Gujarat-born judge hands 18-year prison sentence to January 6 mob attack leader

WASHINGTON: A Gujarat-born Indian-American judge executed a pro-Trump right-wing extremist for “conspiring to mutiny” against the United States on Thursday before giving him an 18-year prison sentence , the harshest punishment for anyone in that crowd. stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
United States District Judge Amit Priyavadan Mehtawho was born in Patan in Gujarat and grew up in Maryland, outside Washington D.C., known for Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, telling him he and his fellow humans “posed a constant threat and danger to the our democracy and the fabric of this country.”
Explaining that a plot to riot is one of the most serious crimes an American can commit, Mehta said “the use of force is an insult to the government and it is an insult to the people of the land. our country.”
“It is a series of actions where you and others commit to the use of force, including the ability to use weapons, against the government of the United States as it transitions from president to president. And what is the engine? You don’t like the new guy,” he told Rhodes, dismissing his argument that he was a “political prisoner.”
“What we absolutely cannot have is a group of citizens – because they do not like the outcome of an election, who do not believe that the law is properly observed – inciting revolution. You don’t take to the streets with a rifle. You don’t expect the president to invoke insurrection so you can start a street war… You don’t rush into the United States Capitol in the hope of stopping the electoral roll,” Mehta said. , in the comment also suggests criticizing the former president Donald Trumpwho defended the events of January 6 and said he would pardon convicts if he returned to power.
Mehta, 52, is presiding over several high-profile cases related to the January 6 attacks and former President Trump’s role in them. They include three civil lawsuits in which several lawmakers and police officers are suing for damages for physical and emotional injuries they claim were sustained during the attacks.
Mehta made a lengthy stand rejecting Trump’s claims of “absolute immunity” from lawsuits, ruling that his actions were not part of the president’s duties and that there was reasonable evidence for found him involved in a conspiracy with organized groups to use any means, including violence, to reverse the outcome of the 2020 election.
Trump supporters are expected to unseat Judge Mehta, describing him as a left-wing libertarian and calling for his impeachment.


News5h: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button