“Nonviolent” Rioter’s Sentencing Called Off At Last Minute After Newly Found Pics Appear To Show Assault

Buzzfeed News reports:

A much-anticipated sentencing for Capitol riot defendant Robert Reeder was called off at the last moment Wednesday after new videos surfaced mere hours before that appeared to show Reeder attacking police on Jan. 6. Reeder had pleaded guilty in June to a single misdemeanor count for parading, demonstrating, and picketing in the Capitol — a nonviolent offense and one of the lowest-level charges filed in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection.

He’d been prepared to argue for no jail time, while the government wanted him behind bars for two months because it believed he’d failed to show remorse for his role in the riots. But those plans swiftly fell apart midmorning Wednesday, when a collective of online sleuths who have spent months independently trying to identify people who participated in the riots posted previously unseen footage that they said showed Reeder attacking US Capitol Police officers.

Read the full article. There’s much more. Reeder appeared on JMG earlier this week when he pleaded for leniency by claiming that he was never a Trump supporter. Oopsie.