William Barr is going full-steam ahead against the far-left rioters…and he’s not playing around.
A new Wall Street Journal report says Barr is laser-focused on taking down the rioters, and the tactics he’s proposing are savage.
He’s asking prosecutors to consider charging violent protesters with sedition.
WSJ: AG Barr tells prosecutors to consider charging violent protesters with sedition
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 16, 2020
Attorney General Bill Barr said during a conference call with U.S. Attorneys last week that charging Americans with sedition was on the menu of criminal statutes available to federal prosecutors examining how to charge violent protesters, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
According to the Journal, which cited “people familiar” with the conference call, the attorney general “encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges, including under a rarely used sedition law, even when state charges could apply.”
The seditious conspiracy statute, 18 U.S. Code § 2384, is a means of punishing those who conspire to violently overthrow or who oppose by force the authority the U.S. government or who by force conspire to seize federal property.
If charged with “seditious conspiracy” this is what rioters will be facing:
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
That’s some serious stuff. This certainly isn’t “Portland” anymore, is it?
Law and Crime says the statute suggests that federal authorities could theoretically charge individuals who are working in concert, for example, to attack federal law enforcement and take over a federal courthouse with “seditious conspiracy.”
Now, that’s what I call “law and order.”
As you likely know, AG Barr has gone on record stating that Black Lives Matter and Antifa are “essentially Bolsheviks.”
Barr called Antifa a “highly organized” and “new form of guerrilla warfare”—the type of thing that would be covered by the seditious conspiracy statute.
With hard time like this on the table, I don’t know how these domestic terror groups can continue. It’s one thing to get a slap on the wrist from the Portland DA, it’s another to be seriously facing 22 years in federal prison to riot for Soros.
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