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Bill Barr reportedly suggested bringing sedition charges against protesters

10 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Rarely used charge means a person plotted a threat that posed imminent danger to government authority William Barr told prosecutors to explore aggressive charges against people arrested at recent demonstrations across the US, even suggesting bringing a rarely used sedition charge , reserved for those who have plotted a threat that posed imminent danger to government authority, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.
The move signals a doubling down on Barr's aggressive approach to the protests. Barr told US attorneys from across the country during a conference call last week that they...
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Attorney General Barr told federal prosecutors to be aggressive with charges against violent protesters, and even called for potentially charging them with sedition

Attorney General Barr told federal prosecutors to be aggressive with charges against violent protesters, and even called for potentially charging them with sedition

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Attorney General William Barr told prosecutors to bring aggressive charges against those involved in protests including bringing charges of plotting to overthrow the government, several outlets reported.
Barr reportedly made the assertion in call with federal prosecutors last week where he also said that demonstrations that could turn violent are likely to increase ahead of the November presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Some on the call including US attorneys from across the country were alarmed by the suggestion to charge protesters with...
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