Subsequent week, a younger school pupil will face a federal choose in Washington, D.C., at a sentencing listening to over his nonviolent participation within the Jan. 6 Capitol rally. UCLA undergrad Christian Secor was arrested final February and spent greater than a month in solitary confinement. Take into consideration that.
In contrast to the weekly parade of repeat violent felony rapists, robbers, pedophiles and murderers throughout the nation with huge rap sheets who take pleasure in a no-bail revolving door, Christian had by no means, ever been in bother with the legislation earlier than his arrest.
The un-American Division of Injustice has made life hell for tons of of peaceable Trump rally contributors — locking them up, throwing away the important thing, harassing their households, withholding proof and obliterating their constitutional rights to stifle dissent, punish the Democrats’ political enemies and weaponize J6 until kingdom come. Don’t take my phrase for it. A D.C. Justice of the Peace overseeing a few of the circumstances, Zia Faruqui, decried the gargantuan prosecutions of almost 900 defendants, together with at the least two Individuals who had been left to languish in custody after being “misplaced” for weeks with out scheduled hearings.
“It seems like the federal government has bitten off greater than it may well chew right here,” Faruqui complained in March.
Sure, the vengeful federal beast has an insatiable urge for food and bottomless assets to damage lives. The D.C. witch-hunt prosecutors threw a pile of expenses at Christian that made sensational headlines, together with “assaulting, resisting or impeding officers,” as liberal Nationwide Public Radio reported. Christian pleaded not responsible to all expenses in March 2021 however, 14 wearying months later, entered an settlement to plead responsible to a single felony cost of “obstructing a federal continuing.”
Here’s what I wrote to the choose in Christian’s case, the Honorable Trevor McFadden, to share what I learn about this shiny younger man as he faces as much as 20 years in jail subsequent week.
Pricey Choose McFadden,
My title is Michelle Malkin and I’m writing on behalf of Christian Secor, whom you’ll sentence on October 19, 2022. I’m a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, investigative journalist, writer of seven books, campus speaker, and mentor to numerous younger conservative activists throughout the nation for the previous 30 years.
In November 2019, I first met Christian earlier than giving a speech at UCLA sponsored by the Bruin Republicans. I immediately discovered him to be well mannered, witty, and extremely smart. He demonstrated broad and deep information of world affairs. We share related views as passionate defenders of American sovereignty and unapologetic nationalism. I noticed or communicated with Christian a number of instances between the autumn of 2019 and the autumn of 2020. He was constructively engaged in pupil activism on campus regionally and in serving to to unite conservative college students nationally on immigration and public well being and issues of safety because the pandemic period erupted.
Realizing my love of the outside, Christian despatched me a wonderful mountain and rainbow photograph from his summer time 2020 trip in flyover nation. He thoughtfully messaged to want me comfortable birthday in October 2020. 4 months later, I realized of his arrest and the surprising 40 days he spent in solitary confinement.
A non-violent school child with zero felony report held in isolation for 40 days? This isn’t the America my immigrant dad and mom from the Philippines thought they had been getting once they left an authoritarian regime that jailed political opponents and punished pupil activists.
By no means in any of my conversations or interactions with Christian did he ever specific help for violence.
By no means in any of my conversations or interactions with Christian did he ever specific any sentiments of “racism,” “Nazism,” “white supremacy,” “fascism,” or “rebellion.”
As a veteran journalist who has labored in newspapers and on TV for the previous three a long time, in addition to an Web entrepreneur who based two influential political information and opinion web sites, I’m deeply disturbed by the distorted media profiles of Christian which have baselessly savaged his character and remodeled him from a peacefully provocative pupil activist into some type of harmful agent provocateur. That is patently unfaithful and unjust.
I perceive Christian has pled responsible to at least one felony cost of “obstructing a federal continuing.”
I additionally perceive that Christian didn’t carry any weapons, contact an officer, or ignore any police requests. I perceive he walked in a door that Capitol police opened after which stepped apart. I perceive that after coming into the primary Senate ground, he was advised by a police officer to depart — and he dutifully complied.
Choose McFadden, I ask that justice be served in Christian’s case by granting him probation and permitting this 24-year-old to proceed his academic pursuits in freedom as an alternative of constant to function a political scapegoat behind bars. Thanks for contemplating this letter of help.
Pray for sanity and justice to prevail on this case and so many others nonetheless struggling in solitude and silence. Finish-stage America’s victims are legion.
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