As best we know, some 310 persons have been charged with various crimes in conjunction with the riot in the US Capitol on January 6 (read Stop Calling It an ‘Insurrection’). Compared to BLM and Antifa (yes, I know, Antifa is just an idea, not an organization) protesters who caused billions of dollars of damage and economic loss over a period of months last summer, the disparate treatment is palpable. With the Democrat-supported rioters, charges are being dismissed in droves (see What’s Happened to Many of the Federal Cases Against Portland Rioters Should Infuriate You). In the Capitol rioters’ case, the full weight of the federal government is being used to prosecute people for types of crimes that did not rate notice by federal law enforcement when committed by politically favored rioters.
Now some of these cases are getting visibility. Jacob Chansley, the so-called QAnon shaman, is going through what can only be described as a Maoist struggle session in the hope that he will be spared (for the record, I don’t care what happens to this clown, but the process here is obscene):