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Judge calls ‘Sheriff’ patch man donned for Capitol insurrection ‘outrageous’

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Being a sheriff’s deputy while storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6 wasn’t good enough for Ronald Colton McAbee. He needed to look official. So, he went online (Amazon) and bought himself a little sheriff’s costume, complete with a “Sheriff” patch, some “metal-knuckled gloves,” a tactical vest, baton, and a “Three Percenters” right-wing extremist organization patch to look the part—and it wasn’t even Halloween. This man obviously came dressed for the party. Now, a federal judge is reviewing the conditions of his release, and, not surprisingly, he doesn’t think McAbee respects authority.

Arrested mid-August for his part in the insurrection, McAbee, 27, was seen via a Metropolitan Police officer’s body-worn video dragging the officer to the ground and repeatedly hitting and kicking him in the head and body. However, on September 8, a Tennessee federal magistrate judge ordered McAbee released with conditions you might give a middle schooler. Ordering him to “refrain from using social media or other websites........

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