Three active duty marines were arrested for taking part in the January 6 protests. Almost 1,000 people have been charged in connection to January 6, including many who have military backgrounds. An FBI investigation aided by Verizon and Facebook resulted in the young men’s arrest. Cpl. Micah Coomer, Sgts. Joshua Abate and Dodge Dale Hellonen are active-duty Marines who are facing charges for allegedly entering the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. They each face multiple charges which include illegal entry and disorderly conduct.

Yet, while three men who spend their lives defending our country will now face charges, January 6 provocateur Ray Epps remains free. Epps texted a nephew that he orchestrated J6, and is featured on numerous clips agitating the crowd and lifting a Trump sign over capitol police.

Apparently, one of the young men inferred on his social media that the 2020 election was fraudulent. A belief held by a vast number of Republicans and Democrats alike who have expressed concern over election integrity. DC Draino recently posted

“They kept saying it was the most safe and secure election in history and it turns out the DOJ never investigated any election fraud. So secure that no judge would review any of the evidence. So safe that anyone calling out the fraud was banned off social media. Tyranny is here.”


While investigators have virtually ignored the claims to documented election fraud, FBI investigators used surveillance camera footage and open-source materials to identify the young men in the midst of the crowd who entered the capitol. The men are accused of spending just over 50 minutes in the building. Apparently, during a June 22 interview to receive security clearance, Sgt. Abate said he entered the U.S. Capitol building with two friends and that they “walked around and tried not to get hit with tear gas.” Allegedly he also decided to keep quiet about going into the Capitol on January 6 after learning that the protests and events of the day were being portrayed in a negative light.

Many January 6 protestors who have been arrested have already been imprisoned for close to two years and have yet to receive a trial. One Twitter user called for a greater public response to this abuse of American citizens as well as the impeachment of presiding judge Emmitt Sullivan. He said,
“I call for Emmitt Sullivan to be impeached. The Constitution is not on this man’s mind. January 6 prisoners deserve their trial or bail. Many of these people have served nearly two years without being convicted of a crime. That’s not how our nation works. Folks, we have to speak louder.”

House speaker Kevin McCarthy has vowed to release the January 6 footage that was kept secret for the past two years. “I think the American public should actually see all what happened instead of a report that’s written for political basis,” He said.  It is past time for the truth about the events of that day to be revealed and any American who has received unfair treatment to be compensated for their hardship.


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