What would William Penn think? 🙂
According to Philadelphia Magazine, more Pennsylvanians have been arrested for participating in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th than the residents of any other state. Bucks County leads the way. Here is a taste of Victor Fiorillos’ reporting:
A review of court documents, news reports and data relating to the January 6th riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., reveals that the Department of Justice has charged 26 Pennsylvanians with a variety of offenses stemming from the insurrection. Those arrests account for about a 10th of the 266 arrests recorded nationwide as of Sunday, February 28th.
While Pennsylvania leads the way in this unfortunate ranking, Texas and Florida aren’t far behind, with 23 residents arrested each. New York is next, with 20, followed by California and Virginia, each with 15. Then there’s Ohio with 13 and Kentucky with 11. The tally for capital-adjacent Maryland is nine residents. That’s the same number as New Jersey, the residence of alleged rioter Stephanie Hazelton, a.k.a. Ayla Wolf.
Looking at arrests by Pennsylvania county, they’re pretty spread out across the state. But Bucks County, with four residents arrested, actually leads the way not just statewide, but nationwide in the category of arrests by county, tied with Ohio’s Franklin County and Los Angeles County.
Read the entire piece here. Of course Pennsylvania has a long history of violent insurrections. The Conestoga Massacre, Whiskey Rebellion, Fries Rebellion, the Reading Railroad Massacre, and the Homestead Strike come immediately to mind.
Penn’s Woods was not always so peaceful.