers
CNN continues its reporting on Capitol attackers and the things that led them to bring violence to the legislative body on Jan. 6. Speaking to a series of true believers about the myths that inspired their riots, one man claimed that former President Donald Trump was "anointed by God."
But it was accused Ohio Trump supporter Donovan Crowl, who is leaving his family in tears while he awaits trial.
His mother JoAnn just finished treatment for Leukemia and she's worried that her son is about to spend the rest of his life in jail.
"I love the person he used to be but I despise the person that he is now," she said, breaking down in tears. "He's not my son. And I still have a hard time believing that he did what he did. If he gets 20 years in prison, he'll be 70 years old before he gets out of there. Trump doesn't care about any of those people that stormed the Capitol for him. He doesn't care one iota about them."
Speaking to Crowl through a cracked door to his home, CNN's Drew Griffin noted that his mother and sister have been saying that he felt bad about the Capitol attack.
"I feel bad about my case?" asked Crowl through the door.
"Feel bad about what you did?" asked Griffin.
"Well, actually, the things I did I was hanging out with some of the wrong people it seems like but I didn't really do anything so I feel pretty good that my case will come out and show that," said Crowl.
Griffin asked if Crowl felt like he was manipulated by other people into the attack, but Crowl slammed the door in his face, saying, "I don't watch your garbage, anyway.
See the video below:
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Democrat Katie Hill ponders another run for Congress after ex-husband attacked her with revenge photos
Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) was the victim of what is being known as "revenge porn," where former partners weaponize photos or videos of their exes to get revenge after a breakup. Such was the case with Katie Hill's former husband, who released nude photos of her after her election to Congress. She quickly resigned, much to the chagrin of supporters and followers who believed she was the victim of an attack, and not in the wrong.
Speaking to Axios, Hill said she's watched Republican members of Congress have major scandals and not step down the way that she had.
"Having seen other people who've had scandals since I left, (Andrew) Cuomo and, you know, of course, Matt Gaetz ... you see that and, of course, they don't resign," she explained. "You really wonder how much of it was the pressure I put on myself because I was a woman, and because I'd been an advocate for the #MeToo movement, and how much of it was sexism and ... the public shaming aspect of it, the revenge-porn aspect of it."
See the interview below:
Axios On HBO: Representative Katie Hill (D - CA) on Surviving Scandal (Clip) | HBO www.youtube.com
NBC New's insurrection reporter, Scott MacFarlane, explained in a video uploaded to Twitter that one thing he has noticed is that the most egregious information in the cases of Capitol attackers isn't in the sentencing documents, but in their battle to be released before the trial.
In the video, he explained that he reviews every document published in the trials of those who beat police officers, chanted to hang Mike Pence and those who attempted to assassinate Democratic leaders.
"Some of the most compelling arguments from prosecutors — the most illustrative arguments — not coming in the charging documents but when they're trying to hold defendants in jail pending trial," he said.
He cited Robert Gieswein, a Proud Boy member, who is trying to get out of prison pending trial. He is accused of shooting three police with chemical spray, and MacFarlane explained that the prosecutors argued against his release characterizing it as terrorism.
On first full page of motion to get accused Proud Boy Robert Gieswein released from jail, Gieswein lawyer specifies… https://t.co/Jo5rF4K8Ou— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1624113180.0
Ryan Samsel, who will be in court on Monday. He's trying to get his detention order changed after being accused of beating a police officer unconscious during the Jan. 6 attacks. In that case too, the federal prosecutors said things that weren't in the charging documents either. According to MacFarlane, prosecutors said Samsel has a history of knocking women unconscious, citing a former pregnant girlfriend he burned in the face and held under water.
See the report below:
Some of the most troubling accusations against Jan 6 defendants come weeks after the initial charges are filed. Th… https://t.co/cWfaIjOpwX— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1624209123.0
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