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Charges against alleged white supremacists tossed by judge


Carney said the Anti-Riot Act of 1968 — most famously used to prosecute the "Chicago Eight," including Abbie Hoffman, Bobby Seale and Tom Hayden for conspiring to incite a riot at the '68 Democratic National Convention — was unconstitutional in part because it criminalized advocating violence when no riot or crime was imminent. He said prosecutors cited social media posts the men made months before and months after the rallies...

https://news.yahoo.com/charges-dismissed-against-alleged-white-173818960.html

BRIAN MELLEY
Associated Press

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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. Federal charges against three alleged members of a violent white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies were dismissed Monday, June 3, 2019, by Judge Cormac J. Carney in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, who found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Aaron Eason. Eason is one of three alleged members of a white supremacist group accused of inciting violence at California political rallies who were cleared of federal charges after a judge found their actions amounted to constitutionally protected free speech. The judge in Los Angeles on Monday, June 3, 2019 threw out charges of conspiracy to commit rioting and travel or use of commerce with intent to riot against the men. Prosecutors were disappointed with the ruling and reviewing grounds for appeal. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)


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