Monday, February 6, 2023

Florida: Expect 20 years in prison for storming the Capitol

Miami.- A man from Florida The man who took part in the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was found guilty and faces a prison sentence of more than two decades, according to a video he himself posted on Facebook.

According to a District of Columbia judge, Bradley Weeks, 44, from McClellany, North Florida, pleaded guilty to one felony obstruction of official proceedings and four misdemeanors – entering and remaining in a restricted building, disorderly conduct and disruptive in a restricted building, part Take- In a demonstration or picketing of a capitol building.

Evidence shows that Weeks recorded a video of the crowd entering the Capitol. Upon reaching the Capitol’s Upper West Terrace, he filed himself a trespass. “We have reached the stairs. We had to climb the scaffolding. We had to climb the stairs. We had to break things to move forward. We’re passing to take back the Capitol. We are taking our country back! It’s our 1776! – Year of the American Revolution – This is when tyranny will fall! This is where America will rise!

According to officials, the break-in at the Capitol was an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying the electoral votes that gave Joe Biden victory over Donald Trump in the presidential election.

The trial ended on Friday, December 9, before US District Judge Thomas F. Hogan. Sentencing will be determined at a later date.

Several people alerted the FBI about the video that Weeks had posted on his Facebook page.

Since the 2021 riots, nearly 900 people have been arrested in almost every state of the country. More than 275 were charged with assault or obstructing law enforcement. Several investigations are still open.

cmendez@diariolasamericas.com

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