Some parliamentary riot suspects apologize as results sink

Phoenix (AP) — A man in Helmet from Idaho was photographed hanging from the balcony of the Senate with one hand. January 6 Riot at US Capitol I crouched after 6 days. While succumbing to the car delivering him to Boise Prison, Josiah Colt apologized for attacking the building and made a shameful video.

Jacob Chansley, self-proclaimed QAnon Shaman Taking a photo on the Senate pedestal wearing face paint and a horned fur hat, he also lacks the enthusiasm he once showed for the riots. A month later, he wrote an apology from prison and asked for it when he came to understand his behavior.

Faced with compelling video and photo evidence in court, Dozens of riots As the results of their actions began to sink, they apologized and expressed regret. Its impact includes potential unemployment, financial ruin, and possible time behind the bar.

“This will affect the rest of these people’s lives-and it should,” said John Flannery, a former federal prosecutor and Capitol Hill lawyer.

Another possible result for Colt and others captured in a photo that became a virus before they left the Capitol building: Ignorance beyond their lifetime As those images enter history books.

Lawyer Dominique PetzolaAccording to officials, he was a member of the Proud Boys group of militants and broke the parliamentary window with a police shield, and his client’s imprisonment put his wife and two children in desperate financial hardship. Said in the filing.

Attorney Jonathan Zucker awaits trial for Petzola’s release in a February filing, saying that some workers in a floor-installation project managed by Petzola are also absent from work because Petzola has been imprisoned. I wrote that.

Petzola, written by a lawyer, was sorry for his actions, including posting a video giving a victory speech inside the Capitol while smoking a “victory” cigar.

“Since I had time to look back and see how things have come to light since his arrest, he now realizes that he is being fooled by these. False belief Zucker wrote that the election was stolen by President Donald Trump.

Colt, who expressed his dedication to Trump and called Speaker Nancy Pelosi a traitor, seemed aware of the long-term consequences of his actions in the Capitol minutes before his arrest. video, Later posted by KBOI-TV.

“I wasn’t going to do anything that would bring my family, country, or me black eyes,” he said, adding that he was threatened with murder.

Regret struck several riots earlier than others.

next day Chad Jones According to court documents, he waved a flagpole at the police just outside the room of the house, told a friend that he was a “fool” and knew he was “having a big problem”. Added.

He was right. A week later, a federal complaint charged him, among other things, with assaulting an officer using a weapon (flagpole). The prosecution can be sentenced to up to 60 years in prison.

Samuel Camargo, who posted a video on Instagram showing police trying to get through the door to the Capitol, apologized to Facebook the next day.

“I’m sorry to all the people I was disappointed with because this is not who I am or what I represent,” he wrote. Camargo was also charged.

It did not necessarily help his case. The judge ordered Camargo, who was arrested in Washington. Inauguration ceremonyAfter concluding that there were no conditions for release, he was imprisoned until trial, which ensured Camargo’s future appearance in court.

It is not possible to identify who was deeply sorry and who had expressed resentment in the preemptive bid for generosity from the court, as the riot procession ended in front of the federal judge and some apologized before appearing in court. was.

After being arrested in March, a hearing of an 18-year-old rioter is approaching from behind the bar. Bruno Joseph Kur He wrote to the judge, assuring the court that he regretted and was humble in the experience. According to court documents, “I took the lesson completely, your honor,” Kua wrote.

Two months ago, Kur posted an enthusiastic note on social media stating that it was part of history by joining a crowd rushing to the Capitol. “Yes, we fought physically,” he added, in a statement that the jury is likely to plead guilty.

In a rude awakening: they may be working, but there is no judicial deal yet. Given that it was an attack on the American democratic fortress and what many think, sentiment among prosecutors, judges, and the general public is not exactly generous, at least for now. ..

Judge Petzola denied his demand for ties because of the potential danger to the community, and Petzola’s statement of regret is that he “will play an important role in political violence. It couldn’t exceed the evidence that it wasn’t. “

To date, more than 300 Capitol Hill riots have been prosecuted. Some have been accused of carefully planning and coordinating the January 6 attack. Most people are accused of crossing the guard line and entering the exclusion zone, rather than committing violence or property damage.

In most cases, there was little controversy over the indicted people invading the Capitol building and provided evidence in self-portraits and videos posted online.

Edward Jacobrung He posted a photo of himself in a crowd of Trump supporters, passed through a tunnel in the Capitol building, and beat the police. He later had a hard time putting a finger emoji on the photo pointing to a blurry image of someone by the tunnel. The caption he included read, “This is me.” The photo was included in a January 16 complaint accusing him.

Some mobs said some spoke through lawyers and said they followed the mob stream and thought little about what they were doing until it was too late.

James Ram said in a video statement before the indictment that he knew “the FBI came for me” the moment he crossed the parliamentary door threshold. The 61-year-old said he was captured by “the passion of the moment.”

Psychologists have long observed that individuals in enthusiastic crowds lose their sense of responsibility and become actively involved in antisocial behavior that they never thought of.

Courts are unlikely to allow lawyers to use crowd psychology as a defense in court. Attempts to explain how a criminal record violated the law can be raised in a judgment.

Among the most famous people who have apologized for the Capitol riots is Chansley, the so-called QAnon Shaman of Phoenix, who raided the building with a spear and expressed disappointment with Trump, who refused to demand a pardon.

In an apology, Chansley patience with him and others who participated because “it was very difficult to connect us, around us, and everything that happened by us.” I asked.

“We are good people who care deeply about our country,” writes Chansley.

A month later, a judge who denied Chansley’s bid to be released from prison questioned whether Arizona men were still receiving the Trump spell, and Chansley said CBS’s “60 Minutes +.” In an interview, he said he did not regret his loyalty to Trump.


Tarm reported by Chicago.