A Mother Cries for Help: Young Son Charles Smith Has Been Sentenced to 41 Months for Touching a Huge Sign that Ray Epps Hurled at Capitol Police

Laurie Smith and J6 political prisoner Charles Bradford Smith.

Charles Bradford (Brad) Smith was a 24-year-old young patriotic American when the FBI raided his family’s home in September 2021. Brad has been held in the FCI Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Lisbon, Ohio.  He was sentenced to 41 months in prison for touching a sign and for several made-up charges by the DOJ-FBI.

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On January 6, 2021, Brad Smith stood outside the US Capitol. At one point a giant Trump sign passed over him and he touched it for a couple of seconds.

Brad was one of dozens of individuals who touched the giant Trump MAGA sign that was hurled at police.

But Brad did not act alone. Ray Epps also hurled this sign at police and it was all caught on video.

Patty McMurray at 100 Percent Fed Up discovered this video.

Ray Epps was never arrested or locked up for this “crime” or any crime on January 6th.

Being a fed operative has its perks.

Several Trump supporters sit in jail today for touching this sign as it passed over their heads.


Brad Smith’s mother Laurie wrote an open leter to Rep. Jim Jordan asking for help in rescuing her son from his political persecution.

Dear Mr. Jordan,

Please I beg of you to help the Jan 6 prisoners. My son Charles Bradford Smith is in prison (Ohio prison actually) for 41 months. He never entered capital, did not hurt anyone or anything. Got conspiracy for text to friends about saving DC and later on an assault charge for touching a sign for seconds that passed over hundreds and didn’t injure anyone.

Please help me.  I’m devastated.

Laurie Smith

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Thank you!

A Patriotic artist is also donating proceeds to help young Brad Smith.

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The Gateway Pundit reported earlier on Brad Smith’s friend Marshal Neefe who is also sitting in prison today.

Marshal Neefe, a 25-year-old Pennsylvania man, has been incarcerated for over a year since his arrest on September 13, 2021 for his actions on January 6, 2021.

As The Gateway Pundit reported on Thursday, Neefe and his friend Smith were accused of participating in hurling a massive trump sign at police, via reporting at American Gulag.

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The DOJ documents describe the incident.

Neefe and Smith traveled to Washington, D.C. together. On Jan. 6, both illegally entered the Capitol grounds. Neefe carried the wooden club and participated in hoisting and pushing a large metal sign frame – at least eight feet tall and 10 feet wide — into a defensive line of officers attempting to prevent the crowd from further advancing on the west front plaza of the Capitol. Neefe later entered the Capitol building, including the Rotunda, disregarding commands to leave.

In September Marshall Neefe was sentenced to 41 months in prison for hurling a large Trump sign with a metal frame at police.

But Marshall Neefe was not acting alone.  Ray Epps was helping Marshall Neefe and others lift the Trump sign and hurl it at police. 

Epps was directing protesters that day.  Ray Epps encouraged Trump supporters to storm the US Capitol.  He is on video on Jan 5th and Jan 6th telling Trump supporters to storm the US Capitol.

Ray Epps is a free man.  He was NEVER arrested after encouraging Trump supporters to rush the Capitol Police — And now we have evidence that Ray Epps helped hurl the giant Trump sign at police.

Patty McMurray at 100 Percent Fed Up discovered this video.

In this damning video, Ray Epps is filmed hoisting the massive Trump sign with several other Trump supporters.

You can see Ray Epps in the video near the corner of the sign.

The protesters walk it over to where the police are standing outside the US Capitol.

Ray Epps is with them the entire time. After the sign is released the Ray Epps pops up and is seen standing and directing the crowd.

This was captured on video. Patty McMurray discovered this clip.

Ray Epps has never been arrested for directing the crowds into the US Capitol on January 6.

Ray Epps was not arrested for hurling the massive Trump sign at police.

Marshall Neefe will sit in prison for 41 months.

But Ray Epps is a free man. He was never arrested and the FBI actually removed his image from their most wanted list.

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