Anti-Trump protesters who threatened violence during inauguration get off scott free


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The three protesters who were filmed planning violence during the Trump inauguration by undercover agents of Project Veritas have all pleaded guilty and gotten off with no jail time.

An anti-Trump protester pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy for his role in plotting to shut down an inaugural ball by setting off stink bombs and sprinklers. Scott Ryan Charney, 34, was sentenced to community service after agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit assault after he was caught on videotape discussing the scheme by Project Veritas.

Charney was the third of three members of the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition charged with conspiracy after being captured on hidden-camera video at the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor in Washington, D.C. Paul “Luke” Kuhn and Colin B. Dunn were sentenced Thursday to community service but no jail time after entering guilty pleas in D.C. Superior Court on unlawful conspiracy to commit an offense.

This is par for the course. Leftwing and Democratic protesters can do whatever they want, including planning and even committing life-threatening violence, and receive no punishment. Rightwing and Republican protesters can sneeze in the wrong direction and end up spending years and their life savings trying to avoid heavy prison sentences or the destruction of their lives.

8 comments

  • maurice

    give it time

  • Laurie

    The moral position is always that mostly forcefully assailed.

  • wodun

    Insult to injury, these guys will do their community service while working for a Democrat activist group.

  • Cotour

    Q: If these individuals have pled guilty to these offences of planning chaos and violence, why couldn’t the judge assign them to write a 1000 word detailed explanation of why what they were attempting to do was wrong and why the ideology that these people follow is incorrect along with these community service penalties?

    And these writings would be reviewed and corrected in a public forum.

    I can dream. *

  • Dick Eagleson

    This is D.C. The vote percentage for Trump in D.C. was in single digits. The courts there simply reflect the overwhelmingly statist proclivities of pretty much the entire city’s population. Trying to get a meaningful penalty against someone plotting against Republicans in D.C. is about like trying to get a conviction against a white who killed a black in the pre-Civil Rights Deep South.

  • ” . . . unlawful conspiracy to commit an offense.”

    What does lawful conspiracy to commit an offense look like?

  • PeterF

    Hey c’mon guys, these people were just upset because they perceived an unjust situation created by the election of someone they felt superior to becoming president. All that matters is that their hearts were pure!

    I am hoping to see the new administration initiating impeachment proceedings against “judges” who practice non-judicial behavior on the bench.

    Never forget that the woman who described herself as “A wise latina” demonstrated that she was ignorant of the difference between self defense and pre-meditated murder during her confirmation hearings when answering a question put forth by the fool Arlen Specter.

  • Edward

    PeterF wrote: “Hey c’mon guys, these people were just upset because they perceived an unjust situation created by the election of someone they felt superior to

    Well, as long as the protesters are superior, I guess it is OK for them to conspire to riot and commit mayhem with impunity. That is their privilege. It isn’t as though their mayhem would affect anyone – at least no one worth speaking of, in the court’s eyes.

    This is what makes rioting, mayhem, and ignorance of the difference between self defense and pre-meditated murder literally a privilege of Democrats and the progressives.

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