CT Dems Want New State Police Dept. Just for Right-Wing Extremism
By Matt Margolis January 23, 2020
Democrats in Connecticut’s State Senate have proposed creating and funding a new department within the state police focused specifically on “combating hate crimes and violent right-wing extremism.”
Not all violent extremism, just right-wing extremism. Antifa, the radical left-wing anarchist group, which has said that “violence is necessary” for their activism, would apparently still have free reign in the state.
“Unfortunately, people who entertain hateful beliefs … are protected as long as [those beliefs] don’t result in hate-crime actions. That’s what we’re talking about,” said Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney.”We want to be more aggressive in enforcing our laws and identifying likely sources of potential domestic terrorism acts against religious institutions and ethnic institutions.”
But, wait, if this is about domestic terrorism, why would this proposed new police department single out violent right-wing extremism, rather than all violent extremism and domestic terrorism? Antifa was labeled a domestic terrorist group by the Department of Homeland Security, and “anarchist extremists” have been found to be the primary instigators of violence at public rallies, according to government officials since early 2016.
Photo: Antifa Counter-protesters prepare to clash with Patriot Prayer protesters during a rally in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/John Rudoff)Attribution:PJ MEDIA