by Robin Kemp
Fox 5 Atlanta is reporting a woman from Kennesaw is among those who died during the riots in Washington, DC January 6.
Claire Simms reports that D.C. Metropolitan police say the woman died after “a medical emergency.” Police told WSB-TV that she may have been crushed to death by the crowd. DCMP later identified the woman as Roseanne Boyland, 34.
Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, told CBS46, “it’s my own personal belief that the President’s words incited a riot that killed four of his biggest fans last night and I believe that we should invoke the 25th Amendment at this time.”
At least one person from Georgia was arrested and charged criminally in connection with the riot, according to DCMP arrest reports. Chris Stanton Georgia, 53, of Alpharetta, was arrested January 6 in the 100 block of First Street NW and charged with curfew violation and unlawful entry. He appeared in court at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 7.
According to court papers, Georgia and eight other people were arrested around 7: 15 p.m. near the Naval Monument in Peace Circle after an officer with DCMP’s Civil Disturbance Unit had given them three warnings to disperse after a 6 p.m. curfew. The arresting officer said that Capitol Police also were playing a recorded warning, through loudspeaker and on a loop, warning people to disperse or face arrest at the time.
The monument, which is also called the Peace Monument, is on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. It was erected in honor of Union Naval casualties during the Civil War.
Some local news outlets mistakenly reported several Georgians’ previous arrests among those from the December 6 riot. In November, DCMP arrested two Georgia residents for carrying firearms without a permit and possession of large-capacity magazines. Joshua Skillman, 28, of Dallas and Samantha Falk, 33, of Atlanta, were arrested after an earlier pro-Trump rally. While the couple held Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses, they were not licensed to carry in the District of Columbia, a process that requires a separate application.
The riot has implications not only for national security but also for possible threats closer to home. For Clayton County and Georgia leaders’ response to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, see our coverage.