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July 19, 2022

Surprise! Trespassing Charges to Be Dropped Against "Colbert 9" Insurrectionists

I'm totally surprised to learn that there is a two-tiered justice system operating in the United States which I am, for some bizarre reason, still expected to obey and show respect towards.

The "Colbert 9" were cleared of "unlawful entry" charges Monday after staffers for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" were caught recording comedy skits inside a House Office Building after hours without permission in June.

A statement from the U.S. Attorney's office read: "After a comprehensive review of all of the evidence and the relevant legal authority, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia has determined that it cannot move forward with misdemeanor charges of unlawful entry against the nine individuals who were arrested on June 16, 2022 at the Longworth Office Building. The individuals, who entered the building on two separate occasions, were invited by Congressional staffers to enter the building in each instance and were never asked to leave by the staffers who invited them, though, members of the group had been told at various points by the U.S. Capitol Police that they were supposed to have an escort. The Office would be required to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these invited guests were guilty of the crime of unlawful entry because their escort chose to leave them unattended. We do not believe it is probable that the Office would be able to obtain and sustain convictions on these charges."

That logic equally applies to the January 6th protesters who, having been permitted inside the Capitol by Capitol police, were never asked to leave by the specific Capitol policemen who "invited them in."

But we're no longer living in a Republic and it's all just oligarchy mixed with anarchy so game on.

We'll see what happens in a couple of years.


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