Tyler Merbler from USA via Wikimedia Commons

A federal judge in New Mexico ruled that defendant Matthew Martin was ‘not guilty’ of all charges filed against him due to his involvement with the January 6th riot.

As Buzzfeed reports:

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday found that a New Mexico man “reasonably believed” that police officers let him into the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 breach, finding defendant Matthew Martin not guilty of all charges.

Announcing his decision from the bench, US District Judge Trevor McFadden said that although prosecutors argued there were numerous instances when Martin would have been aware that he wasn’t allowed on Capitol grounds or inside the building — as he walked past fences with signs saying “AREA CLOSED” and recorded video of a broken window, blaring alarms, police in riot gear, and people who appeared to have encountered tear gas — those were outweighed by Martin’s “plausible” belief that he had permission because officers didn’t try to stop him from entering.

McFadden said that Martin’s conduct was as “minimal and non-serious” as the judge could imagine for someone who went into the Capitol on Jan. 6. He said that Martin seemed to be a “silent observer” of the scene and didn’t try to crowd the police, protest, or wave the “Trump” flag that he was carrying. Martin appeared “quiet” and “orderly” as he walked inside the building, filmed video inside the Rotunda similar to how the media would behave, and didn’t appear to interfere with officers as he filmed a clash with rioters later in the afternoon on a north terrace of the building.

The verdict represented an early test of efforts by some Jan. 6 defendants to argue that police allowed them to enter the Capitol, or that they believed they had permission because no officer told them to stop. It’s the third trial related to Jan. 6 to finish since the insurrection. Other judges presiding over Jan. 6 cases aren’t bound by McFadden’s findings, but other defendants could now point to his analysis of what it would take to find a nonviolent participant in the breach of the Capitol guilty of federal crimes.

Hundreds of defendants are currently awaiting trial on similar charges due to their own involvement with the events of January 6th.


  1. A decent conservative judge who see’s through the Nancy Pelosi rhetoric and the fact she has not come forward with all the video that was taken that day, more than likely because it implicates the FBI and Federal Capitol officers.

  2. Now sue federal Jan 6 group for detaining you,an trauma they instilled in you an loss of financial, family anything you can. You can be a rich man very quickly.

  3. Even before the nomination hearings she put her foot in her mouth — telling us in essence that, as the title of this 2-min piece puts it, “Judges are knowingly deceitful, per Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson“: 

    Judges are knowingly deceitful, per Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

    by Lev Tsitrin On the eve of nomination hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, New York Times’ Supreme Court …

    This is a racist pick just like Kristina Clark in Department of JUST US under the O’Biden Cabal! Things are not always what you are told. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Biden pick for Supreme Court who was nominated due to her skin color, is an admirer of the racist, anti-white psychopath who helped create the critical race theory (CRT) blood libel against the American nation.

    CRT whistleblower Chris Rufo noted that Jackson is an enthusiastic proponent of Derrick Bell, the unabashed racist who once said he lives “to harass white folks.” Bell is a trailblazer of systemic racism against whites in academia and helped to put CRT on the map.

    “Professor Derrick Bell [was] a civil rights lawyer and the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard Law School, wrote a book in the early 1990s about the persistence of racism in American life that he entitled Faces at the Bottom of the Well.

    Polarization is what both Hitler & Stalin did to generate hate to control via chaos.

  4. Anyone that watched feeds of that Day had to have noticed Officers literally inviting people by removing barriers—waving people on—There were a number of what appeared to be “plants” mingling in with the ordinary supporters. Many people died because of complications from being tear gassed—or CSCN gas—heart attacks and such that fake news covered up–and continue to do so—-shameful America’s Press is so compromised

  5. LISTEN UP….ALL the CAPITOL Protesters DESERVE aBREAK. WE Need MORE FAIR JUDGES in AMERICA like Judge TREVOR Mc FADDEN. THROW the BOOK at BLM and ANTIFA. THEY KILLED PEOPLE. GOD is Still Separating the GOOD APPLES from the BAD ONES on HIS Planet EARTH. GOD is Making PREPARATIONS. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄😇😇😇

  6. Thank you, Lord! And thank you Lord, for a judge who is using wisdom! God, please defend the rest of the nonviolent people who were at the Capitol on January 6th!

  7. It is absurd to even consider this judge for scotus! Her history would tell any sensible person she favors the perverts. Who would not give those pedophiles a light sentence. What would SHE do if her child or grandchild was filmed bieng raped, or nude pictures of them on the internet? Wouldn’t she be appalled? Perhaps not. Perhaps she should have to experience it to see first hand what the children’s parents have to go through. She is totally wrong for scotus! Do not confirm her!

  8. There is ZERO reason for the vast majority of people who are currently in prison from 1/6 to be there. They were allowed into the Capitol BY THE POLICE, just walked around, and left peacefully. The Capitol building belongs to the American people and we are allowed to go in there. It doesn’t belong to Nancy Pelosi. In fact, it is HER fault any of this happened at all since she did not accept President Trump’s offer to provide thousands of National Guard troops for that day.

    1. The main reason for pelosi’s refusal of troops was it would have stopped her plot to accuse President Donald J. trump of Insurrection. The FBI Alaso didn’t do there job by not reinforcing the capital Building. And believe it or not the FBI is part of the Deep State from the Obama/Biden Administrations end of their term. Obama/Biden should be charged with trying to stop a presidential Candidate from running for the Presidency and for further authorizing the FBI to continue the Russia Hoax after the FBI informed the Obama/Biden Administration that the Steele Dosier” was not true. This deep state FBI continued for the next four years investigating the Russia Collusion Hoax they knew to be untruthful. Lots of deep state members should be on John Durhams hit list of trying to unseat a Duly Elected 2016 President of the United States. Hillary Clinton should be charged and arrested for this accusation she had made along with other Intelligence Members like Brennan and Clapper and Jim Comey to name a few. Why is it that the corrupt people in Political Office mostly never get charged when committing a crime, especially like this Russia Collusion. They all seem to be above the law. But let one poor person shoplifting a Package of meet to feed his/her family will get a stiff sentence. Pelosi must think that all people are stupid that they can’t see how she plans her attempts to ruin someone’s character that she doesn’t like. President Donald J. trump was the best President we have ever had and he should have been elected the 46th POTUS but lost due to BIG TECH and the Fake News Media telling false lies to degrade President Donald J. Trump and Praise Joe Biden who is a Racist whom fought against integration as he didn’t want his kids going to a Jungle School. Did he mean he didn’t want his kids in school with Blacks of with a figment of his imagination of his kids schooling with animals. He also was friendly with Jim Byrd another Racist. So why do all the White liberals Stand with president Biden unless they are supporting his Racist views. Global Warming Control is another farce that the Dems keep pushing for. Al Gore was the one who made millions from starting this Globing warming issue. Our Borders are being overrun with Illegal Immigrants of which many are not vetted in any way and a percentage of them are Criminals. I think that the Southern Bordering States should take up arms and deny any illegal immigrants from entering our Country. The wealthy Elites won’t have any of these illegal immigrants living next door to them. And when things get too bad they will all leave Political Office and take their wealth and move to an Island where they will have a totally walled in Community. Watch and see.

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