The judges must not know what sedition means. Is it just us or have the violent insurrectionists, the enraged mob, the weaponized seditionists who attacked our nation’s symbol of democracy on January 6 been getting off too lightly? So Judges, people such as the leader of the homegrown terrorists The Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, tried to overthrow our country. That is called “treason, T-R-E-A-S-O-N.”
And if they do not know, traitors get 10 years in a dank prison for that. So what is it with giving one of its leaders six months in jail? Why did the Department of Justice (DOJ) not roll all of his charges into one big one? The homegrown terrorists have been seeing criminal charges light filed against them, no deterrent there, in spite of the imminent threats of further violence. Explain yourselves.
No, let me do it. The US House Codes explains that those “guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.” Now that sounded like a deterrent:
‘Anyone] guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.’
But they say, maybe it was not treason. Right. Apparently, we will need to further educate the judges:
‘Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason.’
So what is this with six months? Now, explain yourselves.
Maybe the courts believe that these, we will use the pretty word here, seditionists failed. So what? If a person planned to kill another, he got a flat tire getting there, and the plot was discovered, it was still a crime. Its name would be “collusion or conspiracy.” Those high-powered rifle magazines did not make him look just a little guilty?
So what is “seditious conspiracy:”
‘§2384. Seditious conspiracy
‘If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.’
The FBI has been hauling them in before judges, 500 in all from over 40 states, The USA TODAY newspaper reported. They have been charging them nearly every day, and one after another, they skate off with a month or two in prison, some with community service:
‘[T]he attack that left five people dead and sent lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence fleeing to shelter.’
Included are those seditionists who have already been charged since the riot and those the Capitol Police and Washington, DC Metro Police arrested on the grounds of entering the Capitol or for crime using weapon or violence, CNN reported:
The court handed the Proud Boys leader a whopping six months in jail for a misdemeanor, burning a church’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) banner in December and bringing the rifle magazines to DC, 10 days before the US Capitol insurrection. The Department of Justice asked for three months.
Judge Harold L. Cushenberry Jr. of DC Superior Court handed down the order, according to CNN:
‘This court must respect the right of any citizen to peacefully assemble, protest, and make his or her views known on issues. But Mr. Tarrio’s conduct in these criminal cases vindicate none of these democratic values. Instead, Mr. Tarrio’s actions betrayed them.’
Oh, and the DOJ wanted the judge to make Tarrio keep away from the area during his probation. Well, that must hurt. But it would last maybe into 2023. Well, let us double that. It must hurt, hurt.
The prosecutors quoted a letter from the Reverend Dr. Ianther M. Mills, the senior pastor at Asbury United Methodist where the flag was burned:
‘Imagine the images conjured up in the minds of Asbury congregants as a result of these white men burning the BLM banner: visions of slavery, the Ku Klux Klan, cross burnings, and the post-Civil War Jim Crow south. Try, if you can, to imagine the stress, fear, anxiety, frustration, anger and terror this must create for them.’
The prosecutor asked Tarrio to pay the church where they burned the BLM banner almost $5,400. But that was just restitution for the church’s new “private security.”
The prosecutors pointed out that Tarrio’s followers carried through on his threats:
‘Tarrio was openly encouraging criminal behavior and violence on social media.’
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