An attorney representing a MAGA rioter who infamously gouged a Metropolitan Police officer's eyes argued on Friday that his client doesn't deserve to be held in a cell with people who have committed "inner-city crimes."
The Washington Post's Rachel Weiner reports that an attorney representing retired New York City Police officer Thomas Webster argued to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that his client should not be detained in his current conditions, which he described as a "dormitory setting."
The attorney went on to say that his client was not used to living in conditions that are usually reserved for people who commit "inner-city crimes."
"For a middle aged guy whose never been arrested before this has been a shock for him," said the attorney, who also touted his client's "sparkling" record as an New York cop.
Webster was caught on camera assaulting a member of Washington D.C.'s Metropolitan Police force during the January 6th riots when he both gouged an officer's eyes and beat him with a flag pole.
The United States currently imprisons over 2.3 million people, the result of which is that this country is currently home to about 25% of the world’s incarcerated people while comprising less than 5% of its population.
Relatedly, in the U.S. prosecutors have an enormous amount of leeway in determining how harshly, fairly, or lightly those who break the law are treated. They can often decide which charges to bring against a person and which sentences to pursue. ‘Tough on crime’ politics have given many an incentive to try to lock up as many people as possible.
However, since the 1990’s, there has been a growing movement of progressive prosecutors who are interested in pursuing holistic justice by making their top policy priorities evidence-based to ensure public safety. As a former prosecutor in Richmond, Virginia, and having founded the Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative, I count myself among them.
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Calling them "naked" devalues the seriousness of the criminal offences committed.
I will be changing my language from one of the "speak" to calling it what it is. Fraudulently counterfeited shares and abuse of position to commit fraud on a grand scale.
These are criminal offences and should be talked about as such.
Using language like this gets rid of people having to research what the issue is. It states it in clear and concise english.
Let the roaches rot in prison for the destruction they've caused whilst the world was on its knees.
Fight for what's right by BUYING and HODlING.
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Edit: a few people have pointed out that this is infact financial terrorism. I like this frame because it is exactly what it is, enabled by the fraudulent counterfeiting of shares by market makers.
u/rensole from now on can we do something about calling the hedgies financial terrorists or finter for short?
Edit 2: A wrinkly ape has stated not to shorten it as it weakens the message. Lets be clear; Financial Terrorists deserve gitmo.
Edit 3: 2008 SEC report on counterfeit shares and the damage they did. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.sec.gov/comments/s7-08-09/s70809-407a.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiBzJiOp9vvAhXagf0HHdYTDacQFjAAegQIBBAC&usg=AOvVaw1v5AsPY-lKSqVHfozkZyul