History, Law, Media Criticism, Political Commentary The Prosecution Of The January 6th Defendants August 11, 2021 Rand Simberg 6 Comments …is a clown show.
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If by Clown, you mean something closer to Pennywise. I agree that for a supposed “insurrection”, it would seem a conviction on “parading” (which sounds like a statute violating the 1st Amendment) is weak sauce. And if obtaining such a weak conviction requires holding Brady material from the defendants; then the Prosecutors suck at their job and should just go home, as they did for the Jan. 21st, 2017 protestors.
However, as with anything with DC justice, it is the process that’s the punishment. The alleged criminals have been held in confinement without bail and mostly in solitary conditions. They have been singled out for harassment by guards and been told to renounce political beliefs in order to be granted any sort of freedom. All of this while; similar protestors throughout the United States causing greater harm to federal institutions have not even been jailed, violent convicted criminals are being released from jails to prevent the potential of contracting COVID, same violent criminals are often arrested for new crimes and then immediately released on bail or not even required to post a bail, and investigators and prosecutors known to have violated civil rights are given administrative hand slaps.
My point is that we need to use stronger language that is more accurate to what is being done here. These prosecutors and jailers are violating basic human rights and their actions should be compared to the soldiers of Abu Ghraib. The idea that anybody that entered the Capitol is equally guilty of a violent crime when the only evidence available is maybe a dozen acts by a few actors shows a pattern of injustice from those meant to uphold justice. We need to start making clear that when the Democrats lose Congress, and that will happen, these prosecutions will be reviewed and violations in policy and process punished.
And if Republicans need a place to start to get this message across; then look no further than the malfeasance of the lead FBI agent investigating the Sexual Assault of the US Gymnastics Team. That guy had a clear conflict of interest that he denied, allowed the assaults to continue for at least another 4 years while seeking a job within the USOC, and only leapt into action when he was finally bi-passed by others and was no longer able to obstruct justice. How is this behavior different than that of the Catholic Church in hiding sexual assault?
violent criminals are often arrested for new crimes and then immediately released on bail or not even required to post a bail,
… or get their bail paid for by rich celebs who then get publicly fawned over and deified.
This situation, burn, loot and murder in broad daylight -> ignored, protest at the capital -> solitary confinement, denial of basic human rights…
I sure hope there will eventually be a reckoning.
The whole Democrat Party apparatus stands behind their black clad rioters. They have medics and lawyers on scene. The lawyers are backed up nationally by the DNC. A vast network of shadowy DNC groups funds and trains their operatives and as you noted, funds their bail but also funds travel, food, and lodging.
Why doesn’t the FBI crack the network? Probably because too many in the FBI are a part of it.
When the local justice is obviously corrupt the response is Death Squads and their lower class variant Vigilantes. When the (corrupt) Democratic Party machines decided that the laws don’t apply to BLM/Antifa street thugs it is a sign of Very Bad Things™.
” All of this while; similar protestors throughout the United States causing greater harm to federal institutions have not even been jailed,”
They do so using language that explicitly states they are taking part in a revolution.
The J6 protesters were protesting against election fraud and in defense of the Republic. Democrats protest and riot in revolution in order to disband the Republic.
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