“Seditious Conspiracy” Charges for Proud Boys Taint January 6 Prosecutions

Source: Reason
by JD Tuccille

“You don’t have to be sympathetic to the January 6 rioters and their tantrum over the outcome of the 2020 presidential election to have serious doubts about the U.S, government filing seditious conspiracy charges against the former leader of the Proud Boys and other members of the organization. While the law isn’t the straight-up attack on free speech represented by past laws against sedition, it is an inherently political charge most often wielded by insecure officials against political adversaries. To the extent that the defendants did what prosecutors claim, the acts are already covered by laws that don’t evoke the stink of show trials.” (06/08/22)