Deep Dive into Judge Lamberth’s Order Jailing Insurrectionist “Q Shaman” Chansley Pending Trial
‘Detachment from reality’
…from Glenn Kirschner, and Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: Glenn gives a good review of Judge Lamberth’s Shaman order. Glenn knows the judge well, having once tried a six month RICO case in his court.
I loved the irony where the grifter QAnon Shaman, with no visible means of support, ends up with a grifter attorney who uses his first Zoom meeting scheduled with his client to bring 60 Minutes in to showboat himself as the Shaman’s attorney. Mistake!
Said attorney later claims that one of the reasons he wants the Shaman released is so he can interview him properly to prepare his case, whereas the Judge eats him alive over not using the 60 Minutes showboating time to do so. Dear Shaman, you might want to consider reporting your attorney to the bar association for negligent representation.
These full opinions can have a lot of gems in them. The 32 pages can be covered quickly, as courts use double spacing. The Judge provides a lot of quote keepers, and this early opinion is a good indication on how the DC courts are doing to deal with frivolous defense tactics.
Besides having no visible means of support, Shaman Jake must have a home gym or membership to one. Check out the bod with the muscular arms and washboard tummy. But there is no mention of any girlfriends crying for him, or any defense funds being set up, which he may not need as the theatrical indigent.
I will bet that he catches himself a perjury charge if he ever testifies… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired … March 13, 2021
One of the leaders of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, Jacob “Q Shaman” Chansley, filed a motion seeking release pending trial.
In the event there’s any doubt that the courts are taking these criminal cases against the Trump supporters who attacked the US Capitol seriously, Judge Lamberth’s 32-page order denying Chansely’s request to be released from jail pending trial should lay those doubts to rest.
Judge Lamberth’s order is must reading for those who feel frustrated and disheartened at the way justice seems to have ben elusive in recent years. Here is a deep dive review of how the judiciary is viewing the severity of the attack on our Capitol and our democracy.
“The statements defendant has made to the public from jail show that defendant does not fully appreciate the severity of the allegations against him,” Lamberth wrote. “To the contrary, he believes that he — not the American people or members of Congress — was the victim on January 6th.”
…“By defendant’s logic, knives would not be considered dangerous weapons due to their availability in government building cafeterias,” Lamberth wrote. “The Court declines to adopt defendant’s ‘readily-available-in-government-buildings’ standard for determining whether an object is a ‘dangerous weapon’.”
…“To the contrary, he quite literally spearheaded [the breach],” Lamberth wrote.
…“Defendant characterizes himself as a peaceful person who was welcomed into the Capitol building on January 6th by police officers,” the judge wrote. “The Court finds none of his many attempts to manipulate the evidence and minimize the seriousness of his actions persuasive.”
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