Punishing Rioters Is Wise. Bogus “Seditious Conspiracy” Charges Are Not.

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“The problem with convicting members of the ‘western chauvinist’ Proud Boys on seditious conspiracy charges is that it wrongly elevates a violent tantrum by a bunch of thugs to the level of an insurrection, and it lets officials who prosecute them puff themselves up as saviors of the republic. Worse, the case took liberties with a statute that is probably best forgotten to arrive at its conclusion when normal criminal law could have punished rioters without putting the criminal justice system through contortions.” (05/08/23)