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Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:40 PM

'Pizzagate' gunman sentenced to four years

Source: BBC News

A US man who opened fired in a Washington DC pizza restaurant because of an online conspiracy theory has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, burst into Comet Ping Pong on 4 December 2016 armed with a rifle and pistol.

He drove from North Carolina to pursue bogus claims that the restaurant was the nexus of a child sex ring linked to Hillary Clinton's inner circle.

No one was injured in what prosecutors described as an "armed invasion".

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40372407?ocid=socialflow_twitter

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Reply 'Pizzagate' gunman sentenced to four years (Original post)
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 OP
Gothmog Jun 2017 #1
sandensea Jun 2017 #2
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #6
Eugene Jun 2017 #3
DBoon Jun 2017 #4
barbtries Jun 2017 #5
IronLionZion Jun 2017 #7
Cattledog Jun 2017 #8
barbtries Jun 2017 #11
snooper2 Jun 2017 #13
R Merm Jun 2017 #9
TeamPooka Jun 2017 #10
Aristus Jun 2017 #14
Boomerproud Jun 2017 #17
Snake Plissken Jun 2017 #12
muntrv Jun 2017 #15
madville Jun 2017 #26
Sunlei Jun 2017 #16
Jose Garcia Jun 2017 #18
Sunlei Jun 2017 #19
brooklynite Jun 2017 #20
louis-t Jun 2017 #21
elmac Jun 2017 #22
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2017 #23
jmowreader Jun 2017 #24
madville Jun 2017 #25
SHRED Jun 2017 #27
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2017 #28

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:42 PM

1. Can we also sentence Alex Jones?

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. And the enterprising Flynns.

Plus whomever aided and abetted them (i.e. Cheeto and Kushner).

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:01 PM

6. First thing that came to my mind.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:46 PM

3. May he serve every minute of that sentence.

He fired a round at where he thought children were kept?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:47 PM

4. Tell me again about violent leftists

The right wing has a 20 year record of vigilante violence. This is just one incident of many

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 12:58 PM

5. good.

will the news of his prosecution and imprisonment make it to the idiots who spread and/or believed the bullshit story?

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:02 PM

7. They've moved on to other pizza restaurants in the neighborhood

the crazy ones think it must be one of them. Kids like pizza, so it must be true.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:03 PM

8. Defense said that the shooter was from a town where people are "not as sophisticated" about news.

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:16 PM

11. i wonder if he thought that would get an aquittal.

IIRC the guy came from NC (where i happen to live)

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Response to Cattledog (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:32 PM

13. LOL- They are Bundy Fuckers that get their news from Fake Alex Jones

 

Enjoy prison douchebag!

?quality=65&strip=all

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:08 PM

9. I almost feel sorry for him,

his mind was filed with this nonsense by others who will not be punished for their lies, but have benefited from them. We need to start holding the Alex Jones' of this world accountable for what they create.

It's reasonable and foreseeable to see that by spreading this type of shit, some poor crazy slob like this guy will act .

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Response to R Merm (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:11 PM

10. which is why the right wing are doing it in the first place.

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Response to R Merm (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:40 PM

14. I can't feel sorry for him, even almost.

One is not born with critical thinking faculties; they must be honed and cultivated. If one doesn't use them, they atrophy. And idiocies like that committed by this idiot happen. It was just sheer luck that no one was hurt.

Being away from what we might call the rights and privileges of free people won't do anything for him.

But being away from his precious guns will probably kill him.

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Response to R Merm (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:14 PM

17. I agree that people who talk the talk should be held responsible and be punished accordingly

and the same should be said to those who walk the walk voluntarily. He just got extremely lucky that he didn't get sentenced for murder/manslaughter.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:20 PM

12. Fours years? Sessions wants to give five years for possessing some weed.

In Trump's America walking into someone's business and shooting at them is less of a crime than someone smoking a joint

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 01:46 PM

15. Put Welch in general population.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 08:18 AM

26. Why would he not be in general population?

I'm sure he will make friends with a nice white nationalist gang or some nazis on the inside and come out a better person.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:13 PM

16. runs in a store /w guns & only four years. Is his Father in the current Republican Administration?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:20 PM

18. Probably not:

Trump defends his cabinet of billionaires: ‘I just don’t want a poor person’ running the economy

Doonald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to appoint cabinet members with significant personal wealth, arguing he doesn’t “want a poor person” in charge of the economy.

Trump was speaking about Gary Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs banker the president appointed as his chief economic advisor—despite promising to “drain the swamp” during his presidency.

“I love all people,” Trump said during a campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids, IA. “Rich or poor. But in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense?”

Trump has received significant criticism for his appointment of Cohn, as well as Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Although he ran on a populist platform, Trump’s cabinet has a combined net worth of $6 billion.

more: https://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/trump-defends-his-cabinet-of-billionaires-i-just-dont-want-a-poor-person-running-the-economy/

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:31 PM

19. no what I meant is this pizzagate crazy is the son of someone close to the R campaign or in current

admin.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 02:34 PM

20. Should have been more...

Fundamentally, the prosecution should have worked to ruin his life (max sentence) to send a message to the other idiots out there.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:21 PM

21. As soon as he gits out, I bet he runs right out

and tries to rescue those poor people on Gilligan's Island. Count on it!1!!1

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Jun 22, 2017, 05:30 PM

22. and for being really, really stupid

 

he should get an additional 10 to 20 years.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Jun 23, 2017, 02:18 AM

23. kick (nt)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 12:41 AM

24. Were I the judge, I think I would have only given him 18 months

In his case, this is the real sentence:

"Mr. Welch, you will never touch a gun again as long as you live. You will not own a gun. You will not fire a gun. You will not hold a gun. You will not be where guns are. If you so much as breathe on a gun, you'll be charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and you'll go to federal prison for ten years. If that's not clear to you, let's make it very simple: You pissed away your Second Amendment right by falling for right-wing bullshit on the Internet, and you will never get it back."

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 08:16 AM

25. Did anyone check out the photos in the article

That was the actual interior of that restaurant when it was open for business?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 08:52 AM

27. Slap on the wrist

 

Should have got mandatory 10 years at least.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 09:14 AM

28. Clearly not all his dogs are barking

I'm looking forward to an appeal where maybe he get life/no parole.

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