'There have to be consequences:' Judge ups sentences for Capitol rioters

I don't know, probably be only 10% of them came planning to try to violently overturn the election. Most were just sheep followed by the crowd. I know some are getting felonies, so if these people were just following the crowd I'm not sure I'd feel felonies we're good.

Don't get me wrong, we do overcharge in many other instances and that is unfair. But I don't want to encourage behavior I don't support by calling for overcharging when I think that is bad in the other instances. Plus, most protestors don't get felony charges unless they verifiably committee violence.

Either way though 1.5 months in jail or prison is still a long time. Most will lose their jobs and be in fucked financial situation after so it isn't just a slap on the wrist. This is similar or more in most states to a second DUI and unfortunately is still enough to derail a life.

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