Nobody Has Been Charged With Treason Or Sedition Over January 6th

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

“Insurrection” is a common term used to describe the events that unfolded on January 6th 2020 at the U.S. Capitol. 

However, according to AP, of the more than 500 individuals accused of crimes that day… none have been charged with sedition or treason. 

Insurrection is defined as a violent uprising against an authority or government. Insurrection is a form of treason. The events of January 6th, were largely non-violent on the part of protestors and absent of treason. 

Undoubtedly, crimes were committed. Laws were broken, this is undeniable. There was one fatality on January 6th in Washington D.C. 

Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot and killed by Capitol police as she attempted to climb through a window against instruction from law enforcement. 

Rumors quickly circulated after the event that a Capitol police officer named Brian Sicknick was killed during the demonstration. 

This claim is false. Brian Sicknick tragically died after suffering a stroke. D.C. Chief Medical Examiner found that Sicknick’s manner of death was natural, and not homicide. 

However, Wikipedia still ignorantly lists his cause of death as “homicide,” which it was not. 

As of right now, no person has been found guilty of any crime on January 6th. In fact, no trial has even begun yet for the more than 500 accused. 

Despite this, all of those still being detained, are being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. 

“Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging, and we’re talking about people who haven’t been convicted of anything yet,” Democrat Elizabeth Warren said in an interview. 

Under no circumstance should an individual, not found guilty of a crime be subjected to punishment in America. 

The fifth amendment to the United States constitution plainly state that no citizen shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”