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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:24 AM

Judge declines to drop criminal charges against inauguration protesters

Source: The Hill




BY JOSH DELK - 09/15/17 10:06 AM EDT

A federal judge is declining to dismiss cases for more than 200 people charged with rioting on President Trump's inauguration day.

In a decision issued Thursday, Judge Lynn Leibovitz of the District of Columbia Superior Court denied all motions to dismiss the criminal cases filed by defense attorneys who claimed clients could not be tied to specific instances of rioting on January 20th.

Other attorneys opposed the indictments by claiming that the actions of their defendants were protected under the First Amendment as nonviolent political speech. Protesters clashed with law enforcement at multiple points on inauguration day, resulting in police officers using flash-bang grenades and pepper spray to push back crowds.

According to court filings, the Inauguration Day riot caused over $100,000 in property damage, after rioters broke windows of cars and businesses in the downtown area. Police arrested 234 people in the riot, and there are 194 remaining cases from the incident.



Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/350823-judge-declines-to-drop-criminal-charges-against-inauguration

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DonViejo Sep 2017 OP
Javaman Sep 2017 #1
iluvtennis Sep 2017 #3
Hugin Sep 2017 #6
NotASurfer Sep 2017 #2
ProgressiveValue Sep 2017 #5
melm00se Sep 2017 #4

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:53 AM

1. here's the message from the right wing...

only the right wing can "protest" everyone else goes to jail.

life during fascism.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:20 AM

3. Yep, that what Trumptonia wants.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:10 PM

6. The next real President will have to pardon their political crimes.

Oy! Third world country status.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:11 AM

2. $100,000 in property damage?

How much damage is this administration gleefully committing every hour of every day?

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:24 PM

5. Sounds like a good argument in court.

 

This $100,000 property vandalism is excusable, and screw the property owners, because Trump shows bad behavior.

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