Inauguration Day Protestors Hit With New Felony Charges

US POLITICS

One protester got hit in the nads with a rubber bullet.

From Vocative:

Protesters arrested during President Trump’s inauguration will face additional felony charges for their alleged role in the turbulent demonstrations that ripped through Washington, D.C., in January.

More than 200 people are now accused of inciting or urging to riot, conspiracy to riot, and destruction of property — all felonies — after a grand jury handed down a superseding indictment to prosecutors on Thursday. A majority of the protesters, many of them “Black Bloc” anarchists or anti-fascist activists, had been previously charged with felony rioting in the Inauguration Day melee that left streets in the nation’s capital littered with destruction and smoldering debris.

Authorities said the new charges stem from fresh evidence gathered by police and prosecutors. But members of Defend J20 Resistance, a group supporting the protesters, believe they are meant to pressure activists into taking a plea deal before trial.

“The prosecutor is just using excessive charges in order to scare and coerce us into pleading guilty,” Sarah Hailey, one of the defendants, said in a statement Friday.  

The intensified push from prosecutors comes as more than 100 of the defendants have agreed to reject any plea deal offer and work collectively to fight all charges, according to Defend J20 Resistance. Activists have repeatedly cast ongoing efforts by law enforcement to compile additional evidence against them as “desperate” and politically motivated.

Authorities claim that demonstrators caused more than $100,000 in damage as they paraded through the streets of D.C. smashing the windows of businesses and starting fires on January 20. The riot lasted about 40 minutes before police cornered about 250 of the roughly 1,000 activists and began deploying tear gas and firing rubber bullets into the crowd. Police said that six officers were injured during the confrontation and that one was knocked unconscious.

The riot came to an end when several of the activists crashed through a police line after they had been cordoned off by authorities. Those who did not get through the police line, about 230 people, were eventually arrested.

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About time too.  I hope these useful idiots get the book thrown at them.  These moronic protests are ridiculous and serve no purpose other than to tear this country apart.  Lastly, these idiots are bought and paid for by George Soros through his multitude of organizations and THAT must end.

~ I.R.Wayright

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9 Responses to Inauguration Day Protestors Hit With New Felony Charges

  1. Uriel says:

    Hopefully deep pocket Soros and his corporate pals are also brought to justice for funding and organizing this outrageous attack. If those fools didn’t know all this was a planned attack then how come certain ones who did the deeds came ready with a change of clothes to help them blend in afterwards? Throw the book, put them in jail with a few hardened illegal immigrant gang members in prison for a few weeks and lets see how they fair. Then do the same at EVERY encounter where these idiots show up until they get the message.

  2. R.S. HELMS says:

    Yes, it is the conspiracy felony that makes the difference in connecting the dots.. some of the Democrat Congress who were making crowd speeches and some of the Celebrities on conspiracy to incite a riot, could be facing charges as the dots are connected. that whole thing was reeking with conspiracy to riot and break civil law. Hope it works out well, and they all find some jail time…

    • Uriel says:

      I forgot the scurrilous Dem instigators RS — YES they also need to be brought in front of a judge and stripped of their congressional offices.

  3. Deserttrek says:

    they deserve time and fines both. I believe anybody and everybody who tries to stop political speech in the proper forums, should be permanently removed from society. this is without regard to philosophy. they obviously are emotionally or intellectually unable to function in a free society and execution is cheaper than prisons.

  4. Auntie BS says:

    It’s about time they were held accountable. AND, the organizations that PAID them should also be held liable for inciting riots, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and more, INCLUDING and ESPECIALLY George Soros & family!

  5. captbogus2 says:

    Now you watch the gal who told the defendants that the Prosecutor was just over charging to get them to accept a plea deal and not to accept it will, herself, cop a plea and leave her pals out to dry….

  6. Hardnox says:

    I hope they, or someone in that group, spills the beans on who orchestrated these protests. Of course it will lead back to Soreholes.

  7. Popular Front says:

    The picture of that dyed-hair lefty clutching at his bruised testicles is certainly amusing. Kudos to the thump gunner. Good shot Sir!

  8. vonMesser says:

    I don”’t want fines. I want jail time.. Preferably in Fort Leavenworth Kansas or NRT Portsmouth.
    And what’
    s this “rubber bullet” krap. 285gr steel jacket tungsten carbide core works fine for me.

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