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Proud Boys leader Tarrio loses latest bid for release from jail -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Enrique Tarrio (Proud Boys) speaks to media upon his release from D.C. Central Detention Facility in Washington. Tarrio had been detained since September 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo


By Jan Wolfe

(Reuters] – Enrique Tarrio has been denied his latest request for freedom from jail. He is currently awaiting trial on charges related to an attack on the U.S. Capitol last year.

Timothy Kelly, U.S. District Judge stated that the evidence against Tarrio was “very strong”, and that home confinement and bond “do no adequately reduce the danger Tarrio presents.”

Kelly stated that Tarrio has the “skill set, resources and networks” to help plan for similar problems to ensure the legal functioning of the United States government.

Tarrio requested pretrial release from a Florida judge who denied it. This is common practice in America’s legal system due to the presumption that innocent people are innocent. Kelly was asked by Tarrio to reconsider the Florida judge’s decision.

Tarrio is one of the more prominent of 775 criminally charged people for their role in the attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters in an attempt to stop Congress from certifiying Joe Biden’s victory.

Tarrio was charged with burning a Black Lives Matter sign at an historic African-American Church in December 2020. Tarrio was later sentenced to four months imprisonment.

Tarrio was accused of taking an active leadership role on Jan. 6 by telling his social media followers not to go to the Capitol and then later in encrypted chat telling them that “We did it.”

Nayib Hashedan, Tarrio’s lawyer, told reporters that Tarrio had left Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021, a day prior to the attack on Capitol Hill.

Hassan stated that “it’s our estimation, as far to what we have reviewed right at the moment,” Hassan added.

Thousands of people stormed the Capitol that day to try to keep Congress from certifying current President Joe Biden’s victory over then-President Donald Trump, a Republican. Over 800 people are facing criminal charges.