Good news. Those rioters who think they can bust up the place with impunity? They’re gonna have hell to pay. It’s about time.
A Republican state senator in Washington, where violent riots broke out after the election of President-elect Donald Trump last week, has begun crafting a bill that would allow prosecutors to drop the hammer on protesters and rioters who engage in what he described as “economic terrorism.”
In a news brief published Wednesday, state Sen. Doug Ericksen explained that the bill would permit the felony prosecution for “economic terrorism” that would target “those who intentionally break the law in an attempt to intimidate or coerce private citizens or the government by obstructing economic activity,” as reported by KCPQ.
“I respect the right to protest, but when it endangers people’s lives and property, it goes too far,” he continued. “Fear, intimidation and vandalism are not a legitimate form of political expression. Those who employ it must be called to account.”
..Those who “fund, organize, sponsor or encourage others to commit acts of economic terrorism” would also be liable, he added.
“We are not just going after the people who commit these acts of terrorism,” Ericksen said. “We are going after the people who fund them. Wealthy donors should not feel safe in disrupting middle class jobs.” — Conservative Tribune
‘Wealthy Donors.’ — Yes… we’re looking at YOU, George Soros.
It goes on to say that blocking roads will become a felony.
Will it pass? Hard to say.
But even if it doesn’t, it should give legislators in other regions a little something to think about.