HARD BALL: Attorney General Barr Tells Prosecutors To Consider Charging Rioters With Sedition

Attorney General William Barr is done playing games with the far left radicals rioting in American cities.

For far too long these people have gotten off with a slap on the wrist, many of them being released on the same day they are arrested.

No more. Barr is advising prosecutors to throw the book at them with very serious charges, including sedition.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Barr Tells Prosecutors to Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition

Attorney General William Barr told the nation’s federal prosecutors to be aggressive when charging violent demonstrators with crimes, including potentially prosecuting them for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.

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In a conference call with U.S. attorneys across the country last week, Mr. Barr warned that sometimes violent demonstrations across the U.S. could worsen as the November presidential election approaches. He encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges, including under a rarely used sedition law, even when state charges could apply, the people said.

The call underscores the priority Mr. Barr has given to prosecuting crimes connected to violence during months of protests against racial injustice, leading to major property damage, as President Trump has made a broader crackdown on the violence and property destruction a key campaign issue. U.S. attorneys have broad discretion in what charges they bring.

Federal prosecutors have charged more than 200 people with violent crimes related to the protests, most of whom face counts of arson, assaulting federal officers, or gun crimes.

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Barr is even considering going after the mayor of Seattle.

The Hill reported:

Barr asked prosecutors to explore charging Seattle mayor over protest zone: report

Attorney General William Barr asked Justice Department prosecutors to explore charging Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) over a protest zone in the city, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

Barr asked prosecutors in the department’s civil rights division to explore charging Durkan during a call with prosecutors last week, the Times reported citing two people briefed on those discussions.

Barr asked the attorneys to explore charging the Democratic mayor over allowing some residents to establish a police-free protest zone near the city’s downtown for weeks this summer amid demonstrations over police brutality and racial injustice, the Times reported.

The left has been acting out violently for months and people have had it.

Barr will get broad support from the American people for his efforts.


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