Attorney General And Top Officials Pleadings!
Attorney General William Barr and top officials within the Justice Department have urged the federal prosecutors. They have requested to charge violent protesters who have burned buildings with sedition.
Furthermore, In a memo to US attorneys, Jeffrey Rosen, the department’s No. 2 official, wrote that he and Barr have told federal prosecutors should aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.
The memo said prosecutors do not need to prove that protesters were plotting to overthrow the US government. This was done with a motive to bring rarely used sedition charges against them.
The memo also reads that rarely used law can be used when a defendant tries to oppose the government. Also, when the opposition takes place with force, this law could help.
The Seditious Conspiracy!
Well, the ‘seditious conspiracy’ statute makes it a crime to plot to overthrow the US government. Additionally, to wage war against it and outlaw attempts to stop authorities. Moreover, those found guilty could face up to 20 years of imprisonment.
Moreover, the US authorities used the law to successfully prosecute people who travelled overseas to fight American forces after the September 11 attacks in 2001. Also, Prosecutors brought sedition charges against nine members of an anti-government militia in 2010. They were charged with plotting a violent uprising, but the case was dismissed.
Barr has deployed federal agents to diverge protests in Washington DC and Portland, Oregon. Also, he urged federal prosecutors to bring criminal charges whenever possible.
Also, Barr has asked whether Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan could also be charged with sedition for allowing people to create a police-free zone.
Thus, you have easily got the idea of the conspiracies going on, and the plots plotted against the government.