Thursday, September 17, 2020

Manifestantes violentos nos EUA condenados a 20 anos de prisão?

Attorney General Bill Barr Encourages Federal Prosecutors To Charge Violent Protesters With Sedition, por Christian Britschgi (Reason):

Barr, according to a story published today by The Wall Street Journal, encouraged prosecutors on a conference call last week to charge violent protestors with federal offenses wherever possible. The attorney general encouraged the use of sedition charges even in contexts when state charges would apply, reports the Journal, which spoke to several people familiar with the call.

Federal sedition law makes it a crime for two or more people to "conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force" the U.S. government, and it comes with a potential penalty of 20 years in prison.

The invocation of rarely used sedition laws to go after protestors is raising alarm among civil libertarians and some legal experts.

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