'Banana Republic': Biden regime protects itself while ignoring serious crimes against ordinary citizens

Beginning around the end of May 2020, the disparity between how actual crime against citizens is treated vs. how alleged crime against the government is treated. To be more specific, the difference exists between acceptable crimes against citizens vs. suspected offenses against the regime.

We recall that in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, criminal thugs were allowed to burn down police precincts, attack federal courthouses, loot businesses, commit assault on law enforcement personnel, and attack the White House without consequence.

Sure, some were arrested; however, by and large, charges were not pursued. Moreover, these riots, which occurred amid the pandemic, saw participants excused for not wearing masks while churches were shut down for the same “offense.”

Contrast that with what happened on January 6, 2021. Indeed, some who participated in the US Capitol incident on that date committed significant crimes, including assaulting police officers. Those folks should be punished with the full force of the law.

We hear that the January 6 siege was an “insurrection,” an attempt to “overthrow the government” and “interfere with a free and fair election.” However, most participants who showed up to protest what they felt was a bogus election were peaceful, and an overwhelming majority never entered the US Capitol.

Yet since that date, we have seen time and again where anyone who was on the US Capitol grounds on January 6 has been subject to draconian jail sentences, including those who were merely “parading” on the grounds.

Many are still being held in the Washington, DC, in the equivalent of Russian gulags without bail while awaiting trial.

And what of Enrique Tarrio, head of the Proud Boys, who is subject to a 30-year prison sentence even though he wasn’t in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, due to a conviction for “seditious conspiracy.”

The so-called “Qanon Shaman,” Jacob Chansley, received a sentence of three-and-one-half years because he dared to trespass in the Senate chambers, accompanied by a US Capitol police officer.

Chansley committed no violence. Chansley wasn’t the only January 6 defendant accompanied by a Capitol police officer; in fact, many were admitted to the building by US Capitol police officers.

Riley Williams, meanwhile, was given three years in jail for trespassing in Nancy Pelosi’s office.

Leftists claim that this unarmed group of US citizens was attempting to commit an insurrection against a country protected by a military defined by those same leftists as the “most powerful in the world.”

Joe Biden himself has downplayed Second Amendment concerns expressed by pro-2A groups by saying they would have to fight against F-16s. Yet somehow, we’re supposed to believe that this group of predominantly elderly citizens was trying to overthrow the government.

Contrast the targeting of January 6 protesters exercising their First Amendment rights with actual criminals who are destroying our (primarily Democrat-run) American cities.

In cities like New York City, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and many others, criminals run rampant, ransacking stores, assaulting citizens without provocation, and engaging in street takeovers.

Numerous businesses have pulled out of cities like Chicago and San Francisco because they can no longer afford the loss perpetrated by shoplifting. Yet in most of these cities, shoplifting is ignored by George Soros-funded DAs, with police throwing up their arms in frustration and refusing to investigate these cases.

Violent crime and property crime are surging not only in major cities but in suburban towns. In 2022, violent crime rose 30 percent in New York City. Unsolved murders in the United States are at record highs. Despite that, convictions are at record lows, and the incarceration rate in the US is falling due to “decarceration” programs pushed by leftists.

In the post-George Floyd era, police departments have seen criminal justice “reform” measures ultimately tie the hands of police officers to the point where, in many jurisdictions, police are not permitted to pursue even violent criminals. Likewise, many liberal states have decriminalized countless offenses, including assaulting a police officer. Offenders receive the equivalent of a parking ticket for hitting a cop.

What has the effect on police officers been? One example is the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting in 2022, where multiple police officers chose not to enter the school to take out the shooter while children were being murdered. Was this a side effect of “police reform?” That much is uncertain.

However, one cannot dismiss the possibility that the responding officers were concerned about liability. Is that an excuse? Absolutely not. However, it gives a clue as to the possible mindset of these officers.

What of federal law enforcement? We’ve already seen what members of the FBI did to former President Donald Trump in an attempt to interfere with his 2016 election campaign. In 2020, we saw what over 50 former intelligence officials did to downplay the Hunter Biden laptop story.

It is widely known that federal agents looked the other way when they were tipped off about the 9/11 hijackers, resulting in the deaths of over 2,900 Americans on September 11, 2001, and thousands of other first responders afterward of 9/11-related illness.

Larry Nasser, a physician for the US Women’s Gymnastics team, escaped investigation for sexual assault on hundreds of girls and women from that team.

They looked the other way when they were tipped off about Nikolas Cruz, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter who killed 17 people and injured an additional 17.

But what of Julian Assange? The feds have been relentlessly trying to extradite Assange to the United States for the “crime” of telling the truth about US war crimes.

Jack Texeira, a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts National Guard, was somehow able to gain access to classified documents. Earlier this year, he was indicted for posting some classified information on social media. Some of the leaked information was about Ukraine’s planned counteroffensive against Russia.

Meanwhile, the individual who leaked the Dobbs decision before the Supreme Court ruled on the case has never been found, and there doesn’t appear to be tremendous interest in doing so.

After that information was leaked, unhinged far-left protesters began showing up in front of the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices such as Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Neil Gorsuch.

The Biden Justice Department refused to prosecute protesters despite federal law prohibiting such conduct.

While the Supreme Court is of federal concern, conservative justices, who tend to rule in opposition to the regime, are not. The current administration has made it clear that the only ones who deserve protection and enforcement of the rule of law are people who play on their team.

The current administration likes to paint opposition to its policies as a “threat to democracy," punishable by arrest and prosecution. Crimes against ordinary citizens? An inconvenience not worth pursuing.
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Phillip

Excellent piece by Pat Droney. Truth in every sense of the word...

Dale

Seems to me we are already into communism. Totally bypassed socialism!

Todd

Thank's for getting the truth out there !

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