EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Lockdown Activists Charged with Felonies After Being Accosted by Officers at the Michigan Capitol

 Shane Trejo
July 30th, 2020

Two freedom activists have been hit with felony charges, with another receiving a misdemeanor charge, after they were accosted by officers while trying to report on the Michigan state legislature several months ago.

Big League Politics reported on how Michigan United for Liberty leader and citizen journalist Jennifer Darling had to be hospitalized following her brutalization by state thugs in the Michigan Capitol after attempting to report on legislative business in April.

“I went above and beyond to get extra press credentials today and then they wouldn’t let us in and wouldn’t let the Capitol Police come in and took upon theirself to assault and battery me,” Darling said in a video address to her supporters while awaiting her X-rays in a local hospital describing the abusive treatment she received.

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“The numbness from the panic attack is wearing off. In a lot of pain. Whole right side of body, head, neck, back, my right wrist is the worst from the Friction burns,” Darling wrote on Facebook.

The vicious treatment of Darling, along with pro-Trump activist Audra Johnson and state house candidate Michelle Gregoire, caused patriots to descend on Lansing the next day for a rally that saw armed protestors storm into the Capitol to demonstrate their immense disgust. It made international news, with many liberals calling the peaceful protestors “domestic terrorists” and demanding retribution.

The retribution has finally arrived in the form of felony charges against Gregoire and Darling. Darling has been hit with felony resisting arrest and felony trespassing charges. Gregoire has been charged with felony resisting arrest as well as misdemeanor trespassing. Johnson has also been slapped with the misdemeanor trespassing charge.

“I’m still running for state house to fight against corruption but now the establishment sees me as a threat,” said Gregoire, who believes that her insurgent campaign for the 62nd State House seat has influenced her persecution.

“I’m still going to stand, and I’m still going to fight for our rights, but now, they’re now coming after me and my family,” she added. “We cannot allow tyranny to take root in Michigan, and I will not be silenced by fake charges and slander.”

“The Republican leadership in Michigan has adopted the policy of surrender by appeasement. We have no representation in this state,” Johnson told Big League Politics, arguing that Republicans in the state have rolled over to the lockdown pushed by Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“Every time our Republican leaders have been called on to uphold our Constitution and conservative values, they have cowered away from the responsibility that their constituents have trusted them with. Unless we start demanding them to do what they were elected to do, many more will experience what we are today. They will eventually come for EVERY freedom loving patriot in this country,”

Johnson and Gregoire submitted themselves to authorities on Thursday morning and have been released on a personal recognizance bond pending trial. Darling is expected to submit herself to authorities on Friday morning. She has set up a crowdfunding portal to help raise money for her legal fees.

“I was mistaken to be a protestor, and was recently charged with trespassing and resisting arrest. I am left with no choice but to defend myself to get these charges dropped, and We The People must also take a stand for fair and equal reporting,” Darling wrote about her ordeal on her crowdsourcing portal.

Big League Politics will continue to provide updates on this story as it develops.

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