A vandal, who confessed to spray-painting profanity on a Catholic church, smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary, assaulting a church employee, and evading arrest, received what opponents call a “sweetheart plea deal” from the Justice Department under President Biden.
Media groups analyzed a plea bargain for the 31-year-old transgender woman who destroyed a Catholic church in Bellevue, Washington, after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June and found that the Department of Justice recommended no jail time for the perpetrator, Maeve Nota.
The Biden administration’s previous policy of aggressively prosecuting pro-life protesters outside of abortion clinics starkly contrasts Nota.
According to Mike Davis, creator of the Article III Project, the Biden Justice Department has politicized and weaponized the FACE Act to target pro-life Christians saying prayers outside abortion clinics like Mark Houck while ignoring violent felons terrorizing and severely damaging Catholic churches like Maeve Nota.
Davis added that Nota, the trans terrorist who seriously damaged a Catholic church, engaged with the police, attacked a church employee, and scared the living daylights out of an old lady praying, was recommended for no jail time while the Biden Justice Department attempted to put Houck in prison for 11 years for defending his son.
Nota shattered two glass doors with rocks and spray-painted the outside walls of the church with inscriptions that read “rot in your fake hell,” “kid groomers,” and “woman haters,” among others.
While trying to get rid of Nota, a church staff member got spray paint all over their face. Nota turned himself into police after allegedly smashing a police car with a rucksack full of spray paint cans.
Investigators earlier told KOMO News that Nota appeared inebriated during the arrest and was claimed to be outraged about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision reversing Roe. v. Wade the week preceding the incident.
Police Capt. Darryl McKinney told the media shortly after the incident that the $10,000 damages were reported because of a hate crime law.
Nota was charged with destruction of sacred property by Biden’s Justice Department in early March, a misdemeanor with a sentence of one year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000.
But a week later, on June 2, the government, Nota’s lawyer, and he reached a plea deal in which they agreed to propose no jail time and three years of probation.
Unlike Nota, pro-life activist Mark Houck had the FBI raid his home after interacting with a Planned Parenthood escort. The Biden administration wanted Houck to serve 11 years in jail.
After Houck was accused of pushing a Planned Parenthood escort outside a clinic, a jury found him not guilty.
According to the Biden administration, Houck used force to hurt, intimidate, and interfere with clinic staff, infringing on the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.