The rule of law is ending in one party states like California where there’s one law for lefties and another law for everyone else.
Thousands of protesters arrested in Los Angeles over alleged curfew and failure to disperse violations during protests over George Floyd’s death will not be charged, prosecutors announced Monday.
City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement that his office will take on a non-punitive approach to prosecuting violations outside of violence, looting or vandalism for those arrested during the Floyd protests.
“Peaceful protest is profoundly important, and these protests have rekindled a long-overdue effort to change hearts, minds and institutions. We can’t let this moment pass as we have too many times before,” Feuer said.
The big question is does this apply to everyone who broke curfew, or only those who broke curfew to support a political agenda that Feuer agrees with? In nearby Orange County, anti-lockdown protesters appear to have been charged and there were certainly arrests.
For that matter, if people aren’t going to be charged for participating in political activities, what’s the basis for charging anyone?
The First Amendment might have been a good argument if the local authorities hadn’t rejected that claiming that a health crisis supersedes the mere Constitution. They can’t pull a Whitmer and now claim that they’re abiding by the First Amendment. It’s too late for that.