Prosecutors said that in the days when Jessica Watkins swept the Capitol with her ally guardians of the oath on January 6, the veteran’s allegiance to the far-right paramilitary group was only “ Resolutely”.
The 38-year-old man was accused of preparing and training for at least two months to “struggle” to take over the Capitol. He was worried about the sight of oathers after the uprising-and talked about the “class-action style” of prosecuting any opposition group.
“If he does anything wrong with our oathers, I will tell you so that we can file a more stringent lawsuit. Class action style. Watkins reported in the media “that portrayed her and her alliance in a negative light.”
“They rescued the police, we saved lives, and did all the right things. In the end, this guy had better not try us. The lawsuit might even put cash in the treasury. He doesn’t know who to play with. I will not tolerate us. The role played in DC, my or the slander of the Patriots. Wow!!” she added.
Prosecutors believe that Watkin’s continued loyalty to the guardian of the oath, and the charges of “federal terrorism and terrorism” justified their request to be detained pending trial.
At the detention hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta remained skeptical of the government’s allegations that Watkins committed a “violent crime” flying danger. He asked prosecutors to provide more information on whether the allegations of sabotage of government property are in line with “federal terrorism crimes.” Asked to postpone his detention decision until Friday.
Mehta said: “These issues will not only affect Ms. Watkins, but may also affect dozens of other issues.”
Watkins was one of several members of the right-wing group who was charged with several crimes, including conspiracy to sabotage the US Congress. On January 6, they met the one who proved the president-elect Biden’s victory in the election. She allegedly trained the recruits to launch another attack at the inauguration ceremony and “fight” them, and censored people interested in the January 6 riots to “ensure the right people” and The guardian of the oath is in touch.
Federal authorities describe “sworners” as “a large but loose organization [the] The militia believes that the federal government has been enveloped by a dark conspiracy that is attempting to deprive American citizens of their rights,” and has recruited a large number of former military, law enforcement, and first responders.
Watkins’ lawyers argued that their client should be released because she has been “severely treated” and because she is a transgender and is at “special risk of custody”. The document also insisted that she was not a threat to the public because she just rushed into the Capitol because she believed that “the President of the United States is calling her.”
Her lawyer also wrote a letter from a friend of the oath taker, who downplayed her behavior, thinking that she was an “idiot” or “idiot.” This letter was written by a long-time friend Zach H., insisting that Watkins is not a terrorist, but unfortunately “brainwashed by those who are deeply entrenched in conspiracy theories.” .
“I don’t think she is completely irresponsible for her actions, nor do I believe that she should or will not do so. But I urge the court to express pity to me from ordinary citizens, I know that Americans are capable”, This letter was submitted on Monday evening.
Prosecutors pointed out that Watkins’ defense ignored many of the lawful actions she and other members of the pledgers and associates had taken to forcibly suspend voting for the 2020 Election College.
“She further pointed out that detention depends on’whether she might commit other crimes if she is released while awaiting trial’, but still believes that the crime she committed (which is conclusively proven to be “powerful”) is legal and consistent with her Oath. The memo said.
When thousands of MAGA supporters rushed into the Capitol, Watkins and her militia were clearly visible in the photos and videos. They marched tightly, lined up “the steps on the east side of the Capitol, wearing combat helmets.” , Bulletproof vests, gloves, the prosecutor said.
“I was forced to enter the Capitol. The memo stated that Watkins captioned a photo of herself that she posted on Parler.
Although Watkins insisted that she “does not intend to destroy property, or even tell others not to engage in such behavior,” she did not provide video explanations that show that the rioters violated the Capitol or the months-long plan. Armed militiamen are waiting nearby.
The prosecutor believes Watkins is at risk of fleeing because she suggested that she is willing to “dive in this coup.” [Biden election] works. “
“There is no condition or combination of conditions that can reasonably ensure the safety of the community or the community. [Watkin’s] The memorandum concluded: “If she believes that our leaders or the actions of this court contradict her understanding of the responsibilities under the Constitution, she should authorize the court.” “Release may be the norm, but [Watkin’s] The actions and beliefs that inspire her pose a unique threat to our democratic way of life. “