Doctor who breached US Capitol is on a crusade to spread misinformation on COVID vaccine: report

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Simone Gold, a California doctor who appeared with the "America's Frontline Doctors" group during an infamous press conference that pushed disinformation about the coronavirus, acknowledged to the Washington Post that she breached the U.S. Capitol along with the mob of Trump supporters trying to blo...
The terrorists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, were nothing less than an old-fashioned lynch mob. The fact that they did not succeed in lynching anyone is rather immaterial—they were prepared to do so, even down to the gallows they erected on the National Mall. And every other facet of their actions harkens back to the spectacle lynchings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. First, just consider the impunity with which they operated. These terrorists besieged the capitol building and then roamed its halls undisguised. Likewise, on December 31, 1904, a mob of about 700 people broke into the jail at Newport, Arkansas, and took Louis Allwhite, whom they marched to a railroad trestle outside of town, where they hanged him. This occurred in the full light of day, and despite the fact that members of the mob were described as "generally known" by the press, the coroner's jury nonetheless concluded that Allwhite "came to his death at the hands of an unknown mob." The next day, the Arkansas Gazette editorialized: "Why should there be talk about the decline of humor? It Isn't on decline at Newport." Of course, the greatest manifestation of the mob's impunity was taking pictures of themselves with the lynching victim, knowing full well that documenting their crimes would not affect their lives at all. And so did we see the terrorists of January 6 extensively document their attacks upon police and their acts of property damage, all on social media.

Next, both groups, those older lynch mobs and these more modern terrorists, collected souvenirs of their deeds. The examples of lynch mobs taking souvenirs is extensive. After the lynched body of Henry James was finally taken down after his May 14, 1892, hanging, residents of Little Rock, Arkansas, rushed to grab pieces of the rope that had been used to string him up. On June 19, 1913, the mob that lynched Will Norman in downtown Hot Springs,…
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