Military Veterans Overrepresented In Those Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

January 21, 2021 ☼ jan6

Source: NPR - Link

NPR compiled a list of individuals facing federal or District of Columbia charges in connection with the events of Jan. 6. Of more than 140 charged so far, a review of military records, social media accounts, court documents and news reports indicate at least 27 of those charged, or nearly 20%, have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. To put that number in perspective, only about 7% of all American adults are military veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

This is frightening but not unexpected.