PHOENIX (AP) – An Idaho man wearing a helmet was photographed swinging from the Senate’s balcony with one hand during January. 6 riots in the US Capitol changed themselves six days later. While swinging in the vehicle while transporting him to Boise Prison, Josiah Colt made a video apologizing and expressed shame for burning the building.
Jacob Chansli, the self-described QAnon Shaman who posed for photos on the Senate with a furry hat painted on the face during the game and with horns, also lacks the enthusiasm he once showed for the riot. A month later, he wrote an apology from the prison, asking him to understand that he was getting caught up with his actions.
Faced with video and photographic evidence in court, dozens of rioters have apologized and expressed regret as the consequences of their actions begin to sink. These amendments include potential job losses, financial ruin and possible time behind bars.
Former federal prosecutor and Capitol Hill lawyer John Flannery said “this is the result for these people for their lives – and it should be”.
Another possible outcome for Colt and others who were imprisoned in photographs that had already gone viral before the Capitol Building: ignorance beyond their lifetimes as those pictures make their way into the history books.
A lawyer for Dominic Pezzola, who officials say is a member of the extremist group Proud Boys and smashed the Capitol’s window with a police shield, said in a filing that his client’s incest left his wife and two children Desperate financial stress.
Several employees of Pezzola, a floor installation business, are also out of work as Pezzola is jailed, with attorney Jonathan Zucker writing a filing in February seeking a pending lawsuit for Pezzola’s release.
Pozzola, the attorney wrote, was sorry for his actions, including posting a video inside the Capitol giving a winning speech that contained a “winning” cigar.
“Since his arrest, it’s time to reflect and see how things have manifested themselves, he now realizes that he was tricked into these misconceptions”, after the election was stolen from President Donald Trump , Zucker wrote.
Colt, who expressed his devotion to Trump and called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a traitor, seemed to recognize the long-term consequences of his actions at the Capitol before his arrest, as he spoke on video, later KBOI Posted on -TV.
“I never intended to do anything that would give my family a black eye for the country,” he said.
Rigret has killed some rioters sooner than others.
According to court documents, Chad Jones allegedly put a flag on police outside the House Chamber, saying he was an ‘idiot’.
He Was correct. A week later a federal complaint charged him, among other things – for assaulting an officer, using a weapon. The charges carry a maximum imprisonment of 60 years.
Samuel Camarago, who posted a video on Instagram in which he showed police trying to get through the Capitol’s door, was on Facebook a day later with his apology.
“I am sorry that I have disappointed all those who are not who I am nor have I stood for it,” he wrote. Camargo was also charged.
This does not necessarily help their case. A judge ordered Camargo, who was arrested in Washington on Inauguration Day, to ensure a future appearance in Camargo’s court as long as someone remained in jail until the trial was over. .
As the procession of rioters ended before federal judges, some issued amnesty before arriving in court, it was impossible to explain who was sincerely sorry and who expressed opposition in a prepositional bid for leniency from the court was doing.
Following his arrest in March from behind bars and with the ensuing hearing, 18-year-old rioter Bruno Joseph Kua delivered a letter to his judge, expressing regret to the court and stating that he was humbled by the experience. According to court documents, “fully received his honor,” Lesson wrote.
Two months ago, Soa had posted an enthusiastic note on social media, stating that it was part of history to join the crowd at the Capitol, that is to say. He One sentence states that gamblers will be taken as guilt admissions: “Yes, we physically fought in our own way.”
Amid the rude awakening: No petition has yet gone, though they may be in the works. Given how many people were attacked as a bastion of American democracy, the sentiment among prosecutors, judges, and the public, at least for now, is not at all liberal.
Pezzola’s judge denied his request for bond, citing a potential threat to the community, and said that Pizola’s expressions of regret could no longer produce evidence that he “played a key role in the act of political violence” Was ready for. “
To date, more than 300 Capitol Hill rioters have been charged. Many are charged with caution and coordinating the attack on January. 6. Most are not accused of committing violence or damage to property, but to walk past security lines and enter restricted areas.
In most cases, they have been accused of petty disputes that dissolved the Capitol Building, which itself was evidence and videos posted online.
Edward Jacob Lang posted a photo of himself thrashing in front of police showing his way through the Capitol Building Tunnel to a crowd of Trump supporters. He Later the tunnel went to the trouble of putting a finger emoji on the photo pointing to someone’s fake image. In the caption he read, “It’s me.” The photo was included in the January 16 complaint.
Some rioters, speaking through several attorneys, said that they went along with the flow of the crowd and wondered for too long what they were doing.
James Rahm said in a video statement that before he alleges that he knows the second he steps on the threshold of the Capitol door “the FBI was coming for me.” The 61-year-old said he was seized by “passion of the moment”.
Psychologists have long observed how individuals in the frenzied crowd lose their sense of personal responsibility and are prepared to engage in antisocial behavior that they never think of themselves.
Courts are unlikely to allow mob psychology to be used as a defense in lawsuits. This could potentially be raised at sentencing to try to explain how people with previous criminal records break the law.
One of the most well-known celebrities in the Capitol riot is the chancellor to issue an apology, the so-called QAan Shaman of Phoenix who climbed into the building while carrying a spear and expressed his disappointment with Trump, who declined his pardon request .
In his apology, Chansali asked him to be patient for him and others, who attended because they “had a very difficult time that happened to us, around us and through us.”
“We are good people who care deeply about our country,” Chansali wrote.
A month later, a judge denying Chansley’s release from prison questioned whether the Arizona man was still subject to Trump, with Chansley saying in a CBS “60 Minutes +” interview that he had over his loyalty to Trump Did not regret it
Tarm reported from Chicago.