“Q Anon Shaman” cites “Forrest Gump” in a new ruling memo demanding his release

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On January 6th, Jacob Chansley, also known as QAnon Shaman, appeared in the Capitol. Photo by Win McNamie / Getty Images

  • “Q Anon Shaman” lawyer Jacob Chansley is seeking the release of his client.

  • Chancery will be sentenced to his role in a parliamentary riot on November 17.

  • Lawyers cited Chansley’s ongoing imprisonment and mental health struggle as the reason for his release.

Jacob Chansley, a lawyer representing QAnon Shaman, is fifth in the freedom of his infamous client a week before a parliamentary mob is sentenced to his role in the January 6 attack. I am appealing to.

Attorney Albert Watkins on Tuesday Judgment memo On behalf of Chansley, he insisted on the imminent release of his client.

Chancery Pleaded guilty to one count September blockage after spending eight months in prison following his January arrest.

Chansley, adorned with horns and face paint, has become one of the most famous faces At the Parliament Building on January 6th.. Chancery, who pleated himself among the first 30 mobs who broke the Capitol, took a photo of the entire building walking shirtless with a loudspeaker and flagpole that day, and three days later his hometown. Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona. He was charged with two felony and four misdemeanors.

In a statement on Tuesday, Watkins looked back at images of Chansley emerged from the riots, suggesting that the unorthodox appearance of his clients was “closely related” to what happened at the Capitol. Watkins argued that Chansley’s photo from the scene was “what Swoosh is for Nike by January 6th.”

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Protesters shouted “freedom” in the Senate after the US Capitol was defeated by a mob at a joint session in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. Win McNamie / Getty Images

The 23-page document begins with a bold quote from the 1994 movie Forrest Gump.

“My mom always said, you have to put the past behind you before you can move on,” reads the introductory quote.

In the memo, Watkins is Chansley’s Past and present mental health struggle As a reason he was released over time. Lawyers said Chansley spends up to 22 hours a day in his cell, even though he is not violent.

Sentencing guidelines suggest that Chansley may face 41-51 months in prison. Watkins urged the court to use its “authority and discretion” to impose an alternative to long imprisonment in the light of Chansley’s “honest remorse.” Acceptance of responsibility; and many years of mental health diagnosis.

Lawyers claimed that while in the US Navy in 2006, Chansley underwent a psychological test, leading to a diagnosis of schizophrenia’s personality disorder. However, Watkins said the diagnosis was never shared with Chansley and he was declared worthy of duty. According to Watkins, Chancery’s diagnosis was reconfirmed during a psychological test by a court order in 2021.

“It’s time for the shaman to embark on a journey to freedom-not from prison, but from a significant weakness in mental health,” Watkins wrote. “It’s time for Mr. Chancery to start his journey from the inside out.”

Since Chansley was arrested in January, Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court has Refused 3 times Requests for his pre-trial and pre-judgment release because of the ongoing risk that Chansley could escape.

Watkins began asking for letters on behalf of Chansley In October as yet another attempt to secure his release. The lawyer did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.

Chansley will be sentenced on Wednesday, November 17th. Nearly 700 people were arrested In connection with previous riots, and Over 100 people have been found guilty.

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