Time magazine recently sent a reporter to Arab to interview locals for a story on Joshua James, the Arab resident accused in the Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol.
The 4,200 word story is dated July 9, and was written by W.J. Hennigan in Washington, D.C., and Vera Bergengruen, who was in Arab for the story.
The story begins with the morning on March 9 when FBI agents raided James’ residence and arrested him for his alleged involvement in the insurrection.
“The crackle of handheld radios broke the morning stillness. Sound carries in the country, and on the rural outskirts of Arab, Ala., curious neighbors stepped onto their porches, craning their necks to see what was going on,” the story begins. “Some thought the police had found an escaped inmate who had been a leading story on the local news. But even from afar, there was no mistaking the outsize yellow letters on the uniformed figures entering the single-story house at the end of the two-lane road: FBI.”
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