The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Hackettstown, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Hackettstown, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
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Darien Santos fully expected Madison to make some kind of run eventually after his team held the Dodgers down for three full quarters.The junior guard and his teammates just didn’t expect it be so protracted.A determined Madison defense merged with a Hackettstown offense that lost its way temporarily, and the result was a furious fourth quarter rally by the Dodgers to force overtime.But fourth-seeded Hackettstown regained its composure behind the playmaking of Santos and Divine McNeil and the rebounding and scoring...
Darien Santos fully expected Madison to make some kind of run eventually after his team held the Dodgers down for three full quarters.
The junior guard and his teammates just didn’t expect it be so protracted.
A determined Madison defense merged with a Hackettstown offense that lost its way temporarily, and the result was a furious fourth quarter rally by the Dodgers to force overtime.
But fourth-seeded Hackettstown regained its composure behind the playmaking of Santos and Divine McNeil and the rebounding and scoring of Ethan Almeida to fend off late-charging Madison for a 54-49 overtime victory in the quarterfinals of the North 2, Group 2 tournament Wednesday night in Hackettstown.
Hackettstown (18-7) moves on to play top-seeded Caldwell Friday in the semifinals in West Caldwell.
“I felt a little discomfort at one point,” Santos said about Madison’s extended rally, which took it from a 15-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to a tie score at 44-44 when Daniel Oyediran connected on a breakaway off a pass from Tommaso Maher, off a rebound and pass from Sean Mariani after Hackettstown’s third straight front-end miss of a one-and-one.
“We just had to keep our heads right there, try to stay composed and just play our game. We play defense, and that’s how we got it back,” Santos said.
Indeed. After committing five turnovers and also missing seven of its first eight shots of the fourth quarter, Hackettstown was back to the club that had forged a 28-15 halftime lead and was in front, 36-21, after three periods.
The Tigers forced four turnovers in overtime and led throughout the extra session once Almeida scored on a putback 38 seconds into overtime for a 46-44 lead. The junior guard followed that 40 seconds later with a 3-pointer for a five-point lead.
Santos closed with a game-high 22 points, 16 of which came in the first half, and Almeida struck for seven of his 17 in the overtime period. He also produced a team-high 11 rebounds and added a block.
Fifth-seeded Madison (17-11) got 20 points apiece from seniors Drew Stack and Oyediran as well as a gutty-as-all-heck effort from Mariani, a junior guard who had five points, six rebounds, two blocks and stepped in to draw four player-control fouls. There was no task too tall for the 5-11 Mariani, fittingly adorned in a plastic faceguard from a previous injury.
But as hardy as Madison’s comeback was, Hackettstown probably could have avoided such drama if it had just been a little more patient with the ball in that fourth quarter. It was for the first three.
“I don’t think we settled for good shots. We kind of rushed stuff at times for some reason. The points were in our favor, but the kids got a little anxious,” head coach Mike McDonagh said.
“But we got back to playing good basketball again in overtime, and that was a great job by the kids,” he said. “They talked to each other and knew exactly what they were supposed to do. They followed the blueprint; I’m proud of them.”
Santos ventured a bit from his own playmaking blueprint in the second quarter to help his Tigers make some substantial separation with his perimeter shooting. He drained three consecutive 3-pointers in the first 2:12 of that quarter to stretch the lead to 20-8. Following a 3-pointer by Stack to cut Madison’s deficit to nine, Santos fueled a 6-0 spurt with two free throws and a pull-up jumper in the lane.
“I just tried to put us in a position where we could go up and then just play defense. I saw an opening and I took it,” he said. “Usually I want to kick, but I felt like I could make those shots in those situations.”
That’s more than fine with McDonagh.
“He’s been our leader all season. We only go as far as he will take us,” he said of Santos, who averages 14.9 points a game. “We feed off of him. He makes us all better and he’s a great teammate.”
The same can be said for Stack, who closed out his stellar career with 1,092 points. The 6-2 guard, committed to Portland University, had 10 rebounds, four assists and a steal to go with his 20 points. Oyediran pumped in 11 points and Stack had seven in that fourth-quarter rally.
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After being sidelined because of COVID-19 for two years, the parade is expected to make a comeback on March 13. HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — An annual tradition is planning a return after COVID-19 caused cancellations of Hackettstown's annual St. Patrick's Day parade in 2020 and 2021, according to the Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID).The lucky number for the parade is 13, with the ...
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — An annual tradition is planning a return after COVID-19 caused cancellations of Hackettstown's annual St. Patrick's Day parade in 2020 and 2021, according to the Hackettstown Business Improvement District (BID).
The lucky number for the parade is 13, with the 13th yearly parade planned for March 13 at 3:30 p.m., the BID announced on its website.
About 14,000 people normally attend the parade each year, the BID stated.
The parade Grand Marshal is planned to be Joseph "Joe" Barnes, with Irish dance groups, bands, bagpipers, drums and other groups expected to march in the parade. Centenary University and Hackettstown High School groups, area fire departments and rescue squads, the Hackettstown Community Band and Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers are planning to participate, the BID stated.
During the parade, a special pet costume contest is planned at 3:30 p.m. at Czig Meister Brewing Company on 106 Valentine St. Pets are expected to be able to walk in the parade after the judging at Czig Meister.
Other happenings leading up to the parade:
Hackettstown St. Patrick's BID Bar and Brew Crawl on Thursday from 6 p.m. to close. Tickets are $25 each and plan to benefit the parade committee. Participating establishments include Marley's Gotham Grill, Bea McNally's, Man Skirt Brewing and Czig Meister Brewing Company. Find out more details here.
Grand Marshal Reception on March 10 at 6 p.m. at David's Country Inn on 314 Main St. The dinner is $55 per person for $500 for a table of 10. Click here for more information about the reception.
Limited edition Hackettstown New Jersey and Ireland t-shirts are available to order through Friday. Find out how to order one here.
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When the news broke at the World Happiness Summit in Miami, Fla., the crowd cheered, the boldface names gave glad speeches, and future students started filling out their applications.Tal Ben-Shahar, a co-founder of the online ...
When the news broke at the World Happiness Summit in Miami, Fla., the crowd cheered, the boldface names gave glad speeches, and future students started filling out their applications.
Tal Ben-Shahar, a co-founder of the online Happiness Studies Academy, had found his happy place: a small liberal arts university in Hackettstown, NJ.
Centenary University, with 1,100 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students, would be the home of the world’s first master’s program in Happiness Studies. In the 12 days since the announcement, 86 people have applied for the 18-month, $17,700 program.
Happiness Studies extend beyond the field of positive psychology, the discipline focusing on human flourishing. The predominantly on-line curriculum will incorporate psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, economics, theology, literature, music, and other disciplines and explore spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional well-being.
Students will examine techniques including meditation, goal setting, yoga, physical exercise, breathwork, different forms of journaling, according to the master’s program brochure. The coursework is intended less for recent college graduates than for mid-career business leaders, counselors, human resources specialists, and others who could apply such concepts to their work.
Ben-Shahar, who taught a course on positive psychology at Harvard that attracted more than 800 students in 2006, said he fell in love the second he arrived at Centenary. While Columbia University, where he recently taught, Harvard, and the University of Miami had been logical options as a home for a master’s program, he had been looking for a flexible, nimble partner, a description that has fit Centenary throughout its history, he said.
The institution opened in 1867 as a co-ed prep school, then became a girls’ prep school, a women’s junior college, a women’s four-year college, a co-ed four-year college, and, in 2016, a university.
“Centenary has tried to adapt and adjust and meet the needs of students and the community,” said Bruce Murphy, the university’s president. After a downward enrollment trend from 2014 to 2020, the school welcomed the chance for a new program that could attract so many applicants so quickly. The hope is for 100 students to begin the program in October.
“We see that as strengthening the brand, helping us get our name out there,” Murphy said. While he admitted he was “a little skeptical at first,” he said he became convinced that the Master’s of Happiness Studies would be a practical degree.
Keith Morgen, associate professor of counseling at Centenary, has worked on the curriculum, which the Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved.
“It’s the right program at the right time,” he said, noting how the pandemic has created a marked emphasis on well-being and quality of life in every discipline. “There’s going to be a need for people who have the scholarly training to be able to think about and discuss and work on issues relevant to the human experience.”
It might be difficult to imagine seminars about joy, attended by graduate students who are not known for their euphoria, faced with low pay, high levels of competition, and difficulty finding work after school. Research warned of a mental health crisis among graduate students before the pandemic, and their levels of depression and anxiety soared in its midst.
Ben-Shahar said he wished he could remove academic pressure from the program. “If I had it my way, there would be no grades,” he said. “The ideal university is where all are intrinsically motivated. But to get accreditation, we need to grade.”
So while there will be some struggle for those who enroll, it will help them understand their topic better.
“One of the first lessons we teach is that a happy life is not devoid of pain, suffering, disappointment, and struggles,” Ben-Shahar said. “On the contrary, the first step towards happiness is allowing in unhappiness.”
Particularly now, amid pandemic, a war, a warming climate, and less than cordial political discourse, human well-being deserves careful study.
“It’s not just important when things are going well,” he said. “It helps us become more resilient, and it provides us with tools to deal with normal vicissitudes as well as challenges.”
He is optimistic that graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills in their own lives and the lives of their families, organizations, students, patients, and clients.
“Everything they learn will have practical value,” he said.
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(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary are partnering together to present Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm. This performance is a fundraiser event for the Hackettstown Rotary Club and will take place in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.Tickets for Yellow Brick Road...
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company and the Hackettstown Rotary are partnering together to present Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm. This performance is a fundraiser event for the Hackettstown Rotary Club and will take place in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
Tickets for Yellow Brick Road: A Tribute to Elton John are $35.00 for Orchestra seating and $30.00 for Balcony seating. Ticket prices increase $5.00 the day of the performances. This event will also be live streamed, and links are available for $10.00 each. For more information, go to centenarystageco.org or call Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.
This is more than a tribute - from the costumes, to climbing on the top of the grand piano just like the man himself, this is a recreation of Elton John.
A trained jazz pianist, Gerald Brann, has been a lifelong Elton John fan. Brann and his five-piece band evoke audience participation throughout the entire show - whether singing along to "Rocket Man" and "Your Song", swaying to "Candle in the Wind", or hopping and bopping to "Crocodile Rock."
With a nod from the man himself, Gerald Brann was granted permission to use Elton John's own orchestral scores to perform with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Brann and Yellow Brick Road have been endorsed by Hercules, the International Elton John Fan Club, and have played extensively throughout the world.
This event is a fundraiser for the Hackettstown Rotary Club. The Hackettstown Rotary is a group of professionals with a dedicated focus on making positive changes to the community. Throughout the year the Hackettstown Rotary holds different fundraisers to help give back to the community and make a difference. The proceeds from this event will go towards the Hackettstown Rotary Club’s ability to fund their community projects throughout the year.
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Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey. For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.
The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 8:00pmState Theatre New Jersey15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901category: musicClick here for full description Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 7:30pmShakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940category: theatreClick here for full description Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 7:30pmSouth Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079category: musicClick here for full description Thursday, June 23, 2022 @ 7:30pmMayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960category: musicClick here for full description Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 8:00pmShakespeare Theatre Of NJ - F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940category: theatreClick here for full description Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 8:00pmRoy's Hall30 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825category: musicClick here for full description Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 8:00pmMcCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater)91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540category: musicClick here for full description
Roberto Minuta, 37, formerly of Hackettstown, was named in Wednesday's indictment against Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers' leader and founder.HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — A former New Jersey Oath Keepers member, Roberto Minuta, formerly of Hackettstown, faces new charges in connection with his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, authorities said.The new charges came following the arrest and indictment announced Thursday of the leader and founder of the Oath Keepers, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III.The ...
HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — A former New Jersey Oath Keepers member, Roberto Minuta, formerly of Hackettstown, faces new charges in connection with his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, authorities said.
The new charges came following the arrest and indictment announced Thursday of the leader and founder of the Oath Keepers, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III.
The indictment against Rhodes, 56, of Granbury, Texas, includes new seditious conspiracy charges against 11 people including Minuta, 37. The Department of Justice said Minuta now lives in Prosper, Texas, and was one of Rhodes' co-conspirators in the group. Minuta was with the "second stack" — or "Stack Two" — of people who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Minuta was previously arrested on March 8, 2021, and charged in a third superseding indictment on March 31, 2021, a fourth on May 26, 2021, and a fifth on Aug. 4, 2021, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. His U.S. Department of Justice online case file states he was released "on personal recognizance," with previous charges of conspiracy, obstructing of an official proceeding, aiding and abetting and restricted building or ground.
In the list of co-conspirators, Minuta is described in the newest indictment, filed Wednesday, as having been a "resident of Hackettstown, New Jersey, who coordinated directly with Rhodes and assisted [Joshua] James in leading Stack Two on Jan. 6, 2021."
The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that a status conference in Minuta's case was held on Aug. 10, with jury trials coming up on Jan. 31 and April 19.
Minuta, a tattoo artist who had a business in Newburgh, New York, has previously been reported by Patch as a lifetime member of the Oath Keepers group and who was bodyguard to former President Donald Trump's adviser, Roger Stone, on Jan. 6.
On that day, the Rhodes indictment states, Minuta entered the Capitol grounds as part of Stack Two and then marched from the "west side to the east side of the Capitol building and up the east stairs" with fellow Oath Keepers Joshua James and Brian Ulrich.
At about 3:15 p.m., the trio entered the building's Rotunda doors, which the first stack — or "Stack One" — of Oath Keepers had previously entered about 2:38 p.m. Stack One — which included "Kelly Meggs, Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, Joseph Hackett, David Moerschel and other Oath Keeper members and affiliates" — disarmed and assaulted officers with "pepper spray, flagpoles and numerous improvised weapons and projectiles" before splitting up, the indictment states. Half then reportedly headed "toward the House of Representatives in search of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi," the indictment states.
Minuta and James "started shouting at officers to 'get out' of 'my Capitol,' with officers deploying chemical spray in attempts "to stop James, Minuta and others from progressing into the Rotunda," while James "violently pulled at and pushed his way past officers," according to the indictment.
According to the newest indictment and previous ones against Minuta, the group started making plans around the November 2020 election to "stop, delay and hinder the Certification of the Electoral College vote" on Jan. 6 and were training in "paramilitary combat tactics." As part of it, the indictments state, Minuta and the others started communicating in a signal group to discuss a "DC OP" for Jan. 6, then he checked into a Hilton hotel in Virginia the night before the riot and reserved another three rooms at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
On Jan. 6, Minuta was photographed equipped with battle gear, an earpiece and bear spray, while making phone calls and riding with others in golf carts during the chaos that afternoon, the indictments also read.
Minuta has also been accused of being one of three to abandon the golf cart around 2:30 p.m. on the day of the riots, then head to the Capitol on foot. When they arrived there, they were said to have "aggressively berated and taunted law enforcement officers in riot gear guarding the perimeter of the Capitol building, near the east side of the building," before entering with Stack Two at 3:15 p.m., the indictment states.
Minuta was caught on camera yelling to "Get these cops out," followed with some profanity-laced statements, one of the indictments also reads.
In previous indictments, Minuta, along with 15 others, were charged with obstruction of an official proceeding; aiding and abetting; and entering a restricted building and grounds — while both current Vice President Mike Pence and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were apparently also on the grounds of the Capitol.
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