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(108,684 posts)
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:35 PM Feb 2024

Man who assaulted four officers during Capitol riot is sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Minnesota man who repeatedly attacked police officers during the U.S. Capitol riot, wielded a police baton as a weapon and stole two riot shields was sentenced on Thursday to nearly three years in prison.

Brian Mock, 44, helped remove two police barricades before he assaulted four officers during the Jan. 6, 2021, siege. He shoved one of the officers in the chest and knocked him onto the ground, where other rioters kicked and hit him.

Mock asked for leniency before Chief Judge James Boasberg sentenced him to two years and nine months in prison.

“I’m not someone who showed up in tactical gear, with tasers and bear spray,” he said. “It’s a moment that I got caught up in.”

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/brian-mock-minnesota-capitol-riot-35df46938dc75791221274b62a541cba

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(16,404 posts)
2. seems to me, a man who attacked a normal cop...
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:50 PM
Feb 2024

in an everyday situation, would receive a helluva lot more than 3 years...


(70,707 posts)
4. It was just a moment thing.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:56 PM
Feb 2024

Sure buddy because Washington D.C. is so
close to Minnesota that on 1/6/21 you just
had to walk 1/2 a block to get involved in a
violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. It is not
like you traveled 800 to a thousand miles in
order to join a violent mob of red necks?


(15,145 posts)
6. One, that doesn't seem like enough for assaulting four different cops including
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:03 PM
Feb 2024

with a police weapon.

Two, the argument "I just got caught up..." is an argument for MORE prison time, not less, because you are declaring that you cannot control yourself and are a danger to others!


(17,806 posts)
12. That's what I said exactly.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:36 PM
Feb 2024

Must be. Which betrays a terrible wrong we all live with. Anybody else would spend decades of their lives behind bars. Not saying it's right but punishment should be equal. One day we will have a more just society.

C Moon

(12,229 posts)
14. And he's probably already served most of it. Pretty messed up.
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 01:23 AM
Feb 23

People have been convicted for more years for marijuana.

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