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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:52 AM

Capitol Police Officer Arrested For Aiding January 6 Rioter

Source: VICE News

A U.S. Capitol Police officer was arrested on Friday for allegedly warning a rioter to destroy evidence that they’d made it into the Capitol on January 6.

Officer Michael A. Riley, an officer with more than two decades on the force, serves on the U.S. Capitol’s K-9 Unit. He was charged with obstruction of justice for Facebook messaging an alleged rioter and warning them to delete posts that said they’d been in the Capitol.

According to the indictment, Riley friended a man on Facebook who’d posted selfies and other evidence that he was in the Capitol during the riots and warned him to take the posts down so as to avoid possible charges.

Read more: https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3xj9y/capital-police-officer-arrested-aiding-january-6-rioter



Read the article, though. The story says that the cop told the rioter he shared his political ideas, that he could stay with him next time he's in DC, encouraged him to destroy evidence he smoked weed in the building, etc.

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Reply Capitol Police Officer Arrested For Aiding January 6 Rioter (Original post)
tishaLA Oct 15 OP
irisblue Oct 15 #1
monkeyman1 Oct 15 #2
TheRealNorth Oct 15 #3
TomSlick Oct 15 #4
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 15 #6
TomSlick Oct 15 #20
SoCalDavidS Oct 15 #23
intheflow Oct 16 #24
cstanleytech Oct 15 #8
TomSlick Oct 15 #21
Deuxcents Oct 15 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe Oct 15 #14
Calista241 Oct 15 #7
Runningdawg Oct 15 #9
stillcool Oct 15 #10
3Hotdogs Oct 15 #19
jaxexpat Oct 15 #11
Mr. Evil Oct 15 #12
calimary Oct 15 #13
infullview Oct 15 #15
SunSeeker Oct 15 #17
tonekat Oct 15 #16
oasis Oct 15 #18
Progressive Jones Oct 15 #22
llashram Oct 16 #25

Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:55 AM

1. Well well well. Strikes me as a BFD

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:57 AM

2. well shit , more rat's will be coming out !!!

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

3. Lock him up!

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:24 PM

4. I assume there is evidence to support the charge.

The very idea beggars belief.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:29 PM

6. A crooked fascist sympathizing cop helping destroy evidence beggars belief? In what world?

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:07 PM

20. What beggars belief is that any cop could be that stupid.

A cop would surely know that prosecutors would take a dim view of obstruction of justice. A copy would surely know that prison is a bad environment for former cops.

The level of stupidity required for a cop to do this is break taking. Then again, we should never underestimate people's capacity to be stupid.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:20 PM

23. Cops Are Not That Bright

Just because they bulk up and carry a gun, doesn't mean they have much in between the ears.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:37 AM

24. Most cops only need a high school diploma.

And because of the history or qualified immunity, many think they are above the law.

I wonder if this is the asshat cop who posed for a selfie with an insurrectionist...

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:48 PM

8. To quote the article

“Next time you want to come to D.C., just call me. You can stay at my house on the shore for free and bring your daughter to the museums. If you want to see the capitol building lets do it legally next time… i know a guy who can get you a tour...lol,” Riley sent in one message. “Its behind you now...lesson learned!”
So does that sound like evidence?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:08 PM

21. I don't doubt the evidence.

I'm just gobsmacked at the stupidity.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:26 PM

5. The ultimate betrayal

No mercy.. throw away the key

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 02:21 PM

14. Justly deserved.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:42 PM

7. The idiot probably sent him a text. Like the government isn't going to figure that shit out.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:53 PM

9. If justice were only this swift for the members of congress who participated.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:54 PM

10. I sense the "I never said that...

but if I did say that, I didn't mean it the way it sounds". Offering his house on the shore was a nice touch.

Riley and the man continued to exchange friendly messages for more than two weeks. When the man warned Riley that he’d told the FBI of their conversations, Riley then deleted all of their Facebook direct messages. He seemingly tried to cover up for his previous actions by claiming the man had misled him about how he wound up in the building and blasted him for “smoking weed and acting like a moron” in the Capitol before saying he wouldn’t be in touch with him anymore.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:06 PM

19. Yuppers. No legal capital tour

for you and your kid.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:18 PM

11. Evidence of people who invited themselves into the capital bldg Jan.6 will sound strange.....

to the untrained ear. But, if by nothing more than repetition, their odd and moronic tone has polluted our politisphere for a while now. They are a truly semi-sentient species. Not a bit surprising that one of the capital cops was a sympathizer. Great minds and stuff.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:42 PM

12. They should've also posted a picture of that scumbag.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:55 PM

13. Glad they arrested his ass.

He needs to be removed from his job.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 02:29 PM

15. I suspect we're only hitting the surface of the rot.

I'm sure we'll be able to connect the dots from the capitol police to the organizers of the event at some point and that's when it will get interesting.

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Response to infullview (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 03:46 PM

17. Me too. I suspect he is just the first Capitol officer to be arrested.

And not the last.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 03:11 PM

16. Hope they come down hard on this jerk

“Hey [Person 1] im a capitol police officer who agrees with your political stance,” Riley wrote, the indictment alleges. “Take down the part about being in the building they are currently investigating and everyone who was in the building is going to charged. Just looking out!”

Just looking out for other traitors. Bum.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 04:03 PM

18. This scum surely pals around with others on the Capitol force. More

to follow.

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:09 PM

22. Yet another crooked PIG that infests our nation. It's time for a clean up. nt

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Response to tishaLA (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:57 AM

25. trump scum

is everywhere. What can be expected? Hope is complicity in treason gets him some hard jail time, but I seriously doubt it.

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