Inciting a Riot

According to Fortune Magazine “Trump’s statements leading up to and during the storming of the Capitol building, however, did not include explicit calls for a violent attack on America’s democratic institutions.” And the NY Times reported that Trump said at the rally “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.” As for Trump’s 2nd impeachment as they say on Law and Order you can indict a ham sandwich, especially in today’s media environment!

(a) A riot in the District of Columbia is a public disturbance involving an assemblage of 5 or more persons which by tumultuous and violent conduct or the threat thereof creates grave danger of damage or injury to property or persons.

(b) Whoever willfully engages in a riot in the District of Columbia shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

(c) Whoever willfully incites or urges other persons to engage in a riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 180 days or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

(d) If in the course and as a result of a riot a person suffers serious bodily harm or there is property damage in excess of $5,000, every person who willfully incited or urged others to engage in the riot shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, or both.

There were riots in DC last year. How many were charged with rioting or inciting to riot? How many did jail time and paid fines per the above? I hope they threw and throw the book at both!

And that is all I’m going to say about that.

Both protests included some Fascists on the Right and some Bolsheviks on the Left
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