“I got 3 cans of bear spray”

Chris Quaglin, who used the vanity Facebook name "Chris Trump, was captured on video assaulting law enforcement multiple times on Jan. 6.

The feds say he sprayed a D.C. police officer "directly into the face" while wearing a "MAGA" hoodie.
"I'm going to war... I might not even make it back... I'm really ready to just the kamikaze... Looking forward to a war... #letshaveawar... I have been planning for this since fucking Bush left office and obama came in."

Any pretrial detainee or prisoner with a gluten intolerance should be appropriately fed, but it’s remarkable to see how willing far-right politicians have been to associate themselves with Capitol rioters caught on camera viciously assaulting cops on Jan. 6.
Chief Judge Beryl Howell on the “overwhelming" evidence: "photos and videos show defendant enthusiastically participating in the riot, physically assaulting at least ten different police officers, including with his fists, a stolen riot shield, and the dangerous MK-9 OC spray."
"The nature and circumstances of the offense heavily weigh in favor of detention. Defendant is charged with three felonies and faces up to 20 years imprisonment…” storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
Chris Quaglin, on video, to police officers on Jan. 6: “You don’t want this fight. You do not want this fucking fight. You are on the wrong fucking side. You’re going to bring a fucking pistol, I’m going to bring a fucking cannon.” storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.usco…
“If I’m wrong, so be it, bro. I don’t care. I don’t give a shit about being wrong.” — Chris Quaglin’s attorney huffpost.com/entry/tucker-c….
A thought experiment: Imagine the coverage from some media outlets if a Democratic member of Congress used their platform to demand a gluten-free diet for a criminal defendant caught on video repeatedly assaulting cops during a riot in the summer of 2020.
Should mention that back in June, the circuit panel of Henderson (Bush 1), Wilkins (Obama), and Rao (Trump) upheld Quaglin’s pretrial detention: “he discharged MK-9 OC spray at police officers, including directly into the unprotected face of one officer.” cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/judgm…

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“America First Bitch.”

The next Jan. 6 sentencing on the schedule is for Leonard Pearso Ridge IV.

No sentencing recommendation filed yet, but a defense memo notes he missed out on "prom, Senior Spirit Day, and the senior year picnic” because of the pandemic.
"Just pray for me that I don’t get arrested by the fbi.”

Ridge will be sentencing by Judge James E. Boasberg on Jan. 4.
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It's just a constant onslaught, hour after hour after hour.
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Key section: the law “allows the agency to use its expertise to recall prisoners only where penologically justified, and avoids a blanket, one-size-fits-all policy.”
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