Two rioters sentenced; One sprayed fallen officer.

The mob

With a sea of uniformed police officers looking on, a New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to shooting pepper spray into the face of Officer Brian D. Sicknick during the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the Capitol was sentenced on Friday to nearly seven years in prison….

Gladys Sicknick, Officer Sicknick’s mother, told Mr. Khater that he had gone after her son “like he was an animal,” adding that whatever penalty he received was “not enough in my eyes.”

Mrs. Sicknick also had lacerating words for the larger mob of rioters who had laid siege to the Capitol.

“All of you bear responsibility for the injuries sustained by Brian’s fellow officers — the broken bones, head trauma and the continuing mental anguish they suffer and will endure for the rest of their lives,” she said. “Imagine the emotional pain that would cause someone to take his own life. Four officers committed suicide. You and your ‘movement’ caused their deaths.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/27/us/politics/brian-sicknick-julian-khater-george-tanios-jan-6.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

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