California Trump Fanatic Charged With Electroshocking Cop During Capitol Riot

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  2 weeks ago  •  16 comments

By:   Jesselyn Cook and Ryan J. Reilly, HuffPost

California Trump Fanatic Charged With Electroshocking Cop During Capitol Riot

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California Trump Fanatic Charged With Electroshocking Cop During Capitol Riot


Jesselyn Cook and Ryan J. Reilly Wed, March 31, 2021, 6:21 PM 603939313f0000f303a3f1eb.png?cache=Z1kWYEOltP Danny "DJ" Rodriguez, pictured at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (Photo: YouTube)

Federal authorities have arrested Daniel Joseph Rodriguez, the 38-year-old Donald Trump fanatic who was identified as the man caught on camera assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6. Rodriguez wasindictedon eight counts and arrested Wednesday, according to court records.

Rodriguez was part of the mob that swarmed D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone, who pleaded for his life and suffered a mild heart attack. Rodriguez can be seen on video jabbing a small black device into Fanone’s neck — causing the officer to drop to the ground — before breaching the Capitol and trying to smash out a window.

Fanone’s story went viral in the weeks following the insurrection. In media interviews, the father of four described being shocked with a stun gun and surrounded by rioters chanting, “Kill him with his own gun!”

AHuffPost investigationpublished Feb. 26 reported Rodriguez’s identity. HuffPost built off the work of the onlinesleuthing group Deep State Dogsand anti-fascist activists, who compiled footage of Rodriguez, a Fontana, California, resident, at the insurrection. HuffPost also interviewed witnesses who had previously encountered Rodriguez at pro-Trump rallies in Beverly Hills, as well as one of his former friends.

The FBI received tips about Rodriguez in January, including one from a man Rodriguez assaulted on video at a Los Angeles-area rally. But it wasn’t until hours after HuffPost contacted the bureau in late February with questions about Rodriguez that the tipster heard from an FBI special agent seeking information specifically about Rodriguez.

In a March 24 court filing requesting that Rodriguez’s indictment be sealed until his arrest, prosecutors wrote that Rodriguez “assaulted an officer with an electroshock weapon during the riot at the U.S. Capitol and has recently expressed a willingness to kill police officers.” Rodriguez is also accused of smashing out a Capitol window with a flagpole, and the grand jury indictment alleges he stole an emergency escape hood.

Rodriguez, 38, is the second person to be charged directly in connection with the attack on Fanone. Thomas Sibick wasarrested March 12in Buffalo, New York, on charges including including obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, assaulting or impeding officers, and taking a thing of value by force or intimidation. Sibick confessed to the FBI that he had stolen Fanone’s police badge and later buried it in his backyard.

Like many Capitol insurrectionists, Rodriguez is a Trump superfan. His social media profiles are littered with “Make America Great Again” content, and he was a regular at pro-Trump demonstrations in Beverly Hills. In 2018, he was quoted in a local news story about the then-president’s brief visit to Los Angeles.

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Tessylo
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1  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

Rodriguez was part of the mob that swarmed D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Mike Fanone, who pleaded for his life and suffered a mild heart attack. Rodriguez can be seen on video jabbing a small black device into Fanone’s neck — causing the officer to drop to the ground — before breaching the Capitol and trying to smash out a window.

Fanone’s story went viral in the weeks following the insurrection. In media interviews, the father of four described being shocked with a stun gun and surrounded by rioters chanting, “Kill him with his own gun!”

A      HuffPost investigation       published Feb. 26 reported Rodriguez’s identity. HuffPost built off the work of the online      sleuthing group Deep State Dogs       and anti-fascist activists, who compiled footage of Rodriguez, a Fontana, California, resident, at the insurrection. HuffPost also interviewed witnesses who had previously encountered Rodriguez at pro-Trump rallies in Beverly Hills, as well as one of his former friends.

The FBI received tips about Rodriguez in January, including one from a man Rodriguez assaulted on video at a Los Angeles-area rally. But it wasn’t until hours after HuffPost contacted the bureau in late February with questions about Rodriguez that the tipster heard from an FBI special agent seeking information specifically about Rodriguez.

In a March 24 court filing requesting that Rodriguez’s indictment be sealed until his arrest, prosecutors wrote that Rodriguez “assaulted an officer with an electroshock weapon during the riot at the U.S. Capitol and has recently expressed a willingness to kill police officers.” Rodriguez is also accused of smashing out a Capitol window with a flagpole, and the grand jury indictment alleges he stole an emergency escape hood.

Rodriguez, 38, is the second person to be charged directly in connection with the attack on Fanone. Thomas Sibick was      arrested March 12       in Buffalo, New York, on charges including including obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, assaulting or impeding officers, and taking a thing of value by force or intimidation. Sibick confessed to the FBI that he had stolen Fanone’s police badge and later buried it in his backyard.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2  seeder  Tessylo    2 weeks ago

:Look at that scumbag.  So proud to be a scumbag.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Tessylo @2    2 weeks ago

Look at that scumbag.  So proud to be a scumbag.  

They have the same attitude that their lord and master Trump has.  "Laws don't apply to them."

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Hopefully, he is going to learn that ''laws do apply to him''. Love to see this POS doing some hard time with real badasses.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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3.1  evilgenius  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago
Love to see this POS doing some hard time with real badasses

I think that's a real probability. I expect to see sentencing on anyone proven to have engaged in violence on that day to be made example of.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @3    2 weeks ago

What does assaulting a police officer net you these days?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
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3.3.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.3    2 weeks ago
What does assaulting a police officer net you these days?

An interview on FoxNews where you can claim victimhood?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.3.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.3    2 weeks ago

Here it can get you a longer prison sentence.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.3.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.3.2    2 weeks ago

Here in Arkansas a person of color would probably get a life sentence.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.3.4  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.3.3    2 weeks ago

Had he directly caused the death of any officer, it would be the DP with special circumstances.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.3.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.3.4    2 weeks ago

I didn't think California had the DP any more

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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3.3.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.3.5    6 days ago

As of March 2019, further executions are halted by an official moratorium ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom.  Since that ruling, there have been just 13 executions

 
 
 
Hallux
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4  Hallux    2 weeks ago

I 'like' the guy with a bald spot ... Trump would have communicated with him directly through there. (Note to self: stop reading stuff about medieval monks)

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @4    2 weeks ago

I think that's a woman.  Looks kind of skeevy

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    2 weeks ago

If that is a woman, then it reminds me of a scene from Shallow Hal

Hal:  And Vicki?
Mauricio: Who?
Hal: Vicki.
Mauricio: Who's Vicki?
Ha l : Vicki. Vicki, with the short brown hair.
Mauricio: Vicki? I thought that was a guy! I was calling her Vic.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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4.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @4.1    2 weeks ago

Looks kind of skeevy

A lot of Trumpturds do.  They are like a PSA for the dangers of inbreeding.

 
 
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