Prosecutors Promise “Consequences” for those who “Incite Riots”
by Glenn Kirshner, with Justice Matters
[ Editor’s Note: Glenn is painting a picture for us where we might see a lot of these unorganized Capitol rioters testify in someone’s future trial that they were incited to go into the Capitol by Trump.
These two characters got two month sentences, less than a slap on the hand. This will not go unnoticed at Mr. Trump’s house, which ever one he is in now.
And it could extend to all those who gave fiery speeches that morning if more evidence from the planning in the days before that stimulating the riot was the whole plan, otherwise it would have been a non event and not reason for anybody to come… Jim W. Dean ]
First aired … September 30, 2021
Two defendants were just sentenced to relatively short prison terms for participating in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. As reported by the Washington Post, there were two important aspects of the sentencing hearings:
First, the defendants both said some version of, “I got swept up in the moment” and “I got carried away.”
What are the legal implications for the larger insurrection investigation of statements like this by defendants?
Second, the Department of Justice prosecutors told the judge that those who “incite riots” and “intend to improperly influence the democratic process . . . will (suffer) consequences.”
How do these principles apply to Donald Trump and the others who inflamed, encouraged and incited the mob prior to the Capitol attack?