The Soviet-style conditions in which January 6 arrestees molder


Many of the January 6 defendants were arrested after dawn raids on their homes, with the FBI stripping them bare (both homes and people). They've been held for eleven months in appalling conditions (more on that in a moment), without bail and without trial. Because they are in D.C., when they are finally brought before a judge after months in Gulag-like conditions, they have the choice of either a biased judge or a biased jury. Because most are poor, they seldom have competent counsel and, I have read, often have court-appointed attorneys who despise them.

Our Republican politicians have been shamefully, disgustingly, embarrassingly quiet about this. They are cowards and quislings. They like cute tweets and poll-tested statements for Fox News but will do nothing for these men.

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