一月 6. 将枪带到美国国会大厦并威胁南希佩洛西的暴徒得到了超过 7 入狱多年

周一,一名联邦法官判处 Guy Reffit, who brought a gun to the US Capitol during the 一月 6, 2021, 骚乱并威胁众议院议长南希佩洛西, 七年以上有期徒刑, the longest insurrection-related sentence to date.

Reffitt, a recruiter for a right-wing militia known as the Three Percenters, was the first Capitol rioter to go to trial rather than take a plea agreement.
“先生. Reffitt’s reluctance to admit early that his behavior is illegal is concerning,” District Judge Dabney Friedrich said before handing down the 87-month sentence. “And I want to be very clearunder no legitimate definition of the term ‘patriot’ (确实) 先生. Reffitt’s behavior on and around January 6 fit the term. It is the antithesis of the word.
    Friedrich added: “The officers at the Capitol are the patriots, as well as those who fought and even died to protect our democracy, our rule of lawthose in the mob are not. Not only are they not patriots, they’re a direct threat to our democracy and will be punished as such.
      Reffitt was convicted by a DC jury in March of five felonies, including transporting and carrying a firearm on Capitol grounds, interfering with Capitol Police and obstructing an official proceeding. He had driven to DC with several firearms, one of which he carried with him on the steps of the Capitol during the early hours of the riot.
        I just want to see Pelosi’s head hit every f**king stair on the way out. … 和 (Republican leader) Mitch McConnell too,” Reffitt said, according to a video recording he made of himself on January 6.
        The hefty sentence, paired with the fact that every January 6 defendant to face a jury has been convicted, could deter some of the hundreds of January 6 defendants awaiting trial to instead take plea deals offered by the Justice Department.
          The 87-month sentence is two years longer than any other Capitol riot prison term handed down so far.
          Reffitt was adamant in earlier hearings about being the first January 6 defendant to take his case to trial. But on Monday, in plea for leniency in advance of his sentencing, he said that he was af***ing idiotwho was parrotingfounding fathers and stupid sh*t like thataround January 6, and that he doubled down on that rhetoric togarner moneyfor his family during the course of his legal battle.
          It seems like you wanted to be the big guy, the important guy, the first guy to go to trialthe first guy up there, to revel in the press,” Friedrich said to Reffitt. “You want to be an important person who makes a difference, and yet you are going about it in all the wrong ways.
          My point exactly, your honorReffitt said.
          Reffitt’s wife and two daughters were in the courtroom when the sentence was handed down. Reffitt’s younger daughter, 佩顿, told the judge that her father isnot a threat to my family,” and that her familyturned a blind eyeto his mental health issues.
          My father’s name wasn’t on all the flags that were there that day, that everyone was carrying that day. He is not the leader,” Peyton said through tears, at times pausing with her hand on her heart.
          The mother of Ashli Babbitt, the pro-Trump rioter who was shot and killed by police on January 6, also was in the courtroom at times on Monday.
          Reffitt’s son Jackson, who testified against his father during the trial, was not in the courtroom. In a statement read aloud by prosecutors, Jackson said that his fatherslowly lost himself over the last five years,” 但那 “whether you view him as a father, a family member or friend, using these labels to justify anything he has done is completely wrong.
          Courtroom sketch during the verdict in the Guy Reffitt Jan 6 trial on March 8, 2022.

          Prosecutors had sought a sentence of almost a decade longer than the most severe sentence to date by adding enhanced penalties to his sentence for terrorism. Prosecutor Jeffrey Nestler told the judge that Reffittwanted to physically and literally remove members of Congress from powerand that the government believeswhat he was doing that day was terrorism.
          We do believe he is a domestic terrorist,” Nestler said Monday.
            Friedrich did not add additional penalties for terrorism, 然而, saying that it would create anunwarranted disparitybetween Reffitt’s sentence and that of other rioters convicted of bringing weapons or threatening lawmakers.
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