Proud Boy Enrique Tarrio’s legal defense team has petitioned U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta for leniency in the sentencing phase of his trial because their client is experiencing what every other detainee history of the world experiences.
Wow, they are really jerking on my heartstrings here:
“Isolation has impacted his mental health… he has seemed very anxious during recent jail visits or telephone conversations”.
Yes, being thrown in the iron bar hotel can be very isolating because, as anyone ever incarcerated knows, being cut off from the support of family, other loved ones, friends and familiar routines is probably one of the worst things about cooling your heels.
Anxious? Well, anyone would be:
“The Justice Department is seeking 33 years in prison for Enrique Tarrio, the former Proud Boys leader convicted of seditious conspiracy in one of the most serious cases to emerge from attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to court documents.
The sentence, if imposed, would be by far the longest punishment that has been handed down in the massive prosecution of the riot on Jan. 6, 2021. Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was convicted of seditious conspiracy in a separate case, has received the longest sentence to date — 18 years.
Tarrio, who once served as national chairman of the far-right extremist group, and three lieutenants were convicted by a Washington jury in May of conspiring to block the transfer of presidential power in the hopes of keeping Donald Trump in the White House after the Republican president lost the 2020 election.”
Yeah, I would be anxious too.
Martina Navratilova and Scott MacFarlane and their followers commiserate on X/Twitter:
Being the leader of the Proud Boys should tell the courts his mental health has been an issue for years.
— Jym M (@jym_m) August 19, 2023
Damned near ruined it I wager…
Oh poor baby 🙄😖 pic.twitter.com/xOVDF9FTTA
— HoneyGirlispissedoff🇺🇦🌻🇺🇸💙🟧 (@honeygirl1978) August 19, 2023
All these guys are pathologically fearful & insecure, which really attracts them to White Supremacism.
— MelissaJPeltier (@MelissaJPeltier) August 19, 2023
— 🌻 Justice⚖Now 🌟🇺🇸 (@ChrisJustice01) August 19, 2023
Yea. That's a thing that happens when incarcerated. Never been a problem til now it seems🙄🙄
— 🏳️🌈Barry Bleu & Nila2🏳️🌈🇺🇦 (@BarryBleunNila2) August 19, 2023
You know what made me feel very anxious?
The events that took place on January 6, 2021.
— Scott Simanski (@scottsimanski) August 19, 2023
While incarcerated, perhaps he can ponder the anxiety that persons in the Capitol bldg felt (& still do) when the Hell-bent, raging mob rushed in on them – and the anxiety that millions of Americans experienced as the #TrumpInsurrection unfolded before their eyes?
— Brenda Vander Mey (@vanmey2000) August 19, 2023
He won’t tho. Too busy being sorry for himself.
Remanded people always get anxious as their trial date approaches, big deal.
He's a big boy that wanted to overthrow the govt., he can tolerate being in jail too.
Great reporting as usual, thanks Scott.
— 🕉️ Murphy 🍁🇺🇦 (@murrayb560sl) August 19, 2023
One would think.
That's just the nicotine withdrawal. It'll go away in a few years…
— Harvey at Skinsurrection🌊🏳️🌈 👨🏿🏫✊🏽 (@Skinsurrection) August 19, 2023
Yes, Enrique, facing 30+ years in prison can feel very isolating and a stretch like that looming can induce a lot of anxiety.
Now that you have learned that rather obvious fact, perhaps you will remember it when and if you are ever released.