111 days for an act of domestic terrorism? And the possibility of it being reduced to a misdemeanor????
I hate to be one of those people who is constantly talking about how muslims get a bad rap in the media, but if this were a muslim who was shouting ayat after crashing his truck in the PP building (or anyplace else for that matter), wanna bet he’d get longer than 111 days? Heck, muslims don’t even need to crash their truck into a building to get beat down. Merely being muslim is enough.
Excuse me while I go weep at the stupidity and inequality of our justice system.
A Cottage Grove man who drove his truck into the front of a Planned Parenthood clinic on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion was sentenced to the 111 days he has already served.
If Matthew Lee Derosia, 33, follows rules of his probation for the next five years, his conviction will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor, Ramsey County District Judge John Van de North ruled Tuesday.
Derosia pleaded guilty to one count of criminal damage to property in the Jan. 22 incident at the clinic at 1965 Ford Parkway in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood. When police arrived, he was standing by the truck, holding a crucifix and shouting Bible verses, according to the criminal complaint in the case.
No one was injured in the crash.
Derosia was later celebrated in a list of “prisoners of Christ” on an anti-abortion Web site.