January 6 Defendant Cleared on All Charges

 

It’s hard to call this justice, considering the severe persecution the Biden regime has been putting these people through, but at least one January 6th defendant has been exonerated. Ironically, he is using the very defense that has been denied as a ‘conspiracy theory.’ (Emphasis mine)

A federal judge on Wednesday found that a New Mexico man “reasonably believed” that police officers let him into the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 breach, finding defendant Matthew Martin not guilty of all charges.

McFadden said that Martin’s conduct was as “minimal and non-serious” as the judge could imagine for someone who went into the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Respect to Mr. Martin for not giving in to the prosecutorial tactics of overcharging and making plea deals for offenses less serious than those that are routinely dismissed when committed by leftists. The DOJ drove one man to suicide on these same charges.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Surprising.  I did not think justice was possible in this country anymore.  

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    I look forward to the next J6 select committee.

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  3. Stad Coolidge
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    Makes me feel for those who took a plea bargain . . .

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  4. Bishop Wash Member
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    I couldn’t find mention of it in the article, maybe I overlooked it. Had he been in jail this whole time?  It’s Buzzfeed so I noticed they still call it an insurrection.

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  5. Hoyacon Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Makes me feel for those who took a plea bargain . . .

    Yep. The process is the punishment.

    Somebody should also look into ineffective assistance of counsel, but probably not.

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  6. Gary Robbins Member
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    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory.  https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.  His was one of the less serious cases.  He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases.  The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict.  This is how cases are to proceed in America.

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  7. Hoyacon Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases. His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    This isn’t the easiest thing to look into, but “one of the less serious cases” is not particularly precise.  I hope to have time to spend doing a reasonable dive because this is potentially a game changer.  At a minimum, it shows how misguided the wide spread condemnation of those who were voluntarily admitted was and how those who failed to make any distinction among the “insurgents” were simply wrong.

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases. His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    Please. 

    It took over a year. This was not justice.

    And you called people like this insurrectioniost. Never did I see you ever even allow for cases like this. 

     

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  9. Hoyacon Member
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    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building.  Whatever that is.

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  10. Judge Mental Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    To be safe, you should sashay instead.

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    Kinda puts the kibosh on the “Gay Pride” stuff, donnit?

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  12. Hoyacon Member
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    To be safe, you should sashay instead.

    Excellent.  But sometimes my sashaying approaches parading.  See St. Patty’s Day.

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  13. TBA Coolidge
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    To be safe, you should sashay instead.

    The sashay has a certain cache, but would you gamble on an amble? 

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  14. drlorentz Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    Please.

    It took over a year. This was not justice.

    And you called people like this insurrectioniost. Never did I see you ever even allow for cases like this.

     

    “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial…”

    Yeah, right, if speedy is interpreted to mean less than two years.

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  15. Gary Robbins Member
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    drlorentz (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    Please.

    It took over a year. This was not justice.

    And you called people like this insurrectioniost. Never did I see you ever even allow for cases like this.

     

    “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial…”

    Yeah, right, if speedy is interpreted to mean less than two years.

    I am not a criminal lawyer but I note two things.  First, we had the first pandemic in the United States in over 100 years which are certainly exigent circumstances.  Second, the defendant had been released on his own recognizance.   

     

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  16. Gary Robbins Member
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    TBA (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    To be safe, you should sashay instead.

    The sashay has a certain cache, but would you gamble on an amble?

    As long as the defendant was not “prancing.”  He can shahay or amble, but he cannot prance!

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  17. Bishop Wash Member
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    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    To be safe, you should sashay instead.

    Per Rob, I think the official Ricochet stance is one should “swan about”.

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  18. kedavis Coolidge
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    Meanwhile, how long until the judge gets “cancelled” for overruling the elites?

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  19. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Weird, the global pandemic didn’t stop the DOJ from dropping charges against the BLM and Antifa rioters. 

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  20. Hoyacon Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, how long until the judge gets “cancelled” for overruling the elites?

    Trump appointee, so he’s already on thin ice.

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  21. drlorentz Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    I am not a criminal lawyer but I note two things.  First, we had the first pandemic in the United States in over 100 years which are certainly exigent circumstances.  Second, the defendant had been released on his own recognizance.   

    The political class loved to blame everything on the pandemic until they pivoted to the Russo-Ukrainian War. I wonder what the next thing will be?

    Brings this to mind:

     

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  22. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    It’s OK. They charged all the people who disrupted the Kavanaugh hearings…

     

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  23. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases. His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    So are you then on record opposing lengthy pre-trial detention, including long term solitary confinement for other J6 defendants? Do you have any concern that their constitutional rights to a speedy trial, and to not be subject to cruel and unusual punishment have been abridged?

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  24. Nathanael Ferguson Contributor
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Here are the charges against Mr. Martin:

    Knowingly Entering or Remaining in any Restricted Building or Grounds Without Lawful Authority

    Disorderly Conduct Which Impedes the Conduct of Government Business

    Disruptive Conduct in the Capitol Buildings

    Parading, Demonstrating or Picketing in the Capitol Buildings

    The second is similar to that which a lot have been charged, but I can’t say it’s the same.

    And I’ll have to remember to never “parade” in a Capitol building. Whatever that is.

    When I worked on Capitol Hill, we routinely had leftist protestors enter the building and demonstrate. Many engaged in disruptive conduct in Capitol buildings, including bringing their protests into committee hearings and into Congressional offices. Some, during the Occupy movement, actually barged in and occupied congressional offices. How many of them were subject to the same treatment as the J6 defendants? None. That’s how many. Not one. 

    Either we have equal protection under the law, or we do not. Spoiler alert, we do not. 

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  25. Gary Robbins Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, how long until the judge gets “cancelled” for overruling the elites?

    With all due respect kedavis, you sound paranoid.  United States District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden was appointed in 2017.  He won’t be “cancelled,” he will likely serve as a Federal District Judge for many decades, unless he retires.  Appointment as a Federal Judge is a lifetime appointment.  His decision may be overruled by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in which case, the Defendant would receive a new trial, that’s all.

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  26. Gary Robbins Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Weird, the global pandemic didn’t stop the DOJ from dropping charges against the BLM and Antifa rioters.

    If I had been a prosecutor, I wouldn’t have dropped those charges.  Your complaint is with the District or County Attorneys in those jurisdictions, that’s all.  Change them, and get in tough prosecutors.

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  27. Gary Robbins Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, how long until the judge gets “cancelled” for overruling the elites?

    Trump appointee, so he’s already on thin ice.

    Hoyacon, I recall that you are a lawyer who went to Georgetown Law.  You have a duty of honesty to your fellow Ricochetti.  

    There are currently 870 federal judges serving now.  I would guess that there have been tens of thousands of federal judges in U.S. History.  As of September 2017, only 15 federal judges have been impeached, and only eight have been convicted.  Being a federal judge is just almost the safest job known to mankind.

    How on earth can you say that a federal judge would be on thin ice?  

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  28. Gary Robbins Member
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    Nathanael Ferguson (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    I looked up Matthey Martin in the directory. https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/capitol-breach-cases.His was one of the less serious cases. He had been released on his own recognizance as is the case with the large majority of the Capital Breach cases. The trial judge heard the evidence and rendered his verdict. This is how cases are to proceed in America.

    So are you then on record opposing lengthy pre-trial detention, including long term solitary confinement for other J6 defendants? Do you have any concern that their constitutional rights to a speedy trial, and to not be subject to cruel and unusual punishment have been abridged?

    I am assuming that you are not an attorney.  If you were an attorney, you would know that a defendant can be held in pretrial custody only if they are an active threat to the public.  If you look at the above list of cases, you will see that about 90% of the defendants have been released on their own recognizance pending a trial.  

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  29. Hoyacon Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Meanwhile, how long until the judge gets “cancelled” for overruling the elites?

    Trump appointee, so he’s already on thin ice.

    Hoyacon, I recall that you are a lawyer who went to Georgetown Law. You have a duty of honesty to your fellow Ricochetti.

    There are currently 870 federal judges serving now. I would guess that there have been tens of thousands of federal judges in U.S. History. As of September 2017, only 15 federal judges have been impeached, and only eight have been convicted. Being a federal judge is just almost the safest job known to mankind.

    How on earth can you say that a federal judge would be on thin ice?

    I don’t know what to say and feel terrible for betraying my friends here and my profession.  For want of a smiley, I’ve proven myself deserving of being upbraided for one flippant sentence.  May I revise and seek forgiveness?

    Trump appointee, so he’s already on thin ice. :)  And one for good measure :)

     

     

     

     

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  30. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    Trump appointee, so he’s already on thin ice. :)  And one for good measure :)

    The Biden regime is lawless and vengeful.

    His decision may be overruled by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in which case, the Defendant would receive a new trial, that’s all.

    It was my understanding that acquittals could not be appealed unless the defendant was never actually in legal jeopardy.

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Your complaint is with the District or County Attorneys in those jurisdictions, that’s all. 

    False. Biden’s DOJ dropped Federal charges against rioters.

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