His actions consisted of walking, wearing black and being a witness to history as a freelance journalist. Yet, a few months later, and despite having no clear evidence of such crimes, federal prosecutors slammed him with eight felony charges including conspiracy to riot and property damage.
Now, more than 70 columns later, either that has changed, or I was wrong-headed from the start. The Trump regime has taken up so much air from every other story that, while it is wildly important and has implications everywhere, I believe that each of these papers is better served following up on the way Trump’s policies affect their local communities.
Prosecutors in the J20 case sanctioned for failing to inform defense about evidence
When he is outside of the courthouse, it is neither illegal nor illegtimate to take his photograph. Kerkhoff complains again that “as the prosecutors and lead detective left the courthouse, their photograph was taken and published in media outlets.”
US Attorney dropped charges against 129 defendants, but continues to prosecute journalists and others
The still-anonymous officer is alleged to have “pushed his finger into” a journalist’s rectum and otherwise assaulted him as the arrests were being processed.
What the “People’s March on Washington” tells us about the state of the opposition
In a statement, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia indicated that it would continue to prosecute the remaining 187 defendants in the case.
It was filmed by a Project Veritas operative. And here’s where it gets really fucked up. We don’t know how much the Project Veritas video was edited.
All the prosecution needed to establish was a conspiracy to commit any crime, including “conspiracy to disrupt public congress.” This could refer to any protest at any time.