The black-clad rioters who caused massive disruption in Washington DC on inauguration day are facing real jail time, according to new reports.
These folks probably thought they would walk away with a slap on the wrist but prosecutors are clearly taking the case very seriously and may use it to send a clear message.
We don’t link the far left site Salon very often, but this report is very interesting:
Trump protesters could be facing decades in prison for inauguration demonstrations
Nearly six months after Donald Trump was sworn into office, more than 200 protesters who gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest his inauguration are facing felony charges that carry sentences of 70 to 80 years.
According to Al Jazeera, the 212 protesters were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department and initially charged with felony rioting, a crime that carries a 10-year prison sentence and a $25,000 fine. On April 27, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia added additional charges that include urging to riot, conspiracy to riot and destruction of property.
The possibility of long-term prison sentences for these protesters could have a chilling effect on participation in future rallies, particularly at a time of heightened levels of anti-Trump activism. While it’s unclear whether police departments will respond to large-scale political protests in a similar fashion, a dangerous precedent has been set. These legal actions may also infringe on the demonstrators’ First Amendment rights, as they directly target anti-Trump protest movements.
These folks will get little sympathy from the public.
The American people are already tired of the left’s constant agitation. People want to see law breakers held accountable for their actions.