As hundreds of Trump supporters sit in DC jails cells for allegedly walking into the Capitol building while protesting results of the fraud-ridden 2020 election, Black Lives Matter activists will be awarded $70,000 after getting banned from the Iowa state capitol and fighting police officers.
BLM activists protested at the Iowa State Capitol last July against a law barring convicted felons from voting when they started attacking law enforcement officials. Following the altercation, Des Moines police arrested 17 of the protesters on charges of disorderly conduct or assault.
Citing a trespassing statute in state law, the Iowa State Patrol sent the protesters who were apprehended a letter banning them from setting foot on the Capitol grounds for up to a year.
A copy of letter warning protesters they are banned from Capitol grounds following altercation with law enforcement.
Five of the protesters represented by the American Civil Liberties Union then sued the Department of Public Safety Commissioner and three of state troopers arguing law enforcement officials could not legally ban people from public property.
In December, U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger sided with the protesters and prevented the state from enforcing the bans, contending the ban from the Capitol would “likely burden more speech than is necessary to achieve the significant state interests of preventing violence and ensuring public safety.”
A judge dismissed the charges against four of the protesters, Jalesha Johnson, Louise Bequeaith, Brandi Ramus, and Haley Jo Dikkers.
Brad Penna, who allegedly tugged at an officer’s arm as an arrest was being made, was found guilty and charged with assault. However, prosecutors reached a plea agreement with Penna on a lesser charge of “interference with official acts,” resulting in a $250 fine,” Des Moines Register reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of the five protesters against Department of Public Safety Commissioner Stephan Bayens and several state troopers arguing law enforcement officials could not legally ban people from the public property.
The attorney representing the group of BLM protesters argued they were not given a chance to defend themselves from the ban and weren’t convicted of any offenses to
Source: The Gateway Pundit
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