• Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Brooklyn anti-vaccine protester Mitchell Bosch busted for role in Jan. 6 riot

Brooklyn anti-vaccine protester Mitchell Bosch busted for role in Jan. 6 riot


A Brooklyn anti-vaccine protester who briefly ran for City Council faces federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Mitchell Bosch, 44, who was busted by FBI agents on Wednesday, bragged to a pal that Jan. 6 was a “beautiful day” of “men being men,” according to a court filing by federal prosecutors.

Bosch, a retired military veteran who owns several rental properties, was caught in videos and photographs ramming into a police line at the Capitol with a throng of rioters, screaming “hold the line” after shoving a Capitol Police officer’s riot shield, prosecutors allege.

The officers were trying to push the rioters around the Capitol building and away from the Senate Wing Door. He kept battling police for several minutes, even after being struck by an officer’s baton, the feds allege.

Cell phone records also put Bosch on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6.

Mitchell Bosch, a Brooklyn anti-vaccine protester who briefly ran for City Council, was busted by FBI agents on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 and now faces federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Mitchell Bosch was busted by FBI agents on Feb. 14, 2024 and now faces federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington.

He was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court Wednesday, and his case will be transferred to D.C. on Jan. 27.

Bosch, a Cypress Hills resident who recently moved to Davenport, Fla., was ordered released without bail. He declined comment to reporters outside the courtroom.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo insurrections loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
President Donald Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Four rioters died during the attack after a mob of Trump supporters, egged on by the former president, stormed the Capitol in an attempt to keep Trump in power and prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 election results.

A Capitol Police officer who was pepper-sprayed suffered two strokes the next day that resulted in his death. More than 100 officers were wounded, and four cops who responded to the riot have since died by suicide.

Mitchell Bosch, a Brooklyn anti-vaccine protester who briefly ran for City Council, was busted by FBI agents on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 and now faces federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
Mitchell Bosch shown in a video screenshot during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, feds say.

In a brief August 2021 interview with the FBI, Bosch acknowledged he was at the Capitol, then became agitated and said the agents’ “efforts should be on what’s going on in Afghanistan, and not what happened in D.C.,” the feds allege. He told the agents that there were not enough “men like him around” that will “challenge leadership,” the feds said.

He faces felony charges for assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers, and misdemeanor disorderly or disruptive-conduct related charges.

Bosch made headlines for participating in a series of anti vaccine-mandate protests in 2021, including one where he and a group of demonstrators were busted after storming a Brooklyn Burger King, Mediate.com reported.

In a video posted on the Twitter.com account PatriotTakes, which describes itself as dedicated to “monitoring and exposing right-wing extremism,” Bosch can be seen saying, “I’m going down again, but I’m going down with my freedom fighters, baby. Ain’t nothing more beautiful than being behind bars.”

Bosch also ran in the Republican primary for City Council District 37 in Brooklyn in 2023, though he wasn’t the party’s nominee. Campaign finance records show he raised just $100 — and $50 of that was a donation he made to his own campaign.

So far, more than 1,300 people have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 riot.





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