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erronis

(14,704 posts)
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:15 PM Aug 2021

Cybersleuths find men who allegedly attacked officer during US Capitol riot

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/14/jeffrey-smith-us-capitol-attack-lawsuit-david-walls-kaufman

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“I thought the I in FBI stood for ‘investigation’,” Weber told HuffPost. “It’s pretty lame that a private lawyer for a dead police officer’s widow has to be the one conducting the investigation.

“The fact that these volunteers have accomplished what the FBI has not is extraordinary.”


A group of cybersleuths have tracked down two men who allegedly attacked police officer Jeffrey Smith at the US Capitol during the 6 January insurrection, leaving him with injuries that have been linked to his death days later.

In a new complaint, attorney David P Weber – who represents Smith’s widow, Erin – wrote that David Walls-Kaufman and and Taylor F Taranto appeared to specifically target Smith because his eyes and face were vulnerable.

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The lawsuit said Walls-Kaufman used a cane, crowbar or similar object to level a brain injury to Smith, who took his own life on 15 January. Jonathan Arden, DC’s former chief medical examiner, has attributed Smith’s death to post-concussion syndrome, which can lead to symptoms like depression and suicidal thoughts.

About a dozen people with the open-source intelligence group Deep State Dogs pored over evidence from the capitol attack for more than a month until they found footage of Smith and his assailants.

“We felt we had to do something to honor the memory and family of Officer Smith. It’s terrible that the bereaved were left in that situation,” Forrest Rogers from Deep State Dogs told HuffPost. “So we turned to the thing we do best: finding bad guys.”

Walls-Kaufman, a chiropractor, has said in the past that about 40% of his clients work at or around the Capitol. In January, he was quoted in a story about the riot, which implied he was in attendance.

Taranto – a US navy veteran from Washington state – handed a weapon to Kaufman, who then struck Smith in the head. The battery led to a concussion, according to the lawsuit.

“But for the concussion of Officer Smith at the hands of these defendants, Officer Smith would be alive today,” Weber wrote.

Smith’s widow, Erin, has been trying to convince the Police and Firefighters’ Retirement and Relief Board to consider her husband as having died in the line of duty. But the DC metropolitan police department has refused to release Smith’s body-camera video showing what actually happened, and Weber expressed frustration about how little federal law enforcement has done to avenge Smith months after the attack.

“I thought the I in FBI stood for ‘investigation’,” Weber told HuffPost. “It’s pretty lame that a private lawyer for a dead police officer’s widow has to be the one conducting the investigation.

“The fact that these volunteers have accomplished what the FBI has not is extraordinary.”
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Cybersleuths find men who allegedly attacked officer during US Capitol riot (Original Post) erronis Aug 2021 OP
I hope these terrorists get nailed pandr32 Aug 2021 #1
Something is very wrong with our FBI. Baitball Blogger Aug 2021 #2
The FBI and kacekwl Aug 2021 #3
I would love the cybersleuths to investigate how many of the Slobfather's militia malaise Aug 2021 #4
I'm not sure about Chris Wray's FBI. Comfortably_Numb Aug 2021 #5
That place needs a steam cleaning. Nt Ligyron Aug 2021 #6
Chris Wray proud Repub, the FBI is useless RANDYWILDMAN Aug 2021 #7
Kaufman should lose his license. Nt spooky3 Aug 2021 #8

kacekwl

(6,970 posts)
3. The FBI and
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:00 PM
Aug 2021

DOJ is pulling my last nerve lately. Patience is wearing thin and a poor excuse for non-action.

malaise

(266,841 posts)
4. I would love the cybersleuths to investigate how many of the Slobfather's militia
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:25 PM
Aug 2021

were involved in the violence surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests. I am sure many of them were a part of the Jan 6 failed coup
The way in which Slobby and his goons built the terrorist movement since Charlottesville will soon be exposed.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,620 posts)
7. Chris Wray proud Repub, the FBI is useless
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:20 PM
Aug 2021

We need more of this, if the FBI isn't going to do it, somebody has to do it !

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