A new U.S. House bill out Tuesday would hike prison penalties for rioters found guilty of engaging in militant civil disobedience.
The Blocking Rioters and Insurrectionists from our Cities to Keep us Safe (BRICKS) Act, proposed by Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck ups the maximum prison sentence for rioting offenses from five to 10 years. The new legislation also introduces new penalties for rioters whose actions led to “serious bodily injury,” with convictions warranting up to 25 years in prison. Those who engage in kidnapping or murder over the course of rioting may face a life sentence.
“This year, we’ve seen an unprecedented amount of violence from riots organized by Antifa and other radical leftist groups,” Buck said. “It’s time to take action against anarchist groups that have wreaked havoc across the country and the BRICKS Act does just that.”
Buck’s new bill comes just days after the nation’s capital suffered yet another siege of unrest. Extremist groups clashed