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Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:10 PM

Long-haired MAGA rioter thought shaving his head would help him avoid being identified -- it failed

By Ray Hartmann
Published July 21, 2021


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Matthew DaSilva had a signature black-and-gold scarf that he wore every day. But when he sashayed with it at the Capitol riot on January 6, it led two people who know him personally to identify him off on an FBI wanted poster.

DaSilva, from Texas, also was notable for his wildly unruly locks and facial hair. According to the witnesses, upon returning from the Capitol, DaSilva apparently thought a new fashion aura would be a wise idea, as he shaved his long hair and beard.

Now DaSilva is charged by the FBI with a wide range of violent felonies in connection with attacks it says he made upon multiple officers. But unlike many rioters whose actions were captured on social media, the FBI relied upon footage from police bodycams and Capitol cameras.

https://www.rawstory.com/capitol-riot-arrests-2653886199/

Just throw away the fucking key away

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Reply Long-haired MAGA rioter thought shaving his head would help him avoid being identified -- it failed (Original post)
turbinetree Wednesday OP
hlthe2b Wednesday #1
chowder66 Wednesday #2
Chin music Wednesday #3
magicarpet Wednesday #4
Progressive Jones Thursday #16
Dakota Flint Wednesday #5
UTUSN Wednesday #6
llmart Wednesday #7
ProfessorGAC Thursday #17
nilram Wednesday #8
StarryNite Wednesday #9
lastlib Wednesday #14
peppertree Wednesday #10
Sgent Wednesday #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Wednesday #13
IronLionZion Wednesday #12
Blue Owl Thursday #15
ProfessorGAC Thursday #18

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:11 PM

1. the Trump Brain Trust...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:14 PM

2. It wasn't a riot. It was an insurrection. C'mon rawstory.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 08:31 PM

4. ..... It was a tourist costume party with a patriotic theme.....

.... Those who succeeded in beating and injuring the most cops - got the door prize.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:31 PM

16. No Balls. nt

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:36 PM

5. You can run but you cannot hide... treasonous loser

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:36 PM

6. K&R

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:41 PM

7. They always think they are so much smarter than they really are.

Like shaving their beard and cutting their hair isn't going to fool seasoned FBI people.

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Response to llmart (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:32 PM

17. Or People Who Knew Him...

...that already tipped the feds.
I think they could tell the FBI "Yeah, that's him but he cut off his hair."

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:49 PM

8. I recognized a picture of an old high school friend by his teeth.

Not out of the ordinary, just distinctive to me somehow. Thatís what I thought of when I first saw this guys picture. A little bit different, but not that different.

I expect thereís a whole branch of automated person identification thatís based on peoples teeth. Theyíre hard to change. I expect thatís why they want people to smile now in passport photographs, whereas 20-30 years ago I heard recommendations against it.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 09:55 PM

9. I think the "missing link" in the evolutionary chain has been found.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:16 PM

14. No, just proof that some of the monkeys....

...came out of the tree head-first.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:00 PM

10. Aww.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:10 PM

11. You know what would have helped?

wearing a mask next to a bunch of antimaskers when no vaccine was available.

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Response to Sgent (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 11:07 PM

13. If he'd worn a mask his fellow insurrectionists would have beat the sh*t out of him.

They would have thought he was a "masker," which is worst than a child molester.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jul 21, 2021, 10:33 PM

12. Because masks are for sheep

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:24 PM

15. Did he burn his printed-out emails, too?

Clever, that one...

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 07:33 PM

18. I Thought They Were Proud Patriots

Doing the "right thing" for the USA!
Why hide?

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