Federal prosecutor Jacob Chansley, dubbed “The Public Face of the Capitol Riot,” was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison on Wednesday. This is one of the longest sentences ever reported in connection with the January 6th incident.
Known as “QAnon Shaman,” Chansley, a 34-year-old Donald Trump supporter, wore a fur and horned Viking hat and had a spear with the American flag when he attacked the Capitol. , Received a judgment from Judge Royce C. Lambers.Last week, Ramverse Judgment A New Jersey man who attacked an officer outside the Capitol in a federal prison from January 6 to 41 months.
“If the defendant was peaceful that day, in your honor, we wouldn’t be here,” US Assistant Kimberly Pascal told Lambers Wednesday.
“‘Time’s Up, Mother Fuckers’ is not peace, it’s your honor,” Pascal said, referring to what Chansley shouted in the Senate. “It’s horrifying,” she mentioned a letter that Chansley left at Vice President Mike Pence’s desk. “It’s just a matter of time. Justice is brought.”-“It wasn’t peace.” She called the memo a “threat.”
Pascal said Chansley did not assault the police that day, but the judge should be aware of the January 6 tenor and read threatening notes in that context. She also mentioned that Chansley called Pence a “fucking traitor” from Senate Days.
“Everything that happened on January 6, 2021 was not peaceful,” Pascal said, adding Chansley, who was engaged in “jammers” that day. She asked the court to send a message to the January 6 “bearers” and others that attempts to disrupt American democracy, regardless of their political beliefs, would have consequences.
Chansley, who Plead guilty Police outside the Senate room as a senator scrambled for safety in September, one of the first 30 mobs to break through the Capitol on January 6 for a felony of obstruction of official proceedings. I confronted the official.
Speaking in front of Lambert shortly before the sentence was given, Chansley thanked the judge for moving him to another prison. Organic diet..
“I believe in freedom with all my heart and soul,” Chansley said. “But I also believe in law and order, because without law and order there can be no freedom.”
Chancery said he came to understand why Lambert locked him in before the trial, and said “honored people” admitted they were wrong.
“I was imprisoned in a cell for my decision. I broke the law, and if I believe in freedom, if I believe in law and order … I should take responsibility “Chansley said. “I needed time to reassess.”
Chancery said he realized it was wrong to enter the Capitol, but he wasn’t a “rebel anarchist” or a “domestic terrorist,” but simply a “good man who broke the law.” Stated. Chancery said that if he could come back on January 6th and relive it, he would “do everything differently.”
A few minutes later, Chansley broke into the US Senate’s gallery and shouted “Time’s Up Mother Fuckers” as other mobs ran around the Senator’s desk in the lower room. He eventually went to the Senate floor, where he took a seat occupied by then-Vice President Mike Pence. Chancery called Pence a “fucking traitor” and put his letter on his desk.
Chansley’s lawyer, Al Watkins, said in September that his client said:Reproduce the’Q’monikaAnd no longer wanting to be known as QAnon Shaman, he began to move away from his belief in QAnon conspiracy theory.
“Have you ever witnessed Jacob crossing the road away from QAnon this way? Absolutely. Did he release himself so that his boots didn’t smell QAnon? No, it’s still It’s there, “Watkins said. “And it will take time.”
On Wednesday, Mr Watkins said the court was in a “very unique position” both in giving justice and helping to fill the political division by showing mercy to Chansley.
“He is responsible and wants to be held accountable,” Watkins said.
The government sought a 51-month sentence in federal prison, saying his criminal activity “made him the public face of a parliamentary riot.”
“Armed with a six-foot-long spear, the defendant bravely passed dozens of law enforcement officers, the mob threw all sorts of debris at those who opposed them, passed through broken windows, and with an alarm bell. I went through the ringing door, “said the federal prosecutor. I have written In the judgment memo. “The defendant was one of the first thirty mobs to break into the U.S. Capitol. He then stalked the sacred hall of the building and other than the mob with the obsceneness of his screams about MPs. Angryed its members and ignored the “opportunity” to get rid of our government from those who long thought he was a traitor.
The Department of Justice tells Judge Lambert that “to future mob and mob participants, especially those who intend to improperly influence the democratic process, their actions will have consequences. Is important. “
The Justice Department claimed that the damage on January 6 “lasted much longer than a few hours delay” in proving the outcome of the presidential election.
“The world sees that the actions of this defendant and others on January 6, 2021 shake the free and fair post-election peaceful transition, which is one of the foundations of our democracy. I questioned the security and security of the country to all of us. We live in it, “they wrote. “These tremendous harms resulting from this defendant’s actions must be deterred so that similar attacks on our democracy will never be seen again.”
Chancery lawyer Insisted His clients have “mental health vulnerabilities” and “many of the activities and actions of those around him when he approaches, enters and crosses the Capitol are like forgetting like Forrest Gump. In the memo of the judgment that “I saw it.” Chansley’s father was imprisoned for the “lion share” of Chansley’s life, and his stepfather said that Chansley’s lawyer had imposed “abnormal physical and psychological abuse” on his clients. He committed suicide in 2013. Personality disorder, anxiety, and depression in schizophrenia.
“Patience and compassion are the only courses that are medically, ethically and legally appropriate,” Watkins asked the court to declare his client a length of service. “It’s time for Sherman to start his journey to freedom, not from prison, but because of his important mental health weakness. It’s time for Mr. Chancery to start his journey from the inside out.”
This article was originally published HuffPost Was updated.