A congressional candidate (and many others) on Twitter are praising an Oklahoma judge for laying down the law on rioters in Oklahoma. Errol Webber posted:
“Oklahoma Judge Charges Protesters with Terrorism, Rioting and Assault – “This is Not Seattle” We must hold these rioters and looters accountable. Continuing to let this domestic terrorism slide will only further enable future acts of violence.” See tweet:
Oklahoma Judge Charges Protesters with Terrorism, Rioting and Assault – “This is Not Seattle”— Errol Webber For Congress (CA-37) (@ErrolWebber) June 29, 2020
We must hold these rioters and looters accountable. Continuing to let this domestic terrorism slide will only further enable future acts of violence.https://t.co/ZDBfFbMlFF
It does indeed seem like all states and cities are not created equally, and for the people living in areas with ‘law and order’ being enacted, this is a good thing. Lots of Americans sympathize with the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer which set of riots and protests around the country a few weeks ago in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, most Americans want peace, law and order, and security. While some governors and mayors have chosen lawlessness, other areas are beginning to make an example out of those who turn a peaceful protest into a riot. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has gone on record to state that they will not put up with lawlessness. Time will tell which other states follow suit.
The Daily Wire had this to say:
The charges, which appear to be for alleged crimes that were committed a couple of weeks ago, also included “five defendants identified as involved in the painting of murals in downtown Oklahoma City this week,” The Oklahoman reported. “They are accused in an incitement to riot charge of interfering with a police sergeant who was trying to take a homicide witness for an interview at police headquarters Tuesday.”
The ACLU criticized the use of the “harshest possible charges” against the alleged rioters.
Prater defended the charges on Sunday, saying, “When you act like a terrorist, you will be treated like a terrorist.”
“The terrorism charges involved the burning of an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van and the damage done to an Oklahoma City bail bonds business,” The Oklahoman reported separately. “One defendant, Isael Antonio Ortiz, 21, of Welch, is charged in both incidents. He was jailed Saturday morning. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.”
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