defendants political prisoners continue to routinely have their rights violated as they are denied medical treatment, beaten by prison guards and kept from their attorneys and other visitors in solitary confinement. Meanwhile, most BLM rioters have had their charges quietly dropped and those who were prosecuted have faced light sentences. One judge called out the disproportionate treatment of J6 protesters to BLM rioters in a case in October and was attacked for it from the mainstream media and left wing activists. FBI Director Christopher Wray attempted to defend the treatment of J6 prisoners earlier this week. The Epoch Times Reported–
The FBI’s top official has defended the bureau against critics who say its more aggressively pursuing people who committed crimes on Jan. 6, 2021, compared with people who torched buildings and carried out other illegal acts during the riots in 2020.
The FBI has opened hundreds of investigations and made hundreds of arrests involving each matter, Director Christopher Wray said during a Jan. 31 talk. The bureau has also utilized nearly all of its 56 field offices and its Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate both the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol and the 2020 riots.
“We have one standard, which is, I don’t care whether you’re upset about an election, upset at our criminal justice system, whatever it is you’re upset about, there’s a right way and a wrong way to express your being upset in this country. And violence against law enforcement destruction of property is not it. That’s what the rule of law is about,” Wray said, speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California after delivering a speech warning against China’s communist government.
Moderator John Heubusch, the library’s executive director and a former top official for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, referred to the breach as a tragedy and called it a “very good thing” to go after the “bad actors” responsible, but also voiced a concern that people who committed crimes in 2020 did similar things and that the FBI may not be giving “equal justice to law.”
After Wray, a Trump nominee, defended the bureau, the director said there were key differences between the breach and the riots.
On Jan. 6, people stormed the Capitol in broad daylight, and the events were “photographed extensively,” Wray said. In contrast, the riots often took place “under the cover of darkness, with people’s faces concealed,” and some of the buildings rioters attacked weren’t federal property.