Judge Napolitano calls imprisonment of Jan. 6 protesters an ‘American gulag’: ‘None of them should be in jail’

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Andrew Napolitano gave an explosive interview Thursday on “The Joe Hoft Show” at the Real Talk radio network and bluntly asserted that the Jan. 6 protesters should not be in jail, that they should all be out on bail, and called their imprisonment an “American gulag.”

None of them should be in jail. They should all be out on bail. Most jails are garbage, particularly inner-city jails. There’s no political support for spending a nickel in there. Politicians don’t care because the public doesn’t care. So it shouldn’t be a surprise,” Napolitano candidly noted.

“But what’s surprising is that they have been attacked violently and that they’ve been subjected to a disgusting environment for more than a few hours and that they’re in jail, to begin with,” he stated.

“I mean none of these people is a threat to society and all of them would gladly come back at the time of trial and most of them shouldn’t be charged anyway because most of them were there to engage in 1st Amendment protected behavior,” Napolitano charged.

(Video Credit: The Joe Hoft Show)

Napolitano went on to discuss a piece by political consultant Roger Stone concerning the horrific stories of those who have been kept in the DC jail and then the Virginia state jail system.

“I read a piece, I think this morning, by our mutual friend Roger Stone, which is just heartbreaking as to the things that are going on in the DC jail and in the Virginia state jail which is basically controlled by the feds,” he began.

“The Feds are trying to wear these people down. They’re way overcharging them so they can get guilty pleas and they’re making their lives miserable so that the defendants will say to their lawyers, you know, ‘Get me out of here, I’ll agree to testify to anything, just so I can have a decent night sleep and a decent shower and a decent meal.’ It shouldn’t be that way. It is an American gulag and it’s political. It’s a Democratic DOJ torturing conservative Republicans that were expressing their belief whether well-grounded or not… but their firmly held belief that Trump was reelected and the electoral count should not proceed,” the former judge charged.

“Judges don’t like to tell jailers how to run their jails but when it’s a violation of a constitutional right, the judges should. The judges should be releasing these people, like I said. They should be released on a moderate amount of bail because the Constitution prohibits requiring an unreasonable amount of bail… The overwhelming majority are not accused of an act of violence… There’s every indication that these people should be given bail, but they’re not,” he contended.

“Judges are not doing their job. This stuff should make its way to the Supreme Court of the United States which rarely hears matters involving bail or conditions in prison unless a cause of death. But it needs to be exposed and it needs to be corrected,” Napolitano declared.


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