Obviously, Adam Johnson did nothing wrong, and only a lunatic could claim otherwise.
He needs better lawyers.
The grinning Capitol Hill rioter seen in viral social media images walking away with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s lectern during last week’s chaos, “is not going to be attending the inauguration,” said his lawyer, admitting that his will be a difficult case to defend.
Adam Christian Johnson, 36, who belongs to Florida, was released on Monday on a bond of $25,000. He was taken into custody last Friday on charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and theft of government property, like other rioters.
According to a report in Tampa Bay Times, assistant US Attorney Patrick Scruggs expressed concern that Mr Johnson would attend the inauguration event, emphasising that he is to travel only for court purposes. The report also said the case will be handled in Washington DC, however, restrictions on his travel remain in place till his case is pending.
Mr Johnson is supposed to attend the next court hearing on 19 January, a day before president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
However, his lawyer Dan Eckhart said that Mr Johnson will not try to attend the inauguration.
“I can assure you he is not going to be attending the inauguration,” the report quoted Mr Eckhart as saying.
The second of the two lawyers representing Mr Johnson, David Bigney, said that the father of four had been receiving death threats and would “like to just get home to his family.”
Mr Johnson, whose photos carrying the lectern were widely circulated, became one of the most prominent faces of the chaos that erupted in DC last Wednesday. His lawyers acknowledged that it is going to be difficult to defend.
“I don’t know how else to explain that, but yeah, that would be a problem,” the Tampa Bay Times quoted Mr Eckhart as saying.
“I’m not a magician, and neither is Mr Bigney. We’ve got a photograph of our client in what appears to be inside the federal building, inside the Capitol, with government property,” he said.
This is what happened:
- The cops opened the doors and invited peaceful protesters into the Capitol
- They peacefully occupied the Capitol, during a peaceful protest
- Mr. Johnson peacefully posed for a funny photograph
Okay, he touched government property, maybe there’s trespassing – give him six months probation.
Don’t send his lawyers out there to talk about how he’s doomed – this is retarded.
All of these Stormers have good defenses. None of them committed any serious crimes, and any minor crimes they did commit were committed in pursuit of peaceful protest. We have legal precedent, due to the BLM and Antifa riots over the summer, that you’re legally allowed to break any law in pursuit of a peaceful protest.
The fact that the Congress scum are a bunch of cowards and hid under chairs from peaceful protesters is their own problem. It’s some kind of an elephant and mouse type situation. You can’t be charged with “causing someone to become irrationally fearful of your totally normal and justifiable behaviors.”
These people need to fight and we need to figure out ways to get them money for better legal teams.
The censorship thing is done and over and the entire internet is going to be burned down, and this is going to be used to pass all kinds of new laws and all kinds of people are going to get swooped and so on.
But there is no actual reason that the individual Stormers themselves cannot get off. At least most of them. Someone is going to have to pay for that cop getting Bugs Bunny’d with a fire extinguisher. Probably.