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Amazingly Justice actually charges two leftist activists with felonies for defacing the display case holding the Constitution

Security guards watch as vandals of the Constitution preach their message
Rotunda security guards do nothing so that these
vandals of the Constitution can preach their message.
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In a move that is astonishing considering the political favorism of the left by the Biden administration’s Justice Department, that agency has now charged the two leftist activists who defaced the display case holding the Constitution with felonies.

On Friday, the Department of Justice charged Donald Zepeda of Maryland and Jackson Green of Utah with felony destruction of government property, according to Fox News. Zepeda and Green have been accused of dumping red powder on the case that displayed the historic document. The incident occurred on Feb 14 and the DOJ said their stunt caused more than $50,000 worth of damages.

It is not clear what penalities these two thugs face should they be convicted. For all we know, Justice is merely prosecuting them now for effect, and will allow them to skip with light charges when the case comes to court.

Nor should be we surprised if these vandals end up walking free. The biases of the administrative state in Washington can be seen quite clearly in the video of the vandalism. The security guards at the Rotunda of the National Archives are quite willing to allow these guys to stand there and spout their rant untouched for more than three minutes before taking action to arrest them.

Nonetheless, these charges are unusual for Justice. It rarely prosecutes leftist demonstrators, even when they invade and take over government hearings and legislative chambers. The demonstrators get removed, but are usually not charged, or if charged the charges are misdemeanors that carry light or non-consequencial penalities.

Isaac Yoder at the Capitol
Isaac Yoder at the Capitol, dressed as George Washington

However, be someone like Isaac Yoder, who dressed to look like George Washington and came to the Capitol on January 6, 2021 to express his love of America, and Justice will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. Yoder has been sentenced to a year in prison. Or consider Robert Reeder, whose life has been destroyed by the Justice Department because he simply entered the building looking for a restroom to rinse his eyes after getting hit with tear gas. Or what about Matthew Perna, who committed suicide because of Justice persecution, even though the security tapes prove he commited no violence and damaged nothing while inside the Capitol building that day. The Justice Department was pushing charges against Perna that could have put him in prison for 20 years with heavy fines. Perna couldn’t handle that injustice and killed himself before sentencing.

I could go on. The Biden Justice Department’s political double standards when it comes to protests in Washington have been evident and clear now for three years. Even if these two guys end up with a deserved prison sentence it will do little to change this. If anything, it will highlight that double standard because such a prosecution of leftist protesters would be the exception, not the rule.

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  • pzatchok

    You can not morally charge someone for trespassing in Jen6 and then let real vandals go?

    Even though they had no chance of actually doing any real damage. The fines are for the government employee clean up.

  • Andi

    50 grand to clean up?

  • pzatchok

    They did paint our national treasures.

    And do you not understand how much it costs to keep them cleaning overtime? They are federal employees
    Plus these things need curated by historians. So they will be cleaned by those very same historians.

  • The Constitution is encased in a very special and very environmentally sealed display system and mechanism, the documents were not harmed in any way. The action was purely symbolic.

    That being said.

    IMO anyone who willingly and intentionally does such a thing as express themselves and their First Amendment Rights in such a manner, whether it be in a museum and to a piece of valuable art or precious founding documents with paint, powder, soup or whatever should know that they will spend at least 30 to 90 days in the can and be fined appropriately.

    There should be known consequences to actions taken, symbolic or otherwise.

    Free speech is not free.

  • pzatchok

    These attention seeking idiots are trying to gain national attention and fame for their cause by doing things like this.

    Jail them and fine them a huge amount. Make sure they realize that nothing is free.

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