Saturday, July 25, 2020

I Am Looking Forward to the Day That Pro-Gun States Threaten BATF Agents

7/23/20 WBBF:

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is warning that if the Trump administration sends federal agents to Baltimore and Philadelphia to "engage in the same illegal vigilante activities" as in Portland, they "will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Mosby, along with the district attorney for Philadelphia, wrote a column in The Washington Post today calling out the federal agents who have been sent to Portland, Oregon.

"We strongly believe that the actions in Oregon are illegal. Should the president proceed with his plan in our cities, his agents will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Mosby and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner write in the column.

They call the federal agents an "Orwellian sight" and warn: "Should Trump send federal agents who engage in the same illegal vigilante activities, unlawfully assaulting and kidnapping people, they will face criminal charges from our offices. The authority of city officials to prosecute federal law enforcement officials is clear. While 28 U.S. Code 1442 provides that federal law enforcement officers may remove such charges to federal court in limited circumstances, it does not stop the local prosecution. We do not believe that the agents in Portland came close to meeting the standard required to prevent local prosecution, and officers exhibiting such behavior in our cities are similarly unlikely to meet this threshold."

Inching closer and closer to Fort Sumter. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm against the idea of sending federal agents into Baltimore. Baltimore was a train wreck before the latest rounds of riots got started. Federal agents won't solve the problems of democrats running the place for over a generation.

    Most of the solution has already happened. Baltimore has lost around 40% of its population.

    As an aside, I don't know if you're aware of what happened with the Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force. It was essentially what happened in the TV show 'The Shield'. The gun task force was shaking down drug dealers and taking their money and drugs; selling the latter to gangs they defended. In fairness, it was federal agents that put an end to this.

    The only thing that is going to fix Baltimore are the people left living there. They have to figure out a way to end the gangs and violence. Sending in federal agents will only make for street fights and the usual biased complaints from the media.