Baton Rouge DA Refuses to Prosecute Protesters

Baton Rouge DA refuses to prosecute protesters

Baton Rouge DA refuses to prosecute protesters.

Baton Rouge DA Refuses to Prosecute Protesters

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards promised consequences for protesters who were blocking roadways. After all, blocking a roadway results in huge financial losses, inconvenience, and is life-threatening when even ambulances can’t get through. East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, however, decided that he thought that this whole blocking roads business was quite OK, and he wasn’t going to prosecute anybody for blocking roads. reports that the DA refuses to prosecute:

In the days following the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge police arrested nearly 200 people who had taken to the streets to protest what many saw as the department’s racially based abuse of power. The arrests came after Gov. John Bel Edwards warned the protesters that if they blocked public roadways, they would face consequences.

East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore, however, announced Friday (July 15) that after reviewing 185 incidents from July 8-11, he would not prosecute anyone charged with only the misdemeanor crime of obstruction of a roadway or public passage. This lets approximately 100 protesters off the hook.

“These particular cases only involve facts where the person arrested failed to comply with an officer’s direction to leave the roadway or public passage,” Moore said in a statement.

Only four protesters remain in jail for “other matters,” Moore said.

“The District Attorney’s staff continues to perform reviews of each individual arrest arising from any protest and advises that persons who have engaged in repeated offenses, assaults, resisting arrest, or other violent acts will continue to face prosecution,” he said.

Refusing to hold these people accountable for their crimes is effectively granting them permission to continue to commit crime; not just the crime of blocking roadways, but other crimes as well. They will continue to push limits, and if you retreat when then push, then they will just keep pushing harder.

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  • Wendy

    So I guess when they get run over you will overlook the driver who took action because you failed to follow the laws of our governent.

  • nigel gates

    In Britain it’s to the point where if the police arrest Muslims they are accused of being racists, as a result they are getting away with all kinds of crime because the PC losers support the criminals. I hope things aren’t going to get that bad in the US.

  • Bryant C. Bearfield Jr.

    They already have. Obame and Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General, are using the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to implement PC as a police policy.. Obama has spoken out on TV in a manner to cause the young black people, and even some younger whites, to believe the police go around murdering blacks. Then, you got the Black Lives Matter bunch who are a black version of the KuKluxKlan. Obama, or as I refer to him, the worthless race baiting commie puke, is destroying our laws every day. 🙂

  • Clark

    When people are not held accountable for their criminal behavior this sends their small minds a message that it’s ok and they will continue to break the law and push harder and continue to escalate there actions, why not. There is no penalty. So the prosecutor is endorsing and enabling the criminal behavior of the protesters. Just as our police hater -in-chief has. the cops should stay home and see what happens. but they won’t, they are men and women of honor . But how much can they take. The politicians pander to the minority voters, the media is totally bias against them, and now the courts don’t support them. This is not the America I love.

  • Nick

    If that’s the case, why bother to even arrest them? Just more paperwork for the police and their staff to do. I saw a video on FB where protesters blocked the roads in three different cities, and several cars simply hit the gas pedal and went through, injuring several of those blocking the roads. Unfortunately, if this keeps up, this is what it will come to. Without fear of retaliation, what is to stop anyone from breaking the laws.

  • Bob Pointer

    It is not the severity of punishment that acts as a deterrent, but rather the certainty of it” Emile Durkheim (1857-1917).
    If they have nothing to fear, the fear continues. Another prosecutor in bed with democrats.