Black Attorneys Call Out Treatment Of White Rioters Vs. BLM

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s association of Black lawyers put out a statement on Friday calling on leadership to investigate the “clear disparity” in how the pro-Trump insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol last week were treated compared to Black Lives Matter demonstrators last summer.

In a statement sent to members of the Department of Justice Association of Black Attorneys and posted on its website, the group drew a distinction between the use of force against “largely peaceful” Black Lives Matter demonstrators and the “self-restraint” that law enforcement appeared to use in response to the “overwhelmingly white mob” that attacked the Capitol.

“Law enforcement appeared to exercise immense self-restraint toward the overwhelmingly violent white mob attacking the Capitol, but teargassed and confronted — in full riot gear —…

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