On January 6, 2021, Justice Department officers working for the Deep State are secretly locking up anyone who was in the Capitol building that day.
In the District of Columbia, several J6 defendants have been incarcerated for much over a year without any chance of release.
On Thursday, a judge in D.C. found a veteran police officer guilty and sentenced him to the longest term of any protester so far.
The longest penalty handed down to a defendant in connection with the January 6 incident at the Capitol building was ten years in federal prison, which was given to a 20-year veteran of the New York Police Department.
According to court documents, a jury found 56-year-old Thomas Webster guilty of six charges, including assault on a police officer, interfering with police during a riot, trespassing, and engaging in disorderly and violent conduct while in possession of a deadly or dangerous weapon on Capitol grounds, in early May. The former cop was the first Jan. 6 defendant to be convicted for attacking a police officer, and the fourth defendant to go to trial and be found guilty.
Judge Amit Mehta stated, "What you did that day, it is hard to put into words," yet he did not impose the 17-year prison sentence requested by prosecution.
Webster said he had every right to tackle and hit U.S. Capitol Police officer Noah Rathbun with a metal flagpole since Rathbun had threatened him.
In May, the court watched video showing Webster hurling obscenities at police as he surged forward with the throng during the riot. An incident occurred where he pushed Rathbun with a metal bike rack, resulting in a push back from the police officer. Next, Webster swung the flagpole at Rathbun, tackling him to the ground as the throng pressed in.
Although video evidence presented in court did not corroborate his testimony, the ex-NYPD officer said that Rathbun had started the fight by waving toward him and then punching him in the face. Webster claims that he was terrified for his life and had to defend himself.
During the trial, FBI agents and Capitol Police officers testified that Rathbun's actions were consistent with and reasonable for protecting the building's perimeter.
In spite of Democrats' claims that Trump is trying to stir up an uprising, no J6 defendant has been formally accused of inciting violence.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Bearded Patriot.