(PresidentialInsider.com)- By now you’ve probably heard the story of Douglas Jensen, the Capitol Hill protestor and supposed Q Anon supporter who was jailed for his involvement in the January 6 unrest and left to rot. He’s one of several protesters from January 6 who were punished particularly severely, unlike the thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters from 2020 who never saw a day of jail time.
On Tuesday, a federal judge finally ended the madness and approved a conditional release deal for Jensen, a Des Moines, Iowa, resident. Jensen was accused of obstructing law enforcement, assault, and entering a restricted building, and he turned himself in to the authorities at the beginning of 2021 following the release of photographs and videos of suspects wanted by law enforcement.
United States District Judge Timothy Kelly signed the conditional release order for Jensen, which requires him to refrain from violating federal, state, and local laws. He must also work with authorities to collect a DNA sample and if he has any changes of phone number or residence he must alert the authorities.
Furthermore, he will be required to appear in court when he is ordered to and will need to sign an appearance bond.
Jensen was accused in a criminal complaint of traveling to Washington, D.C., from Iowa to take part in the “Stop the Steal” rally that was organized to protest the Democrats’ refusal to tackle election fraud and misconduct that took place in the 2020 presidential election. Jensen reportedly wore a “Q” tee shirt and led a crowd of people against the orders of police officers.
The crowd led by Jensen was eventually stopped when an officer they were reportedly chasing retreated to a region in the Capitol supported by other police officers.
It’s hard to know at this point which charges are real and which are not, as many protestors – most of whom were not violent – are still in jail and awaiting their trials.
How come the authorities didn’t treat BLM and Antifa protesters like that?