Violent Criminals Go Free, Yet Judge Makes Example Of 'Capitol Rioter'

Written By BlabberBuzz | Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:45

A federal judge has sentenced a Capitol rioter to three months in jail, declaring his sentencing should serve as a harsh warning to others looking to avoid responsibility.

District Judge Thomas Hogan sentenced Robert Reeder, of Harford County, Maryland, to three months in jail on Friday for his role in the January 6 insurrection. Reeder's sentencing was postponed from August after the Twitter account 'Sedition Hunters' posted a clip of Reeder shoving a police officer on the steps outside the Capitol building.

During sentencing Hogan told Reeder he 'can't condone' what Reeder did and that he was troubled by the attempt to portray himself as an 'accidental tourist' to authorities, WUSA9.com reported.

'I find your statements to the FBI to be self-serving and disingenuous, frankly,' Hogan stated.

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He noted that Reeder, like many of the people charged in relation to the January 6 Capitol siege who have pleaded guilty, still refuse to own up to their actions.

'It has become evident to me in the riot cases that many of the defendants who are pleading guilty are not truly accepting responsibility,' Hogan pressed.

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'They seem to me to be trying to get this out of the way as quickly and as inexpensively as possible -- stating whatever they have to say in the guilty plea, getting probation, and hoping that would be the end of it,' he added.

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In a teary testimony, Reeder argued his actions on January 6 have cost him everything and has made him a pariah, the Gwinnett Daily Post reported. 'I am embarrassed. I am in shame,' Reeder said. 'The hurt that I have caused to other people, not just to myself ... has left a permanent stain on me, society, the country, and I don't want to be ever remembered for being part of that crowd,' he pleaded in court.

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'I accept full responsibility for being there,' he said. 'I want you to know that it was not only a mistake, but the biggest mistake of my life. I wish I had a chance to take it back and redeem myself.'

Reeder told the court that his son has been bullied as a result of his participation in the riots and his family is 'ashamed because they share the same name,' as him, the Daily Post reported.

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He even told the judge his bad reputation has left him unemployed for 10 months, WUSA9.com reported.

'I'm radioactive,' he said. 'No one wants to hire me. They just have to Google my name.' But Reeder said despite his past mistakes he believes he is not a bad person.

'I am a good man. I am,' Reeder pleaded.

Reeder is one of more than 95 Capitol riot defendants that have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Thus far thirteen have been sentenced and Reeder is the seventh to serve jail time, WUSA9.com reported.

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