2020-09-01 13:16:52 UTC
Published 11 hours ago
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser is pleading with the U.S. Attorney for
the District of Columbia to ramp up prosecutions of those arrested by
police for violence at protests, saying she is “dismayed” that
prosecutors aren’t bringing cases.
“MPD does their part to protect residents and visitors,” Bowser
tweeted. “We need our prosecutors to do theirs.”
In a letter to Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, Bowser expressed
support for peaceful protests but said “it is critical that when these
violent offenders are taken into custody, their cases are prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law.”
She claimed that Sherwin’s office “declined to prosecute 41 of the 42
rioting arrests made on August 13 and 14.” She said that since May 20,
the police department has submitted 63 affidavits for arrest and search
warrants related to protest violence but 28 warrants were declined and
24 are still pending.
The only way to correct a situation like this is to replace the
democrats with republicans.
How can a prosecutor refuse to charge someone with a crime when there
are witnesses to that crime?
I have heard of Prosecutorial Discretion, but it seems to me in this
case it's based on political beliefs, not on if they can win the case.
No wonder the looting and burning keeps happening.