Retired Blue Line Gang member convicted of assaulting next generation during Capitol riot

Source: ABC News

“A federal jury on Monday convicted a New York Police Department veteran of assaulting an officer during the U.S. Capitol riot, rejecting his claim that he was defending himself when he tackled the officer and grabbed his gas mask. Thomas Webster, a 20-year NYPD veteran, was the first Capitol riot defendant to be tried on an assault charge and the first to present a jury with a self-defense argument. Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before they convicted Webster of all six counts in his indictment, including a charge that he assaulted Metropolitan Police Department officer Noah Rathbun with a dangerous weapon, a metal flagpole.” (05/02/22)

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/jury-deliberate-nypd-officers-capitol-riot-trial-84441444