On the morning of President Trump’s inauguration, police trapped and arrested more than 230 people.
DC Police surrounded and arrested more than 200 of the participants in a tactic known as kettling.
Authorities confirmed that some of the participants had broken windows, thrown chairs, and even assaulted a limousine driver, according to an indictment.
Some were anti-Trump demonstrators; some were not. The next day, federal prosecutors charged them all with “felony rioting”.
Each defendant was facing over 60 years in prison, but it seems that our justice system has failed us again!
All six defendants in a crucial trial involving demonstrators arrested during President Donald Trump’s inauguration were found not guilty of all charges on Thursday.
The trial of the six defendants ― Jennifer Armento, Oliver Harris, Brittne Lawson, Michelle Macchio, Christina Simmons and Alexei Wood ― began in mid-November.
Despite Thursday’s verdict, Justice Department prosecutors appeared ready to take all of the remaining defendants to trial.
“The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia believes that the evidence shows that a riot occurred on January 20, 2017, during which numerous public and private properties were damaged or destroyed,” the office said in a statement. “This destruction impacted many who live and work in the District of Columbia, and created a danger for all who were nearby. The criminal justice process ensures that every defendant is judged based on his or her personal conduct and intent.”
“We appreciate the jury’s close examination of the individual conduct and intent of each defendant during this trial and respect its verdict,” the statement continued. “In the remaining pending cases, we look forward to the same rigorous review for each defendant.”
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