DC attorney general sues far-right groups over Jan. 6 attack

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2021
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Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine (D) on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over their role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The 84-page civil complaint, which also lists dozens of individuals, alleges violations of local D.C. and federal laws, including a statute stemming from the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act, which targets violent conspiracies.

“The images of that shameful and contemptible day can never be erased,” Racine said at a press conference announcing the lawsuit. “It was like 9/11, a...

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