Another one bites the dust - following the riots that took place on Wednesday, another perpetrator has now been arrested.
Keep scrolling to see his official apology...
It's safe to say it's been a historical week in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community escalated to shocking levels.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And last Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets, from his official account which has now been suspended from all social media platforms...
via: GettyWhere he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:
via: Getty"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
Photographs and videos of Wednesday's scenes continue to circulate online...
via: Getty ImagesMany of which also show the aftermath of the siege.
The videos and images have been quick to go viral on Twitter...
via: GettyAnd show the extent of the damage that was done within the building.
Rioters left various messages throughout the building.
Rioters left this message inside The United States Capitol https://t.co/jxH6Rwq2dM— Anthony Quintano (@Anthony Quintano)1609976067.0
As well as lengthier notes...
The mob of Trump supporters who entered the U.S. Capitol left this note on a coffee maker in a kitchen area. "Thom… https://t.co/AuQt0S1EJQ— Kevin Lewis (@Kevin Lewis)1609992661.0
A bust of Zachary Taylor had a red substance smeared on it.
A bust of Pres Zachary Taylor in the Capitol appears to still have blood smeared on its face from the rioters today: https://t.co/cVhKu6JHNe— Frank Thorp V (@Frank Thorp V)1609991826.0
Now, some of the perpetrators of this horrific crime have been brought to justice.
via: GettySeveral arrests have already been made, with key suspects being identified via video footage from the scene. Some, however, weren't hard to spot, given their choice of riot gear.
One particular rioter that was arrested turned out to be the CEO of a Chicago-based company...
via: TwitterAnd upon being identified as Brad Rukstales, he lost his job as the head of Cogensia for his reckless actions.
However, it seems as though a lot of people didn't feel too bad for him...
And right before he was arrested, he released a statement explaining his actions.
via: GettyIn it, he apologized for bringing "embarrassment" to his "family, friends, colleagues, and fellow countryman."
But it seems as though the damage has been done.
https://t.co/gI1oCStiaG— Brad Rukstales (@Brad Rukstales)1610076578.0
Schiltz said this about the situation:
via: Getty"This decision was made because Rukstales’ actions were inconsistent with the core values of Cogensia. Cogensia condemns what occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, and we intend to continue to embrace the values of integrity, diversity, and transparency in our business operations, and expect all employees to embrace those values as well," as reported by Cision.
They also released a statement on LinkedIn in which they re-iterated their company values:
via: LinkedIn"We have been informed that our CEO, Brad Rukstales’ participated in the recent Washington DC protests. Mr. Rukstales’ actions were his own; he was not acting on behalf of our company nor do his actions in any way reflect the policies or values of our firm."
Hopefully, justice and democracy will prevail.
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