Hundreds Of Rioters Who Smashed Windows And Looted Businesses In New York City Get Charges Dropped

We have reached a point in this country where your political beliefs determine whether or not you will be prosecuted for a crime.

Hundreds of Trump supporters are sitting in solitary confinement in a DC jail, mainly on the charges of trespassing in the Capitol.

Yet the people who smashed windows and robbed businesses in New York City last year are having the charges against them dropped.

NBC News reports:

Charges dropped for hundreds of alleged looters in New York City

In late May and early June 2020, looters smashed storefronts in the Bronx and Manhattan boroughs of New York City.

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Many were caught on tape, some with their faces visible. Others even posted their own videos of their actions those nights on social media. Hundreds were arrested.

But a review of NYPD data by the investigative team at WNBC, the NBC owned station in New York, shows that a large percentage of the cases — particularly in the Bronx — were dismissed, and that many convictions were for counts like trespassing that carry no jail time.

“I was in total shock that everything is being brushed off to the side,” said Jessica Betancourt, who owns an eyeglass shop that was looted and destroyed along Burnside Avenue in the Bronx last June.

According to the data, 118 arrests were made in the Bronx during the worst of the looting in early June.

Since then, the NYPD says the Bronx district attorney and the courts have dismissed most of those cases — 73 in all. Eighteen cases remain open and there have been 19 convictions for mostly lesser counts like trespassing, counts which carry no jail time.

This is not equal justice under the law.

How long do the people in charge think the country can go on like this?

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