• @gmtom
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    63 months ago

    Not to defend these guys, but be careful when using statistical averages and drawing conclusions from them when you dont have the other contextual data.

    Like for example sentencing guidelines give leniency to first time offenders, so If the sample of Jan 6 traitors has more first time offenders than the nationwide average, then we would expect them to have a shorter average sentences. I cant read the article you posted so I dont know if this is considered at all.

    • @[email protected]
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      3 months ago

      That’s a valid point and one I hadn’t considered. I’ll certainly keep that in mind for future, as I do like statistical data.

      Although I do find it reasonable in this instance to debunk the claim they received long prison sentences, as a handful of years is pretty short considering the severity of their attempted action.