Republican McCarthyism – ‘Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent’
‘Guilt by association’.
‘But Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said that chilling effect is aimed at a very specific group of protesters’.
“A lot of them are ideologues, some of them are anarchists,’’ Kavanagh continued. “But this stuff is all planned.’’
Just like the Founding Fathers??????????
“Wouldn’t you rather stop a riot before it starts?’’ Kavanagh asked colleagues during debate’.
The thought police.
‘Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened’.
‘SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting’.
‘And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others’.
‘But the real heart of the legislation is what Democrats say is the guilt by association — and giving the government the right to criminally prosecute and seize the assets of everyone who planned a protest and everyone who participated’.