“The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking a 14-year prison term and up to a $181,000 fine for a Florida member of the Proud Boys convicted of assaulting police with pepper gel on the west front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021…
Mr. Worrell was convicted in a May bench trial on all seven charges filed against him, including civil disorder, assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers using a dangerous weapon, act of physical violence in the Capitol grounds or building, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon, and engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
Through defense attorney William Shipley, Mr. Worrell is asking for 30 months of home detention so he can continue to receive proper treatment for chronic non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Mr. Worrell was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007.
Mr. Worrell’s blood disease went without treatment for eight months in the District of Columbia jail after his March 2021 arrest, prompting Judge Lamberth to order his release in November 2021 so he could start chemotherapy and radiation treatments at home in Florida.”
Analyst Comment: We haven’t quite reached the level of soviet justice and Gulags, but we’re getting there.