U.S. Capitol rioters in support of former president Donald Trump got stiff sentences and also got told some hard words. This is related to those who took part in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
U.S. Capitol Rioters and Prison Sentencing
More U.S. judges gave strict sentences to defendants that are charging over their roles in the attacks earlier this year on the Capitol. This occurred since a federal judge has sentenced Jacob Chansley. He was the U.S. Capitol rioter that was nicknaming the “QAnon shaman” for his horned headdress.
In fact, since the riots, the federal prosecutors have brought cases against 727 individuals over their involvement with the deadly riots. There are hundreds who are facing criminal charges. Moreover, Trump has really come under increasing scrutiny from the House select committee that is investigating the attacks.
A Florida man has received the longest sentence so far. He threw a wooden plank and fire extinguisher at police officers during the riots. Judge Tanya Chutkan has sentenced Robert Palmer to 63 months of jail time. This was on December 17th. The prison term was describing as “the consequence of those actions.”
Plot to “Overthrow the Government”
The individuals who are attempting to “violently overthrow the government” and plus “stop the peaceful transition of power” that would be met with “absolutely certain punishment.” This information is according to Chutkan.
Palmer has said he was “really, really ashamed” of his behavior. This was at his hearing. Also, he did add that he was “absolutely devastated” to see the “coldness and calculation” that he using to attack Capitol police at his hearing.
A Washington state man on Tuesday was sentencing to 46 months of prison time. This was for assaulting police officers with a speaker and metal baton also during the riots. This was according to the court documents. Devlyn Thompson did help move police shields up against a line of rioters in a tunnel. Plus, he hit police officers.
Thompson was told by U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth that “The violence that did happen that day was such a blatant disregard to the institutions of the government. You are shoving and pushing. Thus participating in this riot for hours.”