The alt-left has taken the art of protest to a new low of riots, disruption, and violence. The State and local governments have got to step up to this new threat to national security before the Fascists (do not use the Google definition of Fascists) shut off any form of free speech and action.
As Written By Jazz Shaw for Hot Air:
The old school idea of “protesting” which I grew up with has changed a lot in the 21st century. This new school of protesters focuses on “disruption” as the vehicle for their efforts as opposed to the old school, quaint concept of simply marching on sidewalks, in parks or designated areas with signs and songs. We saw that with some of the early Black Lives Matter intrusions such as the Black Brunch in New York City back in 2015. Simply shutting down a few businesses wasn’t enough for most of them, so another popular tactic developed in the form of breaking down fences near interstates and shutting down highways for hours on end. Of course, once the damage begins it’s a short jump from there to smashing windows, setting fires and flipping over police cars. At some point along that trail we crossed the line from protesting to rioting, and while we can debate the exact moment when it happened, we’re there now.
So what can we do about it? State governments in a number of locations are now looking at changing the laws so that the violence and intentional disruption can be curbed. Of course, as long as they’re calling the riot a “protest” this will remain controversial. (WaPo)
The protests of 2016, against pipelines and police shootings and a presidential candidate, have sparked lawmakers in eight states to consider bills boosting penalties for unlawful demonstrations. They include one that would protect drivers who “unintentionally” run over activists blocking roads and another aimed at forcing protesters to pay up to three times the costs of any damage they caused.
In Washington state, a lawmaker termed some protests “economic terrorism” and introduced a bill that would permit judges to tack on an additional year in jail to a sentence if the protester was “attempting to or..
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