Capitol Hill Police Exhibit Appalling Double-Standard

Capitol Hill police show off their blatant double-standards during the pro-Trump riot. John Iadarola and Akela Lacy break it down on The Damage Report.

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Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2020/08/27/black-lives-matter-protesters-terrorism-felony-charges/

"PROSECUTORS AND LAWMAKERS in several states have responded to mass protests against police brutality by charging demonstrators with committing felonies, including terrorism charges. The trend of criminalizing protest has been on the uptick since the 2016 protests against the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock, during and after which numerous states upped charges for protests “near critical infrastructure” as felonies.

Since 2016, 14 states have enacted new laws to restrict the right to peaceful assembly, according to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, which tracks related state and federal legislation. But in the wake of the nationwide movement in support of Black lives, numerous states have increased the severity of criminal penalties for protesters along political lines and are prosecuting them more aggressively, as demonstrations continue with no sign of slowing down."

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