Constitutional expert attorney Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax Tuesday that police “overcharged” those involved in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, while many municipalities dismissed, or gave misdemeanor charges to Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters during the summer.
“I think there has been overcharging. I have no doubt about that,” Dershowitz said during “The Chris Salcedo Show.” “I know that people have been charged with felonies for merely trespassing and you can’t say that they obstructed Congress if they engaged in peaceful protests, even if it involves trespassing.”
Dershowitz said that while some of the hundreds of people who went to the Capitol during the joint session of Congress to verify the Electoral College results of the 2020 election were rioters and did illegal things, there was still a majority outside the building that were protesting peacefully.
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