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Thu Aug 31, 2023, 09:08 PM Aug 2023

Brandon Fellows was found GUILTY today


New York Man Found Guilty of Felony and Misdemeanor Charges Related to Capitol Breach

Defendant Illegally Entered Capitol, Smoked a Joint in a Senator’s Office

WASHINGTON – A New York man was found guilty in the District of Columbia on August 31 of felony and misdemeanor charges for his actions during the January 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol. His actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

Brandon Craig Fellows, 29, of Schenectady, New York, was found guilty by a jury after a trial in U.S. District Court of felony obstruction of an official proceeding, felony entering and remaining in a restricted building. The jury also found Fellows guilty of three related misdemeanor offenses. Fellows – a handyman who lives in a converted school bus – represented himself at trial.

According to the government’s evidence, on January 6, 2021, Fellows was among a mob of rioters illegally on the Capitol grounds. Fellows made his way to the Upper West Terrace by scaling the Capitol wall and assisting others in doing the same in order to avoid the massive crowd and get what he said was, “a better spot, just like at a concert.” Fellows entered the Capitol Building through a broken window by the Senate Wing door at approximately 2:47 p.m., wearing a fake beard fashioned of red yarn, a hat in the shape of a knight’s helmet, sunglasses, and carrying a flag and a trash can lid that he held as a shield.

After illegally entering the building, Fellows made his way to the office of U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Merkley (D., Oregon). “I walked in and there’s just a whole bunch of people lighting up in some Oregon room… they were smoking a bunch of weed in there,” he later told a reporter. Fellows was photographed smoking marijuana in Merkley’s office with his feet up on a desk. He next went to the Crypt and walked around. He eventually left the Capitol about 3:45 p.m...

He's the asshole who represented himself, called his trial a kangaroo court and had jurors legitimately worried he would dox them. He's already in jail because he was found in contempt of court.

I hope he rots.

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OAITW r.2.0

(24,936 posts)
3. "Fellows - a handyman who lives in a converted school bus - represented himself at trial."
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 09:16 PM
Aug 2023

Good. He is an anti-socialist loser that hates everyone and sees Trump as his license to be an asshole.

On edit: I doubt he is much of a "handyman"......


(15,157 posts)
4. Sentencing might be interesting. This judge has been hostile to the prosecutors on some of
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 09:19 PM
Aug 2023

these Jan 6 cases, but he also just gave the guy 5 months for contempt. Which way will he go?


(6,874 posts)
6. Something tells me he might give the guy much less than the DOJ asks for.
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 10:11 PM
Aug 2023

Not even the "half" time that the two crying Proud Boys got earlier.

Maybe 1/4 at best, and just a little more than the minimum required.

Now, if Fellows begins mouthing off and such, the penalty might be harsher.


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5. So, contempt of court is a "sometimes" thing.
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 09:31 PM
Aug 2023

Sometimes poor bastards get it, and wealthy bastards don't?


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10. --- wearing a red beard of fake yarn. Shaman had better cosplay.
Thu Aug 31, 2023, 11:03 PM
Aug 2023

The the video of him and his beard is hilarious.

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