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Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys who stormed the Capitol, is sentenced to 22 years

2023-09-08T00:05:03+00:00
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  • Enrique Tarrio Sentenced to 22 Years
  • Proud Boys Leader Involved in Capitol Storming
  • Other Leaders Previously Sentenced

Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys involved in the Capitol storming, receives a 22-year sentence.

The leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right organization, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The federal court of the District of Columbia handed down the sentence.

This event marks a significant moment in the prosecution of nationalist group leaders involved in this violent episode.

Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to 22 years

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Tarrio’s sentence follows those of four other leaders who were sentenced last week to terms ranging from 10 to 18 years in prison.

According to EFE, the US Attorney’s Office had sought an even longer sentence of 33 years for Tarrio.

They argued that Tarrio masterminded a plot to undermine democracy by orchestrating violent actions.

These actions were directed against Congress during the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, as reported by the agency.

The ringleader of a conspiracy that shook the United States

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During the hearing in which the sentence was announced, the Prosecutor’s Office emphasized the importance of a peaceful transition of power.

Moreover, they highlighted that the events of January 6 were a national disgrace.

Tarrio, clad in an orange prison jumpsuit, spoke to the court to convey his remorse and seek forgiveness.

In his statement, he acknowledged that the events of that day should never have transpired: «They shouldn’t be celebrated,» he said, «as they were a national embarrassment.»

Tarrio: An absent leader, but fundamental in the conspiracy

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Tarrio, of Cuban descent and leader of the Proud Boys since 2018, was not in Washington during the assault on the Capitol.

He was absent due to a restraining order that barred him from entering the capital.

Nonetheless, evidence revealed that he coordinated the actions of other organization members from a hotel in Baltimore.

Despite Tarrio’s physical absence, Judge Timothy Kelly determined that his leadership played a crucial role in the conspiracy that led to property damage.

The Storming of the Capitol: A turning point in US history.

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The incident also resulted in injuries and represented an attack on the foundational principles of the United States, including its tradition of a peaceful transition of power.

Tarrio’s conviction is alongside those of other notable members of the Proud Boys.

Such as Ethan Nordean, who was sentenced to 18 years, and Dominic Pezzola, who received a 10-year sentence for breaking a window in the Capitol.

Additionally, other individuals and groups associated with former President Donald Trump have faced legal repercussions for their roles in the Capitol assault.

People who have been arrested so far

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To date, over 1,000 individuals have been arrested, and 350 have faced various charges related to the attack.

Agencia EFE reported that many are still sought by the authorities.

The former President Trump is also facing charges in Washington and Georgia for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

However, he has pleaded not guilty in both instances, as well as in other legal cases in New York and Miami.

Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to 22 years: The attack and number of deaths

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EFE reported that the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 left five dead and nearly 140 security agents injured.

This event was a turning point in US politics, causing an increase in surveillance and persecution of extremist groups.

The conviction of Enrique Tarrio and other leaders of the Proud Boys represents an important step.

A step that indicates accountability for that tragic episode in the history of USA as highlighted by CNN.

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