Rioter Gets Jolted With 12+ Year Sentence for Role in Capitol Attack

Rodriguez, who pled guilty to multiple charges including conspiracy and assault, defiantly shouted the debunked claim that Trump won as he was leaving the courtroom. During sentencing, Judge Amy Berman Jackson didn't hold back, labeling Rodriguez a "one-man army."

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FILE - Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Daniel “D.J.” Rodriguez, a California man who drove a stun gun into a police officer's neck during one of the most violent clashes of the U.S. Capitol riot was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison. Rodriguez yelled, “Trump won!” as he was led out of the courtroom where U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced him to 12 years and seven months behind bars for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
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Daniel Rodriguez, the man who viciously attacked police officer Michael Fanone with an electroshock weapon during the January 6th Capitol riot, received a hefty sentence of 12 and a half years behind bars.

Rodriguez, who pled guilty to multiple charges including conspiracy and assault, defiantly shouted the debunked claim that Trump won as he was leaving the courtroom. During sentencing, Judge Amy Berman Jackson didn’t hold back, labeling Rodriguez a “one-man army.”

His pre-riot calls for violence and revolution in a Telegram group chat that he created did not bode well for his defense. The judge emphasized that while Rodriguez sought to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, officer Fanone was bravely defending the very foundation of democracy.

While justice has been served with Rodriguez’s sentence, Fanone believes it’s time for the Department of Justice to indict Trump for his role in the insurrection. Until those responsible for orchestrating the attack face consequences, Fanone says he won’t find closure.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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