xandorxerxes wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:48 pm
No, I'm saying everyone who committed a crime should be prosecuted. What I'm trying to say is that the reason you're seeing all of this news and not the other news is because the other news isn't as important. Everyone they can find for the summer protests/vandals is still getting charged, they're still getting prosecuted. The charges are completely different. The investigative authorities are completely different. The scale is completely different. That's why the response is completely different. Obviously more serious crimes result in more serious charges. Also note that of the almost 100 arrests in the capitol break-in, only the most high-profile ones are being reported.
Yes, I agree that justice should be blind. But justice is carried out by people who are very much not blind and when better attorneys yield better results for more affluent people you're going to get that classist-skew that the privileged can be above the law.
tl;dr - everyone is getting (rightfully) prosecuted, it's just your perception they aren't based on what news you're seeing.
we get that the coverage is different from media outlets...but the response from the "authorities" is not the same
that's why you had CHAZ/CHOP zones
that's why rioters tried to burn down a police HQ with police inside
that's why you had police told to stand down in Baltimore
that's why a mob can break into a community...and then the homeowners are charged for showing they were armed
that's why you have these Defund the Police initiatives all across the country
that's why you had police being called and ambushed across the country
that's why you have media montage after montage of commnentators [and politicians - until they were called out and had to walk it back or clarify their stance] saying that the riots this summer don't "need" to be peaceful or non-violent
...but the second people step foot on those hallowed grounds [and let's be honest -- because the ruling class was pressured vs the serfs]....no expense should be spared to track them down...EVEN PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT VIOLENT OR INVOLVED
we must be talking past each other...but at least we agree -- EVERYONE who commits a crime should be arrested and prosecuted. And leave it at that
...which reminds me of the poor little girl who tackled the 14 year old for "her" cellphone. More info is coming out about her...and it just makes her [and her parents] look worse