My sincere apologies! In last month's article “Noble Lies Are No Excuse For Ignoble Acts," I carelessly, erroneously reported, “In nearly 100 percent of the cases to date, the punishment is far worse than the crime and severely disproportionate to rulings for far worse bad acts by BLM and Antifa rioters during their rampages just a year prior, where hundreds of police officers died with billions in damages.”

Hundreds of police officers did not die during the 2020 summer riots. Most reporting during that period cited one death, while several others cited as many as three officer deaths. Either way, these unacceptable deaths are one to three more officer deaths than occurred on January 6, 2021.

What I should have included is the substantial difference in the number of injuries sustained by police officers during the summer of 2020 versus January 6, 2021. Over 2,000 officers reported varying degrees of injuries during 8,700 riots that erupted in 68 cities nationwide (including Canada) from May 25 to July 31, compared to the 138 injuries reported by Capitol and D.C. Metro Police during January 6, 2021. The property damage in 2020 has been estimated in billions of dollars, compared to the estimated millions for Capitol damage. The significant majority of the 8,700 protests were peaceful, with only 574 including acts of violence (7 percent).

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