Jeff Sessions was confirmed yesterday and will soon swear-in as the new Attorney General. One of his top priorities should be investigating and prosecuting fascist thugs like the ones we saw last week in Berkeley.
I’m not talking about lawful protesters. I’m not even talking about unlawful but otherwise peaceful groups like OWS. I’m talking about unlawful, planned, and organized acts of violence, vandalism, and disruption. We already have laws on the books, we just need to enforce them.
It is not enough for the local cops to grab a few rioters who are quickly released from custody and rarely punished beyond small fines. We need to identify and arrest the leaders, and then prosecute them to the full extent of the law. Even more importantly, we need to go after the people who fund these groups.
James O’Keefe had no problem identifying some of these people, and all he had was a hidden camera and a little chutzpah. These fascists must be stopped. Just the knowledge that the FBI is investigating will send many of them scurrying back to the ratholes they crawled out of.