Through a public petition launched from the Change.org page, more than 1,600 Americans are calling for the release of Ethan Nordean, a leader of the U.S. patriotic organization Proud Boys, detained for the riots in the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The request to Judge Timothy J. Kelly argues that Nordean and the other supporters of then-President Donald Trump voluntarily attended the event in the exercise of the First Amendment, as published by Geller Report on June 20.

It also reminds Judge Kelly that similar events have occurred at least 10 times during the country’s history since 1814. Moreover, it was non-violent, given that the only person killed was at the hands of a government agent. 

The charges against Nordean are “conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, destruction of government property, and disorderly conduct,” reports the same petition.  

Political persecution 

Meanwhile, senior contributor to the alternative media outlet American Greatness, Julie Kelly, expands on the context by denouncing the case of political persecution being made by President Joe Biden’s Justice Department in an interview published on June 13. 

“Julie Kelly told Mark Levin, ‘The American people need to know Joe Biden‘s justice department is holding political prisoners in a jail in Washington DC.'”

She added: “It was opened to hold Jan 6 defendants that was denied bail. This is a political prosecution against Trump.” 

Inhumane treatment

Separately, “Inmates’ lawyers have reported mental and verbal abuse, threats and violent beatings that have left inmates with permanent injuries,” National file notes, in a long list of inhumane treatment, including coercion to take the vaccine in order to avoid them.  

The federal government detained more than 500 people, mostly on misdemeanor charges, related to Jan. 6. “This is a political persecution against Trump supporters,” Kelly contends, according to Life Site News. 

On April 19, it was reported that they “remained alone, sometimes with only one cellmate, in their cells for 23 hours a day for more than 400 days, with zero time outdoors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Inmates had only one hour to shower or engage in out-of-cell activities,” Kelly reported the Change.org petition recounts. 

It was not an “armed insurrection”

Although the Democrats’ version speaks of an “armed insurrection” by “white supremacists,” the only person killed was by a government agent.

Kelly said that in her investigation of the cases he found that the protesters had “about three dozen weapons” seized including “pepper spray, riot shields, a helmet in one case, some flagpoles, (and) a couple of people brought small batons,” and no firearms.

All this contrasts sharply with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s description of the riots by leftist Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM), which she calls domestic terrorists: “They did a horrific and staggering amount of damage in cities across the United States during 2020.”

She added: “including 2,385 incidents of looting, 624 arsons, 97 police vehicles burned, more than 2,000 police officers injured, a death toll of 25 Americans, and a bill of $2 billion.” 

“This is a constitutional and humanitarian crisis that’s happening right in our nation’s capital and largely, almost completely ignored, not (just) by the media but also our Republican leadership in Washington,” Kelly concluded.