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Sunday, March 19, 2023

A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force who participated in the January 6, 2021, riots has been sentenced.

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..."Larry Brock, 55, of Grapevine, Texas, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for the felony count of obstruction of an official proceeding," the Department of Justice said in a press release Friday.

"He was sentenced to a total of 18 months in prison for five misdemeanor counts including: entering and remaining in a restricted buildings or grounds; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a Capitol Building; entering and remaining on the floor of Congress; disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building," the press release stated.

Brock was convicted on all six charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in November.

The Justice Department said Brock, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, entered the Senate doors of the Capitol Building at 2:24 p.m. on January 6, 2021, before moving throughout the building and leaving at 3:01 p.m.

Brock, wearing a tactical vest and helmet, was visible in video footage of the Capitol breach and was identified to the FBI by his ex-wife, according to an affidavit. Officials said he rifled through senators' papers while in the chamber. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-18 11:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

was identified to the FBI by his ex-wife

LOLOLOLOL

#2 | Posted by bored at 2023-03-18 11:28 AM | Reply

Should also have be stripped of all of his retirement benefits, for violating his oath to the Constitution.

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2023-03-18 11:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Another view...

Former Air Force Officer Gets Prison Term for Capitol Attack
www.military.com

...A retired Air Force officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol dressed in combat gear and carried zip-tie handcuffs into the Senate gallery was sentenced on Friday to two years in prison.

Larry Brock joined other rioters on the Senate floor only minutes after then-Vice President Mike Pence, senators and their staff evacuated the chamber to escape the mob attacking the building on Jan. 6, 2021....

[U.S. District Judge John] Bates convicted Brock in November after a trial without a jury. The judge said Brock expressed "very troubling" and violent rhetoric before the Jan. 6 riot. The judge read aloud several of Brock's social media postings calling it "really pretty astounding" that a former high-ranking military officer expressed those words.

"That's chilling stuff, and it does reflect a purpose to stop the certification of the election," Bates said.

Brock believed baseless conspiracy theories that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Republican incumbent Donald Trump, prosecutors said.

"When we get to the bottom of this conspiracy we need to execute the traitors that are trying to steal the election, and that includes the leaders of the media and social media aiding and abetting the coup plotters," Brock wrote in a Nov. 9. 2020, post on Facebook.

In a Facebook message to another user on Christmas Eve, Brock outlined what he called a "plan of action if Congress fails to act" on Jan. 6. One of the "main tasks" in his plan was to "seize all Democratic politicians and Biden key staff and select Republicans."

"Begin interrogations using measures we used on al-Qaida to gain evidence on the coup," he wrote....

His "plan of action" also called for a "general pardon for all crimes up to and including murder of those restoring the Constitution and putting down the Democratic Insurrection."

"Do not kill LEO unless necessary," he wrote, apparently referring to law enforcement officers....


#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-18 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Do not kill LEO unless necessary"

Well, what do you know? A liberal fascist.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2023-03-18 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So I guess it's not true that a felony conviction nullifies your military pension?

I've previously heard this.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2023-03-18 01:25 PM | Reply

@#6 ... So I guess it's not true that a felony conviction nullifies your military pension? ...

Here's what the VA says...

Incarcerated Veterans
www.benefits.va.gov

...Veterans in receipt of VA pension will have payments terminated effective the 61st day after imprisonment in a Federal, State, or local penal institution for conviction of a felony or misdemeanor.

Payments may be resumed upon release from prison if the Veteran meets VA eligibility requirements. Failure to notify VA of a Veteran's incarceration could result in the loss of all financial benefits until the overpayment is recovered....


#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-03-18 01:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

MadBomber, one of your friends?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-03-18 04:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Re 8

More likely one of Bozos buddies.

In fact it sounds just like bozo though I believe he claimed to be a major. (A major pain.)

Regardless, another one bites the dust.

And another one gone and another one gone.

Another one bites the dust

Hey. They gonna get you too!

But Trumpy will be your retribution!

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-03-19 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

This crap ain't funny no more...just pathetic and disgusting.

#10 | Posted by Angrydad at 2023-03-19 01:15 PM | Reply

Evidently, criminalistic dumbassery has consequences. Even, occasionally, for white male Republicans.

#11 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-03-20 06:16 AM | Reply

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