A 59-year-old black man did not participate in the invasion of the US legislature, only supporting the campaign on social media.
247 – Troy Anthony Smokes, a 59-year-old black man, received the highest sentence of the 19 sentenced so far for the invasion of the Capitol (United States Parliament) on January 6. The District of Columbia court ruling determined that the black man would spend 14 months in prison.
However, Smocks did not participate in the invasion of the US legislature, he only supported the campaign on social media. He wrote on his social network Parler page: “Get ready our weapons and then we will get them. Let’s hunt these cowards.”
During the trial, Smokes asked to speak and said he thought he was being treated more harshly because he was black.
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