Biden Justice Department recommends no jail time for abortion activist who damaged church

 April 14, 2023

The Biden Administration Justice Department is recommending no jail time for an abortion activist who vandalized a church and assaulted a church employee.

The department's plea agreement requests three years of probation for Maeve Nota, the person arrested for the acts at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, Washington.

The details

"Nota, a transgender man, was charged with a hate crime and assault for vandalizing the church, and tossing rocks at and spray-painting an employee of the church," the New York Post reported.

"The graffiti painted on church walls and artifacts was anti-Catholic,” the Bellevue Police Department said ​at the time on Twitter, the report noted. “​[A] hate crime includes acts that ‘Defaces religious real property with words, symbols, or items that are derogatory to persons of the faith associated with the property.’”

The concern

“It is very clear that the Biden Justice Department has politicized and weaponized the FACE Act to go after pro-life Christians praying outside of abortion clinics like Mark Houck while turning a blind eye to violent felons terrorizing and badly damaging Catholic churches like Maeve Nota,” Mike Davis, founder of the Article III Project, ​​told Fox News.

“The Biden Justice Department tried to put Houck in prison for 11 years for defending his son while recommending no jail time for Nota after this deranged trans terrorist badly damaged a Catholic church, fought with the police, assaulted a church employee, and scared the hell out of a little old lady praying,” he added.

"Critics have condemned the move, pointing out that the DOJ has prosecuted many pro-life activists for their activities outside of abortion facilities while making fewer than 10 arrests in connection with over 230 attacks committed against Catholic churches and pregnancy resource centers (PRC’s) just since the Supreme Court Dobbs decision leaked in May 2022," according to Life Site News.

"Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that his agency has been unable to prosecute attacks on churches and pro-life organizations because they occur 'at night, in the dark,'” the report added.

The Washington case was captured on video, clearly identifying the person responsible for the damage to the church.

The sentence could be up to one year and include up to $100,000 in fines, not including the responsibility to pay for damages to the church, estimated at $30,000.

The latest plea shows that the Biden DOJ is not serious about stopping violence against churches during a time when the number of incidents continues to grow.

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