Jury convicts Jan 6 Man Reffitt rioter of 5 counts in 3 hours

…from the New York Occasions Replace 03-13-22 8:21pm: This received misplaced within the flurry of…

…from the New York Occasions

Replace 03-13-22 8:21pm: This received misplaced within the flurry of the Ukraine struggle information however was a key first prosecution victory of the primary of many violent attackers of the Capitol…JD

[ Editor’s Note: Yes, Reffitt’s kids will now grow up without a father, with the irony that one of the charges was threatening his own kids. I hope they have a supportive extended family that are not crazy like dad.

I am afraid the wrecked families of some of the Capitol police are long forgotten. Congress refused to give them the serious funding to better prevent a similar attack.

The National Guard command has gotten off way too easy, possibly due to the embarassment of its being compromised looking so bad for the country.

The next step, a slow one, will be how the first Appeals level ruling will be on the Reffitt case. The DC branch is friendly territory, and the Judges have seen the Supreme Court stick it to Trump on his silly thinking that as part of his mob crew their main loyalty was to ‘the boss’, the ‘capo’.

A few more cases like this with similar rulings will open the flood gates on getting more people to flip on the higher ups, especially the older white collar guys who are still dreaming of being influence peddlers and making good money for the rest of their lives.

I look forward to them being pedaled through the prison doors one day… Jim W. Dean ]

So the Republicans informed us now that this was all a political occasion, which shall be a stain they’ll by no means wash off.

First printed March 8, 2022

A federal jury on Tuesday swiftly convicted the primary accused Jan. 6 rioter to go on trial whilst prosecutors introduced that they had expanded their inquiry by indicting a former chief of the Proud Boys, the far-right nationalist group that performed a outstanding position within the Capitol assault.

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After solely three hours of deliberations, the jury discovered the defendant within the trial, Man Wesley Reffitt, responsible on 5 counts. They included obstructing Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election by serving to to guide a pro-Trump mob in an advance towards the police that resulted within the first violent breach of the constructing on Jan. 6, 2021.

Mr. Reffitt was additionally convicted of sporting an unlawful pistol on his hip in the course of the assault and of later threatening his teenage son and daughter to maintain them from turning him in to the authorities. He faces as much as 20 years in jail on the obstruction depend alone.

…Ten federal judges — together with Choose Friedrich — have upheld the statute, saying it may be used. Just one federal decide in Washington, Carl J. Nichols, has stated the legislation doesn’t apply to the Capitol assault,

Mr. Reffitt’s lawyer, William L. Welch, placed on a muted and abbreviated protection with a gap assertion that lasted three minutes, known as no witnesses and offered no proof.

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