Migrants Overwhelm Texas National Guard at Rio Grande, Prompting Release Orders: Border Riot Chaos

El Paso, Texas – A judge in El Paso ordered the release of migrants who were accused of participating in a “border riot” that overwhelmed National Guard troops along the Rio Grande. The stampede occurred on Easter Sunday and resulted in the arrest of about 220 individuals on riot charges. However, court officials stated that migrants will remain in custody if there is a federal immigration hold against them. According to a spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, out of the 220 people booked on riot charges, 39 have been processed for release … Read more

El Paso Judge Orders Release of Illegal Migrants Involved in Border Riot Overwhelmed by National Guard in Easter Sunday Ruling

El Paso, Texas – On Easter Sunday, a judge in El Paso ordered the release of undocumented migrants accused of participating in a “border riot” earlier this month when a stampede overwhelmed National Guard troops along the Rio Grande. The judge made his ruling during an online teleconference bond hearing after the El Paso District Attorney’s Office was not prepared to proceed with detention hearings for each defendant. The riot occurred on March 21, when a group of over 300 migrants attempted to enter the U.S. illegally by rushing a border fence in El Paso. … Read more

Republican-Appointed Judge Condemns Efforts to Downplay Capitol Riot as Threat to Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-appointed judge in Washington, D.C. issued a stern warning as he sentenced a North Carolina man for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, highlighting the dangerous consequences of portraying the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters as heroes and downplaying the violence that transpired on January 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth condemned the depiction of the riot defendants as “political prisoners” and criticized attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the justice system in punishing those who broke the law during the Capitol invasion. Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald … Read more

Family of Capitol Riot Victim Files $30 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Alleging Wrongful Death and Negligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of a woman who was fatally shot by a police officer during the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. The family alleges wrongful death, assault, and negligence. Ashli Babbitt, 35, of California, was part of a mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to disrupt the certification of President Biden’s election victory. Babbitt was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to enter the building through a broken glass … Read more