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Utah Man Sentenced to Six Years for Filming Capitol Riot, Including Ashli Babbitt’s Death – $90,000 Profits Revealed

Man from Utah Sentenced for Filming Capitol Riot, Including Ashli Babbitt’s Shooting

John Earle Sullivan Convicted for Recording Capitol Riot, Ashli Babbitt’s Death Featured in Videos

A man from Utah named John Earle Sullivan got sent to prison for six years. He filmed when a lady named Ashli Babbitt got shot during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. He said he was just there to record as a regular person, but the court found him guilty of some serious crimes.

Ashli Babbitt was a protester and a veteran of the Air Force. She got shot by a police officer while she was trying to go into a part of the Capitol that was blocked off. She didn’t have any weapons and she was climbing through a broken window when it happened.

The court said that John Sullivan made a lot of money from the videos he took during the riot including the one where Ashli Babbitt got shot. He was also seen encouraging people to break things and cause trouble during the riot. He was in a place called the Speaker’s Lobby when he filmed Babbitt’s death, according to the crime report of Just The News.

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Capitol Rioter John Sullivan Sentenced for Weapon Possession, Filmed Ashli Babbitt Shooting

John Sullivan got in trouble for having a dangerous weapon with him at the Capitol. He had a knife called a Smith & Wesson M&P. Bringing weapons into restricted areas like the Capitol is against the law, and that added to his charges.

Even though Sullivan got punished, people still have questions about what happened to Ashli Babbitt. Her mom is suing the government saying her daughter was unfairly hurt. But the police department did an investigation and said the officer who shot Babbitt didn’t do anything wrong. They said he was just doing what he was trained to do to protect the Capitol.

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