In the wake of the nationwide movement in support of Black lives, numerous states have increased the severity of criminal penalties for protesters along political lines and are prosecuting them more aggressively.
Prosecutors in some states are charging protesters of police brutality with terrorism crimes, part of a trend of criminalizing dissent. “To say that the power of the state will be wielded in this way against political enemies is incredibly frightening.”
The United States has responded to mass protests against police brutality, human rights violations, and impunity by charging demonstrators with committing felonies, including terrorism charges.
Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed a law that made it a felony to participate in some types of protests. In Tennessee, people convicted of felonies lose their voting rights — making the new law a tool for disenfranchisement.
Protesters in multiple states are facing felony charges, including terrorism by
Protesters in multiple states are facing felony charges, including terrorism by
In the wake of the nationwide movement in support of Black lives, numerous states have increased the severity of criminal penalties for protesters along political lines and are prosecuting them more aggressively.
In the wake of the nationwide movement in support of Black lives, numerous states have increased the severity of criminal penalties for protesters along political lines and are prosecuting them more aggressively.
Protesters in Multiple States Are Facing Felony Charges, Including Terrorism
In several U.S. states, peaceful protesters against police violence have been charged with felony offenses, including terrorism. Conveniently, felony convictions often strip people of their voting rights, in some states for life.