Message to BLM rioters, Salt Lake City will no longer tolerate your vandalism and destruction of property!
Democrats may be fine with the complete lawlessness taking place, but the police are working hard to combat the violence.
Prosecutors in Salt Lake City are laying down the hammer against protesters that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
Here’s full details on the story from the Associated Press:
Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics say doesn’t fit the alleged crime.
The felony criminal mischief charges are more serious because they carry a gang enhancement. Prosecutors said Wednesday that’s justified because the protesters worked together to cause thousands of dollars in damage, but watchdogs called the use of the 1990s-era law troubling, especially in the context of criminal justice reform and minority communities.
“This is so far beyond just the enforcement of the law, it feels retaliatory,” said Madalena McNeil, who is facing a potential life sentence over felony criminal mischief and riot charges. Charging documents say she bought red paint at a Home Depot before the July 9 demonstration sparked by a fatal police shooting ruling. She later yelled at and shifted her weight as if to slam into police during the demonstration, charges state. “It’s really frustrating and scary … I just feel so much concern for what this means for the right to protest in general.”
The charges have Democratic leaders at odds in Salt Lake City, the liberal-leaning capital of conservative Utah, with the top county prosecutor arguing vandalism crossed a line and the mayor calling the charges too extreme.
Of course these violent individuals will likely not serve life in prison.
But it sends a message to those that would create chaos to think twice before taking action!
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To be frank, our country needs to be especially tough on crime right now.
How can we maintain a functioning society if vandalists run rampant throughout the streets with no consequenses?
Just watch this video from back in May where protesters in Salt Lake City completely destroyed a police car:
That's the kind of world Democrats would have us living in!