You people f---ed this up. You're going to give me a psych eval. I don't like 70% of my income going to the government. F--- all of you! — Landon Copeland, Capitol riot suspect
You people f---ed this up. You're going to give me a psych eval. I don't like 70% of my income going to the government. F--- all of you! — Landon Copeland, Capitol riot suspect
A Capitol riot suspect yelled 'f--- all of you!' at his Zoom court hearing then hung up on the judge, reports say
  • A Capitol riot suspect caused chaos at his own Zoom court hearing, according to reports.
  • Landon Copeland yelled expletives at the judge during the call, The Daily Beast and NBC reported.
  • His charges include violent entry into the Capitol and assaulting or resisting officers.
A Capitol riot suspect unleashed an expletive-filled tirade and hung up on the judge in a chaotic Zoom hearing, according to reports.

Landon Copeland was charged with violent entry to the Capitol and assaulting and obstructing law enforcement, among other charges relating to the January 6 insurrection.

A criminal complaint said Copeland pushed against a police line with a stolen riot shield and attempted to destroy a barricade while approaching the building.

At his Thursday court hearing, Copeland yelled: "You people f---ed this up. You're going to give me a psych eval. I don't like 70% of my income going to the government. F--- all of you!" according to The Daily Beast's Pilar Menendez.

As NBC's Scott MacFarlane reported it, Copeland also yelled: "How long can I postpone this? I'm a vet. You owe this to me. You've all f---ed this up. You're a robot to me. You can't come get me if I don't want you to!"


There was then an hourlong break, after which Copeland's lawyer said he was "in a crisis" — which upset Copeland so much he eventually hung up on the hearing, The Daily Beast reported.

A number of Copeland's friends, whom The Daily Beast described as Trump supporters, and his mother also joined the Zoom call. The judge ended up kicking out one of his friends after they used an expletive in their Zoom username, The Daily Beast reported.

Prosecutors have previously acknowledged that Copeland — who says he is a combat veteran who was shot in Iraq — may have post-traumatic stress disorder, The Daily Beast reported.

... Copeland also disrupted another session related to Capitol riot suspects earlier on Thursday, according to reports. It is not clear how he gained access to that session.

He told the courtroom clerk during that call, according to The Daily Beast: "You are evil!"
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