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Comparing BLM/Antifa riots to the Jan 6th events by legal outcomes


RealClearInvestigationsThe summer 2020 riots resulted in some 15 times more injured police officers, 30 times as many arrests, and estimated damages in dollar terms up to 1,300 times more costly than those of the Capitol riot. George Floyd rioters were found to have used more sophisticated and dangerous tactics than did the Capitol rioters, and in some cases weapons of greater lethality.

Authorities have pursued the largely Trump-supporting Capitol rioters with substantially more vigor than suspected wrongdoers in the earlier two cases. Many accused Capitol rioters, unlike accused participants in the other riots, have been held in pretrial detention for months – with one defendant serving more time than the maximum sentence for the charge to which he pleaded guilty. Some allegedly endured solitary confinement and other mistreatment.

With authorities applying lenient prosecutorial standards in many major cities torn by the summer riots, the vast majority of charges last year were dismissed, as were charges in the Inauguration 2017 unrest. Charges have to date been dropped in only a single Capitol riot case.

There's really no comparison. The BLM people walked. The Jan 6th people were caught up with FBI agent provocateurs and are still in prison.

This entry was published Wed Sep 29 22:44:07 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-09-29 22:44:07.0. [Tweet]

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