"Protestor" sucker punched at Trump rally—then tackled by cops


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#2

This is 2016, right? Didn’t we get past the 1940s? and 1950s? and 1960s? Hell, didn’t we get past 1984?


#3

No, we did not.


#4

What the actual fuck. Please, please stop this madman.


#5

It’s too bad we’d probably have to wait until after Trump was elected for things to get bad enough to pull out the “can’t we get beyond Thunderdome?” jokes.


#6

We’ve always been at war with Mexico Washington Mexico Washington.


#7

Whole lotta empty seats at that Trump rally.


#8

On a positive note, the guy who threw tomatoes at Trump got away with a $65 fine. (Yes, he was white.) Which sounds like a pretty good deal to me! Maybe we could get a kickstarter together to fund a group of protesters to throw tomatoes at the same time. For a few hundred bucks I’m sure we could get a big enough crew that ONE is bound to hit him.


#9

Drumpf will be his own undoing, count on it.


#10

Yeah, that Hitler comparison is looking more and more apt. He has his own crew of brownshirts, and cops are among them.

Alternate, less Nazi-related comment: So they punished the guy who was attacked rather than the attacker? Maybe they have a promising career in our public school system.


#11

Perhaps they could throw hats, shirts and cloaks as well.


#12

The puncher should be arrested for assault. Does Anonymous still help figure out who people are?


#13

FWIW, the linked article includes a statement by local police that they were not involved. So whoever the “cops” were, they weren’t actual law enforcement officers.


#14

Undocumented Polish construction workers?


#15

Not local ones. But probably badged officers from nearby forces.


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#17

How bravely patriotic to punch someone while they’re being held! Such courage!


#18

Another angle of the assault. https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/707960833733603329?ref_src=twsrc^tfw


#19

It’s not uncommon for off-duty cops to pick up extra work doing security gigs. The local police department said it wasn’t their officers who were involved, but like @IRMO said that doesn’t mean they weren’t actual cops.


#20

I guarantee those cops were carrying more than a single bullet in their shirt pocket. So nip that comparison in the bud.