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[The Hill] Prosecutors say man who brought weapons to Capitol carried list of 'good guys' and 'bad guys'

Maiden Voyage

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A man who allegedly brought guns, bombs and hundreds of rounds of ammunition to the Capitol riot last week was carrying a list of "good guys" and "bad guys," prosecutors told a federal court on Tuesday.

The federal prosecutor's office in Washington, D.C., submitted evidence photos of what it said was collected from a truck belonging to Lonnie Coffman, an Alabama man facing 17 counts of gun charges following his arrest near the Capitol last Wednesday.

Prosecutors included a picture of what appear to be some notes Coffman had written, including a list of public officials. He listed a federal judge as a "bad guy" and a note next to Rep. André Carson's (D-Ind.) name, referring to him as "one of two Muslims in the House of Reps."

Carson, a former police officer, said in a statement on Tuesday that he had never been notified by law enforcement that he was singled out by Coffman.
“It is extremely disturbing to learn from press reports that I was one of several individuals identified in a list of 'good guys' and 'bad guys' targeted for attacks," Carson said. "The indicted terrorist had the means and opportunity to carry out his plans to violently attack, injure and destroy government officials and related offices in our Nation’s Capitol. These were not idle threats. These were planned and organized measures to take my life, my colleagues’ lives and try to destroy our government."
The Indiana Democrat is one of three Muslim members currently in the House.
The U.S. attorney's office for D.C. submitted the evidence to support its request that Coffman remain in custody while awaiting trial.
"The nature and seriousness of the danger that the defendant would pose if released cannot be overstated," the prosecutors wrote. "There are no conditions or combinations of conditions that would ensure the safety of the community and the defendant’s appearance as required."
Authorities said last week that a search of Coffman's truck near the Capitol had turned up a handgun, an assault rifle and 11 Molotov cocktails that prosecutors likened to "homemade napalm."
The court filings on Tuesday appear to show that investigators also discovered a shotgun, a crossbow, several machetes, smoke bombs and a stun gun.

Coffman's handwritten notes included a quote from Abraham Lincoln about overthrowing "the men who pervert the Constitution." He lists two conservative journalists as "good" and what appears to be telephone numbers for Sean Hannity, conservative radio host Mark Levin and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
A public defender representing Coffman did not immediately respond when asked for comment.

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Punished Miku

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I just watched an hour long retelling of the timeline of events tonight. I wasnt really aware how many confederate flags there were inside the capital building. Saw an interview with a capital hill police officer saying that they were being called racist names. Auschwitz Hoodie guy. A hit list of Muslims in congress now.

It wasn't something I was really aware of or focused on. But some of the facts coming out are that there actually was a noticeable white nationalist presence inside the capital building. Some part of the crowd was definitely more militant, and violent.

All the BLM takes I've seen on mainstream news are nauseating though.
 
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Halo is Dead

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I just watched an hour long retelling of the timeline of events tonight. I wasnt really aware how many confederate flags there were inside the capital building. Saw an interview with a capital hill police officer saying that they were being called racist names. Auschwitz Hoodie guy. A hit list of Muslims in congress now.

It wasn't something I was really aware of or focused on. But some of the facts coming out are that there actually was a noticeable white nationalist presence inside the capital building. Some part of the crowd was definitely more militant, and violent.

All the BLM takes I've seen on mainstream news are nauseating though.
What do you mean by BLM takes?
 

Halo is Dead

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Like interviews with BLM protesters on MSM comparing and contrasting. Just a bad call to air it.
Oh you mean like the white privilege argument? Yea, that's pretty cringy. Reminds me of all of the republicans going on about "but ANTIFA and BLM riots!" Correct me if Im wrong, but I don't think there was a single incident of cops gunning down black protestor(s), while the most high profile shooter (Kyle) killed 2 white people and a white lady was shot at the capitol by police too.

Both are pointless arguments to bring up and ignores core issues within this country. Regardless, the widespread violence across the nation for the past year has disgusted me in general.
 
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SF Kosmo

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But they were peaceful protestors, why are you making a big deal about this?
 

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I just watched an hour long retelling of the timeline of events tonight. I wasnt really aware how many confederate flags there were inside the capital building. Saw an interview with a capital hill police officer saying that they were being called racist names. Auschwitz Hoodie guy. A hit list of Muslims in congress now.

It wasn't something I was really aware of or focused on. But some of the facts coming out are that there actually was a noticeable white nationalist presence inside the capital building. Some part of the crowd was definitely more militant, and violent.

All the BLM takes I've seen on mainstream news are nauseating though.
Not just the confederate flags though. They lowered the US flag from the capital building and replaced it with a Trump 2020 flag. So many disturbing facts that just don't hit you right away.
 
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Far Right extremism is a real threat to the country and has been for many years. Look at Oklahoma City in the early 90s. All it takes is one event of catastrophic portions to make a point.

The far left also has their looney toons, but speaking in terms of capability it seems those super extreme far right militias have access to more weapons and hardware, and a lot of ex-military and ex-police.
 
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TKOFromTokyo

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The Justice Department said some sickkos planted pipe bombs outside Republican and Democrat headquarters. What’s wrong with people?

I don’t understand how anyone who opposed what happened this summer could act like this. This is depraved.
 

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Far Right extremism is a real threat to the country and has been for many years. Look at Oklahoma City in the early 90s. All it takes is one event of catastrophic portions to make a point.

The far left also has their looney toons, but speaking in terms of capability it seems those super extreme far right militias have access to more weapons and hardware, and a lot of ex-military and ex-police.
What made the Oklahoma City bombing far right?
 

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pic of the list


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