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Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:06 AM

Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news

Source: Reuters



Fri Mar 24, 2017 | 10:39am EDT

By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Friday to opening fire in a Washington pizzeria that fake news reports claimed housed a child sex ring linked to 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Edgar Welch, 28, of Salisbury, was accused of firing at least three shots from an AR-15 rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in December and pointing the gun at an employee after showing up to investigate the online conspiracy rumors. No one was hurt.

Welch pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm with intent to commit an offense and a local charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

He could face up to two years in prison on the federal charge and a maximum five years for the assault charge. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson scheduled sentencing for June 22.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-washingtondc-gunman-idUSKBN16V1XC

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Reply Man pleads guilty in Washington pizzeria shooting over fake news (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2017 OP
LS_Editor Mar 2017 #1
CanonRay Mar 2017 #2
elmac Mar 2017 #3
sdfernando Mar 2017 #4
Eugene Mar 2017 #5
Sunlei Mar 2017 #6
benEzra Mar 2017 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:20 AM

1. What. The. Fuck.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:31 AM

2. At least he can't own guns any longer

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:42 AM

3. and we can think russia & tRump

 

for spreading and the continuing spreading of this fake news item. FBI is investigating.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 04:36 PM

4. Throw the book at the cretin....

make him serve maximum sentences and make them sequential not concurrent....these a-holes piss me off majorly!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 08:52 PM

5. Alex Jones Apologizes For Pizzagate Coverage, Blames Other Media Outlets

Source: Media Matters

Alex Jones Apologizes For Pizzagate Coverage, Blames Other Media Outlets

Blog ››› 4 hours 36 min ago ››› ERIC HANANOKI & TIMOTHY JOHNSON

Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones was pressured to air an apology for his role in spreading the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which led to a Jones listener firing a gun inside a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. Jones aired a pre-taped video in which he acknowledged that he made commentary about the pizzeria owner that “in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him.”

On December 4, Edgar Maddison Welch entered Comet Ping Pong during business hours while wielding an assault weapon to “self-investigate” the false conspiracy theory that the restaurant was helping the campaign of Hillary Clinton traffic children. After patrons and employees fled, Welch fired several shots. On March 24, The Washington Post reported that Welch had pleaded guilty to two violations of federal and local gun laws.

The New York Times interviewed Welch several days after the shooting, and he told the paper that he was a listener of Jones’ show and that Jones “touches on some issues that are viable,” but that sometimes Jones “goes off the deep end.” The criminal complaint against Welch alleged that he shared a YouTube video with the message “Watch PIZZAGATE: The Bigger Picture.” Alex Jones’ website Infowars published a December 1 article with the headline “Pizzagate: The Bigger Picture” which included an Infowars YouTube video.

Following the Comet incident, Jones claimed that Welch is an “admitted actor” and that the incident “is classic scripting. I’m not saying it’s scripted -- it has all the telltale signs, they’ve been caught doing it before.”

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 09:10 PM

6. 2 years, no Felony. 'Radicalized by inte(R)net liars & He gets away with a terrorist attack.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 09:34 PM

7. For the purposes of Federal revocation of civil rights, I am pretty sure those 2- and 5-year crimes

count as felonies. A BATFE Form 4473 asks if you've ever been convicted of a crime *punishable* by more than 1 year in prison, even if the actual sentence was less. So it's a life sentence for him in terms of civil rights revocation.

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