“You were a participant, albeit a minor one, in an effort to subvert and overturn the democratic process,” 杰克逊说. “That day didn’t just cost you a lot, it cost our country a lot.”
Federal prosecutors had argued in court papers that the flag suggested he supported a “rebellion against a ruling government” 并且那个 1776 comparison is popular among far-right conspiracy theorists. They asked the judge to sentence Wrigley to two months of house arrest, which she declined to do.
的 1776 flag represents a “revolt against the sovereign,” prosecutor Mona Furst said.
Wrigley’s attorney said her client never endorsed violence and pushed back on the Justice Department’s attempts to turn the flag into an aggravating factor.
“我的意思是, our basketball team is called the 76ers,” defense attorney Ann Flannery said. “It’s not a symbol of revolution in the way the government describes it. … He did not bring that flag to suggest another revolution. He brought it to show pride and to exercise his rights as a citizen.”
多于 680 people have been charged in connection with the January 6 攻击. 至今, 46 defendants have been sentenced, and about half were jailed.