A BLM rioter killed a man when he burned down a building. Biden’s AG gave him a slap on the wrist.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – In 2020, a Black Lives Matter rioter burned down a building which had a person inside who was killed as a result.

Now that the rioter has been convicted and sentenced to only ten years, a Republican Senator is throwing the flag, saying the punishment does not fit the crime.

When Republican Senator Tom Cotton learned of the sentence against convicted arsonist and murderer Montez Terriel Lee, he sent a formal inquiry to the United States Attorney General, Merrick Garland.

Senator Cotton wanted to know why Lee would be given a sentence of only ten years.

In the inquiry, the Senator also wanted to know how the United States government came to the conclusion that Lee was not a danger to the community, considering his conviction – not to mention his previous criminal convictions for burglary, domestic violence, and theft.

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Senator Cotton also asked for “all communications between the United States Attorney’s Office for Minnesota and any political appointees at the Department of Justice regarding the sentencing recommendation for Montez Lee.”

The Senator wrote:

“In August 2020, the United States Attorney’s Office in Minnesota indicted Lee on one count of Arson and he pleaded guilty on July 22, 2021. The sentencing guidelines called for a sentence of around 20 years.

But the US Attorney’s office filed a Sentencing Memorandum asking for half this time. Most shockingly, the US Attorney defended Montez Lee and expressed sympathy for his murderous arson because Lee’s crime was committed during the BLM riots.

“Showing leniency towards a career criminal who committed murder is bad enough. But justifying the murder because the career criminal shares the Biden Administration’s politics is beyond the pale.

The American people deserve to know whether leniency for left-wing murderers is the official policy of the Biden Department of Justice, or whether this travesty was a one-off.”

The Senators questions come after Lee was arrested after he set fire to the Max It Pawn Shop on East Lake Street in Minneapolis on May 28, 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd.

Lee was caught after he was captured on video surveillance pouring some type of accelerant around the store before lighting it.

Federal Prosecutors noted that Lee could be heard saying:

“[Expletive] this place. We’re gonna burn this [expletive] down.”

When authorities were finally able to safely move in and work on cleaning up the mess Lee left behind, they discovered the body of a thirty-year-old man who died in the fire. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office reported that the man’s death was likely due to:

“[I]halation of products of combustion and thermal injury (building fire).”

Instead of facing the twenty years that Senator Cotton believes he should, Lee was sentenced to only ten years which will be followed by three years of supervised release. Ten years and probation for burning a man alive during a riot.

As we wait for Democratic Attorney General Merrick Garland to respond, one must ask if something like this happened during the January 6th incident, would the sentence have been the same?

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Revealed: Pelosi was for capitol building riots, storming government buildings before she was against them

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Okay, in fairness to Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), she probably doesn’t remember when she praised insurrectionists storming a government building.

In fact, it’s likely Pelosi, who has the mental acuity on par with Joe Biden, doesn’t remember what she had for breakfast along with her couple of martinis.

Yet, in 2011, Pelosi praised violent protesters who stormed the Wisconsin state Capitol.

Last week, the mainstream media was drooling over Pelosi’s theatrical production of “The Great Insurrection: We Remember, #NeverForget1/6/21” Ok, we made that last part up.

But the whole shtick of the January 6 “memorial ceremony,” with candlelight vigils, the cast of Hamilton singing a song, Pelosi tripping over her tongue, and media waxing about suffering from PTSD, it was almost too much for sane people to bear.

However just as we reported earlier about Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “come to Jesus” moment, being for insurrections until she was against them, so too did Nancy Pelosi also love her some violent government building incursions, according to Breitbart News. 

Hers was in February 2011, when (who else?) union members stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol building, just as they did in Lansing, Michigan around the same time.

In the case of Wisconsin, the not-so-peaceful union thugs were protesting collective bargaining reform, known as Act 10.

As Fox News reported, “thousands of demonstrators managed to enter the building by violently breaking down doors and shattering windows.”

For Pelosi however, the took to Twitter to praise the violence.

“@WeGotEd @thelastword I stand with the students & workers of #WI, impressive show of democracy in action #solidarityWI.”

 

Pelosi also wanted to express her “solidarity” with the violent protesters as they attacked the Capitol, which forced state senators into hiding for their safety until police were able to remove the violent thugs from the building.

 

As Fox News contributor Mark Thiessen wrote last year after Democrats went ballistic over the Capitol siege, he reminded readers about a newspaper post which described the storming of the Capitol:

“Thousands of protesters rushed to the…Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows, and jamming corridors.”

That paper, however, Thiessen noted was talking not about the US Capitol siege, but the one in Madison, Wisconsin in 2011.

Scott Walker (R) was governor of Wisconsin back then, and while the US Capitol siege was taking place, he actually texted Thiessen, telling him, “It’s like I’m having PTSC from a decade ago.”

So what was the difference between last January and the Madison riot over 10 years ago?

Well in the case of the US Capitol, a majority of conservatives and Republican lawmakers loudly and vociferously condemned those who breached the Capitol on January 6. That was not the case in 2011, Thiessen noted.

He reminded readers of Pelosi’s words we noted above, how she had praised the Madison rioters for an “impressive show of democracy in action” and said that she continued “to stand in solidarity” with the rioters.

As Thiessen noted, Democrats were for insurrections before they were against them.

Thiessen then described what took place in Madison, and it was in some ways not unlike what occurred on January 6, 2021. He and Walker collaborated on a book called “Unintimidated” in which they described the Wisconsin Capitol attack.

“Let us in! Let us in!” the rioters yelled as they broke though the doors. A small contingent of police assigned to the state Capitol building were quickly overcome, he wrote.

He spoke of protesters ripping hinges of an antique door at one entrance, and streaming inside. The rioters who had gained entry soon started letting others into the building until literally thousands had gained entry, Thiessen said.

Police ended up retreating, abandoning the first floor, then the second. “This is what democracy looks like!” the protesters said as they ran amok in the building.

Then, unlike those who entered the US Capitol on Jan. 6 from all reports, the Madison mob started to search for Republican senators whom they felt had defied the will of the unions. Police were able to sneak them out of the building.

However a Democrat posted on social media and let the mob know the senators had been escaping through the tunnels. When they emerged on the other side, the mob was waiting.

Police were able to form a human wall to protect the Republican lawmakers, and get the senators onto buses. Once the senators were on board, “the mob on the street began punching the windows and shaking the vehicle…The police told the senators and staff inside to keep their heads down in case a window shattered.”

Just as with the Capitol siege, nobody was killed (of course except in the case of Jan. 6, Ashli Babbitt). However Walker, Thiessen said, continued to receive a plethora of death threats against him and his wife.

Moreover the rioters left chalk outlines of fake dead bodies with Walker’s name on the floor, while carrying signs that read “Death to tyrants,” “The only good Republican is a dead Republican,’ and one that had a picture of Walker in crosshairs with the words, “Don’t retreat, Reload.”

All of this is to draw comparisons between the January 6 US Capitol siege, which Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have referred to as an “insurrection” and “threat to our democracy.”

Contrast that with what happened in Madison, Wisconsin just over ten years ago, where Pelosi praised those who were actively and loudly seeking out Republican lawmakers with the intention of doing damage.

Most of those we’ve seen enter the US Capitol on video acted peacefully, and most of the “action” took place outside, while those who actually made it into the Capitol didn’t appear to be looking to doing much other than taking selfies.

That’s not to say whatsoever that those who assaulted police, damaged our US Capitol building, or otherwise committed violence on January 6, 2021, should get a pass. Absolutely not.

What all of this shows is the sheer hypocrisy of the left in this country. Just as we saw in 2020, if it’s their people who are doing the rioting, looting, assaulting, vandalizing, and killing it’s all ok. They only get indignant when it’s the other side.

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