Just because those on the far-left like to hide under the perception that they’re just protesting, it doesn’t and shouldn’t exempt them from having to obey the law. Two Boston judges seem like they agree, because they refused to take it easy on Antifa protesters that violated the law while “counter-protesting” last weekend’s Straight Pride Parade.
Judge Richard Sinnott denied requests from reportedly “progressive” District Attorney Rachel Rollins to “dismiss the cases” against the Antifa protesters “on the condition they complete community service.”
Sinnott wasn’t having any of it and only dismissed two of the nine cases brought before him. According to the Boston Herald, the judge didn’t give reasons for his decisions.
Rollins makes it a point not to prosecute people for violating any of 15 separate crimes including disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, which is what the majority of the Antifa protesters had been charged with.
Also earlier in the week, Judge Thomas Horgan ordered three Antifa protesters to “stay out of Boston.”
According to the Boston Herald:
Judge Thomas Horgan said the three risked being put in jail for 90 days if they didn’t follow his instructions. “Stay out of Boston,” Horgan repeated when the attorney for one of the men asked that his client only be forbidden from downtown Boston so he could visit relatives in Jamaica Plain[…]
The three are only allowed to return to the city for court dates and lawyers’ appointments, the judge added.
Unlike the mayor of Portland, who routinely downplays the violence and authoritarian nature of Antifa, cities cannot be afraid to hold people responsible for their actions. I’m not saying that all of these Antifa protesters need to have the book thrown at them, but they need to be made to understand that they can’t just do anything their entitled hearts desire because they think it’s just in their warped minds.
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H/T: Hot Air