Anarchists targeted police in violence; new arrests announced; federal rioting raps before Inauguration – President issues policy on supporting law officers

  • During the incident, police vehicles were damaged, and six uniformed officers sustained minor injuries from coordinated attacks by members of the group that was attempting to avoid arrest.
Washington Metropolitan Police Officers on duty at Inauguration of President Donald Trump. Photo DC Police

Organized Hooligans attacked and injured Police Officers and destroyed property before Inauguration of President Trump; many charged with rioting

The elite leftists intended to harm the men and women of law enforcement as they carried out their plans to riot and destroy.

Sgt. Sean Hill struck in the head by Inauguration Day rioters in Washington DC. From Blue Lives Matter Facebook page


Casey Webber aka Cathasaigh S. Webber, preliminary hearing on Feb. 16, 2017, attorney appointed: Ian A. Williams, allowed bond on condition of not being arrested in Washington, D.C. Charges: Riot Act – Felony.

Payton McDonald, preliminary hearing on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:00 am. Bond allowed on condition of not being arrested against in D.C. Charges: Riot Act – Felony.

Seth Cadman, preliminary hearing on Feb. 22, 2017, at 11:00 am, Courtroom 301. Bond allowed on condition of not being arrested again in D.C. Attorney Ian Williams, charges: Riot Act – Felony.


Ryan Scott Charney, Release Conditions Ordered: Stay Away From: THE INAUGURATION ZONE ONLY UNTIL SUNDAY 1/22/17 AT MIDNIGHT, SCOTT R CHARNEY (Defendant (Criminal)  ELISE HALDANE (Attorney), Preliminary hearing Feb. 3, 2017, 9:30 am. Judge: SALERNO, ROBERT A Location: Courtroom 210.


Shay Horse; Charge #1: Riot Act -Felony Charge 1: Riot Act -Felony; PRESCOTT LOVELAND (Attorney) on behalf of SHAY HORSE; Preliminary hearing on March 16, 2017 at 11:00 am.


Evan Allen Engel, court date: Feb. 15, 2017 at 11 am for a preliminary hearing; his attorney is Ian Williams; charged with Felony Riot Act on Jan. 21, 2017;


Alexander Rubenstein, charged on Jan. 21, 2017 with Charge #1: Riot Act -Felony Charge 1: Riot Act -Felony; condition of release was “do not get arrested in Washington, D. C”. Preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:00 am with attorney Ian Williams representing him.


Shay Horse; Charge #1: Riot Act -Felony Charge 1: Riot Act -Felony; PRESCOTT LOVELAND (Attorney) on behalf of SHAY HORSE; Preliminary hearing on March 16, 2017, at 11:00 am.


Benjamin C. Carraway, Defendant (Criminal) Release based on bond being posted and that the defendant not be arrested again in Washington, D.C. Represented by attorney Amy Phillips.

Aaron Michael Cantu charged with Riot Act – Felony Charge 1 on Jan. 21, 2017; represented by Grandison E. Hill, preliminary hearing set for March 14, 2017.


Sara Callahan, 29 years old, Washington, DC

Sahsa Hill, 22 years old, New York, NY

Emily Horstman, 24 years old, Pittsburgh, PA

Kayla Henaghan, 18 years old, Richmond, VA

Deborah Burd, 26 years old, Fort Wayne, IN

Erinn Lemkey, 34 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Molly Carter, 28 years old, Baltimore, MD

Anya Harjung, 22 years old, Newark, DE

Sarah Hailey, 34 years old, Pittsburgh, PA

Nicole Armbruster, 33 years old, Washington, DC

Saline Golenberg, 34 years old, Washington, DC

Cassidy Plaud, 24 years old, Manchund, MA

Katherine Dunleavy, 24 years old, Unknown

Marisa Matthews, 19 years old, Pittsburgh, PA

Moiree Chiu, 20 years old, Madison, WI

Sydnie Stocks, 22 years old, San Diego, CA

Tovia Shapiro, 27 years old, Worcester, MA

Benjamin Freedman-Peel, 23 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Etkar Surett Junwirth, 24 years old, Upper Danby, PA

James Crombie, 20 years old, Collinsville, CT

Timothy Rose, 23 years old, Chicago, IL

Eric Schimmel, 26 years old, Virginia Beach, VA

Benjamin Pennacchio, 18 years old, Pipersville, PA

Aaron Schoen, 18 years old, Doylestown, PA

Daniel Filstein, 28 years old, Unknown 

Cody Stewart, 22 years old, Clarksville, TN

Samuel Arambula28 years oldDetroit, MI

Tim Costigan, 37 years old, Kansas City, MO

Robert Eason, 41 years old, Portland, CT

Caly Retherford, 28 years old, Baltimore, MD

Joshhua Betley, 28 years old, Unknown

Adam Simpson, 29 years old, Washington, DC

Christopher Patrick, 21 years old, Eldersburg, MD

Arturo Vasquez, 26 years old, Baltimore, MD

Andrew Switzer, 43 years old, Philadelphia, PA

David Stubbs, 31 years old, Richmond, VA

Alex Harris, 27 years old, Reisterstown, MD

Isaac Dalto, 26 years old, Baltimore, MD

Jack Sorensen18 years oldPittsford, NY

Joseph Gore, 22 years old, Worcester, VT

Christopher Stella, 26 years old, NC

Bradley Collins, 41 years oldBoiling Green, VA

Alexander Contompasis, 33 years old, Rensliear, NY

Tom Aubin,  32 years old, Pittsburgh, PA

Madison Broomer, 25 years old, Mechanicsburg, PA

Ashley Maclaren, 28 years old, Unknown

Jada Young, 21 years old, New York, NY

Heather Higby, 38 years old, Durham, NC,

Hanna Demarte, 20 years old, Chesapeake, VA

Nora Walker, 24 years old, Portland, OR

Leah Young, 27 years old, Durango, CO

Sharleen Stinger, 35 years old, Philadelphia, PA

Traci Dunlap, 44 years old, Redmond, WA

Makenna Clark, 20 years old, Black Mountain, NC

Emma Engle, 26 years old, Bronx, NY

Faryn Messick, 23 years old, Baltimore, MD

Michelle Macchio, 25 years old, Naples, FL

Elizabeth Romaker, 24 years old, Burlington, VT

Rebekah Schiller, 33 years old, New York, NY

James Sullivan35 years oldGreenbelt, MD

Jared Farley, 34 years old, Annapolis, MD

Ryan Keating, 27 years old, Philadelphia, PA

Michael Webermann, 30 years old, Baltimore, MD

William Bogin, 26 years old, Bethesda, MD

Troy Neves, 22 years old, Newtown, CT

Duncan Ranslem, 27 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Loadenthal, 33 years old, Cincinnati, OH

Zachary Vary, 26 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Devin Bartolomed, 32 years old, Washington, DC

Daniel Rengel, 23 years old, Centreville, VA

Savannah Patterson, 24 years old, Savannah, GA

Soan Steffon, 24 years old, L

Paige McElravy, 25 years old, Hartsville, SC

Kristen Asher, 32 years old, RI

Lianne Sherman, 21 years old, Pittsburgh, PA

Aleks Lundina, 23 years old, Hadley, MA

Rachel Russell, 24 years old, Falls Church, VA

Caroline Unger, 22 years old, Park Ridge, IL

Elizabeth Lagesse, 29 years old, Baltimore, MD

Miriam Zemel, 25 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Taylor Zarkin, 27 years old, FL

Kiley Haberman, 22 years old, Burlington, VT

Phillip Glaser, 27 years old, Baltimore, MD

Jeremy Bingham, 25 years old, Arlington, MA

Matthew Fichtner, 25 years old, Boston, MA

Matthew Stearns, 30 years old, Carbondale, IL

Colton Richardson, 26 years old, Savannah, GA

Nicholas Webster, 19 years old, Erie, PA

David Fulkerson, 21 years old, Annandale, VA

Tylan Paxton, 24 years old, Woodbridge, VA

David Baghdadi, 39 years old, Rockville, MD

Randall Setzer, 24 years old, Durham, NC

Alexandra Krales, 28 years old, Bronx, NY

Nolle Smoot, 25 years old, Triangle, VA

Kristina Kelly, 27 years old, Portland, CT

Jordanna Burgess, 30 years old, Chapel Hill, NC

Cassandra Beale, 24 years old, Pasadena, CA

Ella Fassler, 24 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Jacob Wilkerson, 24 years old, Annapolis, MD

Keval Bhatt, 19 years old, Chesterfield, VA

Zachary Belcher, 24 years old, Chicago, IL

Peter Hyndman, 25 years old, Philadelphia, PA

Anastasiya Grishkevich, 24 years old, Philadelphia, PA

Chloe Nagy, 25 years old, Richmond, VA

Kyle Burcham, 18 years old, Bumpass, VA

Trent Fulton, 28 years old, Blacksburg, MD

Aaron Cantu, 28 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Louis Mazzei, 46 years old, Patchogue, NY

Lan Grant, 22 years old, Wallingford, PA

Spencer Kaaz, 21 years old, Memphis, TN

Sean Hendley, 28 years old, Washington, DC

Jeremiah Sellers, 21 years old, Durham, NC

Nicholas Difazio, 22 years old, Silver Spring, MD

Alexander Penley, 46 years old, Washington, DC

Benjamin Carraway, 32 years old, Denver, CO

James Hicks, 25 years old, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Lucas Wooden, 21 years oldWilton, Maine

Phoenix Godwin, 25 years old, Savannah, GA

Breton Strasburger, 22 years oldPittsburgh, PA

Alessandro Pane, 20 years old, Hyattsville, MD

Alvaro Ortiz-Vazquez, 22 years old, New York, NY

Connor Linden, 23 years old, Warren, OH

Robert Miller, 27 years oldBlack Mountain, NC

Sagen Lancaster, 24 years old, Ukiah, California

Oliver Harris, 27 years old, Philadelphia, PA

Cameron Powell, 25 years old, Durham, NC

Christopher Litchfield, 25 years old, College Park, MD

Steven Backus, 34 years old, Raleigh, NC

Matthew Hopard, 32 years old, Brooklyn, NY

Shay Horse, 23 years old, Unknown

James Hoopes, 30 years old, Falls Church, VA

Judah Rubin, 29 years old, Jackson Heights, NY

Michael Gonzalez, 25 years old, New York, NY

Kenneth Delacruz, 21 years old, New York, NY

Shane McParland, 30 years old, MI

Luke McGowan-Arnold, 19 years old, Rockford, IL

Samuel Kitch, 26 years old, Baltimore, Md.

Two Journalists charged with rioting – The Guardian


Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America were arrested on Friday morning outside a school at 12th and L Streets in downtown Washington, according to police reports. They were released on Saturday following initial court appearances. Both had preliminary hearings scheduled for mid-February.

More than 200 people were arrested on Friday after property was vandalized in the US capital in the hours around Trump’s swearing-in as president. Police said six officers received minor injuries.

Engel’s bosses on Monday issued a furious response to the action against their employee, who told them that he was swept up by officers despite repeatedly informing them that he was a journalist covering the unrest. Engel’s camera was seized by police.

“The arrest, detainment and rioting charge against journalist Evan Engel who was covering the protests for Vocativ are an affront to the First Amendment and journalistic freedom,” a spokesman for the site said in a statement. “Vocativ will vigorously contest this unfounded and outrageous charge.”

RT said in an online post that Rubinstein was arrested “even though he showed police his media credentials”.    MORE

Limo parked in front of The Washington Post headquarters was torched by rioters. photo courtesy of WTOP


Muhammad Ashraf, the president of the Virginia-based Nationwide Chauffeured Services, said Monday that replacing the car could cost tens of thousands of dollars. Insurance would cover vandalism but may not cover his situation because the car was damaged in a riot, he said.

More than 230 people were arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking the windows of businesses, the limo and an emergency vehicle Friday, the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Court paperwork says the group did more than $100,000 in damage.

Ashraf said his family-owned business, based in Alexandria, Virginia, has a fleet of approximately 30 limousines, party buses and other vehicles and has been in business for 25 years. He called the limousine’s destruction “a very sad situation.” He said the limousine was one of two vehicles of that kind owned by the company and was in heavy demand around the inauguration.

Not having the vehicle means he’s losing business, he said.

“I just can’t imagine why people had to do these things,” he said.

Luis Villarroel, the car’s driver, said he had dropped off clients and was parked when he saw the protesters. He said about six people smashed the car’s windows with bricks, a piece of wood and, he believes, one or more hammers.    MORE

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced that an arrest has been made of Dane Powell of Largo Florida in an Assault on a Police Officer While Armed.

Dane Powell profile photo on Facebook

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, 30-year-old Dane Powell of Largo FL, was arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer while Armed, CCN 17-011-848

  • On Friday, January 20, 2017, at approximately 3:00 pm, a subject was observed in the area of 12th Street and K Street Northwest throwing a rock at police officers as the subject participated in the riots during the Presidential Inauguration. The subject made good on his escape. This case remained under investigation.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Detectives continued their investigation and were able to learn the identity of the subject was Dane Powell. Members of the Metropolitan Police Department located Mr. Powell in front of the Fifth District and placed him under arrest.

This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the departments TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.

Anne Arundel County Police assisting Inauguration Day duties on Pennsylvania Ave. prior to the parade.

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Washington, D.C. Police report the arrest of more than 200 persons connected to acts of vandalism, arson and property destruction prior to and after the Presidential Inauguration. Much of the acts of lawlessness, which police report was organized and “concerted” took place along K Street, N.W.
Police say that at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2017, an organized group was observed marching south in Northwest Washington.


Police report the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps.

On their way, members of the group acting in a concerted effort engaged in acts of vandalism and several instances of destruction of property.
Police report the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses, and ignited smaller isolated fires while armed with crowbars, hammers, and asps. Preliminary information indicates the group collectively engaged in these criminal acts.
D.C. Police were alerted to the criminal activity and responded swiftly to contain and detain the involved individuals in the area of 12th and L Streets, NW.

Metro DC Police Command Center for Inauguration. Photo DC Police

District Police report numerous arrests have been made, and those individuals have been charged with rioting. 

Police say that their investigation into the incident continues. Charges against 217 rioters are federal charges which may result in serious prison sentences. Pepper spray and other control devices were used to control the criminal actors and protect persons and property. During the incident, police vehicles were damaged, and six uniformed officers sustained minor injuries from coordinated attacks by members of the group that was attempting to avoid arrest. 

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 34-year-old Scott Ryan Charney of Northwest, DC, was arrested in the area of 14th and Newton Streets, Northwest, and charged with Conspiracy to Commit an Assault.

The Metropolitan Police Department announced an arrest has been made in a Conspiracy to Commit an Assault offense that occurred in the 500 block of 14thStreet, Northwest. After a thorough investigation, it was determined that several individuals made plans to disrupt inauguration activities in an unlawful way.

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, 34-year-old Scott Ryan Charney of Northwest, DC, was arrested in the area of 14th and Newton Streets, Northwest, and charged with Conspiracy to Commit an Assault.

This investigation is ongoing. There are other individuals involved in the conspiracy, and they are still outstanding.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.


The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office would like to share these kinds words and photo from a young Illinois resident who attended yesterday’s inaugural events in Washington, DC.

The resident sent this photo to the LCSO and said, “this Sheriff that I met during the inauguration parade made me feel so safe. He did such an amazing job while all of the protests were going on and he was obviously worried for his safety and everyone else’s. He made me and everyone around me feel safe and secure. I just wanted you to know that your sheriffs are excellent. They did an amazing job!”


Loudoun County Sheriff Deputy Erick Ambroise on Penn. Ave. Photo Loudoun County Sheriff Facebook.

Photo: Deputy Erick Ambroise at his assignment on 10th & Pennsylvania Avenue. In the photo Vice-President Mike Pence with his wife after exiting their vehicle to walk in the parade.


Prince William County Police Mounted Unit at Inauguration



From Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry:

25 Charles County Sheriff’s officers, along with law enforcement officers from other agencies, were sworn in as Deputy U.S. Marshals to provide support during the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. to ensure the security and safety of all who attend this event.

In addition to providing support in Washington, D.C. during the Inauguration, our Marine Unit will also help to patrol the Potomac River along with the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies.

The CCSO has assisted with the Presidential Inauguration many times throughout past administrations.

Charles County Sheriff’s Officers sworn in as Deputy US Marshals for Inauguration of President Donald J. Trump

From The Washington Times:

DisruptJ20 protesters dismissed as a joke an undercover Project Veritas video showing activists supposedly planning to shut down Thursday night’s DeploraBall by setting off smoke bombs or the sprinkler system — but D.C. police weren’t buying it.

The 34-year-old man arrested Thursday night for conspiracy to commit assault at the event was among the activists featured in the undercover video released this week, according to court documents made public on Friday.

Scott Ryan Charney was one of the three men caught on camera discussing plans to set off fire alarms and spray Butyric acid — an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs — at the National Press Club, where the party for Donald Trump supporters was held Thursday night. In the Project Veritas video, Mr. Charney is identified as Scott Green, the documents state.


Protestors face off with police in front of the National Press Club on Jan. 19, 2017 photo courtesy of Washington Times

Project Veritas this week publicly released an undercover video taken Dec. 18 that shows three men associated with the D.C. Antifascist Coalition and DisruptJ20 group discussing plans to disrupt the DeploraBall.

After the release of the video, DisruptJ20 organizers said the activists in the undercover video figured out the Project Veritas investigator was a plant and “gave him false information about … what they felt was the most humorous red herring available: a false plot to use stink bombs at an event called the Deploraball with the so-called ‘Alt-Right.’”

Court documents state that police relied on the video turned over to investigators on Tuesday by the unidentified person.


“We welcome visitors to our city. But we will not tolerate the destruction of our neighborhoods and we absolutely will not tolerate violence against our police officers,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in an evening press briefing on Jan. 21st.

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said the protesters threw rocks and bricks at police. Six D.C. police officers were injured during the altercations, including three who suffered minor head injuries from flying objects.

A group of about 400 to 500 people descended around Franklin Square about 10:30 a.m. Many of the protesters were armed with crowbars and hammers, which they used to break store windows and damaged vehicles. They set several small fires and scuffled with police as they were arrested, Newsham said.

He called it a coordinated attack by an organized group from outside D.C.

“We had thousands of people that came to Washington D.C. to peacefully demonstrate. Unfortunately, we had a small group that wanted to disrupt the inauguration,” Newsham said. “We have significant damage in a number of blocks in our city.”

Plotters were infiltrated


President Donald J. Trump taking the Oath of Office Jan. 20, 2017. screen shot from press pool coverage – THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY


Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community

One of the fundamental rights of every American is to live in a safe community. A Trump Administration will empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence. The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration. President Trump will honor our men and women in uniform and will support their mission of protecting the public. The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong. The Trump Administration will end it.

The Trump Administration is committed to reducing violent crime. In 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.

Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.

Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter.

Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.

Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.

President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.

Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.

It is the first duty of government to keep the innocent safe, and President Donald Trump will fight for the safety of every American, and especially those Americans who have not known safe neighborhoods for a very long time.

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