Pics or it didn’t happen: Indoctrinated on Facebook, Capitol rioters turn to social media to rehash their exploits
Following the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, many rioters took to Facebook, posting incriminating selfies and bragging about their exploits in the building. The FBI included Facebook posts, some publicly available and others obtained through search warrants, in five of eight federal criminal complaints tied to Michiganders. The posts show alleged rioters posing inside the Capitol, drinking a beer outside the building and bragging about their participation. The FBI identified Sorvisto, who allegedly traveled to Washington, D.C. with Dresch, through Facebook messages obtained through a search warrant. Sorvisto’s Facebook account shared two photos showing him inside the Capitol to another person who wasn’t identified by the FBI.mlive.com
Southgate man charged in connection with deadly attack on US Capitol
SOUTHGATE, Mich. – The FBI had asked for tips from people to help identify those involved in the deadly Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. Anthony Williams, a man from Southgate, was identified and reported. Police said he likely deleted photos and videos from his Facebook page, but authorities were able to get copies anyway. The tipster even supplied screenshots from William’s Facebook page. The FBI said photos of Williams inside the Capitol Building were deleted and perhaps Williams thought he was in the clear, but investigators were able to retrieve the deleted photos and videos.
2 Metro Detroit men arrested in connection with deadly attack on US Capitol
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – Two more Michigan men were charged Thursday after photos and other evidence showed they were at the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The FBI said Robert “Bobby” Schornak and Daniel Herendeen -- both from Macomb County -- traveled to Washington in support of President Donald Trump and got inside the U.S. Capitol Building. A Roseville mother had a feeling when the FBI raided a home on Commonwealth Street she knew why. Her gut told her it was to go after someone involved in the deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building. They said a friend of Herendeen tipped them off and they found Facebook Messenger plans were made by both men.
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