Ray Epps Receives Probation and Fine For Role in J6, Elon Musk Reacts: ‘This Verdict Does Seem Weirdly Weak’

It was reported on Tuesday that Ray Epps received probation and a fine for his role in Jan. 6, a sentence that it was noted is lighter than essentially everyone else who has been charged.

Greg Price reported in a post on X, “Ray Epps, the only January 6 protester who actually told people to go into the Capitol, has been officially sentenced to one year probation, $500 restitution, and 100 hours community service.

“While many J6 protesters are rotting in jail for non-violent crimes, Epps escapes a prison term entirely,” Price noted.

The initial post by Price included a video of Epps in Washington D.C. and he added in a reply, “For reference, the average sentence a January 6 defendant has received is 3 years.”

“For those who receive guilty pleas like Epps did, it has been two years. Yet for some reason the guy who instigated the Capitol riot has escaped with probation and community service,” Price emphasized.

X owner Elon Musk took note of the post by Price and reacted in a reply, “This verdict does seem weirdly weak.”

Price responded to Musk, “Not only that but he was able to phone in to his sentencing hearing whereas most of the J6 defendants had to be present in the courtroom.”

Julie Kelly explained in a quote post of Price, “I just scanned DOJ’s list of sentences for J6ers. Most 1752 convictions result in some amount of jail time followed by a period of supervised release.”

“Probation only is usually 2-3 years. Real outrage here is that Epps wasn’t charged with more serious offenses to begin with,” Kelly added.

By Liam Donovan
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