John Stockton Writes Letter of Support For Capitol Insurrectionist

Give another assist for John Stockton, but this one being his least impressive.

Utah Jazz legend John Stockton wrote a letter to a federal judge in support of a Utah woman who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge related to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Janet Buhler was arrested in Salt Lake City this past July 30th after she was charged with five counts by federal prosecutors related to her and her stepson-in-law, retired Salt Lake City police officer Michael Lee Hardin, allegedly being in the Capitol that day.

Via Salt Lake Tribune:

Stockton’s letter notes that Buhler is the wife of former Jazz team chiropractor Craig Buhler, and calls her “one of the kindest people I have ever known.”

He goes on to describe her as a good wife, a regular church-goer, a volunteer at homeless shelters, a prolific music and fashion design teacher who is quiet, non-confrontational, and reserved.

The NBA’s all-time leader in assists states that the purpose of his letter is to be “helpful in assessing the high-quality character of Janet Buhler,” who faces a sentence of up to six months in prison.

Stockton further asserts of Buhler, “I frankly can not imagine that Janet could knowingly break the law, nor be involved in anything destructive, ever, no matter the situation.”

The woman in question accepted a plea deal, she plead guilty to a single charge of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building, with the other charges then to be dismissed upon sentencing.

John Stockton is a real piece of work.

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