You may remember Samuel Young:
AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — The man who was found guilty of several criminal charges for firing a gun at a Jeep he believed was trying to run over protesters on Interstate 225 was sentenced to no prison time and will serve five years probation.
Young will serve 90 days in jail for the first count of second-degree assault and an additional 30 days consecutively after for the second count as part of his sentencing. Young already has credit for 50 days served in jail.
The prosecution in Arapahoe County was seeking six years in the Department of Corrections, which was significantly less than the maximum time he faced under sentencing guidelines, which was 16 years.
At one point, a blue Jeep came speeding down the highway, past the crowd. The crowd rushed to get out of the way. That’s when prosecutors say Young pulled out his gun and fired five shots in the direction of the crowd. The bullets hit the back of the Jeep. Two fellow protesters were slightly wounded but the driver of the Jeep was not hit.
Young was originally charged with attempted murder but those charges were reduced.
Any of us not aligned with the politics of the Left, would have been tried to the full original charges of attempted murder, more than likely convicted and sentenced to the full extent.
I believe this was part of the continuous message sent to the Left: You will not face grave consequences if you perform violence in the name of our politics.