Florida Man Faces Over 20 Years in Prison for January 6th
A Florida man who posted a Facebook video of himself during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol faces more than two decades in prison following a felony conviction.
A D.C. federal judge found Bradley Weeks, 44, from Macclenny in north Florida, guilty of a felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding on Friday, along with four other misdemeanors, according to court records.
Weeks will face up to 20 years in prison for the felony alone and up to three years for the lesser charges. Official sentencing, however, has not yet been given and will be scheduled for a later date.
According to court documents, Weeks attended protest election irregularities and Democrat Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory over then-President Donald Trump. Part of the group broke off and stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in an apparent attempt to stop Congress from certifying election results for Biden over the Republican Trump. Weeks was part of that group. Five people died due to the event, but no rioters killed anyone directly.
Officials said that FBI agents received several tips regarding the video Weeks had posted on his Facebook page of him in the Capitol. In one post, Weeks actually turned the camera to show his face while in the Capitol and verbally detailed what he had done. It was essentially a confession.
“We’ve had to break things to get through, but we’ve gotten through. We’ve gotten through, and we are going to take back the Capitol! We are taking back our country. This is our 1776!”
"Defendant Posted Video of Himself on His Facebook Page"
DOJ has to play it pretty straight, but this is a pretty solid "Florida Man" entry.
Jan. 6 defendant Bradley Weeks was convicted at a bench trial today. pic.twitter.com/4h7naD1bMW
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 9, 2022
Multiple videos of the event were captured, with various interpretations.
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As we anticipate today’s election, let’s take a look at the last GA senate runoff.
Jon Ossoff was declared the winner & the Democrats won the senate majority during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Watch as Brian Williams breaks down this historic moment pic.twitter.com/Fq1kDbNjJA
— Tim Hooks 👀🇺🇸 (@LincolnWatchman) December 6, 2022
POLICE inviting january 6 into the capitol building pic.twitter.com/opVfb7ie6Y
— JOSE ANTONIO H (@TOTOGNIO) December 12, 2022
— PROUD TRUMP HATER 🌊🌊🌊 (@azardey3) December 6, 2022
This is a U.S. Capitol police officer inviting the protesters in. And, the media plus elected leaders painted the event on January 6, 2021 as an insurrection? 🤔
Looks like sabotage or a set up. pic.twitter.com/2I37AwQZmO
— mr. pov (@mrpovNA) November 20, 2022
Weeks gave an interview to a local newspaper regarding the riot, the Baker County Press. The paper posted a screenshot of Weeks with the headline, “Local man involved in Capitol siege,” the FBI said.
Some observers on Twitter have objected to the ruling, arguing Weeks’ was either peaceful or that he did nothing at all.
And he did nothing. He was just there.
— ✌️❌🇺🇸Ms. Forrest Trump 🇺🇸❌ (@lucky_penny123) December 11, 2022
An actual crime is depicted below
Peaceful political protests are NOT criminal
Protesting in front of SC judges homes IS criminal
FBI's only goal: target Trump & supporters
==> Russia/Russia, Mueller, Fake Dossier, Repeated Lies to Courts, Mar-A-Lago etc. https://t.co/XTH5rraSEo
— Notorious BIG (@NotoriousB_I_G_) December 2, 2022
Another observer pointed out hypocrisy regarding how riots are treated based on politics.
When does the BLM riots committee start? pic.twitter.com/MJkbZUpcmF
— Brandon (@byoman) December 1, 2022
Officials said nearly 900 people have been arrested in almost all 50 states on charges related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol; more than 275 people have been charged with assaulting, or more often impeding, law enforcement.
According to Amac, as of March of this year, many rioters were still detained without charge.
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 7, 2022
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