FBI officials have erected several billboards throughout the United States seeking information about anyone at large who helped breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
According to witnesses, FBI officials have placed many of these billboards along the nation’s interstates. The billboards ask for tips and inform people that they may submit information about suspects through either a website or a toll-free telephone number.
FBI Atlanta spokesman Kevin Rowson declined the The Star News’ request for comment Thursday and instead referred us to the bureau’s National Press Office in Washington, D.C. No one at the FBI’s National Press Office returned a request for comment before Thursday’s stated deadline.
FBI officials created a website that they tailored specifically to address the January 6 incident.
But, in public posts, some people on Facebook said the FBI is guilty of enforcing the law selectively.
Margi Clark, who did not list her town or city of residence, said the following:
“Nothing says ‘peaceful transition of power’ like barbed wire, barricades and 25,000 troop standing by. . . .Political Washington puts inordinate taxpayer assets on the line when it is, itself, being protested. There are FBI billboards across the country, at who knows what cost, asking for information about those who went into the Capitol Building on Jan. 6,” Clark wrote.
“I do not remember our politicians sending in National Guard troops or spending millions on billboards when American cities, government buildings and people’s businesses were burning all across America last year. But when there is the slightest threat to them, there is no limit to the amount of your money they will not spend to protect themselves.”
Other Facebook members, including James Perry, who also did not list his town or city of residence, expressed similar sentiments.
FBI officials said they are currently offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of anyone responsible for placing pipe bombs in Washington, D.C. on January 5.
Attorneys with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, meanwhile, have listed all of the defendants they have thus far charged with committing crimes at the U.S. Capitol.
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