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Trucker who drove into crowd of George Floyd protesters reaches deal to have charges dropped

The driver who sped his semi-trailer truck toward a crowd of George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis last year may see all his charges dropped, thanks to a deal his lawyers reached with prosecutors.Bogdan Vechirko, 36, had been charged with felony threats of violence and criminal vehicular operation over the incident. But on Friday, his attorneys reached a deal for both those charges to be dropped, as long as Mr Vechirko pays restitution, attends three sentencing circles, and doesn’t break any laws for the next year.The deal, termed “continuance without prosecution,” may come as a shock to anyone who witnessed...
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Trucker who drove into George Floyd protest may have charges dropped

The truck driver who drove through a large crowd protesting George Floyd's death last year will have his criminal charges dropped if he is law-abiding for the next year, AP reports. Catch up quick: Authorities had closed off the highway area as a precaution, but video footage showed Bogdan Vechirko honking and driving his tanker rig through the protest, which numbered in the hundreds.Vechirko's actions caused at least one person to suffer abrasions as she tried to jump out of the way, per the criminal complaint. No one was seriously injured, though numerous people told investigators they thought they were going to be struck or killed.He was charged with one felony count of making threats of violence and one gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular operation.The state of play: Prosecutors allege that Vechirko was in a rush returning from a fuel delivery in Minneapolis and meant to "scare protesters."He has entered a "continuance without prosecution" agreement with Hennepin County prosecutors, which will require him to stay law-abiding for a year, pay restitution and attend three sentencing circles.
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New video shows ex-NYPD cop attacking Capitol police during riot

A former NYPD cop charged in the US Capitol riot brutally attacked a police officer with a metal flagpole carrying a Marine Corps banner, new video shows. The intense footage, first obtained Thursday by CNN, shows Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD cop and Marine veteran, launching a hate-filled tirade toward a Metropolitan Police officer on Jan. 6 — when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in hopes of overturning the 2020 presidential election.
New York City, NYNBC New York

Most Riot, Looting Cases From Last Year Dropped by NYC DAs

One year ago, parts of New York City felt out of control as crowds of looters were seen smashing storefront after storefront. The mayhem continued night after night from late May into June. At one point, there was even a so-called “looting dance party” on the streets of SoHo. The...
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Crist, Dems Want State Commission on Capitol Riots

ST. PETERSBURG --Calls for a bipartisan commission to study the capitol riots have stalled out in Washington... but a Democrat running for governor says Tallahassee should investigate at the state level. 47 Floridians have been charged in connection with the January 6th Capitol riots, more than any other state according...