Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are in trouble again as over two dozen members are facing
lawsuits from District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine. It is part of
the ongoing efforts to recover the millions spent to defend the Capitol from
the attack on January 6. The lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday, accuses 31 members
of these extremist groups of coordinating acts of domestic terrorism and
conspiring to terrorize the district.

wants the court to hold them liable for the millions spent by the city in
dispatching officials, and the massive expense in treating injured officers as
well as paying for medical leave in the months following the attack. Notably, over
140 officers were injured during the attack and three lost their lives.

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lawsuit details how the way Proud Boys and Oath Keepers devised the plan of attack.
It accuses them of recruiting members to travel to the Capitol to launch the
attack, apart from training them and providing gear.

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is not even the first lawsuit the extremist groups are facing. Numerous
Congress members have also sued the leaders of these organizations, apart from
former President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, who used to be his attorney.
The two have been accused of conspiring to incite the attack. Seven police
officers, who were at the Capitol, have also filed similar suits.

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the Justice Department has charged several of the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys,
and lawyers have been building these cases for months. They have revealed details
of how the group met and allegedly stashed their weapons at an inn, as part of
their quick reaction troops. They also communicated during this insurgent
movement, as the suit highlights. The court filings indicate the military formation
adopted by the Oath Keepers, to cut through the crowd and reach the Capitol.

events of the day have cast a shadow on people’s faith in the American
government. Now, the administration is taking strict measures, through steps
like these, to restore the faith.