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Man who stormed Capitol in caveman costume gets prison

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By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN

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Be best, stay home next time.

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“I hope at this point you understand that your indulgence in that fantasy has led to this tragic situation,” the judge added.

While most people know that the stolen election is just a fantasy, it is not just expressed by delusional politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene a s Donald Trump, but increasingly by a much wider cast within the Republican Party, which appears to have become totally unhinged over the past 5 years or so.

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A New York City judge's son who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a furry “caveman" costume was sentenced on Friday to eight months in prison.

If he had only instead camped outside a Supreme Court justice's residence and protected the impending Roe v. Wade decision, he would be calmly referred to by the White House as expressing his freedom of speech.

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If he had only instead camped outside a Supreme Court justice's residence and protected the impending Roe v. Wade decision, he would be calmly referred to by the White House as expressing his freedom of speech.

If he broke into a Supreme Court justice’s residence and stole something he would be arrested and imprisoned. As happened in this case.

It’s really really really simple.

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Yeah, but rush on stage carrying a knife where a comedian is giving a performance and just be charged with a misdemeanor.

Of course, if that had happened at a Michelle Obama event, well, then the progressive left would be in an uproar, and it wouldn't be so really really simple.

Do you spend a lot of time fantasizing about bizarre scenarios?

When I feel stressed I talk to my family and friends. Do you need someone to talk to?

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Let’s see 8 months, first criminal offense and since this was a misdemeanor his lawyer could ask for time served and since he was a cooperating with the authorities, he might get his sentence reduced, if not, 8 months is nothing, the guy will be fine and then he can live his life again and put this thing behind him.

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he can live his life again and put this thing behind him.

Well done. You’ve grasped the concept of prison. Sadly it doesn’t always work out that way.

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Mostofsky was carrying a walking stick and dressed in a furry costume. He told a friend that the costume expressed his belief that “even a caveman” would know that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

MAGA-cosplay...instead of going to street parties, you go to insurrections and assault police officers putting 140 in the hospital...

Mostofsky frequently wears costumes at events, according to his lawyers.

Let’s see 8 months, first criminal offense and since this was a misdemeanor his lawyer could ask for time served and since he was a cooperating with the authorities, he might get his sentence reduced,

Always helps to read the article before commenting....

*Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to a felony charge of civil disorder and misdemeanor charges of theft of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds. Mostofsky was the first Capitol rioter to be sentenced for a civil disorder conviction.*

if not, 8 months is nothing, the guy will be fine and then he can live his life again and put this thing behind him.*

As a convicted felon....a badge of honor in MAGA-world...

Mostofsky had asked the judge for mercy, saying he was ashamed of his “contribution to the chaos of that day." “I feel sorry for the officers that had to deal with that chaos,” said Mostofsky, who must report to prison on or after June 5.

One more former Trump supporter admitting he was manipulated and conned by his Messiah - and is now paying the price...

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Not enough. Should be ten years minimum.

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Sadly it doesn’t always work out that way.

And often it does.

Not enough. Should be ten years minimum.

For a misdemeanor?? I guess if you want to abuse your power of authority you could do that, but then you would be jeopardizing your own career.

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Not enough. Should be ten years minimum.

For a misdemeanor?? I guess if you want to abuse your power of authority you could do that, but then you would be jeopardizing your own career.

Hmmmm....continues to post false information even after it's pointed out....

Read the article again - before posting clearly incorrect info....

Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to a felony charge of civil disorder and misdemeanor charges of theft of government property and entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds. Mostofsky was the first Capitol rioter to be sentenced for a civil disorder conviction.

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Hmmmm....continues to post false information even after it's pointed out....

Not false, there is a reason why the man didn't get 10 years or even a felony charge because the prosecution knew it wouldn't stick and then there is that little detail about denying his first amendment rights. Garland knows after November the admin might see a lot of counter lawsuits their way potentially and they need to tread lightly for they already overstepped their administrative law enforcement authority.

Read the article again 

I did, thanks

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Hmmmm....continues to post false information even after it's pointed out....

Not false,

You: "For a misdemeanor??"

Article: " *Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to *a felony charge of civil disorder"

Admit you were wrong or keep digging?

Read the article again 

I did, thanks

Next time try with your eyes open....LOL...

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He stormed a government building based on a lie and now he's in jail?

Did Trump send him a thank you card at least? Just joking. Trump doesn't care.

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Bass: 8 months is nothing

Keep moving those goalposts. In the beginning you were talking about slaps on the wrist. And now you are fine with sentences more than 8 months? A year?

Fine with me.

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He got off too light - below the sentencing guidelines for the crime. Good-ole-boy Judge network fully working.

Gotta wonder if he also believes that birds aren't real.

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Admit you were wrong or keep digging?

Then I would be lying, not something I do.

Next time try with your eyes open....LOL...

Hmmm, rhetorical question?

According to: Neama Rahmani, a former federal prosecutor now at West Coast Trial Lawyers, who said several Capitol Riot defendants remain in jail awaiting trial, even though some were arrested months ago.

*“The biggest reason why federal prosecutors want to hold someone without bail is that it's much easier to get a plea agreement and a deal when someone's already in federal prison,” Rahmani said. “It's very difficult, especially for someone who has no criminal history, to sign that plea agreement and agree to surrender and go to federal prison. So, some of it is actually danger to the community, but some of it is actually strategy and tactics to get folks to plead guilty.”*

I definitely see a lawsuit coming

-Newsweek

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Keep moving those goalposts. In the beginning you were talking about slaps on the wrist.

Kinda is actually

And now you are fine with sentences more than 8 months? A year?

Because it is a slap on the wrist which has nothing to do with a potential lawsuit coming from some of these people.

Did Trump send him a thank you card at least? Just joking. Trump doesn't care.

You think THIS admin cares??? Lol

Fine with me.

Good.

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Bass: a potential lawsuit coming from some of these people.

You always seem to he holding out for some future bright day where all the misery of today is replaced with a sliver cloud.

Whatever gets you through the day. You'll be using the lawsuit comments as a warm blanket on all of these sentencing articles going forward.

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You always seem to he holding out for some future bright day

Not me, but I do believe in fairness and justice. 

where all the misery of today is replaced with a sliver cloud. 

Ahh, more lib gloom and doom hope...

Whatever gets you through the day.

Honesty, integrity.

You'll be using the lawsuit comments as a warm blanket on all of these sentencing articles going forward.

No, you guys are upset because you know this is all coming back to bite this admin in the rear.

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Bass: I do believe in fairness and justice

You just don't live it, but you don't have to admit it.

The Dems, getting to the bottom of this, is true law and order. I don't think you'll be able to see that beyond the hostility you have towards us.

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Admit you were wrong or keep digging?

Then I would be lying, not something I do.

Really?

You: "For a misdemeanor??"

Article: " *Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to *a felony charge of civil disorder"

Then what do you call posting information that is clearly incorrect? Oversight? Slip-up? Mistake? Blunder?

I'd vote for blunder....even if you can't admit it...

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You just don't live it,

Sadly, wrong again.

The Dems, getting to the bottom of this, is true law and order.

Yeah, they keep saying that, and in the meantime, they fail to clean up their own growing mess feverishly and we shall see by the end of the year if what you say is correct.

I don't think you'll be able to see that beyond the hostility

Never hostile, just won't let people and especially the left BS me with some excuse when it comes to these issues.

You’re comedy gold. Don’t go changin’

Yup! The perfect and only answer from the left, trust me, I won't, ever! Lol

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Really? 

Yes, sir.

Article: " *Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to *a felony charge of civil disorder"

Upon good behavior and the guy has no priors that felony charge will be dropped or expunged at the very least.

Then what do you call posting information that is clearly incorrect? Oversight? Slip-up? Mistake? Blunder?

Nothing incorrect.

I'd vote for blunder

Vote for whatever makes you a happy guy.

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Democracy has been saved from one guy in a Halloween costume.

I can now rest peacefully until the elections.

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Nothing incorrect.

You said, repeatedly, that Mostofsky wasn’t charged with a felony, when he was charged with, and convicted of, a felony. Which the article makes clear. You got it completely wrong. I know that you wish it wasn’t a felony, but that doesn’t make it true.

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Really? 

Yes, sir.

Article: " Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to **a felony charge of civil disorder"

That's exactly what the article says - he was convicted of a felony, not just a misdemeanor....thanks for admitting you were wrong...

Then what do you call posting information that is clearly incorrect? Oversight? Slip-up? Mistake? Blunder?

Nothing incorrect.

Huh? You just admitted it above.... Confused?

You: "*Let’s see 8 months, first criminal offense and since *this was a misdemeanor" 

I'd vote for blunder

Vote for whatever makes you a happy guy.

It's clear that "digging your hole deeper" is what makes you happy...it's good comedy for the rest of us too...

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One Trump fan or a hundreds of Trump fans put in a cage makes me smile. Law and order.

Do any of you guys have any info on Trump helping any of these people?

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One Trump fan or a hundreds of Trump fans put in a cage makes me smile.

Hardly.

Do any of you guys have any info on Trump helping any of these people?

Why would we? Who knows and who cares, I am more concerned with this fall.

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You said, repeatedly, that Mostofsky wasn’t charged with a felony,

No, I said that the felony won't stay and it will probably go down to a misdemeanor, especially if it was a first-time offense.

when he was charged with, and convicted of, a felony. Which the article makes clear. You got it completely wrong.

No, I am not wrong, he has a lawyer and he has the right to file a lawsuit. I assume quite a few will later.

I know that you wish it wasn’t a felony,

I never said it wasn't a felony.

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Democracy has been saved from one guy in a Halloween costume.

You’re never going to believe this, but more than one person took part in the January 6 insurrection.

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I never said it wasn't a felony.

You literally wrote:

there is a reason why the man didn't get 10 years or even a felony charge 

You said he didn’t get a felony charge. He did, and he was convicted of it. We can actually read the things that you wrote before.

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Bass: Who knows and who cares

Yeah, that's what me, you, and Trump thinks. Who cares if this person stormed the Capitol based off a Trump lie?

Screw 'em. Put them in their cage.

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*That's exactly what the article says - he was convicted of a felony, not just a misdemeanor....thanks for admitting you were wrong...*

Which will come down later to a misdemeanor. Remember, he wasn't a career criminal, context matters legally.

Huh? You just admitted it above.... Confused?

No, the other way around. Please focus.

It's clear that "digging your hole deeper"

Not me, I just know the guy is an American citizen and he does have legal rights, that's not a bad thing in a free society.

You said he didn’t get a felony charge. He did,

I get it, they had to find something, so they got their pound of flesh for their hungry salivating masses of supporters, when the smoke and rubble clear, this guy is going to seek some legal form of retribution, and rightfully so. Freedom is not a bad thing, relax,

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Yeah, that's what me, you, and Trump thinks.

I doubt you know what either of us thinks with all due respect.

Who cares if this person stormed the Capitol based off a Trump lie?

If you say so.

Screw 'em. Put them in their cage.

For a few months, if even that....

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Which will come down later to a misdemeanor. Remember, he wasn't a career criminal, context matters legally.

You have no idea how the law works. Which is why when someone was charged with, and convicted of, a felony, you said they were never charged with a felony. You can’t even read this article correctly, and you expect us to believe that you have even the slightest understanding of the law?

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Bass: I doubt you know what either of us thinks with all due respect.

You said you didn't care if Trump helped them or not. I feel the same way. As for Trump, he isn't helping so obviously he doesn't care either.

You'd think he'd be good enough to help these criminals out since they stormed the government based off of his lie. If not, so be it.

None of us care.

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That's exactly what the article says - **he was convicted of a felony, not just a misdemeanor**....thanks for admitting you were wrong...

Which will come down later to a misdemeanor. Remember, he wasn't a career criminal, context matters legally.

Yea. legal context as in not knowing the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony....LOL...

Huh? You just admitted it above.... Confused?

No, the other way around. Please focus.

I'm focused on your hole getting deeper...and more hilarious...

It's clear that "digging your hole deeper"

Not me, I just know the guy is an American citizen and he does have legal rights, that's not a bad thing in a free society.

He's a convicted felon...which you've already admitted, then denied, then admitted, then denied...LOL..

You said he didn’t get a felony charge. He did,

I get it,

Hope so...most folks would just man-up and admit they were wrong...you've made a comedy show of denying it....

You: "For a misdemeanor??"

Article: " *Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to *a felony charge of civil disorder"

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You have no idea how the law works.

I think it's the other way around actually.

Which is why when someone was charged with, and convicted of, a felony, you said they were never charged with a felony.

I also said that a first-time felony conviction can get brought down to a misdemeanor especially if you were on good behavior those weigh in the consideration of any plea deal. Seems like he was complying and not making any trouble since his capture, so he will be eligible for sure.

You can’t even read this article correctly.

I did, relax.

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I feel the same way. As for Trump, he isn't helping so obviously

You wouldn't know that. Nice try though...lol

None of us care.

That is your take, ok

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Yea. legal context as in not knowing the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony....LOL...

Then you need to try and read up on the law for first-time offenders.

I'm focused on your hole getting deeper.

That's the problem with you, you focus on other people and never the story, work on that one, please.

He's a convicted felon...

That will fall to a misdemeanor, watch and then it will be expunged from his record in a few years, maybe 7 tops.

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Bass: You wouldn't know that.

Maybe the billionaire's money is all tied up in cash.

In the end we can say that you and I don't care and leave Trump out of it. Would that be OK?

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This topic serves 2 purposes: negatively affect the election in favor of Dems. and try to prevent certain guaranteed winners from being able to be voted for by taking them off the ballot.

failed on both. Moving on. This might have worked had Biden not been sooooo bad. Just can’t ignore or overcome that.

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Maybe the billionaire's money is all tied up in cash.

Who knows?

In the end we can say that you and I don't care and leave Trump out of it. Would that be OK?

You guys keep bringing him into every thread.

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Yea. legal context as in not knowing the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony....LOL...

Then you need to try and read up on the law for first-time offenders.

You need to read the article before posting - it will save you the humiliation of posting something the article clearly says is incorrect....like this....

You: "For a misdemeanor? There is a reason why the man didn't get 10 years or even a felony charge

Article: *Aaron Mostofsky pleaded guilty in February to *a felony charge of civil disorder"

He's a convicted felon...

That will fall to a misdemeanor, watch and then it will be expunged from his record in a few years, maybe 7 tops.

So when you said "didn't get a felony charge" above you were clearly wrong. Thanks for admitting it...I guess the shovel gave out....

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