Jan 12, 2021
Son of Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge arrested for role in Capitol riot
Brooklynite Aaron Mostofsky was pictured at Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol wearing fur pelts and brandishing stolen police gear
The son of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, Brooklyn’s own Aaron Mostofsky, who participated in Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol with stolen police gear while wearing fur pelts and the expression of a fool in over his head, has been arrested.
Mostofsky featured prominently in several photos that circulated during and after the violent domestic terrorist event triggered by a sitting president’s incitement to riot with the goal of disrupting the certification of a free and fair election.
“We were cheated,” he said in one video shot inside the Capitol last week, while providing no evidence. “I don’t think 75 million people voted for Trump. I think it was close to 85 million.”
Mostofsky was reportedly arrested early Tuesday at his brother’s house in Brooklyn by federal agents on multiple charges, including theft of government property for allegedly stealing a police riot shield and bulletproof vest, according to the New York Post.
Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, the would-be insurrectionist’s father, is a prominent jurist and well-known figure in the Orthodox Jewish community. And yet, Mostofsky cast his lot with rioters who were pictured wearing clothing emblazoned with violently anti-Semitic slogans, like “Camp Auschwitz” (available until recently on Etsy!) and “6MWE,” which stands for “six million wasn’t enough.”
He was not wearing a mask.
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