Largo man receives longest prison term yet for 1/6 insurrection

  
Via:  Kavika  •  5 months ago  •  15 comments

By:   Tim Kephart (WFTS)

Largo man receives longest prison term yet for 1/6 insurrection
U.S. Judge Tanya Chutkan sentenced Robert Scott Palmer of Largo to the longest sentence for any person convicted for their role in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Judge Tanya Chutkan sentenced Robert Scott Palmer to the longest sentence for any person convicted for their role in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

Palmer was given a 63-month sentence to be served in federal prison. He received an additional 36 months of supervised release and was ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution. Judge Chutkan said she would recommend that Palmer be housed in a federal prison close to his home in Clearwater but could not guarantee that would happen.

Palmer pleaded guilty to his role in the attack on the Capitol on 1/6. The government said Palmer threw a wooden plank at officers, sprayed the contents of a fire extinguisher at the officers before then throwing the extinguishers. He then searched for more materials to assault police with including throwing a fire extinguisher a second time.

According to the sentencing memorandum, Palmer was eventually pepper sprayed by law enforcement, but that didn't stop him. The government said Palmer assaulted another group of officers with a 4-5-foot pole that he threw like a spear at the officers. He was then shot by officers with a non-lethal bullet that hit him in the abdomen.

The government said Palmer admitted in interviews that his goal was to subvert a democratic election and that he hoped for military intervention to overturn the election to keep then-President Donald Trump in power.

The judge was critical of Palmer's actions on 1/6 and said that the U.S. Marshals, Capitol Police, and others who fought to keep the insurrectionists out of the Capitol and away from the elected leaders were "the real patriots that day."

"The men and women who kept democracy functioning that day and saved lives, they deserve the thanks of this nation," Judge Chutkan said as she pronounced the sentence. "They didn't deserve to have fire extinguishers thrown at them."

When pronouncing the sentence, Chutkan said part of the reason for her sentence was, "It has to be made clear that trying to violently overthrow the government, trying to stop the peaceful transfer of power, and assaulting law enforcement officers in that effort is going to be met with absolutely certain punishment."


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Kavika
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1  seeder  Kavika     5 months ago

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The judge was critical of Palmer's actions on 1/6 and said that the U.S. Marshals, Capitol Police, and others who fought to keep the insurrectionists out of the Capitol and away from the elected leaders were "the real patriots that day."
 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1    5 months ago

that treasonous asshole got off light in my opinion. hopefully the elected and administration officials that were complicit that day bear the brunt of the punishment meted out by the judicial system. lock them up.

 
 
 
Kavika
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1.1.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  devangelical @1.1    5 months ago
that treasonous asshole got off light in my opinion.

agree with that.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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1.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  devangelical @1.1    5 months ago

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Gsquared
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1.1.3  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @1.1    5 months ago

I agree.

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    5 months ago

Butt, I heard a nutter say there was no insurrection... 

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  JBB @2    5 months ago

Yeah, and the moon is green cheese.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.2  Gsquared  replied to  JBB @2    5 months ago

... and that anything that did happen was caused by federal agents/provocateurs supposedly somehow trying to help the Democrats. 

There are lots of disgusting lies being spewed by the reactionary extremists.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @2.2    5 months ago

If lies were dollars most of the reactionary extremists would be rich.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3  al Jizzerror    5 months ago

Robert Scott Palmer was following orders from his fearful leader:

"We fight like hell. And if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore..." - Donald Trump Jan 6th, 2020.

Trump, obviously, was committing one of his many acts of sedition. 

Palmer and the rest of Trump's terrorists are criminals butt the biggest criminal is their cult leader.

Trump led the insurrection.

LOCK HIM UP!!!

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Kavika
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3.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  al Jizzerror @3    5 months ago

Perfect

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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4  Raven Wing    5 months ago

I have a feeling that there will be more getting more extended sentences going forward as the charges become more serious. It will be very interesting to see what lays ahead with the higher ups coming up.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @4    5 months ago
It will be very interesting to see what lays ahead with the higher ups coming up.

Hopefully, we'll see some real serious time being handed out.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  Kavika @4.1    5 months ago
It will be very interesting to see what lays ahead with the higher ups coming up.
Hopefully, we'll see some real serious time being handed out.

My suggestion, don't hold your breath.  It's difficult to prove intent which is what would be needed to convict anybody who didn't actually enter the Capital building. A lot of what was said at the rally (and even before) is protected political speech. Just because someone comes up after the fact and says they only did it because they believed Trump told them to is not proof of intent.

 
 
 
Kavika
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4.1.2  seeder  Kavika   replied to  Snuffy @4.1.1    5 months ago

On the other hand, those that actually committed an act of violence like this guy should get the full measure of the law.

 
 

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