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Iced Earth's Jon Schaffer wanted by FBI

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by CrimsonEmotions, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. CrimsonEmotions

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    I can't seem to get the hyberlink function working, so feel free to cut and paste the following story concern into your browser.

    https://loudwire.com/iced-earth-jon-schaffer-pro-trump-mob-capitol-photo/

    I'll stay away from the political commentary about the mob other than to say that people have every right to believe what they want and to exercise that belief through protest. However, when they broke open windows and entered the Capitol Building, they crossed the line from peaceful expression into a violent mob. It's a miracle more people weren't killed.

    Nonetheless, I will say that I feel sorry for the other members of Iced Earth. For a change, the lineup has been relatively stable over the last decade, but now it's almost certain that Iced Earth is no longer going to be a viable entity, at least not with Jon. Even if he manages to avoid prison time (which is a huge if), he will likely be toxic to most mainstream record companies and concert promoters.
     
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    MeTuLHeD A Member To Remember

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    Good thing he didn't go dumping tea in The Potomac.
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    Not excusing what happened, but how is a person to know they're breaking the law, when the Capitol police open the doors, stand aside, and just let people in? Heck I had no idea it was a felony to go into the Capitol. Also, people were let into the Capitol 20 minutes before Trump started his speech which kills the "Trump incited it" theory. Also, the violence was started by antifa and planned well in advance. I don't know, but I'm sorry Jon was part of that. I'll wager he didn't know he was breaking the law.

    Capitol police let people in
    https://twitter.com/christina_bobb/status/1347596278583197698

    Antifa at the Capitol
    https://twitter.com/editor_wp/status/1349909275641049090

    Always wanted to see Iced Earth, and without Jon it will be a lot different. If he goes to jail, hopefully he will be out quickly.
     
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    Comic Book Dude Rockin'

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    I'm pretty sure that Jon would consider himself an expert in the Constitution, and is probably well versed in the law. He should know better.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    Welp, thats the last we'll see of Jon for a while. I was really hoping Iced Earth (with Jon) would be making one last appearance at PPUSA before Glenn's last show, but it won't happen now that is for sure. They'll put the screws to everyone that participated in that episode to make examples of them. A person has to be smart about things regardless of the circumstances, and going into the Capitol literally loaded for bear obviously isn't the way to do it.
     
    #6 NorseBlood, Jan 18, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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