FEBRUARY 8, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at PowerLine:
FELONY MURDER IN A GOOD CAUSE: QUESTIONS FOR MERRICK GARLAND
I learn from today’sNew York Post storythat Senate Judiciary Committee member Tom Cotton has written a letter posing a few questions to the meritless Merrick Garland about the sentencing of Minnesota’s own Montez Terriel Lee. Lee drove up from Rochester, Minnesota to get in on the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis on the evening the police department’s Third Precinct Headquarters was burned down. Lee joined the action by burning down a pawn shop on Lake Street and incinerated another gentleman in the process.
Among the handful of cases charged in the riots, Lee pleaded guilty to arson. Federal sentencing guidelines called for a sentence of 20 years, but the United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota — in the person of AUSA Thomas Calhoun-Lopez — invoked Martin Luther King…
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