Jan. 6 Court Theatrics Continue Unabated As Trials Proceed

The parade of theatrical presentations continues in federal court as trials unfold for those accused in the Jan. 6 incident at the Capitol building. The past few weeks have seen the introduction of such evidence as Pokemon coins to sway jurors against the defendants.

In recent weeks, the panel deciding the fate of defendant Julian Khater was treated to “victim impact” statements for the late Brian Sicknick. Khater was accused of spraying Sicknick with pepper spray.

When Sicknick later died, the coroner ruled his death was due to two strokes brought on by a blood clot — not pepper spray.

No matter, as Sicknick’s family blamed Khater for his death. Their statements were added to those of the deceased’s former girlfriend, even though she admitted that the couple was on a “break” for months before his passing.

Dozens of Capitol Police officers were also in the courtroom, and the presentation had its desired effect. Khater will serve 80 months in prison.

On Jan. 23, Richard Barnett was found guilty on all counts by a jury. He was photographed with his feet on former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) desk on the afternoon of Jan. 6. Jurors took all of two hours to return the convictions, and he faces decades behind bars.

On the same day, four purported members of the Oath Keepers were found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other charges related to their actions on Jan. 6. The four allegedly entered the Capitol unarmed after Congress was evacuated, stayed for under 15 minutes and damaged nothing.

U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves boasted that “for the second time in recent months, a jury has found that a group of Americans entered into a seditious conspiracy against the United States.”

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on Feb. 1 lectured Marine veteran Daniel Caldwell during his sentencing hearing. He was held for 19 months in pretrial detention before agreeing to the government’s plea offer in September. Caldwell asked for mercy and received none.

Instead, he was sentenced to 68 months behind bars. Kollar-Kotelly told Caldwell that her punitive judgment needed to “fortify against the revolutionary fervor that you and others felt on Jan. 6 and may still feel today.”

Despite his never being charged or convicted of insurrection, the judge told the former Marine that the act “cannot ever be warranted.”

Arbitrary prosecutions and show trials have become the norm under President Joe Biden, and many patriots face years in prison as a result. Their lives are being ruined by overzealous prosecutors and judges intent on sending “messages” instead of dispensing true justice.