Right Wing Site Published Video Advising Cars as Murder Weapons

August 15, 2017

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Video has been replaced with the above.

Daily Caller, yes, they’re Climate Deniers.
YouTube says the video now violates the policy on harmful or dangerous content.

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It feels better now that we all know who’s who, doesn’t it?

In case there was anything unclear, Fox News reposted the vid with an explanation.

FoxNation:

Here’s a compilation of liberal protesters getting pushed out of the way by cars and trucks. Study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years.

StreetsblogUSA:

In the aftermath of Black Lives Matter and Dakota Access Pipeline protests, lawmakers in Tennessee, North Dakota, Rhode IslandTexas, Florida, and North Carolina introduced legislation that would indemnify drivers who smash into crowds.

We want to name a few names.

  • Rep. Keith Kempenich in North Dakota compared Dakota Access Pipeline and Black Lives Matter protesters to terrorists in defense of his legislation.
  • Rep. Justin Burr in North Carolina proposed protecting drivers who hit protesters from civil liability. It passed the House 67-48.
  • In Tennessee, State Sen. Bill Ketron and State Rep. Matthew Hill backed legislation to shield drivers who plow into protesters from civil suits. That was shortly after a driver did just that in Nashville during a Black Lives Matter protest.
  • In Texas, Rep. Pat Fallon wanted to legalize hitting protesters, full stop.
  • In Florida, State Senator George Gainer proposed civil immunity for drivers who hit protesters.
  • In Rhode Island, State Rep. Justin Price was behind another civil immunity push.

In most cases, defenders of these bills have stated that they would not apply to someone who intentionally rams a car into protesters, as Fields did. For example, drivers who fail to exercise “due care” would in theory not be shielded by Rhode Island’s legislation.

But as Gary Kavanagh writes in an excellent thread, these lawmakers were playing with fire:

 

All these men bear a portion of the blame for what happened to Heather Heyer — their bills fed an undercurrent of rage against people exercising their right to assemble. It was only a matter of time before an extremist like Fields acted out the violent fantasy these bills tacitly encourage — to kill and injure people with a car.

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Right Wing Site Published Video Advising Cars as Murder Weapons”

  1. Betty HARRIS Says:

    Interesting that the video has been taken down?

    On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Climate Denial Crock of the Week wrote:

    > greenman3610 posted: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B67fcRI86s Daily > Caller, yes, they’re Climate Deniers. It feels good now that we all know > who’s who, doesn’t it?” >

    • greenman3610 Says:

      right. I recorded it for posterity, but have not reposted since Youtube has apparently decided it is inappropriate.
      Point is, climate deniers at Fox News and Daily Caller thought vehicular homicide was a great idea.

  2. andrewfez Says:

    They learned it from ISIS.


  3. Surreal.

    Afraid to think about what will happen next.

  4. andrewfez Says:

    Apparently the conservative establishment doesn’t even care about terrorism or the first amendment. Terrorism is just fine if it’s radical rightwing terrorists running over people exercising their first amendment rights. Terrorism is just a boogeyman to sell to the ever fearful base to motivate them to vote as a function of their feelings.

    If there are protesters in the middle of the street, you stop your car and put it in park – full stop. If you try to weave around protesters and some idiot jumps in front of you on purpose, or if they get violent and you have to get out of there, that’s for the court to decide, who was right and who was wrong, not some rightwing legislature with authoritarian tendencies trying to clamp down on first amendment rights. In a lot of places i thinks it’s already illegal to block highways in a protest so there are plenty of rules already on the books that favor drivers.

  5. webej Says:

    “if they get violent and you have to get out of there, that’s for the court to decide”

    Yeah, like Reginald Denny


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