Black Republican Canvassers Say They’ve Been Repeatedly Stopped By Police… THREATENING ARREST

The DOJ should be notified immediately. This is a blatant violation of each one of those canvassers civil rights and it’s totally outrageous.

They should keep going and get arrested, then sue the city for civil rights violations. Maybe the canvassers should have body cams? Get the cops on tape and then go after them.

The Deep State is very deep. We have a ton of work to do.

 

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Daily Caller:

Black Republican canvassers in Missouri say they have been repeatedly targeted by local police, preventing them from reaching thousands of doors in the waning days of the election.

As the 2018 midterms enter the final stretch, Missouri remains a hotly contested battleground. National Republicans are confident state Attorney General Josh Hawley has what it takes to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. The latest surveys out of Missouri either have the two candidates tied or show Hawley with a small lead.

The closeness of the race has attracted outside attention. C3 PAC — a political action committee that’s focusing on key battleground states — is actively working to carry Hawley to victory. The PAC has nearly 40 canvassers in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas knocking on hundreds of doors a day — all in an effort to drive Republican voter turnout.

However, the group has been dealing with an unexpected roadblock: the police.

“We’ve had cops coming up to these kids, harassing them, telling them they cannot go door-to-door or they will be arrested,” Ryan Rhodes, who lead C3 PAC, said to The Daily Caller News Foundation on Monday. “[The cops] know what [our canvassers] are doing. We’ve told  them what they’re doing. The cops have been basically threatening these kids with arrest if they continue doing it.”

The alleged harassment from police began in late October. As canvassers worked their neighborhood routes, they say police have increasingly stopped them and said they weren’t allowed to be walking around — despite political canvassing being protected under the First AmendmentMore

The police did nothing during the Ferguson riots. Yet peaceful black Republicans get their full attention? Cheating is the only thing the Democrats know how to do. No matter how many times they get caught, they just keep on going because they are never really held accountable.

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