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2 Capitol rioters who threw smoke bombs at police, smoked cigarettes inside and wrote ‘Murder the Media’ on the wall have been sentenced to 4 years

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Protesters storm the Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington DCJohn Minchillo/AP

  • Two men who filmed themselves smoking during the Capitol riot have been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

  • One of the men wrote “Murder the media” on a door inside the Capitol, according to the Justice Department.

  • More than 900 people have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot.

Two Capitol rioters who smoked inside the Capitol building and wrote “Murder the Media” on the wall have been sentenced to four years in federal prison.

On Friday, a judge sentenced Nicholas DeCarlo, of Texas, and Nicholas Ochs, the founder of the Hawaii Proud Boys. The two men filmed themselves smoking cigarettes inside the Capitol building, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, DeCarlo wrote “Murder the Media” on the Chestnut-Gibson Memorial Gate with a marker while Ochs filmed it. “Murder the Media” was the name of a social media brand the pair owned, the statement said.

The video also showed DeCarlo taking handcuffs from a Capitol police officer’s gym bag and Och saying “sorry we couldn’t go live when we stormed the fucking US Capitol and drives Congress away,” the statement said.

In addition to their 4-year prison terms, Ochs was ordered to pay $7,100 in restitution and costs and DeCarlo was ordered to pay $4,600 in restitution and costs.

More than 900 people have been arrested in connection with the Capitol riot according to the Justice Department.

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