Moroccan report: Stampede at fault for migrant border deaths
Morocco’s state-affiliated human rights council has depicted last month’s attempt by hundreds of migrants to storm the border between the North African kingdom and the Spanish enclave of Melilla as “unprecedented in nature, tactics used and scope.”.
‘Labels matter’ -- Michigan lawmakers push for stronger federal terrorism laws
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is once again taking the lead on domestic terrorism across the country. The Homeland Security subcommittee on terrorism -- led by former CIA analyst and Department of Defense official Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin -- argued the U.S. should shift its focus from foreign terrorism to domestic. “While external threats remain, the single greatest threat to our country right now is the threat of domestic terrorism and the tensions and polarization between us,” Slotkin said. AdSlotkin cited a new Homeland Security threat assessment that detailed that 2020 was a perfect storm for radical domestic groups. “Our government must send its own message back by labeling extremist violence as domestic terrorism.
2 Macomb County men charged in Jan. 6 riot at US Capitol
Robert Schornak (left) and Bobby Herendeen (second from right)DETROIT – Two more Michigan men were charged Thursday after photos and other evidence showed they were at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Robert “Bobby” Schornak and Daniel Herendeen, both from Macomb County (Roseville and Chesterfield Township, respectively), traveled to Washington in support of President Donald Trump and got inside the Capitol, according to the FBI. They were charged in Washington with obstructing Congress, violent entry to the Capitol and other crimes. Schornak, 39, and Herendeen, 43, now join three other Michigan men who were charged in Washington. More: Wixom man accused of attacking police at Capitol with hockey stick pushes for release from custody
Live stream: Trump impeachment trial in Senate
In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)Opening arguments will begin Wednesday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial after an emotional first day that wrenched senators and the nation back to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Watch live coverage starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday right here -- the Senate convenes at noon. Their arguments were meandering at times, leaving Trump fuming over his lawyers’ performance and allies questioning the defense strategy. Trump is the first president to face impeachment trial after leaving office and the first to be twice impeached.
‘He didn’t care who was in his way’ -- New details revealed in arrest of Wixom man at US Capitol Building riot
WIXOM, Mich. – Michael Joseph Foy, a Marine from Wixom, has been charged with attacking a police officer with a hockey stick during the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left six dead. A video that captured a violent riot breaking into the U.S. Capitol Building as D.C. Metro Police tried to keep them out went viral worldwide. “It’s a hockey stick. He’s hitting him very very hard,” Dolunt said of the viral video. At some point, Dolunt said he had been radicalized and the hockey stick was brought for a reason.
Wixom man charged with attacking police officers during deadly siege on US Capitol Building
WIXOM, Mich. – A viral video is being used as a huge piece of evidence by the FBI against a Wixom man. The video is from the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left six dead. The FBI said Foy beat a D.C. Metro Police officer while the officer was on the ground outside the Capitol. READ: FBI: Michigan man used hockey stick as weapon in Capitol riotThe video referenced by the FBI can be viewed here. A Wixom man has been arrested by #FBIDetroit on charges related to the violence at the US Capitol on January 6th.
FBI: Michigan man used hockey stick as weapon in Capitol riot
A Michigan man is accused of using a hockey stick to attack Capitol Police officers during the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He was identified by the FBI as a man seen carrying and swinging a hockey stick toward police officers. According to an FBI criminal complaint, these images show Michael Foy, of Wixom, with a hockey stick at the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The tip provided a single image or photograph of a male carrying a hockey stick. Images show Foy with the hockey stick at first being used as a flag pole.
Wixom man charged in connection with US Capitol riot, accused of violence
(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)A Wixom resident has been charged in connection with the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. He was identified by the FBI as a man seen carrying and swinging a hockey stick toward police officers. According to an FBI criminal complaint, these images show Michael Foy, of Wixom, with a hockey stick at the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The tip provided a single image or photograph of a male carrying a hockey stick. Images show Foy with the hockey stick at first being used as a flag pole.
Michigan man in UP charged in investigation of Capitol riot
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters break into the Capitol in Washington. Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself Baked Alaska, has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CALUMET, Mich. – A Michigan man accused of joining the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has been charged with violent entry and other crimes, the FBI said Wednesday. He posted several messages and joked about the use of tear gas by police at the Capitol. Dresch's late father, Stephen, was a dean at Michigan Technological University and a Republican state lawmaker in 1991-92.
MSP increases Trooper patrols, protective measures in Lansing ahead of expected protests
LANSING, Mich. – Officials in Lansing are on high alert as new precautions are being taken ahead of expected protests Saturday and Sunday. After the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left five dead, Michigan State Police raised the number of troopers patrolling Lansing. We just ask you do it safely and you respect our city, respect our state Capitol,” said Lansing Police chief Daryl Green. Militia group advises members to avoid protest at Michigan CapitolMichigan State Police are preparing for a protest expected Sunday at the state Capitol. A group that had planned to protest is now telling its members to avoid the Capitol.
Michigan GOP rep. who attended rally ahead of deadly DC riots under scrutiny
DETROIT – Members of Michigan’s House of Representatives want to remove a Republican colleague from office for attending the rally in Washington, D.C. that preceded the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building that left five dead. RELATED: ‘They didn’t care if they hurt people’ -- Michigan lawmakers react to deadly DC riotsRep. Matt Maddock and his wife Meshawn are vocal supporters of President Donald Trump and have tried to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan. Matt Maddock and Meshawn -- who is expected to become the next Republican Party Co-Chair -- spent much of Thursday in closed-door meetings. Matt Maddock was sworn into the Michigan House of Representatives Wednesday. “What we are seeing play out across our country right now is deeply concerning,” Whitmer said.
‘Michigan Capitol is not safe’: AG Dana Nessel warns new ban on firearms not sufficient
LANSING, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 07: Armed Trump supporters take part in a demonstration at the Michigan State Capitol building on November 07, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe,” Nessel’s tweet series concluded. After months of delay the Michigan State Capitol Commission finally put their authority to use and voted in favor of banning the open-carry of firearms inside the State Capitol. Those with concealed weapon permits are still allowed to carry firearms (concealed) into the State Capitol. The Michigan State Capitol Commission must take the next step and ban ALL firearms inside the State Capitol.
How to talk to your children about the deadly siege on the US Capitol Building
The riots in Washington, D.C. Wednesday that left five people dead were scary and unsettling to watch for many people across the nation. Let them know that what they see on screen does not necessarily reflect the real life that’s going on around them. Experts said if you’re a parent who agrees with what happened then it’s important to be candid. The bottom line is that it’s an ongoing dialogue and a parent is the most important source of information for a child. Reports: FBI warns of possible armed protests at 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16A memo from the FBI to law enforcement agencies across the United States is warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16, several outlets are reporting Monday.
Reports: FBI warns of possible armed protests at 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16
FILE - Trump supporters use their cell phones to record events as they gather outside the Capitol, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington as Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Many in the mob that ransacked the Capitol did so while livestreaming, posting on Facebook and taking selfies, turning the Capitol into a theater of real-time far-right propaganda. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)A memo from the FBI to law enforcement agencies across the United States is warning of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols starting Jan. 16, several outlets are reporting Monday. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider, whose jurisdiction covers a 34-county area including metropolitan Detroit, said investigators will review video footage and other evidence. Related: State capitols step up security amid new safety concerns
Michigan Rep. Haley Stevens discusses new Trump impeachment push
Congress is again set to take up an article of impeachment against President Trump. Michigan Democratic Rep. Haley Stevens (11th District) spoke with Local 4 on Monday morning to discuss the steps lawmakers are taking this week. We are aware that the Cabinet met to explore invoking the 25th Amendment late into the night on Wednesday, Jan. 6. If he doesn’t, we are going to move forward with impeachment,” said Stevens. Read more: What is the 25th Amendment and how does it work?
Deadly siege on US Capitol Building reignites gun debate in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. – The riots in Washington, D.C. Wednesday that left five people dead has reignited debates over whether guns should be allowed inside Michigan’s Capitol Building. READ: FBI, Michigan federal prosecutor seek tips in deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingWith the new legislative session starting in days, security of the Capitol will likely take center stage. It’s impossible to come to work when you are under that constant threat,” Lasinski said. Security experts are now viewing that event as a potential practice run for those who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. “There should be no weapons of any kind in our Capitol,” Lasinski said.
FBI, Michigan federal prosecutor seek tips in deadly siege on US Capitol Building
DETROIT – Multiple Michigan residents have been taken into custody after Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building with more arrests likely to come. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said if they crossed state lines with intent to riot, they will be charged. RELATED: Several Michigan residents charged after deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingThe FBI has been receiving many tips from residents who are scared and want to help. Nearly everyone who went into the Capitol Building was caught on camera and authorities are looking to identify them. RELATED: Top federal prosecutor in Michigan seeks tips on Capitol mob“If you think about the U.S. Capitol, there are cameras all over the place,” Schneider said.
DOJ: More than 50 charged so far in connection with deadly Capitol siege
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. Lonnie Coffman, of Alabama, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with possession of an unregistered firearm (destructive device) and carrying a pistol without a license. Joshua Pruitt, was charged on Jan. 7, 2021, with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. Council allegedly unlawfully entered the Capitol building, and when stopped by law enforcement, he pushed the officer. “The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our nation’s greatest institutions,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin.
Several Michigan residents charged after deadly siege on US Capitol Building
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Multiple Michigan residents have been taken into custody after Wednesday’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. Logan Grimes, 29, of Cadillac, was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, possession of unregistered ammo and large capacity ammo feeding device. There were many more Metro Detroit residents who were in D.C., but they did not enter the Capitol Building. Donalyn Atkinson and her brother, of Warren, took photos of people headed to the Capitol. “I went for the history,” Jimmy Lively said.
‘They didn’t care if they hurt people’ -- Michigan lawmakers react to deadly DC riots
DETROIT – Michigan members of Congress shared details of the violent and deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. READ: Michigan lawmakers respond to deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingMembers of Congress continue to reel from the insurrection on Capitol Hill as stories of fear, chaos and bravery have come out. Bill Huizenga was one of them trying to take benches to try and secure the chamber,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell. “I started seeing clips and began to realize that there were mobs that didn’t care if they hurt people or damaged people,” Dingell recalled. Michigan officials are calling for the removal of Maddock and any representative who participated in the violence.
Michigan lawmakers respond to deadly siege on US Capitol Building
DETROIT – Some Michigan lawmakers are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office as they recount the terrifying moments when they were told to hide and find shelter. READ: Michigan lawmakers call on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Trump from officeThe deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building took place while the entire Congress was on their respective floors. Sen. Debbie Stabenow described the chaos and confusion Thursday morning and said many staffers were visibly upset after reaching a secure location. Related: Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell on Capitol riot: ‘They were attacking what is the symbol of our country and our democracy’“They opened some back doors and -- without telling us exactly what was happening -- they started yelling ‘Go go go go go!’” Stabenow recalled. Related: Michigan GOP Rep. Lisa McClain describes situation inside U.S. CapitolMore coverage
Live stream: Pelosi holds briefing day after pro-Trump rioters stormed Capitol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to the media, Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a briefing a day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win. UPDATE: Pelosi has called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. Learn more: What is the 25th Amendment and how does it work? Related: Schumer calls for immediate removal of President Trump by way of 25th AmendmentRelated: Trump’s Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns after Capitol riot
Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell on Capitol riot: ‘They were attacking what is the symbol of our country and our democracy’
Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) has offered a description of what is was like to be in the U.S. House chambers on Wednesday when pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building. “They were attacking the symbol of our country and our democracy, and we have to fight for it.”Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan gives @SavannahGuthrie a firsthand account of what it was like inside the Capitol as pro-Trump rioters broke in on Wednesday afternoon. You saw law enforcement obviously engaged on the floor. You saw law enforcement then -- their protection detail -- take leadership very quickly off of the floor. “They were attacking what is the symbol of our country and our democracy, and we have to fight for it, all of us ...
‘A moment of great dishonor and shame’: Former President Barack Obama condemns Capitol riots
History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. Their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. We need more leaders like these — right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics.
Twitter, Facebook lock Trump’s accounts after he responds to Capitol chaos with more false election claims
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Twitter is threatening to permanently suspend President Trump’s account after they removed posts he made addressing the pro-Trump rioters who stormed Capitol buildings in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. In the video, Trump urged his supporters who were rioting in D.C. to “go home in peace,” but his message didn’t stop there. President Trump did not win the 2020 election, and President-elect Biden will be sworn into office on Jan. 20. Twitter is demanding that Trump remove tweets violating their policy within the 12-hour lockdown, or else they will permanently suspend his Twitter account. Later Wednesday evening, Facebook -- which also owns Instagram -- similarly announced that they will also lock President Trump’s account for 24 hours.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra calls for peace: ‘It’s imperative that we come together’
FILE - In this July 16, 2019 file photo, General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks during the opening of their contract talks with the United Auto Workers in Detroit. General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California's right to set its own clean-air standards. Barra said in a letter Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 to environmental groups that GM will pull out of the lawsuit, and it urges other automakers to do so. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Trump tells Capitol mob to ‘Go home in peace’
President Donald Trump in a social media video addressing violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. President Trump posted a recorded video to social media on Wednesday telling the mob of people who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home in peace.”The President posted the video after President-elect Joe Biden addressed the nation himself on live TV and called for Trump to do the same. Biden requested that Trump go on live TV to address the American people and to tell the angry crowd to leave the Capitol. Trump called it a fraudulent election while telling people to remain peaceful. The large group of supporters for Trump were rioting Wednesday at U.S. Capitol buildings in Washington D.C. as lawmakers are meeting to certify an election win for Joe Biden.
Michigan representatives react to riots as pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown
READ: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverageAt about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. https://t.co/iKYIGCvFk1 — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021I am safe in a secure location. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021We have been told the Capitol is now secure. — Rep. Debbie **Wear A Mask** Dingell (@RepDebDingell) January 6, 2021Haley StevensCongresswoman Haley Stevens (MI-11) released two tweets. @realDonaldTrump should demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately.
Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)BEIRUT Lebanon's prime minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Prime Minister Hassan Diab canceled his scheduled meetings for the day and called for an emergency session to discuss the crisis. The renewed demonstrations amid calls for Diab's resignation are a huge challenge for the prime minister who took over in December after his predecessor, Saad Hariri, resigned amid nationwide protests late last year. Despite efforts to control the currency depreciation in recent weeks, the Lebanese pound tumbled to more than 6,000 to the dollar on Thursday, down from 4,000 on the black market in recent days. Lebanons financial crisis predates the virus pandemic that put the country in a total lockdown for months, further compounding the crisis.
Preliminary damage estimates for Grand Rapids riot set at $448,000
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Preliminary damage estimates for the Grand Rapids riot that took place last Saturday are set at $448,000, according to WOOD-TV. The preliminary damage estimates do not include other costs, such as overtime for police and fire and items stolen by looters. Seven police vehicles were broken into and over 100 businesses reported damage. Glass windows were shattered at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. In Detroit a protest against police brutality will take place outside Detroit Police Department headquarters at 4 p.m. for the ninth consecutive dayCoverage on the Grand Rapids riot:Protests in Grand Rapids become violent; fires, looting, heavy damage reported
Grand Rapids clean-up underway after night of fiery protests
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Protests in Grand Rapids turned violent Saturday night amid statewide and national demonstrations calling out police brutality and racism. Protestors moved through Grand Rapids later Saturday night and into Sunday morning, setting fires, smashing windows and looting after a day of peaceful protests. Heavy damage was reported throughout Downtown Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and many others tweeted videos and photos of volunteers cleaning up the downtown area on Sunday morning. pic.twitter.com/aFqgwMWJ4H — Rosalynn Bliss (@mayorbliss) May 31, 2020Clean up efforts continue in downtown Grand Rapids near Rosa Parks Circle.