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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:37 PM

Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot

Source: Associated Press

Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week.

An FBI complaint, citing screenshots from the video, asked that a warrant be issued charging Keller with knowingly entering a restricted building to impede an official government function, disorderly conduct, and obstructing law officers during the frightening ordeal.

It wasn’t clear if he had been taken into custody.

Thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 while lawmakers met to formalize the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

The 38-year-old Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He captured two golds and a silver as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay, as well as a pair of individual bronzes in the 400 free.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-joe-biden-donald-trump-klete-keller-2020-tokyo-olympics-a1845b8b2490d3642689fa877b1639d6

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Reply Olympian Keller charged with taking part in US Capitol riot (Original post)
Zorro Jan 13 OP
Arne Jan 13 #1
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #4
SoCalNative Jan 13 #2
DinahMoeHum Jan 13 #6
littlemissmartypants Jan 13 #3
Evolve Dammit Jan 13 #5
enid602 Jan 13 #7
RVN VET71 Jan 13 #8
Demovictory9 Jan 14 #10
enid602 Jan 15 #19
turbinetree Jan 13 #9
texasfiddler Jan 14 #11
Aristus Jan 14 #14
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 14 #15
Aristus Jan 14 #16
ForgoTheConsequence Jan 14 #17
Aristus Jan 14 #18
FakeNoose Jan 15 #20
lagomorph777 Jan 14 #12
FSogol Jan 14 #13

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:43 PM

1. Will they put a Mug Shot on the Wheaties box?

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Response to Arne (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:22 PM

4. priceless!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:52 PM

2. Will they strip his medals?

Here's hoping

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:39 PM

6. No. Only the International Olympic Committee has authority. . .

. . .to strip an athlete of a medal; and the only reason they'll do that is if the athlete cheated, ie. test positive for performer-enhancing drugs.

Other than that, there is no legal basis whatsoever to take Keller's medals away from him.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 06:55 PM

3. Three felonies, I read in another article. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:23 PM

5. Seriously, was this just a "we won't take it anymore" moment for the stoopid?? nt

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 07:58 PM

7. issues

Buzzfeed wrote that he lost his job and wife in 2018, and became homeless for a while. Looks like he might have had some issues.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:27 PM

8. Nothing exculpatory though.

I mean, this poor slob may get a little leniency in his sentencing for being a broken, shattered human being, but he is still a felon and will do some serious time behind bars.

Lots of people down on their luck and deprived of income and past glory do not try to overthrow the government, after all.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 04:50 AM

10. more

After his swimming career, Keller worked a series of jobs in sales.[14] In February 2013 he began working at the Memphis, Tennessee office of Cantor Fitzgerald as a debt trader.[15] He would, in 2018, reflect on his career in sales and debt trading in an interview that, "Swimmer had been my identity for most of my life, and then I quickly transitioned to other roles and never gave myself time to get comfortable with them. I really struggled with things. I didn't enjoy my work, and that unhappiness and lack of identity started creeping into my marriage."[14] In an interview years later for a podcast by the Olympic Channel, Keller commented on his performance as an employee at this time, saying that he had set high expectations for himself, but had been "entitled" in the workplace, as well as a bad employee.[16]

In 2018,Keller revealed that in January 2014,after going through both a divorce and becoming unemployed,he had become homeless and was living out of his car for roughly ten months.[5][14][16][17] He also said that, for four years, he lacked visitation rights with his children.[5] In an interview he conducted in the spring of 2014, he stated that he was no longer certain of the whereabouts of three of his Olympic medals.[18] In the same 2014 interview, Keller also said that he had failed to find similar successes in his endeavors after retiring from swimming. He said that he made the mistake of not having the foresight to plan for his post-swimming career, and felt somewhat "bitter" both towards himself and his sport.[18] In 2018, Keller credited his sister Kalyn with having assisted him with what he saw as a personal comeback from his low-point of homelessness, saying that she had taken him in.[5] He said that during what he regarded as his personal comeback, he made a living by teaching swimming lessons and operating swim clinics.[5]

Since 2018, Keller has resided in Colorado Springs.[17][19] Here, Keller began a career in Colorado Springs as a real estate broker, being employed as an independent contractor with the real estate firm Hoff & Leigh.[5][20][21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klete_Keller

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 07:20 PM

19. Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is also an ultra conservative area.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 11:16 PM

9. So he was basically at the scene of treason , a murder being committed ................

lock his ass up..................

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 05:46 AM

11. He moved to Colorado Springs. Right-wingers love that area for some reason.

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:46 AM

14. Low, or even non-existent municiple taxes.

I hear the roads are potholed and crumbling, and the streetlights don't work. But hey, if one doesn't have to pay taxes, I guess they're willing to live with these consequences...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:47 AM

15. None of that is true.

And the surrounding area is actually quite liberal.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:48 AM

16. I know.

I visited both Boulder, one of the most liberal cities in Colorado, and Colorado Springs, one of the most conservative, in a single day.

I liked Boulder much better...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:21 AM

17. I like Boulder but it's too expensive.

Right outside of Colorado Springs in Manitou Springs which is an artist community. It's a little touristy now but a wonderful town full of hippies and artists.


Liberal Manitou Springs lives a trickle-down life under Trump

https://gazette.com/news/liberal-manitou-springs-lives-a-trickle-down-life-under-trump/article_6c725264-326f-11ea-bcf4-abe8077ba8f1.html

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:23 AM

18. As a fan of Stephen King's novel "The Stand",

I tried to imagine where a lot of the events set in Boulder would actually take place. It was a bit of a surreal experience being there after so many decades of just imagining it while reading the book.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 07:37 PM

20. Don't forget "The Shining" another great one by Stephen King

It takes place at the Overlook Hotel, outside of Estes Park, CO. Actually not too far from Boulder, maybe about an hour's drive.

Between the two books, I much prefer "The Shining," however I was disappointed in the movie.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:34 AM

12. This will sink him for sure.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:40 AM

13. I guess he went off the deep end.

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