Happy Hour News
Q-Prom day is a big news day for the Stupid Coup Insurrectionists, as the Daily Beast informs us:
The self-described white nationalist who stormed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and posed for gleeful photos during the Capitol riot doesn’t believe he should be in jail—and he’s had a temper tantrum in court to make his opinion known.
“They’re dragging this out. They’re letting everyone else out,” Richard “Bigo” Barnett yelled during his Thursday court hearing, insisting that “it’s not fair” that he is still in jail while a slew of his fellow rioters have been released pending trial.
Snowflake haz a sad?
“They can’t keep pushing me out month by month!” he yelled, pleading that he does not want to remain in a D.C. prison for “another month” while others are “already home.”
Barnett’s outburst was futile. After a five-minute recess, his lawyers told the judge they intended to file a new bail motion. The judge said he would rule on whether to release Barnett after that is filed, then abruptly ending the hearing. His next court date is May 4.
Which if my math is correct (always a dubious prospect) is two months from today. Heh
Federal prosecutor Neama Rahman told The Daily Beast on Thursday that prosecutors prefer to keep accused criminals in custody pending trial but most of the Capitol riot participants have been released on bond because they’re not “a risk of flight or a danger to the community.”
Prosecutors thought that white nationalists who converged on the Capitol to kill representatives are NOT dangerous?
But in Barnett’s case, he was seen carrying a weapon into the Capitol, so it could be argued that he is dangerous.
Anyway, this jerk is going to be in cooler a while longer, and who knows, he might end up with a change of address ultimately.