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Federal prosecutors are attempting to pursue harsher sentences for those arrested for non-violent crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by branding them as terrorists while acknowledging their actions don’t meet the legal definition of terrorism.

Court documents first flagged by independent journalist Michael Tracey from the case of Paul Hodgkins, the first Jan. 6 rioter convicted of a felony to be sentenced, show U.S. Attorney Mona Sedky saying that “we are framing this in the context of domestic terrorism,” even though his actions do not meet any legal definition of terrorism.

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“January 6th was an act of domestic terrorism,” Sedky said at Hodgkins’ sentencing hearing. “And we concede that Mr. Hodgkins himself is not under the legal definition a domestic terrorist, we’re not assuming he is. But he was part and parcel of an act of domestic terrorism that was going on around him, and that context is relevant when the Court is deciding how to sentence him.”

“So back to the need for deterrence and why we’re framing this in the context of domestic terrorism is because the need to effectuate general deterrence is really almost never higher. It’s especially, especially strong in the context of cases involving domestic terrorism. And the guidelines themselves recognize this need for sort of enhanced care and enhanced punishment,” the prosecutor continued. “The rioters caused four different kinds of injuries. And we agree that Mr. Hodgkins himself didn’t cause each of these types of injuries, but he was certainly involved in the first type of injury, which is imperiling democracy.”

Hodgkins was arrested after entering the Senate chamber waving an American flag, but was not charged with any violent crimes. He was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison after being convicted of a felony offense.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Meanwhile, the BLM and Antifa who tore up cities, National monuments and attacked citizens and police last year, get a free pass. Right.

  2. Not suprised they twist laws for thier own benefit course all the while blatantly ignoring 2 horrific domestic terrorist groups we ALL know WHO they are ……cuz THEY’RE ok … NOT

  3. Sickening that the DOJ, Prosecutors and Judges abusing the laws for political gain. God help America because we’re transitioning to Fascism under this Administration.

  4. THIS IS VERY SCARY, THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE STOPPED AT WHAT THEY ARE DOING.
    THERE WERE HARDLY ANY PEOPLE ARRESTED DURING THE RIOTS LAST SUMMER AND THOSE THAT WERE HARRIS RAISED MONEY FOR BAIL.
    CITIZENS LOST THEIR HOMES AND BUSINESSES,AND SOME WERE HURT AND EVEN MURDERED, THESE CRIMINALS SET FIRE TO A POLICE STATION WITH POLICE IN IT, THEY BROKE INTO CAPITAL BUILDINGS AND COURTHOUSES, THESE PLACES ARE STILL NOT BACK TO RUNNING, THE CAPITAL WAS UP AND RUNNING SEVERAL HOURS LATER.
    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CAPITAL BUILDING SHOULD OF NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, THERE ARE TOO MANY QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED, IT SURE LOOKS LIKE A SET UP FROM THE FBI.
    WE ALL HAD BETTER BE VERY AFRAID AT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR, THEY ARE BASICALLY DESTROYING THESE PEOPLES LIVES AND LABELLING THEM TERRORIST TO PUT THEM AWAY FOR LONG PERIODS.
    THIS IS NOT AMERICA AND THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU AND ME AND OUR FAMILIES.
    IS THIS THE WAY WE WANT TO LIVE IN THIS COUNTRY BEING RULED BY COMMUNISM?

  5. I guarantee you that if Antifa or BLM members were locked up in Washington there would be unrelenting crowds of people outside that jail protesting until they were released. Where are the protests for the political prisoners of this illegitimate government?

  6. sedky is really feeling his oats on this. Isn’t it ironic that he’s breaking the law to pursue these non-violent US citizens in order to prosecute in these cases, while falsely identifying them as domestic terrorists?!

    He should focus his rightful wrath on ALL of the rioters in ALL of the cities, beginning in May 2020. Now, those folks are domestic terrorists, and should ALL be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  7. BLM and Antifa get away with their pillaging, rioting, looting, harassing, menacing, murdering, vandalizing all in the name of “social justice” i gather? Capital riot should not have ever happened, but they are being considered “domestic terrorists” while they are considered “activists”? What a joke! And they left rioted the Wisconsin Capital in 2006 and of course NBD then!

  8. We are now living under the Communist regime. Do what you are told. Or we will come for you.
    It’s time to stand up. America.

  9. Go look at video of the fed guy on Twitter trying to get Trump supporters to storm the Capitol…the Patriots are chanting fed, fed, fed. The truth will come eventually. Who killed Ashli Babbitt?

  10. This guy gets prison time for waving an AMERICAN FLAG at the capitol because his patriotic mind and body knew that the election was rigged and stolen. He was not violent and harmed no one. Let the punishment fit the crime!

  11. I used to believe that the ABC agencies tried to protect innocent people. Now the world sees them for what they really are. Unless you are Blm/antifa maggots who work for them you will be labeled a terrorist. This whole thing is to put people away who will fight for the constitution and freedom over this communist regime. People better wake up because communism is at the front door just waiting for it to open. You people who support this crap will be in the same shape as the rest of the country you are just to stupid to realize it. Hopefully you will still be happy when it turns out like Venezuela China& Cuba telling you what you can eat, buy , and they control your money while you’re being monitored just like China does it’s citizens. If you piss them off to bad no money. If you had a brain you’d at least pick up a book, news article before they are taken out and read what people from these countries say once they have escaped to America. Listen to the interview a guy from Venezuela talks about only rich get to eat beef, regular folks get arrested, the people not in power eat cats ,dogs, rats what ever they can. Dig through garbage to try to find food. You liberal democrats think it’s not going to happen to you? Think again then tell every conservative who tried to warn you how right they were. One consolation is you will be going through it and if there is a last laugh living this mess you traded your freedom for we will have it. Don’t come crying on their shoulders. You were warned.

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