When Political Violence Gets a Pass

Ed Driscoll posts:

If you’re wondering why so few Democrats condemned Antifa’s Saturday attack on journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, in January of last year, the Washington Free Beacon reported “[Democratic Deputy Chair Keith] Ellison Posts Photo of Himself Posing With ‘Antifa’ Handbook, Says It Will ‘Strike Fear’ in Trump.”


4 Comments for “When Political Violence Gets a Pass”

  1. posted by Jorge on

    Someday I’m going to have to figure out how to covertly carry a weapon that’s not going to make me homeless if I get disarmed of it.

    How come Antifa seems to get away with it?
    (They’re not weapons.)
    Oh, well that explains everything. A flashlight, then.

  2. posted by Jorge on

    From the Commentary article:

    “The wonder is that, very much to the credit of the American people, these fake hate crimes have not (yet) fomented more real hate crimes.”

    I find that hard to believe.

    I suppose the national sentiment is moved by more prominent things than hate crimes.

  3. posted by Mike King & David "TJ" Bauler on

    If you want less attention paid to fake hate crimes, then you gotta give groups like the HRC sufficient time to determine whether or not a particular incident is legit or not.

  4. posted by Mike King & David "TJ" Bauler on

    Also hate crime laws — at least federally — do not address beating someone up because of their politics. I can argue that they should, and maybe state laws differ.

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