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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday bizarrely suggested that former President Donald Trump could avoid prosecution in New York by attacking police officers and committing acts of vandalism.
Writing on Twitter, Graham asked rhetorically, "How can President Trump avoid prosecution in New York?"
He then answered his own question in a followup tweet: "On the way to the DA’s office on Tuesday, Trump should smash some windows, rob a few shops and punch a cop. He would be released IMMEDIATELY!"
Graham's tweet as an apparent dig at the wrongly held belief that Black Lives Matter protesters who rioted in the summer of 2020 were never prosecuted for committing crimes.
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As an Associated Press review found two years ago, "more than 120 defendants across the United States have pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial of federal crimes including rioting, arson and conspiracy" after committing crimes while taking part in anti-police demonstrations.
"More than 70 defendants who’ve been sentenced so far have gotten an average of about 27 months behind bars," the AP added.
Additionally, many of Trump's own supporters were themselves arrested and jailed in Washington D.C. for breaking windows and punching police officers when they violently stormed the United States Capitol building on January 6th, 2021.
Romanian police have arrested the leader of an American white supremacist group wanted in the United States in connection with rioting, they said Friday.
The 33-year-old was arrested on Wednesday in Bucharest, police said without identifying him.
Local media named him as Robert Rundo, who co-founded and led the Rise Above Movement.
Rundo, together with several others of the California-based group, has been accused of inciting riots at far-right political rallies, including the deadly march in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.
A Bucharest court on Thursday ordered the detention of the arrested man, who faces extradition, the police statement said.
The American is "wanted by the US justice for having committed crimes of conspiracy to riot and rioting activities," it added.
He "allegedly conspired with other people to go to rallies of a political nature and use combative tactics and commit physical violence against individuals and groups who did not support their ideology", it said.
Romania and the United States have a reciprocal extradition treaty since 2008.
The "Unite the Right" march in mid-August 2017 in Charlottesville culminated in a man driving a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.
Then president Donald Trump infamously took 48 hours to respond only to blame "both sides" despite overwhelming evidence that neo-Nazis were the principal source of violence.
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In the wake of Donald Trump's indictment, some of his supporters took to extremist message boards to threaten the former president's opponents and warn of a coming civil war, Vice News reported.
In a post on The Donald, one member wrote, “This cannot go unpunished,” adding that Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg "needs to pay dearly.”
As Vice News points out, Trump himself took part in fanning the flames, saying the indictment is a “political persecution” and describing Bragg as “hand-picked and funded by George Soros."
Another member, which Vice News describes as an "influential neo-Nazi account on Telegram," wrote, “The whole trans terrorist thing must have been polling badly so they decided to indict Trump based on the testimony of a lying jew and lying whore."
“Can’t we put a bounty on Bragg’s head? Time to fight lawlessness with lawlessness,” one user wrote. In response, someone said: “Hey man a lot of us are thinking the same thing, but if I said what should really happen I'd be charged with ‘terroristic threats.’” Another added: “The unjustified prosecution of President Trump is state terrorism. Respond to terrorism with terrorism.”
Another user referring to the heightened security the day after the indictment, wrote: “Hopefully, it will be remembered as a day of slaughter.”
“They want you p---ed. Looks like WW3 could be off the table for now, so onto plan B: civil war," another user wrote.
Researchers from Advance Democracy, a nonpartisan group that tracks extremists online, helped Vice News uncover the posts. Vice News adds that users on The Donald "played a significant role in the planning, incitement, and coordination of violent events on January 6, 2021."
Read the full report over at Vice News.