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28 June, 2021

Capitol insurrectionists top FBI’s Most Wanted List, while Republicans deny it happened

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FBI's Most Wanted List from Jan 6th Capitol Violence

As rioters from the Capitol Insurrection top the FBI's most wanted list, Republican's deny that the attack even took place.

"On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the U.S. Capitol, was stormed during a riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress. A mob of Trump supporters attempted to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes to formalize President-elect Joe Biden's victory. The Capitol Complex was locked down and lawmakers and staff were evacuated while rioters occupied and vandalized the building for several hours. Five people died. More than 140 people were injured in the storming." - Wikipedia

Over 400 individuals have been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia for the violence that occurred on Jan 6th. The FBI lists eight of the rioters on its Most Wanted List.

This StoryMap shows arrest locations, videos from the FBI's Most Wanted List and how people can report tips related to the FBI investigation.

As rioters from the Capitol Insurrection top the FBI's most wanted list, Republican's deny that it even took place.

What is gaslighting?

"Gaslighting comes from a 1938 play, Gas Light. It is a form of manipulation. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true. They may end up doubting their memory. A gaslighter’s manipulations make it harder for the victim to see the truth. A gaslighter will initially lie about simple things, but the volume of misinformation soon grows, and the gaslighter may accuse the victim of lying if he or she questions the narrative." - Psychology Today

Deny and gaslight

"I was tortured. I was beaten. I was, you know, struck with a taser numerous times at the base of my skull. And I posed no threat," Officer Michael Fanone said. He was forced to the ground, suffered a mild heart attack and a brain injury. Fearing for his life, he called out, "I have kids."

"The bottom line of all of this is cowardice. Because it takes strength to tell the truth. If you believe Antifa and BLM actually attacked the Capitol, you should want a January 6 commission.  If you think the FBI organized the Capitol riots, you should certainly want a January 6th commission. But if you believe that you've been lying about it the whole time, then you don't want a January 6 commission. That's why we have to do it," Kinzinger said.

Some GOP efforts to downplay the events of January 6 are growing louder. Several members of Congress have promoted conspiracy theories, including one claiming the FBI had a role on January 6 or comparing the riot to a "normal tourist visit."

"I'm done tiptoeing through the tulips here. The questions I have are to what extent, if any, did our political leaders involve themselves in the events of January 6? If there was participation from members of Congress, from their staff, as an officer that served that day, I certainly would like to know that," Fanone said. "As an American, I believe very strongly in a two-party system. Right now, one of those parties has a cancer, and we got to cut it out, and until we do that, we're not going to be able to move forward as a nation." - CBS News

Designing a StoryMap

- A map was created with ArcGIS Online of the arrest locations using public data from the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C.
- The latitude / longitude of the locations were calculated (geocoded) with the free GeoCod.io app to map the locations.
- This map was incorporated into an online story was created with the free StoryMaps app.
- The StoryMap include videos from the FBI's Most Wanted List and and image from Political Cartoons.

The truth shall set you free

Share the StoryMap with this link: https://arcg.is/0a4LyO
Embed the StoryMap in a website with this code: < iframe src="https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/591374e4e5b64754a0e5cf8f6c49798a" width="100%" height="500px" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen allow="geolocation"></iframe>

Share the map of arrest locations: https://arcg.is/DXj9f
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TakeAway: Don't be gaslighted and share the facts with others using a StoryMap. Get pro bono StoryMap help with projects related to social justice and voting rights here.

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DemLabs

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