Arrested Black Lives Matter Protesters Given Easy Plea Deal, Screw It Up By Making More Demands

Just like the Vermont Black Lives Matter protest (picured) the Maine protest didn't have a lot of diversity.

Just like the Vermont Black Lives Matter protest (picured) the Maine protest didn’t have a lot of diversity.

Black Lives Matter Protesters Make Demands Instead Of taking Responsibility

Cumberland County, ME –  A plea deal between Black Lives Matters protesters and the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office fell apart on Wednesday, when they thought they could continue to make their own demands.

According to Maine Public, the agreement resulted from a July 17, 2016 incident in Portland, Maine.  Portland Police Officers arrested 17 Black Lives Matter protsters on the waterfront commercial district after they blocked off a busy street.  The Black Lives Matter protesters agreed to ‘restorative justice’, a meeting with Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck and other Officers, in exchange for having the sentence deferred.

The meeting was supposed to be held at a neutral location, the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church.  Prosecutors said that the meeting was supposed to be held in separate sessions over the course of the day.  If the meeting was successful, then the activists would pay a fine, and the charges could eventually be dropped.

Jennifer Ackerman, Deputy District Attorney, said that she and Police Chief Sauschuck arrived and  “…it became very clear that they were not coming to the table with the conditions that we had laid out ahead of time.”  Ackerman said that the 17 Black Lives Matter protesters demanded that they all stay together from the beginning.  That wasn’t an option, and it wasn’t what was agreed upon initially by both sides.

She said the concept of restorative justice is about “the bigger picture” and “having a meaningful discussion about how can we address your concerns and understand them and how can you address ours and where we are coming from. That was not their attitude when we walked in, unfortunately.”  Police Chief Sauschuck said that the group did not “arrive with good faith.”  He said that he “saw a group that came in with demands and changes to a written agreement with the district attorney’s office, and that just sends a poor message from the very beginning.”

Chief Sauschuck compared the Black Lives Matter protesters and their demands to a recent women’s march, that drew as many as 10,000 people, with no significant problems and no arrests.

The case is now expected to move toward trial.

It’s no surprise that the case could not be resolved in a way that is beneficial to both sides.  The Black Lives Matter group is not about what’s best in the long run, or the big picture, or walking with  law enforcement; it’s all about them, and their demands.

We appreciate the the DA decided to charge them, unlike the coward prosecutors in many other cities who have refused to charge Black Lives Matter with anything after they are arrested.

After they refused their second-chance, do you think that the protesters should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? We’d like to hear from you. Please let us know on our Facebook page or in the comments below.

  • Matt1972

    Of course they need to be charged. If any other organized group did what BLM has done, they’d be charged as well. So why the difference, is it because of skin color? I do not understand why one group could expect preferential treatment, and don’t understand why a prosecutor would allow it. Justice is supposed to be blind.

  • bitter honey

    throw a book at them

    • CraxyD

      Unabridged English dictionary maybe? Those are big and heavy.

  • Cathi Lee

    Yes. Prosecute them.

  • Hard Corps
  • Bob Taylor

    Yes all of them should be charged. They should all have to do community service on top of fines and jail time that they should get. I’m talking 200 hours of community service,maybe they will learn by helping in the community…….

  • tim

    How about NO plea deal. Prosecute. Prosecutors love to plea deal…saves time in court and its a win for them. How about just do your job with these people. Prosecute them.

  • alfa1020

    Charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent. If they cannot make and keep an honest deal let them soak in jail for as long as the law will allow.

  • Augie Janke

    Of course CHARGE them will all you can. Do not lessen anything! What will happen is when they realize they are going to lose they will approach you with the same offer as the first time. I truly hope you say NO, you had your chance now it’s THIS.

  • 12banjo

    Any civil lawsuits filed?

  • Martin Fee

    Damn right they need to be charged and if found guilty sentenced to the max allowed by law.
    The days of Obama are over. Its time for law and order

  • 12banjo

    The goal is chaos, misery and anarchy for all Americans –look up DeAndre Joshua of Furgeson.

  • janet schaak
  • Neal Green

    Put these “white” black lives matter protesters in jail with the black criminals, then we will see how fast they change their opinions about the black criminals they want to defend.

  • Greg Craft

    I don’t understand, “restorative justice” is just another term for “social justice”. Our personal civil liberties make such a notion morally and intellectually impossible. I’m sitting here speechless that an AG’s office would validate the merits of restorative justice made claim by the BLM. This meeting should have never have happened.

  • xdmocrt

    Charge them. Black Lives Matter = Black Lies Matter. The group has no significant meaning. They are all for crime and rioting. Black people should be embarrassed to be a part of the group.