Capitol Rioter Anna Lloyd Watched 'Schindler's List' to Educate Herself After January 6

An Indiana woman, who admitted to charges relating to the Capitol attack, has said she read books and watched films such as Schindler's List, in order to understand the treatment of others while pleading for a probation sentence.

Anna Morgan-Lloyd, 49, is due to plead guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol Building, in relation to the attack in Washington D.C. on January 6.

According to new court listings, her defense attorney, H. Heather Shaner, is seeking probation and 40 hours of community service for the guilty pleas to the misdemeanor charges, saying it is a fair punishment for the Morgan-Lloyd's offending.

In the Memorandum in Support of Probationary Sentence, Shaner argues that once Lloyd understood the "destruction and lawlessness" of what was occurring after entering the Capitol building, she was "upset, contrite and remorseful."

"Though she did not defile or destroy any property, she acknowledges that her presence may have given comfort to those who committed acts of violence and acts of destruction," Shaner adds.

In another argument for her case, Shaner said she had "many political and ethical discussions" with Morgan-Lloyd and even recommended a reading list for her.

"She has read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Just Mercy, and Schindler's List to educate herself about 'government policy' toward Native Americans, African Americans and European Jews," Shaner said. "We have discussed the books and also about the responsibility of an individual when confronting 'wrong.'

"She makes no excuses for having entered the U.S. Capitol and in retrospect would never ever have come to Washington in January 2021. She begs the Court not to incarcerate her."

In separate filings, Morgan-Lloyd explained that she watched Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg's 1993 film about the Holocaust, as well as other movies such as Mudbound, Slavery by Another Name, and Burning Tulsa on the History Channel to "see what life is like for others in our country.

"I've learned that even though we live in a wonderful country things still need to improve. People of all colors should feel as safe as I do to walk down the street," Morgan-Lloyd said.

Morgan-Lloyd is accused of entering the Capitol during the attack, along with Dona Sue Bissey, a suspected QAnon supporter who posted photos of her and Lloyd inside the building on January 6, as well as tagged her in other posts that day.

Morgan-Lloyd was brought to the attention of prosecutors after going to the Greene County Sheriff's Office (GCSD) to obtain a firearms permit. While processing her application, a GCSD employee recognized her as someone who posted photos of storming the Capitol on Facebook.

Two witnesses also submitted tips to the FBI tip line about Bissey and Morgan-Lloyd's involvement.

Prosecutors later found Morgan-Lloyd commented: "I'm here. Best Day ever. We stormed the capital [sic] building me and Dona Bissey were in the first people in," after being tagged in another Facebook post on January 6.

In her statement arguing for a non-custodial sentence, Morgan-Lloyd added: "I take responsibility for my actions on January 6th. I will do what the court requires of me to try to set things right. I will cooperate with my probation officer fully. In addition I will pay restitution to the court as soon as possible."

The judge in the case set a plea and sentencing hearing for Lloyd on Friday, June 18, reported WTHI.

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Anna Morgan-Lloyd (M) is due to plead guilty to charges in connection to the storming of the Capitol on January 6. FBI/Universal Pictures