It is no secret that in contemporary America, the national political climate is one of turmoil and tension. Since president Joe Biden entered the oval office in January of 2021, the already polarized state of politics in the nation has remained stagnant and likely worsened in division. Working class Americans across the nation continue to grapple with the effects of record levels of inflation, and millions of illegal migrants have crossed the southern border since Biden assumed office. What’s worse; crime levels have soared in cities across the nation as progressive Democrat leaders have enacted criminal “reform” policies and “cashless” bail that has emboldened criminals and tied the hands of local law enforcement agencies. Facing little to no consequences for petty crimes, looting, robbery, and petty theft has increased in cities across the country.
In a hypocritical fashion and an appalling misuse of the judicial system, protestors present at the January 6th (2021) capital demonstrations have faced serious legal charges levied by federal prosecutors. One individual, the former leader of the proud boys Enrique Tarrio received 22 years in prison in association with the demonstrations, a record high sentence for anyone involved. Tarrio was not present in Washington on the day of unrest, as he spent the day at a Baltimore hotel after being arrested for publicly defacing a “black lives matter” banner two days prior. Prosecutors claim that Tarrio “orchestrated” the unrest in D.C. and promoted political violence. They claim that Tarrio was a leader in an “act of revolution”. Tarrio was one of four members of the Proud Boys group convicted of seditious conspiracy.
While far left progressive democrats and their allies in the courts continue to weaponize and partialize the U.S. justice system against political enemies, party prosecutors in cities across the nation take lenient positions on serious criminal offenses. In New York City, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg downgraded 52% of felonies to misdemeanors in 2021.