It’s been more that 2 weeks ago that the protestor crowds showed up at the nation ‘s Capitol and bum rushed the place…
The protest we find out included some people who had more serious plans….
The actions included vandalism , theft , assaults and reports of some wanting ‘capture’ lawmakers and a noose for Vice President Pence….
The FBI HAS been vacuuming up those involved with the number arrested at 100+ and climbing….
But as in all things?
The FBI thinks the final number for those they expect to arrest could be over 800….
THAT IS creating a problem….
The Federal penal system cannot ingest an additional 800 people in a short time, even for a serious situation as the Jan. 6 crimes….The Justice Dept. pursues the court cases NOT the FBI….And the DOJ is looking for less , not the more in FBI arrests….
Some of those 800+ will be able to use the defence that they just came to protest…No commit violence….
Already some the media pointed people have been charged and released already….
We’ll see how this goes….
But in the end?
Fewer than. 100 will probably do more jail time than a month or time served with their holding to be processed……..
Justice Department officials have promised a relentless effort to identify and arrest those who stormed the Capitol that day, but internally there is robust back-and-forth about whether charging them all is the best course of action. That debate comes at a time when officials are keenly sensitive that the credibility of the Justice Department and the FBI are at stake in such decisions, given the apparent security and intelligence failures that preceded the riot, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss legal deliberations….
The primary objective for authorities is to determine which individuals, if any, planned, orchestrated or directed the violence. To that end, the FBI has already found worrying linkages within such extremist groups as the Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and Three Percenters, and is looking to see if those groups coordinated with each other to storm the building, according to people familiar with the investigation.
Prosecutors have signaled they are looking to bring charges of seditious conspiracy against anyone who planned and carried out violence aimed at the government — a charge that carries a maximum possible prison sentence of 20 years.
But even as Justice Department officials look to bring those types of cases, they privately acknowledge those more determined and dangerous individuals may have operated within a broader sea of people who rushed through the doors but didn’t do much else, and prosecutors will ultimately have to decide if all of those lesser offenders should be charged….