Man Sentenced to 7.5 Years for Firebombing Wisconsin Pro-Life Org

Last week, a pro-abortion activist was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison for firebombing a pro-life group in Wisconsin, following a leaked Supreme Court decision. Dobbs Determined by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2022 announced.

“We recommended a sentence of 15 years for the defendant. … The U.S. Attorney’s Office had also recommended a sentence of 12 to 15 years.” Said Julayne Appling, honorary president of the pro-life organization Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), was hit by an incendiary bomb. “We are disappointed in the judge’s decision regarding a crime that the judge repeatedly referred to as ‘terrorism.’

Hridindu Sankar Roychoudhury, 29, of Madison, Wisconsin, will also pay $32,000 in restitution, according to the ruling handed down by U.S. District Judge William Conley, a presidential candidate, according to the Associated Press. He is expected to serve three years on supervised release. report.

Roychoudhury signed a plea agreement on November 20 in which he admitted to attacking Wisconsin Family Action’s Madison headquarters. Roychoudhury signed the agreement in exchange for a recommendation that he not receive a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

The violent attack occurred in the early morning hours of May 8, 2022. Law enforcement responded to an active fire at the organization’s building and discovered the remains of two mason jars, one of which was charred but did not ignite. The outside of the building has been spray-painted with the words “If Abortion Isn’t Safe, You’re Not Safe” and the numbers “1312,” a derogatory acronym that stands for a big “A” and “ACAB” in numbers. It had been. (all cops are bastards).

According to the Department of Justice, law enforcement agencies identified In March 2023, Roychoudhury emerged as a suspect. Local police observed Roychoudhury discarding a half-eaten burrito into a public trash can, and were able to retrieve it and take DNA from the food. Law enforcement had already collected DNA samples from the crime scene. On March 17, 2023, forensic biologists tested the two DNA samples and found they matched and likely came from the same person.

That same month, law enforcement arrested Roychoudhury at Boston Logan International Airport as he was scheduled to fly to Guatemala City. He was charged with attempting to cause damage by fire or explosives, which carries a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of 20 years, authorities said.

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The incendiary bombing was one of dozens of attacks on pro-life groups and churches following the leak. Supreme Court dobbs decision. According to tracking information maintained by CatholicVote, 90 pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers attacked After the decision was made, with 248 Catholic Church.Still, Roychoudhury is one of the few people who support abortion. extremists People being held accountable by the Ministry of Justice Continue This is to pursue pro-life activists under FACE Act charges.

in statementFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director Paul Abbate said the agency “does not condone the use of violence or criminal behavior to express personal views on any issue.”

“[The] “The sentencing is the result of the FBI’s commitment to use all of its resources to aggressively pursue those who use violent tactics to force their views on others,” Abbert said.

“Engaging in acts of terrorism, in this case dropping incendiary bombs on businesses because of your beliefs, is a crime and un-American.” [the] The sentencing shows that is not acceptable,” added Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Director Steven Dettelbach.

Katherine Hamilton is a political reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow her at @thekat_Hamilton.