Tom Dreisbach

Tom Dreisbach appears in the following:

A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

Friday, October 15, 2021

Federal prosecutors have accused a U.S. Capitol Police officer of obstruction of justice for allegedly encouraging a suspect in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to hide evidence of their participation.

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John Pierce Represents More Capitol Riot Defendants Than Anyone. Should He?

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

John Pierce is defending more people charged in the U.S. Capitol riot than any other lawyer. His past had already raised concerns. And an unexpected absence from court only led to more questions.

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Cuomo Scandal Prompts Reckoning At LGBTQ Group Human Rights Campaign

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The sexual harassment investigation and impending resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has entangled multiple Cuomo allies, including the leader of the LGBTQ group the Human Rights Campaign.

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Cuomo Scandal Entangles Leader Of Influential LGBTQ Advocacy Group

Friday, August 06, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly relied on liberal allies to fight charges of sexual harassment. Now, one of those allies, the head of Human Rights Campaign, is facing demands that he resign.

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Mystery Surrounds Florida Company Suspected In Assassination of Haiti's President

Friday, July 16, 2021

Mystery has surrounded a Florida security company with suspected ties to the assassination of Haiti's president. Court records reviewed by NPR suggest financial trouble at the company in recent years.

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What Led A Police Chief Turned Yoga Instructor To The Capitol Riot?

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Alan Hostetter, once a police chief and yoga instructor, became known for protesting pandemic lockdowns in California. He's now facing conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot.

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2 Years Ago, Alan Hostetter Taught Yoga. Now He Faces Charges Tied To The Jan. 6 Riot

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

A California man is facing conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 riot. Alan Hostetter's journey went from teaching yoga in Orange County to leading the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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The House January 6 Commission

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Discussion on the House commission to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

New Body Camera Footage Shows The Violence Against Police During The Capitol Riot

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New videos released by the Justice Department depict a chaotic scene at the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, particularly against the police officers there to defend the building and its occupants.

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Trump Impeachment Lawyers Are Now Representing Capitol Riot Defendants

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Bruce Castor is best known for a rambling performance defending former President Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial. Now, Castor is representing people charged in the U.S. Capitol riot.

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'The Worst I've Seen': Capitol Police Face Scrutiny For Lack Of Transparency

Friday, May 07, 2021

Critics say the Capitol Police's history of secrecy contributed to the failure to prevent the Capitol riot. Unlike many departments, the agency is exempt from releasing records like bodycam footage.

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New Videos Show Alleged Assault On Officer Brian Sicknick During Capitol Riot

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Justice Department has released videos showing the alleged Jan. 6 assault on Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and others. The videos are cited in cases against two men charged in the riot.

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How Extremists Weaponize Irony To Spread Hate

Monday, April 26, 2021

Some extremists weaponize irony and absurdity as a method for recruiting new members and avoiding criticism. Such tactics can mask the danger that extremists pose, experts say.

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More Charges Expected In Investigation Into Capitol Riot

Friday, April 16, 2021

More than 400 people have been charged in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. We look at the latest on the FBI investigation and what those charged have in common.

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Conspiracy Charges Bring Proud Boys' History Of Violence Into Spotlight

Friday, April 09, 2021

Leading members of the far-right gang known as the Proud Boys are facing federal conspiracy charges in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ahead of the riot, members of the group called for "war."

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Judge Releases UCLA Student Charged In Capitol Riot, Despite New Evidence

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that 22-year-old Christian Secor, charged in connection to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, should be released but must surrender access to firearms and other conditions.

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Alex Jones Still Sells Supplements On Amazon Despite Bans From Other Platforms

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sells dietary supplements through Amazon despite being banned from other platforms. Amazon receives a cut of the profits.

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Yes, Capitol Rioters Were Armed. Here Are The Weapons Prosecutors Say They Used

Friday, March 19, 2021

An NPR review of federal charges against people involved in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows they were armed with a wide variety of weapons, contradicting a false claim that rioters were not armed.

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UCLA Student Charged In Capitol Riot Took Inspiration From Online Extremist

Monday, March 15, 2021

A college student charged in the U.S. Capitol riot was known on campus for his far-right views, which were nurtured by an online extremist. How do colleges confront extremism in their midst?

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The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

Friday, March 05, 2021

More than 250 people have been charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. NPR is looking at the cases. Each provides clues to questions surrounding the attack: Who joined the mob? What did they do? And why?

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