Marshals Were Told Not To Arrest Protesters At Justices’ Homes Unless Absolutely Necessary

  • The U.S. Marshals Service, which was dispatched to protect the homes of Supreme Court justices last year, was advised to refrain from arresting protesters “unless absolutely necessary,” according to training documents obtained by the office of Sen. Katie Britt, R-Ala.
  • “Avoid, unless absolutely necessary, criminal enforcement action involving the protest or protestors, particularly on public space,” one portion of the training said.
  • A whistleblower “concerned about the attorney general’s misleading testimony before the Judiciary Committee” provided Britt’s office with the documents, according to a spokesperson who spoke to Politico.
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