Posted on Apr 21, 2022
CPT Michael Lawrence Maag
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JAN 6TH PARTICIPANTS... Should military personnel who attended this event and subsequently were arrested also be persecuted via there military units?
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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I am sure they are already being persecuted. The level of false narrative, shaming, and outright hatred towards these folks makes it a guarantee.

But I think you were asking about PROSecution.

If that is the question, then I think it depends on which Jan 6 event you are talking about, and what you mean by "participate."

So.... For folks who showed up to the rally, did not march to the capitol, and went home. No. No prosecution.

For the folks who went to the Capitol, shouted about how the election was stolen, but did not break down barriers, and did not enter. Again, no prosecution.

For those who chanted "Hang Mike Pence," attacked LEOs, or actively participated in breach. Yes, prosecution.

For those who destroyed or stole property within the Capitol. Yes, prosecution.

For those who made threats against Pence, Congress Critters, and/or LEOs. Yes, prosecution.

For those who were INVITED IN, left when asked, did not destroy or steal property, and cooperated with LEOs, no prosecution. Even if they posed for photos.

And, of course, the caveat for all of these is the government being able to prove that the individual did what they are accused of doing. Simply being arrested for doing something is not proof that you did it.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SFC Casey O'Mally - ......
Buy A T.V. And Watch The Hearings...
Amazon Has A Sale Going On.
Let Me Guess.... Vote For Trump Did Ya!?
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney Nope. Not in 2016 or 2020.

I have no desire to watch political theater. Which is all the Congressional hearings are.
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COL (Join to see) - Good sir, I understood the point perfectly; but chose not to comment on the substance/content. However, there is no excuse for not being accurate or using the English language improperly.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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SrA (Join to see) And how, then, was I inaccurate? Or how did I use the language improperly?

Or were you meaning to reply to OP, but chose to reply to me instead?
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As a criminal justice major who has followed this case extensively, federal prosecutors are only able to charge and try individuals they can directly link to a crime that occurred on the day. Service members can attend any protest they want as long as to not be representing the DOD in any capacity I.e in uniform. So the answer is no, they can not try service members for attending UNLESS the individuals can be linked directly to a crime that occurred q
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TSgt Stephen T.
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SFC Casey O'Mally - Again, WTF are you smoking traitor? You collect the money and then keep collecting because you have that right. Swell the government was almost overthrown last time. Are you willing to give your life to defend our courtly? 1776 cir? WTF Grow up and defend our country. I AM! Coward!
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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TSgt Stephen T. Such rancor! And unfounded at that. And also not coherent in context.

I *literally* do not know what your objection is. Is it because I say that violent revolution could, IN THEORY, be justified within the confines of an oath to the Constitution? Please note I did not say it WAS justified in 2021. Notr that it would be justified today. Just that it COULD BE justified in the right circumstances.

If you believe that is traitorous, then you and I have VASTLY different concepts of what loyalty means. And I suggest you double check both your oath, and the thing to which you pledged it. Because you didn't swear to defend the nation. Not in the oath. Nowhere. Not even close to it. You swore to defend the CONSTITUTION. Which has very clear rules, very clear structure, and very clear enumerated rights. If this nation decides to shit-can the Constitution, whether they do it incrementally (as has, arguably, been happening for the past 150 years) or instantaneously, then someone who is oathbound has not only a right, but a DUTY to stand up for the Constitution.

Our military is unique in being one of the very few, if not the only, to swear to the Constitution, rather than the government, the nation, or to a head of state. That means something. Or at least it should.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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David King - ... So I Got A "Thumbs Down" When I Stated:
"YUP, Trump Has His Potatoes & His Dick.
He OBVIOUSLY Want's To Become A Dick-Tater"....?
I Thought It To Be Rather Funny.
It Just HAPPENED To Be Accurate.
And I Noticed Your Propensity To Use That Thump A Lot.
Ever Consider Sitting On It Instead?....
Now THAT'S Funny, No?
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David King
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - That downvote came from someone else. I remain uncommitted.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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I'm gonna leave that to the courts and lawyers. But, since it's already happening....
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CPT Stephen Feldman
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What are you trying to prove that no one had weapons? You asked where did I get my information, I provided the website. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases. Did you go through all 750+ cases listed? Were there really only 4 guns found? I doubt that there were 3 guns found in the 1st 19 people whose names started with "A" and only 1 found in the next 731+ people charged.
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MSgt Earl King
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - Did you do a lot of white washing?
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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MSgt Earl King -
NAW, Mostly Black & Tan.
Shampoos, Manicures, & Custom Sets For The Shows,
And What Did You Do?
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MSgt Earl King
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Go to the shows!
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