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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:01 PM

DOJ drops charges against Trump inauguration protestors

Source: The Hill




BY JUSTIN WISE - 06/14/18 11:47 AM EDT

The Department of Justice has dropped charges against eight more defendants for their alleged roles in protests during President Trump's inauguration, according to HuffPost.

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia initially charged 200 people with felonies for their roles in the Inauguration Day protests from 2017. The defendants were charged with conspiracy to riot, and prosecutors had hoped to find them responsible for the $100,000 in damages to local businesses.

But prosecutors have yet to secure any convictions. Before this week's development, more than 100 people had already had their initial charges dropped.

On May 31, charges were dropped for 10 people after it was found that the prosecution had withheld evidence. And in early June, another protester accused of conspiring to riot was acquitted of charges.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/392268-trump-justice-dept-drops-charges-against-inauguration-protestors

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Reply DOJ drops charges against Trump inauguration protestors (Original post)
DonViejo Jun 2018 OP
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #1
truthisfreedom Jun 2018 #2
Javaman Jun 2018 #3
Downtown Hound Jun 2018 #4
LeftInTX Jun 2018 #5
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:08 PM

1. It was becoming quite an embarassment.

Plus, they need to use their resources for throwing babies in concentration camps.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:10 PM

2. Haha

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:27 PM

3. could there be a counter suit against the government? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:28 PM

4. Ha ha!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:45 PM

5. Duh- They were overcharged

They could have been charged with vandalism...probably a local, not federal offense.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:59 PM

6. These charges were always bogus

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