Mother of January 6th Political Prisoner Whose Son Faces 20 Years for Reporting Inside US Capitol Publishes Must-Read List of Facts

By Guest Author Marie Goodwyn
*This post was written by the mother of politically persecuted J6er and journalist Daniel Goodwyn, who was shamed by a judge for not wearing a mask to court.
On January 6th, Goodwyn was acting as a citizen journalist and live-streamed the events inside the Capitol. He currently works for  He was subsequently arrested afterward and is currently under house arrest wearing an ankle bracelet. If convicted he faces over twenty years in prison.
David Goodwyn live-streaming on January 6th.


It has been over a year since the events of January 6th took place. Many facts need to be reviewed and highlighted to have a more accurate picture of this historical “Date Which Will Live in Infamy”, not because of the actions of the protestors but because of the misleading narrative surrounding it.

1. Trump

Despite what most people in America have been led to believe, President Trump never told the rally’s attendees to be violent. On the contrary, his exact words were: “PEACEFULLY walk to the Capitol”.

2. Violence

Contrary to the media and DOJ’s narrative, the first known violence was initiated by the Capitol Police when they threw flash bangs and CS tear gas into the peaceful crowd assembled near the Capitol. The protestors were peacefully singing hymns or the National Anthem and waving a variety of flags and did not provoke the assault. Moreover, multiple videos show what appears to be undercover FBI agents or informants breaking windows, fighting and committing various acts of violence. Lastly, Antifa bad actors were seen changing into Trump gear while others in their typical black outfits are seen on different videos acting as, well, you know, as Antifa rioters.


3. Murders

It has been said that 5 people died on the day of the “insurrection” (their words) but actually 4 Trump supporters were killed by the police, directly or indirectly, and one police officer died on January 7th of an unrelated consequence, a fact ignored by his own department.

4. Charges (overcharge or fabrication)

In a concerted effort by the DOJ, their “Shock and Awe” campaign resulted in excessive charges. Many of these charges are notably over exaggerated, even fabricated. Fabricated?, you may ask in astoundment?  Would the government of the United States do such a thing? As an example, the FBI often picks and chooses how to depict an action in their complaint, giving a biased view of the events. A couple of photos may seem to show a defendant holding a shield he is deemed to have unlawfully seized from a policeman. However the withheld portions of the video later shows that the defendant was running towards the police for help and happened to have bumped into a shield. (See Steven Anderson case here).

5. Prison

The prison conditions which the January 6th defendants are being held in across the country are not only deplorable but differ radically from that of the general population. Some of the problems are

  • Contact with attorneys is minimal when direly needed for defense prepping

  • Discovery and law library access are often withheld

  • Documents and discovery evidence are often stolen by guards

  • Visitation by family is not allowed

  • Food is often inedible, contaminated and offers insufficient nutrition

  • Medical care is minimal or non-existent, medications are withheld, 

  • Indefinite Solitary confinement is used as punishment for minor or fabricated offenses, in contravention of the Geneva Convention, and the list goes on.

6. Injustice

The Legal situation is beyond dire. Most defendants cannot afford expensive lawyers or even inexpensive lawyers, as fees range from $20,000 to more than $300,000, depending on the case. Remember that many of these defendants are being held in pretrial detention,   unable to provide for themselves or their families. In this politically toxic environment, it is extremely difficult to find an attorney or law firm who is willing to take a January 6th case. Consequently most defendants have to deal with public defenders who do not believe in their case or have formed opinions based on their personal political bias.They often insult them by telling them they are guilty, yell at them, refuse to file motions and often sabotage their cases. Public Defenders’ typical duty, as attorney Joseph McBride noted in several interviews, is to lead their clients to take a plea deal that is often against their best interest.

7. Unjust Felony Charge (1512 a to c)

More than 100 defendants have been given the 1512 felony charge that could potentially lend them in jail for many years as the maximum sentence is up to 20 years of jail time. However this charge is inaccurate, as no Congressional Session was being held but it appears now that neither of the two Primary members, Kamala and Pence, were actually at the Capitol. They had been evacuated from the grounds due to the pipe bomb discorvered at the DNC and RNC. Harris was at the DNC and Pence left around 1:40, so neither were present. It is to be noted that this charge was leveled originally against Enron employees who destroyed evidence as hearings were occurring in DC.

8. Plea deals

As we noted before, public defenders strongly advise J6ers to take a plea deal for the unjust and Unproven charges leveled against them. However Judges have the freedom to change the plea at sentencing. Indeed, in several cases, the judge imposed a worse sentence than what the prosecutor recommended and what the plea deal actually stipulated. 

We have heard from a number of defendants that they regret taking a plea deal, having since realized that truth is more important and that they did not deserve their actual sentencing. It is to be noted that in a plea deal you have to plead guilty to a charge, which is often grossly misleading and for which defendants actually don’t believe they are guilty of.

Plea deals are also being used by the DOJ to “prove” their point that people acknowledged their guilt in this event’s developments.

9. Prisoners testimonies

Many letters from j6 prisoners have been sent to Americans who supported them by writing letters to them with the Patriot Mail Project. These letters depict the deplorable conditions in the jail, the suffering at the hands of guards and the abuses of prisoners who have been held in pretrial detentions for many months and even over a year for some. A Speedy trial is typically 45 days unless the right is waived.  See the Gulag Chronicles here to read some of these letters yourself.

10. Media role in the injustice

Many articles have been published by the media. Few have been fair and many are mostly a smear campaign that has led the American public to believe that Trump supporters were guilty of violence and murderous intent. However, much of the violence was not committed by protestors and if it happened in some cases, it was in self-defense or the defense of women, children, and elderly who were violently assaulted by the police without provocation.

People should remember that violence has never been the hallmark of Trump rallies’ attendees. On the contrary, violence seen at these rallies was perpetrated by Antifa thugs who attempted to hurt Trump supporters and disrupt peaceful gatherings. We know what happened in 2021 and we know Trump supporters never set fires to buildings, never assaulted law enforcement or attendees, and never destroyed property. These things have always been a sign of Antifa’s involvement.

We hope this revisiting of the issues surrounding the January 6th protest will give you pause for thought. We ask that you forward this information far and wide to your family,  acquaintances, social media, etc…

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Cara Castronuova is a co-Founder of C.A.P.P. (Citizens Against Political Persecution and The People’s January 6th Commission. She is an Activist, Investigative Journalist, 2-Time Boxing Champion, Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Television Personality. You can watch her on Newsmax at 10PM EST every Saturday night on "Wiseguys". You can follow her on Instagram & Twitter @CaraCastronuova. She is currently banned on Fakebook & suing them for defamation of character.  You can contact her directly at [email protected] or via the C.A.P.P. website at or if you have any tips or would like to volunteer.

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