“US Attorney’s Office would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in the city,” says Judge Trevor McFadden.
A federal judge called out the Department of Justice’s harsh treatment of the January 6 protesters, claiming the agency hasn’t been “even-handed” compared to how it handled the nationwide 2020 riots following the death of George Floyd.
District Judge Trevor McFaddensaidFriday that he believes the Justice Department is demonstrating a two-tiered approach to law enforcement: preferential treatment for Black Lives Matter rioters but harsh treatment for the largely nonviolent J6 protesters.
“The US Attorney’s Office would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in the city,” McFadden said at a sentencing hearing for one of the Capitol rioters, citing complaints DC Mayor Muriel Bowser made in 2020 that the DOJ was reluctant to charge BLM…
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