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Old 16th July 2019, 12:07 PM   #801
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
If antifa meant anti fascist, everyone would pronounce it, "ANTI-fa".

But they pronounce it "an-TIFA".

Checkmate, goons.
I have read this several times now, still amusing.
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Old 17th July 2019, 05:05 AM   #802
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
Right now, the Portland Police chief is calling for anti masking laws:
https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/201...rotesters.html
There is another side of that coin: wearing a mask and a uniform provides anonymity and enables people to commit violent crimes with impunity. The police and the public should be held accountable for their actions and we should do what we can to make sure of it
https://www.nationalreview.com/corne...-masking-laws/

David French wrote about this a bit. Anti-masking laws have a long history, mostly as a tool to prevent masked Klan rallies.

An anti-masking law was upheld by a federal circuit court. The civil libertarian in me is a bit dubious of such laws, as one could have legitimate, non-violent reasons to want to conceal his identity at a protest or other gathering. The pragmatist in me acknowledges that masks allow violent elements to escape justice. I am split on how I feel about such a law.

I'd be more in favor of wearing a mask while committing violent crimes as an aggravating factor to increase sentencing severity. Showing up in a mask (and equipped with clubs and other such equipment) shows a level of premeditation that should be treated more harshly in the eyes of the law.


All of this is besides the point, as the main problem in Portland is that the police are uninterested in enforcing the law. Adding a new law won't do much if the cops simply choose not to enforce it either.
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