(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – While there have been several convictions so far, at least one individual charged with crimes for attending the protest at the United States Capitol Complex in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, has beaten the charges.
His name is Matthew Martin.
As Reason Magazine reports in “January 6 Defendant Who Says He Thought He Was Allowed in Capitol Beats Charges“:
“Matthew Martin—who faced four federal charges as a result of entering the U.S. Capitol building during the January 6 protests and riots—has been found not guilty on all counts.
“The feds had charged Martin with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business; disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings; and pandering, demonstrating, or picketing in Capitol buildings.
“Martin contended that Capitol police had let him into the building, leading him to think it was OK to enter. ‘According to MARTIN, Capitol guards opened the doors to the Rotunda and let them in, though MARTIN did acknowledge seeing smashed glass,’ stated the government’s complaint against him.” [emphasis added]
The judge agreed with Martin.
“The judge said that while he did not believe that an officer had actually waved Martin into the Rotunda as Martin claimed, video of the scene shows how Martin may have gotten that impression. ‘I do think the defendant reasonably believed the officers allowed him into the Capitol,’ opined the judge.” [emphasis added]
Given that statement, the judge acquitted Martin of all charges, and he is a free man.
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