Judge contends Justice Department biased against Jan. 6 protesters

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Protesters participate in a political rally in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protesters participate in a political rally in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Protesters participate in a political rally on July 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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A federal judge suggested the Department of Justice has been biased in its sentencing of January 6 protesters. During the sentencing of accused protester Danielle Doyle on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden suggested rioters in Washington D.C. and elsewhere during 2020’s civil unrest were given lesser sentences than those who participated in the incident at the Capitol.

McFadden added the Justice Department would “have more credibility if it was even-handed in its concern about riots and mobs in the city.” He also questioned why more protesters throughout the 2020 riots weren’t brought to court.

During her time before the district judge, Doyle expressed her love for the country as well as her intentions on January 6.

“I love this country,” she expressed. “So many people came here to represent things that were important to us, but in the blink of an eye, all of those things were overshadowed.” she said.

McFadden’s comments come as prosecutors continue to claim the January 6 event was far more detrimental to the U.S. than the dozens of violent protests of 2020.

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