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MAGA Rioter Begs Judge For Mercy Before Sentencing, Gets Slapped With 46 Months In Jail

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MAGA rioter Devlyn Thompson

Trump supporter Devlyn Thompson, of Washington state, was sentenced to nearly 4 years in jail for assaulting a police officer with a dangerous weapon as a mob of MAGA fanatics stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Citing court documents, CNN reported that Thompson helped move police shields up a line of rioters in the tunnel during the assault, attempted to throw a speaker at police officers — which ended up hitting and injuring a fellow rioter — and eventually hit a police officer with a metal baton.

Thompson, who spent nearly three hours on January 6 at the grounds of the Capitol, pleaded guilty earlier this year. He asked the court for clemency.

But Judge Royce Lamberth of the federal district court in Washington, DC, said that while Thompson “deserve(d) credit” for his early cooperation, he couldn’t “see a justification for going below” sentencing guidelines.

“The violence that happened that day was such a blatant disregard to the institutions of government,” the judge said before handing down the sentence of 46 months in prison, according to CNN.

As noted in the report, “Thompson is the second January 6 rioter to be sentenced for the felony of assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon. The first, Robert Palmer, received a 63-month sentence for attacking police officers with a fire extinguisher, a wooden plank and a pole.”

Read it on CNN.