Does the Punishment Fit the Crime
Pam Hemphill, a 69-year-old cancer patient, and grandmother has been sentenced to 60 days behind bars for protesting at the capitol on January 6th. According to the Gateway Pundit, " Pam Hemphill is going to prison for 60 days for walking into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and taking video. They say she was trespassing. A misdemeanor."
While others being sentenced for what Hemphill did have received probation, such as "Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, from rural Indiana, had pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor for trespassing inside the Capitol as part of the crowd on January 6. She was also assessed a $500 fine."
Hemphill entered the capitol building, acknowledged she shouldn't be there, and was escorted out. Her Newsmax interview can be seen below.
Despite her political beliefs, she harmed no one, broke no property, and in her charging documents, it is stated that she yelled, "Don't Harm the House". (page 7 of charging documents) While the prosecutor had originally charged Pam with "knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do; and knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, and knowingly utter loud, threatening, or abusive language, or engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct." Pam claims she did trespass.
By her own account, she took a plea deal, thinking that the charges were so insignificant, that a prison sentence was unlikely. Due to her cancer diagnosis, age, and lack of criminal record, her attorney assured her she would get probation. Judge Lamberth had a different opinion and sentenced her to 60 days. She said she is scared, and that the Judge sentenced her harshly because of media pressure in a video with Dinesh D'Souza.
Help for Pam can be found on her GiveSendGo Account
Did Hemphill have the right to protest the results of the 2020 Election? Or are Americans forbidden to address congress with their grievances? We want your opinion.
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