Democrats celebrated the arrest of former President Donald Trump as the image of his now-notorious mugshot circled the globe. Trump surrendered to the Fulton County jail on August 24 to face 13 felony charges from an indictment that included 18 other defendants, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The former President was fingerprinted, weighed, and later released on a $200,000 bond.
The jail is infamous and considered one of the most dangerous and unsanitary in the United States. The Department of Justice opened an investigation into conditions at the prison in June following a spate of inmate fatalities there. Its research found that the building is structurally unsafe, violence is prevalent, and officers face prosecution for utilizing excessive force.
Lashawn Thompson, 35 years old, died at the facility in September last year and was found “covered in bugs.” His family was awarded a $4 million settlement.
Democrats, it appears, would like nothing more than to see President Donald Trump incarcerated at a prison such as Fulton County, despite their apparent compassion for jailed criminals. Since Trump’s arrest, donations have flown into the Democrats’ election coffers, and President Biden described the day of his opponent’s humiliation as a “great day to give to my campaign.”
CNN reporters described Fulton County’s District Attorney Fani Willis as a national hero, who wished to see the former President subjected to maximum humiliation, and fought for his trial to commence on March 4 next year – the day before Super Tuesday when the highest number of states vote in the primary elections.
The former President has been charged with several serious offenses, including racketeering and conspiracy, and could face a hefty prison term if convicted. It is the fourth time he’s faced criminal and federal charges in an unprecedented situation this year. Donald Trump is the first US President ever to be charged with a criminal offense and the first to hand himself over to jailhouse authorities.