Now that every single left-of-center journalist has written a think piece on the anti-press “hate movement” demonstrated by some Trump supporters chanting “CNN sucks” Tuesday night, maybe we can turn our attention to some actual violence.
Remember this from Tuesday night?
We have no equivalent to the dark carnival that is a trump rally. This is not a thing on the left. We just argue about healthcare and climate and sometimes relitigate 2016 but we are not actually out of our minds.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) August 1, 2018
Yeah, hey, Sen. Schatz … do you remember that Trump campaign rally in San Jose after which Trump supporters were attacked, sucker-punched, egged, etc., by a mob that was waiting for them to funnel out the entrance of the venue? Not the violent mob that attacked supporters at the Albuquerque campaign rally and threw flaming debris at police — it’s easy to get the two confused — but the San Jose rally?
Well, it turns out the victims of the mob can sue San Jose’s police department for failing to protect them. Harmeet K. Dhillon is a trial lawyer:
I’ll be joining @tuckercarlson @foxnews tonight to discuss our @dhillonlaw 9th Circuit victory against San Jose on qualified immunity for @realDonaldTrump supporters assaulted in a riot in 2016 that the SJPD forced us to walk through after a campaign rally.https://t.co/umebytEnqa
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 1, 2018
Supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump who were met with flying eggs and punches from counter protesters during a June 2016 San Jose campaign rally can sue the city’s police for allegedly failing to protect them, a new court ruling said.
Trump supporters – many sporting red Make America Great Again hats – who were attending a rally at the McEnery Convention Center were met with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters as they were shepherded out of the building via a single exit.
The suit’s 20 plaintiffs claim in a lawsuit that police knowingly ordered them to leave through an exit where protesters were waiting, despite the existence of a safer route and other exits, the San Francisco Chronicle reported last week.
Why didn’t the police do more to protect Trump supporters? Twitchy reported on that at the time; police were afraid that intervening physically would further insight [sic] the mob.
Basically: "Arresting them would just make them angrier so we didn't." pic.twitter.com/FcgE8YaZen
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) June 5, 2016
“This is not a thing on the left,” so just ignore this video.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 3, 2016
We just hope Jim Acosta is OK tonight.
So that is NOT Jim Acosta in the picture above.
— ❌Ann Hunt Notabot ?? (@AnnHuntNotabot) August 1, 2018
But, but I'm told @acosta is storming beaches or… something.
— ZedEleven??? (@TheZed11) August 1, 2018
They’re firefighters rushing into the flames.
KICK SAN JOSE ASS, Ms. Dhillon
— Gonzalo Vergara (@GlenSalo) August 2, 2018
I worry that its the second ruling by the 9th Court that I agree with….feels kind of wrong
— Paul Murany (@PMurany) August 1, 2018
Thank you @pnjaban . As a native Californian, it was a sad day to see people treated in that manner. Even worse was reading before the event even took place the partisanship of some San Jose leaders. Women should not be egged, called names and abused like this.
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) August 1, 2018
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Reposting this golden oldie for the second time today just because we can’t help ourselves. “If” there is violence “after” Election Day …
If there is unrest and violence after election day, I think we now know why. https://t.co/P6WNdG36f5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 13, 2016
PATHETIC: Dem senator's slam on "dark carnival" Trump rallies belongs in the Self-Unawareness Hall of Fame https://t.co/0BvqbpLQO1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2018