Brandon Straka, the former liberal turned Trump supporter has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation over his role in January 6th.
Straka did not actually enter the Capitol, but was targeted by law enforcement for his influence over other people in the crowd.
Many conservatives believe Straka was charged for simply being an outspoken Trump supporter.
The HuffPo has details:
Trump Influencer Brandon Straka Walks Away From Jan. 6 Case With Home Detention
Brandon Straka, a 45-year-old former hairstylist who morphed into a pro-Trump social media influencer and encouraged rioters to steal an officer’s shield and storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, was sentenced to probation and home detention on Monday.
Judge Dabney L. Friedrich sentenced Straka to three years of probation, three months of which would be served on home detention. She also imposed a $5,000 fine.
Friedrich said Straka’s actions on Jan. 6 served to undermine democracy and the rule of law. Friedrich said Straka was not being sentenced for his First Amendment protected speech, but rather for his conduct. Straka not only participated in Jan. 6 but “celebrated” it in a way, Friedrich said.
Straka, who later described Jan. 6 as “one of the stupidest and tragic decisions of his life,” had struggled to find a footing in the entertainment industry in New York City before he filmed a 2018 YouTube video explaining why he was no longer a Democrat. “I’m a GAY REPUBLICAN,” he tweeted in 2018. “I NEED FOLLOWERS!!! SHOW ME SOME LOVE, PLEASE!!!” Straka’s political conversion began, he claimed, when he was accosted by a homeless person in New York in 2016.
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In the video below, conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza provides some analysis and a defense of Straka. Watch:
Walkaway movement founder Brandon Straka has been a victim both of the sadists in the Biden DOJ and also of leftist lies that he sold out Trump and the MAGA movement. Here's the scoop. pic.twitter.com/7bhuqlrbkd
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 21, 2022
Considering what a witch hunt the Democrats have turned this into, Straka got off lightly.
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