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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:28 AM

Firefighter Andrew Williams arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi

Source: CNN

Firefighter Andrew Williams arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi in US Capitol Building
By Jamiel Lynch and Danielle Hackett, CNN 58 mins ago

A Florida firefighter was arrested for unlawful entry of a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to court documents, after a photo surfaced of him wearing a Trump 2020 hat and pointing at a placard for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol.

Andrew Williams, a firefighter-paramedic with the Sanford Fire Department, appeared in federal court Tuesday and was released on a $25,000 signature bond, according to the court documents.

The Sanford Fire Department launched an investigation into Williams' involvement after the photo circulated online. Fire Chief Craig Radzak confirmed it was Williams in the photo and said that Williams had been with the department as a firefighter-paramedic since October 2016.

Williams has been placed on administrative leave without pay, according to an updated release from the fire department.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/firefighter-andrew-williams-arrested-after-photo-showed-him-pointing-at-a-placard-for-speaker-pelosi-in-us-capitol-building/ar-BB1cHKQJ?li=BBnb7Kz





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Reply Firefighter Andrew Williams arrested after photo showed him pointing at a placard for Speaker Pelosi (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 13 OP
sfstaxprep Jan 13 #1
rpannier Jan 13 #4
OldBaldy1701E Jan 13 #20
Wuddles440 Jan 13 #29
FreepFryer Jan 13 #2
Cha Jan 13 #3
ailsagirl Jan 13 #5
SheltieLover Jan 13 #6
mopinko Jan 13 #18
ailsagirl Jan 13 #21
mopinko Jan 13 #24
634-5789 Jan 13 #7
Roy Rolling Jan 13 #8
orangecrush Jan 13 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Jan 13 #10
Layzeebeaver Jan 13 #11
Cozmo Jan 13 #27
Maxheader Jan 13 #12
Jon King Jan 13 #13
twodogsbarking Jan 13 #15
twodogsbarking Jan 13 #14
BumRushDaShow Jan 13 #16
twodogsbarking Jan 13 #17
BumRushDaShow Jan 13 #19
JohnnyRingo Jan 13 #22
Hotler Jan 13 #23
AllaN01Bear Jan 13 #25
Cozmo Jan 13 #26
Marrah_Goodman Jan 13 #28

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:53 AM

1. Better Get That Resume Ready Bub

Are you qualified for anything other than firefighting? Perhaps some corrupt police department would hire you.

But you're in FL, so you got a fighting chance to find some place that doesn't care you participated in a Riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:47 AM

4. Hopefully he'll be putting out fires behind bars

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:28 AM

20. Exactly

However, it was not a 'riot'... it was a specific attack and the more I read about it, the more I am feeling that 'spur of the moment' decision was made a long while before that day. Just my opinion of course.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:18 AM

29. Agree!

There was nothing "spontaneous" about this attack for many of the participants. Comms, maps, staging/meeting areas, accommodating LEOs, etc. - this was a planned and coordinated assault.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:17 AM

2. Enjoy making license plates Sparky. (nt)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:35 AM

3. TY to Everyone Involved in getting

this guy Andrew Williams arrested.. including really dumb, Andy, himself.

Williams has been placed on administrative leave without pay, according to an updated release from the fire department.

Likes being brainwashed by trump more than his career.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:52 AM

5. Firefighters have always been heroes to me

I guess I shouldn't generalize.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 04:59 AM

6. Firefighters fall in the hero archetype category

Deeply disappointed that this terroristvhas besmirched the profession.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:41 AM

18. me too. but the glow was already off for me this summer.

next door neighbors did a big rehab. i was fighting w them over masks.
turns out the head guy was a firefighter.
old guy, assume retired. but had his ff plates on his work van, instead of the b plates he should have.

didnt even have masks on doing demo. tearing out 100 yr old walls, no masks.
one day i was yelling at them. i couldnt be in my front yard most days.
he started to come at me. happened to have a hose in my hand, so i turned it on him.
threatened to call the cops on me.

i suspect this being chicago, we have more than our share of asshole ff, but...

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Response to mopinko (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:04 AM

21. That's terrible

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:28 AM

24. it's been so 2020 in my life.

on about 6 different levels. neighbors were just one of them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:24 AM

7. Way to flush your job, life, and future down the toilet, MORON.

If this was my kid, I would disavow the little traitor. He would be dead to me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:17 AM

8. ETTD

The firefighter “brand” of being a selfless hero?

Welcome to people wondering if a firefighter is a secret member of the KKK.

That’s what happens when you support Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:36 AM

9. Buh bye!



***SLAM***

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:37 AM

10. Hopefully, this terrorist will be tried as an accessory to murder.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:39 AM

11. Why are these (alleged) seditionists being released on bond?

I typically don't go off on a rant but these are strange times...

/begin rant

This is unprecedented social and political behaviour and displays a vile and insidious contempt for democracy.

They should not be released until their guilt or innocence has been proven. (might not be legal, but it is my sentiment)

Accelerate the judicial process where necessary, but stay on message and keep these fucked-up 'threads' out of our 'social fabric' as long as possible.

This guy (Mr. Williams) definitely.

Signature Bond? WTF?

Oh, and Caveman guy? What the hell was he thinking? Perhaps it was his 'fantasy day out' in his self-perceived open-air L.A.I.R.E. event. (Sorry for the 'Role Models' pop culture reference) And what was the purpose of the ferret on his head? (Confession... My wife and I think he gets the award for best dressed 'MAGAT' - Make America Great Again TERRORIST)

I used to attend board gaming events years ago where they banned nazi (and any military) cosplay decisively - decades ago. Everyone was happy after that. Nationally, we should consider adopting the same approach to militia cosplayers (when you wear military uniforms and gear to any public event which then becomes violent, you could be charged for incitement of violence) - AND - perhaps all public servants at national, state and local levels (All Firemen, police, and all publicly elected officials) should swear an oath to the constitution as well. You want a job keeping society safe? Then raise your right hand...

/end rant

Oh and before I forget... THANK YOU Judi Lynn!

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Response to Layzeebeaver (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:12 AM

27. Because of all the tRump judicial appointees

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:56 AM

12. It takes fuckin crazy people....


to fight fires in Florida? To be a paramedic? I can understand that....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:58 AM

13. These are just initial charges...

These clowns will get a whole lot more once Garland takes command of DOJ and they fully investigate them. My hunch is this guy left a trail of evidence of planning to go after Pelosi. He did not stand under that placard by accident. They had a plan. Once conspiracy is charged, the penalties escalate a lot.

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Response to Jon King (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:03 AM

15. I hope you are right

and live a long and healthy life.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:02 AM

14. I am puzzled how you get low bail

for trying to overthrow the government. What are ya, white? Oh.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:23 AM

16. IIRC

the bail is most likely $250,000 but they will often allow payment of 10% of that as a "bond" and if you skip the appearance, then you owe the full $250,000.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:33 AM

17. Thanks, I thought overthrowing the government was

more serious.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 08:01 AM

19. They'd have to have enough evidence to show that intent

and it usually depends on the jurisdiction and how they set up their bail (including what crimes qualify for what amounts, although I expect federal bail amounts are standardized). In this case, he was arrested in FL and a charge of sedition wasn't made (yet) - so far it was only disorderly conduct. What may happen is once he goes to D.C. for further court appearances, the feds may impose a higher or no bail based on any additional charges once they complete their investigation.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:05 AM

22. "It's the people's placard!!"

The people's house and the people's chair.
Thank goodness the people got our property back from these seditious unAmerican thugs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:11 AM

23. You can bet he's not the only one in the department that's a Nazi.

Just one that got caught. Just like the voting public, 48% are Nazi.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:01 AM

25. there should be a national register of these names so that they

never serve on a pd or fd again. where i live , we got the trash from other departments in ca. esp after rodney king .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:11 AM

26. US Magistrate that let firefighter walk is a tRump appointee What a surprise

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:14 AM

28. He ruined a good career and his freedo0m and for what? Some orange colored wanna-be Mussolini.

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