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Attorney General William Barr comments on death of George Floyd, promises prosecution for rioters


This news story was published on May 30, 2020.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The police brutality in Minneapolis that caused the death of George Floyd and then riots across the country has brought a promise of justice the nation’s Attorney General, William P. Barr:

“The greatness of our nation comes from our commitment to the rule of law.

The outrage of our national community about what happened to George Floyd in Minneapolis is real and legitimate. Accountability for his death must be addressed, and is being addressed, through the regular process of our criminal justice system, both at the state and at the federal level. That system is working and moving at exceptional speed. Already initial charges have been filed. That process continues to move forward. Justice will be served.

Unfortunately, with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements.

Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda.

In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.

We must have law and order on our streets and in our communities, and it is the responsibility of the local and state leadership, in the first instance, to halt this violence. The Department of Justice (including the FBI, Marshals, ATF, and DEA), and all of our 93 U.S. Attorneys across the country, will support these local efforts and take all action necessary to enforce federal law.

In that regard, it is a federal crime to cross state lines or to use interstate facilities to incite or participate in violent rioting. We will enforce these laws.”

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7 Responses to Attorney General William Barr comments on death of George Floyd, promises prosecution for rioters

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 31, 2020 at 3:38 am

    Mr. Bar who do you think is in control? This murderer should be dealt swift frontier justice on TV by the Government. He has been involved in numerous peoples death while he was in uniform. Serial killer.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      did he get charged/convicted for any of his previous allegations? Why not?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2020 at 5:51 pm

        why not? cuz he wears a badge and was lucky enough that no one had their phone out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 30, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Bill Barr is a puppet. Mike Pence is a puppet. Mitch McConnell is a puppet. Donald Trump is a puppetmaster. Sickening.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2020 at 9:04 am

      Too bad your opinion doesn’t mean squat!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 31, 2020 at 11:35 am

        He’s a little man, that’s all he is, just a little man despite his girth & size

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 31, 2020 at 9:41 am

      You’re a puppet too. I heard the funny sound when they pulled their fist outta your azz. Let the violence end and let the court system take care of things as its supposed to.