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Washington, DC: Armed National Guard arrive at the Capitol
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Washington, DC: Armed National Guard arrive at the Capitol

(STL.News) Armed troops from the District of Columbia's National Guard arrived at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Guardsmen, assigned to security duty on the U.S. Capitol Ground received approval Tuesday to carry weapons through a request from federal authorities and approved by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. Up to 15,000 Guard members are expected to be on duty in coming days in the district to support law enforcement in connection with the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Authorities are concerned about threats of violence, following the insurrection at the Capitol last week. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of Associated Press (AP)
U.S. Attorney, District Attorney Warn Violence Won’t be Tolerated
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U.S. Attorney, District Attorney Warn Violence Won’t be Tolerated

U.S. Attorney, District Attorney Warn Violence Won’t be Tolerated During Inauguration Protests Media Relations Director Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726 or Kelly.Thornton@usdoj.gov NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – January 13, 2021 SAN DIEGO (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today their offices will not tolerate violence during inauguration-related protests and will work closely with federal, state, and local partners to aggressively pursue those involved in criminal activity at such events in San Diego and Imperial counties. The FBI has received information indicating “armed protests” are being planned in all 50 states and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Janu...
Michael R. Sherwin’s Statement Of Condemning Violence
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Michael R. Sherwin’s Statement Of Condemning Violence

Acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Michael R. Sherwin's Statement Condemning Violence against the Media and Inviting the Report of Such Violence WASHINGTON (STL.News) The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, along with its law enforcement partners, is aware of reports of violence, including assaults, threats, and property damage, against members of the press while they were engaged in covering events unfolding at the United States Capitol on January 6. Such violence will not be tolerated.  We are resolutely committed to upholding the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, including speech, peaceful assembly, and press, and we will investigate, prosecute, and hold accountable anyone who attempts to obstruct or curtail these freedoms thr...
U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol
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U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol

U.S. Attorney Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol Kelly Thornton (619) 546-9726 SAN DIEGO (STL.News) U.S. Attorney Robert Brewer issued the following statement: On January 6, 2021, a mob attacked the United States Capitol.  This was a shameful and reprehensible affront to our democracy, and I condemn it in the strongest possible way.  Our Constitution protects the rights of free speech and assembly, but it does not protect mob violence, threats to harm public officials, assaults on law enforcement officers, or damage to government buildings.  Those who engage in these behaviors commit serious crimes, and our criminal justice system will hold them accountable. We will work closely with our law enforcement partners, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia, to e...
Missouri State Capitol Dome to be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Missouri State Capitol Dome to be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Missouri State Capitol Dome will be lit pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The dome will light up pink at sunset today and remain lit through Sunday morning to commemorate those lost to breast cancer, breast cancer survivors, individuals battling the disease, and medical professionals and researchers working to find a cure. "Each year, and often far too soon, breast cancer takes the lives of many of our loved ones," Governor Parson said.  "Lighting the Capitol Dome pink is one small way we can show our support to those in the fight against breast cancer, those we have lost, those who have beat the disease, and those who are working hard to find a cure." Breast cancer accounts for one-third...