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Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:26 PM

US Capitol rioter who assaulted police officer gets 41 months in prison



(CNN)A New Jersey gym owner and former MMA fighter who punched a police officer during the January 6 riot was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Wednesday, becoming the first rioter sentenced for violence against the police during the attack.

Scott Fairlamb pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and obstructing an official proceeding in August.
"I truly regret my actions that day. I have nothing but remorse," Fairlamb said in court Wednesday, later adding to the judge: "I just hope you show some mercy on me sir."

His sentence will likely set an early benchmark for how harshly rioters charged with violence may be punished and ushers in a new phase of the Capitol riot cases, which so far have only had non-violent defendants sentenced largely to no jail time.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/10/politics/fairlamb-sentence-capitol-riot/index.html

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Reply US Capitol rioter who assaulted police officer gets 41 months in prison (Original post)
kpete Nov 10 OP
Scrivener7 Nov 10 #1
PatSeg Nov 10 #14
lagomorph777 Nov 10 #30
usaf-vet Nov 10 #34
druidity33 Nov 10 #38
PatSeg Nov 11 #44
Faux pas Nov 10 #2
SoCalDavidS Nov 10 #3
Irish_Dem Nov 10 #9
tenderfoot Nov 10 #4
bpj62 Nov 10 #11
tenderfoot Nov 10 #12
PatSeg Nov 10 #16
LakeArenal Nov 10 #26
PatSeg Nov 11 #43
mjvpi Nov 10 #20
Smackdown2019 Nov 10 #22
Hortensis Nov 10 #32
usaf-vet Nov 10 #35
DemUnleashed Nov 10 #5
Alexander Of Assyria Nov 10 #6
colorado_ufo Nov 10 #7
Escurumbele Nov 10 #8
LuckyCharms Nov 10 #10
Raster Nov 10 #17
ToxMarz Nov 10 #13
Raster Nov 10 #15
uponit7771 Nov 10 #18
Lucky Luciano Nov 10 #19
IbogaProject Nov 10 #21
FelineOverlord Nov 10 #23
2Gingersnaps Nov 10 #24
Mr.Bill Nov 10 #25
soldierant Nov 10 #27
Chille Nov 10 #28
rockfordfile Nov 10 #29
Pepsidog Nov 10 #31
Hortensis Nov 10 #33
Lucky Luciano Nov 10 #39
Hortensis Nov 10 #40
Lucky Luciano Nov 10 #41
whopis01 Nov 10 #42
msfiddlestix Nov 10 #36
traitorsgalore Nov 10 #37
MineralMan Nov 11 #45
fescuerescue Nov 11 #46

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:30 PM

1. A little better. But 41 months for assaulting a cop.

Just guessing he got the mercy he asked for.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:33 PM

14. He did get a plea agreement

and there is also 36 months of supervised release following his time in prison. It probably would have been much worse had he gone to trial. The judge did say that he was fortunate that the officer wasn't injured. Hopefully, 41 months is enough for him to really turn his life around. I'm sure he won't have access to online Qanon conspiracies in prison.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:13 PM

30. These assholes will not turn their lives around; their brains are defective.

However, if we can lock 'em up long enough to create some space for democracy, that's some help.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:26 PM

34. YES AGREED!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 07:13 PM

38. He won't be able to vote. nt.

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Response to druidity33 (Reply #38)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 09:43 AM

44. Yes, this is true

and his job opportunities could be very limited for years to come as well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:31 PM

2. ...

Not nearly enough time!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:47 PM

3. And He's Alive

If your average black man did that to a random cop, he'd probably get a death sentence.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:14 PM

9. He wouldn't even make it to jail.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 12:50 PM

4. 3.5 years...

another slap on the wrist.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:23 PM

11. Federal Penitentiary

41 months is 3 5 years in a federal prison. You lose the right to vote. You lose most of your rights and hopefully you aren't assaulted while in prison. Unless you have done some time in prison I don't think you have any idea of what he is about to go through.

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:24 PM

12. Sounds good

Thank you for the info.

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:37 PM

16. Yes, it will be quite brutal

and his life will be very different once he gets out. He was sentenced to 36 months of supervised release on top of the prison time. This should affect his life profoundly.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:48 PM

26. Oh he'll be online with Proud boys as soon as released.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 09:41 AM

43. It is possible

But prison can have a profound effect on a person. The experience is likely to wake a lot of people up to reality.

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:50 PM

20. Felon. No guns.

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Response to mjvpi (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:56 PM

22. Keep Trump from getting re-elected

If Trump get back in, he would pardon these traitors!

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:50 PM

32. Well, most of us don't of course. Hopefully for sure he isn't assaulted.

At least, I've heard, federal prisons tend to be generally nicer and better run, and safer, than state prisons, such as here in GA, or wherever they store people there isn't room in overcrowded prisons for, like jails. If he was mine I'd have been trying for some comfort in knowing if "worse" came to "worse" he'd spend his time in a federal facility, and of course that what I'd heard was true.

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Response to bpj62 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:34 PM

35. His first mistake will be thinking he is the big MMA tough guy on the block. There will not be a....

... referee in prison that will stop the fight. In prison, he will end up with a dozen stab wounds before anyone notices.

He might hold his own in the first encounter until they get him sized up.

The subsequent altercations will be far more deadly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:12 PM

5. Oh sure...

Oh sure....NOW you have to feign regret and remorse just to try and get out of a severe sentence!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:13 PM

6. Another one bites the dust. And the dust is getting thicker and thicker, so Bravo...deterrence

and retribution must be the predominant principles.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:13 PM

7. Gym owner and MMA fighter?

He could have killed someone with his bare hands.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:14 PM

8. To me, the judge showed mercy the guy did not deserve. He should be in jail for at least 10 years

That should help him think about his stupidity. I don't believe in his remorse, it is just to make the judge believe he is sorry about what he did.

41 months is only 3.5 years, and he may be able to get out earlier for good conduct or whatever...These people need to be punished hard to make sure they, or anyone else thinking about it, do not do it again.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:17 PM

10. Not nearly enough.

Not only did he punch a cop, but he punched a cop while committing a seditious act.

The fucker had plenty of time to re-think his choice of going to the Capitol that day.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:38 PM

17. I concur.

They were at the Capitol that day to OVERTHROW the lawful and legal United States government.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:27 PM

13. I think a good benchmark is too make sure they are all in prison at LEAST

until after the next inauguration. 41 months gets there.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:37 PM

15. So refresh my memory... Did he show any mercy to the Police Officer he punched...

... during the DOMESTIC TERRORIST incident at the Capitol?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:40 PM

18. Good start, ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:47 PM

19. 41 months makes sense for assaulting the cop.

How about the 20 additional years for sedition? Asking for a friend.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 01:52 PM

21. Prison length ok

The 3.5 year sentence is ok. But the post release should be 10 or even 20 years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:02 PM

23. This guy caused a lot of trouble in NJ last year

New Jersey was VERY hard hit by COVID. Fairlamb kept reopening his gym and the state kept shutting it down.

From May 2020:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/05/15/new-jersey-businesses-reopening-early/%3famp

The irony is that the gym is shut down again because he’s not there to run it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:05 PM

24. In my humble opinion it should start at 10 years,

but this is more like it. This bullshit of time served or 30-60 days has to stop. This was a coup attempt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:26 PM

25. I think every single person that crossed the police line

that day should do at least 20 years, and a good number of them should be executed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 02:59 PM

27. "I just hope you show some mercy on me sir."

Of course, everyone is different, but that doesn't sound like real remorse to me.

Real remose is more like "Whatever you sentence me to, I won't complain."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:03 PM

28. finally a decent

 

sentence. He'll be sitting in a prison for at least 2.58 years. That's eternity to those people

I took 10 months off of the 41 and divided it by 12

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:04 PM

29. He should've gotten life in prison

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 03:21 PM

31. That's more like it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:14 PM

33. 41 months in prison is top of the sentencing guidelines.

Another seditionist was reported last spring to be facing a very similar term, but he cooperated to turn in others.

A problem with sending people away for decades or life for treason is that thousands came believing they were patriots either demonstrating or prepared to fight to take their government back from a LW coup d'etat. Of course they shouldn't have believed it, and that doesn't make them innocent of crimes committed, but it certainly goes to punishment.

This has to be taken into consideration. Look at all the lies believed by some on the left and the eager support of election subversion that lead to. People being lead shamefully but seemingly sincerely wrong by manipulation of their weaknesses is common.

Now, all who engaged in systematic deception of the electorate and encouraged subversion, including media everywhere from Fox stars to slimey tweeters and bloggers -- I'd put them away for long, hard time.

Hopefully these dangerous times will have calmed down by the time this one's out.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:19 PM

39. Stupidity is not an excuse. The 41 months should be for the assault of the cop.

The treason/sedition should be a separate charge. These people must be punished and destroyed.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #39)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:27 PM

40. Well, if our justice system gets taken over by a deeply angry

and viciously punitive political faction, you better just hope to hell it's yours. There'd be no guarantee of safety for you or anyone else in that situation, of course.

So this kind of thing should make smart people grateful for the various strong layers of legal and ethical protections between those brought to justice and angry mobs. While they last.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 08:49 PM

41. So you don't think they tried to overthrow the government in a coup? Got it.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 09:28 PM

42. He was facing up to 28 years

He plead guilty in order to obtain a much lesser sentence.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:51 PM

36. Wonder what the distinctions are between the Shaman and this dude? {apart from assault on Police)

I can't remember, but I don't think the Shaman attacked anyone. However he did do a lot of damage and there was that spear.

Just trying to figure out the distinctions and differences in crimes this guy was charged with and the charges the shaman faced in court.

Shaman gets 4 years, not sure which prison facility or what the specific charges ended up being.

there used to be this ongoing data base tracking arrests and convictions etc. Used to be posted here daily but haven't seen it in quite a while.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 10, 2021, 05:39 PM

37. Thanks for posting, good news is always welcome

Hopefully these cretins getting long jail sentences will send ripples through magaworld and the GOPlague.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 10:05 AM

45. Some will say that's not enough, no doubt.

However, it's not an atypical low-time sentence. We're not going to imprison people for 20 years or life for hitting a cop.

I'm heartened to see that, as more serious offenses from January 6 are resulting in substantial sentences.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Nov 11, 2021, 10:07 AM

46. Finally a real sentence

At least this one in particular won't be available to vote in the mid terms.

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