Man who threatened CNN and ABC anchors pleads guilty to federal charge

October 15, 2021
A California man pleaded guilty on Oct. 15, 2021 to a federal charge of sending threatening messages to a family member of a journalist reported to be George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. His indictment revealed the man had also messaged nearly 50 politicians and journalists, among them Brian Stelter of CNN.According to the Department of Justice, Robert Lemke was arrested and charged on Jan. 26 by federal prosecutors with making threatening interstate communications to multiple victims from November 2020 through …

New York Times reporter assaulted, cameras stolen and damaged amid Capitol riot

January 6, 2021
New York Times reporter Erin Schaff wrote that she was assaulted, one of her cameras stolen and the lens of a second broken by rioters as they stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021.A riot broke out as supporters of President Donald Trump marched on the Capitol, swarmed the building and broke inside in an attempt to disrupt the Congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, Reuters reported. At a noon rally held in front of the …
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