Whitmer’s Terror Verdicts – WSJ

Prosecutors will inevitably lose some cases in our jury system, but they would have to win the big ones or confidence in honest justice wanes. That explains the surprise, if not shock, on Friday when a federal jury failed to convict four men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The lawsuits made national headlines in 2020 as supposed evidence that political polarization may have driven Americans to violent extremism. The indictments fit a popular media narrative, fueled by Democrats, that right-wing radicals were out to commit acts of terrorism.


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