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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 07:33 PM Apr 15

Feds say jailed Air Force vet seeking release is urging loyalty to Trump by Jan. 6 'political prisoners' [View all]

Source: Law & Crime

Apr 15th, 2024, 1:57 pm

Federal prosecutors say the behavior of Jan. 6 rioter and retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel Larry Brock while in prison, including posting “calls to action” to other Jan. 6 defendants, deeming himself a commander of a self-stylized “5th Allied Political Prisoner of War Wing” and issuing online guidance through a proxy about the need for total loyalty to Donald Trump by all Jan. 6 defendants — should be enough to convince a judge to bar his release pending appeal.

Brock, 55, referred to the prison where he is housed in Missouri as a “gulag,” prosecutors say, and he has allegedly made remarks that “until such time as relieved by Colonel Rhodes or other senior officer,” the “prisoners of war” from Jan. 6 should not “break faith with [their] fellow patriots or make statements disloyal to Trump.”

It is unclear who “Rhodes” is and Brock’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Elmer Stewart Rhodes, notably, however, is the currently imprisoned seditious conspiracist and onetime leader of the Oath Keepers, a group once heavily populated by former military veterans.

“Keep your heads up. You are not criminals. Follow the rules of the Commandant of the gulag you are just imprisoned in. Trust in God and the American people to deliver you from the actions of this illegitimate administration and its weaponized justice system,” Brock wrote in a now-deleted post on X.com, then Twitter, in July 2023.

Read more: https://lawandcrime.com/crime/letters-from-the-gulag-feds-say-jailed-air-force-vet-seeking-release-is-urging-loyalty-to-trump-by-jan-6-political-prisoners/

Full headline: Letters from the ‘gulag’: Feds say jailed Air Force vet seeking release is urging loyalty to Trump by Jan. 6 ‘political prisoners’
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