Garland got reamed again over his utter depraved indifference and incompetency.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday declined a request to examine whether the civil rights of some Jan. 6 defendants have been violated due to the lack of a speedy trial and said it’s the job of their lawyers to make that argument in court.
At a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., said he toured the D.C. Department of Corrections last week and met with some of the 20 prisoners still being held because of their participation in the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot. Clyde argued that detaining these people for so long violates the 6th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right to a “speedy and public trial.”
“You work to uphold the civil rights of all Americans,” Clyde added. “I think in this case, their civil rights are being violated, and I would appreciate you looking into that.”
A report from Just Security this month said 11 of the 20 being held have not accepted a plea agreement and have not been brought to trial, while the other nine have been convicted or have pleaded guilty.
But Garland didn’t commit to examining the defendants’ cases, and instead argued that their lawyers have the right to argue before a judge that their 6th Amendment rights have been violated.
……When Clyde asked whether a two-year wait meets the “speedy trial” clause of the 6th Amendment, Garland replied, “It can if the exceptions to the Speedy Trial Act are met. Those are the responsibility of the lawyers for those defendants.”
“I would like you to look into that, because to me, I don’t think waiting two years for your trial complies with the 6th Amendment of the Constitution,” Clyde said.
……Several House Republicans met with the Jan. 6 defendants in the Washington, D.C. jail last week, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., who said after her visit that the rights of the prisoners have been ignored.
I’m sure their lawyers have already asked about the violation of due process, and the corrupt judges refuse to follow the 6th Amendment.
The entire kangaroo court is filled with leftwing political hacks who use their position to persecute opponents.
A Jamaican immigrant, serving as a judge in D.C., is giving J6 defendants stiffer sentences than the prosecutors requested. What is really problematic is she has made it so clearly political.
Judge Tanya Chutkan is leveling the sentences specifically on political grounds, claiming the riot and parade was an attempt at a “violent overthrow of the government”.
She has repeatedly over-sentenced defendants, claiming that even people who were not violent should face consequences for joining the unprecedented assault.
Chutkan has imposed sentences ranging from 14 to 45 days on four people who pleaded guilty to unlawful parading and picketing inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 — a misdemeanor offense.
“There have to be consequences for participating in an attempted violent overthrow of the government, beyond sitting at home,” Chutkan said at one of the hearings.
……Chutkan’s commentary during sentencing suggested that her decision was influenced by the politics of Jan. 6 lawbreakers. She gratuitously invoked the summer Black Lives Matter protests and riots, favorably comparing them to the events of Jan. 6: “People gathered all over the country last year to protest the violent murder by the police of an unarmed man—some of those protests became violent,” the judge said at the sentencing hearing, according to ABC News.
The FBI admitted that the protest was not an organized plot to overthrow the government:
The FBI has found scant evidence that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result, according to four current and former law enforcement officials.
Though federal officials have arrested more than 570 alleged participants, the FBI at this point believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump, according to the sources, who have been either directly involved in or briefed regularly on the wide-ranging investigations.
“Ninety to ninety-five percent of these are one-off cases,” said a former senior law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. “Then you have five percent, maybe, of these militia groups that were more closely organized. But there was no grand scheme with Roger Stone and Alex Jones and all of these people to storm the Capitol and take hostages.”
In spite of this and the fact that the majority of the charges are misdemeanors, the DOJ and their political hacks like Chutkan are targeting American citizens who speak out against Biden’s autocracy.
American political prisoners have been held in solitary confinement in 7X10 cells for 23 hours a day. These people have not been convicted of any crimes, they are being held in “pretrial detention” for trespassing the capitol halls of corruption on 6 January 2021. Their trials have not been set. They have been denied bail. They are not allowed to meet with lawyers in private. They have one hour a day for “exercise”, showers, and phone calls. They have been denied due process.
The 6 January protesters have been beaten and isolated by the guards. Lawyers for one, a man called Ryan Samsel, say he was beaten so badly he has a skull fracture and is now blind in one eye.
One of them died awaiting trial.
Yet, the Antifa/BLM goons responsible for the destruction of neighborhoods, businesses, police stations, and courthouses, have skated out of any legal consequences for their crimes. The Feds refuse to prosecute.
Burn Loot Murder lasted 7 months with 23 people shot dead, and over 150 federal buildings damaged. Antifa’s rampage has resulted in damage comparable to Hurricane Sally. Combined casualties from both groups of thugs numbered 926 as of July 2020. Anarchists took over blocks of city neighborhoods in Seattle and Portland. They’re still at it. They commit arson, assault, murder, and vandalize. They’ve destroyed businesses, livelihoods, police stations, and courthouses. Very few have been arrested and charged. No one in the Dem party or liberal media calls it insurrection or demands justice.