Most protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say – CBS News
Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.
I believe utterly and totally in free speech. You have the right to verbally or literarily offend anyone and everything. I do not believe in “free speech zones” unless everywhere is a free speech zone. I believe in your right to protest anything you want, even if I think or know that you and your cause are completely and totally fucking moronic.
But there were a lot of people in D.C. last Friday with no cause other than to fuck shit up. And the definition of “shit” in this case was both property and faces, often women’s faces. The number of people that got sucker punched for just doing journalism is in the dozens. A Muslim immigrant had his entire business destroyed by idiots that thought it was a “protest” to destroy a limo. I am still waiting for Democrats and their constituents to disavow the violent rioting that took place. But I’m not expecting it and that’s fine. Actually, it’s more than fine. Let’s just say I’m fucking thrilled because the shitbags they caught are going to spend years in jail.
But there’s something even beyond jail time that makes me very, very happy. We are going to see you violent motherfuckers (and the people that support them materially and financially) called out and tried in a court for exactly what you are: You are left-wing domestic terrorists. And the new AG, Jeff Sessions will try you as such.
We are not in conflict right now because of Donald Trump. We’re not in conflict because of the Russians, or Barack Obama or even Hillary Clinton and the Fake News Media machine. We are in conflict because you motherfuckers have gone feral.
If you decide to continue trying to win with violence or simply condoning the violence with your silence, you are starting a war you cannot win. Violence is almost always wrong, but you’ve brought it to us. Self-defense is a natural right and if you continue to press us, we will use that right. We will always, always use it as defense and never pre-emptively. But when we do, we will use it quickly, effectively and mercilessly.
We won’t live in fear and we will not let you jeopardize our own safety or the safety of our families. Not when there’s so many things to fix that you have broken.