Kyle Fitzsimons came from Lebanon, Maine to Washington, DC for the Save America Rally in January, 2021. He brought a costume of a butcher/trapper complete with an animal hide and prop of a bow. He removed the string of the bow to represent coming unarmed and in peace, which is later gonna be charged as a “Dangerous or Deadly Weapon” with a 20yr max. Like so many others he found himself on the Capital grounds. People in front near the tunnel would be hit or sprayed with pepper spray, and would retreat. This kept forcing people from farther back, like Klye, closer to the front, and once there a massive crowd driving him forward from behind. Once he is pushed close to or approaches the police line here come the baton hits and pepper spray. Kyle left the area that day in an ambulance, and needed six stitches in the head. Within a month he was arrested and charged for throwing his bow, grabbing an officers shoulder pad strap and at some point putting his head down while wildly throwing punches toward the line of police shields. See original charges and affidavit. He was originally charged with:
- Civil Disorder;
- Obstruction of an Official Proceeding;
- Inflicting Bodily Injury on Certain Officers;
- Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds;
- Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds;
- Engaging in Physical Violence in a Restricted Building or Grounds;
- Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building;
- Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings.
Kyle was indicted on Feb 21, 2021. Over a year later the DOJ issues a 2nd indictment on May 18, 2022. This adds three new charges around a weapon, the bow with no string or arrows. The indictment even mentions that the “Dangerous or Deadly weapon”, the unstrung bow, was thrown but hit the helmet/facemask of an officer. It then states that if the officers there were not wearing helmets that it could of taken an eye out. The new charges are:
- Using a dangerous or deadly weapon on certain officers
- Resisting, or impeding certain officers
- Physical Violence in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous or deadly weapon
Klye elects for a bench trial in front of Judge Conturas, which took place on August 16, 2022. The judge found Kyle guilty on all counts. The goverment asked for 188 months (15.6 years). The judge didn’t follow that recommendation by half, and sentenced him to 87 months (7.25 years) with 3 years of supervised release. The prosecutor also asked for a fine of $26,892. This is the amount raised to support Kyle through this, which they call profiting from a crime. The arguments are still pending on seizing the fundraiser.
Back in June 23′ Kyle sent a letter from jail that became a post. Kyle Fitzsimons is still at the DC Central Facility until his future move to a Prison. Keep an eye out for him on the move at Patriot Mail Project and make sure he gets some mail at his next destination. Let’s make sure Kyle feels our support.