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    So about 400 people may escape prosecution, because of a lack of good evidence of their guilt.
    In fairness, I could easily see half the crowd honestly believing that they were participating in a peaceful protest lead by the President.

    It was all pretty chaotic.
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    So about 400 people may escape prosecution, because of a lack of good evidence of their guilt.
    In fairness, I could easily see half the crowd honestly believing that they were participating in a peaceful protest lead by the President.

    It was all pretty chaotic.
    Tom
    Yes, the Orange Brat is the principle culprit; and he was first to be put on trial. But the Senators of the Republican Party — ostensibly the Wise Men of that criminal organization — by votes of 45-5, 45-5 and 43-7, announced that they supported treason, crimes, and the insurrection itself; and acquitted their criminal leader.

    It's easy to see why the moronic dupes of Trump and the Right-wing Lie machine feel themselves to be the victims here.

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    Capitol Insurrectionists To Start Getting Plea Deals - "Plea deals would mean a swifter resolution of the hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions and could reveal which defendants are cooperating with the investigation."
    Cudd — whose request to travel to Mexico for a work bonding trip after her arrest generated significant press attention and public outrage — is one of the few defendants who have proactively begun to fight their prosecution. Earlier this week, her lawyer filed a motion to transfer the case from Washington to Texas, where she lives, arguing that the jury pool in DC was tainted by “detrimental pretrial publicity and community prejudice.”
    I love the sight of right-wingers discovering the rights of the accused when they are the ones being accused.

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    tainted by “detrimental pretrial publicity and community prejudice.”
    Down our way, we call thsst 'an attention span.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    So about 400 people may escape prosecution, because of a lack of good evidence of their guilt.
    In fairness, I could easily see half the crowd honestly believing that they were participating in a peaceful protest lead by the President.

    It was all pretty chaotic.
    Tom
    What do you think "1776" meant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    So about 400 people may escape prosecution, because of a lack of good evidence of their guilt.
    In fairness, I could easily see half the crowd honestly believing that they were participating in a peaceful protest lead by the President.

    It was all pretty chaotic.
    Tom
    How does that justify breaking into the Capitol or destroying property or attacking Capitol security officers? People are not being charged for protesting but for pretty obvious criminal actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TomC View Post
    So about 400 people may escape prosecution, because of a lack of good evidence of their guilt.
    In fairness, I could easily see half the crowd honestly believing that they were participating in a peaceful protest lead by the President.

    It was all pretty chaotic.
    Tom
    How does that justify breaking into the Capitol or destroying property or attacking Capitol security officers? People are not being charged for protesting but for pretty obvious criminal actions.
    I think the point here is, they are charging people that they have actual criminal charges for, and the ones who just wandered around the capital building chanting stuff might get lucky and not get charged with anything. It would be nice to at least get them a letter in the mail about trespassing, fine them (and make them a bit nervous, might get some more confessions or dirt on others that were there) and presumably keep their names on a list in case they do something in the future.

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    Of course there are other consequences:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Of course there are other consequences:

    I'd hate to be her lawyer in the divorce proceedings!

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    From https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...il-coronavirus

    More than 1,000 arrests as Miami Beach pushes spring-break curfew into April
    That's more arrests than the Capitol attack! Sheesh...

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