The Department of Justice is looking to jail Info Wars Host Owen Shroyer for 4 months despite never entering inside of the Capitol on January 6th.
In a court document, the DOJ is seeking to jail Shroyer for “spreading election disinformation paired with violent rhetoric.”
The DOJ also wrote in the court filing “The Democrats are posing as communists, but we know what they really are: they’re just tyrants, they’re tyrants. And so today, on January 6, we declare death to tyranny! Death to tyrants!”
Many political commentators believe they will be targeted next if Shroyer is jailed.
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 7, 2023
Here’s what the Post Millennial reported:
A court document filed on Tuesday has revealed that Department of Justice prosecutors are seeking a 120-day sentence for InfoWars host Owen Shroyer, who did not enter the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
The Biden DOJ claimed that Shroyer “spread election disinformation paired with violent rhetoric” to viewers in the months leading up to January 6, and that on the day, “Shroyer took to a megaphone before leading a crowd to the Capitol” and said “The Democrats are posing as communists, but we know what they really are: they’re just tyrants, they’re tyrants. And so today, on January 6, we declare death to tyranny! Death to tyrants!”
“Shroyer did not stop at the sight of tear gas or sounds of explosions on the west side of the Capitol. He continued marching around to the top of the east steps chanting ‘1776!,’ where rioters would eventually violently breach the Capitol and its police line and halt the transfer of presidential power,” the court document states.
“Shroyer did not step foot inside the Capitol, he did not need to; many of those who listened to him did instead. In the aftermath, he has blamed ‘Antifa’ and told his followers: ‘We should have been proud of what happened.'”
The DOJ claimed that Shroyer “helped create January 6,” in that he “stoked the flames of a potential disruption of the certification vote by streaming disinformation about alleged voter fraud and a stolen election to thousands, perhaps millions, of viewers of his program on InfoWars.”
Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 120 days, 12 months of supervised release, 60 hours of community service, and $500 in restitution.
DC prosecutors are trying to put Owen Shroyer in jail for 120 days because he stood outside of the Capitol building on J6th and chanted "1776" and called Democrats "tyrants".
…he never set foot inside and even warned people not to go into the building.
Political persecution. https://t.co/XVUnIeDrcO
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) September 6, 2023
Per Raw Story:
Federal prosecutors are seeking jail time for a far-right media figure who earlier this year pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally entering a restricted area during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Infowars host Owen Shroyer didn’t enter the Capitol grounds amid the insurrection but led rioters in chants from an area near the top of the building’s steps. He pleaded guilty in June to illegally entering a restricted area.
Prosecutors are seeking 120 days in jail for Shroyer ahead of his sentencing scheduled for Sept. 12, according to court filings posted by Politico’s Kyle Cheney.
Owen Shroyer did nothing wrong. https://t.co/01mJdAjZfW
— Dan Lyman (@realdanlyman) September 7, 2023