Wintry weather is outwardly coming for one person accused of criminal intent within the Jan. 6, 2020 Capitol constructing riot.
Prosecutors filed a sentencing memorandum on Tuesday that veteran a Cersei Lannister quote from the HBO series to argue for serious punishment for Jeremiah Caplinger, one among the many folks that entered the Capitol constructing that day.
The 25-three hundred and sixty five days-vulnerable Caplinger posted a image of a soldier from the American Revolution two days after the Jan. 6 riot with the caption: “As mentioned by Cersi Lannister ‘I desire violence,’” primarily based on the memorandum.
Prosecutors needed to level to the context for the quote in a footnote. “Cersei Lannister is a fictional persona within the HBO television series Sport of Thrones. After being confronted by a community of politically-empowered spiritual zealots, who warn her that if she doesn’t yield to them, ‘There’ll be violence,’ Cersei Lannister responds, ‘I desire violence.’”
The footnote also eminent that Lannister veteran “a weapon of mass destruction to explode one among the ideal and most fundamental structures within the capital metropolis,” which contained “politicians and spiritual leaders.
“In pointing out, ‘I desire violence’, Cersei Lannister embraced — and then conducted — mass assassinate to enact her political ends,” the memorandum adds. “Within the context of Caplinger posting this correct two days after January 6, Caplinger’s adoption of this quote is alarming and presents insight into his mental utter and intent in storming the Capitol.”
Prosecutors contend Caplinger brought body armor on his January 6 consult with, scaled a wall on the Capitol grounds, and entered place of work suites. He had little remorse for his actions, primarily based on different social media posts he wrote.
Caplinger pleaded responsible final November to one rely of stepping on, hiking, doing away with, or injuring property on Capitol grounds. The court docket submitting signifies he faces as much as six months in penitentiary when he is sentenced on February 1.