A Proud Boys leader who led the notorious far-right organization’s march to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, was sentenced to 17 years in prison; It is one of the longest sentences ever handed down to a convicted rioter. CNN report. A Washington jury indicted Joe Biggs on several counts, including seditious conspiracy to attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power by then-President Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election.
The prosecution had requested a 33-year prison sentence
“Our Constitution and our laws grant many important rights that Americans have fought and died for,” County Judge Timothy Kelly said in the ruling. “People all over the world would give anything for these rights.” Prosecutors had originally asked Kelly to sentence Biggs to 33 years in prison — nearly twice the longest sentence a defendant received in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021 attack — arguing that he and the co-defendants had “deliberately placed themselves at the vanguard of political violence.” In this country” for years and on January 6, 2021 they sought to “change the course of American history.”
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