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As more Capitol rioters are brought to trial , they are getting sentenced to jail time up to five years––despite their tears and expressions of remorse. For example, a Florida man who threw a fire extinguisher at police has been sentences to five years , the longest sentence yet handed down in the Capitol riots trials. The move comes amidst a call for stricter sentences. One federal judge is consistently giving people who stormed the Capitol on January 6 more time than prosecutors ask for , saying “There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home.” A hairdresser who was connected with QAnon and stormed the Capitol has been sentenced to two weeks in jail . The Capitol rioter who said she wanted to shoot Pelosi “in the friggin’ brain” has pled guilty to a misdemeanor for illegally protesting. Recently, Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell of Washington has challenged the Justice Department’s punishments for the Capitol rioters , wondering why they are being fined $1.5m when taxpayers are footing a whopping $500 bill. Paul Hodgkins, a crane operator from Florida, has the dubious honor of being the first felony sentenced in the Capitol riots . He will serve eight months in prison. Meanwhile, Brandon Fellows will have to await his own trial for participating in the Capitol riots in jail. He originally was released on bail, but after leaving obscene voicemails on his probation officer’s phone and […]