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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Sgt Dennis Doty
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SrA (Join to see) - So, from the double negative, we should conclude that you wish the language to be used improperly. There's an old saying about people who live in glass houses.
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LCpl Doug Cassady
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Well said!
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Sgt Dennis Doty I can't even find my original post to review it for the alleged double negative you referenced; but if I in fact made that error, kudos to you for catching it.
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PO2 David McNamara
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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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SFC Casey O'Mally
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PO3 Justin Bowen I sense your sarcasm. But I wonder why it is directed at me. I neither advocate for nor support Trump. I did not vote for him in the 2016 primary, 2016 general, 2020 primary, or 2020 general. I campaigned AGAINST Trump in the 2016 primary and 2016/2020 generals.

I was relieved when he peacefully turned over power on January 20, 2021.

As far as convictions go, I count Michael Flynn and.... That's about it. Who else from his administration was convicted of anything? (Contempt of Congress doesn't count - that's a finding, not a conviction. Accused cannot defend themself.)
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PO3 Justin Bowen
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SFC Casey O'Mally Roger Stone was convicted of seven felonies, including lying to investigators and witness tampering.

Paul Manafort was convicted of tax fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the US, and witness tampering.

Michael Cohen was convicted of multiple crimes,including campaign finance violations (at Trump's request), tax fraud, and bank fraud.

Rick Gates was convicted of conspiracy against the US.

George Nader was convicted of possessing child porn and sex trafficking.

George Papadopoulos was convicted of lying to the FBI.

I can keep going on just the members of his admin who were convicted without even going into the members who were charged, members who are under investigation still for serious crimes, and non-admin associates who were convicted and/or are under investigation.

He surrounded himself with criminals and conmen.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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PO3 Justin Bowen Not a single person you just mentioned was part of the Trump administration. Not one.
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PO3 Justin Bowen
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SFC Casey O'Mally all of them were either official campaign advisors (without whose proven lies Trump likely wouldn't even have been president) or long-time personal advisors who worked for Trump during his administration on administration-related matters.
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SFC 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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CPT Stephen Feldman
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 -
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Shampoos, Manicures, & Custom Sets For The Shows,
And What Did You Do?
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MSgt Earl King
MSgt Earl King
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Go to the shows!
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