The federal Department of Justice is looking into ways to either civilly or criminally charging liberal Democrat city officials for refusing to enforce the laws and provide order to their citizens. On Monday, they took things a step further, labeling three cities as “anarchy” jurisdictions as the first step to stopping their federal aid.
Officials are criminals themselves
By ignoring their oaths of office, failing to provide even basic safety to their citizens and refusing federal help to restore order, liberal Democrat city officials are breaking the law. They have switched sides and joined forces with the evil anarchists funded by George Soros. Just because they chant Black Lives Matter they have been allowed to loot “reparations” from local businesses then burn them to the ground. A liberal agenda does not qualify as “protected free speech.” Neither do arson or robbery.
Attorney General William Barr is reportedly exploring the “possibility of bringing criminal or civil charges against local officials in Portland, Oregon.” For weeks, rioters have “laid siege to a federal courthouse and other buildings.” Barr tried to send in federal troops and the locals were infuriated. They immediately tossed them out, refusing help they insisted that they didn’t need.
Barr is already so fed up with local prosecutors who won’t press any charges that he ordered federal attorneys to do it for them, even in “relatively minor cases usually left up to local district attorneys to enforce.” If the officials did their job there wouldn’t be a problem. Since June they have prosecuted 250 criminals who would have walked free in libland.
Arson and looting a nightly occurrence
With arson and looting a nightly occurrence, the progressive city officials in Portland declared the Trump administration as the culprits for daring to enforce the law around the federal courthouse. “Protesters clashed with those forces, resulting in injuries on both sides.” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and his equally radical Governor Kate Brown have switched sides to march with the rioters. They even instructed their Attorney General to file a “lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security,” for trying to prevent the riots.
While the liberal officials blame President Trump for creating the “hate and division,” Attorney General Barr suggests charging the violent rioters with “sedition.” That means the crime of trying to “overthrow the U.S. government.” On Monday, he escalated the controversy.
On direct orders from President Donald Trump, Attorney General Barr designated New York, Seattle, and Portland as “anarchy” jurisdictions. That’s the first step in chopping off their federal aid. “When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest.” It isn’t fair for elected city officials to endorse violence and property damage. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”