WASHINGTON, DC – On June 16th, Dr. Simone Gold was handed down a considerably stiff sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of entering and remaining in a restricted building, for which Gold will have to serve 60 days in jail followed by fines and probation.
A myriad of mainstream media outlets, such as CNN, have asserted Gold was “known for spreading debunked claims about Covid-19,” while reporting on her recent sentencing with regard to the incident at the Capitol.
The allegations that Gold is somehow a vector for misinformation pertaining to Covid stems from her association with the group America’s Frontline Doctors. Said outfit has been the target of numerous hit pieces from mainstream media outlets since the summer of 2020.
During Gold’s sentencing on June 16th with respect to the January 6th incident, District Judge Christopher Cooper even referenced her work with America’s Frontline Doctors – despite those endeavors having nothing to do with what Gold was charged with – with the judge lambasting her organization’s work.
Judge Cooper stated, “Your organization is leaving people with the misimpression that this is a political prosecution or that it’s about free speech,” while admonishing Gold due to some successful fundraising efforts accomplished via America’s Frontline Doctors, stating that Gold’s organization receiving donations is somehow a “disservice to the true victims that day.”
“It ain’t about free speech… January 6 was about a lot of things, but it wasn’t about free speech or Covid vaccinations…the only reason you are here is where and when and how you chose to express your views.”
Prosecutors alleged that Gold, along with her co-defendant John Strand, had been among those to breach the Capitol, where she later addressed a crowd with a megaphone once inside Statuary Hall.
Gold wasn’t accused of engaging in any sort of violence or vandalism, but merely being among those who’d ventured into the purported restricted area within the Capitol – which was, at the time, not exactly being enforced as though it were a restricted area based upon the demeanor of officers inside of the Capitol whilst Gold was addressing the crowd.
Nonetheless, Gold was handed down a considerably harsh sentence for the misdemeanor charge she pleaded guilty to, with her receiving 60 days in jail, 12 months of probation, and a fine of $9,500.
Following Gold’s sentencing, America’s Frontline Doctors issued a press release referring to Gold’s and others’ prosecutions over January 6th as “selective.”
“Like most January 6 defendants, she is a victim of selective prosecution – the defining feature of corrupted governments. For comparison’s sake, consider that there were hundreds of arrests for violent protests in association with President Trump’s Inauguration in 2017.
“The government subsequently dropped all of those charges, including charges against people who were actually disrupting Congress from inside the Congressional gallery while Congress was in session. With the January 6 arrests, the government has not only not dropped the charges of nonviolent persons in public spaces, such as Dr. Gold, it has aggressively violated defendants’ civil rights at nearly every turn.”