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Former BV resident arrested
after storming the Capitol

From the January 20, 2021 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
  An Americus attorney who lived in Buena Vista as a youth has been arrested and is facing charges stemming from his involvement with the events at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, January 6, in which some of the people at the Stop the Steal Rally/Protest entered the building.
   Before it was over, five people, including a police officer, were dead.
   While the event has widely been described with terms like riot, insurrection, siege, and attempted coup, William McCall Calhoun, Jr., describes it much differently.
   "This was civil disobedience," he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). "Anyone who claims it was anything other than civil disobedience was not there, and they did not see it and they do not know."
   Still, Calhoun was arrested by the FBI and charged with three violations: entering restricted buildings or grounds, violent entry or disorderly conduct, and tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant.
   Prior to January 6, he had

encouraged people to storm Washington, D.C. and peacefully protest while openly carrying weapons. However, in addition to the call to peacefully protest at the Capitol, he had also posted messages such as, "We're going to kill every last communist who stands in Trump's way."
   His presence inside the Capitol Building is ...
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