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Ryan Knappenberger

Ryan Knappenberger

Ryan Knappenberger covers the D.C. Federal Courts for Courthouse News Service. He recently graduated with his Master's from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He has worked in Washington D.C. covering immigration and indigenous issues for Cronkite News, and in Arizona covering arts and culture.

Latest Articles by Ryan Knappenberger

Oath Keepers who led Jan. 6 breach sentenced to prison

A federal judge ordered 8 1/2 and 4 years, respectively, for two far-right extremists who took on Capitol security in a military-stack formation.

Oath Keepers leader sentenced to 18 years in prison for mounting insurrection

Stewart Rhodes didn’t make it into the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, but received the longest sentence to date of any rioter there.

Veteran who drove to Capitol riot with AR-15 ordered to prison

Among the 11% of rioters with a military or law enforcement background, Joshua Lollar won a Purple Heart for his service in the Iraq War.