‘Q-Anon Shaman’ Sentenced 3 1/2 YEARS In Prison For Non-Violent Role In Jan. 6 Riot

Written by K. Walker on November 17, 2021

Become a Clash Insider!

Big Tech is clamping down on conservative media big time. Don’t let Big Tech pre-chew your news. Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

The sentencing is a result of a plea deal after already spending 317 days in solitary confinement since he was charged.

In September, Jacob Chansley, 34, had plead guilty to “unlawfully obstructing an official proceeding” which was the most serious charge against him. The five other charges against him were dropped as part of the plea deal. On Wednesday, Chansley was sentenced.

The Biden DOJ wanted to make an example of Chansley who became the poster boy for the January 6 riot because of the fur headdress with horns that he wore along with his stars and stripes facepaint.

The Justice Department had asked for Chansley to receive a harsh sentence as a way to set an example among the January 6 rioters, and prosecutors have positioned Chansley as emblematic of a barbaric crowd.

Since then, Chansley gained fame as the “QAnon Shaman,” a figure known in the fringe online movement and for widely shared photos that captured him wearing face paint and a headdress inside the Senate chamber.

Judge Royce Lamberth has had Chansley held in jail since his arrest, despite his multiple attempts to gain sympathy and his release.

Other judges are likely to look to Lamberth’s sentence as a possible benchmark, since Chansley is one of the first felony defendants among more than 660 Capitol riot cases to receive a punishment.
Source: WKTV 2

Julie Kelly of American Greatness that has been covering the political persecution of the January 6 rioters for months tweeted the news and how egregious it is.

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald noted that Chansley didn’t do anything except walk into the Capitol and wear a costume. He was not violent, his main crime is being a memorable figure.

Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins maintains that his client was “non-violent, peaceful and possessed of genuine mental health issues.”

After the judge ordered a psychological evaluation of Chansley who had been in solitary confinement for months at a time to see if he was fit to stand trial, Chansley was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Chansley, 34, voluntarily called the FBI the day after the riot, according to the affidavit, and admitted to being the man in the photos that are now synonymous with the mayhem at the Capitol…

…Since his arrest, Chansley has made several attempts to be released from jail pending trial, and even successfully petitioned the court to move detention facilities in order to have access to organic foods in adherence to his shaman faith.

In an interview from jail in March, Chansley told 60 Minutes+ correspondent Laurie Segall that he did not think his actions on January 6 were an attack on the nation.

“No, they were not, ma’am. My actions were not an attack on this country. That is incorrect. That is inaccurate, entirely,” he said.

Chansley is one of nearly 600 defendants charged as a result of the Justice Department’s investigation in the Capitol riot.
Source: CBS News

Hundreds of Trump supporters have been labeled “insurrectionists” and treated as political prisoners for months, often in solitary confinement and many of them are suffering from mental health issues as a result.

Brad Geyer, a defense attorney, posted a lengthy thread on Twitter that describes the horrendous conditions that the January 6 detainees are facing. It’s absolutely shameful. The thread was written by one of the detainees, Nathaniel DeGrave, and can be read here.

The Constitutional rights of these detainees have been consistently abridged, but the thousands of leftwing protesters that were violent, burning down buildings, smashing windows, setting cars on fire, and looting stores during the summer of 2020 are still free.

This is two-tiered justice and patently unAmerican.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker