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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 08:22 AM

DOJ is making the most insane argument that protesters and journalists should go to jail



The Washington Examiner has transcripts of the Department of Justiceís closing remarks in their case against six protesters and one journalist for their participation in Inauguration Day protests. We all realize that the right wing of our country is working diligently to squash all dissent, even if that means trampling on the Bill of Rights. But Sessionsís DOJ isnít even pretending that they are trying to prosecute vandalism and violence. Theyíre attacking people for protesting.

During closing arguments Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Rizwan Qureshi offered no evidence that the six committed acts of violence or vandalism, or attended planning meetings for an anti-capitalism march that ended in the arrest of about 240 people in downtown Washington.

If you arenít going to provide evidence or even argue that these individuals did something actually illegal (destroying private property for example), what is it exactly that you are arguing.


[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/15/1724713/-DOJ-is-making-the-most-insane-argument-that-protesters-and-journalists-should-go-to-jail|

Land of the free???????

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Reply DOJ is making the most insane argument that protesters and journalists should go to jail (Original post)
Soph0571 Dec 2017 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2017 #1
2naSalit Dec 2017 #2
mountain grammy Dec 2017 #4
chaking53 Dec 2017 #3
marble falls Dec 2017 #5
chaking53 Dec 2017 #7
FakeNoose Dec 2017 #9
maddiemom Dec 2017 #6
TheMastersNemesis Dec 2017 #8
Chasstev365 Dec 2017 #10
notdarkyet Dec 2017 #11
TNNurse Dec 2017 #12
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #17
Dustlawyer Dec 2017 #13
democratisphere Dec 2017 #14
Duppers Dec 2017 #15
Duppers Dec 2017 #16
triron Dec 2017 #18

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 08:24 AM

1. the Gestapo have arrived

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:23 AM

2. THIS

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:33 AM

4. Yep. Whatever they can get away with.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:27 AM

3. conservative integrity is an oxymoron - WAKE UP!

 

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Response to chaking53 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:48 AM

5. There is a certain air about the AG Keebler Sessions:


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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:58 AM

7. conservatives have a tell - they accuse you of what they are about to do

 

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Response to chaking53 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:06 AM

9. Yep - so true!



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 09:57 AM

6. This shit keeps going on. Trump keeps raving.

The majority of the public , according to every poll, do not support this man. Who is representing US?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:05 AM

8. I Would Deliberately Hang The Jury Up With Not Guilty Immediately.

 

Would never give in to hanging up he jury and crate a mistrial.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:21 AM

10. This little pissant, Sessions, is the one who belongs in jail!

 

LOCK HIM UP, LOCK HIM UP!

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:00 AM

11. Lied under oath several times. Should not be AG. Should be locked up.

Lock him up!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:01 AM

12. No longer a department of justice.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:50 PM

17. Not exactly

It's still the DOJ, just for white, christian, conservative snowflakes. For everyone else it's the department of injustice.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:27 AM

13. Eerily similar to what happened at Twin Peaks in Waco a couple of years ago.

The Texas Council of Clubs and Independents, a diverse group of motorcycle clubs from 1% Bandidos to Bikers for Jesus to a club who only helps abused children were meeting to get a legislative update on motorcycle profiling bills and helmet laws. They hold these regularly at different locations around the state of Texas.

The Cossacks, another MC who was not a member of the Texas Council of Clubs and who had a feud with the Bandidos showed up to start trouble. The cops, local, state and the Feds knew this ahead of time and in fact had a federal task force investigating the Bandidos. They set up cameras ahead of time and waited for the trouble to start instead of diffusing the situation. This put the restaurant staff, other patrons, and other innocent club members in jeopardy.

After the 9 killed and 18 wounded the local DA decided to arrest anyone with a motorcycle and/or leather jacket. Most of the people there were innocent bystanders who still to this day have Conspiracy to Commit Murder charges pending against them.

The first trial just finished after a wait of over two years and a lot of local home cooking allowed the DA to try the case he wanted first, the leader of the Bandidos that was present. It ended in a hung jury with only 2 wanting to convict and the DA under FBI investigation.

Just imagine, you could be like the retired couple who had just stopped there for lunch on their Honda Gold-Wing that Sunday afternoon while passing through town and wind up spending your retirement money on criminal defense attorneys to prove your innocence of something you had nothing to do with!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:37 AM

14. Armbands will be distributed in conjunction with Mueller's firing.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:32 PM

15. Exactly! They're Nazis.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:35 PM

16. They are Nazis trying all kinds of intimidation tactics.

SmirkingMonkey posted a Thom Hartmann rant today re this.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:52 PM

18. Fuck the whole bunch of these damn traitors!

Hope they rot in prison (and I'm not talking about the protesters!).

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