Skip to comments.Barr Tells Prosecutors to Consider Charging Violent Protesters With Sedition.
Posted on 09/16/2020 10:50:32 AM PDT by karpov
Attorney General William Barr told the nations federal prosecutors to be aggressive when charging violent demonstrators with crimes, including potentially prosecuting protesters for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government, people familiar with the conversation said.
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 months of protests against racial injustice that have at times become violent and led to major property damage, as President Trump has made a broader crackdown on demonstrations 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. FBI officials earlier this year described the perpetrators as largely opportunistic individuals taking advantage of the protests. In more recent months, police officials say they are alarmed by the presence of armed fringe groups from both sides of the political spectrum.
In the call last week, Mr. Barr urged prosecutors to seek federal charges whenever possible, two of the people said. He listed a number of additional statutes they could potentially use, including one addressing conspiracies or plots to overthrow the government. Legal experts say the rarely used statute could be difficult to prove in court and potentially run up against First Amendment protections.
To bring a sedition case, prosecutors would have to prove there was a conspiracy to attack government agents or officials
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Boom? Tick tock? Or tiktok..? Unexpected. Unprecedented.
That's going to be super easy -- barely an inconvenience.
Sedition IS the conspiracy!
Even the WSJ misses the Federal Property angle of Sedition.
Does not an organized conspiracy to destroy federal court houses and other buildings meet the definition? Or does it more properly fit under Treason statutes?
The statutes read clearly to me:
They need proof?
There are a ton of YouTube videos they can use.
Sometimes posted by the morons themselves.
This is great news- find them and make them tell who’s paying the bills.
Although I think the paid Soros instigators being flown or bussed in everywhere are smart enough to stay off-camera.
Still get the locals to name names and follow the trail upwards.
OH PLEASE that is what this is
Shouldn’t be too hard to prove conspiracy. Now that the terrorists are being arrested and held, their phones should have some useful information.
Re-imagine the media!
Charge, prosecute, jurors find it guilty, then hang it!
Make it RICO, and follow the money all the way to cattle-car George Soros.
But it crosses some extra t’s and dots some extra i’s.
We got Soleimani.
Why can’t drone Soros?
I don’t see the difference in evil or evil acts.
I’ll believe it when I see it. So far Barr’s role seems to talk tough to make the base all get excited while business as usual goes on unchanged.
All Our Representatives should be speaking loud and clear about this! ...Note I said ....”Should be”....
I can assure the Wall Street Journal...police aren’t slightly concerned about right wing extremists. That is nonsense.
ALL, 100% of the problem is with the left wing extremists that are communists, hiding behind names like Antifa and BLM.
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