Evan Neumann, of Mill Valley of all places, is on the FBI's Most Wanted list for Civil Disorder; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers; Influencing, Impeding, or Retaliating Against a Federal Official; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings...
The FBI warns that Neumann "should be considered armed and dangerous." He was indicted a month after the insurrection, on Dec. 10, 2021, in DC on a total of 14 counts. "He fled from the United States on February 16, 2021, and is currently believed to be in Belarus. Neumann was initially charged in a criminal complaint filed on March 23, 2021. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Neumann in the United States District Court, District of Columbia, on December 10, 2021. It is alleged that Neumann participated in numerous violent acts against multiple law enforcement officers performing their legal duties of protecting the U.S Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. Neumann allegedly fought with U.S. Capitol Police and Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department officers both inside and outside the U.S. Capitol. During these physical altercations, Neumann not only used his hands and fists to strike the officers, he also allegedly used a metal barricade as a battering ram against the officers. Neumann also appears to have remained on restricted grounds late into the day and evening, continuing to resist repeated orders by law enforcement to leave the restricted grounds."
So where does the "good news" come in? The Belarus dictator, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has granted Neumann political asylum. Hopefully, that will encourage other traitors to consider moving there as well-- thousands if we're lucky. This morning, the NY Times reported that "After crossing into Belarus near the southwestern city of Pinsk last August, Neumann, 49, formally applied for asylum, according to state media. Belarusian authorities confirmed Tuesday that the request had been granted... Neumann said he was grateful, but called the experience 'bittersweet, like eating cranberries.' But, he added, 'I feel safe in Belarus, especially compared to my compatriots in America.'"
In documents filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, prosecutors said that body camera footage from police officers showed Neumann verbally abusing police officers.
“I’m willing to die, are you?” he apparently said to one officer. He also used his hands and fists to strike a police officer through a metal barricade before using the barricade as a battering ram aimed at officers, the documents said. And he resisted orders to leave the Capitol steps, the complaint said, and used expletives to refer to police officers.
Neumann has denied striking officers, or committing any crimes, and has said in interviews with Belarusian state media that he traveled to Europe last February on a business trip, passing through several European countries before settling in Ukraine, a country he had previously visited, for four months.
But he felt that the Ukrainian authorities were tracking him, he said, and decided to go to Belarus, which he described as “against the West.”
He told Belarus TV that he "feels safe" and I encourage everyone who participated in the coup, from Mark Meadows, Roger Stone, Marjorie Traitor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Scott Perry, Madison Cawthorn and Mo Brooks right down to the thugs, like Neumann, who broke into the Capitol, to move to Belarus, the kind of fascist country the MAGA movement has been trying to create here. (And give Paul Manafort a one-day extension on his passport so he can go there too!)