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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

On Tuesday, a Florida judge sentenced Daniel Baker, an anti-fascist activist, to 44 months in federal prison for social media posts that called for armed defense against possible far-right attacks on the state's Capitol in the wake of the January 6 riots.

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He's being punished for a difference of opinion!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-19 03:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

???

Because he wanted to defend elected officials he's going to do more time than the violent fascists who went into the Capital building???

I see a Presidential Pardon in his near future followed with a lawsuit against the crazy judge.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-19 04:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wonder if he considers himself part of a well-regulated militia?

#3 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-10-20 06:51 AM | Reply

"Because he wanted to defend elected officials he's going to do more time than the violent fascists who went into the Capital building???"

You don't trust fascists, do you?

So why would you trust a communist?

#4 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-10-20 06:51 AM | Reply

Reading that makes me worry that our nation has already been so infested with Fascists that it will be nearly impossible to ever rid ourselves of this scourge. They are like rats, once they infest a building it is pure hell eradicating them. President Biden should pardon this guy and the networks, which have not reported on this story, should be shamed and embarrassed. They don't report the news any more, they report what the government tells them is ok to report. We haven't had honest news since they broadcast the actual footage of our attack on Baghdad and it has been pure lies ever since.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-20 08:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Even though Baker's heart might have been in the right place, it's a bad idea to call for an armed resistance at the State Capitol just on the suspicion one might be needed. In fact, that would be the responsibility of DeSantis and the National Guard.

I can understand why he was convicted. It's the sentencing that's out of whack. It screams of teaching a lesson to any future lone wolf instigator with fanciful ideas about being a media hero.

I hope he has an attorney who will appeal the severity of the sentencing and send him home with his tail between his legs.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-20 08:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Here, Dan was sentenced to three and a half years for online posts opposing another January 6 incident. But for actual participants from January 6, we're seeing charges and sentences far below that."

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2021-10-20 08:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I wonder if he considers himself part of a well-regulated militia?
#3 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

He doesn't have any guns, so... why would he consider himself part of a militia?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-20 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- He doesn't have any guns

That's only because the ebil demonrats faked a Plandemic to keep him from going to the Gym!

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2021-10-20 11:10 AM | Reply

Since when is taking up arms in defense a crime?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-20 11:30 AM | Reply

YAV

It wasn't just "opposing" another January 6. It was a call to arms for people to meet him in Tallahassee for some "high caliber justice." He was taking the law into his own hands. That's not a good omen no matter what was going on his head.

On the other side, I wouldn't put it past Governor DeSantis to use him as a scapegoat. Baker was foolish for allowing himself to get set up for something like that. If he thought he was going to get a medal for performing some kind of honorable civic duty, he doesn't know Republicans very well.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-20 11:33 AM | Reply

He doesn't have any guns, so... why would he consider himself part of a militia?

#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2021-10-20 11:00 AM | FLAG:

Gun ownership is not required. You can hump ammo to the line.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 12:27 PM | Reply

On the other side, I wouldn't put it past Governor DeSantis to use him as a scapegoat. Baker was foolish for allowing himself to get set up for something like that.

#11 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2021-10-20 11:33 AM | FLAG:

Federal issue. He is a Trump appointee, but he was convicted by a jury of his peers. His sentence wasn't particularly severe though, 44 months on a 5 year max.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 12:34 PM | Reply

He was up for 2 counts so he could have gotten 10 years, 500k fine, 6 years of supervised release.

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 12:35 PM | Reply

"Gun ownership is not required. You can hump ammo to the line."

He didn't do that either.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-20 12:45 PM | Reply

I am under the impression that throughout the nation our courts and judges still really have not figured out how to appropriately respond to on-line posts that contain angry and threatening content. In pretty much none of those cases is any violence imminent or immediate. Yet they clearly can be very provocative. I suspect fifty years from now there will be an entirely new and large area of the law dealing with all the various behaviors we now encounter on-line. Right now it all is pretty scatter-shot.

#16 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-10-20 01:00 PM | Reply

He didn't do that either.

#15 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2021-10-20 12:45 PM | FLAG:

Then he is a lazy part of The Militia.

In other articles he apparently does have guns and the prosecutor used gun ownership against him.

Doesn't feel like the NRA is going to go to bat for him on that one.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-10-20 02:15 PM | Reply

Yet another reason to avoid FL like the plague(of utter stupidity) it is.

#18 | Posted by morris at 2021-10-20 07:09 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg

I see no evidence that he considered himself a part of a militia. I do believe the entire basis of a militia is about being armed however and in this country certainly involves ownership and possession of firearms.

What I would like to know is what the prosecutor and state are doing about far right wingers and similar statements. They are far more common, usually more vehement and explicit.

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-21 02:43 PM | Reply

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