Many Arrested Inauguration Day Protesters Will Face Felony Rioting Charges, Prosecutors Say

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WASHINGTON (CBSNEWS/AP) – Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.

A first group of 10 men appeared in Superior Court just before 3 p.m., and their lawyer entered a not guilty plea on their behalf. A judge released all of them on the condition they not get re-arrested in the District of Columbia.

Interim D.C. police chief Peter Newsham said Friday that 217 people were being charged with rioting.

The arrests took place in a four-block stretch of downtown Washington around the time of President Trump’s swearing-in ceremony.

The arrests came after some protesters created chaos. Windows of downtown businesses were smashed, and police deployed pepper spray and “sting balls” against the crowd.

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  1. Bob Suyak says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all of them are honored guests at the next Democratic national convention.

    1. Mark Jaeger says:

      If/when they’re convicted, I wouldn’t be surprised if they all become jail house punks.

      1. Joe Clear says:

        Some liberal activist judge will let them off with a slap on the wrist. Only to inspire more civil disobedience and mayhem.

      2. Oh no Mark. The prison population will just love these snowflakes, in the physical sense of the word ‘love’. Bubba is already singing he’s so happy.

      3. Mike Deal says:

        I am pretty sure their safe zone will not be in the shower. It’s very possible they will find they won’t be considered down for the struggle, just face down …..

      4. Paul O'Brien says:

        They should all be convicted and put in jail in the general population. I am sure the
        prisoners would feast on these clowns

    2. Bill Thrower says:

      actually they have been honored by the democrats already.
      Did you miss that Hillary had the mother of the Ferguson hands up don’t shoot hoax on stage at her rally. Had Trayvon Martins mom there as well. Both these stories were lies and distortions by the democrat party in hopes of inciting racial violence.
      And if you missed it Obama in the front row of his farewell speech the thug who the DNC hired to pay minorities, woman and the mentally ill to try and incite riots at trump rallies.
      Bottom line it is time to quit pretending these are isolated incidents and just start arresting democrats and locking them up. Nothing but a terrorist group.

    3. they will be doing time by then bob.

    4. smitaroo says:

      They’ll have to be Skype’d in! LOL

    5. I like the idea of an automatic prison sentence for those who are arrested for being part of a riot anywhere in the nation a second time. Charging these rioters who destroy property of hard working citizens, and commit violent acts against police, or citizens with felonies is something long overdue. It seemed the rioters have enjoyed more rights, and freedoms than those on which the harm was perpetrated.

  2. Reed Smith says:

    Lock em up!…and throw away the key

    1. Homer Wilson says:

      How about death to all protesters?

      1. Homer, no.
        We have laws to address this issue, that is what needs to be done. Follow the law, it’s why they were written to begin with.

      2. Troy, yes we do have laws. And we on the right abide by them, unlike the “folks” on the left. However, before just for a moment, before I caught myself, death to all protester’s had a great ring to it.

      3. Put em in a cell with Beetle!

  3. Looks like this might cost Soros a few $$ for defense. Spending some time thinking about their stupid actions might soak in after a year or two.

    1. Spin Cycle says:

      What makes you think George Soros wants to spend one dime defending them? Odds are he will just let them rot in prison.

      There are always more leftwing goofballs who will be willing to risk ten years in prison in exchange for $50. The useful idiots always pay the price, while Madonna will just sell more records.

    1. rufusvondufus says:

      Why arrest Soros? Never! All we need do is deport him to Russia and they will do what our pansy officials refuse to do.

  4. Stu Pedasso says:

    Time to make an example out of those anarchists. Send them WAY up the river in a chicken-wire canoe.

  5. This is why they will just do it again. No punishment for their crimes. I can spit on sidewalk and get 30 days, these punks destroy other people’s stuff, injure police, and get to WALK?
    unbelievable

    1. not really. they of course have the option of not coming back to DC for trial, but then they will be found guilty in abstention, and a bench warrant issued for their arrest. and these are felony charges, going to follow them around wherever they go. any time they apply for a job, credit, etc. and if they so much as get pulled over for a speeding ticket that will show up, they’ll be arrested, and shipped back to DC. the illegals are the only ones that get amnesty.

      1. Kathy Miller says:

        Those rioters dressed in black clothing and black masks were most likely illegal muslims or Mexicans. The illegals will never show their faces for trial. But now we have their fingerprints in case they want to get back into the country.

  6. Lou Anthony says:

    No mercy for these paid thugs and anarchists throw the book at them. Also, find out who paid them to riot and charge them, too. A dime to a dollar and the name is 5 letters and can be spelled the same forward and backward.

  7. Should have made them cool their heels over the weekend.

  8. Scott Hafer says:

    If there was a means to track the felonious behavior all the back to Soros that would be awesome.

  9. John Dough says:

    That’s racist. If #BLM or if you’re educated and able to spell #BlackLivesMatter can riot, loot, and burn cities (and cop cars!) across America including in D.C. without getting arrested then these people should be allowed to smash a few windows without facing felony charges. To charge these people because they’re White is racist.

    1. No John, that is following the law, which should be for everyone. Unfortunately too many today are afraid of being labeled racist, or whatever the applicable epithet is. Hopefully, the law is used to put them in jail, for a just and appropriate sentence.
      Regards

      1. Mike Tripodo says:

        Hows that sarcasm detector working today?

    2. Nice use of the sarcmode.

  10. When you start throwing ” burning projectiles” at police officers, your protest is no longer ” peaceful”. You are attempting to cause bodily harm to an officer of the law. That’s assault. That’s a criminal act. And anyone there who was protesting, but NOT throwing things should have been smart enough to cease and desist, as their protest was beginning to cross a dangerous line. The protesters will of course blame all of this on Trump, and his new heavy handed tactics, as if it’s perfectly okay to assault a policeman without fear of consequences….

    And to think that Democrats support them and Obama invited BLM to the White House to thank them for their racist activism which included looting, arson, and targeting and KILLING COPS!

    Obama hates Americans, the Constitution, and free market capitalism. He destroyed our economy with measures like Obamacare and immigration amnesty. My health insurance bill is up to $555/month thanks to Obamacare. (Compare this to my $25/month auto insurance from Insurance Panda or my $10/month renters insurance… both private enterprise!)

    I can not remember any time in U S History that the results of an election was such a disaster for the nation; and grounds for such national protests, accompanied by such a cool reception by other countries, except the warm we’re-already-secret–buddies-with-trump from Russia.

  11. Tom Oxtoby says:

    the oh so tolerant liberals..if you have a different opinion than them and you get your head smashed in..kind of like the Nazis..these people have more hate but espouse love..ya right..a bunch of cowards

  12. Kathy Young says:

    Sorry they will be released without bail. They’ll hide in their parents’ basements and no one will ever find them. Of course, they won’t be out on the streets creating more havoc, either.

  13. Its about time…because its a federal jurisdiction and “Tubby Lynch” is out and Trump is in and not a sanctuary city like San Jose ca..they are charging them with felonies.This needs to be SOP …felonies…so they cant vote..may be denied scholarships…fired etc…NEEDS TO BE DONE>

  14. quote ” A judge released all of them on the condition they not get re-arrested in the District of Columbia.”

    pitiful. since DC voted 99% for Hillary I expect charges to be dropped on all protesters!

  15. Al says:

    How about life, without the possibility of parole since their crime is stupidity, without the possibility of a clue.

    1. Homer Wilson says:

      Better yet how about death setting an example to other idiots that your life is a stake if you riot and burn in any American city?

  16. The parties over. The lawless president doesn’t live here anymore. The days of burning and looting are in the past. It’s time to grow up and start acting like adults again.

  17. An appropriate punishment for these punks. Let’s see how tough the sentencing is. Also how many even show up to be sentenced. IMO release with no bail isn’t a big incentive to appear in court either. I do hopevtheybget what’s coming to them.

  18. Dave Berry says:

    The arrest of 217 useful idiots,

  19. Homer Wilson says:

    As for the Protesters in DC just have them all killed and eliminated from American society. Noe of the 230 rioters would be missed. If the USA wants law and order in their streets them eliminate the trouble makers with death.

  20. “May” face “up to” 10 years in prison and “may” face penalties/fines “up to” $250,000… Yeah, right…. Read between the lines…

  21. They should have been charged with domestic terrorism.

    1. Maybe the new AG will change the policy and start charging the antiracists as domestic terrorists. These are the same hardcore folks who show up at every government event, destroying property and attack the police.

  22. Vox Veritas says:

    And no America-hating Obama to pardon them this time.

    Pass the popcorn, please.

  23. jbspryjbspry says:

    Here’s hoping they all get sent to a “mostly peaceful” maximum security prison.

  24. Hey CBS, Here’s a chance to be a news organization. Make sure you follow up on this story and report it when these thugs get a traffic ticket and a $50.00 fine..or don’t show up at all. I have zero faith that these criminals will even have to pay for the damage they’ve done. Released on their own/no bail? And you think they’ll show up in court? Who is this stupid judge?

  25. they will probably get probation…

  26. David Shaker says:

    I hope these kids realize DC is federal land. And when you are covicted of a felony on Federal Land you could be sent to Leavenworth.

  27. Soros better whip out his check book

    1. Too late. The stupid judge released them all without bail. Think of all the free money the District could have had when these felons jumped bail.

  28. Mark Todd says:

    YES, thank god. i was hoping against hope these low life punks would be charged with felonies. now they better not offer them any plea deals down from a felony.

  29. Greg Work says:

    Smashing windows in the name of…freedom and democracy? Or is it anarchy today? They aren’t fooling anybody outside their own gene pool. They’er furious that their candidate lost and they refuse to come to grips. Being put on the Soros payroll to become a public nuisance is just a bonus. Take these delinquents for a sea cruise. Us territorial waters extend only twelve miles out. What happens in the Atlantic stays in the Atlantic. Now that’s a sentence nobody, not even Obama, can commute.

  30. Jon Galt says:

    This is fantastic! New sheriff in town, sooooooo happy. Throw the pieces of s h i t in jail for 10 years, beautiful.
    Under Obama, this was encouraged, Obama was just another thug as well, he deserves to be in jail too.

    God bless Mr. President!

  31. Ricky Pucheu says:

    So when is George Soros going to be arrested?

    1. In regard to the previous question, why isn’t Soros arrested and prosecuted, take a look at the applicable law:

      “18 U.S. Code § 2102 – Definitions

      (a) As used in this chapter, the term “riot” means a public disturbance involving (1) an act or acts of violence by one or more persons part of an assemblage of three or more persons, which act or acts shall constitute a clear and present danger of, or shall result in, damage or injury to the property of any other person or to the person of any other individual or (2) a threat or threats of the commission of an act or acts of violence by one or more persons part of an assemblage of three or more persons having, individually or collectively, the ability of immediate execution of such threat or threats, where the performance of the threatened act or acts of violence would constitute a clear and present danger of, or would result in, damage or injury to the property of any other person or to the person of any other individual.

      (b) As used in this chapter, the term “to incite a riot”, or “to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot”, includes, but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot, but shall not be deemed to mean the mere oral or written (1) advocacy of ideas or (2) expression of belief, not involving advocacy of any act or acts of violence or assertion of the rightness of, or the right to commit, any such act or acts.”

      As I read the definitions, it seems obvious that Soros should be charged, same for obama.

  32. Too late for Obama to pardon them now, maybe they’ll see Hillary.

  33. Let George Soros meet their bail requirements. If he has enough money to underwrite demonstrations, he should have enough to pay their bail. The judge who released them without bail made a big mistake. Think of all the free money the District could have had when these felons jumped bail.

  34. Iza Koon says:

    GIVE them the MLK TREATMENT—-
    ONE BULLET for SOCIAL JUSTICE

  35. And they call us deplorable and intolerant?

  36. First mistake is not requiring these thugs to post a hefty bail. This was a riot to hurt the police and destroy private property and not an exercise in free speech. Bet half don’t return to court, have previous arrests involving destruction of property and that most are from California.

  37. See Obama, there is “Justification” for keeping Guantanamo open! Although, these idiot rioters should be sent to Antartica, so when they have done their time and are released, they will never attend another Global Warming protest ever again!

  38. One can only wish that would actually happen. Let’s see the follow up and what really happens

  39. Chris Cook says:

    Parachute the Commie agitators over North Korea. They can protest on their way down.

  40. Improvement that they are even being charged. Felony level is even better. That will dissuade many of the thrill protesters in the future.

  41. Ols Keith says:

    They should serve time and pay for the damages they inflicted.

  42. There’s a new sheriff in town.

  43. Ben Turpin says:

    Ask them what specific policy or issue they’re protesting and they won’t be able to tell you. Ask them precisely what they hope their protest will bring about (besides a felony arrest) and they won’t be able to tell you.

  44. Pat Ch says:

    For reasons unclear to the country, the authorities have ignored or babied these thugs for 16 years, The effect has been that they have been emboldened and now attack people and destroy property right in front of the police. And about those masks…arrest them on the spot.

  45. When convicted and surely they will be they won’t be eligible to vote anymore. I am sure they didn’t before either. And if they were from another country they are going to be banned for life. This is a great day to be an American. Ahhh yes. It’s morning in America again.

  46. I can just hear the conversation now.

    “Whatcha in for dude?”
    “Me?”
    “Nah, that stone over there, who do ya think I’m talkin to?”
    “Oh. Well I am in here for the next ten years because I’m stupid.”
    “Stupid? How so?”
    “Well I got myself arrested for violently demonstrating at an anti-Trump protest.”
    “Yeah right, that’s pretty stupid.”
    “Well I guess I can cope with it.”
    “Good, then you won’t mind me introducing you to my friend Bubba. He will console you and take good care of you for the next ten years.”
    “Really? Thanks.”
    “Did I tell you that he’s a sexual predator in her for life?”

    HAVE A GREAT LIFE DEMONSTRATORS. REMEMBER, YOU ARE GETTING WHAT YOU DESERVED AND, WHICH IS FUNNY, YOU ASKED FOR IT.

  47. Bob DePree says:

    CBS still intent on calling the protesters. Alleged rioters would be a better description. When they show up in ski masks with crowbars in their backpacks, I have problems accepting any peaceful intentions.

    If you want to do some actual journalism, how about finding out how many of them voted.

  48. Rob Bennett says:

    Why no BAIL??? These are FELONY charges. WHEN they are convicted, there is a nice island Prison on the beautiful island of CUBA that would be appropriate.

  49. They all must be hit brutally hard with felony charges that carry maximum prison sentences. Steer them away from liberal judges, make sure they’re tried and convicted in courtrooms that will not go easy on them. Yes, one might think this is extreme, but examples must be made, this action is necessary. And if they get years of hard time, maybe the next group of protesters will think twice. We must have law and order, period.

  50. if they are being paid by George Soros to riot …if they are convicted doubt soros will pay the $250,000. fine …

  51. lysolmotorola says:

    Rioting is an appropriate charge. Releasing them with a “promise” to come back was not an appropriate response. Perhaps a $10,000 bail would have impressed these jerks with the serious nature of their acts. Prison time will do that even better.

  52. I hope the judge throws the book at them! 10 years hard labor and felony convictions so they can no longer vote or own a firearm.

  53. Ten years sounds good to me , they should have had to pay to get out , throw the book at them.

  54. I would like to know how many people were arrested for protesting during either of the two
    Obama inaugurations? Obama set the tone for hard core leftists to create anarchy and hide behind the right to protest. Look at Ferguson, Oakland, and so many others. The people have voted and law and order won.

  55. “A judge released all of them on the condition they not get re-arrested in the District of Columbia.”

    Released them all after they put how many lives in danger and maliciously destroyed property valued at tens of thousands of dollars?

    It’s no wonder they continue rioting and destroying.

  56. Let’s have some compassion. They really only need to serve for 8 years until after Trump leaves office. Is the D.C. Attorney General going to indict George Soro for paying them to riot?

  57. Mark Meyer says:

    The new sheriff in town follows the laws. These millennial Soros paid imbeciles will find that out shortly.

  58. These stupid tools of Soros will discover the meaning of pillow biting. I hope that they suffer and become little more than come dumpsters.

  59. There is a new Sheriff in town. Hope they all spend time behind bars.

  60. Doug Day says:

    We have the RICO Act. Use it.

  61. They will be seen as heroes of the revolution and they’ll get on a t-shirt, just like Che. Unless, of course, Trump is successful and begins to pull the country out of the morass that Obama has put us. They will have that felony follow them forever and it will sting. Good. Too bad that all of these Libs are going to have to face up to the fact that America is done with this abdication of personal responsibility and dependence on the government for all of their needs.

  62. Paul Tos says:

    imprison them so that theyll learn that vandalizing doesnt help you get what you want…. if they can pay as well even better.

  63. Zero should have pardoned them beforehand

  64. My grandson is a Metropolitan PD officer and I sincerely hope each one of these lefty loons, paid protesters of George Soros, gets the maximum fine & jail time….it would send a message to these dirty anarchists and to Mr Soros to cease and desist. Peaceful protests are fine, but riots and violence and damage to property is NOT!

  65. First flogg ’em them then sentence them!

  66. Felonies. Excellent!

  67. They should be put to work picking up trash on the highway connecting Key West to Cuba.

  68. I would hope they would be made an example of and given 10 years each. Then I think President Trump should commute their sentence just before he leaves office in 8 years. This would show rioters it does not pay to break things and at the same time keep them out of trouble for a while.

  69. Jo Gregg says:

    If you or I were arrested on a felony charge, would we be released without bail? I don’t understand this at all. I wonder if any of them will show up for their hearings. And, if any of them will at least be fined to pay for the damage they did. I will honestly be surprised if any of them do any serious jail time, or ever see the inside of a jail. I was pleased to see the police intervene immediately when the violence began, and not stand down and let them burn buildings like the police in Ferguson and Baltimore did.

  70. Taze n’ Mace those smelly hippies!! Will they never learn?

  71. Released on the condition they not get arrested? Is the court serious? Since they have to return in a couple weeks and since they have the inclination do destroy things shouldn’t there be a bond large enough to cover potential damage? Say $1,000,000 or so. The cost to keep them is low, the odds they destroy things is high and the penalty is pretty severe. Must have been a Clinton appointed judge.

  72. Ethel Weiss says:

    Give them 10 years and Soros and sons life without parole for incitement.

  73. smitaroo says:

    All the press who’s purpose is supporting the democratic party 1000% fail to report ANYTHING exposing the fact that George Soros’s money is behind all this destruction of property and the paying of these “protesters” Not only on this but also the women’s abortion march or what ever that march was for. Soros’s money paid for all of it and yet not mention of it in the objective press.

  74. Alfred Dunn says:

    What’s the saying: if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.

  75. Alie Cooper says:

    Appropriate for their crime. That’s justice, thank God.

  76. Tom Ronson says:

    I doubt any of these morons realized, that conviction of a felony will mean, they can no longer vote; or they can no longer own a firearm.

    I’d love to see their faces, when their lawyers drops this news on them.

  77. Ed Cole says:

    If the rioters crossed state lines to riot, they deserve the maximum sentence and fines under the law. Period.

  78. Protester to warden: “Excuse me sir, where is the “safe space” for cellblock “D” located”?

  79. Steve Ely says:

    There’s plenty of space for them in Gitmo…

  80. MF Luder says:

    release them? break their damn heads. They should never have been allowed to do what they did to begin with

  81. Rich Hamrick says:

    Poor little Soros thugs are gonna find out what hard time is.

  82. It’s time to prosecute the funders/organizers under RICO. Soros and the rest of the cabal are promoting domestic terrorism and should do time and have their assets seized.

  83. Neil Sorens says:

    I hope they throw the book at these brownshirts attempting to disrupt others’ 1st amendment rights to freedom of assembly.

  84. rufusvondufus says:

    We had better not allow these punks and trouble makers to get of scott free or we will be sending a terrible message to the next group of Soros trash that this sort of think is acceptable when it truly is not! At least a $2,500 fine and 30 days in jail should be the norm and much more for those found to have destroyed, looted or any other serious civil disobedience. This dem trash must pay the price. They all could be Obamao’s sons and daughters.

  85. Greg Purdy says:

    Why not arrest Soros instead? These kids who drink the cool aid pay the price with a felony for being young and dumb enough to fall into Soros’ web of hate.

  86. Riff Schmidt says:

    The democrat party is a terrorist party.

  87. Thank you President Obama! He made some 300 last minute commutations. There will be no excuse of overcrowding not to lock up these lowdown, homegrown “anarchist” pukes. #Winning

  88. Just put them in jail for a month. After they get to hang out with the general population of “democrats” there, they won’t come out liberal or democrat.

  89. It is way past time to stop mob terrorism under the guise of the First Amendment protection.

    “Amendment I. Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    The First Amendment is not license to interfere with or disrupt events, public or private. It is not license for dissident parties to deny public or private commerce and discourse. The Amendment restricts the government from denying the gathering of the people in public to ask the government to hear their grievance and remedy it. Please note (1) it covers the situation for the relationship between the people and the government. (2) It imposes the condition, “peaceably”. It does not give immunity to the Rule of Law to persons to cause disorder and commit violence to disrupt the assembly of other persons in public. It gives no right to anyone to interfere in private events.

    Persons who incite or inflict violence, intimidation, assault, battery, disorder or other criminal acts on other citizens and property are not protected by the First Amendment and need to be arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated.

  90. If the D.C. protesters are given long prion sentences in Federal prisons we will soon find out which is more powerful. A prison sentence or Geroge Soros paycheck of $400 a day to cause anarchy.

    Send these 200+ Soros employees to Levenworth and it won’t take long for him to discover his employee pool will dry up.

  91. Lib Serum says:

    Welcome to reality, B*tches. This is not the lefty fantasy world you “feel like” you live in.
    Felony Charges. Now lets trace the money and haul in the ringleaders and money bags.

  92. YESSS!!!!!!! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! LOCK THEM UP! It’s time we had respect for the law again.

  93. Jim Heath says:

    Civil disobedience is a right, violence and property damage is not. They need to be taught the difference.

  94. These miscreants will all have a future in education waiting for them. Getting arrested gives them street cred when they apply for that professorship down the road.

  95. Ha Ha can’t vote with a felony….

  96. Linda Moore says:

    Real journalism would list full name, photo, address, employer and criminal history of every person arrested. It’s public record.

  97. Felony anything is not good. I’ll bet most of them didn’t expect charges like that. lol

  98. Bet they get fined heavily but charges knocked down to misdemeanor. Too bad.

  99. I think a more poetic alternative to prison might be giving these individuals a choice confinement with the general population or 10 years in Army, or Marine Corp. with mandatory deployment to Middle East or African theater of combat operation.

    1. Hell no.. they are subversives, can’t be trusted, not adult in the head yet.. not good material to work with. Cowardly cover their faces.. naw.. not my Army.

  100. Who is paying for their lawyer?

    The person who organized this is guilty of greater crimes.

  101. Al D'Augusta says:

    Those who did damage, pay for repairs or 6 months in jail. If they are on some form of public assistance immediately removed

  102. Jimmy Chonga says:

    There’s got to be a bug spray for that which is less expensive and faster acting.

  103. Joe Lovell says:

    CBS, like most of the rest of the press, seems to be incapable of calling rioters rioters and a riot a riot.

  104. Burt Jason says:

    Too late for a presidential pardon. Have fun doing time protesters…..er……rioters.

  105. the fine or sentence should be hefty enough to deter them from doing this again

  106. Father Trump needs to treat the liberal vermin like the liberal vermin treated Scalia.

  107. Emm Are Kay says:

    Good…finally some law and order…bum bum….

  108. Morey Ladini says:

    “,,,most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.”
    Yeah, good luck with finding Illegals and underground anarchists when they don’t show up…

  109. will be released without having to post bail

    Nothing will happen and will create 200 new Professor Bill Ayers.

  110. CO Jones says:

    Trump supporters want female protesters to be raped for ten years, too… just like the males.

    Equality!

  111. Please send them all to prison for 10. That would make my week!

  112. Randy Ross says:

    Plenty of prison space since Obummer let all his brothers go.

  113. My guess is that the liberals in control of DC will let them all plea down to a misdemeanor and let them go without any fines or jail time. This is what happened all over the country at the Trump protests in Chicago, San Diego, Portland and Seattle. Not one person of the hundreds arrested and charged ever faced jail time or a single dollar in fines.

  114. These precious snowflakes need a 10 year stay at a Federal PMITA Prison. I’m sure they will enjoy the inclusiveness that they will be treated to. They’ll meet new and interesting people who just can’t wait to get friendly with them.

  115. redruffansore says:

    Poor Cheese eating losers, now they’re going to be felons, lose the right to own firearms, vote, freedom, but on the bright side they are going to pick up some pointers on posterior intimacy and showering with large groups of violent men. Still, do not weep for them as other people Soros sold out wound up in ovens.

  116. Time to enforce the law…a fresh breath for democracy.

  117. Curt Price says:

    Felony conviction. In my day that meant back of the line for hiring. Surely a felony disqualifies one from a government job like “teaching.” Actually, in my day a felon couldn’t get into a university.

  118. Sure they will. We all know that this is just DA’s pretending they will try and drop the hammer. Then, in the coming weeks, they will quietly plea down the charges to a misdemeanor, time served, no monetary penalty etc.

    This is what is wrong with our country. The good get no rewards, the bad get no punishment. What is the point of our justice system anymore? It doesn’t work.

    Once the vernacular changed from penitentiary to correctional facility, the idea of punishing prisoners was thrown at the window, with the bath water and the baby. Now we have boarding homes with game rooms, libraries, internet. What a joke. The phrase “lock him up and throw away the key” has been replaced with “we can fix them, or we can’t, but we will act like we tried and apologize after they kill someone later”. It is pathetic.

  119. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.”

    Is double speak for “we let them off.” The won’t be back for court and NOBODY will look for them. Got it yet, folks?

  120. A felony conviction is a badge of honor to a martyr for the cause. Demand your own convictions for the greater good. Lesser persons will occupy your jobs and foreclosed homes.

  121. Poor Soros…this is gonna cost him. LOL.

  122. ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  123. mustcrochet says:

    These people were not protesters. Once they became violent and destroyed property, they became domestic terrorists.

  124. 217 more convicted leftist felons means 217 less votes for the subversive democratic party. Perfect!

  125. Gary Willson says:

    There must be some mistake. These are the people of love, tolerance, and peace.

  126. Jail them.

    Let the word go forth – the era of rioting for fun and profit is over.

  127. rytwinger says:

    They should be offered a deal. Surrender citizenship, and promptly LEAVE America. Get out, stay out!

  128. Of course they let them go. Does this judge, and I guarantee he is a liberal one, realize these criminals will never show up for any court dates?

  129. Ken Price says:

    I would like to see the first one sentenced to 10 years.

  130. “…most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February.” Sure! Of course they will all show up in February!

    This is totally absurd – they should have all been given 30 days in jail ON THE SPOT! This krap will never stop with judges like this releasing criminals left and right!

  131. I think the MAX of 10yrs PLUS the 250K would send a big message to the rest. This point going forward everyone of that gets caught gets the MAX no sliding.

  132. The illegals get amnesty on this…so wonder how many will walk. At least they will walk with their fingerprints in the system. At a minimum, the rest of the punks will have felony charges on their record for the rest of the their lives. Sadly, the democratic party owns them now. They were being used and didn’t even know it. Handed over the keys to their thoughts, their lives and now their futures. They can thank their Daddy Soros for treating them right.

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