Matthew Graves, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, held a press conference on Thursday to discuss the third anniversary of the January 6th U.S. Capitol protests.

“It’s been three years since a violent mob attacked our Capitol,” Graves said.

According to C-SPAN, Graves “spoke on the progress of the investigations” and he requested “the public’s continued assistance in identifying individuals who committed crimes on January 6th.”

In other words, the Department of Justice will continue its persecution of J6 protestors three years later.

Graves said during the press conference they would expand their search to individuals who stood outside the U.S. Capitol and never entered the building.

“An important note when it comes to our prosecutions of those who remained outside the [Capitol] building. We have used our prosecutorial discretion to primarily focus on those who entered the building or those who engaged in violent or corrupt conduct on Capitol grounds,” Graves said.

“But, if a person knowingly entered the restricted area without authorization, they had already committed a federal crime. Make no mistake. Thousands of people occupied an area they were not authorized to be present in the first place,” he added.

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“They are going to prosecute innocent people that didn’t even go in the Capitol, who had no idea about any lines they crossed on Capitol grounds that the American taxpayers pay for, while not prosecuting over 60% of daily crime in DC,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said.

“He’s talking about the public lawn of the Capitol. This is how insane these people are,” Jack Posobiec commented.

“I warned this was coming. My case was precedent setting. Make no mistake, the message here is: If you’re a Trump supporter, or any right wing anti-establishment candidate, you have no 1st Amendment rights. You will be charged & incarcerated for speaking, reporting or protesting,” Owen Shroyer said.

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Exactly three years after the J6 Capitol protests, the FBI arrested three individuals in a pre-dawn raid Saturday morning.

“FBI arrests Jan. 6 fugitives early this morning in Lake County, FL. The trio is in federal custody and will appear in federal court on Monday, 01-08 in Ocala, FL,” FBI Tampa said Saturday.

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Authorities arrested three Jan. 6 fugitives on Saturday, three years to the day after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

The three people being sought were: Jonathan Daniel Pollock, Olivia Michele Pollock and Joseph Daniel Hutchinson III.

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Jonathan Pollock, 23, has been accused of assaulting multiple police officers with a deadly weapon. Authorities have been searching for him since 2022, according to an FBI bulletin.

Olivia Pollock, who is Jonathan Pollock’s sister, and Hutchinson were arrested in 2021 after being charged with assaulting law enforcement and other crimes. CBS News previously reported that they both removed their ankle monitors in March 2023 and disappeared before they were set to stand trial.

The FBI said in a statement that the three were captured when agents from the agency’s Tampa field office executed federal arrest warrants early Saturday morning at a ranch in Groveland, Florida.

The FBI did not provide any information on how the three were arrested, or what led them to look at the ranch in Florida’s Lake County.

 

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