January 6 rioter to be jailed again over ‘addiction’ to anti-government conspiracy theories, judge says

A Capitol protestor who entered the building on January 6th was jailed for a second time because of an alleged addiction to anti-government conspiracy theories.

Two days after the DC demonstration, Doug Jensen was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa on seven charges, including assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers; obstruction of a law enforcement officer during a civil disorder; and entering and remaining in a restricted building. Judge Timothy J. Kelly said, “I ordered the various conditions of release in this case because of the role that the internet conspiracy theories appeared to have played in Mr. Jensen’s alleged conduct.”

For reference, in July Jensen was released from prison with restrictions regarding his online activity. Kelly continued, “One of the reasons … I decided to let him out with those conditions was in part based on his representations that he understood that they were a ‘pack of lies’ and that he had turned the corner.”

After Jensen was caught watching the controversial conservative entrepreneur Mike Lindell, Assistant U.S. Attorney Hava Arin Levenson Mirell suggested he was unfit to live in American society freely. “He has no respect for this court. Mr. Jensen does not deserve a second chance. This is not equivalent to a drug response. There is no chemical dependency here,” claimed Mirell. 

Since January 6, over 500 Americans were arrested in relation to the protest, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched an investigation into the event, and taxpayers are set to contribute $500 million in restitution. 



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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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