Man who Participated in the Capitol Riot with a Lacrosse Stick and a Confederate Flag has been sentenced to 5 months in Prison
He is now one of the 840 individuals charged for involvement in the riots...
David Alan Blair used a lacrosse stick with a Confederate flag attached to it to push his way through police officers protecting the capitol during the January 6th Capitol Riots. Today, he was sentenced to five months in prison as well as 18 months of supervised release after his prison term along with being required to pay $2,000 of restitution.
Prosecutors suggested giving Blair eight months in prison, but his attorney, Terrell Roberts III, asked for a lighter sentence.
The story conveyed at the hearing was confirmed with body cam footage from the police officers present at the capitol. Blair was met by a line of Metropolitan Police Officers as he approached the Capitol’s West Lawn yet he refused to leave the area. Instead, as body cam footage showed, Blair waved his lacrosse stick at the police as well as yelled “Hell naw. Quit backing up. Don’t be scared. We’re Americans.”
As he pushed his lacrosse stick against the officer’s chests, he was then arrested. The officer responded to the push by striking Blair three times in the head with a baton, according to Blair’s attorney.
David Alan Blair adds to the now 840 individuals charged with federal crimes related to the Capitol Riots. 330 of which have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges punishable by no more than a year in prison. Nearly 200 individuals have been sentenced and 100 of those sentenced have been so for upwards of five years.