Author’s Note: Due to her incarceration, Dr. Gold is unable to attend LifeSiteNews’ 25th Anniversary Gala for her previously scheduled speech.
(LifeSiteNews) — Medical freedom champion Dr. Simone Gold is beginning her jail term of 60 days for a misdemeanor count of entering the “restricted” grounds of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
Dr. Gold, the America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) foundress, “has surrendered herself to the government and will spend the next 60 days of her life locked inside of a cell for exercising her right to free speech inside of the Capitol building, which she was let into with open doors,” announced an AFLDS press release Tuesday.
Not aware that she was in a restricted area, like many January 6th defendants, Gold had peacefully entered the Capitol on January 6, where she gave a speech at Statuary Hall on her opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government-imposed lockdowns,” according to MedPage.
Gold’s sentence is unusually severe for her misdemeanor charge. Most of those who merely entered the Capitol on January 6 without any disorderly conduct, who have already been charged, were sentenced with probation without any jail term.
AFLDS has noted, in fact, that in stark contrast to Gold, all but one of 210 protesters charged with felony rioting during the 2017 inauguration either had their charges dropped or were merely placed on probation, and the government had even paid the defendants $1.6 million for having detained them.
From the beginning, Gold was singled out by the FBI among the thousands who entered the Capitol on January 6, despite her totally peaceful conduct and her eventual misdemeanor charge. FBI agents took her into custody on January 18, and she was informed the next morning by a judge that she had been charged with trespassing.
During her sentencing, Obama appointee Judge Christopher Cooper appeared to take into account deaths with which Gold had no connection whatsoever, and falsely claimed that five people had died during the January 6 events.
“What I haven’t heard is about the five people who died that day. The four people who committed suicide because of the trauma they suffered that day because of the mob,” Cooper said, referring to post-event reported suicides of police officers that have been attributed by mainstream media to the events at the Capitol.
In addition to being sentenced to 60 days behind bars, Gold also faces 12 months of supervised release and $9,500 in fines, which CNN noted is “the largest fine imposed to date among the almost 200 rioters who have been sentenced.”
The civil liberties group AFLDS suggested in a Tuesday press release on Gold’s imprisonment that her defiance of the mainstream medical establishment during the COVID outbreak has contributed to the perception that she somehow poses a threat to others.
“Since the start of Covid, and even before, media and politicians have villainized anyone that is not in line with the tyrannical narrative. They especially despise those able to garner attention for starting grassroots education movements that expose their evil agendas,” the release stated.
“From the very beginning, this is what Dr. Gold has done … She has chosen to boldly speak about what she knows to be true and stand up for medical freedom, despite the repercussions that have followed.”
Please keep Dr. Gold in your prayers over these next 60 days. If you would like to show her your support, please consider the following:
- Email: [email protected]
- Mail: Must be written on plain white paper and mailed in a plain white envelope
Dr. Simone Gold
Register Number: 26132-509 FDC Miami
Federal Detention Center
PO Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101
- Text “AFLDS” to 80990 to receive 2-3 weekly text updates
- Frequently visit freedrgold.org for updates.