Compare/Contrast – Protestor edition

Today charges were dismissed against some Capitol protestors in Madison. When you arrest people for sill reasons, it is hard to get the charges to stick when it comes down to it. So in Fitzwalkerstan, people get arrested for dissenting, the courts get clogged up, we waste taxpayer money on extra police duty and a full court system, then charges get dismissed. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

However, there are a group of domestic terrorists who actually have caused actual violence and danger to society. They are known to us as \"birthers\" and \"patriots\".

Georgia birther and Oathkeeper Darren Huff was convicted Tuesday of attempting to take over a Tennessee courthouse and conduct citizen’s arrests on officials.

After a week-long trial, a jury convicted Huff of knowingly carrying a firearm in interstate commerce with the intent to use it in a civil disorder, but acquitted him of using a firearm in relation to another felony, CBS News reports.

The decision came after the jury announced last night that it was hung.

Huff will be sentenced in February. He faces up to five years in prison.

The case dates back to April 2010 when Huff, carrying a Colt .45 and an AK-47, went to Tennessee to conduct citizens’ arrests on officials. Huff, a member of the Oath Keepers, said he going to support Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, a leader of the birther and Patriot group American Grand Jury, who was arrested for trying to perform a citizen’s arrest on a Grand Jury foreman. Fitzpatrick was angry that court officials didn’t let him pursue a Grand Jury trial against “illegal alien, infiltrator and impostor” President Obama, and other “domestic enemies.”

Don\'t Tread on Them(that sounds familiar, who uses that logo???)

“My government has called me a potential domestic terrorist,” Huff said on the stand on Friday as he fought back tears.

Well Duh! Can we stop now with the protestors are not as peaceful as the “tea party”? Huff needs lessons from someone more qualified and intelligent to perform a citizens arrest!


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  1. From the TPM write-up on would-be terrorist Huff:

    Scott Green, Huff’s attorney, argued that Huff was under surveillance and was stopped by the Troopers, so if he intended to commit a crime, “Why in the world did they let him drive to Madisonville fully armed?”

    Just wanted to reprint that to see if it made Orlin Sellers’ head esplode, seeing one of his fellow liberty-lovers using that for a defense. 🙂

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