(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Tuesday, a federal judge decided that a Pennsylvania man must remain in prison until he is – someday, at some point – finally given a date for his trial relating to his involvement in the January 6 protests in Washington, D.C.
It comes as Republican members of Congress come out in increasing numbers about the unfair treatment right-wing protesters are being dealt. Compare the way protesters from January 6 are being treated to the way they treated criminals, arsonists, and violent extremists who caused $2 billion in damage during the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots of 2020.
Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ruled that 35-year-old Samuel Lazar must stay in prison until his hearing, and said that he had shown a “complete disregard to the rule of law” and that the evidence against him was “overwhelming.”
There’s no arguing that many of the protesters on January 6 went way too far, with some breaking into the Capitol Building, and a small number engaging in violence. However, with hundreds of protesters being treated so harshly by the authorities, it has led many Republicans to the conclusion that they are being treated like political prisoners and tools to smear former President Donald Trump with.
Lazar could be seen in a video published on the day of the riots saying that police officers maced him and his fellow protesters, and that they “maced them right the f*ck back.”
Reports suggest that Judge Meriweather was considering granting home arrest to Lazar until new evidence was revealed this month showing Lazar holding a gun after previously being convicted of unlawfully attempting to purchase a firearm.
At this point, it’s difficult to know which protesters genuinely deserve to be arrested and in prison. If the Democrats hadn’t been so heavy handed, this confusion wouldn’t exist.