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Capitol Rioter and Oath Keeper Says Inmates Threw Feces and Urine at Him in Jail
We have never heard of the heavy metal band Iced Earth and were never into heavy metal, to begin with, being more of a 90s alt-rock type. But had we heard of them they’d be off the playlist for good. Their guitarist, aka a “rioter,” is going through some things.
As we have warned before, a defense attorney’s job is to get their client in the best position possible. Therefore, arguments before the court with respect to release upon bail or sentencing have to be taken with a grain of salt. An attorney will never lie to a court, or at least 99% won’t, but that doesn’t mean that the story won’t be told with the most embellished slant possible.
That being said, a story just released and printed by the Daily Beast sounds pretty bad, and yet we’re having a difficult time feeling bad:
Heavy metal band Iced Earth’s guitarist Jon Schaffer, who pleaded guilty to charges related to the Capitol riot, had feces thrown at him and faced death threats during a hellish stint at an Indiana jail, according to his lawyer.
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The comments made during a March court hearing were revealed Thursday, prompting Schaffer’s transfer to a Washington, D.C., jail before he was released on bail in April.
“My client, who is presumed innocent, has just gone through two months of hell where other people were throwing feces at him and urine at him and threatening his life in a horrible, horrible situation,” Schaffer’s attorney Marc Victor said at the hearing, according to the Indianapolis Star. Schaffer was segregated due to his public status, but it led to prisoners tormenting him.
We wonder why these MAGAs keep getting a bad time in jail? It is not violence. Most of the people there have a violent past. It must be something else. Associating MAGA with racism might be a good bet.
Schaffer says he is one of the founding members of the Oath Keepers and faces 3-5 years in prison. Those sound like maximum penalties, but it sounds like he has a bad 18 months or so ahead.
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