In the Spotlight
By Jim Hoft Published February 27, 2022 at 9:30pm
As reported earlier, another January 6 protester and Trump supporter has died.
Matthew Perna, a non-violent Trump supporter who was arrested after January 6 committed suicide.He was never accused of violence or vandalism. He walked inside the US Capitol.His government targeted him, made up charges against him, and then destroyed him. In the end, it was too much.
** The American Gulag has more on Matthew Perna.
In December Matthew Perna, 37, pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of Congress and three misdemeanor charges associated with his entry into the Capitol on Jan 6, the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia reported Friday. He had been scheduled for sentencing on March 3.
Via Taylor Hansen: Last week he heard from they were going after more charges against him. “They informed him the other day that they were pursuing additional charges. He couldn’t take another day.”
** Please keep Matthew Perna and his family in your prayers.
Matthew Perna’s family posted a heart-wrenching obituary following his death at the John Flynn Funeral Home webpage.
From his obit:
Matthew Lawrence Perna died on February 25, 2022 of a broken heart. His community (which he loved), his country, and the justice system killed his spirit and his zest for life. Matt was an amazing man! In his 37 years, he experienced more than most people do their entire lives. He graduated from Sharpsville High School in 2002, then went on to graduate from Penn State University…
…He attended the rally on January 6, 2021 to peacefully stand up for his beliefs. After learning that the FBI was looking for him, he immediately turned himself in. He entered the Capitol through a previously opened door (he did not break in as was reported) where he was ushered in by police. He didn’t break, touch, or steal anything. He did not harm anyone, as he stayed within the velvet ropes taking pictures. For this act he has been persecuted by many members of his community, friends, relatives, and people who had never met him. Many people were quietly supportive, and Matt was truly grateful for them. The constant delays in hearings, and postponements dragged out for over a year. Because of this, Matt’s heart broke and his spirit died, and many people are responsible for the pain he endured. Matt did not have a hateful bone in his body. He embraced people of all races, income brackets, and beliefs, never once berating anyone for having different views…
…Matt’s family stood by him during this devastating ordeal, and are extremely proud of his passion for life and his pursuit of many dreams. His actions last year are not looked down upon, instead his family is grateful and humbled by his courage. They say God never gives anyone more than they can handle. That statement is not Biblical, nor is it true. Rest Easy Matt, you are finally FREE!