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53 Charged, 13 Face Federal Accusations for Capitol Uprising
And unfortunately, the day’s events turned deadly as five people died, including a US Capitol Police officer and a California woman with Maryland ties.
Police and the FBIcontinue to search for more people involved in storming the Capitol using facial recognition from video posted on social media or recorded by media outlets during the event.
Why This Matters To You:
As Americans, this incident effects all of us. An attack on our democracy and law occurred. Many participants in last Wednesday's events face serious penalties from federal and local authorities.
And, like anyone alleged to commit a crime, they deserve a fair defense and trial.
Lots of terms have been thrown about since the event, such as "treason," "sedition," "domestic terrorism," and "coup." But, what do they mean?
Treason is the only crime, federal or otherwise, that is expressly defined by our Constitution. Basically, treason is betrayal or treachery against our nation. It requires intent to betray and a concrete act of betrayal to overthrow or destroy the government.
Sedition is equal to treason, but only requires a conspiracy to overthrow or destroy the US government without an actual attempt occurring.
Domestic terrorism is any violent act committed inside the US to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence a government, or affect how government operates. This crime can be charged at either the state or federal level.
Finally, a coup is the sudden overthrow or removal of authority outside of legal avenues.
Man Convicted of 1996 Rape and Murder of Frederick Teen Brings Appeal
Questions to a persons right to a fair and speedy trial should always be looked into. A violation to this Constitutional right means the original trial becomes obsolete and a new trial granted.
Regardless of guilt or innocence, the man deserves to have his complaint heard. It can mean the difference between life in prison, a modified sentence, or release while better defining what "speedy trial" actually is.
Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Talking about a crime and saying you did it will most definitely be used against you to try to prove guilt, plain and simple.
Although what you say is circumstantial evidence, other forms of evidence may back up the words spoken and turn it into a stronger argument for the prosecution.
Invoking our 5th Amendment right not to self-incriminate can be our first line of defense against criminal accusations.
After that, a criminal defense attorney should be your next call. That way, anything more said to the authorities can be done with care and without possible repercussions.
Queen Anne's Drug Task Force Breaks Up Eastern Shore Drug Ring
A Queen Anne’s County DrugTask Force investigation into cocaine and opioid distribution in the county led to the arrests. Evidence collected during the investigation includes suspected powder cocaine, opioid pills, Adderall, suboxone strips, along with guns and $17,000 in cash.