USA. – A US judge rejected the First Amendment right of four Proud Boys leaders to avoid charges
Madrid, 28 (Europa Press)
A federal judge in the United States on Tuesday rejected a First Amendment right to freedom of expression claimed by the defense of four leaders of the extreme right militia Proud Boys to avoid charges that took part in the attack on the Capitol. Is. last 6 january
“Despite the defendant’s political motivations or expressing any political message, his conduct is not protected by the First Amendment,” District of Columbia Judge Timothy Kelly thus gave the green light to the allegations. Brought to you by the Department of Justice.
Ethan Nordian, Joseph Biggs, Charles Donohoe and Zachary Rehl – who have pleaded not guilty – have been charged with conspiring to circumvent a legal process to prevent the counting of electoral votes carried out that day. Regarding the efforts made by the crowd. in Congress and it confirmed the victory of Joe Biden over Donald Trump in the November 2020 elections.
“The defendants, as they argue, are not meant to burn flags, wear black bands, or merely participate in dharnas or protests. Furthermore, even if there was some aspect of expression in the conduct of the defendants, they did not had lost the protection that the law might offer them. The First Amendment”, the CNN account pointed out.
“There were multiple avenues for the defendants to express their views on the 2020 presidential election, or their views on how Congress should fulfill its constitutional duties on January 6, without recourse to the conduct charged against them.” This judge appointed by Trump has insisted.
The charge of obstructing legal proceedings, which can carry up to twenty years in prison, is the main charge on which the Justice Department bases its strategy to punish some of the most serious cases that occurred during the attack on the Capitol, in Washington.
The Justice Department has condemned more than 700 people for their participation in the riots, including dozens of members of these extreme right-wing militias, such as the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Three Percentors, all of whom are particularly active because Trump has Started launching baseless. Allegations of electoral fraud even before appointment with elections.
The charges against the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers for “conspiracy” and “domestic terrorism” are among the most prominent of all filed so far, with prosecutors seeking answers for “millions of dollars” allocated by the administration to dozens of its members. Is. To quell the rebellion, as well as for the medical treatment of more than 140 police officers who were injured.
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