4 dead 9 wounded as protesters march…
In a little over 13 seconds 25 National Guard troupes fired 61 rounds which killed 4 protesters and wounded nine. That was May 4th 1970 at Kent state university but on Thursday June 3rd protesters disobeying the law once again tempted fate as they became violent in San Jose, California. Of course with the riots that ensued over recent police involved shootings those in San Jose law enforcement, for the most part in the beginning, just stood by and watched the mob intimidate and physically harm rally attendees.
When the situation escalated the police attempted to intervene but the first squad car on the scene was attacked and had to withdraw. Only later when the police moved in en-mass were they finally able to quell the demonstration. I am positive had this been a demonstration by Trump supporters or Tea party people that had gotten physical it would have been a different story. Instead of just a few arrests their would have been hundreds detained and law enforcement would I am sure have brought enough force to shut it down with the first attempt.
To make matters worse, in a speech, the mayor of San Jose was blaming Trump and his supporters for inciting the violence, and many of the news reports were calling it a demonstration where a few people were involved in some ‘scuffles’. How could mayor Sam Liccardo possibly justify his words? If this was a Clinton rally and the protesters were Trump supporters do you think he would blame Hillary?
I must have been asleep when the 1st amendment to our constitution was repealed and the rule of law no longer has any value. It is not freedom of speech when someone talks about things you agree with, it is freedom of speech when you hate to your very soul what they are saying but accept their right to say it. As far as the rule of law… it just doesn’t exist any more. The violent actions by the protesters was in itself criminal but because our police are worried how it would be played out in the media they held back in arresting those breaking the law.