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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:06 PM

US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial

Source: CNN

A geophysicist who allegedly beat police officers who were trying to help injured rioters during the US Capitol siege will be jailed before trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, citing the man's ham-handed attempt to flee to Switzerland as proof that he poses a literal flight risk.

Judge Emmet Sullivan said Jeffrey Sabol was too dangerous to release due to the flight risk and because he might continue his fight against "perceived tyranny" once he is out of jail.

"He stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton," Sullivan wrote in a 64-page ruling. "He then used that stolen police baton to force another officer away from his post and into a mob of rioters who proceeded to viciously attack him, leaving him bleeding from the head."

Sabol was indicted alongside four others who allegedly assaulted the officers, including one who was beaten while being dragged face-down into the crowd. He hasn't yet entered a plea.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-capitol-rioter-who-tried-to-flee-to-switzerland-is-jailed-pre-trial/ar-BB1fEPeT?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2021 OP
PerceptionManagement Apr 2021 #1
not fooled Apr 2021 #3
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #5
SunSeeker Apr 2021 #2
riversedge Apr 2021 #4
Marcuse Apr 2021 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:20 PM

1. the social contract says vote, not violence

Sadly, the deplorable may be living under some 'perceived tyranny'. He should be able to petition the government. But he can't.
Through voter suppression and gerrymandering, rich people and other corporations have taken that away from American citizens.
The solution is to vote republicans out of office. If it's not too late.

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:22 AM

3. That's a great insight

although sad that things have come to this.

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Response to PerceptionManagement (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 01:36 PM

5. I'd bet money that, even if he has no party affiliation whatsoever,

he leans R. He's almost surely part of the problem he rails against.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 12:52 AM

2. Judge Sullivan rocks. We need 1,000 more judges like him. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 04:45 AM

4. Sabol took drastic steps after the January 6 insurrection because he "reached a mental breaking poin

He is a mental case


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-capitol-rioter-who-tried-to-flee-to-switzerland-is-jailed-pre-trial/ar-BB1fEPeT?li=BBnb7Kz
...........Sabol took drastic steps after the January 6 insurrection because he "reached a mental breaking point," according to court filings. He traveled from his native Colorado to Boston and booked a flight to Switzerland, where he believed he would be protected from extradition, according to court filings. But he abandoned that plan after seeing law enforcement officers at the airport.

Instead, he rented a car and drove south. He later told investigators that while he was driving he threw his cell phone over a bridge near Boston because he thought he was being tracked.

Motorists spotted his car driving erratically and police pulled him over in Clarkstown, New York, where they found him "covered in blood" from severe cuts on his arm and thighs,
according to court filings. He said, according to court documents, "I am wanted by the FBI" because "I was fighting tyranny in the DC Capitol," and notified the officers that "my wounds are self-inflicted and "I am done fighting."

He was taken into custody in mid-January and has been in jail ever since. In arguing for Sabol's release, his lawyers told the judge that living with his family members in New York could improve his mental health and that he has "recovered from the episode."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 04:00 PM

6. Another stable genius.

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