The January 6 "insurrection" at the Capitol has been compared to the Civil War, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11. No, a police officer was not beaten to death by a fire extinguisher; the New York Times eventually posted a correction. The only person to die in the Capitol was Ashli Babbit, an insurrectionist. Ray Epps, who spent two days rallying people to rush the Capitol Building, has been let off with no charges and no explanation.
Sentences are still coming in. If we remember correctly, the first conviction was of a grandmother who ran a hair salon and was charged with "parading in a Capitol Building" She was fined $500 and given probation.
The supposed leader of The Proud Boys was convinced Friday and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
BREAKING: Ethan Nordean, described by prosecutors as "the undisputed leader on the ground" for the Proud Boys in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, tying the record for the longest sentence in the attack. https://t.co/9zSR84jOKi— The Associated Press (@AP) September 1, 2023
😡 Proud Boys member Ethan Nordean was just sentenced to 18 years in prison even though he was peaceful and police let him into the Capitol.— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) September 2, 2023
Proud Boys member Ethan Nordean, of WA state, was sentenced today to 18 years in federal prison over the Jan. 6 riot. In 2018, Nordean went viral for knocking out an #Antifa member who was beating people with a baton in a brawl in downtown Portland, Ore. pic.twitter.com/KA0xh6Zjv7— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 1, 2023
18 years is a tie for the longest sentence, and it seems really, really harsh, considering how cities were left to burn in 2020.
Back in January, a man who shot a father 11 times as he was walking his children to school in DC got a plea deal to voluntary manslaughter and a 13 year sentence from a DC judge.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 2, 2023
DC judges gave Joe Biggs 17 years, Ethan Nordean 18 years, and Zachary Rehl 15 years for non-violent… pic.twitter.com/dPpUiQWbbf
"… for non-violent crimes on January 6."
An Antifa tweaker masquerading as a bodyguard didn’t face charges for executing a Trump supporter in Colorado.— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) September 1, 2023
A Trump supporter was sentenced to 17 years in prison for shaking a fence.
Realize where we are. pic.twitter.com/r2a3FkKL9t
…….so he got away with this? As in no prison time?— Freya (@Gidgette_gal) September 2, 2023
Correct. They waited a sufficient amount of time and dropped the charges.— HoneyBadgerMom (@hunnybadgermom) September 2, 2023
The January 6 defendants made the mistake of challenging lawmakers (those who work @ the Capitol). That’s their real crime.— Dre Baldwin | #WorkOnYourGame (@DreAllDay) September 2, 2023
It’s not the breaking glass, violence or trespassing.
It seems like they want to set an example so people are intimidated into not protesting the government, but it seems to me it has an equal chance in inciting rage and hatred for the government, meaning more violent protest. So which outcome do they actually want?— Rusty Shackleford (@RustyS42069) September 2, 2023
Their goal is total obedience to their power with ZERO protest. If they can get that through intimidation, they are fine with that. If their current actions provoke violence, they will use that to “justify” even more draconian measures to crush dissent. A “win-win” for them.— Business Reform (@Dr_Jon_Padfield) September 2, 2023
These judges should be censured and the prosecutors disbarred.— Ralph Cramden’s Driver (@EighthMade) September 2, 2023
Are these judges following the sentencing guidelines? Because 18 years seems high. By a lot.
Conservatives are questioning why the BLM protesters who clashed with Secret Service and dismantled barriers outside the White House during Trump's tenure faced no consequences while those involved in the Capitol breach are sentenced to years in prison.pic.twitter.com/GmqWuc7zbr— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) September 2, 2023
It would be nice if the Justice Department could put even a fraction of its effort into investigating Joe Biden this thoroughly.