The Cops were Attacked by a Chicago Man – He Used Metal Railing to Ram Doors of the U.S Capitol in January 6 Riot
According to court documents, a guy from Chicago who went by the online moniker Railmixer during the January 6 riot has been charged with attacking police officers and other violence for his role in reportedly using a metal railing to batter the doors of the U.S. Capitol.
In a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., 61-year-old James “Mac” McNamara is accused of assaulting a federal law enforcement officer, destroying government property, and causing civil disorder. The highest possible prison sentence for the most severe offenses is ten years.
McNamara, the owner of a Chicago water heater installation company, appeared at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse on Wednesday, where U.S. Magistrate Judge Sunil Harjani ordered his release on a $10,000 bond. This coming Monday, via Zoom, he will have his first appearance in a Washington, DC, courtroom.
McNamara’s lawyer, Thomas Breen, refused to comment on the charges but did say his client has a history of charity work, such as helping the Sisters of Mercy build homes for the poor and fixing boilers at homeless shelters.
The Sisters of Mercy have had “steadfast support” since “he met Mother Teresa several decades ago,” Breen stated on Thursday. As of McNamara’s arrest, at least 35 Illinois residents had been charged in connection with the Capitol break-in, an ongoing investigation that prosecutors have called the most significant criminal case in American history.
More than 950 people have been arrested on charges related to the break-in at the United States Capitol
According to the United States Department of Justice, more than 950 people have been arrested on charges related to the break-in at the United States Capitol. The Naperville woman who followed the mob into a senator’s private office and watched as they rummaged through his belongings was sentenced to a year and a half of probation on Wednesday in Washington, hours before McNamara appeared in court.
The complaint alleges that McNamara was a member of the violent mob that clashed with police outside the Capitol’s north doors on January 6, 2021, while Congress was meeting to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The complaint describes McNamara, wearing a black baseball cap over a red, white, and blue “do-rag,” as “lunging forward, swinging his arms in the presence of law enforcement officers” before picking up a railing and repeatedly ramming it through the door. A metal bicycle rack is described as the railing later in the complaint.
Law enforcement “sprayed him with pepper spray”
Law enforcement “sprayed him with pepper spray” after he “left and returned to continue attempting to enter the building,” the complaint read. According to the accusations, photos of McNamara’s actions went viral on the internet, earning him the nickname “Railmixer,” and were later posted on the FBI’s public website soliciting information on the January 6 rioters.
According to the complaint, McNamara’s attorney reached out to FBI agents in June, after agents had already interviewed several of McNamara’s associates, saying that his client wanted to talk. According to the complaint, an agent interviewed McNamara at his lawyer’s Chicago office on July 1 and found a “highly suspicious” likeness between McNamara and the images from the January 6 attack.
According to the complaint, the agent also compared the video with photos of McNamara found on Yelp.com reviews of his company, Fastplumbing247, which specializes in installing and repairing water heaters.
As shown in public records, McNamara runs his company out of his home in the 3600 block of South Hermitage Avenue in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.