Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My New VDARE Report on the First Inaugural Riot Trial is Up!



By Nicholas Stix

J20 Trials Finally Underway—AntiFa Defendants Already Condemned Out of Own Mouths

November 22, 2017, 1:01 a.m.

The National Policy Institute’s 2016 conference at the government-owned Reagan Center in Washington D.C. was peaceful if controversial, but the facility’s management now apparently thinks it has found a way to way to weasel out of its First Amendment obligations: “security concerns” [Federal building in D.C. rejects Richard Spencer’s request to host conference, by Perry Stein, Washington Post, November 2 2017]. (Disgracefully, NPI’s subsequent attempt to move to a private venue was also frustrated: Richard Spencer hosted an event at a Maryland farm. Halfway through, everyone was kicked out, by Perry Stein, Washington Post, November 21, 2017. Perhaps NPI should have claimed to be holding a homosexual wedding). Of course, these “security concerns” would not exist if the D.C. police had enforced the law against violent disruptors in the past—which is why I argued recently that it is so important the 200-plus Antifa rioters arrested on President Trump’s Inauguration Day (“J20”) receive “exemplary sentencing.” Finally, after protracted jury selection, the first major trial, of six defendants for felony riot, felony conspiracy, etc. began Monday (November 20).

The defendants:

• Michelle Macchio, 26, of Naples, Fla.;
• Jennifer Armento, 38, of Philadelphia;
• Christina Simmons, 20, of Cockeysville, Md.;
• Alexei Wood, 37, of San Antonio;
• Oliver Harris, 28, of Philadelphia; and
• Brittne Lawson, 27, of Pittsburgh

Read the whole thing here.



Anonymous said...

Persons crossing interstate lines to commit felonies. A racketeering conspiracy.

David In TN said...

Yes, over 40 years of de-policing and prosecutorial laxity has some people think it was "legal" to destroy property and violently disrupt a presidential inauguration.