[Ed. – It’s doubtful that over the period of months in which Antifa and BLM were attacking businesses, bystanders, and — night after night — the federal courthouse in Portland in 2020, there were only 90 people who could have been arrested. But a local news organization reported that of 90 DOJ cases from that period, 31 have been dismissed. The egregious inequity in justice here should not be addressed by dropping charges against the Capitol rioters. It should be addressed by prosecuting Antifa and BLM.]
America watched as hordes of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — crushing through windows, pressing up stairways, and sending lawmakers and law enforcement running for their lives. The flood of protesters who streamed into the Capitol that day left federal authorities with an equally immense task: finding and charging those responsible.
Federal prosecutors have now charged more than 300 people and arrested more than 280 in connection with the events of January 6, Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin said Friday. A Justice Department official said last week that the department had opened files on approximately 540 subjects. …
The alleged rioters come from at least 42 states outside of Washington, D.C. Among those arrested whose home states were known, the most were from Texas, with 26 Texans charged so far. New York had 22 residents arrested while Florida and Pennsylvania each had 20.