Jenifa Breeze, the daughter of January 6th defendant, Pamela Hemphill tweeted this video of her mother, as she arrived at FCI Dublin prison in California to surrender herself to federal authorities.
“Mom, how do you feel?” she asked Hemphill.
“Scared to death. I’m frightened, but I know God’s with me. Just going to take it five minutes at a time, one day at a time,” she replied.
“Mom, what do you have to say to the American people as your last words before you go in?”
“Just keep your faith no matter what’s going on in your life,” Hemphill said. “God’s with us no matter what’s happening to us. It’s gonna be OK in our lives if we just lean on God and trust — do what’s right and help make this country better again.
“And support all those that are right now locked up in — the Jan. 6 people that are not getting any trials.
“God bless you all.”
Breeze says her mother pleaded guilty because of intimidation by the judge and asks that we use her mother’s story “As a catalyst to bring the darkness to light.”
Last May, Senior Judge Royce Lambert of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Pamela Hemphill for one misdemeanor count of demonstrating, parading or picketing in the U.S. Capitol Building. Three other counts were dropped under the plea agreement. In addition to jail time and 3 years of probation, the judge ordered Hemphill to pay $500 restitution.
Hemphill had no prior criminal history and she is fighting breast cancer.
Hemphill’s lawyer had asked for home confinement given her age and her recent bout with chemotherapy, but the judge said that despite it being “tempting” to be “lenient in this kind of situation,” he claimed January 6th was more severe and “didn’t equate to other demonstrations.”
Reprinted with the author’s permission.
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