Department of Justice Treats Jan. 6 Detainees With Double Standard: Conservative Legal Activists
From The Epoch Times:
Two high-profile conservative legal activists claim the Department of Justice (DOJ) is using a double standard in its treatment of those detained regarding the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol, compared to those who were arrested during the rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in 2020.
More than 500 individuals have been arrested by federal authorities and charged with multiple serious offenses in connection with the events of Jan. 6, 2021, dozens of whom remain in jail awaiting trial.
Nearly the same number of people were arrested during the June 2020 protests of the Floyd death around the White House and nearby areas of downtown Washington, D.C., according to the Associated Press.
Those disturbances were among the dozens that rocked major U.S. cities, but most of the arrests were for minor offenses such as curfew violations and failure to disperse, AP said. Few of them were jailed following their arrests.
But attorneys for a dozen of the Jan. 6 detainees claim their clients are being subjected to unconstitutional civil liberties violations, including unjustified solitary confinement, being deprived of private conversations with their attorneys, lack of needed medical care, and terrible sanitary conditions. The detainees are being held in facilities of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.
The DOJ has repeatedly declined The Epoch Times’ requests for comment on the conditions being experienced by the Jan. 6 detainees.
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