Riot Revisited: Jan. 6 defendants recount ‘Orwellian’ treatment

Jan. 6 riot defendant Daniel Goodwyn remembers what it felt like when a federal judge ordered his computer to be monitored by the government for alleged disinformation as part of his sentence for entering and remaining in the Capitol that day three years ago.

“It feels Orwellian,” Goodwyn, a 35-year-old from Corinth, Texas, told the Washington Examiner when asked about the computer monitoring program put in place by U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton. Goodwyn said he was at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as a citizen journalist for an independent website known as He entered the building via the Senate wing door at 3:32 p.m. and went inside the Capitol for “a couple of minutes,” according to his criminal affidavit.

For those few minutes, Goodwyn would spend weeks behind bars and pay thousands of dollars.

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