Democrats’ use of Federal bureaucracies has been a huge problem for decades. While it likely began well before the Obama administration (in which current President Joe Biden was Vice President, remember?), it became obvious to millions of Americans during that administration how the Democrats and their cronies in the deep state were using the IRS to target and harass political conservatives.
Sadly, that trend has continued and, it would appear, gotten worse with the Biden administration. The level of corruption that we’re seeing in this administration appears to match or surpass any Presidential administration in U.S. history. It’s truly tragic what they’ve done to the reputation of that office.
Fortunately, though, there appears to be a few judges in America who care about doing the right thing. This story is about a recent decision by one of those judges. Jack Phillips writes,
A federal Washington D.C. judge faulted a district jail on Thursday for failing to provide evidence to a defendant who was arrested for allegedly being involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach and has been held there for months.
Jorden Mink, the defendant in the case, was indicted […] on several federal charges, including destruction of government property and theft. Mink, who has pleaded not guilty, has been held in jail since January. Officials have alleged Mink used a baseball bat to smash windows at the Capitol and passed furniture through the smashed windows to the crowd outside.
“I can’t allow someone to sit in prison for this long without access to material,” Judge Randolph Moss said at a court hearing on Thursday, saying the delay in evidence was “utterly unacceptable” and “not consistent with due process.”
He’s absolutely right that keeping Mink in jail for six months without access to the evidence (or lack of) is a violation of due process. How is Mink supposed to defend himself if he can’t know what he is defending against other than unsubstantiated accusations?
But I think that we can all guess why a Democrat controlled Federal bureaucracy might not want due process for those who they don’t want to have a voice, can’t we?