Capitol Rioter Samuel Fisher Sentenced To 3-Years In Prison On Guns Charges
New York City resident, Samuel Fisher, who faces charges for breaching the U.S. Capitol has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison on weapons possession charges.
Fisher was first arrested shortly after the riot after authorities found posts on social media of Fisher talking about storming the Capitol. Investigators found loaded firearms including an AR-15, shotgun, ghost gun pistol and more in his Upper East Side apartment.
Fish said he hadn’t been staying at the apartment for long and it remains unclear who the apartment belonged to.
Fisher was a supporter of President Donald Trump and pushed many conspiracy theories on his website and social media pages.
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“At 1 when congress certifies the election… Trump just needs to fire the bat signal… deputize patriots… and then the pain comes,” Fisher wrote on his website on January 5, 2021, the day before the riot.
During the hearing in Manhattan, District Attorney Alvin Bragg called Fisher “a dangerous conspiracy theorist who participated in one of the gravest attacks on our democracy. Not only did he threaten to commit violence against his fellow citizens, he had the potential to follow through with his arsenal of advanced weaponry and ammunition.”
“I know what I did was wrong and I accept that my actions have consequences,” Fisher responded.
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