U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is enforcing stricter sentences on the January 6 protesters than prosecutors had originally asked for and she is being applauded on by liberals who smell the blood in the waters.
Reuters published a tweet saying, “A federal judge in D.C. has sentenced those who went into the Capitol to more time than prosecutors asked for, saying that even those who were not violent should suffer the consequences for joining the assault.”
Over the previous week, Chutkan has given sentences going from 14 to 45 days to four people who pleaded guilty to unlawful picketing and parading inside the Capitol building. That is a misdemeanor offense but she is sending them to prison anyway.
“There must be consequences for taking part in the attempted overthrow of the government, beyond just sitting at home,” Chutkan said at one of the legal hearings.
To date, more than 650 people were charged for their part in the Capitol protest turned riot. Over 100 of those people pleaded guilty and around 17 of them were sentenced. Many were arrested have been jailed and then isolated for months in terrible conditions, getting denied medical attention they needed.
The media is still talking about the four deaths that day when really, there was just one death related to the event… Ashli Babbitt was killed by a nervous Capitol security guard as she tried to enter the building.
Chutkan sentenced two cousins this Wednesday to 45 days in the jail. Their crime was entering the Capitol and taking photos of themselves. Prosecutors had originally asked for the defendants to be sentenced to no more than 30 days.
The day before the sentencing, the judge sentenced one protestor to two weeks in jail. Prosecutors had only asked for probation because she accepted responsibility and worked with law enforcement.
Her friend got three years of probation from a separate judge for this same crime in June.
The judge also sent another protestor to 45 days in prison after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor as well.
She said that participation in the riot earned these people time behind bars even though they did not steal, destroy, or harm anyone. The judge stated that “the rioters who were guilty of violence that day did so because they felt safety in numbers.”
Author: Scott Dowdy