“QAnon Shaman” Quotes ‘Forrest Gump’ In Petition For Light Conviction

Conspiracy theorist Jacob Chansley, popularly known as “QAnon Shaman,” quoted Forrest Gump in his last memorandum where he requests that the time he has already spent in jail be considered as part of his sentence.

The memo was the fifth request for Chansley’s release before his sentencing next week for participating in the United States Capitol riots on January 6. In September, he pleaded guilty to the charge of obstruction of official proceedings for his actions. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 17. Sentencing guidelines suggest that you can face between 41 and 51 months in prison.

The 23-page sentencing memorandum presented by Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins, begins with a quote from the movie where he misspells Forrest Gump’s name. He says, “‘My mom always said, you have to put the past behind you before you can move on.’ —Forest Gump, ”reported The Daily Beast.

With his roaring voice, Viking horns, skin clothing and shirtless tattooed body, Chansley became the best known of the thousands of insurrectionists who stormed the United States Capitol to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election. Images of him inside the Capitol circulated massively in the press and on social media during the aftermath of the riots.

The self-described follower of QAnon’s conspiracy theory was photographed holding a 6-foot spear with an American flag attached inside the Senate chamber, while chanting, shouting and calling former Vice President Mike Pence a “traitor.” He admitted to leaving a note that said: “It is only a matter of time. Justice is coming! “On the vice president’s desk.

The violence left at least five dead and hundreds injured.

Although he pleaded guilty in September, Chansley admitted to being one of the first 30 rioters to enter the Capitol on January 6. He was arrested three days later in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Since his arrest shortly after the riots, he has been held without bail.

The guilty plea filed Tuesday sought a light sentence and said he has already served 317 days in “wet and fully closed” solitary confinement in Alexandria, Virginia, due to covid-19 restrictions since his arrest. The statement added that Chansley spends at least 22 hours in solitary confinement, even though he is not violent, it reported. Business Insider.

He cited Chansley’s “sincere regret”, acceptance of responsibility and long-standing mental health diagnosis to urge the court to use its “authority and discretion” to impose an alternative to long jail time.

Tests conducted on Chansley in prison have shown that he suffers from transient schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.

The statement said that his mental illness was diagnosed in 2006, when Chansley was in the United States Navy, but he was never told.

In the latest memo, Watkins wrote that now was the time for Chansley “to begin his journey to freedom, not from jail, but from major mental health conditions.”

“It is time for Mr. Chansley to start his journey from the inside out,” the memo read.

In September, shortly after Chansley pleaded guilty, Watkins had said his client had an attraction for former President Donald Trump, similar to that of first love.

“I had a fondness for Trump that was not very different from the first love a man can have for a girl, or a girl for a man, or a man for a man,” Watkins said. “The first love always, always maintains a tender and soft point in the heart of the lover.”

Before the guilty plea, Watkins had claimed that his client had “repudiated” the Q movement and asked that he no longer be called the “QAnon Shaman.”

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“QAnon Shaman” Quotes ‘Forrest Gump’ In Petition For Light Conviction