(RepublicanNews.org) – It’s been more than five months since rioters breached the US Capitol Building on January 6. The Department of Justice confirmed last week that about 465 individuals had been arrested for their role in the incident.
Fox News host Mark Levin delivered a statement about the government response to the Capitol Hill disturbance during his opening monologue on Sunday, June 13.
Levin called out the unequal application of justice he saw between suspects involved in the Capitol Hill riot and those involved in the nationwide protests and riots that erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
As Levin explained, DOJ officials have listed hundreds of defendants charged in the capital breach in an online database. However, he said Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists and Antifa members who led riots weren’t given similar attention.
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Comparing the government response to the riots is difficult due to their differing scope and nature. The January 6 incident involved tens of thousands of protesters in one city. By comparison, the George Floyd protests involved several cities and millions of people.
Polls taken during the early summer of 2020 revealed that somewhere between about 15 and 26 million people attended George Floyd protests nationwide. However, only about 10,000 individuals had been arrested by June 3, a mere drop in the bucket percentage-wise at about 0.4% to 0.6% of the protestors.
Setting numbers aside, Levin concluded his remarks stating prosecutors are accountable to the American people and should not conduct their affairs in the dark.
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