Enforcing the laws against destruction of property? That sounds familiar, but it seems like so long since anyone has been held accountable that it’s surprising.
But here it is…
The Justice Department announced that it has charged four men in connection with damage to a statue of President Andrew Jackson during protests near the White House. The men, from D.C., Maryland, Maine, and Virginia, were part of a group trying to tear down the statue on June 22.
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin said:
“This office remains steadfast in its commitment to protect the sacred First Amendment right of individuals to peacefully protest, but these charges should serve as a warning to those who choose to desecrate the statues and monuments that adorn our nation’s capital.”