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Real Clear Investigations has a handy article and chart that compares January 6th Insurrection™ that was worse than Pearl Harbor, 9-11, and the cancellation of “Firefly” combined, to the “mostly peaceful” riots by Democrat surrogates during the summer of 2020 that were “the voice of the unheard.” Here are some of their takeaways.
- The summer 2020 riots resulted in some 15 times more injured police officers, 23 times as many arrests, and estimated damages in dollar terms up to 1,300 times more costly than those of the Capitol riot.
- Authorities have pursued the largely Trump-supporting Capitol rioters with substantially more vigor than suspected wrongdoers in the earlier two cases, and prosecutors and judges alike have weighed Capitol riot defendants’ political views in adjudicating their cases.
- Dozens of accused Capitol rioters have been held in pretrial detention for months, where they have allegedly been mistreated.
- In the summer 2020 riots, the vast majority of charges were dismissed, as they were in the Inauguration 2017 unrest. Prosecutors have dropped (only) a single Capitol riot case.
“But January 6th was so much worse. It was an assault on ‘Democracy itself,’ and the president encouraged it. A politician who encourages violence has crossed the line and forsaken his Constitutional Oath.” Yeah, about that…