Remember this when not a single white supremacist is arrested for their Charlottesville participation


The Department of Justice produced a warrant to acquire the IPs, email addresses and content, and contact information the 1.3 million people who have visited the DisruptJ20 website. This is relation to the J20 protest where over 200 defendants are still facing a stiffer sentence than the Charlottesville murderer for wearing the same colours as someone who broke a window.

-Shiv

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  1. says

    Shiv@#3:
    Further contrast: Police in Charlottesville were given an active order to stand down.

    They were scared because they felt outgunned. Next up: cops need tanks.

  2. emergence says

    Siobhan @2

    A) Can providing evidence of malice on part of the prosecution influence the outcome of a trial?

    B) Would pointing out the wildly different responses to different crimes at protests be admissible as evidence?

    C) Could this whole case be used as an example of the DoJ abusing its power in a future lawsuit against it?

    Overall, I’m hoping that this warrant turns into yet another wildly illegal overreach of power on the Trump administration’s part that gets dismissed.

  3. Siobhan says

    @6 emergence

    A) Can providing evidence of malice on part of the prosecution influence the outcome of a trial?
    B) Would pointing out the wildly different responses to different crimes at protests be admissible as evidence?
    C) Could this whole case be used as an example of the DoJ abusing its power in a future lawsuit against it?

    I believe several lawsuits surrounding J20 have been filed, but I’m not sure any of them cite the prosecutor’s conduct. I’m not aware of any penalties being proposed for the prosecutor in this case, despite the egregious behaviour on her part. My personal favourite of this entire debacle was the superceding indictment–in response to the defendants asking for a fair trial, she gave them 8 more felony charges. That shouldn’t be permissible at all. There are so many things about this case that shouldn’t be permissible at all. Collective punishment and the lack of individualized evidence is just scratching the surface.

  4. EnlightenmentLiberal says

    Good luck on the prosecutor. United States government criminal prosecutors are more immune to prosecution than any other class, including cops, judges, and even the f’ing president. According to several university professors who researched the issue, in the roughly 100 years where government prosecutions have been commonplace in America, there have been exactly 2 criminal prosecutions of government prosecutors for criminal misconduct while on the job. One ended in acquittal, and the other ended in a sentence of 1 day in jail. That’s less than the number of US presidents who have been impeached or about to be impeached, and there have been way more prosecutors than presidents. Prosecutors are above the law.

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