Congress has drafted a new law making the act of joining or supporting Antifa punishable by a 15 year prison sentence. Under the proposed act, anyone caught engaging in traditional Antifa activities, including wearing a mask, threatening, intimidating or oppressing people “in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege” will be imprisoned for at least 15 years.
The bill, known as the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018,” is the first time Congress has recognized the far-left organization as a potential domestic terrorist threat.
Theepochtimes.com reports: The bill is being proposed by Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.). The bill was introduced in June, but it received a push from conservative commentator Mike Cernovich, who retweeted Mic reporter Jack Smith IV on Tuesday. They called on people to contact their representatives to vote for the bill. A number of local Antifa groups, including the Rose City Antifa, posted their disdain about the proposal on social media.
The bill’s name makes reference to Antifa, the far-left extremist group that frequently advocates using violence and sparks riots to block conservative speakers and events. Antifa often use black masks and are clad in all black.
The bill reads: “Whoever, whether or not acting under color of law, while in disguise, including while wearing a mask, injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both.”
Earlier this month, Portland Police declared a riot after Antifa and right-wing groups clashed, injuring four people. The Portland Police Department said that one police officer was injured with non-serious injuries.
This is bull shit... there are plenty of Federal and State laws which already make it illegal to assemble without a permit, threaten the public's safety, insite riot, to possess deadly weapons (clubs, knives, tasers, etc.), create a public nuisance, engage in riot, to disturb the peace, to litter, and in many States the use of vulgar language remains a crime... I say throw the book at them and give them maximum sentences for each crime... not to run concurrently...that should put them away for many, many years..
Instead of enforcing the laws we have Congress wants to make it appear we have no laws and therefore that they and law enforcement have their hands tied... these miscreants of justice are in fact aiding and abetting lawlessness... this Bill will likely die in Congress as it is not intended to pass... it is for show only.
This has nothing to do with my intelligence... it has everything to do with enforcing the current law... Our attention must not be misdirected by a bunch of miscreants who call themselves Republicans in Congress. We don't need more laws we need to enforce our current laws. However, Congress apparently doesn't know we have existing laws to deal with ANTIFA... or is it that they want to allow ANTIFA to run rip shod over the Public by claiming they have no laws to restrain their conduct.
Any law which will help put a end to their crap in my back yard is welcome.
Tom... this is crap... we don't need to WAIT FOR MORE LAWS to arrest and send ANTIFA thugs to jail for a long, long time... there are many viable laws already available to reign in ANTIFA... we need to enforce our current laws. Why wait for more laws... laws which do nothing more than the ones we already have... it is a stall tactic by the NEW WORLD ORDER to permit ANTIFA to operate as if there are no laws to keep them from assembling and recking havoc in our communities.
Ronald, you know what is bull shit, or crap, if I use the word it gets edited, or if I say damn, or the damned, it gets edited, but not you, so the real bull shit is your comment...
Regardless... feces are feces and this stuff stinks... we don't need more laws we need to enforce our current laws... PERIOD... Adding more laws to the books will accomplish nothing unless they are enforced.
I apologize for my language... if I could I would edit the language out... and replace those words with more congenial terms.
I like the idea of stopping the nuts one way or another, so I like the idea of this law...
LOL Tif got to go...
It has not become law as yet... in fact, it has not even left committee or either House on its way to becoming a law. We have sufficient laws on the books to put ANTIFA members in jail now... use the current law until the new law can be passed and signed into law... so far it hasn't become law.
The ANTIFA are Nazism and Communists!! They are All Anti-Christian and Jewish people / Anti-Israel-Yisrael / Anti-Zionism / Antisemitism / Anti-USA Constitution and Capitalism!!
The ANTIFA is from support from George Soros!!
Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/
"Congress has drafted a new law making the act of joining or supporting Antifa punishable by a 15-year prison sentence. "
A DRAFT BILL is not law... and in this case, it has not even made it out of committee in either House of Congress... with an election year at hand, it is highly doubtful that this Bill will ever become law during this session of Congress. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. THIS IS NOT LAW...
However, we already have plenty of laws to deal with ANTIFA if they are enforced... enforce our current laws and put these bums in jail for a very long time.