Monday, May 29, 2023

US Justice founder Oath Keeper sentenced to 18 years in prison for attack on Capitol

02:30 PM

Stewart Rhodes the leader of the US far-right militias Oath keepers he was condemned this Thursday to 18 years in prison for “sedition”The 2021 Capitol attack is the most serious decision yet made.

rhodes one more than 1,000 people attacked on January 6, 2021 then President Donald Trump was greeted by the crowd. Opponents aimed to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the winner before November 2020.

“representing” constant threat and danger to the country”, said federal judge Amit Mehta justifying the severity of the sentence passed against the founder of Oath Keepers.

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“A seditious conspiracy One of the most serious crimes an American can commit.“, he added.

The guards shared an oath; with an arsenal of weapons, during the attack on the Capitol by supporters of then President Trump.

“You’re smart, charismatic and persuasive and that’s right” what is dangerousMehta said, rejecting Rhodes, that he is “a captive of the state.”

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The decision fell short of the 25-year-old government’s request, although Mehta accepted the argument that the decision to keep the Oath of Office would prevent President Biden from being equated with terror.

Just before the sentence, Rhode, wearing a blindfold dressed in an orange prisoner’s jumpsuitTrump defiantly defends his group and its actions in support.

“I am a political prisoner”he declared by comparing himself to the famous Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. “My only crime against those who destroy the country«, he gave up.

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But the armory shows its possession in the outer part of the city and the use of battle equipment in an organized process towards the Capitol. well-oiled with an assumed level of planning and preparation for the force.

Rhodes, 57, and Kelly Meggs, 53, the head of Florida’s Oath Keeper chapter, were convicted by a Washington jury in November of a rare charge of seditious conspiracy.

Megs, who had entered the Capitol, received twelve years in prison.

In the same trial three other keepers of the Oath Ob- they are an official trial proceedingIt forced Congress to shut down and forced lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee to a safe place.

In court, prosecutors said they were oath-keepers “They thought of a plan of armed rebellion (…) conspiring to make a strong attack on the government of the United States.

He identified himself as a lawyer of Rhodes he never entered the Capitol nor encouraged others.

But Mehta dismissed that argument as a mitigation. Arguably the leader of the group of Rhodians.

“He graduated from Yale Law and is pretty smart,” the judge added. “He commanded. (…) They were there for him”.

However, Rhodes’ lawyer, Phillip Linder, argued that his client was not responsible for the attack on the Capitol and pointed the finger at Trump.

“I think that what happened on the 6th of January is to be regretted,” but Rhodes insisted that he was not troubled by the commotion.

“We don’t need to see what caused this. (…) Who started the 6th of February?” Linder said, “He (through Rhodes) wasn’t the one who started that inflammatory rhetoric to the people.”

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