Rioter Who Attacked Late Capitol Cop Gets 80 Months

The Washington Post reports:

On Friday, a man who attacked Brian Sicknick with chemical spray at the Capitol was sentenced to 80 months — nearly seven years — behind bars. Julian Khater, 32, pleaded guilty in March to assaulting officers with a dangerous weapon.

“There are officers who lost their lives, there’s officers who committed suicide after this, there’s officers who can’t go back to work,” Judge Thomas F. Hogan said. “Your actions … are inexcusable.” Before the sentence, Kenneth Sicknick told the court, Khater at release “will still be free and still be younger than Brian was when he died.”

D.C.’s chief medical examiner previously ruled that Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after he confronted rioters, and that “all that transpired on that day played a role in his condition.”

The rioter’s family has a money beg:

The FBI and media are exploiting small fragments of videos of Julian and his co-defendant, George Tanios, without offering the full context. This is being done intentionally to provide a “convenient” storyline that matches their interpretations (or misinterpretations).

Julian is a hard-working, family-oriented man, a man from a family of faith, and he strongly supports what he believes in. While his support of President Trump and his right to peacefully demonstrate resulted in Julian attending the rally in DC on January 6th, the tragic events that transpired were NOT what Julian would have imagined or intended.

Julian is now facing serious criminal charges due to the role that the FBI is interpreting him to have. HIS BOND WAS DENIED. HE HAS ZERO CRIMINAL HISTORY OR THREATS OF VIOLENCE. Despite this, he has been held in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT since his arrest. How can one still be innocent until proven guilty in a case like this?

The government’s case appears to be worrying and disturbing. They are wrongfully convicting him of these charges, plain and simple. Julian is not the man he is being portrayed to be. It feels as if this case, and his detainment, are targeted and very politically motivated.