After five months of dragnet arrests nationwide, no one has actually been charged with insurrection or sedition.
- After five months of dragnet arrests nationwide, a few reporters have noted that no one was actually charged with insurrection or sedition. The vast majority of people face charges such as simple trespass.
- There is a fair distinction between those who tried to stop the certification of a presidential election and those who burn police stations or businesses during protests.
- Most of those arrested for violent protests after the death of George Floyd saw their charges dropped by state prosecutors. For months, rioters sought to burn federal buildings or occupy state capitals and in some cases seized police stations and sections of cities or even a city hall. They were not declared insurrectionists; they were rioters before being set free after brief arrests.