Jan 6th ‘Rioter’ Sentenced To 8 Months

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This doesn’t make me more radical at all. Nope. Not the least bit.

A Florida man who was let into the US Capitol on January 6th was sentenced to eight months in prison  – the first such sentence for a felony case in the Capitol ‘riot.’

The man, Paul Allard Hodgkins, was not charged with property destruction or assault – yet “contributed to the collective threat to democracy,” according to prosecutors, who sought 18 months.

Hodgkins apologized and said he was ashamed of his actions, describing how he was caught up in the euphoria as he followed a crowd of hundreds into the Capitol.

“If I had any idea that the protest … would escalate (the way) it did … I would never have ventured farther than the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue,” he told the judge, adding “This was a foolish decision on my part,” according to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Antifa and BLM rioters, looters and vandals have had their charges dropped across the country.

In pronouncing the sentence, Judge Randolph Moss said that Hodgkins had played a role, if not as significant as others, in one of the worst episodes in American history. Still he chose to give Hodgkins a year less in prison.

“That was not, by any stretch of the imagination, a protest,” Moss said. “It was … an assault on democracy.” He added: “It left a stain that will remain on us … on the country for years to come.”

The sentencing could set the bar for punishments of hundreds of other defendants as they decide whether to accept plea deals or go to trial. Hodgkins and others are accused of serious crimes but were not indicted, as some others were, for roles in larger conspiracies.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty last month to one count of obstructing an official proceeding, which carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop lesser charges, including entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct. -AP

According to Assistant US Attorney Mona Sedky, while Hodgkins didn’t engage in violence, he walked among many who did in “the ransacking of the People’s House.”

“What does he do?” Sedky asked the court. “He walks toward it. He doesn’t walk away,” adding that Hodgkins was among a mob that forced lawmakers and staffers to seek shelter throughout the building, and may “bear emotional scars for many years — if not forever.”

Hodgekins’ defense attorney slammed the use of the phrase “domestic terrorism” by government prosecutors, saying in court on Monday that the term is “offensive and gaslighting the country, and it needs to stop…. It was a protest that became a riot, period, full stop.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. And yet those damned BLM and Antifa shitheads plunder and burn and kill across the country for months and nothing happens to them. Politicians even encourage them in their foul endeavours! What a fukt up world we live in.

  2. I am disgusted that the establishment has had such overwhelming success with their ridiculous insurection/riot narrative. Supposedly right of center folks are acting apologetic and ashamed. They should only be ashamed they didnt do more than walk through and take pictures.

    “THAT WAS NOT, BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION, A PROTEST,” MOSS SAID. “IT WAS … AN ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY.”

    Bullcrap…Jan 6th was the closest thing I’ve seen that legitimately deserves the label of PROTEST for 2 years. It was a weak one at that. They are just mad no one did anything to legitimize the real authoritarian, militarized bootstomping they are jonesing to give the unwashed masses. No worries though, i’m certain better planned false flags are ready to deploy.

  3. Do keep in mind that the FBI infiltrated the League of Women Voters in the 1970’s looking for Russian agents.
    I’d be real interested to find out how many involved in the 1/6 riot were cops or informants.
    I’ll say the same for “Antifa”, as far as BLM, that’s “Black Lives Matter Global Initiative, Inc.”
    so I don’t think the fibbies had to infiltrate them…Goldman Sachs got there first.
    Total Information Awareness has been here for some years now, even before Habeas Corpus was revoked ( Thanks Obama!).
    And it is a very effective Public/Private partnership indeed because private parties can do things the Government can’t.
    And the Government can do plenty.
    Always follow the Money and ask “Cui Bono”.
    I miss the Republic.

  4. Antifa is Jewish
    That’s who founded it, that’s who funded it then, and that’s who funds is today, and that’s who allows them to do political violence against political and racial opponents

    • BLM is jewish as well. The research is there to prove it.

      I see a pattern here…

      Better wake up as to whom the real enemy are folks.

  5. Muh threat to our democracy.

    LOL. They are gonna give LWOP to the guy who put his feet on Pelosi’s desk and try to give the Viking horns guy the chair.

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