The 2 brothers caught chasing Eugene Goodman during the Capitol riot have finally been brought to justice.
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Almost a month on from the violence that ensued on January 6th, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...
But the the actions of those at the riots haven't come without big consequences.
2 Montana brothers who were seen at the front of a mob chasing a lone Black officer are being prosecuted for their actions...
Facing multiple federal charges.
Video footage from the day captured the officer seemingly directing the rioters away from the corridor that leads to the Senate.
The place that lawmakers were at the time preparing to certify Joe Biden's presidency.
The video shows the officer, who was later identified as Eugene Goodman, glance towards the Senate entrance as rioters approached.
He then makes the decision to divert them.
Goodman confronts the man at the front of the rioters, who is seemingly leading them.
One more detail about the chase up the Senate steps by a mob carrying a Confederate flag: it happened in front of portrait of Sen. Blanche Kelso Bruce, a Mississippi Republican who was the first Black senator to serve a full term, during Reconstruction pic.twitter.com/qaOtvl7bka— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 11, 2021
After glancing towards the Senate entrance, he pushes the protestor away, deterring the path of the protestors.
The footage was shared online by Igor Bobic, a reporter for the HuffPost.
Looking again at the video I took of the mob storming the Senate, there’s a moment when the lead rioter looks right for a second, before continuing to follow the officer left, away from the immediate entrance to the Senate. This happened at 2:14. pic.twitter.com/8oetsPvhIb— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 10, 2021
LadBible reports that according to notes taken by a Washington Post reporter inside the chamber, the Senate was sealed at 2.15pm.
The footage has been seen by many, including democratic Congressman Dean Phillips, who took to Twitter to praise Goodman.
With gratitude and reverence I salute the particular heroism of black U.S. Capitol Police officers like Officer Eugene Goodman who stared grotesque hatred directly in the eye on Wednesday and demonstrated to the world that their Black Lives Matter.— Rep. Dean Phillips 🇺🇸 (@RepDeanPhillips) January 10, 2021
📸: @nytimes pic.twitter.com/pfPzjWrE80
He wrote, "With gratitude and reverence I salute the particular heroism of black U.S. Capitol Police officers like Officer Eugene Goodman who stared grotesque hatred directly in the eye on Wednesday and demonstrated to the world that their Black Lives Matter."
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
The 2 brothers that ambushed Officer Eugene Goodman, have been charged.
Joshua Calvin Hughes and Jerod Wade Hughes were among the first ten rioters to break into the Capitol.
The brothers were charged on Thursday with multiple offenses, including "obstructing an official proceeding, obstructing or interfering with law enforcement during a civil disorder, entering the Capitol without authorization and with an intention to disrupt official business, and destroying property."
4 days after the riot, the brothers reported to the Helena Police Department in Montana...
Believing they were wanted by the FBI, according to a criminal complaint.
The brothers said they wanted to turn themselves in after being interviewed by the FBI.
They gave in their information and were allowed to leave.
Footage of the riot showed the brothers being among the first few to enter the building...
They broke open windows and entered with a small group of rioters.
Jerod Hughes was then seen breaking a lock in order to let others in.
The brothers then made their way to the Senate floor and joined Douglas Austin Jensen, who was confronting Goodman. He was later arrested and charged.
The brothers refused to listen to Goodman even after repeatedly telling them to leave.
Instead they moved toward him "in a menacing manner," the complaint said.
According to prosecutors, Jensen was the main aggressor...
Followed by the Hughes brothers, who chased Goodman up a flight of stairs.
Goodman then put himself between the rioters and the Senate chamber.
I was speaking on the Senate floor defending Arizona's election while Officer Eugene Goodman led insurrectionists away from the chamber. Forever grateful for his service to our country and his defense of democracy. pic.twitter.com/ALLDowNWtP— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) January 22, 2021
He lured the rioters into following him into a different hallway, the complaint said.
Once there, other Capitol officers came to help.
If anyone is deserving it's Eugene Goodman. He kept many people safe that day. pic.twitter.com/sVEMYP59YD— Deep Hurting - Don't blame me. I voted for Kodos. (@DeepHurting1) January 26, 2021
Officers reported they were met with "shouting and aggression," including cries of "this is our house" and "we're here for the corrupt government."
Although they did manage to deescalate tensions with the mob...
It was only by chance and circumstance (and the quick thinking of a brave Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman) that the storming of the Capitol didn't turn out to be much more horrific.— jimrin (@jimrin) January 22, 2021
The rioters, including Joshua and Jerod Hughes, left the atrium and entered the Senate floor after it had been evacuated.
The brothers and other rioters were then seen ravaging desks and private documents.
HEADS UP: There are now *35* Senate co-sponsors for @ChrisVanHollen legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to US Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman . That's a lot.. and that's fast. Standby for updates this week. pic.twitter.com/HbnXALXQla— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 24, 2021
Officer Goodman has since been named the acting deputy Senate sergeant at arms and even escorted Vice President Kamala Harris at the inauguration.
The brothers are among over 164 people who are facing federal charges for their roles in the riot.
Eugene Goodman, a hero.— . (@deecherishh) January 26, 2021
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