Capitol rioter who threw fire extinguisher at police on Jan. 6 gets longest sentence yet

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFLA) – Florida resident Robert Palmer was sentenced to 63 months in prison on Friday in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington D.C. where he was seen on video throwing a fire extinguisher and other items at Capitol police officers. Palmer’s 63-month sentence is the longest sentence any of the suspects … Read more

Trickle of protesters at DC rally outnumbered by media, police

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the shadow of a fortified Capitol, a few hundred demonstrators turned up Saturday for a rally to support those charged in January’s riot, but were vastly outnumbered by the media and a heavy police presence. U.S. Capitol Police were taking no chances, with hundreds of officers brought into Washington in an … Read more