February 1, 2024

J6 Rioter Who ‘Blind-side Tackled’ Police Officer Sentenced to More Than 6 Years

The big sentences continue to be handed out like Halloween candy to the January 6 defendants.

The latest being Ralph Celentano, who tackled a Capitol Police Officer as that entire mess was unfolding.

For his aggression, Celentano was sentenced to 78 months in prison.

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Celentano can be counted among the diehard supporters of Trump and MAGA.

His posts on social media show that he believed the election was stolen from Trump in 2020, calling for “crooked poll workers” to be “hauled before judges.”

He was in attendance at the “Stop the Steal” rally that eventually turned into the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

Prosecutors stated, “While admittedly ‘amped up’ from the rally, Celentano marched over a mile to the Capitol Building gripping his Trump flag, folding chairs strapped to his backpack, which bore a patch that read, ‘Kill Them All and Let God Sort it Out.’”

Photos of Celentano breaking through the fence and fighting with officers were blowing up all social media, so there is no doubt that he was there.

After breaking through the initial barriers, Celentano made his way to the Capitol, eventually coming face to face with Capitol Police Officer Kenrick Ellis, a veteran, who thought this was how he was going to die.

Celentano pushed Ellis over a banister during the fighting, leaving Ellis thinking that he would never see his young son again.

After the riot had ended and theories about ANTIFA, BLM, and federal agents being behind the riot started to swirl, Celentano posted on Parler, a right-wing social media site that is now non-operational, posted, "Nope, antifa and Blm didn't take the Capitol we the people did.”

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Donald Trump, called the behavior of Celentano “disgraceful,” as well as stating that his attack on the officer was "a truly cowardly and despicable thing to do."

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