The Department of Justice is giving preferential treatment to criminal offenders based on identity politics.
In the wake of the Covenant School massacre, which saw three young Christian children and three church staff members executed by a transgender gunperson, there is growing doubt over the Biden administration’s concern for giving Americans equal treatment regardless of identity.
The American people have been shielded from reading the transgender shooter’s manifesto, even as the biological female, who used male pronouns, was shot dead at the crime scene. This varies from mass shooters the major corporate media have been eager to label as “right-wing,” such as in the cases of Dylan Roof’s racist massacre at a church in South Carolina, the killing spree of misogynistic murderer Elliot Rodger in Santa Barbara, and the Tennessee church shooting carried out by Jim David Adkisson against members of a “liberal, gay-affirming Unitarian church.”
There is evidence that suggests that Audrey Hale, the suspect in the Nashville shooting, was animated by anti-Christian sentiment; but the Biden administration has not even hinted at labeling the massacre a “hate crime.” Sen. Josh Hawley has drawn attention to this silent bigotry against Christians by demanding in a Senate resolution that the shooting rampage be investigated as a “hate crime.”
The news media for its part has stretched editorially to soften public perception of the suspect with humanizing editorials. “Friends of Audrey Hale, 28, still can’t grasp how the ‘loving’ teenager they knew could go launch a deadly attack that killed six people,” NBC News led. “Nashville shooter Audrey Hale had a ‘child-like obsession with staying a child,’ college classmate says,” CNN headlined. ABC News avoided use of the term “transgender” in reference to the shooter’s identity, even in a story that claimed to tell Americans who she was.
The media’s disparate treatment of Audrey Hale extends into the political realm. President Joe Biden made no effort to visit the grieving family members of the Christians killed in the shooting rampage. Yet in May 2022, Biden rushed off to Buffalo, NY to give a highly political speech in the aftermath of a mass shooting carried out by a racist gunman.
The president claimed that at the root of the mass shooting was hate fomented by “the media and politics, the internet, has radicalized angry, alienated, lost and isolated individuals into falsely believing that they will be replaced … by The Other, by people who don’t look like them and who are, therefore, in the perverse ideology that they possess and (are) being fed, lesser beings.”
The Buffalo mass shooting was labeled a “hate crime,” due in part to the racial motivation of 18-year-old Payton Gendron. The killer self-described his worldview as “mild-moderate authoritarian left” and white nationalist.
Vice President Kamala Harris seized upon the Covenant School massacre, but not to console the victims of the anti-Christian massacre, but to meet with the “Tennessee Three” lawmakers who took to the state House floor with bullhorns to demand infringing on Americans’ Second Amendment right to own guns for self-defense.
Even as the Tennessee House floor brewed over with borderline violence driven by raucous Democratic lawmakers, only the conservative media would dare call the mayhem an “insurrection.” The sarcastic gibe is meant to elucidate that the Department of Justice has treated the January 6 defendants like political prisoners for a riot that disrupted Congressional proceedings, but was carried out by unarmed rioters who did not kill anyone.
Nonetheless, the Justice department has spared no expense to hunt down even MAGA tourists like grandmother Anna Morgan-Lloyd, whose ten minutes in the Capitol building on that day earned her three years of probation, $500 in restitution, and 40 hours of community service. She was also given “anti-racist” literature to read as part of her plea deal.
There are dozens of similar cases where J6 defendants are being held for such heinous crimes as “parading without a permit” and “trespassing” onto federal grounds. The Justice department has overcharged many cases, even as it has arguably been lax in pursuing violent and destructive BLM/Antifa rioters. While the major corporate media claim that the Justice department has aggressively charged BLM rioters, the truth is that the DOJ has charged “dozens” of the perpetrators out of the tens of thousands who participated.
In this synchronized media and politics environment that treats crimes differently according to the perpetrators’ identity, the Department of Justice is undoubtedly charging and prosecuting offenders differently according to identity.
A recent case is that of a transgender activist who vandalized and defaced a Catholic Church in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.
“President Biden’s Justice Department offered what critics are calling a sweetheart plea deal to a vandal who admitted to defacing a Catholic church with profane graffiti, destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary, assaulting a church worker, and resisting arrest,” Fox News reported.
“A plea agreement reviewed by Fox News Digital shows that the DOJ recommends zero jail time for the perp, Maeve Nota, a 31-year-old transgender individual who vandalized the St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington, following Roe v. Wade’s overturning last June,” the report continued. “Nota sharply contrasts with the Biden administration’s earlier approach of throwing the book at pro-life protesters outside abortion clinics.”
“It is very clear that the Biden Justice Department has politicized and weaponized the FACE Act to go after pro-life Christians praying outside of abortion clinics like Mark Houck while turning a blind eye to violent felons terrorizing and badly damaging Catholic churches like Maeve Nota,” Mike Davis, founder of the Article III Project, told Fox News Digital.
As the report alluded to, a fully armed FBI SWAT team was dispatched to raid a Pennsylvania evangelist’s home in September over an incident near an abortion clinic. The FBI terrorized the family for sermonizing pro-life messages and spreading the Christian gospel on public property near the abortion facility.
The FBI raid targeted Mark Houck, who is the founder and president of The King’s Men. The Christian group promotes “healing for victims of pornography addiction” and “promotes Christian virtues among men in the United States and Europe.”
According to his wife Ryan-Marie, who spoke with LifeSiteNews, every Wednesday Houck drove two hours south to Philadelphia and councils on the sidewalk for six to eight hours at two different abortion centers.
Ryan-Marie, a homeschool mother, explained that “the SWAT team of 25 to 30 FBI agents” swarmed their property with “around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m.” on Fridau morning. After surrounding the house with rifles in firing position, “they started pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it.”
The FBI agents told the Houcks they were there to arrest Mark. When Ryan-Marie asked to see the warrant, “they said that they were going to take him whether they had a warrant or not.”
The warrant charged Mark with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, due to a claimed “ATTACK OF A PATIENT ESCORT.”
Critically, Ryan-Marie stated this charge comes from an incident that had already been thrown out of the District Court in Philadelphia, but was somehow picked up by Merrick Garland’s politicized Department of Justice.
A jury ultimately acquitted Houck for allegedly pushing a Planned Parenthood activist outside the abortion clinic. But that was after the FBI SWAT team had terrorized his family for exercising his freedom of religion and free speech rights.
In addition to terrorizing average American citizens and investigating them as if they were “domestic terrorists” for showing up and expressing their personal views at school board meetings, the most egregious case of a weaponized Department of Justice is its blatant political targeting of former President Donald Trump for persecution.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, an activist prosecutor that was backed by leftwing philanthropist George Soros, has a track record of downgrading felonies to misdemeanor charges. Nonetheless, Bragg engaged in legal contortions to indict the former president on felony charges to avoid the statute of limitations on ostensibly misdemeanor cases of the Trump campaign misfiling expenses in a “hush money” arrangement.
The blatant case of “election interference” in the political prosecution of the former president has garnered the attention of Congress. D.A. Bragg, who admitted that federal funds have been used for the Trump investigation and indictment, has nonetheless filed a lawsuit against House investigators alleging “interference” in his criminal case. The SDNY court has refused to give D.A. Bragg his desired “temporary restraining order” against House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan.
The criminal case against Donald Trump comes amid Special Counsel investigations that are a tale of two classified document cases: Former President Donald Trump, who was raided for possessing alleged “classified” documents from his time as president despite them being in a secure location under Secret Service protection, and current President Joe Biden, who possessed classified documents taken as vice president that were transported in personal vehicles to multiple unsecure locations where they allegedly could be accessed by unauthorized personnel according to the recent testimony of former vice presidential aide Kathy Chung.
There is also the Justice Department’s stark preferential treatment of the president’s son Hunter Biden, despite evidence of numerous blatant criminal offenses that compromise national security.
The Special Counsel investigations into the former president and the current president will perhaps be the best litmus test to determine just how far the Department of Justice has strayed from its role as a law enforcement agency and is becoming nothing more than a radicalized, weaponized vehicle for the political prosecution of the Democratic Party’s enemies.
Federal prosecutors in the DOJ are deviating from their mission of impartially enforcing the law and are establishing a track record of charging suspects in accordance with a radical agenda. The Biden administration might as well be forthright with the American people and just rename it the Department of Social Justice.
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