Man sentenced to 6 years in prison in Michigan governor kidnap plot

..from Politico

[ Editor’s Note: The ‘flippees do not include the several undercover guys inside the group. We have not heard much about why the operation went as long as it did before busting it up.

That could have been to suck more people into it, or learn more about how they might have been networked with other groups, which the cops would not have wanted to let out.

A similar situation could be going on with the Insurrectionists. Besides grabbing up the knuckleheads, the FBI should be after anybody and everybody behind them that goes higher up the chain.

Garbin and Whitmer

Look how long it has taken to get the Congressional and White house communications requests out when we knew shortly after the event that people had gotten tours the day before.

The bottom line for all the good folks now is that severe enough punishments are dealt out to act as an effective deterrent in the future.

For example, you saw how Trump, after he got the crowd warmed up in Alabama, took the chance of getting on the public record for getting a Covid shot and recommending it.

The bells and whistles were going off in my head that his lawyers had advised him to do that. And you could see he had anticipated some unhappiness and was ready with some quick joking lines to diffuse the audience’s anger. The media, as usual, hyped the event as I replayed it three times and not a lot of people booed.

I will close with the dread that Ty Garbin’s buddies are feeling now, that they are looking at north of six years, ten, twelve or fifteen, I do not know. It could depend on how many counts, and of course past records… Jim W. Dean]

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Unfortunately for his not informant buddies, he got the best deal.

First published … August 25, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Ty Garbin admitted his role in the alleged scheme weeks after his arrest last fall. He is among six men charged in federal court but the only one to plead guilty so far. It was a key victory for prosecutors as they try to prove an astonishing plot against the others.

“I cannot even begin to imagine the amount of stress and fear her family felt because of my actions. And for that I am truly sorry,” the 25-year-old aviation mechanic told the judge.

Garbin “didn’t hold back,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nils Kessler said. “He would come out and say, ‘We planned to do this and I was knowingly a part of it.’ He sat for hours answering all of our questions.”

Indeed, defense attorney Gary Springstead told the judge that Garbin “is going to be a star witness” against the others.

“Ty Garbin testified in front of the grand jury in support of the indictment that got him indicted. He is truly, generally and sincerely sorry,” said Mark Satawa, another defense lawyer.

You can read the full article at Politico here.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I’m really confused (not at all) at the inconsistency in the handling protesters of differing political positions. There is at least one young man in Salt Lake Jail who was picked up the night after a violent BLM protest by men in combat style uniforms who jumped out of a black suburban. They jumped him and his friend as they walked back to their car after the second night’s peaceful protest. They were roughly handled handcuffed and brought in to be interrogated without Miranda rights read. These men were not cops. Now this young man sits in jail without bail facing Trumped up 20 year sentence for burning a police car. A charge I am told by friends who were with him is not accurate. Funny how the law works.

    • The police car that was flipped and burned was left on the road in the middle of the protest route by a lone female police officer. We are told she was frightened by the protesters. There was lots of film off the incident too.

    • Yup, and this is why we say there is no law. They call protestors lawless, but turn right around and apply the law unequally. If there is a law, it applies to all people equally. If the law is applied unequally on a consistent basis , there is NO LAW.
      What we have is not law. What we have is gangs. The DOJ may have aspirations of having law someday, but right now, it is gangs. GANGS. It is law by preference of the people who enforce it. Idiosyncratic cravings and all. Even on this simple point, we have no honesty from the purveyors of ‘law”. This makes them liars according to the precedents of their own “courts”.

  2. Moving out of the mass incarceration mentality is going to be quite messy. This is a case in point, where influence and environment, and regret, is considered.
    Even with that consideration, the plot to kidnap a Governor and actions conducted to do so, should be well above whatever penalties people face for theft or drugs.
    A person can get a year in prison for an empty marijuana pipe in Georgia. A man was just sentenced to six years for burglary of a Tavern in Illinois. Nobody was in the Tavern at the time. They better get good information from this punk.

    • If the guy does not have a record he will get parole after a while. Courts are generally reasonable on first offenses. The black vs white sentencing time variation was a scam on the public as black street thugs in their late 20’s to 30’s often has record already so they would get ‘enhanced sentences’ for which their were guidelines. Guys like Al Sharpton would screamed, even though he knew about the enhancement guidelines, but that his constituents did not.