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Thu Jul 22, 2021, 01:06 AM

Judge forces US Capitol rioter to unlock laptop seized by FBI

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/07/21/politics/capitol-rioter-unlock-laptop/index.html

CNN)A federal judge forced a US Capitol rioter to unlock his laptop Wednesday after prosecutors argued that it likely contained footage of the January 6 insurrection from his helmet-worn camera.

The judge granted the Justice Department's request to place Capitol riot defendant Guy Reffitt in front of his laptop so they could use facial recognition to unlock the device. The maneuver happened after the hearing ended and Reffitt's lawyer confirmed to CNN that the laptop was unlocked.



Investigators seized the laptop and other devices earlier this year pursuant to a search warrant.

Reffitt has been in jail since his arrest in January. His case received national attention after his son spoke publicly about how Reffitt had threatened to kill family members if they turned him into the FBI. The case became an example of how former President Donald Trump's lies tore some families apart -- Reffitt's son and daughter testified against him in court or before the grand jury.

Short article. Nothing more at link. I have to wonder if daddy dearest regrets using facial recognition as a securoty measure?

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 02:49 AM

1. Good.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 06:41 AM

2. I'd Guess There's More On That Computer

beyond the riot footage that will get Mr. Reffitt in more trouble.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 03:43 PM

3. Please post the follow-up if you see anymore on this.

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