Donald Trump’s rallies have turned violent, thanks to the haters. They assault people. They burn the flag of the greatest country on the planet and display a flag from a country their families fled.
Sheriff David Clarke said these aren’t protests, but “organized violence” and a “system of intimidation and criminality.”
And he’s fed up with it.
He’s tired of seeing the violence against Trump supporters “and other people who are engaging in constitutionally protected activity to participate in a rally in a Democratic state to choose the next president of the United States.”
Sheriff Clarke called the violence and intimidation civil rights violations.
“Why isn’t [Attorney General] Loretta Lynch dispatching civil rights lawyers to investigate these violations? Probably because she has them all looking at the police in the [cities] of Chicago, Baltimore, and Milwaukee.”
The police can’t be omnipresent, he added, so Trump supporters have to be in a better position to defend themselves. What does that mean?
“They have to be better organized,” Sheriff Clarke said. “They have to utilize social media and say ‘Hey, anybody going to the Trump rally tonight? A group of us are meeting over here. We’ll go down there in a group.'”
Arrive in packs, and make sure you have a couple of “enforcers” in these groups. He said women should have a couple of able-bodied men with them — “preferably ones that have thrown a punch or two” before — to defend against Trump-hater violence.
Listen to what the sheriff said would happen if a protester so much as snatched a hat off his head or a sign out of his hand. If you like those comments, you’ll probably like what he said about San Jose’s police chief and the mayor.