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    Jamie N. Buteau, 50, of Ocala, Fla., was sentenced to 22 months in jail, 24 months of supervised release and pay restitution of $2000

    Jennifer Peck Buteau, 46, also of Ocala, was sentenced to 90 days




    A Florida couple was sentenced on Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, on felony and misdemeanor charges for their actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

    Jamie N. Buteau, 50, of Ocala, Fla., was sentenced to 22 months in prison for the felony offense of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers. Jennifer Peck Buteau, 46, also of Ocala, was sentenced to 90 days on a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

    The couple pleaded guilty to the charges on July 24, 2023, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    In addition to the prison sentence, U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss ordered Jamie Buteau to serve 24 months of supervised release and pay restitution of $2000.

    According to the government’s evidence, the Buteaus traveled to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, to protest the certification of the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. At approximately 2:25 p.m., the two entered the U.S. Capitol building through the Senate Wing Door after the door had been breached and an adjacent window broken by a crowd of rioters. Once inside, the couple moved with a large mob to a lobby separating the Crypt from the Capitol Visitors Center.

    Roughly five minutes after entering the Capitol, the Buteaus were at the front of a mob that rushed to prevent police officers from pulling down a set of rolling doors that would have helped to secure parts of the Capitol building. While Jennifer Buteau and other rioters hurried to prop up the rolling doors with chairs and trashcans, Jamie Buteau went one step further; picking up a folding chair, he threw it in the direction of police, where it hit a wall and ricocheted into the arm of a U.S. Capitol Police officer. The duo then followed with the mob behind the fleeing police officers.

    The Buteaus then walked around the Capitol Visitor Center despite the numerous and obvious signs that they should not be there. The couple left the Capitol building at 2:45 p.m., but they lingered on restricted Capitol grounds for 20 to 30 minutes, all the while demeaning police officers who were trying to do their jobs.

    At about 2:57 p.m., after police deployed chemical irritants to disburse the rioters, Jennifer Buteau spat twice at police officers as Jamie Buteau looked on approvingly and video-recorded that encounter on his mobile telephone. Jamie Buteau later climbed atop an armored police vehicle.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    They were brainwashed under psychoactive drugs. What?
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    A New York massage therapist who joined the mob of Trump supporters attacking the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to three months in jail, capping a case in which he skipped court hearings, profanely insulted a prosecutor and berated the judge who punished him.

    Frank Rocco Giustino pleaded guilty in February to a misdemeanor charge related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol. But he was arrested last month after failing to appear in court for an earlier sentencing hearing.

    U.S. District Judge James Boasberg told Giustino that he seemed to have no remorse for his conduct on Jan. 6 or any respect for the court’s authority.

    “Your behavior from the moment of the (guilty) plea until sentencing has been about the worst of any January 6th defendant I’ve had,” the judge said.

    Giustino said he condemns the violence at the Capitol and didn’t intend to be disrespectful.

    “I just want to go home,” said Giustino, who will remain in custody for approximately two more months.

    The judge sentenced Giustino to 90 days of imprisonment with credit for the roughly 30 days that he has remained in custody while awaiting sentencing.

    Prosecutors recommended a sentence of four months of incarceration. They initially asked for a 21-day sentence, but they sought a longer term of imprisonment after Giustino disrupted a June 23 court hearing with defiant outbursts.

    During the June hearing, Giustino derided his case as “an absolute clown show of a prosecution.” He told the judge that he fired his lawyer and wanted to represent himself. He also used language that appeared to comport with the sovereign citizen extremist movement’s belief that the U.S. government is illegitimate.

    “We’re not doing any sentencing date,” he said, according to a transcript. “Have you guys heard anything that I have said? Have you seen anything that I have filed? This is not a real court. There is not a single judicial officer here presiding on my case.”

    The judge told Giustino to act in a “civilized fashion” and said he would issue a warrant for his arrest if he didn’t show up in court for his sentencing.

    “Why don’t I issue a warrant for your arrest? I think the U.S. marshal should come after you, not me,” Giustino told the judge, punctuating his rant with expletives directed at a prosecutor.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer said Giustino sent him an email on Sept. 5 in which he referred to his prosecution as the “very definition of terrorism,” said he would appear in court only as a “courtesy” and demanded the dismissal of his case along with an apology.

    “The defendant’s behavior has been disrespectful and belittling, to put it mildly,” Collyer told the judge.

    Giustino pleaded guilty in February to parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months of incarceration. More than 400 other Jan. 6 rioters have pleaded guilty to the same charge.

    Giustino failed to appear in court twice after he pleaded guilty, missing a status conference in June and a sentencing hearing in September. The judge issued a warrant for Giustino’s arrest after he skipped his sentencing. He was arrested in Florida in October.

    Judge quadruples sentence of Capitol rioter after his courtroom antics

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    Last week………

    Ohio Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement and Other Charges During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Washington State Man Found Guilty of Assaulting Law Enforcement and Other Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Virginia Man Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Florida Man Found Guilty of Felony Charges Related to Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Alabama Man Sentenced for Assaulting Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Bobby Wayne Russell, 49, of Falkville, Ala., was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and 24 months of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth. Russell pleaded guilty on June 26, 2023, in the District of Columbia to a felony charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers.

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    So, did Trump pay for all their legal fees? Or is he going to pardon them all after he is elected? Or are they all just expendable pawns!

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    10 years in prison and three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $470,000 in restitution




    A Texas man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $470,000 in restitution for a hate crime and arson in which he set fire to the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 31, 2021.

    Franklin Sechriest, 19, of San Marcos, pleaded guilty to a hate crime and arson charges on April 7. Sechriest admitted that he targeted the synagogue because of his hatred of Jews, and journals recovered from the defendant were replete with virulent antisemitic statements and views. Sechriest also possessed several decals and stickers expressing antisemitic messages.

    “This defendant is being held accountable for this depraved, antisemitic attack on Congregation Beth Israel, a community with a rich history and heritage that dates back to 1876,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “This hate-filled act of violence against a house of worship was an attempt to sow fear in the Jewish community and was intended to intimidate its congregants. Attacks targeting Jewish people and arsons aimed at desecrating synagogues have no place in our society today, and the Justice Department will continue to aggressively prosecute antisemitic violence.”

    “No one should have to fear that their daily lives will be inflicted by hate-fueled violence, or that their place of worship and community could become a target of hate,” said U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas. “We stand firmly committed to those impacted by this arson, and my office will continue to combat criminal acts of hate while seeking justice for the victims.”

    “Hate crimes have the power to devastate and terrorize entire communities. To target a place of worship, a space meant to be a sanctuary in every sense of the word, is one of the most heinous acts that can be committed,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge Doug Olson of the FBI San Antonio Field Office. “We remain dedicated to investigating hate crimes and will continue to work relentlessly to hold responsible those who would commit violent acts based on hate.”

    According to court documents and admissions made during his plea and sentencing hearings, on Oct. 28, 2021, three days before the arson, Sechriest drove to the synagogue’s parking lot outside its sanctuary. According to Sechriest’s journals, he went there to “scout out a target.”

    The night of the arson, Sechriest drove to the synagogue and was seen on surveillance video carrying a five-gallon container and toilet paper toward the synagogue’s sanctuary. Moments later, multiple surveillance videos captured the glow of a fire from the direction of the sanctuary. A security camera captured Sechriest jogging away from the direction of the fire and toward the open driver’s side door of a vehicle. A concerned citizen reported the fire, and the Austin Fire Department responded quickly to extinguish it. In Sechriest’s journal, in an entry dated Oct. 31, 2021, he wrote “I set a synagogue on fire.” In the days following the arson, Sechriest’s journal noted that he was actively monitoring media reports to track the progress of the investigation into the arson.

    The FBI San Antonio Field Office and Austin Fire Department investigated the case.

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    two years in prison

    Texas man sentenced for threatening Georgia officials after 2020 election

    A Texas man accused of threatening Georgia officials in a Craigslist post that called for their killing following the 2020 election was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.

    The big picture: Chad Christopher Stark, 55, of Leander, was the first person arrested under the Department of Justice's Election Threats Task Force, which launched in 2021 in response to a spike in threats against election workers following the 2020 election.

    Driving the news: Stark pleaded guilty in August to one count of communicating interstate threats over the Craigslist post, titled "Georgia Patriots it's time to kill [official not publicly named] the Chinese agent - $10,000."


    • The post suggested people "put a bullet in" officials who were not publicly named, along with local and federal judges.
    • "One good loyal Patriot deer hunter in camo and a rifle can send a very clear message to these corrupt governors.. milita up Georgia it's time to spill blood," the post said.
    • It was posted on Jan. 5, 2021, the day before Congress certified President Biden's presidential election win and the U.S. Capitol riot.


    What they're saying: Special Agent in Charge Keri Farley, of the FBI Atlanta Field Office, which led the investigation, said in a statement: "Sending death threats and urging others to act is not protected speech — it is a crime."


    • FBI Director Christopher Wray in a statement noted that Stark "threatened the lives of multiple election workers in an attempt to prevent them from doing their job" and his sentencing demonstrates the Bureau's "resolute commitment to securing American elections from any attempts to undermine their integrity."
    • Garland said the sentence "should serve as warning — illegal threats against the public servants who make our democracy work will be met with the full force of the Justice Department."

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    Pardoned

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    42 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release




    A Florida man was sentenced on Nov. 30, 2023, in the District of Columbia after he pleaded guilty to assaulting law enforcement officers during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

    Zachary Johnson, 34, of St. Petersburg, Florida, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon to 42 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release. Johnson pleaded guilty on Aug. 17, 2023, to one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers.

    According to court documents and information presented at sentencing, Johnson, a member of the Tampa-area Proud Boys, traveled from his home in Florida to Washington, D.C., to protest Congress' certification of the Electoral College vote. As instructed by the leadership of the Proud Boys, Johnson met a group of approximately 100 other members at the base of the Washington Monument at 10:00 a.m. Johnson wore a ballistic plate carrier and carried a mouthguard and goggles. Those around him were dressed similarly, including some who carried pepper spray on their vests.

    At approximately 10:30 a.m., leaders of the group organized the men, including Johnson, into formation and marched them away from the Ellipse—before the planned speeches occurred—and directly toward the Capitol. Johnson marched with the group and the members of his Proud Boys "chapter" to the Capitol grounds. At about 12:52 p.m., the group arrived at the First Street gate of the Capitol grounds, where a line of officers and fences prevented entry. The group charged through the barricades and was among the first to breach the restricted perimeter.

    Court documents say that Johnson spent two hours on the West Plaza, where rioters eventually overran officers. At approximately 3:15 p.m., Johnson advanced with four members of the Tampa Proud Boys chapter into the area known as the Lower West Terrace Tunnel, the site of some of the most violent attacks against police on January 6th. Inside the Tunnel, police officers formed a line behind a set of glass doors to stop rioters from entering the building. Soon thereafter, numerous rioters entered the Tunnel and attacked those police officers.

    Johnson entered the Tunnel at approximately 3:15 p.m. and joined other rioters in a collective push against the established law enforcement lines, including, at times, rocking together in a coordinated "heave-ho" fashion. During this time, several rioters stole shields from the officers, which they passed back out of the Tunnel. At approximately 3:18 p.m. and 3:19 p.m., the line of officers pushed the rioters, including Johnson, out of the Tunnel. Johnson celebrated with others while on the steps of the Lower West Terrace.

    Outside the Tunnel, Johnson once more joined a group of rioters who again collectively pushed against the officers – again at times rocking together in a coordinated fashion – in another effort to breach the police line and gain entry to the Capitol building. While outside the Tunnel, Johnson helped pass a sledgehammer and a large spray canister containing a lachrymatory agent up to other rioters closer to the entrance. As Johnson intended, those rioters then sprayed the officers with the agent, further assaulting the officers protecting the Capitol. Johnson remained outside of the Tunnel until at least approximately 4:10 p.m.

    St. Petersburg man gets 31/2 years in prison for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riots



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    Last week’s events not covered…….

    Idaho Man Arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    North Carolina Man Arrested for Assaulting Law Enforcement and Other Charges During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

    Two Louisiana Men Arrested on Felony and Misdemeanor Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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    24 months of supervised release, a $6,000 fine, and $2,000 in restitution

    Chicago Man Sentenced on Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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    36 months of probation and six months of home confinement

    Colorado Man and Former Olympian Sentenced for Felony Obstruction During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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    37 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release

    Alabama Man Sentenced for Assaulting Law Enforcement During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

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    Maryann Mooney-Rondon, 57, of Watertown, New York, was sentenced on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, by U.S. District Judge Jia M. Cobb to five years of probation with the first 12 months to be served in home incarceration. In addition to the sentence, Judge Cobb ordered Mooney-Rondon to pay $3,657.51 in restitution, a fine of $7,500, and perform 350 hours of community service.

    Rafael Rondon, 25, was sentenced to five years of probation, consecutive to a separate federal sentence in the Northern District of New York, with the first 12 months to be served in home incarceration. In addition to the sentence, Judge Cobb ordered Rondon to pay $2,000 in restitution and perform 350 hours of community service.

    New York Mother and Son Sentenced on Felony Charges for Actions During Jan. 6 Capitol Breach


    and still, not one Antifa member

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    I remember back in the day, when "terrorism" was somewhat different from trespassing, demonstrating, breaking and entering or even taking a shit on a carpet belonging to some corrupt politician.

    But I guess watering down the concept, is okay as long as it serves a political purpose.



    Baaaaaa

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    ^You need help. Here ya go…….

    Domestic Terrorism: Activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    The definition of domestic terrorism in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

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    Did you read it yourself ?

    I could fit in all my political opponents into that piece of shit.

    So could you and probably do.

    "Wah-Wah; The demonstrators are intimidating me !"



    20 + years in the can for some idiotic demonstration gone overboard.

    You are nuts !

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    Domestic Terrorism: Activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    The definition of domestic terrorism in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    hurts doesn't it
    You tell me

    Same draconic sentences could hit you some day, when the tides turn, but you might be too fathom weak to aknowledge that.

    Sum num na

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    ^ still hurting

    Domestic Terrorism: Activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    The definition of domestic terrorism in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

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    Why would you think that I would be hurting ?

    Should I care about how your country is being run or how you treat each other ?

    I'm merely puzzled about how sheepish you lot are.

    By all means shoot, jail, starve yourselves, let your sick neighbor rot on the pavement. Up to you

    As long as you keep your degenerate behaviour and ideas over there, it's fine with me.


    You are exceptional expendables to me.

    Does that hurt ?

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    ^getting painful, isn't it

    Domestic Terrorism: Activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    The definition of domestic terrorism in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    getting painful, isn't it
    Baaaaaa

    ("don't you have any opinions, Landreath ?"

    "nah, not really, but hang on, I can copy and paste one")

    Over and out

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    Bleeding yet? Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle

    Domestic Terrorism: Activities that involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

    The definition of domestic terrorism in our law makes no distinction based on political views – left, right, or center – and neither should we.

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    Speaker Mike Johnson said Tuesday that his plans to release all security footage from the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol have been delayed because Republicans are blurring faces to protect participants.

    “We have to blur some of the faces of persons who participated in the events of that day, because we don't want them to be retaliated against and be charged by the DOJ,” Johnson told reporters Tuesday, adding that he still wants to release those tapes “as quickly as we can.”

    More than 1,200 people have been charged in the attack and more than 700 of those have pleaded guilty.

    Johnson said not blurring the faces of those who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 could cause them “other concerns and problems.” It is “a slow process,” he said, but additional staff have been hired to work on the alterations and ultimately release the 44,000 hours of footage.

    “We want the American people to draw their own conclusions. I don't think partisan elected officials in Washington should present a narrative and expect that it should be seen as the ultimate truth,” said Johnson.

    We want the American people to draw their own conclusions.


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    A man was indicted on multiple hate crimes in connection with allegedly punching an Israeli tourist in Times Square in October after the suspect made antisemitic remarks including, “Hamas should kill more of you," prosecutors in Manhattan announced Tuesday.

    Yehia Amin, 28, is charged in the New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts each of first-degree stalking as a hate crime, third-degree assault as a hate crime and third-degree stalking as a hate crime, according to a statement from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg. Amin is also charged with one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, prosecutors said.

    "As alleged, Yehia Amin taunted and punched a tourist after stalking his friends and going on a vile antisemitic tirade that spanned several minutes,” Bragg said. “Violence stemming from hate and discrimination will not be tolerated in Manhattan. We will continue working with our law enforcement partners to hold those that cause harm accountable to ensure Manhattan is a safe place for everyone."

    An attorney listed for Amin in court records could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.

    The attack occurred about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 when the 23-year-old victim was visiting Times Square with a group of friends, prosecutors said. The victim and four of his friends were wearing kippahs when they passed Amin as they walked up 7th Avenue from 42nd Street. That’s when Amin began following the group for several blocks, prosecutors said, and used a Bluetooth speaker to play music Amin would later describe as “Hamas music,” prosecutors said.

    Amin then made antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks, including, “Hamas should kill more of you,” “May Allah kill you,” “May Allah kill all the Jews” and “All Jews should die,” prosecutors said.

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    135 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release




    A Texas man, formerly of California, was sentenced today in the District of Columbia after he was convicted of four felonies as a result of his conduct during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the 2020 presidential election.

    Alan Hostetter, 59, of Poolville, Texas, formerly of San Clemente, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth to 135 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release. Judge Lamberth found Hostetter guilty of four felonies on July 13, 2023, following a bench trial.

    Hostetter was convicted of conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon; and disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon.

    According to the evidence presented at trial, in the days following the 2020 presidential election, Hostetter, a retired police chief, coordinated with his co-conspirators to obstruct and interfere with the joint session of Congress at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, convened in order to certify the electoral college vote. Prior to the events of January 6th, Hostetter gave several speeches espousing his views on the 2020 presidential election and calling for the execution of his perceived political enemies. He pronounced to a crowd of supporters, “There must—absolutely must—be a reckoning. There must be justice. President Trump must be inaugurated on January 20th, and he must be allowed to finish this historic job of cleaning out the corruption in the cesspool known as Washington, D.C. The enemies and traitors of America, both foreign and domestic, must be held accountable. And they will. There must long prison terms, while execution is the just punishment for the ringleaders of this coup.”

    In another such speech in December 2020, Hostetter told a crowd of supporters what he intended to accomplish on Jan. 6, 2021, when Congress was in session, stating, “Choke that city off, fill it with patriots, and then those people behind the walls of the Senate and the House are gonna be listening to us chanting outside those walls.” He added that he wanted members of Congress to know that “those five million people outside the walls are gonna drag us out by our hair and tie us to a f— lamp post.”

    On Jan. 1, 2021, a co-conspirator of Hostetter’s created a Telegram chat called “The California Patriots-DC Brigade,” which Hostetter, along with more than 30 others, joined and used to identify themselves, communicate, and coordinate with each other.

    Hostetter drove to Washington, D.C., for the January 6th protest, choosing not to fly so that he could load his car with weapons. Hostetter brought tactical gear, a helmet, hatchets, knives, stun batons, pepper spray, and other gear for himself and others. On the morning of January 6th, Hostetter met up with other members of the “DC Brigade” and walked to the Ellipse for the “Stop the Steal” rally.

    Following the conclusion of the events at the Ellipse, Hostetter and others began to walk toward the Capitol building, where he made his way up the stairs of the Capitol, through scaffolding, and onto the Inaugural stage. As he came out from the scaffolding, Hostetter carried a bullhorn and looked down over the West Plaza, where rioters were battling with the police line they had passed earlier. From his highly visible perch, and with his bullhorn directed to the crowd and his American flag waving above the chaotic scene, Hostetter encouraged the rioters below, who had overrun the police line. At approximately 2:30 p.m., Hostetter joined other rioters on the Lower West Terrace of the Capitol who were pushing through a line of law enforcement officers trying to hold them back. Hostetter and a co-conspirator then pushed through the law enforcement line, moved through restricted areas of the grounds, and climbed into scaffolding covering a northwest set of stairs leading to the Inaugural stage.

    Hostetter finally arrived at the Upper West Terrace. Here, he stated in a recorded video, “The people have taken back their house. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a beautiful sight in my whole life. We’ve been sitting here, quietly for years, watching this corruption unfold. Hundreds of thousands of patriots showed up today to take back their government.” Hostetter remained on the Upper West Terrace for hours. While there, he carried his bullhorn and used it to encourage the crowd. Hostetter finally left the area after being forced out by police.

    Hostetter later posted a picture of himself taken from the Upper West Terrace to an Instagram account that he controlled, writing, “This was the shot heard round the world!...the 2021 version of 1776. That war lasted 8 years. We are just getting started.”

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    Baaaaaa

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    "nah, not really, but hang on, I can copy and paste one")

    Over and out
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