J6 Data Analysis
Shortly after the events of January 6, 2021, Look Ahead America developed the most comprehensive database available to the public using open source records and private leads.
We have answered the questions most frequently asked of us in the following dynamic graphs below. The answer to the number one question remains unchanged: no one has been charged with insurrection.
J6 Data Analysis Enhancement
Through Look Ahead America’s work on the issue of January 6th, from hosting rallies and vigils, to the development of our J6 database, to The Political Prisoner podcast and finally our newest Jobs4J6 initiative – we have come into contact with many of the politically persecuted from a range of backgrounds. One, Brad Rukstales came to our attention when he introduced us to his own J6 data analysis work in his development of WatchPost Analytics. Mr. Rukstales’s business background included a successful, self-owned data solutions company that he was forced to sell after his arrest in January of 2021. He has since completed a 30 day prison sentence and is working to rebuild his life. A story we have encountered too many times to count. Mr. Rukstales started running analysis on J6 arrests and sentencing due to his personal experience and has expounded on a number of data points. Look Ahead America continues to offer a hand up to the politically persecuted and we continue to work tirelessly to have their voices heard. You can find in-depth and valuable analysis that Brad Rukstales offers through his company at WatchPost Analytics.
Current Status of Defendants
Race, Gender and Age
A frequently asked question is: “The media has labeled the event of January 6, 2021 as an insurrection attempt by white supremacists, is this a true statement based in fact?” Our analysis shows a diversified demographic of race, age and gender.
Arrests by State
Often we are asked: “What are the states with the highest arrests for J6?” Our analysis shows the five states with the most January 6 related arrests are Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and California.
Another question asked often is: “Are arrests still taking place more than a year after January 6, 2021?” The short answer is yes. Through our analysis of arrests dates we observe a steady, yet slight downward trend in the number of arrests occurring each month.
Two of the most frequently asked questions regarding sentencing are in regards to jail time and probation length. Our analysis of sentencing data shows that the majority of those sentenced thus far have received no jail time and the most common probationary period is three years.
There are approximately 215 prisoners currently held for January 6. Many have been detained for more than 800 days, pretrial. A prime example of the lack of due process is striking in the case of non-violent William Chrestman who was held for more than 820 days without even a bond hearing, subsequently accepted a plea agreement (10/16/2023) and was sentenced 1/12/2024 to 55 months in prison. Jake Lang, who came to Rosanne Boyland’s aid as she was dying and beaten on the steps of the Capitol building, is currently imprisoned over 865 days…and counting, pretrial. In comparison, in 1979 a hostile Iranian regime held, and then released, 52 American hostages for 444 da