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Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#1 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:32 pm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#2 Post by BackInTex » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:06 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:32 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

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That one should have got more.
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#3 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:08 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:32 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

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That would make him an armed insurrectionist, right? --Bob
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#4 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:53 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:08 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:32 pm
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/26893167 ... -in-prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

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That would make him an armed insurrectionist, right? --Bob
Hmmm, did we forget to mention he never even stepped inside the Capitol Building?
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#5 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:48 pm

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Hmmm, did we forget to mention he never even stepped inside the Capitol Building?
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#6 Post by Bob78164 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:24 pm

silverscreenselect wrote:
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Hmmm, did we forget to mention he never even stepped inside the Capitol Building?
In most battles, the generals are far from the front lines, but they still give the orders.
I'm not sure of your point, sss. The guy's clearly an armed insurrectionist even if the police guarding the Capitol did succeed, through the use of tear gas, in keeping him from actually entering the Capitol. He was armed and he attempted to enter the Capitol in order to interfere with the counting of electoral votes, by (among other intents) dragging the Speaker of the House down the Capitol steps, making sure that her head bounced on each step along the way. He's an insurrectionist whether his attempt succeeded or not.

Personally, I think he should also have been charged with attempted murder of a federal official. He clearly took at least one overt act in furtherance of his plan, which is all that's necessary to be guilty of an "attempt." --Bob
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#7 Post by kroxquo » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:46 pm

flockofseagulls104 wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:53 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:08 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:32 pm
https://www.newsbreak.com/news/26893167 ... -in-prison

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Texas man convicted of storming the U.S. Capitol with a holstered handgun, helmet and body armor was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison, the longest sentence imposed so far among hundreds of Capitol riot cases.

Prosecutors said Guy Reffitt told fellow members of the Texas Three Percenters militia group that he planned to drag House Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the Capitol building by her ankles, “with her head hitting every step on the way down,” according to a court filing.

Reffitt’s prison sentence — seven years and three months — is two years more than the previous longest prison sentence for a Capitol riot defendant. But it’s less than half the length of the 15-year prison term requested by a federal prosecutor, who called Reffitt a domestic terrorist and said he wanted to physically remove and replace members of Congress.

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That would make him an armed insurrectionist, right? --Bob
Hmmm, did we forget to mention he never even stepped inside the Capitol Building?
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#8 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:28 pm

Bob78164 wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:24 pm
silverscreenselect wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:48 pm
flockofseagulls104 wrote:
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:53 pm
Hmmm, did we forget to mention he never even stepped inside the Capitol Building?
In most battles, the generals are far from the front lines, but they still give the orders.
I'm not sure of your point, sss. The guy's clearly an armed insurrectionist even if the police guarding the Capitol did succeed, through the use of tear gas, in keeping him from actually entering the Capitol. He was armed and he attempted to enter the Capitol in order to interfere with the counting of electoral votes, by (among other intents) dragging the Speaker of the House down the Capitol steps, making sure that her head bounced on each step along the way. He's an insurrectionist whether his attempt succeeded or not.

Personally, I think he should also have been charged with attempted murder of a federal official. He clearly took at least one overt act in furtherance of his plan, which is all that's necessary to be guilty of an "attempt." --Bob
I'm sure if he hadn't been pepper-sprayed n the face, he would have made it into the Capitol.
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#9 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:16 am

Reffitt's son, who turned his father in, says he fully agrees with the sentence handed down. He said his father was "used as a puppet" by Donald Trump. He added, "It is disgusting to see that someone with ... money and social power can just get away with manipulating thousands of people just for whatever reason, and have no outcome." Reffitt's daughters went further, saying that they think Trump deserves a life sentence as the leader of the insurrection.

Among the crimes Reffitt was convicted of was obstructing justice by threatening his son and daughter. Considering the number of threats that those who have testified before the January 6 committee have received, there could be similar charges filed against a number of high-ranking Trump officials.
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Re: Man who stormed Capitol with gun gets 87 months in prison

#10 Post by Weyoun » Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:10 pm

He’s look better hanging from a gallows - the traitor’s necktie.

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