(RightWing.org) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has just released a new update on its investigation into the January 6 riot. Incredibly, well over a THOUSAND people have now been charged in connection with the event. This isn’t the final total, either — federal prosecutors have vowed to keep tracking people down.
On August 6, the Justice Department announced that, as of two days prior, they had charged more than 1,106 people with crimes related to the January 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol Building. The report says defendants come from “nearly” all 50 states and the District of Columbia itself.
The most common charge is “entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds” — so far, 967 people have been indicted for that, with 104 of them facing additional charges of entering a restricted area with a weapon. There have also been 372 indictments for assaulting, resisting or impeding officers, including 112 charges of causing serious bodily injury or using a weapon. Sixty-four people have been charged with destroying government property, and 51 more with stealing it. Other charges include assaulting the media, obstructing an official proceeding and, of course, conspiracy.
So far, 198 people have pleaded guilty to felony charges and 434 to misdemeanors. Of these, 366 have been imprisoned, with the maximum penalty awarded being 151 months.
The scale of the operation to track down and punish those present at the riot is huge, and some officials seem determined to be as harsh as possible. District Judge Tanya Chutkan has attracted some attention through the extreme penalties she’s handing out; in some cases, she’s actually gone beyond the penalties federal prosecutors asked for. It looks like Biden’s Justice Department is determined to teach America a lesson about what happens when you challenge the results of an election. The report warned that the DOJ’s determination to catch everyone involved “will not wane.”
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