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Illinois man arrested for assault on a law enforcement officer, members of news media on January 6th

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021

* Department of Justice press release…

An Illinois man was arrested today for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

Shane Jason Woods, 43, of Auburn, is charged with federal offenses that include assault on a law enforcement officer; assault in special maritime and territorial jurisdiction; and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, among other charges. Woods will make his initial court appearance in the Central District of Illinois on June 24 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

According to court documents, Woods was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a large crowd of protesters who were congregated on the lower west terrace in the northwest corner of the building. Around 2:10 p.m., a U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officer was one among several sprayed with bear mace, which obstructed her vision. As the officer tried to pursue the individual who sprayed the bear mace, Woods can be seen in publicly available video running toward her. He then tripped the officer and pushed her to the ground.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., a large crowd made its way to a media staging area that was set up outside the northeast corner of the U.S. Capitol grounds. As individuals stormed past metal barricades, media members were forced to flee the area before recovering all of their cameras and equipment. As depicted in several publicly posted videos and images, Woods gathered in the vicinity of the media staging area around 5 p.m. where several protestors were yelling and spitting at members of the news media near a pushed-over fence next to the staging area. Moments later, Woods climbed over the toppled fence and participated in the assault on the media equipment. Woods can be seen walking around the piled media equipment, as well as picking up and tossing some of it. He was also observed walking closely around a cameraman. As depicted in publicly available video, Woods then ran into and tackled the cameraman, causing him to fall and drop his camera.

More here, including photos.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments
  1. - Just Me 2 - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:31 pm:

    C’mon…we all know it was either Antifa or the FBI. Obviously this guy is underground with one of them, or both.


  2. - The Dude Abides - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:34 pm:

    I hope this guy gets some substantial jail time. It was an insurrection led by Trump supporters who were incited by Trump himself.


  3. - Commisar Gritty - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:37 pm:

    I always bring bear mace to my tour groups, you know, just in case. 🙄


  4. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:42 pm:

    Insurrectionists should do jail time, so far that’s not how these things are going…

    … I am sickened by his role.

    He is a traitor of the United States.


  5. - Glengarry - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:45 pm:

    We need a federal law that allows domestic terrorists to be dealt with as terrorists.


  6. - H-W - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:45 pm:

    Beyond the jail/prison time, the almost certain to follow civil suit will probably cost him everything he owns.


  7. - Bob Meter - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:45 pm:

    Lock him up and throw away the key. I’m glad they are seeking out every single one of the insurrectionists.


  8. - Lincoln Lad - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 4:52 pm:

    He’s going to jail… where he belongs. Tough guy tripping and pushing a woman…

    Society is better with this moron behind bars.


  9. - Joe Friday - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 5:06 pm:

    He’d get an I bond in Chicago


  10. - Last Bull Moose - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 5:09 pm:

    Washington was laid out so cannons firing grapeshot could control the streets. Our founders did not trust mobs.

    Jail time will be light punishment. I was surprised that any protesters made it into the Capitol Building alive.


  11. - BTO2 - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 5:35 pm:

    How do these people stay in control of themselves when at home. None of the insurgents look all that swift in the photos.


  12. - former state employee - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 6:57 pm:

    What a disgusting excuse for a human. I hope he gets the max.


  13. - Frank talks - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 7:06 pm:

    Guessing at some point he complained about the She-caw-go riots and is a big Back the Blue guy.


  14. - Amalia - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 8:03 pm:

    what is our state count now? so ashamed.


  15. - Blue Dog - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 9:21 pm:

    Less I be a hypocrite. 25 yrs. No parole


  16. - JS Mill - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 9:42 pm:

    -He’d get an I bind in Chicago-

    He’d get a 3%er sticker in Effingham.


  17. - SAP - Thursday, Jun 24, 21 @ 11:34 pm:

    What a punk.


  18. - West wing - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 12:06 am:

    “Critical race theory” should focus on this cancerous epidemic of violent white rage that’s on the rise.


  19. - Independent - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 7:16 am:

    “I was surprised that any protestors made it into the Capitol Building alive.”

    I wasn’t. Now if a group of largely black protestors attempted to storm the Capitol there would have been a sea of blood.


  20. - Da Big Bad Wolf - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 8:06 am:

    === How do these people stay in control of themselves when at home. None of the insurgents look all that swift in the photos.===
    I was thinking the same thing. Someone who would attack a female police officer while she is disabled from bear spray? A real tough guy.
    It’s hard to believe this person was an upstanding citizen at home in the first place.


  21. - Pundent - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 8:46 am:

    It’s not enough to condemn these individual after they break the law if we aren’t willing to call out the organizations, enablers, and leaders who actively encourage the behavior. We can’t hold Woods accountable while simultaneously giving others a pass on their role and responsibility here.


  22. - Anonymous - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 9:10 am:

    Twenty-five years for every traitor that stormed the Capitol plus damages for the injuries/destruction they caused. Sentencing should parallel the sentences given to poor/black/brown folks when they demonstrate peacefully (or not peacefully). Equity all around.


  23. - Cubs in '16 - Friday, Jun 25, 21 @ 10:56 am:

    ===He’d get a 3%er sticker in Effingham.===

    And probably a parade. Oh, and also a big shout-out from the Eastern Bloc.


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