Barr: DOJ will take action against crossing state lines for “violent rioting” (Axios)

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    Barr: DOJ will take action against crossing state lines for “violent rioting” – By Orion Rummler (Axios) / May 30 2020

    Without citing evidence, Attorney General Bill Barr denounced what he described as “planned” violence from “far-left extremist groups” on Saturday, in response to many U.S. cities erupting in protest through Friday evening over the killing of George Floyd.

    Driving the news: President Trump quickly echoed Barr’s statement on Twitter, saying that “‘Crossing State lines to incite violence is a FEDERAL CRIME! Liberal Governors and Mayors need to get tougher on protestors or the federal government will use “the unlimited power of our Military and many arrests.”

    Reality check: Neither the president nor Barr provided information about why they believe protesters are crossing state lines to incite violence. Mass protests broke out Friday night in multiple U.S. cities across multiple states, with some escalating into violence and property destruction.

    Continue to article: https://www.axios.com/george-floyd-protest-bill-barr-f26d41ef-e5cc-4130-b788-bfc0f05ad428.html

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