The Anti Riot Act. One more law unenforced by this administration.
Inciting a riot is against the law. Crossing state lines to incite riots exacerbates the violation of the law breaking. Yet the President and the Attorney General don’t mention this law-breaking. We begin to see where exactly the allegiances of Obama and Holder really reside.
To call for calm is not to say “We will arrest and prosecute if you break the law.” Instead we get the “let no crisis go to waste” lateral move that we must examine our criminal justice system.
From the Federal Judicial Center, 2101. Riots
(a) (1) Whoever travels in interstate or foreign commerce or uses any facility of interstate or foreign commerce or uses any facility of interstate or foreign commerce, including, but not limited to, the mail, telegraph, telephone, radio, or television, with intent –
(A) to incite a riot; or (B) to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot; or (C) to commit any act of violence in furtherance of a riot; or (D) to aid or abet any person in inciting or participating in or carrying on a riot or committing any act of violence in furtherance of a riot; and who either during the course of any such travel or use or thereafter performs or attempts to perform any other overt act for any purpose specified in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of this paragraph shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (b) In any prosecution under this section, proof that a defendant engaged or attempted to engage in one or more of the overt acts described in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) and (1) has traveled in interstate or foreign commerce, or (2) has use of or used any facility of interstate or foreign commerce, including but not limited to, mail, telegraph, telephone, radio, or television, to communicate with or broadcast to any person or group of persons prior to such overt acts, such travel or use shall be admissible proof to establish that such defendant traveled in or used such facility of interstate or foreign commerce.
The proof is for all to see. The New Black Panthers once again are not prosecuted at the choice of federal authorities. (Recall Philadelphia polling incident.) Need we mention who those authorities are?
Add in the “Revolution Club” of Chicago…yes Chicago, that makes the trip down to Ferguson. In their full regalia these inciters ply their trade unafraid of legal consequences.
There are others as well.
We may not be a lawless nation, but we are certainly in an era of selective law enforcement. And, isn’t that the first step to lawlessness? Illegal immigration, inciting riots in racial matters, and drug use all seem to get a pass from those in the Obama administration. The sympathies and prejudices of those in power are clear and unquestionable.
Perhaps we should reexamine the oaths of office and the resolve of those who took those oaths to enforce the laws of the country.