Immigration Law Protesters Turn Violent

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

Immigration law protesters attack secret service in Washington, DC, and police in Philadelphia.

Perhaps immigration law protesters should be properly called immigration anarchists. They not only want the borders left unenforced but apparently think that all property boundaries are illegitimate and can be violated whenever they want. They not only call for the abolition (or “abolishment” in millennial-speak) of ICE but also think that local police and the Secret Service can be attacked for doing their job.

That, at least, is what we see in our nation’s capital and in Philadelphia.

News 4 NBC in Washington, DC, reports, “Man Assaulted Secret Service Officer Outside White House After Immigration Rally: Feds.

The man, who is only identified as Carmona in court records, is accused of illegally parking his BMW along Pennsylvania Avenue, moving a bicycle rack-style security barrier erected for the rally and screaming at the officers “Where is the president?” […]

The court filings say that after Secret Service officers tried to stop Carmona […]. Carmona moved the security barrier and then punched an officer in the jaw and the left eye. Two officers took Carmona to the ground and placed leg shackles on him because they said he was kicking at the officers, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says a Secret Service officer suffered a possible concussion and a knee injury.

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CBS Philadelphia 3 reports, “Protests Turn Violent As Demonstrators Arrested In Front Of Philadelphia ICE Building.

Protests turned violent as activists were taken into custody on the streets of Philadelphia on Tuesday as they were calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The protests are taking place in front of the ICE office on 8th and Cherry Streets in Center City.

[…]

An unknown number of protesters were arrested.

Protesters have been out since Monday afternoon. An organizer says they have donations of cold water and food coming in constantly because the goal is to be out here in front of ICE’s office indefinitely until certain demands are met.

The Democratic leadership, celebrity culture, and the rest of the media are all putting out the message that this national temper tantrum is justifiable as “resistance” against Hitler. They are all to blame.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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