A look at the local arrests in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Share
January 6 2021 Capitol insurrection
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. An officer who shot and killed a woman during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as she began to climb through the broken part of a door leading into an area known as the Speaker’s Lobby acted lawfully and in line with police department policy, the U.S. Capitol Police said Monday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
A messianic rabbi from Palm Harbor. A vocal teacher who once performed at Carnegie Hall. A one-time Congressional candidate. A former EMT from Polk County. A Plant City resident caught on video beating a police officer with a flagpole. And that guy in the horn helmet carrying Nancy Pelosi’s lectern through the halls of Congress.
 
 
Those are just a few of the more than 20 people from the Tampa Bay area arrested for the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol. To date, 72 people have been arrested in Florida in connection with the attack, more than any other state in the country.
 
 
Why are so many of these attackers from the Tampa Bay area? Who are they? How were they identified? And are there other threats out there?
 
 
WMNF MidPoint hosts Janet Scherberger and Rochelle Reback dove into it all Wednesday, Oct. 27 on WMNF’s MidPoint with Dan Sullivan, the courts reporter for the Tampa Bay Times who has been covering the arrests and Mike McPherson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Tampa field office. McPherson previously served in the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
 
You can listen to the entire program here or by searching for WMNF MidPoint wherever you listen to your podcasts.

You may also like

Restorative Justice, Truth and Reconciliation

The Forum talks with Tampa, FL City Councilman Luis Viera...

Possible site for state Black history museum narrowed to 3; Sarasota narrowly misses out

Listen: Members of the Black History Museum Task Force chose...

Let’s discuss whether or not the Tampa Bay Rays stadium proposal is a good deal for St. Pete

In his 1931 book “The Epic Of America,” James Truslow...

The Scoop: Fri., April 19, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Gopher Tortoises threatened More than a third of adult gopher...

Ways to listen

WMNF is listener-supported. That means we don't advertise like a commercial station, and we're not part of a university.

Ways to support

WMNF volunteers have fun providing a variety of needed services to keep your community radio station alive and kickin'.

Follow us on Instagram

Step Outside
Player position: