Air Force veteran, Jan. 6 rioter sentenced to two years in prison

Air Force Veteran, Jan. 6 Rioter Sentenced To Two Years In Prison - 726Rhdv33Ikym7Filo6Liszexa
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Soon after news outlets declared that Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Larry R. Brock Jr. began calling for revolution.

“We need to execute the traitors that are trying to steal the election, and that includes the leaders of the media and social media aiding and abetting the coup plotters,” Brock wrote on Facebook on Nov. 8, 2020. “No way in hell we should accept this rigged election,” he wrote in December. “I think SCOTUS needs to see if they don’t act that there will be blood.” On Christmas Eve, he wrote, “I bought myself body armor and a helmet for the civil war that is coming.”

On Jan. 6, 2021, he showed up on the floor of the U.S. Senate wearing that helmet and body armor, and carrying zip-tie handcuffs he had picked up inside the Capitol. Though he did not physically attack any police, his attire that day and his earlier comments caused a federal judge to sentence him Friday to…

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This article was written by Tom Jackman and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com