Law & Crime reports:
The Washington state man who punched two police officers during a standoff at the Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to six months in prison. Mark Leffingwell, 52, pleaded guilty in October to one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding police officers. He faced off against police inside the Capitol building as officers struggled to hold off the mob, and when the officers made a move to physically push Leffingwell and others out of the building.
“I wanted to emphasize I’m embarrassed and ashamed of myself about what happened,” Leffingwell said at the hearing. He indicated the whole thing has been a “nightmare” for him. In a comment perhaps directed to an audience beyond Thursday’s sentencing hearing, District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that “it needs to be clear” that the Jan. 6 attack on the capitol “is not legitimate political discourse.”
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Prosecutors had requested 27 months. I think people who deliberately assault law enforcement need stiffer punishment than this.https://t.co/uAdnkWnJqE
“Washington Man Who Punched Two Cops at the Capitol on Jan. 6 Sentenced to Time Behind Bars”
— Mark Pitcavage (@egavactip) February 11, 2022
Here’s more from Judge Amy Berman Jackson in her sentencing today of disabled Marine vet Mark Leffingwell — worth reading in full.
She sentenced Leffingwell, who punched officers after entering the Capitol, to six months in prison. https://t.co/jq0ucpbsrS pic.twitter.com/qBddnAEohg
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) February 10, 2022
What’s the Difference❓
A White man, Mark Leffingwell, PUNCHES 2 officers in an #Insurrection & gets 6 MONTHS in JAIL.
A Black woman, Pamela Moses, tries to VOTE in a democracy & gets
6 YEARS in PRISON.
BUT viokence, not voting, is endorsed as #LegitimatePoliticalDiscourse pic.twitter.com/IrnCbqqKFF
— Cornell William Brooks (@CornellWBrooks) February 11, 2022