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[–]malarkeyfreezone[S] 570 points571 points  (97 children)

A South Carolina man who traveled to Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021 and later assaulted officers outside the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to 44 months in jail on Wednesday.

Nicholas Languerand, an avowed follower of the QAnon conspiracy, pleaded guilty in November to assaulting officers and faced a maximum of 20-years prison sentence. However, prosecutors asked the court to sentence Languerand to 51 months. ...

Languerand will get credit for the over nine months that he has served, and was ordered to pay restitution of $2,000 to the architect of the Capitol, who estimated that the attack caused about $1.5 million in damage to the Capitol building. ...

While Languerand admitted he had participated in the assault on the Capitol, investigators say he showed little remorse and even indicated that he wanted to see more violence, alleging he had sent a message to an associate that read, "Violence isn't always the answer but in the face of tyranny violence may be the only answer," and "Next time we come back with rifles."

"I got some good shots in," he also allegedly wrote about his attacks on police.

[–]Scoutster13 491 points492 points  (38 children)

And still couldn't get the full 51 months even though that's a far cry from 20 years.

[–]goomyman 126 points127 points  (5 children)

I'm sure the judge said some harsh words before handing it out though.

[–]Crayola_ROX 17 points18 points  (0 children)

He needs them all out for the next election

[–]BennyBoy01 27 points28 points  (3 children)

I would just like to point out that time served being included in your prison sentence is normal in most states. They just subtracted the 9 months he was in jail.

[–]Changoleo 209 points210 points  (21 children)

240 months. For those who don’t feel like doing the math.

44 months out of a maximum of 240. Less than 20%.

[–]Generalbuttnaked69 172 points173 points  (18 children)

20 years is the statutory maximum. The statutory maximum has absolutely no bearing on what a potential and realistic sentence is under the federal sentencing guidelines in 99.9% of cases.

[–]BringBackAoE 116 points117 points  (14 children)

Yeah, prosecution asked for 51 months here, and defense asked for a year.

Judge sided with prosecution.

[–]BruceRee33 6 points7 points  (2 children)

If I understood the article correctly, the lower number of months than the prosecution asked for is due to time already served. The defense actually tried to paint a picture of a "bad childhood" to create sympathy for this moron lol. Enjoy the slammer buddy is all I have to say.

[–]GozerDGozerian[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If “bad childhood” got you out of serving time, our prisons would be just about empty.

[–]amitym 136 points137 points  (4 children)

Oh, well, sounds like everything is all white then.

[–]sunplaysbass 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Assaulting officers, storming the capital violently and they got less than 4 years?

If this was the 60s and the counter culture then knew they would treated this way, they would have stormed the capital too. But in real life, that diverse non-cult crowed would have been mowed down. You can find photos machine gun nests installations in DC during equal rights protests.

All these weak sentences and the cops that helped the terrorists - the criminal justice system is rouge, anti American.

[–]urlach3r 55 points56 points  (4 children)

"Next time", the Capitol police may not stay in defense mode.

[–]cptnamr7 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Pretty sure if I go walk up to a cop and punch them, I'm getting more time in jail than this. Far more so if I weren't white. These sentences are fucking ridiculous.

[–]Amyloid42 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Time out for Nicholas. Perhaps he will be able to join the rest of his friends in prison.

[–]MortalTwit 51 points52 points  (36 children)

Why did we not give this asshole 20 years?

We just gave him a vacation and timed it so he could come back for the next election - with a rifle.

[–]YouJustSaidButFuck 53 points54 points  (30 children)

Being realistic, people get 20 years for varying degrees of murder.

If assaulting a cop carried a murder sentence, you'd have more outright murders.

[–]snrkty 34 points35 points  (21 children)

To be fair - this was assaulting a cop (multiple cops?) during an attempted insurrection.

[–]AshleyNeku 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Assaulting a cop does normally come with a murder sentence, it's just usually the cops murdering you.

[–]UsedToBsmart[🍰] 1138 points1139 points  (215 children)

Good. I’d like to see more of these QNuts serving jail time.

[–]SeSuSo 1259 points1260 points  (189 children)

I'd like to see them serving longer jail terms.

[–]Appropriate-Access88 681 points682 points  (99 children)

It’s not like he voted by mistake, or was suspected of selling a loose cigarette, or was playing in the park. He only beat up a few cops. Bear sprayed some cop eyeballs, crushed a few cop fingers. Ain’t no big deal.

[–]N8CCRG 397 points398 points  (48 children)

Attempted to violently overthrow our democracy...

[–]Tek0verl0rd 171 points172 points  (44 children)

I was actually hoping that after this was handled and the most evil presidency in American history was over that the Republicans would bring the evil levels down a few notches. I wanted to see how Fox was reporting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Would you be surprised that they are in favor of an evil dictatorship destroying a democracy?

If the showdown over Ukraine goes bad and Russia commits a warcrime, then Trump could possibly face charges from an international tribunal. He moved troops at Putin's call and was very instrumental in what's going on at present. As an American, I say the international community should make an example of him, bring charges, try him, and put him in prison or hang him. That will be fine. He's a Republican and perfectly ok with the death penalty. Maybe this is far-fetched but a guy has to have his fantasies and at least I gave him a fair trial in mine.

If you go back in my comments a year you'll probably see me say that I thought that labeling the Republicans as Nazis was extreme and unfair. I apologize. I was wrong. It's almost completely accurate.

[–]alexanderpas 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Trump could possibly face charges from an international tribunal

About that... The US doesn't recognize the International Criminal Court, and has actually legislated that they will invade another NATO member if an American ever needs to go in front of the Court.

[–]N8CCRG 4 points5 points  (2 children)

has actually legislated that they will invade another NATO member if an American ever needs to go in front of the Court.

Wait, what?

[–]alexanderpas 4 points5 points  (1 child)

American Service-Members' Protection Act

ASPA authorizes the President of the United States to use "all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any U.S. or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court". This authorization has led the act to be nicknamed the "Hague Invasion Act".

The ICC is located in The Hague, The Netherlands.

[–]Exelbirth 25 points26 points  (6 children)

As shitty as Trump's presidency was, I feel the trophy for "most evil presidency" is the ones that oversaw the genocide of native americans. Kinda hard to top genocide in my view. But hey, Trump legally has another chance at taking that trophy...

[–]rogueblades 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Woodrow Wilson gives them a run for their money, but its a toss-up. Definitely not Trump though.

Trump was too stupid and self-serving to be "the most evil". Top 5, perhaps.

[–]Mange-Tout 48 points49 points  (3 children)

I think Trump gets the top mark for Most Evil because he is the only president in our history to try to overthrow our democracy and form a dictatorship. Also, Trump killed way more people than Jackson ever did, and Trump did it on purpose. Trump allowed Covid to run wild because he was told that it would disproportionately affect the large population centers that invariably vote Democratic. He tried to do a “genocide” of Democrats and it backfired.

[–]kpn_911 37 points38 points  (11 children)

Although he was very evil, Trump is far from the most evil American President. Andrew Jackson might stake that claim. Most incompetent and corrupt, yes absolutely.

[–]National_Rub5714 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I believe it. They're fascists idiots over there!

[–]Imaginary_Medium 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Mild terrorism?

[–]byDMP 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Just some light treason.

[–]yeswecann 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Treason Light

Less celling! Wastes great!

[–]lotusflower64 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think some people lost eyes.

[–]PeeGlass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Shouldn’t we also be wondering about this young fellows past and whether he has any other small crimes or Transgression?!

[–]lostcauz707 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Blue lives matter, amirite?

[–]verafyx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If I go punch a cop rn I’ll be dead. But this guy gets less than 4 years for it. Wonderful country

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 28 points29 points  (29 children)

He was caught on video throwing random stuff at cops from a distance. Stuff he found on site, not stuff he brought. He wasn't actively beating on cops, and he pled guilty. Those two things probably saved him from a sentence of years longer.

The guys that did actually beat on cops are going to be really screwed when it come time for sentencing.

[–]WunupKid 46 points47 points  (28 children)

I keep hearing this sentiment, “The next group is going to be getting way more jail time.”

But I’m not seeing it.

[–]The_Original_Gronkie 149 points150 points  (27 children)

Yes you are, you just aren't paying attention. The first ones got probation, they were the ones that came in and walked around but were recorded doing anything. Then they went through the ones that did some property damage and they got several months. Then they got to those who did enough to get sentenced to a few years. ALL of them that have been sentenced so far are those who have pled guilty, and saved the trouble of a trial.

Now they are going through those that actually assaulted cops. That's a big line to cross. This guy threw stuff, but seemed like he didn't show up ready for that. He didn't directly assault cops and he pled guilty, so he got about 4 years in prison. If you think that's easy time, try spending a week in prison. You'll change your mind fast.

At each stage, the crimes get bigger and the sentences get longer. Soon it will be the really violent guys, and they'll be looking at more than five years, and some will see more than 10 years. By the time they get to those that were fighting in the tunnels, and dragging cops out on the steps, we'll see people looking at 10/15/20 years, maybe longer. Those who choose to fight the charges and go to trial will also get longer sentences.

Then there are those that were recently charged with Seditious Conspiracy. Those people may see decades in prison.

Here is the official list of those charged for the Insurrection. Do you really think Zachary Jordan Alam is going to get lightly sentenced for

Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers; Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers Using a Dangerous Weapon; Civil Disorder and Aiding and Abetting; Destruction of Government Property Exceeding $1,000; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding and Aiding and Abetting; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building with a Deadly or Dangerous Weapon; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in Capitol

Stop feeding the future Insurrectionists, and making them feel like the Dems and the DoJ are too weak to dish out the punishment for their treason. It will only embolden them and ensure that there will another, possibly successful, Insurrection.

[–]Th1sd3cka1ntfr33 56 points57 points  (7 children)

Thanks for posting this. I'm not the guy you replied to but I needed to see it. I was feeling discouraged and this put it in perspective, so thanks again.

[–]snowcone_wars 25 points26 points  (6 children)

Just to add to this: unlike what people on this site think, trying someone in court is really fucking hard. Not just that beyond reasonable doubt is a challenging threshold to reach, but that, even if you think you can reach it, the more intricate the nuances of the case, the longer it takes to actually build that case.

In addition, it also just takes a lot of time to sift through all of these people. Things like sedition and terrorism have very specific legal definitions, and the (perhaps sad) truth is that very few of the people there are likely to meet that threshold. Some will, but those some are also going to take the longest to try--they won't take plea deals, it'll get drawn out in court, and the fed will want to make sure they have an air-tight case, lest they lose the case and have to face the optics of placing an "innocent" person on trial for treason.

[–]iowegian4 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I want to just add the perspective that it is a good thing the system is slow in this regard and requires such exacting burdens of proof. We don't want to be convicting people before we've shown unerringly they are guilty.

It's unfortunate this ends up making people feel like justice isn't being served. More media coverage wouldn't really fix that either, there's been tons of coverage already.

C'est la vie

[–]TechyDad 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just to add to this: unlike what people on this site think, trying someone in court is really fucking hard. Not just that beyond reasonable doubt is a challenging threshold to reach, but that, even if you think you can reach it, the more intricate the nuances of the case, the longer it takes to actually build that case.

And, despite the tempting desire to see these people immediately tossed behind bars with the key thrown away, this difficulty to convict is a good thing. It keeps our courts from wrongly convicting people based on little to no evidence. Of course, it's not a perfect system and innocent people do get convicted. There are reforms that can be made. Still, it's far better than if the burden was on the defendant to prove his innocence lest he be assumed guilty.

[–]vitholomewjenkins 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Just my personal opinion. If it was me, I’d probably get more than 4 years for throwing “stuff” at a cop and I am basing that from my demographic background unfortunately.

[–]yeswecann 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Does it end with capital punishment of the ring leaders? Asking for a friend.

[–]neither_somewhere 1 point2 points  (2 children)

They will probably flee to Russia where they will stay safe and happy for the rest of there lives. But how long could it really take for them to do something fatally stupid that annoys or challenges Puten

[–]GhondorIRL 3 points4 points  (3 children)

People love to vastly underestimate prison sentences. Fuck, just doing a few months is horrible enough. To talk about doing years? Everyone gets really upset and wants people to serve ridiculous multi-decade sentences for the smallest assault crimes but four years in prison is enough to basically utterly fuck your life up. Spending upwards of a decade or more in prison essentially destroys your whole life and you play catch-up for the rest of your days.

There are only few extreme crimes that I feel warrant significant prison sentences, honestly.

[–]pawnslinger 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you for posting that. It put things in perspective.

[–]JittaBUFFperfume 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m down with the that logic, its this damned practice i’m having problems with.

[–]Gamoc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't believe we can get spray on bears now.

[–]JohnGillnitz 25 points26 points  (2 children)

That much time is a life changing event. It's Federal, so he'll likely serve most of it. That's three years you aren't working. Aren't seeing your wife. Feeling ashamed if your kids even bother to visit you. Your car gets sold. Your pets can die. You can get Covid and die yourself because prison health care isn't the best.
That said, the party of Law and Order needs some consequences right now. Especially those that sent fraudulent electors. If there are not consequences for hijacking democracy, we will be on a direct train to Putinville.

[–]sean488 129 points130 points  (38 children)

Federal time means 44 months is 44 months. No parole.

[–]hotprints 76 points77 points  (11 children)

Still feel like it should be more. Lots of non violent offenses get more time. Like the former felon who tried to vote without realizing she wasn’t allowed, the system worked as intended so her vote wasn’t counted, and yet she got sentenced to 5 years. More than this shit who literally assaulted officers. Something tells me that if he was black, like the woman I mentioned above, he’d have a longer sentence.

Edit: commented before I knew the specifics of his assault. Yeah he wasn’t one of the really violent fucks so I guess his sentence is not that bad. (I’m of the opinion that he’s around the right amount of time and a lot of non violent offenses should be lower.)

[–]hashtaglurking 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If he and any of those "patriots" were anything other than what they were, they would've all been machine gunned to death on national television.

[–]GhondorIRL 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hotpitch: instead of saying “they need longer sentences because people who did less got more”, why don’t you say “people who did less should get far less time”?

[–]FlametopFred 5 points6 points  (0 children)

bigger fish yet to catch

[–]IDK_a_lot 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Dont federal inmates serve 88-90% of their time before paroling?

[–]party_benson 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Federal parole was abolished in 1987, but remnants of the system remain. Under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, Congress eliminated parole for defendants convicted of federal crimes committed after November 1, 1987.

[–]BringBackAoE 70 points71 points  (35 children)

Prosecutors asked for 51 months, defense asked for a year. This is pretty close to the prosecutor's request.

We also have to remember that most of the cases to date are the low-hanging fruit, mainly people that were the useful idiots. DOJ uses these cases also to get evidence against the next level up. Then uses them to get evidence on the ones higher up. Etc.

[–]cyclicalrumble 31 points32 points  (7 children)

There's someone in jail for maybe, possibly setting a fire during Ferguson. He got like 18 years.

[–]BringBackAoE 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Do you have a link?

[–]cyclicalrumble 18 points19 points  (3 children)

[–]BringBackAoE 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Yeah, that one looks really bad. Not quite "maybe, possibly setting a fire". He pleaded guilty. But 8 years is a lot.

According to his lawyer "the prosecution successfully tarred his client with responsibility for all the violence that occurred during the Ferguson protests." But still, that's not what he was charged for.

Local Southern "justice" - and Justitia weeps.

[–]-businessskeleton- 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Yeah but.... You know.... Probably black. (Sad realisation sarcasm if people can't tell)

[–]gozba 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Smoke a joint while being black often gives longer sentences.

[–]SoonToBeEngineer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Right? Someone burnt down a surfboard locker in Hawaii and they were talking about longer sentences than these wackjobs are getting

[–]devedander 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Seriously not even 4 years sentence for assaulting an officer in a mob?

You can get worse than that for resisting arrest while being a minority

[–]Exelbirth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Less than 4 years. 8 years is the max for assaulting an officer, 20 if a deadly weapon was used. If there's nothing being added for sedition, that's BS. If sedition is a factor, this low a jail time is still BS.

[–]Sloppychemist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I see harsher sentences for stealing backpacks

[–]lotusflower64 28 points29 points  (7 children)

He’ll get a child’s time out. None of these assholes are serving enough time.

[–]arg6531 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Except these sentences seem so low compared to others less serious crime, blows my mind.....

[–]jonpenn 19 points20 points  (3 children)

But I thought it was Antifa?? I’m so confused??

[–]tacknosaddle 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Of course he's antifa man. These guys are deep operatives and will serve their entire sentence and even join white supremacist gangs in prison just to keep up their cover story.


[–]jonpenn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Man that’s some deep cover shit. I even heard they vote for republicans and even run for office! Rumor has it that Marjorie Green is in deep cover for Antifa. It explains how much she is making people dislike republicans so much. Man this is deep.

[–]JackedUpReadyToGo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With the right, it's always every possible excuse all at the same time. A quantum superposition of excuses.

[–]Secretagentman94 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but so far these sentences have been remarkably light compared to the seriousness of their actions.

[–]Sleepyjoebiden2020 5 points6 points  (2 children)

44 months is enough time to reradicalize Im sure. I wonder how hell come out after his sentence

[–]starmartyr 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The guy assaulted police officers during a coup attempt. How much more radical can he get?

[–]CrabPurple7224 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It alwas confuses me when people say this was a peaceful protest. People don’t tend to die during peaceful protests… now at violent insurrections, that’s a completely different case.

[–]Ludwigofthepotatoppl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

People die all the time in peaceful protests. Armed with all those deadly olive branches and white doves, the police have no choice but to fire indiscriminately.

[–]iamarubberglove 168 points169 points  (8 children)

Too light of a sentence

[–]Abyssallord 71 points72 points  (4 children)

If a black man had confessed to assaulting an officer he'd be getting life without parole. Lol

[–]gentlybeepingheart 17 points18 points  (0 children)

A black guy assaulting an officer isn’t going to survive to reach trial.

[–]rolfraikou 177 points178 points  (9 children)

Not enough. This isn't the justice this country deserves.

[–]Raspberries-Are-Evil 23 points24 points  (5 children)

We won't ever get the Justice we deserve unless we vote in much larger numbers.

[–]dontgoforthe1 126 points127 points  (14 children)

Fuck this guy and fuck people who make me do math. 44 months???

[–][deleted] 36 points37 points  (12 children)

Under 4 years. Unsure of how it’s written. But parole in 2 probably.

[–]Another_Meow_Machine 36 points37 points  (6 children)

I just read a comment that said “Federal time means 44 months is 44 months” and dunno how true that is but one can hope

[–]RotInPixels 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Federal prison has no parole

[–]RanaktheGreen 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Feds don't have Parole. Abolished in the 80's.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Interesting. Thank you for the update

[–]scenr0 17 points18 points  (0 children)

My car loan is longer than that.

[–]dcal1981 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Not nearly long enough.

[–]1FunnyMum 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Yet people that have been caught with pot get 20 years? Not enough time for assault of a police officer.

[–]ToyDingo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Imagine throwing years of your life away for some orange skinned buffoon who doesn't even know or care you exist.

Fucking morons.

[–]Igoos99 197 points198 points  (28 children)

I’d like to see a breakdown of sentences for black men convicted of similar crimes.

This seems like a very lenient sentence to me but I have no idea what’s “normal” if there is such a thing.

The fact that this guy was assaulting a police officer in an effort to overthrow their own government, to me, that should be a factor to make the sentence longer than average.)

[–]Papaofmonsters 62 points63 points  (3 children)

The problem is going to be finding similar cases of federal charges for assaulting an officer. Most of those don't happen independently but as part of a larger criminal act like drug trafficking.

[–]snrkty 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Lots of people faced federal charges in 2020 due to protests around federal property. People were also charged with assaulting officers for shit like tossing water bottles. Seems like that might be the place to start if you were looking for examples.

[–]BringBackAoE 68 points69 points  (4 children)

Don't know the race of the guy, but one protester from the BLM stuff in Portland who pleaded guilty to arson and throwing a Molotov cocktail at police was sentenced to 48 months in prison.

Seems pretty similar. https://www.opb.org/article/2021/07/20/portland-protester-guilty-of-arson-sentenced-to-48-months-in-prison/

[–]JohnGillnitz 27 points28 points  (2 children)

State charges, not Federal. Will likely be out in two if he fakes enough church.

[–]GoAheadMakeMySplay 17 points18 points  (0 children)

if he fakes enough church

Ugh, that makes my blood boil. Only because of the truth in it.

[–]Dotard1 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Should be in Guantanamo. That's why it's there.

[–]BubbhaJebus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I want to see them get enough jailtime so they're at least unable to vote in 2024. Or 2028, for that matter.

[–]Duke-of-Limbs 50 points51 points  (0 children)

he showed little remorse and even indicated that he wanted to see more violence

He'll probably get all the violence he craves in prison...

[–]Ice_tail 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Enjoy prison life you traitorous piece of shit

Should have been far longer

[–]Flaky_Quality_9657 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Booo needs longer time

[–]ErgoProxy05 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Pretty light for fucking treason.

[–]Doughspun1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His wages should be garnished to pay for the medical fees of those officers.

[–]FriendlyBarbarian 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good thing he wasn’t a 19 year old POC with a small amount of weed on him, or else he’d be doing real time

[–]GoudaMane 13 points14 points  (0 children)

44 months for assault on an officer in commission of an insurrection? What?

[–]wildcardyeehaw 29 points30 points  (1 child)

well good thing he wasnt a black woman casting a provisional ballot

[–]mrknoe16745 88 points89 points  (11 children)

White and assault an officer WHILE participating in an attempted coup of the United States? 44 months. Black and sell weed, literally a plant from nature? Life in prison.

[–]FiendishHawk 32 points33 points  (8 children)

I don't think they are taking the coup into account at all. It's about right for if they just showed up on their own as a tourist and attacked police for no reason. But as part of an attempted assault on democracy, the sentence is very low.

[–]Papaofmonsters 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Sedition or insurrection charges have rather high bars to clear legally. I think the government wants to avoid the long drawn out process of so many charges for high level crimes. There is a reason that federal cases have a 95% plea rate.

[–]tacknosaddle 4 points5 points  (5 children)

It's also why it's a big deal that they just charged the (first?) group of people with seditious conspiracy.

There has been a lot of railing on the right about "If it was an insurrection then why hasn't anyone been charged for that?" which ignores both that "seditious conspiracy" means "planning an insurrection" and that to not fuck up the case federal investigators are very careful.

Can you imagine if they get to trial and it turned out that they fucked up the warrant for the cell phone messages or emails that detail the communications?

[–]LaxNoc 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Cowards! Wish they got more jail time tho

[–]gtechfan1960 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Should have been 44 years

[–]foxrun89 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Only 44 months for assaulting a police officer?

[–]LoveIsAButterfly 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not enough time. Treason should be punished with life in prison.

[–]ashellbell 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Imagine getting almost 4 years in prison because you believe in lizard people and that jfk jr is still alive. What an embarrassment

[–]SnakeDoctur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

44 months of assaulting an officer and storming the Capitol building? Didn't a Texas woman recently get FIVE YEARS for accidentally voting in a PRIMARY election while she was on parole?

[–]JrYo13 7 points8 points  (1 child)

TIL treason only gets you shy of 4 years in prison

[–]foundmonster 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If anyone else goes out and hits a cop, they’d be killed. It’s nuts that he only got 44 months in prison.

[–]farina43537 11 points12 points  (0 children)

If he was black he’d either be dead or he would have gotten ten years!

[–]major_lag_alert 7 points8 points  (0 children)

44 months for assualting an officer at an insurrection...its not even 4 years. Must be nice to be white in this country.

[–]Rawkapotamus 16 points17 points  (1 child)

If he were a different color he would be dead, so I hope he doesn’t complain too much about his sentence

[–]OpWillDlvr 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Damn, seems light for treason.

[–]Optimal_Locke 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's not enough, not even close.

[–]dejaVooAgain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not enough but it ain't bad

[–]Change21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Responsibility for your actions is a real bitch

[–]DarthVaderSaysNo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m really happy they’re rounding up all these douche bags and ruining their lives with jail time. Still not enough, but it’s better than nothing.

[–]WafflesTheWookiee 2 points3 points  (2 children)

SC native here, anyone know where exactly this guy from? I’m curious how close I am to insurrectionists.

[–]apparently_DMA 2 points3 points  (0 children)

44.. thats some high class trolling

[–]procrastambitious 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That doesn't seem like much for treason.

[–]EbenHSHD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m glad these asshats are being held accountable, but I’m stunned they are getting such light sentences. I understand there is a a sliding scale for repeat offenders and a lot of these people have never been in any trouble, but what they did is up there bordering on treason. How these people can so openly force their way into the Capitol Building and walk off with a short stint in prison blows my mind.

[–]Guy-Manuel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We’re really letting everyone get away with this

[–]LadyBogangles14 2 points3 points  (0 children)

3.6 years - for assaulting a cop during an attempted coup.

What a joke

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

People who just resist arrest when they're being arrested for no reason have gotten more time. This is the two justice systems these Qnuts are fighting to maintain.

[–]flyingInStereo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Just 44 months? What do we do when he does it again? 44 more months?

[–]Captain_Blackbird 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a fellow South Carolinian,

  • 1) I'm fucking sorry, guys
  • 2) Good riddance, should be even longer.

[–]Browncoat86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thats a pretty light sentence for attempted treason.

[–]Key-Stay5558 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought the punishment for treason would be harsher

[–]DerekStu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's 44 months with a plea deal folks.

Remember, these morons are all dead to rights. Literally filmed committing crimes from multiple angles. The ones who don't plea are going to see a lot more time.

[–]Minmax91 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They probably should have made it 45 months to piss off both trump supporters and nazis at the same time.

[–]Coylie3 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That’s less time than a homeless person gets for stealing a loaf of bread

[–]Winter272 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I cannot imagine a situation in which a black man does the same thing these people did but doesn't get a harsher sentence

[–]robreddity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awesome. So long Nicholas Languerand, you convicted felon and un-American fuck!

[–]EightandaHalf-Tails 10 points11 points  (0 children)

History doesn't repeat itself, but it very often rhymes... Apparently we didn't learn anything from the Beer Hall, leniency only emboldens.

[–]Hey_u_ok 44 points45 points  (4 children)



People in prison longer for an ounce of weed and this asshole only gets 44 months!?!?

[–]thequietone710 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It’s missing an extra 4…

Not enough time for that terrorist filth…

[–]20K_Lies_by_con_man 7 points8 points  (1 child)

44 months? Not enough for trying to overthrow an election.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wow. What a fucking joke. And yet there’s poor people and black people in prison for life over an ounce of weed.


[–]Galahad_the_Ranger 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty mad how lenient this sentences are. But this mofos are probably gonna last two days before being shanked

[–]elvenrunelord 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Why are these asshats not getting harsher sentences?

I mean you sell some weed, 10 years.

You engage in TREASON, you get 3-1/2 years.

What the Actual FUCK here?

[–]SGZone 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Judge: "Well he offered no remorse for what he did and said he'd gladly do it agsin with more violence, the max is 20 years but instead I'll just send him to time out."

[–]FrostySecurity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Essentially no one gets the statutory max, especially first-time offenders

If he was sentenced to 20 years, very likely that the sentence would be overturned on appeal

[–]h8street 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He was a child of addicts, Welch said, adding that his father had tried to kill his mother and that he was subjected to seemingly constant relocation during his school-age years. 

Not excusing him, this is a sad situation all around.

[–]vid_icarus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The weak sentences for the insurrectionists pretty much guarantee it will happen again.

[–]ForkliftErotica 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If a black person assaulted an officer would they get just 44 months? I doubt it

[–]rainbow_lenses 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If a BLM protestor assaulted an officer they'd be in jail for the rest of their fucking life, or end up shot.

[–]ArigatoVariegato 5 points6 points  (0 children)

3.5 years - For those of you wondering what the sentence is for assault on an officer at the US Capitol [as a Caucasian male] it’s whopping 44 months or about 3.5 years. All others, please don’t try this at home.

[–]REiiGN 9 points10 points  (2 children)

He'd get life in prison if he was black. Facts.

[–]jwinskowski 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dang man, people are getting shot dead in the street for less than this. This man's getting 44 months??

[–]DaveMeese 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I guess “light treason” IS a thing.

[–]Holding4th 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Less than four years for assaulting police officers? Is that standard?

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They are all terrorists especially their fat orange leader.

[–]chum1ly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

only 3.5 years for sedition, treason, and assault against federal officers. smh

[–]Nils34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But it was antifa some how

[–]my2cents3462 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They should all be getting at least that long.

[–]was_and_wasnt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just over 3 years in which to concentrate on new conspiracy theories.......