Attention, Jim Acosta of CNN: This is what it actually looks like when someone is subjected to violent repression by an intolerant bully just for exercising his First Amendment right to express a dissenting political view at a public event. Except the person viciously beaten was a Trump supporter, the alleged attacker was the lead singer of the well-known punk band Social Distortion, and his followers in the crowd whom he’d fired up with his violent political rhetoric bravely held down the person he was beating so he couldn’t defend himself.
Reaction of most authorities in California’s liberal capital, Sacramento: Too bad, you shouldn’t have been where someone was likely to give you a concussion over your political views. Fortunately, the victim was finally able to find one police officer professional enough to file a report. Considering the violent, fascistic attack was caught on video, it seems that the next step should be obvious. But if local police and prosecutors refuse to do their jobs, then the feds have a term for this: “hate crime.” Law-abiding Republicans are watching, and waiting, but not patiently.