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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:19 AM

Trump and Barr looking to use anti-Mafia law to crack down on protesters

President Donald Trump may attempt to crack down on Black Lives Matter protests wielding a legal weapon typically used against mob bosses.

The president and some of his top officials have signaled that they may use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to target Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists, although legal experts are highly dubious that law would apply in those cases, reported The Daily Beast.

“It was useful, and still is sometimes, at taking down genuine organized crime,” said former federal prosecutor Ken White. “The problem is that [RICO] sounds badass so people want to use it on everything. People basically use it like an angry emoji … I think 98 percent of the time it’s invoked, it’s more emotional or performative than it is substantive.”
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“One of the things this administration has tried to do is label protesters as part of some criminal organization, because once you have the idea of an organization, then that makes it a lot easier to go after people who are related,” said Faiza Patel, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. “You might not necessarily have to get the individual person who might have committed a crime; you can actually treat the entire group as being dangerous or criminal, and that gives you a lot more leverage in going after its members.”

[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2020/09/trump-and-barr-looking-to-use-anti-mafia-law-to-crack-down-on-protesters/|]

Fucker should be using it against and the rest of his crime family... Of course the law does not apply but it does not mean they will not use it to kill off the 1st amendment rights of sections of the community they dislike intensely through threats and intimidation,

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Soph0571 Sep 2020 OP
Fullduplexxx Sep 2020 #1
theaocp Sep 2020 #2
winetourdriver01 Sep 2020 #4
Kid Berwyn Sep 2020 #3
Iliyah Sep 2020 #5
obamanut2012 Sep 2020 #6
gristy Sep 2020 #7
Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #8

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:38 AM

1. Antifa is not an organization

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:46 AM

2. These days

Whatever MF45 says IS what it is. These scum will start by locking up nobodies from the street as a test. It’s all they’ve done in pushing legal envelopes. They never get bored by it. As with everything else, let the courts figure it out and they’re onto the next phase. When they come for the protestors, who will be the ones to say, “I didn’t say anything because I wasn’t a protestor.”

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:52 AM

4. It's not

It's not an organization with any kind of structure, but the wingnuts need something to target, something to focus on. They are simple minded souls.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:50 AM

3. They really know how to project.

How the Trump Org and Capitalism’s Invisible Army have evaded RICO is beyond my ken.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:04 AM

5. Antifa is a term that treason barr mae up ..

with the blessing of shithole and Rwers.

Instead of focusing on the "real" human toll that COVID-19 and failed economy is afflicting, accosting peaceful protesters is their main goal. What a fuck up these people are.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:31 AM

6. No it isn't -- it's a term in use for about 100 years

And, there's nothing wrong with the term Antifa.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:58 AM

7. Sounds like someone is trying to de-fang the RICO statutes,

at least in public opinion anyways. I wonder why that would be?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:10 PM

8. Know your enemy

Antifa doesn't let the white supremacists Nazis bully and intimidate minorities. That's why Trump is against them. White supremacists and other criminals along with anarchists are responsible for the destruction. That's why I've been advocating peaceful protest by day let the criminals have the night so law enforcement can catch the people actually responsible for the destruction

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