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Woman Arrested After Trying to Run Over U.S. Capitol Police Officer

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A 20-year old woman was taken into custody following a dramatic incident where she apparently tried to run over a United States Capitol police officer with her vehicle.

The incident occurred only yards away from the United States Capitol. 

The suspect, identified as Taleah Everett, allegedly was driving in an erratic manner along Independence Avenue when police tried to stop her.

She eluded police, made a u-turn and apparently tried to run over a police officer. She ultimately struck a police vehicle. 

A foot chase ensued and shots were fired; however, no one was injured. Everett was taken into custody.

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ERICKSON: Art Depicting Cops as Pigs Should be Removed from US Capitol

Photo: via Independent Review Journal

Photo: via Independent Review Journal

By: AISLE president Scott G. Erickson for The Daily Signal

There currently hangs in the United States Capitol building a painting that depicts police officers as anthropomorphic pigs.

Yes, you read that correctly. The painting actually depicts police officers as gun-wielding pigs. And yes, it is hanging in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

The Capitol building contains, among the obvious two houses of Congress, multiple historically significant works of art, statues of our nation’s greatest heroes, innovators, and civic leaders, and is capped by a rotunda graced by Constantino Brumidi’s famed fresco “The Apotheosis of Washington.”

And alongside all of this beauty now hangs a divisive and insulting painting ostensibly meant to highlight social injustice. How could such a humiliating work of “art” make its way into such a prestigious place?

Read the entire article at The Daily Signal.

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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Capitol Police Officer Shot, per Associated Press

BREAKING NEWS: The AP is reporting that a United States Capitol police officer has been shot in or around the Capitol Visitor's Center. Reports suggest that the officer is not seriously wounded and the shooter is in custody.

UPDATE: The shooter has been taken into custody. The shooting occurred in the north security check-in area of the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center. The U.S. Capitol Police have instructed staffers to shelter-in-place.

More details to come.

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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Dies While Shoveling Snow

Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston;  Photo: Alston family

Capitol Police Officer Vernon Alston; Photo: Alston family

A United States Capitol police officer died of an apparent heart attack over the weekend while shoveling snow at his home. 

44-year old Vernon Alston, a U.S. Capitol police officer since 1996, collapsed while shoveling snow in his driveway on Saturday. Alston was transported to Kent County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Well known around the Capitol grounds, Officer Alston’s death prompted several legislators to express their condolences to both the United States Capitol Police Department as well as Officer Alston’s family.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid said in a statement, “I'm saddened to learn that the U.S. Capitol Police has lost one of our own over the weekend as a result of the storm. For 20 years, Officer Vernon Alston was a fixture on the Capitol grounds while keeping the community safe. I am always grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of the Capitol Police force and Officer Alston was an exemplar of that. My thoughts are with Officer Alston's family during this difficult time.”

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell asked that everyone in congress “hold his family in our thoughts. He will be missed, but his service and dedication will no doubt be remembered by all who knew him."

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