January 6

Jan 6 rioter who helped tase DC cop in the neck is sentenced to over 7 years in prison

A fan of Donald Trump who brought his teenage son to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced to more than 7 years in prison by a judge, NBC News reports.

The lawyer for Kyle Young, 38, said he was “injected” with lies about the 2020 election. In May, Young pleaded guilty to a felony count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers. He admitted that he used a strobe light to disorient police, helped throw a large audio speaker at police, and grabbed then-D.C. police officer Mike Fanone’s wrist as the D.C. officer was being accosted by the rioters.

Federal prosecutors sought an 86-month prison sentence for Young, and that’s what he got. Prosecutors said he participated in “some of the most barbaric violence” that took place that day. The taser that was used to electroshock Fanone in the neck was handed to “MAGA fanatic” Danny Rodriguez by Young.

“When Young spotted Officer Fanone being pulled into the crowd, he purposefully moved toward the attack, and joined at a pivotal moment — restraining Officer Fanone’s wrist by pulling it away from his body seconds after the officer was repeatedly tased and amid shouts of ‘kill him with his own gun,'” federal prosecutors said. “Young’s restraint of Officer Fanone prevented the officer from protecting his service weapon at a time when the officer’s life was in danger and gave Young’s co-defendant Thomas Sibick an opening to forcibly remove Officer Fanone’s badge from his chest and his police radio from a pocket on the front of his vest.”

Read the full report over at NBC News

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