Five weeks later, the DOJ decided to take over his case and charge John under federal law, as part of their massively unprecedented January 6 investigation. They arrested John by hunting him down during his 5 AM outdoor exercise routine that he did every morning with his wife, throwing him down on the pavement. (This was after I offered simple self-surrender to feds, offering to turn him in civilly to save the government resources and risk. My request was declined.)
And this time, the charges were different. All of a sudden, John was accused of felonious conduct: stealing two police shields, “assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers,” and “civil disorder,” in addition to the typical four misdemeanor charges the United States has levied against all of the January 6 Capitol incident defendants.