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Non-Violent J6 Protester Who Put Feet Up On Pelosi’s Desk Found Guilty On All Charges, Faces Life in Prison

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Richard “Bigo” Barnett, 62, is facing a potential life sentence for peacefully entering the Capitol on January 6th and putting his feet up on Nancy Pelosi’s desk.

Barnett was wildly overcharged by vindictive prosecutors and denied a change of venue out of Washington, DC.

Prosecutors seized on the fact his cane doubled as a stun gun and could have been used as a weapon even thought it wasn’t. 

From The Washington Post, “Man photographed in Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6 convicted of 8 counts”:

An Arkansas man who entered the U.S. Capitol with rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, and was photographed lounging at a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office suite was convicted Monday of eight federal crimes related to the incursion.

Richard “Bigo” Barnett, now 62, who left a crude written message for Pelosi before departing the office suite with a purloined envelope bearing the California Democrat’s digital signature, sat impassively as a jury in U.S. District Court in Washington delivered its decisions.

After nine days of testimony and legal arguments in the trial, the panel began deliberating Monday morning and reached guilty verdicts on all eight counts against Barnett, including four felonies, in less than two hours.

The most serious charge he faced, obstructing an official government proceeding, carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. But advisory sentencing guidelines used by the court are likely to recommend a much shorter term in his case.

[…] Barnett, an ardent supporter of former president Donald Trump, was carrying a walking stick equipped with a high-voltage stun device when he entered the Capitol. […]

Besides obstructing an official proceeding, Barnett was convicted of two felonies related to carrying a dangerous weapon in the Capitol and a felony charge of civil disorder. The four misdemeanors he was convicted of included theft of government property, meaning the envelope.

DC is currently working to lower penalties for carjackers, robbers and armed felons in the name of fighting “systemic racism” but Bigo and other J6 protesters are getting the book thrown at them. 

Carjacking thugs need “restorative justice” but J6 protesters must face retribution.

RELATED: As Capitol Stormers Rot In DC Jails Stripped Of All Rights, Accused 2017 Inauguration Antifa Rioters Get $1.6M Payout From DC Govt

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Harvard Poll: Six In Ten Have Doubts Over Biden’s Mental Fitness

A quarter of Democrats say he’s too old to be President

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A new Harvard/ Harris survey has revealed that six in ten Americans have reservations over Joe Biden’s mentally capacity to run again in 2024, with 65 percent agreeing that at 80-years-old, Biden is “too old” to continue as President.

Over a third of that 65 percent are Democrats, with almost a quarter of Democrats also saying they have doubts about Biden’s mental fitness.

The poll found that a whopping 90 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Independents agree Biden is now showing he is too old and it should preclude him from running again in 2024.

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Eighty seven percent of GOP voters say Biden doesn’t have the mental fitness to run again, while 67 percent of independents agree.

The poll also found that 61 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction, with a majority, 56 percent, expressing an unfavorable view of Biden. 

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The survey also notes that just 37 percent approve of how Biden has handled the border crisis, while 62 percent highly disapprove of his handling of the economy.

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According to the survey, if an election were held today between Trump and Biden, the former would win by 5 points.

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Biden’s mental decline was on display again Thursday, when during an event in Springfield, Virginia, he joked about people thinking he was “stupid” before making yet another embarrassing verbal gaffe, referring to Rep. Don Beyer as “Doug”.

He stammered his way through the appearance:

Biden also managed to get lost on stage again:

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    Video: Rand Paul Warns Overclassification Being Used To Cover Up COVID Lab Leak

    “The intelligence community does this so they have more power and we have less power”

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    Senator Rand Paul warned Wednesday that over classification of information is being used to avoid oversight and institute cover ups, such as regarding the origins of COVID.

    Appearing on Newsmax TV’s “Eric Bolling The Balance,” Paul explained “I think there’s an overclassification problem here. Everything’s classified. And in all likelihood, what we’ll find is this is not some sort of organized scheme to have the secrets to the nuclear weapon in [Biden’s] Corvette. I think it’s more likely than not that we’ve classified so many documents that it’s hard to find documents that are not classified.”

    He continued, “The one problem with classifying so much is that there is, right now, to my knowledge, pretty good information out there in the intelligence community about the virus originating from the lab in China, and yet they classify it to try to prohibit people [like] me giving you the information that we already know that this came from a lab. And so this is a real problem.”

    “We need to allow less classification so the American people can understand more about what’s going on with their government,” Paul urged.

    He added, “I go to classified hearings, and I haven’t actually been to a classified hearing where I actually thought I heard a secret, to tell you the truth.”

    Paul further noted that when President Trump was found to have some documents, “the left-wing media acted as if oh, these are the Manhattan Project. This is the secrets to the nuclear weapon… Really, most of the stuff we see is not really that secret. But it’s all stamped that way.”

    “The intelligence community does this so they have more power and we have less power,” the Senator continued, adding “I have long argued that Congress needs to know more and the American people need to know more about what the CIA does, what the FBI does. Because we can’t oversee them, we can’t have oversight and reform if we don’t know what they’re doing.”

    “They avoid oversight by classifying things, and often there’s a policy decision like, for example, with COVID, we need to know if COVID came from a lab so we can prevent this from happening again. Some of this is being stymied by the intelligence agencies classifying things that need to be declassified,” Paul further asserted.

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    Paul has previously labeled the subterfuge over the coronavirus lab leak as “the biggest coverup in the history of science,” and has vowed to continue to expose the origins of the pandemic and uncover a paper trail that he is positive will lead back to the Wuhan lab research funded by Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health.

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    After Teacher Shot By 6-Year-Old, Staff And Parents Blame Tolerance Of Violent Kids

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    Shock over the shooting of a teacher by a 6-year-old in Newport News, Virginia has turned into anger, as both parents and staff say district officials tolerate violent students to bolster school ratings. 

    On Jan. 6, first-grader fired a single pistol shot at his 24-year-old teacher, Abby Zwermer. A bullet passed through her hand and into her chest, sending her to a hospital with a life-threatening wound. Last week, school officials say a staff member searched the shooter’s backback earlier that morning — after someone tipped them to the possibility he was armed — but didn’t find the weapon. 

    Tuesday brought the first board meeting of Newport News Public Schools since the incident — and a stream of angry teachers and parents took to the podium to condemn a culture in which the pursuit of favorable district statistics means fostering an increasingly dangerous environment.  

    Former school psychologist Amber Thomas left the district after a 10-year career.  “A school counselor and I were often called to intervene with explosive behaviors, and the administrator would see what was going on and turn around and walk the other way,” Thomas told the board. 

    “We see students being assaulted (and) we see teachers being assaulted…daily,” said elementary teacher Djifa Lee. “[Disciplinary] referrals are so closely tied to accreditation, and this puts educators and office staff or administrators in a tough position.”

    A former employee told WAVY that, on multiple occasions, she initiated disciplinary referrals, but administrators failed to schedule follow-up meetings with parents and teachers. She says peers had similar experiences. 

    “Every day in every one of our schools, teachers, students and other staff members are being hurt,” said high school librarian Nicole Cooke. “Every day, they’re hit. They’re bitten. They’re beaten. And [violent children] are allowed to stay so that our numbers look good.”

    In a November board meeting, the district touted a 40% decline in disciplinary incidents and a 19% decrease in students being removed from instruction.  

    “Ask any teacher in this school division why discipline incidents decline, and I have a feeling the response will be the same: Infraction numbers are down because incidents are not always officially reported,” saidCindy Connell, a middle school teacher in the district. 

    Wary of officials’ focus on making the district’s statistics look better, Sarah Marchese, president of a high school Parent Teacher Student Association, asked for an external investigation of the disciplinary policies to be reviewed by an outside, impartial party. 

    “Our administrators are under an intense pressure to make everything appear better than it is in reality,” Connell told AP.

    The incident was the third shooting in the district since September 2021. “Enough is enough. What will it take? I pray it is not a fourth shooting, because that blood will be on your hands,” said parent John Krikorian. 

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