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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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney - You're confusing political grandstanding with factual matters. ALL the testimony at the so-called "hearings," was cherry picked and any evidence contrary to the desired narrative against Trump, was completely disallowed. So much for any semblance of due process.
As for: "Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election." That entire narrative has NOTHING to do with the 2020 election, and EVERYTHING to do with 2024.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SSG Bill McCoy - ........
BILLY.? I'll Bet You're Right...
You Must Be, You're So Open Minded;,.
I Almost Mistook You For Being Intelligent.
It Was A Close Call, But
"YOU'RE OUT-A THERE"..
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SFC Casey O'Mally
SFC Casey O'Mally
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney down voted for hypocrisy and belittling.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SFC Casey O'Mally - ...
Well, If You Be little, You Be Okay With Me.
Seriously BFD. Is It Important?
Not Really.
But Thanks For Letting Me Know.
I Appreciate It..
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SSG Instructor
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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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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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SPC Thomas Devine - just how does anyone "overthrow" a government without weapons or overt and heinous violence? The event hardly reached the level of a riot which is NOT to say there weren't some malicious acts and property damage, but how many of those supposedly trying to overthrow the government were armed? I only recall one person being shot - admittedly one who was being extra stupid but even she was not armed, or in the process of actually threatening anyone. (That's a separate debate.)
To your point though ... swearing the oath to protect & defend the country [sic], or actually, the Constitution, does NOT preclude being allowed to peacefully protest so long as it's not done AS a member of the DOD, i.e., in uniform. Yes, many protestors got out of hand ... but far from the level of sediton or an insurrection. NO service member, lawfully protesting and NOT convicted of a serious crime (as in more than Disorderly Conduct), deserves UCMJ punishment, unless he or she ended up AWOL (as in jailed) or committed a DIRECT violation of the UCMJ.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
SFC Casey O'Mally
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PO3 Justin Bowen
JB: (paraphrased by me) "Trump's administration set records for indictments and convictions."
CO: (paraphrased by me) " uhhhh... just the one. Not exactly a record."
JB: <names a bunch of people>
CO: NONE of those were in the administration.
JB: "all of them were either official campaign advisors... or long-time personal advisors..."


So..... you are saying they weren't actually part of the administration then? Glad we can agree you are making shit up.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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David King - .....
I Know Dave,
Because
The Thumb Down Came From SSG Bill McCoy...
He's Doing It To Others As Well,
Truly No Problem Though,
We're All Entitled To Voice Our Opinions.
So I Don't Object At All .
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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SPC Thomas Devine - ..
GREAT Response, Tom.
Ya Really Nailed That One To The Barn Door!!
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SFC(P) Stay At Home Dad
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I'm gonna leave that to the courts and lawyers. But, since it's already happening....
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MSgt Earl King
MSgt Earl King
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Go to the shows!
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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Six handguns, among thousands of protesors, hardly seems to rise to the level of trying to overthrow any government; esepcially since they assaulted no one with them. Carrying in D.C., without a permit - RARELY issued to any common citizen - is asking for trouble. Entering ANY gov't building with one, permit or not, is not allowed in most jurisdictions and equally stupid to violate.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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MAJ Steve Warnerski - a "CTRL-F" search revealed six firearm charges when searching for "firearm." A "weapon" search revealed 201, but how is mere possession of a flagpole classed as a weapon unless used as a club?
I agree with you ... and four, or six, handguns among thousands-plus, is nothing that supoorts an insurrection.
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A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
A1C Medrick "Rick" DeVaney
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MSgt Earl King -
.....You Go To Shows?
What Were You Showing?
Some Of That S*it's Illegal, Ya Know.
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