Do you think that the pro-abortion protesters will be treated the same way that the January 6 rioters were treated?
The chance of that is approximately zero.
Last week, the draft decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was leaked to Politico. The draft written in February by Justice Samuel Alito reveals that the majority of the Court has decided to overturn Roe v. Wade. This would initiate “trigger laws” that would ban abortion in several states, but basically, it would bring the issue back to state legislatures and to the people where it belongs according to the Constitution.
The pro-abortion ghouls went insane.
Over the weekend, hysterical pro-abortion protesters gathered in front of the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices in an attempt to show their displeasure at the decision that has not yet been finalized.
On Monday, the outraged mob went to the home of Justice Samuel Alito. He and his family had been removed to a secure location.
You can see the few police officers milling around in the back allowing the illegal intimidation of Justice Alito to take place
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) May 10, 2022
The problem is that what they’re doing is illegal. The law is crystal clear on this.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 1507, “pickets or parades in or near a building housing a court of the United States, or in or near a building or residence occupied or used by such judge, juror, witness, or court officer” are prohibited when done with the intent “of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding the administration of justice.”
That’s precisely what these people are doing.
If “picketing and parades” sound strangely familiar, that’s because that is what many of the January 6 protesters and rioters were charged with. No one has been charged with fomenting an “insurrection” — most of the charges have to do with obstructing an official proceeding, demonstrations in Capitol Buildings, and trespassing on federal property.
Many of the defendants who were at the Capitol on January 6 are charged with violating 40 U.S. Code § 5104, which bans “parade, demonstrate, or picket in any of the Capitol Buildings.” Many faced additional charges under 18 U.S. Code § 1512, which prohibits protests that “otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so.”
The difference in penalties between the two statutes is significant — the maximum penalty for the protest at the homes of the justices appears to be one year in jail, a misdemeanor. For the Capitol protesters, the code section that the government is using for charges has a 20-year maximum prison sentence and is a felony.
YouTuber and political commentator Tim Pool said on Twitter that the protesters in front of Justice Alito’s home should be arrested and shared a screenshot of the law that they have quite clearly violated.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) May 10, 2022
On Pool’s website, Cassandra Fairbanks wrote an article and quoted a couple of attorneys asking about the difference between the aggressive pro-abortion protesters and the handling of the January 6 rioters.
“The main problem that law enforcement usually has is guessing the intent of the protester. The code section for picketing in front of the justices houses requires the intent to interfere, obstruct, or impede. How can we know? We look at their language, their writing. So you can find evidence of intent through looking at their social media, for example,” a lawyer involved with some of the January 6 cases pointed out, though they asked to be quoted anonymously due to regulations about comments to the media.
When asked if the protesters were in clear violation of the law, or if there was a loophole, First Amendment expert and attorney Ron Coleman told Timcast that the case seems clear.
“If there’s a loophole, it’s the big one – the First Amendment. But not likely. Time, place and manner restrictions on speech are constitutional when they’re reasonable. What’s unreasonable about these?” Coleman asked.
Despite the residential protests being a seemingly clear-cut violation of federal laws, the White House refused to condemn the activists or urge them to choose another location when pressed about it earlier this week.
Of course, we know that these two groups won’t be treated the same way.
When the left has done this before, there were no real consequences.
Pro-abortion activists went absolutely insane during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Protesters flooded D.C., were literally banging on the doors of the Supreme Court, harassing squish GOP Senators in elevators with CNN cameras conveniently rolling, and even interrupted the confirmation hearing. What was the result? A couple of celebrities were taken into police custody after they were asked if they wanted to be arrested and along with around 300 protesters who were detained for “occupying the atrium of the Senate office building.”
Did the anti-Kavanaugh and climate protesters spend a year in solitary confinement like the Jan. 6 people? Not a chance.
The White House refused to condemn the doxxing of the home address of Supreme Court Justices even though this sort of “protest” is illegal.
Jen Psaki says Biden has no position on pro-abortion activists posting a map of the HOME ADDRESSES of Supreme Court justices pic.twitter.com/MKoDJLr8CW
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 5, 2022
What is happening now is clear intimidation by activists to get at least one justice to change his or her mind. If reports are correct, this decision is hanging by a thread — it’s 5-4 to overturn Roe, and 6-3 to find in favor of the Mississippi law banning abortion at 15 weeks. It’s Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the Liberal Justices in order to try to have it both ways. But if some of those Justices perhaps with kids still living at home don’t want to deal with the rabid pro-abortion activists… well, that changes everything. The Left knows that.
After a weekend of protests at the homes of Supreme Court Justices, interruptions at churches on Mother’s Day, and a “fiery but mostly peaceful” attack on a pro-life organization’s office, the White House Press Secretary issued a limp condemnation of the vandalism and intimidation.
.@POTUS strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest. But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism. Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) May 9, 2022
The solution here is to enforce the law good and hard.
The activist organization that recently popped up, “Ruth Sent Us” is the one that is publishing the addresses of SCOTUS Justices and organizing the protests. Those organizers need to be arrested and an example should be made of them.
If trespassing on federal property and entering the Capitol building when the doors are opened for you can get you a year in solitary at a federal prison, maybe trying to intimidate a Supreme Court Justice could get you a week or two in solitary and tie you up with legal fees. The process is the punishment, after all.
It would be nice if Lady Justice finally had her blindfold put back on.
It’s absurd that there are two standards in the United States depending on party affiliation.
That needs to end.
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