DOJ Advocates Reduced Sentences for Violent Protestors

DOJ Advocates Reduced Sentences for Violent Protestors

Biden’s DOJ Wants Certain Domestic Terrorists To Get Off Scot-Free

( – Protests erupted across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets after he was killed by Minneapolis police. While many demonstrations were peaceful, riots consistently broke out in many cities. Businesses were destroyed and looters stole merchandise from stores. Police officers were attacked, their cars burned, and even a law enforcement department was set ablaze.

Then-President Donald Trump wanted harsh punishments for the rioters. He and other conservatives referred to them as domestic terrorists. But when President Joe Biden took office, he had a different approach. The Liberal president’s administration allegedly lobbied for reduced sentences for some of the criminals.

Leniency for the Left

According to reports, the Department of Justice under Biden has allowed some 2020 rioters to agree to more lenient plea deals than originally offered.

For example, in May 2020, the Department of Justice announced charges against leftist lawyers Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis for trying to use Molotov cocktails to destroy NYPD vehicles. They threw one of the devices at an unoccupied police car and ran away. Officers chased them, captured them, and found multiple bomb-making materials in the vehicle they used to flee the scene.

The two lawyers were each given significantly less prison time than they originally negotiated. However, on June 2, Rahman and Mattis withdrew their guilty pleas for unlawfully possessing Molotov cocktails which carried sentences of up to 10 years. They were allowed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges instead, crimes that are only punishable by a maximum of five years in prison.

NBC 4 New York reported the reduced sentences. Prosecutors agreed to recommend prison terms of 18 to 24 months. The reduced sentences in this example were a “remarkable change from the tough approach” federal prosecutors initially took when charging the two lawyers.


Critics believe the DOJ is hypocritical because of its tough stance against many of the January 6 Capitol Hill rioters. Some of those arrested for crimes that day have faced seditious conspiracy and other harsh charges.

The federal agency has brought charges against hundreds of people for their actions that day on Capitol Hill, and some are still incarcerated, awaiting a resolution to their cases. More than 300 have entered guilty pleas. Most of those arrested are charged with misdemeanors and won’t serve jail time. That enraged those on the Left who thought the protesters should spend time in jail.

Still, many on the right believe the Biden administration is allowing BLM criminals to walk free. Do you think the administration should be tougher on the violent 2020 rioters?

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