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Left-Wing activist charged in Capitol riots, video captures him saying ‘…it’s time for a revolution’

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Left-wing activist John Sullivan who participated in the deadly Capitol Hill riots is now the subject of a criminal complaint for his participation in the events and has been arrested, the Justice Department stated. Sullivan had told numerous news outlets after the riots that his participation was merely as a journalist and observer. His own video shows otherwise.

The FBI’s complaint reveals that Sullivan was an agitator in the riots that took the lives of five people, including a Capitol Hill Police officer who was beaten and a retired Air Force Veteran who was shot. This isn’t the first time for Sullivan. According to the affidavit on July 13, 2020, Sullivan “was charged with Rioting and Criminal Mischief by the local law enforcement authorities in Provo, Utah, based on his activities around a June 30, 2020, protest in which a civilian was shot and injured. The case is still pending.”

Sullivan had followed a pro-Trump mob into the Capitol and told Fox News during an interview that he was there to “document” the siege.

Sullivan – who was been arrested by the FBI – was heard riling up protesters in video he provided to the FBI, according to a federal criminal complaint. The FBI first saw the video Sullivan shared on his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.

According to Fox News he remains in custody in Toeele County, in his home state of Utah, on a U.S. Marshals Service hold request.

In the complaint “on or about January 6, 2021, Sullivan knowingly and willfully joined a crowd of individuals who forcibly entered the U.S. Capitol and impeded, disrupted, and disturbed the orderly conduct of business by the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.” The affidavit was signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger, who noted that Sullivan had entered the Capitol, a restricted building, under violent entry or disorderly conduct.

It also noted that the “United States obtained a video of Sullivan, posted on YouTube, in which, while attending a protest in Washington, D.C., Sullivan can be seen telling a crowd, over a microphone, ‘we about to burn this shit down,’ ‘we got to rip Trump out of office . . . fucking pull him out of that shit . . . we ain’t waiting until the next election . . . we about to go get that motherfucker.’ Sullivan then can be seen leading the crowd in a chant of, “it’s time for a revolution.”

According to the complaint Sullivan was interviewed by the FBI on Jan. 7, a day after the riots.

The complaint noted that Sullivan, “participated in a voluntary interview with a Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Washington, D.C. Sullivan identified himself to the agent and provided identifying information, including his date of birth, address, social media identifiers, and phone numbers. In the interview, Sullivan stated that he was in Washington, D.C. to attend and film the “Stop the Steal” March on January 6, 2021. Sullivan claimed to be an activist and journalist that filmed protests and riots, but admitted that he did not have any press credentials.”

During the interview with the FBI Sullivan “admitted that he did not have any press credentials.” He was also “wearing a ballistic vest and gas mask while there. He showed the interviewing agent the ballistic vest. He further stated that he entered the U.S. Capitol with others through a window that had been broken out. Sullivan stated he followed the crowd as the crowd pushed past U.S. Capitol Police and followed the crowd into the U.S. Capitol.”

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Remote Learning Lowered Test Scores in Every State; Minority Students Hit the Worst

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A paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) shows remote learning has had a negative impact on students’ test scores in every state. Not only were students across the country affected, minority students were impacted the most.

According to the publication, remote learning led to declines in test scores for English and math, when compared to scores of students who went to schools with more in-person learning. “Our research shows that test score losses are significantly larger in districts with less in-person learning,” said Emily Oster, professor of economics at Brown University.

“This suggests, yes, that virtual learning was – and is – less effective than in-person learning, at least as measured by school-based testing” added Oster. “Passing rates in math declined by 14.2 percentage points on average; we estimate this decline was 10.1 percentage points smaller for districts fully in-person,” the study found.

The research combined “district-level schooling mode data from the 2020-21 school year,” “district-level test score data from 2015 to 2021” and “demographic data from the NCES,” according to the study.

Data was collected from students in third to eighth grades in 12 states: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Score declines showed variations by state, as well. Virginia “which had the most complete virtual learning time, along with Colorado, saw an almost 32% drop on math test scores in the 2020-21 school year when compared to the 2018-19 school year” reports Tampa Free Press.

Wyoming, however, “which had the most in-person learning, along with Florida, saw just a 2.3% drop in English, the study found.”

“Changes in English Language Arts (ELA) were smaller than math scores overall, but drops in scores were greater in districts with larger black and Hispanic populations and students eligible for free and reduced lunch prices” reports Tampa Free Press.

“Districts that have a larger share of black and Hispanic students and less in-person schooling also saw a greater decline in ELA test scores than those with more in-person schooling. “

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