The Insurrection and Prison Terms

By Tyler Merbler from USA — DSC09254–2, CC BY 2.0,

There are many times the legal system shows how biased it is with people of color. The prison terms given to participants in the January 6 insurrection are another dramatic example. Mostly white conservative Americans are receiving months, to a few years in prison. When pro-independence activists attacked Congress in the 1950s, no matter the cause, they received terms that were 25 years behind bars.