Rep. Jim Banks' Creative Weapon to Stop BLM Rioters

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BLM protest, Washington, D.C.

Have you wondered how there can be thousands of rioters having the freedom to riot for hours on end? To even travel to other states to riot in some cases?


In some part, it’s because of the the Wuhan coronavirus in the sense that if any of these people had jobs, they may now not be working, although many of the organizers are professional leftist organizers and this is their job. But that’s at least one reason why the numbers have been greater than one might normally see from leftists. Having covered leftist radical movements for years, the numbers have burgeoned beyond every other normal year, so for example, far more people than were involved during Ferguson and Michael Brown.

Now putting the rioters back to work would therefore be helpful and certainly President Donald Trump has been doing all he can to have that happen.

But Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) has come up with another good idea.

He posted a picture of two of his Fort Wayne constituents who are leaders in their community who had to deal with the radical BLM rioters harassing people leaving the Republican convention.


Here’s the video:

From WIBC:

“The photo of them leaving…has gone viral on the internet,” he said. “As they left the angry mob got in their face. A violent mobster with both middle fingers in this woman’s face, trying to incite them.”

Banks said the couple kept on walking.

“Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake. They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into warzones, and now they’re moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?” said Banks.

“Due to enhanced federal benefits, taxpayers are giving wages to jobless rioters that are destroying our communities. We need to cut them off from their funding and make them feel the full financial consequences of their actions.”


So Banks is introducing a bill called the “Support Peaceful Protest Act” meant to penalize people who are caught committing violence, looting or vandalism. If people are convicted it would require them also to have to pay for the things like the extra police time required to deal with the riot.

Banks believes many of the people are unemployed and basically are able to riot because they’re being supported by unemployment. So why should we be paying for their ability to riot? Pull their unemployment and watch how many of these folks scurry away when it hits them where they live.

Can you imagine the triggering this would cause on the left and the huge gnashing of teeth?


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