This kind of grandstanding behavior in a court is the kind of shit that would make me lose it and tell a judge something that would get the book thrown at me.
“Your purpose was not to be a tourist walking through the Capitol, was it?” Howell asked during a plea hearing for Leonard Gruppo, who pleaded guilty to the petty offense of “parading” in the Capitol. Gruppo said he was not there as a tourist. Howell then refused to accept his plea until Gruppo admitted that he was in Washington on January 6 “as part of a demonstration in support of President Trump.”
How is this anything but a farce? We call this justice? “Make the plea and statements that I tell you to, or else?”
Start working on a good quote now.
“Give me liberty, or give me death?”
“Sic Semper Tyrannis.”
“I regret that I have but one life to give to fight tyranny.”
Something cool. I will have to work on it. You know, for a fictional story I am writing.