So last night in the Bay Area where everyone is so tolerant of anything that is abnormal, but nothing that is normal, rioters battled police and Trump supporters. The press called these gangs of thugs "protesters," as if there were a cause other than an attempt to intimidate people from openly supporting the Republican nominee.Democrats fear that violent anti-Trump protesters are only helping the likely GOP nominee: https://t.co/DPI03wWn4F by @jdelreal @WaPoSean— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) June 3, 2016
Protests quickly turned violent at a Trump rally in San Jose, California today. According to witnesses at the rally, supporters were chased into a parking garage, had bottles thrown at them, and ended up cut and bleeding. Tim Pool livecast the protests from his Periscope account. He posted several videos on YouTube from the protests, including the one above.
Here’s what you need to know.
One Trump supporter said he walked out with a Trump sign and people just started following him and throwing things at him. Tim Pool, who broadcast on Periscope live from the rally, said on one of his broadcasts: “We’ve seen eggs thrown, bottles thrown … someone threw a glow stick at the cops earlier… The ones who are (starting the fights) are wearing masks.”From BuzzFeed:
In the hours leading up to Trump’s speech, protesters and Trump supporters verbally sparred in the street outside the San Jose convention center. But while heated, those exchanges remained relatively civil.
As protesters ranks swelled from a few dozen to several hundred, they became increasingly hostile, jeering Trump supporters trickling into the event behind a wall of police.
But it wasn’t until supporters began leaving the rally that things turned ugly. Trump backers, safe behind the police, tossed taunts back at the raucous protesters, unaware that the line of officers ended only a few yards away — leaving them directly exposed.Wow. It's like Baltimore when a Democratic mayor told police to stand down and let rioters destroy parts of a city in an act of racial violence.
From the Los Angeles Times:
Police were keeping their distance from the crowd as the scuffles played out but kept them from getting any closer to the convention center.
"Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told the Associated Press by phone. "We're all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation."
The mayor, a Democrat and Hillary Clinton supporter, criticized Trump for coming to cities and igniting problems that local police departments have to deal with.
"At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign," Liccardo said.Yes, how dare his supporters stop with their faces the eggs Liccardo's supporters throw. When a mayor condones political violence, he fits the description of fascism. Legal remedies should be available even in the kangaroo courts of California, where judges ruled that wearing an American flag on Cinco de Mayo is a crime.
Conventional wisdom is this will help Trump. I don't know about that. The last time this happened -- in 1968 -- we had a press that was patriotic and decent. World War II and Korean War veterans dominated the ranks of the ink-stained wretches of the Fourth Estate.Woman who supports Trump surrounded by protesters, who taunt her, then throw eggs and bottles at her. pic.twitter.com/nHJ3cgYOfR— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
Now we have a bunch of Social Justice Warriors with bylines. Their initial shock likely will give way to sympathy for the devils waving Mexican flags on American soil.
The Democratic Party cannot argue ideas, integrity, or competence this year. They plan is intimidation and violence this year. Until the party's leader, Barack Obama, stands up and condemns this violence unequivocally, the only logical conclusion is he supports the rioters as he travels safely behind an armada of black SUVs filled with squads of Praetorian guards.