CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports:

Jeremiah Caplinger pleaded guilty on Nov. 5, 2021 to one count of stepping on, climbing, removing or injuring property on U.S. Capitol grounds during the Jan. 6 insurrection. Ahead of Caplinger’s sentencing next month, newly-filed court documents obtained by Variety reveal that prosecutors in the case used a famous quote from the HBO fantasy series “Game of Thrones” to argue that Caplinger acted with criminal intent.

Two days after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Caplinger took to social media to share an image of a solider from the American Revolution alongside a caption that read: “As said by [Cersei] Lannister ‘I choose violence’.” Prosecutors add in the filing. “In the context of Caplinger posting this just two days after Jan. 6, Caplinger’s adoption of this quote is alarming and provides insight into his mental state and intent in storming the Capitol.”

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