Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. AG Barr’s Statement on the Death of George Floyd and Riots

 

Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement:

“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law.

The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level. That system is working and moving at exceptional speed. Already initial charges have been filed. That process continues to move forward. Justice will be served.

Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.

Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.

In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.

We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.

In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.

Finally! The DoJ vs. Antifa.

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  1. The Reticulator Member

    Is it going to be harder to bring the FBI to justice for its persecution of Michael Flynn if their activitites didn’t cross state lines?

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:07 PM PDT
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  2. Flicker Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Is it going to be harder to bring the FBI to justice for its persecution of Michael Flynn if their activitites didn’t cross state lines?

    The FBI is federal, isn’t it?

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:08 PM PDT
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  3. The Reticulator Member

    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Is it going to be harder to bring the FBI to justice for its persecution of Michael Flynn if their activitites didn’t cross state lines?

    The FBI is federal, isn’t it?

    It is, but they have local offices.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:14 PM PDT
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  4. Flicker Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Is it going to be harder to bring the FBI to justice for its persecution of Michael Flynn if their activitites didn’t cross state lines?

    The FBI is federal, isn’t it?

    It is, but they have local offices.

    I think they did cross state lines and even international borders.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:18 PM PDT
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  5. The Reticulator Member

    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Is it going to be harder to bring the FBI to justice for its persecution of Michael Flynn if their activitites didn’t cross state lines?

    The FBI is federal, isn’t it?

    It is, but they have local offices.

    I think they did cross state lines and even international borders.

    Well, they can’t use that to dodge prosecution, then.

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    • May 30, 2020, at 7:20 PM PDT
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  6. CACrabtree Coolidge

    “…commitment to the rule of law”? What is this stuff? When are we going to talk about feelings? (Sorry, the last few days just about have my sarcasm meter pegged out.)

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    • May 31, 2020, at 4:17 PM PDT
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