The Justice Department has rounded up several new defendants this week accused of destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of professional broadcast equipment outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, in a scene captured on multiple videos showing Trump supporters gleefully taking out their anger at the mainstream media.
One new defendant was arrested Thursday, according to court records and the Justice Department, and three others were charged earlier this week with property destruction.
The new arrest records describe how part of the pro-Trump crowd outside the Capitol on January 6 turned their efforts toward news media on the scene, causing professional journalists to leave behind piles of cameras, tripods, lights and other equipment, including some marked as belonging to The Associated Press.
The crowd then stomped on the equipment, and some rioters stole items, investigators say. In the new cases, some of the rioters were recorded on video and in other communications smashing equipment, rejoicing about how they had ransacked the news setups, then posing as reporters.
Prosecutors say one media outlet lost more than $30,000 worth of equipment.
The cases are part of a spate of charges in recent weeks where prosecutors have focused on targeted episodes of violence during the riot.
Joshua Haynes, who was arrested on Thursday in Roanoke, Virginia, was recorded on camera slamming camera equipment into the ground as the crowd cheered, the Justice Department said. During the chaos, Haynes texted pictures of the destroyed media equipment and himself standing in front of it. He wrote in one run-on sentence in a text message that “we had destroyed tens of thousands of dollars of their video and television equipment here’s a picture behind me of the pile we made out of it,” investigators said in court.
“I want to get busted for tearing up the nations capital and the fake news,” Haynes also texted, though he acknowledged he wore a face mask during the attack, according to his charging documents.
Zvonimir Jurlina of New York, who was also charged in the destruction, cheered on the stomping and encouraged the crowd to loot the media setup, prosecutors say. He offered a lighter to another rioter, who tried to set the equipment on fire, investigators say.
In video of the scene, Jurlina announced, “I’ve got a souvenir.” He held up an orange microphone with a German broadcaster’s logo. “This is reporter Zykotik coming to you live,” he said, recording himself, prosecutors say.
Investigators also allege Jurlina said on a video that there was “breaking news,” while simultaneously breaking equipment.
Another of the defendants, Chase Allen, told investigators that several people had stomped the media equipment, sprayed it with Axe body spray and tried to set it on fire. Allen told law enforcement he was trying to pose as part of the rioting crowd, but was attempting to move cords and a tripod camera out of the area the rioters were trying to burn.
However, prosecutors accuse Allen of taking part in the violence. He “was seen repeatedly stomping on media equipment, to include a pelican case, and yelling at media members to leave the area in an apparent attempt to disrupt the media from continuing with live broadcasts of events at the U.S. Capitol that day and to express general disdain for the media,” investigators wrote in his charging papers.
A day after the riot, Allen, who appears to run a YouTube channel, was arrested for jaywalking outside the FBI Las Vegas headquarters, where he said he was taking part in a so-called “1st Amendment audit” of law enforcement, according to Justice Department court filings.
A New York man accused of kicking media gear named Gabriel Brown compared the Capitol insurrection to a Woodstock concert, prosecutors said, citing an Instagram video from January 6.
“There were people that smashed stuff, and maybe stole stuff. I’m sure they’ll be prosecuted, or they probably should be,” Brown said on the video, according to investigators who identified him.
Last week, in the first case against a riot defendant who allegedly harmed a journalist, prosecutors said Shane Woods “ran into and tackled” a professional photographer. He was arrested in Illinois.
Woods and the others charged with smashing media equipment haven’t yet entered pleas in court.
CNN has tallied the Justice Department making more than 500 arrests on Capitol riot-related federal criminal charges since January.
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Media Advisory: Premier Furey to Announce Additional Measure to Address Recruitment and Retention of Physicians – News Releases – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will announce an additional measure to address recruitment and retention of physicians today (Tuesday, August 16) at 2:15 p.m.
He will be joined by the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Health and Community Services, Dr. Sohaib Al-Asaaed, Post Graduate Medical Education Associate Dean, and Dr. Mikaela Murphy, a second-year family medicine resident.
The availability will take place in Room M5M101, Faculty of Medicine, St. John’s Campus, Memorial University.
The availability will be streamed live on Facebook.
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Media Release – August 16, 2022 – Guelph Police – Guelph Police Service
Male arrested in theft of watches
A Guelph male has been charged in connection with the theft of more than a dozen watches during a break and enter last month.
Police were called July 6 to a business in the area of Silvercreek Parkway North and Woodlawn Road West. An employee had arrived to work to find a rear window smashed. Approximately 12 to 15 watches each valued at $150 were stolen.
A suspect was identified through surveillance video and arrested Sunday morning. A 66-year-old Guelph male is charged with break and enter. He will appear in a Guelph court September 23, 2022.
Arrest made following assault
A Guelph male faces assault and weapons charges after another male was attacked in the parking lot of a south-end business.
On July 9 two males known to each other were involved in a verbal altercation in a parking lot on Stone Road West. During the altercation one of the males was struck twice in the head with an object believed to be a flashlight. This caused a laceration which required stitches.
A suspect was identified and on Monday turned himself in to the Guelph Police Service. A 26-year-old Guelph male is charged with assault with a weapon, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with probation. He will appear in bail court Wednesday.
Gassing up stolen car leads to charges
A Cambridge male who pumped gas into a stolen car in Guelph has been arrested.
On June 2, a male attended a gas station on Speedvale Avenue West driving a stolen Kia SUV. He pumped more than $49 in gas and attempted to pay using several prepaid credit cards, but was only able to cover $7.28 of the cost. The male said he would get another credit card from the vehicle but instead sped away without paying the remaining amount.
The male was identified via surveillance video and arrested Monday.
A 37-year-old Cambridge male is charged with possessing stolen property over $5,000, theft under $5,000, occupying a stolen motor vehicle and driving while suspended. He will appear in bail court Tuesday.
Total calls for service in the last 24 hours – 206
Media are invited to attend the Mentor-Apprentice Program workshop in Yellowknife on August 17 – Government of Northwest Territories
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is hosting a training workshop for Mentor-Apprentice Program (MAP) participants in Yellowknife. Media are invited to attend the last workshop taking place in the Yellowknife area, where they can experience the language program firsthand and talk to MAP participants and organizers with the Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat.
The session will take place:
Yellowknife – Dene Kedǝ, Dëne Sųłıné, Dene Zhatıé and Tłı̨chǫ languages
Location: Aurora Tours.net /Aurora Teepee Lodge (Ingraham Trail – KM 12.4)
Date: August 17, 2022
Time: 10:15 -11:45 am
To attend one of the sessions, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. High-resolution photos will be provided upon request for media use.
MAP is a way of learning a language where a fluent speaker of the language (a Mentor) teaches a language learner (an Apprentice) through immersion. The goal of the program is to have Apprentices improve their ability to understand and speak their language and help with the revitalization of Indigenous languages in the Northwest Territories.
For media requests, please contact:
Public Affairs and Communications
Department of Education, Culture and Employment
Government of the Northwest Territories
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