Extreme Gaslighting: D.C. to pay $1.6 Million to Left-wing protesters from 2017 Trump inauguration
Updated: May 12
Many Trump supporters are currently being illegally rounded up and detained as a result of the events that transpired at the Capitol building on Jan 6th, 2021. Some are being held with no bail and prosecutors cite the only reason they are being held is because the 'exestential threat' they pose to society is: potentially talking about election fraud. That is not a jailable offense and certainly not an offense that justifies them being held without bail.
But the #BLAMTIFA (BLM/ANTIFA) crowd continues to profit from their mayhem and destruction.
From the WAPO:
'The D.C. government will pay $1.6 million to settle two lawsuits alleging police unlawfully detained more than 200 protesters in mass arrests the day of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in January 2017, the parties told a federal judge Monday. Demonstrators represented by the ACLU of the District of Columbia and Jeffrey L. Light alleged D.C. police violated the constitutional rights of journalists, legal observers and protesters by indiscriminately rounding them up in downtown Washington after rampaging vandals damaged property over several blocks on Jan. 20, 2017.
The city agreed to pay $605,000 to six defendants represented by the ACLU and nearly $1 million to about 200 others falsely arrested and held up to 16 hours without food, water or restrooms in a class-action case brought by Light, according to court filings.'
'The ACLU said in a statement about the settlement Monday that the lawsuit alleged that then-Police Chief Peter Newsham and more than 20 officers “engaged in or supervised constitutional violations including mass arrests of demonstrators without probable cause, unlawful conditions of confinement for detainees, and/or use of excessive force.”
The ACLU said that even though just a few protesters caused damage and engaged in violence, police rounded up more than 200 protestors and “detained them without access to food, water, or restrooms for up to 16 hours.”