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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:34 PM

Prosecutors Find No Protester Links to Antifa

U.S. federal prosecutors have produced no evidence linking dozens of people arrested in anti-racism protests in Portland, Oregon, to the antifa or anarchist movements, despite President Trump’s assertions they are fueling the unrest, Reuters reports.

“We have not alleged defendant affiliation with any specific groups or ideologies in our cases stemming from recent Portland protests,” said Kevin Sonoff, the spokesman. “Our cases focus purely on the criminal conduct alleged.”

Trump and officials in his administration have applied the labels to the Portland protesters, who set fires around, and threw objects at, officers around a federal courthouse during long-running confrontations.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-race-protests-antifa-idUSKCN2502NQ

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Reply Prosecutors Find No Protester Links to Antifa (Original post)
kpete Aug 4 OP
underpants Aug 4 #1
LeftInTX Aug 4 #4
Dave in VA Aug 4 #2
crickets Aug 4 #9
Iliyah Aug 4 #3
iluvtennis Aug 4 #11
Eugene Aug 4 #5
maxsolomon Aug 4 #6
UTUSN Aug 4 #7
Gothmog Aug 4 #8
Martin Eden Aug 4 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:37 PM

1. Damn.

There must be some other shadow to chase.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:47 PM

4. Looks like they aren't going to charge them with anything associated with antifa

As it should be, there are being charged with any crimes committed and nothing more.

The article does not say, "find"..it says, "charge"


I would be totally surprised if they found a true criminal conspiracy...sure maybe someone called someone and said, "Hey let's do so and so"..(Like, "Lets bring firecrackers to the courthouse".) However, it is pretty hard to find this type of evidence and it isn't worth pursuing in court. Legally, it really isn't worth the effort. I think almost everyone is being charged with federal misdemeanors. We just don't charge shoplifters with RICO Statutes.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:39 PM

2. Squirrel!

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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 08:19 PM

9. *snerk*

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:43 PM

3. The two unqualified RWers installed by shithole . . .

Wolf and Cuccinelli in the DHS along with treason barr are trying to tie peaceful protestors as terrorist. Think about that. They would charge peaceful protestors with terrorism to cover-up for their criminal ventures which includes shithole himself, ie Russia.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:33 PM

11. +++ agree. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:49 PM

5. Evidence-based prosecution is so 2016.

DHS Is Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers (The Nation)

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213850678

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 06:57 PM

6. OK, DUers, let's see you apologize to Antifa now.

Or I'll send their School Bus Hordes to BURN YOUR LITTLE TOWN TO THE GROUND.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 07:18 PM

7. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 07:46 PM

8. Anti fa is a bogeyman for trump idiots

These idiots really believe that anti fa is reak

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:04 PM

10. Fascists hate anti-fascists

Personally, I hate fascists. Didn't we have a war against them? We also had a war against treasonous Confederates, as I recall.

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