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What's the significance of 'QAnon Shaman' sentence to years in prison?

DW, 18 Nov 2021
He became the face of the US Capitol riots on January 6. Jacob Chansley, who described himself as a “Q-Anon Shaman,” plead guilty to obstructing Congress. Now, he will be sentenced. Prosecutors have asked for four years behind bars - a lengthy jail term they say would act as a deterrent to similar attacks in the future.

Anticipation is at fever pitch as the country awaits a verdict from jurors weighing charges against Kyle Rittenhouse, another high profile case. The teenager faces life in prison if convicted of killing two men, and wounding a third. He shot the three men during protests against racial injustice in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020. Rittenhouse has testified he acted in self-defense. The case has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate over gun rights and racial tensions.

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