Houston Police Department increases security throughout city ahead of Inauguration Day, Acevedo says
HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced the department will increase security across the city starting Friday through Jan. 20, the day of the inauguration. Acevedo said this comes as after rioters stormed the Capitol and breached the White House. While Acevedo said there is no specific threat to our community, the department will continue to investigate. “Be the eyes/ears of the police department,” Acevedo said. “If you hear any threat against our city or county or state or nation, please report it right away to your local agency and or the FBI,” Acevedo said.
FBI says it warned about prospect of violence ahead of riot
Federal prosecutors are looking at bringing significant cases involving possible sedition and conspiracy charges in last weeks riot at the U.S. Capitol. Nearly a week after the riot, officials said they were combing through mountains of evidence and vowed to aggressively seek out those who perpetrated the brazen attack on the U.S. Capitol. The statements by FBI and Justice Department officials on Tuesday were intended as both a defense of federal law enforcement preparations before the deadly riot and as a warning to participants. A U.S. defense official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy was not notified about the FBI warning. And they said that federal law enforcement authorities said that there was activity on Twitter, but that they weren’t expecting the level of violence they ultimately saw last Wednesday.
‘Both of us felt disturbed’: Local couple attending Trump’s rally recalls protest at US Capitol
It did not reflect us, for sure, and it didn’t reflect all the people that we saw there,” said Don Al Middlebrook. “We were there to support America,” said Don Al Middlebrook. “We did not come to be a part of any violence or riots or anything like that,” said Karen Middlebrook. It wasn’t until Don and Karen got back to their hotel room, they saw the chaos and violence inside the US Capitol. That’s what we have to do,” said Don Al Middlebrook.
‘I can’t do it. I can’t stay’: Mick Mulvaney resigns post following Capitol riot
President Donald Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff resigned his post as special envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, saying “I can’t do it. I can’t stay.”Mick Mulvaney joined a growing list of Trump administration officials who are leaving following the violent riot at the Capitol on Wednesday. He served as acting White House chief of staff from January 2019 until March 2020. I can’t stay,” Mick Mulvaney told CNBC, which was first to report the resignation. “Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they’re worried the president might put someone worse in.”
HPD Chief Art Acevedo’s statement on protest agitators doesn’t stand up to the KPRC 2 Trust Index
HOUSTON – George Floyd’s death and in the protests and marches that followed, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has been making the rounds on national media. “Yeah, we looked into it,” said Houston Police Officers Union President Joe Gamaldi. “What our officers were telling us is that it was people of all races that were throwing water bottles, throwing rocks or throwing bricks,” Gamaldi says. “Frankly we don’t care who the race is of the person throwing a rock at our officers,” Gamaldi said. So without further clarification and no evidence to support his claim, we rate this red on the Channel 2 Trust Index.
Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests
It was an alert from the heart of the raging protests in Minneapolis, posted on an online forum by a fellow member of the Boogaloo movement, a loosely knit group of heavily armed, anti-government extremists. Boogaloo members appear to hold conflicting ideological views with some identifying as anarchists and others rejecting formal titles. Gun-toting Boogaloo members also have appeared at George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere, according to The Washington Post. Known for sporting Hawaiian shirts and arriving to public protests heavily armed, the decentralized Boogaloo movement -- sometimes referred to as the "Boogaloo Bois" -- is often associated with the far-right. On the streets of Minneapolis, Teeter said his group hasn't always been "kitted out" with guns drawn.
Protests, Riots and Activism: A look back at 11 moments in Houston History
(Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images) (2006 Getty Images)2011: Occupy Houston movementOn December 11, 2011, several protesters associated with Occupy movements across Texas were arrested near the Port of Houston on Monday. A month prior, several Occupy Houston protesters were arrested in downtown Houston blocking traffic in the intersection of Commerce and Travis streets. Occupy Houston was a collaboration that has included occupation protests that stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. 2017: Womens MarchOn January 21, 2017, more than 20,000 people walked through downtown Houston, one of the hundreds of Womens Marches taking place across the country. 2018: March for Our LivesOn March 24, 2018, nearly 15,000 Houstonians marched through downtown Houston.
Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew
MINNEAPOLIS – Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd. After being released, Jimenez said that he was glad that his arrest was shown on the air. Activists spray-painted a large CNN logo outside the building, breaking a window and tagging doors. One protester climbed on top of the CNN sign and waved a “Black Lives Matter” flag to cheers from the crowd.