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Connor Sheets

Investigative reporter @aldotcom / The Birmingham News

Birmingham, AL

Joined on 24 June, 2009

http://connorsheets.com

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Replying to @charlesornstein: Great to see ⁦@ConnorASheets⁩ story on the radicalization of Kevin Greeson on the front page of Birmingham News ⁦@aldo

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Great to see ⁦@ConnorASheets⁩ story on the radicalization of Kevin Greeson on the front page of Birmingham News ⁦@aldotcom⁩. Read it:

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Replying to @charlesornstein: NEW: @propublica has just launched one of the most ambitious projects we have ever undertaken: What Parler Saw During…

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NEW: @propublica has just launched one of the most ambitious projects we have ever undertaken: What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol Scroll through more than 500 videos organized by time and location.

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Quoted @MargoGray48

According to our viewer Justin Brown, this is the line for ammo outside of Academy right now. It has clearly become the new toilet paper.

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Replying to @jonswaine: Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted https://t.co/bhO…

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Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted

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Quoted @AmyArgetsinger

Mike Miller might be the most vivid, fascinating and powerful politician who never went national. Too many great anecdotes in this @paulschwartzman obit, but I will thread a few here. . .

Sad news about Mike Miller, a giant in Maryland politics for basically my entire life. Had the occasion to interview and chat with him a few times when I was a student at UMD covering the statehouse for @CNSmd and he was always generous, funny and smart. RIP.

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Replying to @GinaAHarkins: 43 National Guard Troops in DC for Inauguration Test Positive for COVID-19

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43 National Guard Troops in DC for Inauguration Test Positive for COVID-19

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Replying to @WarOnDumb: At this point, we should be able to buy N-95 masks in every gas station.

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Replying to @jackgillum: NEW: Video we found from Parler archives shows a fresh look at the Capitol break-in, including the confrontation with Eugen…

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Replying to @alinaselyukh: BREAKING: Some 6,000 workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., will begin voting on Feb. 8 on a groundbreaking pos…

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At this point, we should be able to buy N-95 masks in every gas station.

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Several minutes after he died, the first rioters breached the Capitol. Thanks for reading. END 16/16

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The rally turned into an insurrectionist riot and Greeson, who had high blood pressure, had a heart attack & died outside the Capitol. He was on the phone with his wife when he went into cardiac arrest. He did not tase himself to death, despite viral rumors claiming he did. 15/16

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Greeson's wife, Kristi, said she believes he did not have violent intentions and only traveled to D.C. to show his support for Trump. 14/16

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On Jan. 5, he drove to Washington, D.C., where he did some sightseeing and spent the night at a friend's house in Virginia. The next day, he joined the "stop the steal" rally on the National Mall. 13/16

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Brown, the Athen State professor, said it didn’t surprise him to learn that Greeson’s views intensified as he turned to increasingly fringe media. 12/16

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In November, Greeson posted this photo of himself on Parler w/ this caption: "I wish these motherfuckers would come to my hood!" 11/16

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Greeson came to believe the false narrative that the election had been stolen from Trump. He made a series of posts on Parler calling for violent insurrection, expressing support for the Proud Boys, saying "Obama should be put to death" & hoping Pelosi would die of COVID. 10/16

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Meanwhile, Greeson's media habits evolved. He stopped watching CNN and reading AL. com and began watching Fox News. His views became more right-wing over time and after the November election, he stopped using Facebook and watching Fox, instead turning to Parler and Newsmax. 9/16

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Jess Brown, professor emeritus of government and public affairs at Athens State University in Athens - the north Alabama town of 25,000 where Greeson lived - said many people share a “frustration” with the way the economy has declined in the region. 8/16

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Voting statistics show that there has indeed been a noteworthy rightward shift in north Alabama over the past two decades. 7/16

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BREAKING: Some 6,000 workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., will begin voting on Feb. 8 on a groundbreaking possibility: whether to form the first union in the company's U.S. history.

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NEW: Video we found from Parler archives shows a fresh look at the Capitol break-in, including the confrontation with Eugene Goodman, the officer credited for steering a mob away from lawmakers. My latest:

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