What about justice for this Capitol rioter Richard "Bigo" Barnett?: Devine

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Leroy N. Soetoro

Feb 18, 2021, 7:31:51 PMFeb 18

When violent anti-cop rioters were arrested in last year’s “summer of
rage,” high-profile Democrats donated cash to bail them out, left-wing
lawyers defended them pro bono and sympathetic judges and DAs bent over
backward to let them off scot-free.

But when Trump supporters were rounded up over the Capitol riot, they were
on their own. “Lock them up and throw away the key” has been the attitude
in the six weeks since.

Denied bail, locked in jail indefinitely, relocated to Washington, DC, far
from family and friends, with limited access to lawyers and little money,
many face more than 10 years in jail for little more than trespassing on
federal property.

Take Richard “Bigo” Barnett, still languishing in a DC federal prison,
more than 1,000 miles from home and his ailing wife of 20 years.

In the mythology that surrounds the Capitol riot, the 60-year-old Arkansas
window installer is infamous.

The photograph of him sitting in Nancy Pelosi’s chair with one foot up on
her desk has gone around the world.

He was interviewed later outside the Capitol, holding an envelope from
Pelosi’s office that he was at pains to explain he did not steal, but paid
for after soiling it with blood from a cut finger.

“I didn’t steal it,” he said. “I bled on it . . . I put a quarter on her
desk . . . and I left her a note on her desk that says, ‘Nancy, Bigo was
here, you bitch.’ ”

Barnett, who had never before been in trouble with the law, was concerned
that if the envelope with his blood were found, he could be accused of
making a “blood threat,” says his cousin Eileen Halpin.

He turned himself in to Arkansas police two days after the riot, and was
charged with entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly
conduct on Capitol grounds, and theft of “public property,” aka the

A week later, after hearing from seven character witnesses, Arkansas
magistrate Erin Wiedemann refused the government’s demand that he be held
without bail until trial.

She ordered him released on $5,000 bail, and his wife, Tammy Newburn, was
to pick him up the next day. But prosecutors swiftly appealed and, that
night, a judge in DC, Chief Judge Beryl Howell, ruled he remain in jail.

He was whisked away to a federal prison in Oklahoma and later moved to DC
with others from around the country who have been charged over the Jan. 6

Barnett waived his Miranda rights when the FBI interrogated him and spent
his entire lifesavings of $25,000 on legal fees that did not save him from
jail. An additional weapons charge was added, for a stun stick that he
claims had no batteries.

He fired his, lawyer and is currently unrepresented and broke.

Veteran New York criminal-defense lawyer Steven Metcalf, representing 25-
year-old Jake Lang, who is facing federal riot charges, says he never has
seen such heavy-handed treatment of defendants outside of “international
drug-kingpin clients.”

Lang also was transferred to DC in the dead of night without his lawyers
being informed.

“There is zero logical sense why they were transferred to DC,” Metcalf
said. “All the [court] proceedings are going to be virtually conducted
[online] for the foreseeable future . . . It just goes to show the unfair
treatment and aggressive prosecution.”

For Barnett, it is especially cruel, since he is the sole provider for
Tammy, who has heart problems and is lost without him.

His cousin has been trying to gather donations for his legal defence but
has been hampered by the fact fundraising platforms such as GoFundMe have
banned anyone involved in the Capitol riot.

Yet a 28-year-old woman shown on video punching a female Trump supporter
in the face has raised $250,000 on GoFundMe.

Barnett shouldn’t have brought the stun stick to the Capitol, obviously,
and shouldn’t have put his foot up on the desk that turned out not to be
Pelosi’s, but her aide’s.

He maintains he did not break into the Capitol but was carried by the
crowd through open doors. Halpin, his cousin, has footage from his
cellphone recorded as he entered the building, in a fast-moving crush of
bodies. You can see his hand try to grab the door jamb as the crowd surges

“He said he had no choice,” says Halpin. “You either go in or you are

It wasn’t until almost 20 minutes later that Barnett entered through the
open door. He left after six minutes. Now he faces more than 10 years in

You are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in this country. But
every power structure has conspired to prejudge these people. The
president and his media lapdogs have branded them “white supremacists” and
“domestic terrorists.” No one cares about them.

The double standards are sickening. You can deplore the riot without
sacrificing basic justice and fairness.

Vexed Dems hex vax
Mayor de Blasio complains that low COVID immunization rates in minority
communities are due to “profound’’ racial inequity in the vaccine rollout.
He also says these communities “distrust” the vaccine.

With impeccable logic, reader Vinny from Poughkeepsie points out the home
truths: firstly, “an overwhelming majority” of black people vote
Democratic. Secondly, “Democrat leaders like de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and VP
Kamala Harris questioned for months the safety of any Trump vaccine.”

Ergo, why would anyone be surprised if Democratic voters don’t trust the

Blas’ bogus brave ride
De Blasio follies #2:

Reader Pete from Staten Island was “compelled” to write after seeing the
mayor ride the A train to “prove” it is safe after four people were
stabbed, two fatally, on the weekend.

“One difference that he didn’t realize, but New Yorkers have, is that the
average NYC transit passenger does not have a police detail. If I had my
own private guards, I’d ride the train also — at all hours. However, we
are now facing brutal crimes being committed at prime commuting time.

“He isn’t fooling me. He isn’t fooling anyone. No one is convinced by his
theatrics.” Amen.

"LOCKDOWN", left-wing COVID fearmongering. 95% of COVID infections
recover with no after effects.

No collusion - Special Counsel Robert Swan Mueller III, March 2019.

Donald J. Trump, cheated out of a second term by fraudulent "mail-in"
ballots. Report voter fraud: sf.n...@mail.house.gov

Thank you for cleaning up the disaster of the 2008-2017 Obama / Biden
fiasco, President Trump.

Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp. Obama sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood
queer liberal democrat donors.

President Trump boosted the economy, reduced illegal invasions, appointed
dozens of judges and three SCOTUS justices.


Feb 18, 2021, 8:00:18 PMFeb 18
On 2/18/2021 4:31 PM, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
> https://nypost.com/2021/02/17/what-about-justice-for-this-capitol-rioter-
> devine/
> When violent anti-cop rioters were arrested in last year’s “summer of
> rage,” high-profile Democrats donated cash to bail them out, left-wing
> lawyers defended them pro bono and sympathetic judges and DAs bent over
> backward to let them off scot-free.

No need to read past those stupid fucking lies.
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