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Far-left Philly DA actually says suspected looters who are 'fundamentally law-abiding people' will be prosecuted differently than 'criminals'
Image source: WTXF-TV video screenshot, composite

Far-left Philly DA actually says suspected looters who are 'fundamentally law-abiding people' will be prosecuted differently than 'criminals'

Far-left Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said that suspected looters who are "fundamentally law-abiding people" will be prosecuted differently than "criminals."

What are the details?

Krasner made the comment to WTXF-TV at a summit on crime in the wake of citywide looting and property destruction that took place not long after a judge dismissed all charges against a police officer who fatally shot Eddie Irizarry in August.

"As we know, free speech is not the same thing as breaking into stores and stealing, and the people who have been involved in this unrest will be addressed individually," Krasner told the station, adding that "we’re gonna prosecute people in an even-handed way. We're not going to let any judge who thinks there is a caste system, and some people get better treatment than others — we're not gonna let any judge disturb the peace of this city."

But he also noted to WTXF that in regard to those arrested on looting charges, his office will "look carefully to see whether this is a one-off situation, and they're fundamentally law-abiding people, [and] hold them accountable one way — or whether they are criminals, and they are all about taking advantage of some sort of unrest for their own benefit, and they will be prosecuted another way."

Police released more surveillance videos of the widespread looting in the hope of identifying suspects, the station said.

What about Meatball?

Readers of TheBlaze undoubtedly remember Dayjia Blackwell (aka Meatball), the social media star who livestreamed the Philly looting — infamously declaring that "everybody must eat!" while crooks ransacked not a supermarket but a liquor store — and who was subsequently arrested.

Well, Meatball's lawyer recently said news reports regarding her client's arrest are racist, the New York Post reported.

“It sickens me to witness the media’s compliance in what can only be described as an all-out assault on black and brown people, as their character and actions are mercilessly vilified,” attorney Jessica Mann wrote in an open letter posted to Instagram. “We cannot afford to disregard this insidious justice.”

Mann characterized Blackwell as "vibrant and charismatic" with "infectious energy and boundless creativity" who "captured the hearts of thousands, leaving a trail of laughter and joy in her wake."

More from the open letter:

Her videos, filled with silly skits and uproarious pranks, showcase her unique ability to bring smiles to the faces of all who encounter her work. Dayjia's infectious enthusiasm knows no bounds, and she fearlessly dives into each performance with an unwavering commitment to entertain and uplift her audience. Still, this person described above does not garner clicks on your websites, so you post her mugshot with tears streaming down her face and her hair a mess to satisfy your need to get "clicks" and to sell a salacious story.

However, the rightful story should be one of Dayjia doing nothing more than capturing the raw reality of public outrage when she streamed the events that occurred on the night of September 26, 2023, in Philadelphia. Yet, the media seems to have forgotten the underlying catalyst for her actions. It was the dismissal of all charges against Police Officer Mark Dial, who callously murdered Eddie Irizarry. Then, the Philadelphia Police Department, with lies and deceit, attempted to cover up the heinous act. More heartbreaking was the gross dereliction of duty by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia County.

Not that it matters, but Meatball reportedly began selling T-shirts emblazoned with her tearful mug shot and a "Free Meatball" moniker for $35 a pop on her website before apparently taking down the offer days ago.

Lawyer for influencer Meatball calls media coverage of livestreamed looting racistyoutu.be

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