Selfie-snapping Capitol rioter sentenced to eight months
Paul Hodgkins is the first defendant to receive a felony sentence in connection with the January 6th attack
“When a mob storms the Capitol, democracy is in trouble. The damage that they caused goes way beyond the delayed certification, it will last for decades,” U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss said at Hodgkins’ sentencing, according to HuffPost reporter
Ryan J. Reilly.Photos and videos from the day show Hodgkins in a Trump 2020 shirt and carrying a large flag that bore Trump’s name. Hodgkins also took a selfie in the Senate chamber after rioters breached it. He is not the firstCapitol riotdefendant to be sentenced, but he is the first to be convicted of a felony; two other defendants involved in the attack have pleaded guilty to misdemeanors.
The judge acknowledged the unprecedented nature of today’s sentencing. “There is no existing benchmark for the court to apply,” hesaid. “This is the first felony sentencing for the Capitol attack. This case defies comparison to any garden-variety obstruction cases.” headtopics.com
“Jan. 6 was genuinely an act of terrorism,” said Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Sedky. “The need to preserve respect for the law is really at its pinnacle in a crime like this.”But Hodgkins’ lawyer framed it differently. What happened that day “is the story of a man who for just one hour on one day lost his bearings … who made a fateful decision to follow the crowd,” Patrick Leduc said.
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I’ve seen get to 10 years + for home invasions. This is a federal building and only 8 months 🤦🏾 I hope the inmates take care of all these PIECES OF SHIT…justice will be taken care of inside Bull shit …fuck the courts, 8 months for destroying the people’s house and putting peoples live in danger…. People died and they injured 140 police officers,1.5 million $ worth of damage and they fine him 2k ..,I fucking hate this country and their double standards…
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Capitol rioter sentenced to eight months in prison in first felony case related to January 6Paul Allard Hodgkins has been sentenced to eight months in prison for his actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. NBC's Pete Williams reports on the charges and what this could mean as the first felony case related to the riot. THE VIDEO DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE!! TheBigLie A slap on the wrist. Yes, this sentence seems incredibly light, but this guy now has a felony record; his life is forever changed and not in a good way... it's a start.
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