Corollary (or McCroryllary, or Colonollary)

James covered what DAG McCrony said and should have said about Mega-Moral Monday. The corollary is what (Democratic) Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said and should have said:

What DA Willoughby said:

Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said the more than 300 arrests since April are pulling police officers away from fighting real crime and threatening to overwhelm the already overburdened courts in the state capital.

Though he sympathized with the political goals of the protesters, Willoughby questioned whether the arrests of scores of people are having the desired impact.

"Get a parade permit and go down and protest in front of the building," the prosecutor suggested. "While these folks may be well-meaning, I don't know that getting arrested is doing anything to further their agenda. I'm just being pragmatic. How is this helping the cause?"

What DA Willoughby should have said:

Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said the more than 300 arrests since April are unnecessary and pointless.

Noting that he sympathized with the political goals of the protesters, Willoughby questioned whether the arrests of scores of people are appropriate or even legal.

"The people that the police are arresting are the actual owners of the building," the prosecutor suggested. "While these officers may be well-meaning, I don't know that arresting people who are doing no harm is doing anything to further law and order. I'm just being pragmatic. Doesn't the Constitution say something about the people's right to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances? I'm just sayin..."

Comments

"Costing taxpayers money"

I caught this on News14 today, and I found myself yelling at the TV.

They've barely mentioned these protests in the last few weeks, dedicating about 5 seconds of video time to it. But as soon as this anti-protest story pops up, it's big news. All about how much money it's costing, how it's tying up the police and stopping them from fighting crime. Trying to make the protesters sound like villains, instead of the brave souls they are.

Something is screwed up at News14. Don't know what it is, but I'm going to find out.

It's their choice

Tillisberger could direct the police to issue citations more like parking tickets, but no, they've decided to punish protesters, just like they've decided to punish anyone who pushes back against their illegitimate supermajorities.

Who are they punishing? Just look around. Asheville. Charlotte. Wilson. Counties with largely black populations. The university system. Teachers in public schools. Citizens who insist on being heard.

Nothing they're doing to protesters is required by law. It's a choice pure and simple. A choice to spend taxpayer money exacting their revenge on those who disagree with them.

Sick bastards.

Got him.

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