The popular host of Info Wars, Owen Shroyer, was imprisoned this month, put into solitary confinement for not having a COVID-19 vaccine, released from solitary, and then put back into solitary, apparently for asking a friend to post his phone conversation.
Shroyer got a 60-day prison sentence for his role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
“Shroyer, who did not enter the Capitol building during the attack, had the sentence handed down to him in September for “amping up” the mob with chants that furthered the riot at a sensitive moment. At the time, the crowd had gathered at the Capitol to protest Donald Trump‘s 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden, ” Newsweek reported.
And already things seem strained.
“Owen Shroyer is in the legal fight of his life and a battle for his First Amendment right to freedom of speech. You can support his emergency legal defense in this ongoing battle right here. Owen has always been grateful for the love and support he continues to receive, and promises he will not let you down in our continued effort for a better future. Thank you and God bless,” the posting at Give Send Go reads.
Just days after hearing of his confinement, an account on Twitter with ties to Shroyer posted an audio footage of him talking about his status.
Here is Owen’s transmission from prison where he talked about his gratitude for the letters he has received, saying he had read each of them and encouraging people to write to him, which landed him back in solitary confinement.
Shroyer’s fans are feeling frustrated over his incarceration.
“Owen Shroyer Is the first Victim to go to prison for practicing his 1st Amendment right. This can lead America into civil war, proving that big government is coming for the people next,” one poster wrote responding to the update that Shoyer had been placed in Solitary Confinement for not being vaccinated for COVID.
Newsweek reported on the legal issues around Shroyer’s case:
Prosecutors argued that while Shroyer did not enter the Capitol, many of those who listened to him did. They also pointed to an agreement Shroyer signed in 2019 after he interrupted a congressional hearing. He agreed not to use “loud, threatening or abusive language, or to engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place upon the United States Capitol Grounds.”
Conservative host Shroyer, who shadowed his boss Alex Jones on January 6, faced misdemeanor charges related to the riot and this year pleaded guilty to breaching restricted grounds. However, he announced plans to appeal his sentence.
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