‘There have to be consequences:’ Judge ups sentences for Capitol rioters

Read the Story

Show Top Comments

> In the past week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has imposed sentences ranging from 14 to 45 days on four people who pleaded guilty to **unlawful parading and picketing** inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 — **a misdemeanor offense**. … > Beryl Howell, the chief judge of the federal court in Washington, has suggested prosecutors were being too lenient in allowing some defendants to plead guilty to misdemeanor offenses. … > During a plea hearing, the judge asked: “Does the government, in agreeing to the petty offense in this case, have any concern about deterrence?” > **So far, no judge has rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors in a Jan. 6 case.**

WVildandWVonderful

> In the past week, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has imposed sentences ranging from 14 to 45 days on four people who pleaded guilty to unlawful parading and picketing inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 — a misdemeanor offense. “There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home,” Chutkan said at one of the hearings. Then put them in prison for longer. These people threatened folks and tried to overthrow a government process. Throw the book at these fuckers. No room for traitors.

Doctor420Strange69

45 whole days? Is this a joke?

Youlovetoboogie

There’s people who got more time for stealing a candy bar. Unbelievable

Extreme-Severe

i’d recommend re-watching the footage from 1/6 before handing down sentences ignore the contrite defendant in front of the bench for a minute (especially anyone who boasted about it on sm afterwards) go look again at how they were geared up, listen to the red-faced chants calling for violence, imagine for a moment what they would have done if they’d gotten hands on some congressmen/women…then pass sentence

VyrPlan