First Convicted Pro-Abortion Domestic Terrorist: No Fines, Light Sentence

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2024

On April 10, 2024, U.S. District Court Judge Conley, an Obama appointee, handed down the first sentence of a pro-abortion domestic terrorist after over 310 attacks on pro-life people and entities. Hridindu Sankar Roychowdhury was sentenced to no criminal fines, 90 months in federal prison, minus time served with 3 years of probation for one count of malicious damage by fire or explosives of property used in interstate commerce, U.S.C. Title 18 section 844 (i). The sentence ignores conspiracy and domestic terrorism, giving a him lighter charge for a lighter sentence. This contradicts U.S. Attorney O’Shea of the Western District of Wisconsin’s statement in a DOJ press release, “Arson and other acts of domestic terrorism are crimes that will be punished and have no place in a healthy democracy.”

According to legal experts, the guideline for Roychowdhury to be eligible for parole is 60 months with time served. After a year already served with good behavior, he will likely be out in five years. Compare that to the 33-year-old man who firebombed a Planned Parenthood in Peoria, IL sentenced last year to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.45 million.

Roychowdhury pled guilty to firebombing a Madison, WI pro-life organization. Jane’s Revenge, a pro-abortion terrorist front for Antifa, took responsibility for the attack, giving a 30-day ultimatum for all pro-life pregnancy centers to shut down or face a similar consequence. 30 days later, CompassCare was firebombed. Jane’s Revenge took responsibility for the attack as the direct fulfillment of their threat. Rev. Jim Harden, CompassCare CEO says, “Our private investigators have reason to believe there is a connection and want to know if Roychowdhury turned state’s evidence, revealing his accomplices in the terror attack; the identity of the ‘grant’ funders to which he referred in his text messages; as well as identifying the mid-level and upper echelon Antifa leaders.”

Roychowdhury was originally identified by graffiti script analysis for writing the word “revenge” not only on the firebombed facility in Madison but also during a sister protest in Madison to incidents in Georgia around “Stop Cop City.” It was confirmed by DNA evidence found at the crime. Roychowdhury was apprehended, fleeing the country with a one-way ticket to Guatemala, and pled guilty. According to evidence at the scene, he was aided by two others with potentially more co-conspirators. Text message evidence (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) from Roychowdhury demonstrates involvement in the 2020 Antifa BLM riots with intention to create, distribute, or deploy incendiary material at what he described in his four-page apology letter “peaceful protests.” However, he was tried for a lesser crime, given a light sentence, and had his legal bills paid for by a federal judiciary grant for the poor.

Rev. Harden says, “The sentencing would lead the public to believe this is a simple case of misguided arson instead of a political act representing a multi-national Marxist revolution. Roychowdhury’s apology letter reads like an Antifa manifesto, a message that will no doubt be hailed as heroic. Once the dust settles after the 2024 election, his comrades will likely demand his release as a political prisoner so he can write what he deemed an ‘academically rigorous autoethnography.’”

Comparatively, there have been over 310 attacks on pro-life people and organizations. The stark disparity is the deprivation of pro-life people of their First Amendment rights and equal protection under the law. After the Dobbs decision overturning Roe, the DOJ aggressively targeted pro-life Christians with trumped-up, previously dismissed charges—even conducting dawn SWAT-like raids in PA and TN. The DOJ indicted and convicted five pro-life citizens protesting late-term abortions in Washington D.C. Two other groups in Nashville, TN were found guilty on FACE charges facing up to 11 years in prison with up to $250,000 in fines. Rev. Harden states, “This judicial disparity hauntingly reinforces Jane’s Revenge clear warning, it’s ‘open season’ on pro-lifers.”

Rev. Harden continues, “The dearth of arrests and investigations of violent pro-abortion terror compared to the crushing DOJ/FBI persecution of peaceful pro-lifers during the exact same time-frame, is difficult to interpret as anything other than the politicization of federal law enforcement and a conspiracy to deprive pro-life Christians of their right to express the truth that all people, born and preborn, are made in the image of God, deserving of equal protection under the law.”

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