Jan. 6 Capitol Attack: The Rioters’ Legal Reckoning, Visualized – WSJ:

A federal judge on Thursday handed down the stiffest punishment to date stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol when he imposed an 18-year prison sentence on Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who was convicted of seditious conspiracy for plotting to forcefully prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power.

Others among the more than 1,000 people charged with playing a role in the riot have faced a range of penalties, from prison time to probation.

One of the great things about having a criminal justice system is that allows cooler heads to prevail after the crime itself has been committed. I have not wavered from my position that were I head of the Capitol Police at the time of the insurrection, I would have shot every invader. I would have slept well at night, too. 

That doesn’t mean I’m calling for the death penalty here, a punishment I’m generally against on moral (and other) grounds. But I don’t have any issue with long prison sentences either.