PAGE CLARENCE: Did Black Lives Matter trigger the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill? It’s a stretch | Chroniclers
Of course, arson and looting broke out during or as a result of peaceful protests in Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Louisville, Kentucky, Detroit, Atlanta and Washington, DC.
It should be condemned, and many people have been arrested for being part of it.
And more than 600 suspected Capitol Hill rioters were also arrested, often because their actions were recorded by the many cameras present.
Yet the process of rewriting this story has begun.
Rally organizer Matt Braynard, a former Trump campaign strategist who has been promoting the event and others like it in other cities in the coming weeks, called attention to this which he calls “political prisoners” unjustly prosecuted.
“Today, I write in favor of basic human rights,” he said in an August press release, “for a specific group of Americans who have been treated disparately and inhumanly by their government – distinguished, imprisoned and even physically abused – because of their political beliefs.
Oh? Is he possibly referring to Jacob Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli or the “QAnon Shaman,” who was transferred to a prison in Alexandria, Va., After a judge accepted his request for organic food behind bars?
Does one have to wonder why BLM supporters and others, including me, wonder how a mob of black rioters would have been treated for similar offenses?