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CNN attorney and reporter discuss obtaining Capitol riot videos

Dozens of the most significant videos capturing the January 6th Capitol riot have yet to be seen by the public because the Justice Department and the federal courts haven’t proactively made the footage available. Some of those videos were recently released because a group of 16 major media outlets led by CNN sued for access. CNN’s assistant general counsel Drew Shenkman and reporter Katelyn Polantz discuss their efforts to obtain these videos.
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Charges against hundreds of NYC rioters, looters have been dropped

Hundreds of people arrested for looting and rioting across the Big Apple last year in the wake of George Floyd’s police-involved death have had their charges dropped, according to an analysis of NYPD data — figures ripped as “disgusting” by local business owners. In the Bronx — which saw fires...
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Paths to Insurrection

Six months ago, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, DC, from all corners of the country to decry what they erroneously believed to be a stolen election. The raucous protest culminated on January 6 with a deadly riot at the US Capitol, a landmark stain on American democracy.
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Man charged in Capitol riots leaves CNN reporter speechless with outlandish conspiracy theory

A CNN reporter was left completely speechless by a “brainwashed” Trump supporter charged in the Capitol riot who refuses to believe that Officer Brian Sicknick died during the insurrection.Drew Griffin interviewed Couy Griffin in an unsettling report that ran on Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, during which the county commissioner pushed the outlandish conspiracy theory.Mr Griffin, the founder of Cowboys for Trump, said in an interview with journalist Mr Griffin that he believed both Sicknick and Ashli Babbitt are still alive.Sicknick, a Capitol police officer, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after fending off rioters.Babbitt,...

'We’re looking at video evidence of insurrection': New developments on the Jan. 6 riot

With over 400 charged, the investigation conducted by the FBI continues for those accused of participating in the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capital. MSNBC legal contributor Katie Phang joins American Voices with Alicia Menendez to weigh in on the latest video evidence released by the Justice Department and details from the FBI’s questioning of whether a defendant had any ties to members of Congress or Capitol Police prior to the insurrection. This comes as some Congressional Republicans are pushing a conspiracy that the FBI may have had something to do with the riot.

Pain to Passion: Susan Burton Finds A New Way of Life for Herself and Other Formerly Incarcerated Women

It’s one thing to make lemonade out of the lemons life gives you. It’s a completely different feat when that lemonade ends up providing much-needed sustenance for your entire community. That, in a nutshell, is the story of Susan Burton. At 69 years old, she is an ardent activist, author and founder of A New Way of Life—a non-profit organization that helps formerly incarcerated women gain re-entry into society. Meeting or listening to her, you’d never think her upbringing was a tumultuous as it was. Her demeanor is inviting and calm. She speaks with a slow-paced drawl reminiscent of Maya Angelou and her words are precise and carefully thought out.