The Capitol Attack: Happy Valley Man Sentenced to Prison
Man Sentenced to Prison for Actions During Capitol Attack
A Happy Valley resident, Richard L. Harris, has been sentenced to almost four years in prison for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, as per the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prison Sentence and Supervised Release
After facing trial, a district judge has handed down a sentence of 41 months in prison for Harris, who will also be subject to three years of supervised release after completing his prison term.
Video Evidence of Encouragement
According to court documents, Harris recorded a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the attack, where he can be heard urging fellow rioters on.
Verbal Provocations and Threats
In the videos, Harris can be heard shouting, “They tear gassed us. Front f— line baby. We’re storming the Capitol.” He also followed an officer, leading a group of rioters in intimidating the officer and shouting, “Stand down. You’re outnumbered. There’s a f— million of us out there. And we are listening to Trump – your boss.”
Threats Against Pelosi, Pence, and Journalist
Harris was documented threatening Nancy Pelosi, Mike Pence, and a journalist while inside the Capitol.
Act of Aggression in the Rotunda
While in the Rotunda, Harris took hold of a landline used by Capitol police and yelled into the phone, expressing his intent to reach Pelosi and Pence, using derogatory language.
Violent Confrontation with Police
Harris engaged in a physical altercation with a police officer by forcibly grabbing the officer’s riot baton and pulling with such force that he dragged the officer into the mob of rioters.
Exit and Selfie-Style Video
Finally, after being expelled from the building by law enforcement, Harris took a video of himself as he exited, proudly exclaiming, “Front line baby.”
Capitol Breach and Nationwide Charges
The Department of Justice reports that over 1,100 individuals have been charged across almost all 50 states for crimes related to the Capitol breach, with over 400 individuals specifically charged with assaulting or obstructing law enforcement.
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