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BumRushDaShow

(132,154 posts)
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 05:42 AM Apr 11

Judge in Trump's election interference case rejects 'hostages' label for jailed Jan. 6 defendants

Source: AP

Updated 6:53 PM EDT, April 10, 2024


WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge overseeing former President Donald Trump’s election interference case rejected the notion Wednesday that jailed defendants charged with some of the most violent crimes of the U.S. Capitol riot are “hostages” — a label Trump and his allies have frequently used to describe the prisoners.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said the Capitol riot defendants who remain jailed in Washington, D.C., don’t deserve to be called hostages or heroes for their actions during the mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021. “They’re being kept there because they are dangerous people,” Chutkan said during a sentencing hearing for Antony Vo, a man convicted of storming the Capitol with his mother.

During his trial, Vo attended a nightly vigil that supporters of Jan. 6 riot defendants hold outside the Washington jail. The judge previously ruled that Vo’s attendance at the vigil violated a condition of his release.

Chutkan rolled her eyes and shook her head when she learned from a prosecutor during Wednesday’s hearing that the vigil’s organizers refer to their gathering spot outside the jail as “Freedom Corner.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/judge-tanya-chutkan-trump-capitol-riot-93b33b1f1774e4e5c430f1598c7115a3

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Judge in Trump's election interference case rejects 'hostages' label for jailed Jan. 6 defendants (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Apr 11 OP
Good for Judge Chutkan. riversedge Apr 11 #1
K&R ck4829 Apr 11 #2
"Freedom Corner"?! They tried to take away our freedom!!! SunSeeker Apr 11 #3
That's right ck4829 Apr 11 #4
"They're being kept there because they are dangerous people" - the judge speaks for us. onetexan Apr 11 #5
That should be elementary SouthernDem4ever Apr 11 #6
The correct label is insurrectionist traitors. republianmushroom Apr 11 #7
The term is 'criminal'. Traurigkeit Apr 11 #8

SunSeeker

(52,219 posts)
3. "Freedom Corner"?! They tried to take away our freedom!!!
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 10:25 AM
Apr 11

They tried to take away our most fundamental freedom--our right to vote--and install their Mango Mussolini.

republianmushroom

(14,796 posts)
7. The correct label is insurrectionist traitors.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 12:06 PM
Apr 11

As are those that still sit in the senate and house, and an ex=president,
that was a part of this insurrection.

38 months and counting (includes foot dragging)

Traurigkeit

(990 posts)
8. The term is 'criminal'.
Thu Apr 11, 2024, 02:16 PM
Apr 11

That is what they are due to not following written laws against what ACTIONs they did. That damn word Republicans and Right Wingers never liked: consequences

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