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DOJ wants 17 years in prison for ex-NYPD officer who tackled, choked DC cop on Jan. 6

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Rot in the make believe hell you insurrectionist!!






WASHINGTON — Prosecutors want a Marine Corps veteran and former NYPD officer who tackled and choked a DC Police officer during the Capitol riot to serve more than 17 years in prison, arguing the sentence was warranted for “disgracing” the democracy that he once fought to protect and serve.

The 210-month sentence the Justice Department is seeking for Thomas Webster, of New York, would be by far the longest handed down in any Jan. 6 case to date. Prosecutors sought more than 15 years in prison for Texas Three Percenter Guy Reffitt for being at the front of a mob that overwhelmed police, although he was ultimately ordered to serve 87 months behind bars. Another defendant and former police officer, Thomas Robertson, of Virginia, was also sentenced to 87 months in prison earlier this month.



Webster was convicted by a jury in May of six counts, five of them felonies. During trial, prosecutors showed video of Webster “elbowing” his way through the massed crowd on Jan. 6 to where DC and U.S. Capitol Police officers were holding a perimeter behind a line of bike racks. Body cam video showed him immediately screaming at one of those officers, D.C. Police Officer Noah Rathbun, before initiating what prosecutors described as a “rage-filled” assault within seconds of arriving at the police line. Video showed Webster repeatedly swinging a metal pole with a Marine Corps flag attached at Rathbun and another officer before charging through the barricade and tackling Rathbun to the ground, where he attempted to rip off his gas mask and helmet. Rathbun testified that Webster’s attack choked him and left him gasping for air as he felt other rioters kicking him while on the ground.
 

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Seem harsh but within the realm of reason. How much time would he serve if sentenced to 17 years? Is there credit for good behavior or other time mitigating measures?
 

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guys! i think someone hacked VMacks account.
reply with caution.
I think if you can find a single post where I have presented anything contrary to that position you stand a chance of making yourself look slightly less stupid.
 

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When you attack a cop bad shit happens to you
 

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Really stupid what this guy did, but not 17 years stupid.
 

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Rot in the make believe hell you insurrectionist!!






WASHINGTON — Prosecutors want a Marine Corps veteran and former NYPD officer who tackled and choked a DC Police officer during the Capitol riot to serve more than 17 years in prison, arguing the sentence was warranted for “disgracing” the democracy that he once fought to protect and serve.

The 210-month sentence the Justice Department is seeking for Thomas Webster, of New York, would be by far the longest handed down in any Jan. 6 case to date. Prosecutors sought more than 15 years in prison for Texas Three Percenter Guy Reffitt for being at the front of a mob that overwhelmed police, although he was ultimately ordered to serve 87 months behind bars. Another defendant and former police officer, Thomas Robertson, of Virginia, was also sentenced to 87 months in prison earlier this month.



Webster was convicted by a jury in May of six counts, five of them felonies. During trial, prosecutors showed video of Webster “elbowing” his way through the massed crowd on Jan. 6 to where DC and U.S. Capitol Police officers were holding a perimeter behind a line of bike racks. Body cam video showed him immediately screaming at one of those officers, D.C. Police Officer Noah Rathbun, before initiating what prosecutors described as a “rage-filled” assault within seconds of arriving at the police line. Video showed Webster repeatedly swinging a metal pole with a Marine Corps flag attached at Rathbun and another officer before charging through the barricade and tackling Rathbun to the ground, where he attempted to rip off his gas mask and helmet. Rathbun testified that Webster’s attack choked him and left him gasping for air as he felt other rioters kicking him while on the ground.
Sounds good to me.
 

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If Trump gets re-elected he will commute all his thugs sentences. Trump and Republicans love the thugs.
 

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Time to set a example for the rest of Trump thugs.
And of course, you feel the same way about ALL of the rioters that attacked cops...right?
 

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Good...so you must really loathe Kamala Harris and the other piece of shit leftists that bailed out the rioters.
 

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Good...so you must really loathe Kamala Harris and the other piece of shit leftists that bailed out the rioters.
When did Kamala Harris bail someone out who tried to murder a police officer?
 

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Seem harsh but within the realm of reason. How much time would he serve if sentenced to 17 years? Is there credit for good behavior or other time mitigating measures?
Not sure of all answers but Federal Crimes do not have parole.
17 years does seem a little harsh. I could see 10.
 
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