Capitol riot defendant sent back to jail for using internet
A participant in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot had to go back to jail after using the internet to engage with conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly ordered Doug Jensen to return to jail. Kelly said Jensen had been released on July 13 contingent on strict conditions that included a moratorium on internet access and cellphone use.
A few days earlier, a federal officer found Jensen in his garage using the Rumble app, a video-sharing platform popular with conservatives, on an iPhone.
The judge noted that he had released Jensen after the 42-year-old claimed that he had an epiphany and realized the QAnon conspiracy theory was a “pack of lies.”
“It’s now clear that he has not experienced a transformation and that he continues to seek out those conspiracy theories that led to his dangerous conduct on Jan. 6,” Kelly said. “I don’t see any reason to believe that he has had the wake-up call that he needs.”