The double standard currently applied by many in law enforcement “will crumble the entire system of justice. I think we’re very close to that now where the system of justice becomes blind as it has for Trump. It will be that way for all of us,” Jonathan Gilliam, also a former Navy Seal, said on Washington Watch Tuesday.
Reacting to the "March on Washington for Gaza" protest, White House staff and journalists were relocated to safety last Saturday night as thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters, calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, damaged anti-scale fencing and rattled the gates that secure the border between the President’s house and the streets of Washington, D.C., Fox News reported.
Security personnel donned riot gear, and video showed that the metal perimeter fencing was shaken so hard that portions tilted backward before Secret Service agents rushed into prevent a breach, The Daily Mail similarly reported.
In spite of the near-collapse of security, no arrests were made. In a statement to Fox News, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Pamela A. Smith confirmed some of her officers were assaulted by demonstrators in nearby Lafayette Park.
“There’s a double standard in law enforcement at the highest levels," Gilliam told show host Tony Perkins. "When you look at the officers that were on the ground, they’re facing these threats, no matter who the threat comes from, but when you look at how it’s being treated in media, you look at how they’re not arresting people. Are they not being allowed to arrest people?"
MPD officers absorbed physical violence and threats with no arrests made. Yet in the three years since the Jan. 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol, federal prosecutors have charged more than 1,265 defendants across almost all 50 states, according to ABC News. More than 460 have gone to jail.
ABC News reports that prosecutors have secured 213 guilty pleas for felonies on broad charges ranging from obstructing law enforcement and seditious conspiracy to assaults on federal officers.
Administration spares no expense on J-Sixers
In prepared remarks from Attorney General Merrick Garland on Jan. 5, the eve of the event’s third anniversary, the investigation of the demonstration at the Capitol is "one of the largest and most complex and resource-intensive investigations in our history."
Gilliams called Washington, D.C. a far-Leftist community that is treated differently even when violent acts are committed in public.
“People have to realize, the individuals that (video) showed up against that fence are American citizens, and they’re interspersed with some professional activists. These aren’t minorities who came over the border and all of a sudden became activists. Some of them may be, but you’re looking (mostly) at people who are Americans, who grew up in a home. On the other side of that fence you have people making policies that are allowing these people to do these things and get away with it,” Gilliam said.
Chicago, a 'perfect' violent example
Gilliam told Perkins Chicago is another example of law enforcement throttling back its efforts to maintain order when leftists are protesting.
The double standard Americans see play out in the streets and courtrooms of their cities didn’t happen overnight and didn’t happen without an intentional plan.
“The (continuing) violence in Chicago is a perfect example. Leftists get into power, and it’s not just that they’re a mayor or a governor, which is the case in Illinois, but they’re also prosecutors, they’re chiefs of police, or they’re high-ranking officials in police departments, They take their activism into a part of the government and then they stack the ranks with those activists what ends up happening is that first off you have a breakdown of policy,” Gilliam said.
From there, the laws change crippling police officers in their attempts to maintain order and safety.
The selective enforcement has emboldened protesters who now shout threats at officers, he said.
“Law enforcement can’t even do its job. Here’s where they get us for the long term, and they do affect the rank and file. Long ago, especially in the federal government, they started changing how they recruit, who they recruit, the way the commercials are aimed, so the people that you have now in the rank and file are a mix of good Americans who want to serve their country and activists who serve an ideology,” Gilliam said.