Will These Palestinian Demonstrators Inside Capitol Hill Face Similar Punishment To the January 6th Protestors? BY Michael Letts

Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts believes the balance of the law should be used, no matter what the message might be.

As the war rages on between Hamas and Israel, many have taken their message to the street in the hopes of finding peace. But a certain few have gone a bit too far with their recent protest.

Yesterday, a number of around 350 pro-Palestinian protestors swarmed the Cannon Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., with their protest of “Jews Say Ceasefire Now!” The U.S. Capitol Police attempted to clear the crowd, but when they refused to budge, they began making arrests. At least three ended up being charged with assault on a police officer.

But the real question now is what kind of punishment they will face. Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts couldn’t help but recall that several protestors that swarmed the Capitol back on January 6th ended up being arrested and charged with multi-year sentences, despite speaking on a similar message. Should the same happen here?

Several questions need to be asked:

  1. Should these pro-Palestinian protestors should face similar sentences as the January 6th protestors, despite the different message? Is this merely because the letter of the law must be followed?
  2. Was this the right way for protestors to spread their message of peace? Especially after a police officer ended up getting assaulted by three of them (probably due to resisting arrest)?
  3. Will the Biden administration will go easy on these protestors with their current support of Israel? Could he possibly be called out by his peers as a result of this?
  4. What will happen in the war between Israel and Hamas? Will the situation get worse before it gets better?

About The Author:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.

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